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Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over... its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so.

Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0...

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Android’s latest version, Ice Cream Sandwich, is the hottest and most-craved-for version of Android these days.Ā  Even owners of earlier Android devices such as the Galaxy S crave for... it. Unfortunately, it seems that Samsung Galaxy S owners still have to stick to what they have because reports are saying that the official ICS upgrade will not reach the Samsung Galaxy S until 2012...

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For LG Optimus 3D P920 users who want Ice Cream Sandwich on their phone, you’re going to have to wait a few more months for the official firmware from LG. Unfortunately, LG has yet to... release a timeframe for the official release. However, through enthusiasts, it’s now possible to easily make your LG Optimus 3D look like it has Ice Cream Sandwich.

Through the King 3D R...

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Samsung Galaxy S owners rejoice, as you may be one of the few lucky owners of having Ice Cream Sandwich for your phone. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was recently ported to the Google Nexus... S, but that doesn’t stop it from being ported to other devices such as the Galaxy S.

For those of you who still sport the prehistoric outdated versions of Android on your Galaxy S, the lo...

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Google made the software development kit (SDK) for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available on the very same day as Google... launched Android’s latest version–and the Android developer community, especially custom ROM developers, quickly slurped the delicious treat. Ā One guy was able to make an SDK port for one...

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Finally, T-Mobile Galaxy S II users can get a custom ROM built for their phone. Last week I wrote about how to root your T-Mobile Galaxy S2, and now here is your first Gingerbread custom ROM.

Disclaimer:Ā Please... follow this guide at your own risk. Android Authority will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

The first step is to make sure that you haveĀ root on your phoneĀ along withĀ ClockworkMod...
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There are a lot of us who are tired of waiting for manufacturers and carriers to give us updates to the newest Android goodness that Andy Rubin and the Google Android team bring to the Android... platform. We have found a kind of solution to this over the last couple of years–rooting our phones and installing a custom ROM. A lot of ROM developers create or modify their ROMs to include the...

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First, Sony Ericsson decided to unlock the bootloader of all Sony Ericsson Xperia released this year. Then, the company taught everyone how to build a custom Linux kernel and flash it onto an... Xperia handset. And, now, Sony Ericsson has decided to support a group of independent developers to speed up the production of custom ROMs for Xperia phones.

Sony Ericsson’s chief of devel...

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Six hundred units of the initial batch of the MI-ONE smartphone have started shipping in China last week. The MI-ONE is manufactured by Xiaomi and comes preloaded with the MIUI custom ROM based off... Android 2.3.5.

The price for each handset is reported to be YEN1,999 (roughly US$310).

No official announcements have been made yet as to the availability of the MI-ONE in other countri...

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Recently, Google’s been cracking down on rogue apps and doing the usual clean up of security issues. Ā One of the basic foundations of Android security is app permissions. App permissions... for Android are a funny thing – this is because when you click “accept” on that EULA, you usually accept everything that an app wants.

Well, that isn’t exactly fair –...