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.
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.
New File Manager with built-in root access added to Jelly Bean-based CM10
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.
Pre-release Jelly Bean build for Verizon Galaxy S3 leaks, official OTA to come soon
Despite the gloomy picture some rumors painted for Galaxy S3 users in the US a few weeks back, Samsung’s flagship has started receiving official Jelly Bean “butter”. Sprint has been the first carrier to roll out the new software package, while Verizon seems to now be next in line.
Unofficial Jelly Bean build for Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD leaks
Although it has stopped being the most anticipated Android smartphone of this fall after LG Nexus 4’s intensive rumor rounds and HTC J Butterfly’s unveiling, the Optimus G still looks like a device to be excited for.
Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr M and Atrix HD all get root method
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.