HTC and Verizon’s Droid DNA was already extremely appealing for the masses, with its quad-core power and gorgeous 1080p display, but for the beast to really reach the hearts of hardcore Android enthusiasts there still remained one detail to sort out – custom ROMs.
If you happen to be a fan of CyanogenMod and are willing to live on the edge in terms of ROMs, there is now a CM10.1 nightly build available for the Nexus 4. In addition, a similar ROM is also being worked on for the Nexus 10 tablet.
While CyanogenMod 10 has recently come available as a stable release (for select devices), we are already hearing talk of the 4.2 merger — CyanogenMod 10.1. Except while there is talk and there is progress being made, a recent status update suggests any availability is still some time away.
XDA Developers reports that the HTC Droid DNA no longer has an unlockable bootrom, which was the case with pre-release devices. Unlocking the bootloader through the HTCDev bootloader tool will no longer work. How soon until developers are able to root the phablet?
While some seem to have learned their lesson and are extending a helping hand to the growing independent developer community, others are still stubbornly locking bootloaders and going out of their way to stop us from poking our noses into our phones’ internals.
If you knew somebody that knew somebody that knew somebody at Google and managed to grab a Nexus 4 before it vanished into thin air, you might already be curious to take a peek in the phone’s internals and start tweaking that juicy buttery Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The HTC Droid DNA isn’t in stores until November 21st, but that isn’t stopping the modding community from already finding a way to get the phone rooted ahead of its official release.
The first Android 4.2-based custom ROM is already up for grabs via the XDA forum, and, while it’s far from fully functional, it’s definitely a promising start.
CyanogenMod 10 Stable has launched for a select few smartphones. While additional support is coming, the devices that are supported at the moment include the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the LG Optimus Black.
We’ve suspected for a while that CM10 was going to be legendary once it was going to be deemed stable, but we’re hearing all sorts of exciting new things that make us think we’re still underestimating the project’s potential.