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

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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 ...

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Touch Clockworkmod Recovery beta available for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

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Koush, well-known developer and man of Android magic, has just released the beta of his new touch recovery. No more volume up / volume down / power to control what you want in the dark land of recovery. Just boot it, tap it, and flash it. Below, you’ll find the download links. The ...

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UPDATED: Get 50GB of free Box cloud storage without rooting

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Want to get 50GB of free storage in the cloud? Thanks to a deal between Box and LG, anyone with one of several LG phones, including the Xperia Play, said users have been able to. But what about the rest of us? We want some free cloud storage, darnit! Well, thanks to developer redphx, that... ...

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Retail Motorola Droid RAZR rooted: Windows, Linux and OS X instructions included

Well that didn’t last long, now did it? The Droid RAZR has just been released, and it’s already rooted using the widely spread zergRush exploit and DooMLoRD’s easy rooting toolkit. A superphone doesn’t suffice without superuser permissions, now, does it? Of course, ...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets rooted, ready for developer onslaught

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all the rage right now, and everyone knows it. Now, thanks to the infamous Paul O’Brien, this little gem has root access ready and waiting the second it hits your hot little hands. According to Paul, the genius headmaster behind MoDaCo, he’s got a root ...

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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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Cyanogenmod 7 Alpha for HP Touchpad Released, Surprisingly Functional

WebOS may be discontinued but the hardware it’s running on, the HP Touchpad, is still very, very alive. The Cyanogenmod team has released an alpha of Cyanogenmod 7 for the Touchpad. As for bugs — it’s an alpha so there will be a lot of bugs, but the list of functioning stuff ...

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Toshiba Thrive Gets Root, SuperUser, and ClockworkMod

The dev team for the Toshiba Thrive has obtained a stable root, super user permissions, and ClockworkMod recovery. Apparently the root is still under testing, and there is no guarantee it will work, so it may take some time to get out all the kinks. A word from one of the devs behind this root: ...

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Root That Gingerbread Handset with “Gingerbreak”

For those of you enterprising souls that love to play around with the development side of Android, and are interested in different methods to root your Android device (doing so at your own risk we might add), there is a new method in testing to achieve root on Gingerbread powered devices. A new ...

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Xperia Arc Rooted

Well we knew this was coming once Sony Ericsson announced unlockable bootloaders for their Xperia phones: the good folks at XDA have rooted the Xperia Arc. So if you’ve got ahold of Sony’s shiny new phone and want to crack it open, head on over to this thread on XDA for step-by-step ...

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Future Samsung Devices not to Have Locked Bootloaders!

Today is a good day for ROM flashers who intend to buy a new Samsung device. Supercurio’s source says that the future Samsung devices will not use a locked bootloader, unless if Google would require it specifically — which is a small chance. The same source says about the bootloader ...

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Unrevoked’s List of Root-Friendly Android Devices

Unrevoked, the good folks who made it easier to root the Droid Incredible, EVO 4G and a number of other phones, are working on a list of Android phones and tablets organized by how easy they are to root. At the top of the list, in the “root-friendly” category, are phones like the ...

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Rooted Gingerbread for Droid 2 and Droid X

Got a rooted Droid X or Droid 2? If you’ve been jonesing for some Gingerbread goodness, we have good news for you. The good devs at MyDroidWorld took leaked official Gingerbread builds for the two phones and managed to root them. Previously, if you wanted to try the leaked builds, ...

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HTC to Incredible S Users: NO ROOT FOR YOU!

Engadget is reporting this morning that the AndIRC team that has had some experience exposing the Thunderbolts locked bootloader and creating the root process has also identified the same lockout code in the Incredible S (which for us here in the States is probably going to be the Incredible ...

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Root Tools: an Open Source Toolkit for Developers

Root Tools is a new open source project aimed at making life easier for developers of apps that require root. The library already includes about half a dozen methods, including ways to remount, send shell commands, find busybox, and more. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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