Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders, and tweakers to get to customizing and messing with the Q right away. The social streamer device has gotten what it wanted, and XDA has started doing their thing.

Over at XDA, we’re now seeing instructions on rooting, unlocking the bootloader, installing custom ROMs, and now getting custom launchers onto the device. NetFlix is even now running on it. Hit the break to see a video from the XDA forums, showing off the Nexus Q and its new launcher, as well as some new functionality. You can also click the source link to go to the official XDA thread.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejYNDt0EUuA[/youtube]

Does the customization being seen make it any more appealing to the consumers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

via xda

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4641 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Verizon, Samsung Tap Galaxy Tab with $599 Price Tag and November 11 Launch

We just received official word from a Samsung rep that Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Tab is slated to launch next month. Due on November 11th, the Android 2.2 tablet will run $599 off contract.

News and Rumors

Dropbox announces Mailbox for Android

For quite awhile now, Mailbox has been an iOS exclusive. If you aren’t familiar with the app, it’s a very nice email client that was acquired by Dropbox about a

News and Rumors

Looking Back at the Google/Apple Wars of 2023 [VIDEO]

How does this war between Google and Apple end? Let’s take a look back with this dispatch from the future. Are you a Jobsian or member of the Droid Army?

7 Comments

  1. Phillip Putzback
    July 10, 10:58 Reply

    Customizing it would be the only way that device might come close to being worth 300.00 Is it me or is the device a step in the Apple mentality of removing the end user experience and locking them into Google’s play store like Apple does with iTunes. The Q needs a keyboardpointer like a 360 controller along with being able to use a phone like a sideshow device.

  2. Trevor Sullivan
    July 10, 12:22 Reply

    I’d be happy to buy a Nexus Q for $299 when it comes out-of-the-box with all these features. Also, I want to be able to stream content from ANY source, including my Windows workstations and servers at home. Whether that’s RTSP, SMB, or something else, I don’t care, but I need to have that capability.

    Another feature I want, before I buy, is the ability to stream content directly from my Android device to the Nexus Q.

Leave a Reply