There are a lot of new features introduced with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS but none have been more talked about than the somewhat controversial Google Now feature. While the continuous location tracking and other personal information requirements have the “tin-foil hat” people running for the hills, no one can deny that Google’s “more than just another” virtual assistant can be incredibly helpful, as long as privacy isn’t your biggest concern, of course. Google Now also comes along with the much improved Voice Search, which you can check out in action here. You can also check out our guide on how to get the [...]
Just a small bit of information today for you Asus Transformer (TF101) fans. If you like the AOKP ROM as much as I do and keep flashing every upgrade, don’t flash Build 39 or 40! Whilst other devices work perfectly fine with these build versions, the Transformer suffers from bugs in both builds.Build 39 Issues
This build was catostrophic and wouldn’t even boot. While it was endlessly cycling in a boot loop, I realized I should probably have googled to see if there were any major problems with the ROM. Needless to say there were bug reports everywhere. A little lesson for all custom ROM users, always look up the ROM version before you flash it! Also, I am [...]
With Google I/O starting tomorrow, we are all excited about the possible announcement of the next iteration of the Android OS, Jellybean, expected to be Android 4.1. ICS also known as Android 4.0, took things to a whole other level for the OS, and we can only hope for better and bigger things from JB. Unfortunately, while OEMs and network operators have all been promising swift upgrades to ICS for their older devices, this has not been the case.
The rollout has been slow, to say the least, and the only sure way to be using an Android 4.0 device is if you’ve bought a new smartphone/tablet recently, with ICS out of the box. On the other hand, custom ROM developers [...]
The final, stable release of CyanogenMod 7.2 has been much anticipated ever since the first Release Candidate (RC) build back in March. Now after a further two RCs and a load of bug fixes, the CyanogenMod team has declared that CyanogenMod 7.2 is ready.
In case you don’t know, CyanogenMod is a replacement Android firmware based on Gingerbread 2.3.7 but with new features and options not found in official firmwares. The first big change in CyanogenMod 7.2 is the number of devices supported. Companies like Samsung and LG keep releasing new phones and the CyanogenMod team works hard to include as many devices as it can.
This new release includes support for [...]
With all the recent attention towards models like the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X, the HTC Thunderbolt isn’t exactly basking in the spotlight anymore.
That being said, there are millions of Thunderbolts still in use today, and they make for a dang good daily driver. Developers know this, and that is why the InfectedROM team are still providing nightly ROM builds to faithful Thunderbolt users. After scanning the extensive list of features, I gave the InfectedROM Eternity a test drive on my HTC Thunderbolt. I was quite impressed.InfectedROM Eternity FeaturesZiggy’s Kernel – Overclock up to 2GHZ Superuser 3.0 Titanium Backup and [...]
With over 4.5 million registered users, the XDA-Developers community has established itself as one of the strongest and most connected Android hacking online “groups”. And what better way to grow and expand than by helping other, more inexperienced users gain access to this wonderful developing world?
That’s probably exactly what Jason Tyler and Will Verduzco asked themselves when they started working on the “XDA Developers’ Android Hacker’s Toolkit” book, released yesterday, and available for purchase both in “physical” and e-book forms.
The book intends to be a “complete guide to rooting, ROMs and theming” and is a “simple, one-stop resource on hacking [...]
It might not be “designed for humans” and it doesn’t come from the most popular and successful Android manufacturer of the moment, but the HTC One X is one heck of a phone and some even consider it the greatest out there.
There was, however, one thing missing to make the One X truly amazing, and that was a custom ROM to tickle the imagination of amateur (and professional) rooters. Less than a week ago, we found out that the phone’s bootloader was finally unlocked, so it was only a matter of time until we could flash some tweaked software goodness on HTC’s flagship.
Modaco forum’s “TripNRaVer” user is officially the first dev to crack the One X’ software and [...]
The independent developers community has really had a field day with the Galaxy S3’s software, although Sammy’s flagship is yet to be made available to the wide public. The device’s official ROM has been leaked more than a week ago, the S3 has been rooted even earlier, the first custom ROM has appeared almost instantly after, the S Voice app was made to work with non-S3 devices and, finally, the TouchWiz UX launcher was ported to the Galaxy S2.
That’s some very impressive work from modders and hackers already, but that’s not all that has been done with S3’s software. XDA Senior Member madphone has put together a very cool Galaxy Nexus Add-on, that ports many [...]
It has only been a few days since ASUS released the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Pad TF300 and users of the somewhat budget-friendly tablet can already play with an experimental build of CyanogenMod 9, courtesy of XDA developer XpLoDWilD of Team HackSung.
Even though the Transformer Pad TF300 ships with Android 4.0, a lot of users would prefer a custom ROM such as CM9, which is based on Android 4.0.4, for its amazing extra features and for the well-known improvements in device performance. After all, there is a reason CyanogenMod is the most popular custom ROM available to Android users.
This is an experimental build and comes with its fair share [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 still has a long way to go before its official release, especially in the US or Canada (where it still doesn’t have a precise launch date), but you can already play around with the new phone’s software.
A couple of days back, XDA dev Chainfire managed to root the S3 without even holding it for a second in his hands, while just hours later the official ROM had been leaked, courtesy of another industrious developer, Faryaab. It was only a matter of time before we began to see custom ROMs pop up on the web, so it should come as no surprise that XDA Recognized Developer ::indie:: has already put a new firmware up for download.
While this first [...]