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How to Install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Motorola Droid 2 Global

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Proud owners of the Motorola DROID 2 are in for an awesome New Year’s treat, as a team of Android developers is  working on bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the DROID 2. As of today, the early build of the popular CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) has been released for the Motorola DROID 2 Global. Featuring a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor, the Droid 2 Global definitely cements the rumor that even older single-core devices can keep up with Android’s latest version. Released way back in late 2010, the Droid 2 Global is a…

Samsung Galaxy Note gets an early CyanogenMod 9 Port

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Ah the Galaxy Note, most of us in the US do not have it yet, unless we spent the money to import an unlocked one. Good news for those in the UK with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and want a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, an early CyanogenMod 9 build has been ported over to the big 5.3″ Galaxy Note. It’s still very early alpha stage but it’s worth taking a look at. As with most of the ICS ROM’s Camera and Bluetooth aren’t working to well at the moment, but we are hoping that changes very soon. Of course…

Updating Your Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray with CyanogenMod 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware

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Sony Ericsson users can now rejoice. The CyanogenMod developer team has released CyanogenMod version 7.1 and it is now available for installation on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray.  CyanogenMod 7.1 includes the latest version of Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread firmware, as well as a whole slew of other functionalities. As always, it is necessary to follow the instructions accurately to prevent the unfortunate event of bricking your phone. Applying this update requires you to root your phone, which consequently voids your warranty. If your phone has already been rooted, you may skip the step for unlocking the bootloader. Pre-Firmware Update Instructions…

How to Update Toshiba Folio 100 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread Firmware

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Do you own a Toshiba Folio 100 and can’t wait any longer for the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread update?  If you are eager to get Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread running on your Toshiba Folio 100, this article will teach you how to put that Gingerbread version on your device through the CyanogenMod custom ROM. For beginners, before you can apply this to your phone, you should first have your device rooted so that you will be able to accommodate CyanogenMod in your device, and then you can proceed and follow the instructions below. Updating Prerequisites Once you have ensured that you have…

How to Remove Carrier IQ on an Android Device

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Many of you have heard in the news that a hidden application, known as Carrier IQ, is stored in over 140 million smartphones. This includes Android, Blackberry and iOS devices. Android developer Trevor Eckhart has posted a video in YouTube showing users that the application simply logged almost everything performed on the device. The 25-year old presented that Carrier IQ could record everything, including text messages, phone calls and web browsing history. Now you might think this is some sort of virus, however it is not. The developers confirmed that the application is not a type of malware, but a…

CyanogenMod Will Never Use CarrierIQ or Anything Similar

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I’m not too surprised by this as it wouldn’t even cross my mind that CyanogenMod would ever use data monitoring tools like CarrierIQ, but in case anyone was worried, fear not – the team has just confirmed that they will never use it in their software. Everybody with access to a web browser over the last week or so has undoubtedly seen the recent upheaval about Carrier IQ. The truth is, Carrier IQ has been around for quite some time. It is one of the nastier examples of bloatware installed by carriers, and it is more than likely something that…

Android 4.0 Just Inches Away from Galaxy Tab 10.1 Via CyanogenMod 9

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may soon see CyanogenMod 9 running on their Android tablets.  Details about an estimated time of arrival have not been revealed, although the CyanogenMod team appears to have hinted at progress with porting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The news/teaser, which has been music to many ears, came out of a Google+ post from no less than Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik himself, and his exact words were “ICS on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pretty great. Coming soon to a CM mirror near you :)” Kondik’s team has…

Sony Ericsson Opens Door to Modders, Gives 20 Phones to Developers

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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 developer relations, Karl-Johan Dahlström, announced that about 20 Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets have been provided to the FreeXperia team that has been making custom ROMs intended for Xperia handsets and based off the CyanogenMod custom ROM. Dahlström…

Touchdroid Project Dies, CyanogenMod Carries On Work to Port Android to HP TouchPad

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Just when we thought the Touchdroid team would come out more stable and more solid after its first major organizational hurdle, the Touchdroid team has succumbed to a new one–and team members have packed their bags, leaving only the CyanogenMod team as the last well-organized team standing to champion porting Android to the HP TouchPad. Over allegations of code theft and plagiarism, the Touchdroid team has decided to discontinue working on the Touchdroid project. The team posted last week a video showing multi-touch input already working on the HP TouchPad screen with Android running. The CyanogenMod team cried foul over…