It’s hard to believe that its been three years since the original Motorola Droid hit the market. Whether you love Motorola or not, it’s hard to deny that the Droid was a significant part of the growth of Android during its heyday. Fast-forwarding today and the Droid still manages to carry on, despite being near-archaic in age for a smartphone. While most Droid users have moved on to newer handsets, one developer at XDA has decided to show just how capable the Droid still is, pushing out a complete build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
XDA-Developers has tracked no less than four Android 4.1-based custom ROMs in its forum threads and, while neither of these is yet fully functional and stable, you can’t possibly say no to all of them. That is if you want to taste some Jelly Bean goodness on your EVO 3D, of course.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been long promised for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. HTC told us back in May that we should see something in June or July. Earlier this month HTC updated Thunderbolt... owners again, moving their timeline to the end of August. It looks like they may just be on target after all.
Team BAMF has managed to get a hold of a leaked ROM for the HTC Mecha aka Thunderbolt. ItR...
Last night the author of the last few CyanogenMod boot animations, 73v1n, graced the world with a completely revamped boot animation for CyanogenMod 10. The CyanogenMod 9 boot animation featured... the CyanogenMod mascot, Cid, which seemed to generate a lot of rage from many CM fans. During the bootup process, Cid’s facial expression changed a bit, looking angry, bad, evil (or bad ass) dependi...
While nightly builds of AOKP already implement a custom 4.1 Jelly Bean release, official releases of the custom ROM are still based on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AOKP developers, however, are nearly ready with a formal release: AOKP build 1 r28 is already available for download. Device support is still limited, and the developers are not accepting bug reports yet.
When it comes to subject of Android 4.0 ICS upgrade, the lesser known (compared to the flagship S) Samsung Galaxy R has not been forgotten by Samsung. Released last year as the more affordable alternative to the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy R is scheduled to receive the new firmware in August, though no specific date was given. By a stroke of luck, a Galaxy R owner has received Ice Cream Sandwich on his phone ahead of everyone else, thanks to the company’s mishap.
The Galaxy Note 10,1 wasn’t even officially out when an independent dev compiled a very helpful tutorial on how to root the device. And now that the 10-incher has finally made it onto the market, it should not come as a surprise that a ClockworkMod Recovery tool has been released, making everything ready for the upcoming custom ROM “avalanche”.
Yesterday, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners were graced with the ability to flash an insecure bootloader onto their “locked” devices, paving the way for full phone customization. Today, that method got much, much easier with the release of an EZ Unlock App.
Thanks to XDA member QD2DC and his team, a fully working Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC Desire HD is now ready to be served. Even more amazingly, there’s currently no known glitch when running the unofficial ROM on the Desire HD, so everything should work perfectly.
Yes, you read the title correctly. Thanks to elite, recognized XDA developer Adam Outler, the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now join the ranks of other SGS3’s with a fully unlocked bootloader. This is an amazing achievement for the entire community, allowing Verizon users to root their device, flash the unsecured bootloader, and opening the device for complete customization.