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.

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Atrix 4G Rooted, Dumped Ahead of Launch

Been considering an Atrix 4G, but worried that, given Motorola's track record of locking down its handsets, it might be a while before it's rooted? Well that worry is out the window: Moto's new dual-core superphone has been rooted before it has even seen official release by AT&T.

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App Review: Rom Manager [VIDEO]

Thinking about flashing a new ROM? How about a theme? Chances are you googled it and were just too overwhelmed with all the steps. Thats where Rom Manager comes in, you can easily flash roms, themes, make backups, restore backups, rename backups, partition your SD card, and more–all from ...

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The CyanogenMod Nightlies Are Back; This Time with Extra Gingerbread

Team Douche strikes again! Yesterday, a post on cyanogenmod.com announced the roll out of the infamous nightly builds, which are all based upon the newest version of the mod, Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7).

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Project Elite v4 ROM:Sleek,Stable & Fast

Last week I came across a great ROM for Motorola Droid 1 (a.k.a. "OG Droid") tucked away in Droid Forums: Project Elite v4. Now, I usually flash the major ROM developers' work (Cyanogen, Bugless Beast, Chevy and the others on ROM Manger) because of their history, and pass up the new guys ...

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Make Your Xperia X10 Look Like Gingerbread

No, you can't have Gingerbread on your Xperia X10 yet and it'll probably take a long time before you can, but you can apply a custom ROM with a Gingerbread theme. I've made a mod of the AOSP ROM we've talked about earlier to make it look like Gingerbread.

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Theme Spotlight: Get Your Theme On! Sonnysekhon @ XDA

In the wonderful world of XDA there are many developers working towards getting the most out of their device.  In this spotlight, I’d like to highlight a specific dev/themer who shares his work among many devices.  His work ranges from themes to wallpapers.  He is kind enough to share all ...

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