Ice Cream Sandwich source code released, custom ROMs inevitable

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The Google ice cream truck hit neighborhoods early, handing out tasty ice cream sandwiches to everyone! That’s right, the Ice Cream Sandwich source code was made available and modders couldn’t get the wrapper off quick enough. AOSP Software Engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru broke the ...

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Motorola offering unlock solution for the Motorola RAZR, Verizon and U.S. not included

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We already knew this was coming, but we couldn’t say for sure when the first unlock solution would go online and which handsets would be supported. The Motorola Droid RAZR is the first Motorola handset to offer a bootloader unlock solution but if you live in the US, you’re outta ...

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PSA: CyanogenMod 7.0.2 Update Is Out

Attention CyanogenMod 7 users! Fire up Rom Manager on your device and update to CyanogenMod 7.0.2! It is a bugfix and performance update that resolves some bugs with GPS, Google Voice, as well as adds performance updates to ADW Launcher, and adds support for more device like the Motorola Droid. ...

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Cook Up a Custom Froyo ROM for Your Captivate or Galaxy S

Cooking your own custom ROM may seem quite complicated at the first glance, we'll post a guide about the complicated side soon as well, but this kitchen for the Galaxy S and the Captivate makes your life a lot easier.

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you'll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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Team Douche Will Give ETAs for CyanogenMod

We all know that the only rule of CyanogenMod is that you don't ask for ETAs, but that rule went out the window in Austin this weekend at the Big Android BBQ. What made Team Douche reverse course?

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Droid X Bootloader Encrypted, Custom ROMs Probably Not Happening

One of of the best Droid developers in the game, Stephen Bird, recently  had a chance to dig into the Droid X system dump and confirmed what many of us had feared.  Yes, that’s right, the Droid X is locked down Motorola Milestone style, locked bootloader and all.  In fact, it is the same ...

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Motorola Milestone Rooted!

Well it took a while, but the Motorola Milestone has finally been rooted! Now all happy Milestone owners can enjoy loading custom ROMs on to their hot multi-touch handset. How about Android 2.1, HTC Sense, or Motoblur?  It’s all yours. However, as someone who previously bricked a G1, be ...

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Is Rooting Overrated?

UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments, it might have been more appropriate to title this piece “Are Custom ROMs Overrated” instead.  We hope you will sting the piece enjoyable nonetheless. I decided some time ago that I would root my phone after an app came in the market ...

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