XDA member itsmikeramsay has released unofficial CM10.1 ROMs for Galaxy S3 owners on T-Mobile and AT&T handsets. Whilst there are still some bugs to be worked out, it's a great start for users looking to run Android 4.2 on their S3.
It never takes those guys over at XDA Developers long to break into anything it seems, and the Verizson’s Galaxy Note 2 is their latest success. With the bootloader unlocked the Note 2 is now open for more custom ROMs and modifications, so it will be interesting to see what the community decides to so with this technological behemoth.
Android 4.2-based CM 10.1 for Galaxy S3 and Xperia T teased, to reach nightly status soon
We’ve known for a while that CyanogenMod 10.1, based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, is a work in progress. However, seeing as the first ports for Nexus devices have only been made available this past week, we would have never suspected other builds are very close to reaching nightly status.
HTC releases Droid DNA kernel source code, the playground is now open
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.
CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available for the LG Nexus 4
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.
CyanogenMod 10.1 progress is moving along, but the end result is still not near ready for release
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.
HTC Droid DNA bootloader no longer unlockable, but root efforts still live on
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?
LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint get unlocked bootloader, Project FreeGee still in private beta
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.