You can always count on the industrious and superbly skilled community of independent Android devs to do what carriers and manufacturers are unable to, and now a bunch of new Motorola phones have made the first step towards entering the magic world of frequent custom ROMs, kernels and firmware updates.
Arriving in the expected timeframe, CyanogenMod has introduced the latest in their M Series of builds. This latest arrives as CyanogenMod 10 M2, the second in the monthly series and is now available for select Android tablets and smartphones.
Although we don’t usually pay much attention to kid-friendly tablets due to their usual modest hardware configurations, Fuhu’s Nabi 2 is certainly a whole different kettle of fish. Not only is the 7-incher available for sale for just $200, but it also comes with a quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 ICS, being perfect for running much more complex apps and games than just Angry Birds or Temple Run.
It shouldn’t take long now for the official Android 4.1 update to hit the HTC One X, but if you feel like you simply can’t wait anymore there is one way to flash a rather stable unofficial Jelly Bean port on your phone.
Even though there are some issues with the locked bootloader, developers were able to get the Kindle Fire HD rooted. The method isn’t the friendliest, but it works.
Rejoice all ye ICS and Jelly Bean users! XDA forums has provided yet another wonderful solution to rooting your device, via member Bin4ry.
If you’re still rocking the the first Android tablet to run Honeycomb and are in dire need for some CyanogenMod goodness, the wait is over. Sure, the WiFi edition of the XOOM has officially... had Android 4.1.1 since the end of July, but the LTE variant (Verizon Wireless) hasn’t had much love in the form of Jelly Bean, until now.
Thanks to Team Rouge and CyanogenMod, CM10 is now ava...
Until now, every CM version had nightly unstable builds, RC (release candidate) beta versions and finally stable releases. Now a new kind of release has been introduced in order to split the distance between nightly and RC and satisfy the needs of as many regular users as possible.
Over on XDA Developers, a user named “Football” has posted a test only build of Jelly Bean for the HTC One X, identified as 3.00.999.7 with a large 641MB download size. As this is still an unstable build, non-developers might want to steer clear and wait for the official version instead. But if you’re the adventurous type, we have the download link.
Last week Android Authority reported that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was finally coming to several Samsung devices that are long overdo. You would think that this would also mean Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus – it is a Google flagship device after all.