Android 2.3.4 update for DROID Charge leaks again

by Robert Nazarian on
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We are still waiting for the DROID Charge to get updated to Android 2.3.4. It was supposed to happen in August, but for now we will have to enjoy the leaked builds. Back in July update EP1H leaked, and now My Droid World brings version EP1W. You can flash this using the Samsung Internal Flash Utility or by using Odin.

Release notes: This is unofficial and a leak. Teamblackhat, Mydroidworld, and p3droid are not responsible for what you do to your phone. Installing this firmware will void your warranty and may cause harm to your device.

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You will need 7z to uncompress these files. Download

Samsung Internal Flash Utility: Samsung PST - Download Now

If you don’t want to use the official flashing software you can use odin.

Odin 1.82: Download

You will need the Samsung drivers: Download

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HTC Sense 3.5 for DROID Incredible 1 & 2 [Courtesy of XDA]

by Jim Farmer on
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Last week, the HTC Desire HD got Sense 3.5 and now the Incredibles are next in line. A 13 man team over at XDA is giving it their all to successfully port Sense 3.5, and as evidenced by the screenshots they’re off to a good start. The team has got the ROM booting and have squashed a ton of bugs over the past couple of days. The team acknowledges the high demand, but with the project having only been unveiled last week, they haven’t got any ETAs, Beta tests, or download links; yet.

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DROID X Gingerbread 4.5.602 SBF Released

by Harold Williams on
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Calling all Droid X users, your safety net is here. We now have a .602 SBF for the most current Gingerbread version to save us if we get stuck in our rooting adventures. Since we can root this device very easily, you should absolutely add this file to your toolbox of rooting goodies just in case. There is also a new RSD Lite to aid you in your troubles. Hit us up in the comments if you need any help.

Download them both right here: 4.5.602 SBF / RSDLite 5.4.4

[via mydroidworld]

HTC Flyer Honeycomb Leaks, Should See a Custom ROM Soon

by Harold Williams on
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Rocking an HTC Flyer, but want some Honeycomb love? Well it’s looking to be close as a full RUU has been leaked with ROMs sure to follow. Note though, this leaked ROM is not meant to be flashed in its entirety as it’s a vary early beta release. This is only recommended for developers at this time. Keep an eye out as we’ll update you as this continues. Check out the source link for all the details.

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DROID Bionic is Rooted

by Harold Williams on
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If you’re considering picking up a Droid Bionc, but were worried about rooting it, worry no more. The folks over at MyDroidWorld have gotten the Droid 3 exploit to work for the Bionic as well. This is of course great news for future Bionic owners to see this before the device is even released. Stay tuned, as I’m sure easier methods for the faint of heart will be appearing soon. For full details, hit up the source link below. If you’re excited about this let us know!

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CM7 Alpha shows up on HP TouchPad, Major work in progress [Video]

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Those of you wishing for Android to come to your brand new $99 HP TouchPad will be happy to know that the CyanogenMod team might make your wish come true. The video below shows the 1st boot of CyanogenMod7 on the TouchPad. Don’t go crazy yet, this is strictly Alpha. We have no idea how long it will take till they get something useable, but one thing that will speed up the process is more TouchPads for the development team.

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Full letter from the CyanogenMod Team detailing their plans and progress after the break

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One-Click Root for Stock Gingerbread (Droid X, Droid 3, Droid X2, Cliq and Cliq 2) [From the Forums]

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Earlier today we reported XDA forum member dirbliss had successfully rooted the Motorola DROID 3. Now, thanks to Framework43, krazykrivda, and psouza4 over at rootzwiki, we have an uber simple one-click root method for stock Gingerbread. I have tested this out on my Droid X running 4.5.602 and everything went flawlessly. As per P3Droid, this method should work on the Droid 3, Droid X, Droid X2, Cliq and Cliq 2. Here’s how it goes down, but proceed at your own risk:

  • Motorola drivers need to be installed – 32bit here and 64bit here
  • Download and unzip ‘Droid 3 easy root script v7′ to your PC  from here
  • Turn on USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging(check box)
  • Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode from your phone’s notification drop down (pull down your notification bar and tap USB connection to change).
  • Navigate to ‘Droid 3 easy root’ folder you unzipped to your PC and run ‘Click to root your Droid 3.bat’
  • Now just follow the instructions in the command window and unlock the phone after each reboot

No more SBFing back to Froyo on the Droid X! Thanks to everyone that set this up. Make sure to check the source link below for any updates.

WARNING for Droid X: Previously rooted DX owners who took an OTA update and then lost root should proceed with caution. This seems to only work flawlessly on SBF’d DX’s or fully factory stock ones(read: never been rooted). The problem is with getting Superuser installed because it is already on your phone from when you were rooted previously.

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Learn How To Develop For Android Quickly With 200 Free Video Tutorials (About 20 Hours) (Video Samples)

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop for the Android operating system, and we know there are tons of you out there, it’s not going to get any easier than this.  If you’re a visual learner like myself, always preferring diagrams, posters and videos, you might want to check this out.  A series of videos have been put together by TheNewBoston and the folks over at mybringback totaling up to about 200 episodes of non stop code action.  Alright, well I wouldn’t quite make it sound that exciting because lets face it, programming is not exciting.  It’s what comes to fruition that’s exciting.  Think you have the next Angry Birds in you?  A systematic play list has been arranged by ChangingTheUnknown for your convenience and offers easy access and learning.  It doesn’t get any easier than this folks.  Being in the form of YouTube videos, you can watch these anywhere, anytime, and most likely on any device.  Convenience is the key, I always say.

It’s difficult these days to find good quality content like this for free.  So, we tip our hats to these cats for putting this together and encourage you to take advantage of the free education.  There are countless videos showing you more code than you’ll know what to do with.  So, if you’re ready to get your learning on and maybe even eventually make some cash with a hit application, you can head on over to the video series to get started.  We can’t see this type of tutorial appealing much to the experienced developer, but if you’re a newbie who wants to start dabbling in code for Android, this should be right down your alley.  And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break to check out a few video samples from the tutorial.