1-Click Rooting Comes to Droid X

Are you fascinated by the idea of rooting your new Droid X but scared to get involved with the sometimes-convoluted process?  Put your fears aside and check out the Windows-based app which roots (and unroots) your phone with one button.  Although the concept is rather different from methods ...

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NookDevs Release New Firmware for Rooted Nooks

The NookDevs team have released a new version of their firmware for rooted Nook e-readers.  Released as v2.4.1, it’s based around the 1.4.1 released by Barnes & Noble a short time ago.  Those of you with rooted devices will be pleased to learn that some of the features included this ...

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Unrevoked Root Method for HTC Incredible

Looking for a pain-free way to root your HTC Incredible?  The folks responsible for unrEVOked have released unrEVOked 3 which now supports a one click rooting process for the HTC Incredible.  Its quick, easy ,and best of all, there are no commands to enter.  Like its predecessors, version 3 ...

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Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Rooted

The folks over at Samdroid have successfully rooted  Samsung’s, latest smartphone, Galaxy S i9000.  Rooting the phone allows you to install third party applications and custom ROM’s. Rooting a phone comes with a customary warning that there is a chance that things may go wrong and you may brick ...

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HTC Legend & Desire Promptly Rooted

Two of the latest HTC handsets, the Desire and Legend have been promptly rooted. Paul of Modaco forums is at it again, doing his part to provide full access to Android phones. As evidenced in the photo above, he’s found his way in.  While Paul’s not done with the finishing touches, ...

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FarmVille on Nexus One Signals Death of Productivity [VIDEO]

Taimur Asad of Redmond Pie has been playing with the HTC Desire ROM on his Nexus One these last few days.  As many of you might know, it features Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 as part of the build.  So what’s the best way to test out how well that works?  Log into Facebook and play... ...

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Load HTC Desire ROM onto Your (Rooted) Nexus One

Just a few days ago we reported on Paul O’Brien and his loading of the brand new HTC Desire ROM onto his rooted Nexus One.  At the time, he was keeping the ROM to himself as it appeared to have a watermark on it. Not anymore!    

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Cyanogen “Whips Up” Multitouch for Nexus One

One of the most popular Android hackers has just made one the most popular Android handsets a touch* better.  Steve Kondik, better known as Cyanogen, has figured out how to implement multi-touch into the web browser of the Nexus One.  If you’re among the 20,000 or so people who have a ...

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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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Motorola Cliq is Latest Android Handset to Get Rooted

A handful of modders over at ModMyMoto have announced they’ve been able to get root access for the Motorola Cliq. As is the case with nearly all rootings, the process is rather involved. Don’t forget kids, there’s always the risk of bricking your phone if you take things into ...

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Developers Waste Little Time Porting Android 2.1 to Droid

In a move that comes as little surprise, some crafty developers have managed to extract Android 2.1 from a Nexus One handset to port it to the Motorola Droid. Does it work? Yes and no. According to comments left by the devs, it’s buggy at best.   As of right now, there are roughly a ...

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Metamorph: Dynamic Theming For Rooted Builds

Created by Stericson (the first themer for Android) with the help of Kastro, Metamorph revamps the process for theming an Android device. Not only does it immensely reduce the size of theme files, but it also completely changes the way that themes are applied in the first place.    

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Why I Won’t Be Rooting My Droid…For Now

Let me begin by giving my experience this past year with rooted or “jail broken” Android phones.  I used the standard Android image doled out by T-Mobile for seven long months before I took the plunge and gained root access to my G1.  And after that, it was on like Donkey Kong.  ...

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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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The Dreaded Cease-and-Desist Order [CYANOGATE '09]

Folks all over the Androidosphere are freaking out about the cease and desist order Android modder extraordinaire Cyanogen reportedly received from Google. It’s disappointing, but honestly, not terribly surprising. Let’s all step back, take a couple deep breaths, and count to ten. ...

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