Those of you that aren’t lucky enough to be running a Jelly Bean ROM can still get a taste of it. We showed you how to get the wallpapers, the Sound Search widget, and now we have the Jelly Bean version (4.3.605) of Play Music compliments of XDA member Steveooo7.
Now there really isn’t a lot that’s different from the ICS version, but the widget is improved with album art and the buttons have a cooler layout. You have to be rooted for this one so download the apk from the link below, copy it to /system/app, change permissions to rw-r-r, and reboot. Head over to the source links to join in on the discussion.
Overclocking is one of the main reasons a user decides to root his/her Android device. It has many good aspects to it from relieving any noticeable UI lag to making game-play that much smoother. If you’re an owner of AT&T’s HTC One X or Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE, then you’re in luck as there is now a couple of new kernels that will enable you to overclock both phone’s as high as 1.8GHz. Needless to say, overclocking can put some stress on your CPU and I wouldn’t recommend leaving it at 1.8GHz at all times. This is a modification and you will need to be rooted with the bootloader unlocked to do this, meaning you should do this at your own risk. Hit up the source links for more information and instructions on how to apply a speedy new kernel to your device!
Remember when Ice Cream Sandwich was the bomb? It seems so long ago, but how things change as ever since Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last week, everyone is clamoring to get it on their device. There has been numerous ports so far, but we can now add the Nexus S and the Nexus S 4G to the list. The Nexus S port came from XDA member DeXmax and now XDA member CooLoserTech ported it to the Nexus S 4G.
Unfortunately everything isn’t working and since both ROMs are cut from the same cloth, you can expect the non-working list to be the same.
While reading all the reviews and hands-on articles about the Google Nexus 7 revealed last week at Google I/O, readers may have noticed the device runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phone interface. That seems to be an odd choice for Google to make and has prompted users to work on getting the tablet UI onto the device. XDA forum member SladeNoctis has figured out a relatively simple way to accomplish this task as outlined in the source link after the break. » Read the rest
Many of you have been clamoring to try Google Now, one of the hot new features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Well if you are rooted and running an AOSP-based Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, you can now take it for a spin. XDA member febcv figured out that you can modify the build.prop to make it happen. Hit the break for the instructions.
Well here’s a novel twist to the openness of the Android platform. There’s a new game system called Ouya that’s gotten the attention of many Android fanatics and gamers. The special characteristic about the game system is the fact that the console is completely hackable— as in ready to be tinkered with. Created by Yves Behar, Ouya gives prospective buyers the chance to own a console that can connect to a TV, while including a high-concept developer ecosystem that’s completely free and open. Every customer will also be treated to a full-fledged developer kit which can be used to developer and publish games. We don’t know what’s inside the device, but the cost is certainly enticing as the game system is set to come in at $99.
Now that the Ouya concept is out, it’s now time for the games to start pouring in. It will be interesting to see what is created and developed from this uber cool piece of technology.
Google knows the importance of the factory OS image for Android power users and developers, plus it’s as a safe heaven in case any unforeseen issues arise. They have made it a policy to release the factory images for all Nexus devices, and the Nexus 7 has just joined the list in a very timely fashion, especially since the device has yet to see retail availability. Attendees of Google I/O last week received a special developer edition of the tablet along with other goodies in their gift bag.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS image can be used to return the device to stock should you brick the device when flashing ROMs or if you’re stuck in a boot loop from changing settings. It is also the best place for developers to begin making custom ROMs and tweaks to enhance the user experience. If you’re in need, the image is available for download now from the source link below.
Google’s upcoming Jelly Bean for Android devices looks to be the most anticipated and complete Android OS to date. While we know that the Google-branded developer devices such as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom are all set to get first dibs of the OS update sometime this month, owners of other devices are left to twiddle their thumbs and play the waiting game. In keeping with Google’s newly unveiled PDK for manufacturers and developers, it was only a matter of time before we got news of when other devices will be expected to receive the coveted update. According to the Eastern Morning Herald, the Samsung Galaxy S III is possibly due to receive the Jelly Bean update sometime in Q4. If the rumors are indeed true, then the Galaxy S III will be among the first devices to feature Jelly Bean— albeit covered in TouchWiz no less.
Keep in mind that this is most likely pure speculation and there has been nay a whisper from Samsung directly, but hey— it’s certainly not farfetched to say that one of the most popular devices in the world should and will be among the first devices to feature Jelly Bean as its feature OS. After all, the device seems like it”s only destined to indulge itself in all that Project Butter buttery goodness, right?
The development community has been off and running ever since the SDK for Jelly Bean was released a couple of days ago. It was originally only available to Google I/O attendees who received the takju version of the Galaxy Nexus. Shortly after, ROMs were created for all GSM Galaxy Nexus’ as well as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Then yesterday we saw the HTC One Xreceive a port from the Verizon ROM, but not much was working.
Now all we have left is the Samsung Galaxy S III, at least for flagship phones. Well XDA member faryabb, along with some help from randomblame, just delivered. Unfortunately this one is much like the One X in that there really isn’t a lot working, but it will give you a chance to see just how smooth and fast Jelly Bean runs thanks to Project Butter. Please note this is for the international version only which is model i9300.
Yesterday the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was available for download, but it was only for the Galaxy Nexus devices that were given away to attendees at Google I/O, which happens to be the takju GSM version. We knew the development community would be super fast and make it available to all and they delivered.
XDA developer bigxie posted the GSM version and all you have to do is download the ROM (below), wipe, and flash via ClockworkMod Recovery. He even posted a root fix with an updated radio that you can flash with ClockworkMOD. » Read the rest