CyanogenMod

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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We saw it coming. We just didn’t expect it to be this quick. The Touchdroid team has now made touchscreen input work on the HP TouchPad with Android running on the device. The Touchdroid team announced the news on Twitter just a few hours ago and even uploaded a video demonstrating the functional touchscreen.  This, despite having gone through issues concerning misuse of funds and misrepresentation of the team. Getting the Android-running HP TouchPad’s screen to respond to finger input has been one of the basic hurdles that Touchdroid and other similar teams of developers have been working on. The…

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Samsung has hired CyanogenMod to improve their Android devices. Lately, a concocted version of CyanogenMod 7 is booting on the Samsung DROID Charge. However, there are still a lot to consider before its official public release. CyanogenMod has only given us the information about the things that are working. What effectively works are as follows: Power button Volume rocker Home and Back button Touchscreen Wi-Fi (which as of the state, turns on but does not connect) Accelerometer CyanogenMod is a customized firmware for a number of Android devices. It is designed to improve and increase performance and reliability of Android-based…

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The Touchdroid project development team finally cracked a solution for multi-boot functionality on the now-out-of-stock-because-of-dirt-cheap-price-cut HP TouchPad–and the team has a demo video showing off its work. The demo video shows that the HP TouchPad can now dual-boot webOS and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. The Touchdroid team announced the availability of the demo video on RootzWiki, along with appreciation for growing involvement from many developers. The Touchdroid project has “turned into a large group effort,” said RootzWiki member rhcp011235. Touchscreen interaction still does not work–and the team has that crucial functionality on the top of its list. The CyanogenMod team, which…

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To me, it was the ridiculously low fire sale price and the potential for running Android that made the HP TouchPad gain back a heartbeat after its maker pronounced it dead. Within just hours after HP announced the lower prices for a product it no longer wishes to continue producing, retailers selling the device ran out of stock quickly. Even HP’s own online store and its company-owned outlets quickly ran out of units. Thousands of queuing customers didn’t get their hands on the HP TouchPad. They simply fell in line too late. And, right now, a lot of them are…

ROMFET

If you’ve rooted your Android phone, you’re most likely interested in a few custom ROMs. The problem is that many people interested in flashing custom ROMs are not sure how to go about getting started. In this post, I will run you through the general steps of flashing custom ROMs. You can follow along with the instructional video I’ve included at the end. Your phone must be rooted so that you can perform the steps in this guide.  If you have a non-rooted your phone, this guide will result in an epic fail.  Android Authority has numerous rooting guides for…