The HTC Thunderbolt finally received some Gingerbread love, so how about a CyanogenMod 7 update? This update brings Bluetooth calling, better audio with the camcorder, and new lockscreen options. You should still expect a lot of bugs, so if you don’t mind being a tester and helping with the development, hit the source link to get started.
Known issues with this release are:
- Possible Data/Voice bugs and issues.
- GPS Not being accurate.
- GPS Not starting.
- Flash Videos in browser only work with Flash version 10.2
- Speaker Phone in Skype broken
Owners of Sony Ericsson devices have been waiting for CyanogenMod support for a while now. The wait is just about over as the CyanogenMod and FreeXperia team just announced that the next release of CyanogenMod will support multiple Xperia devices. You can expect a full build with just about full hardware support (they are still working on FM radio), along with nightly builds and instructions soon.
Supported devices include:
- Xperia™ arc
- Xperia™ neo
- Xperia™ mini
- Xperia™ mini pro
- Xperia™ PLAY
- Xperia™ ray
- Xperia™ active (when available)
- Xperia™ pro (when available)
- Xperia™ X10
- Xperia™ X8
- Xperia™ X10 mini
- Xperia™ X10 mini pro
Now that we have the official bootstrap apps and an easy root method, ROMs for the DROID Bionic and DROID 3 will start coming out like wildfire. We present you with the first two; Unleashed for the Bionic and Steel Droid for the DROID 3. They have been de-bloated, include tweaks to build.props, and run on the latest firmware. This is only the beginning as we should see a lot more over the next few weeks.
Links – Unleashed (Bionic) / Steel Droid (DROID3)
You can go ahead and drop the unofficial bootstrapper you’ve been using for your DROID 3 and Bionic. Official bootstraps from clockworkMod for both are now up in the market for $2.99. The unofficial version will still work just fine, but there may be more support for the official version as well as upgrades. Hit up the break for both links for the market or by QR code.
With over 3 million downloads, there’s no doubt as to why root users are downloading ROM Manager by the butload. Its ease and simplicity have made it possible for those who know very little about ROM’ing to get their feet wet. Well, among those millions we can now add Droid X2 and Droid Bionic users. Thanks to the ClockworkMod team the list of supported devices continues to expand. Obviously you’ll need root access for this as well as to be bootstrapped. An official Bionic bootstrap is said to be coming soon but for now the current version will suffice.
If you’re a newbie, there’s no doubt about it. ROM Manager is the tool to get things done when it comes to the awesome world of swapping ROM’s hassle free. If you’re ready to give it a go you can head on over to our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can simply grab it from the Android Market. If you’re a X2 or Bionic owner and have successfully used ROM Manager, definitely feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. In addition, after the break, we’ve added the Android Market tutorial for the full walk through on how to install and use ROM Manager for your ROM’ing enjoyment. Have fun. Read more
XDA developer mike1986. has baked up a new ROM for your HTC Sensation based on the Sensation XE with Beats Audio Technology called Android Revolution HD. Another huge bonus is that is comes overclocked to 1.5 GHz with real dual-core support, enabled GPU UI rendering, SD card speeds teak, battery auto-calibration, and the 3D engine is overclocked from 266.6MHz to 320MHz. Sounds pretty cool right? Hit up the break to see what this ROM is all about and make sure to hit the XDA source link for all the details and instructions.
Now isn’t this impressive? Ever wanted to tap into another OS’s ecosystem, like Android, and gain an instant pool of applications to run on your non-Android device? Well, now you can. Thanks to OpenMobile and their new ACL (Application Compatibility Layer), software they’ve made this a reality. Small platforms, like Meego which is demo’d below, will now have the ability to gain instant access to Android’s 250,000 applications. No need for developers to modify anything hardware or Android related. The company has harnessed the ability to use Google’s run-time environment and Dalvik VM software to its fullest potential. Rather than offer the software to individual consumers, the company aims to have the software pre-installed by OEM manufacturers. Hit the break to check out a demo of the software running on a tablet with Meego on board and note its flawlessness. You’ll immediately notice a slew of Android applications along side Meego apps. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.
So, you finally got your hands on a Droid Bionic and you’ve only had to wait since last CES for it. So now what? How about a little Root & ROM action? The initial “Deodexed” version is now available for your downloading pleasure and there’s promise of more action to follow. Thanks to Kejar31, you can hack the Blur based device and start customizing until your hearts content. Tweaks are at a minimum, but like we said, more is to follow and we should encounter some big changes in future releases. If you’re feeling frisky and ready to give a try (at your own risk, of course) then hit the break for the full download instructions and source link which heads over to the thread. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing what the developer’s community produces in the weeks to come. Read more
The HP TouchPad continues to make its debut as the CyanogenMod team improves its functionality hitting milestone after milestone. The team, hard at work, has released another video demonstrating the device utilizing both of its 1.5 GHz cores to their full potential. In addition, the teams has rectified the sound issue and touts the devices ability to sport 3D gaming. Furthermore, hardware accelerated video is now working offering you 720p HD video playback for videos stored on the device as well as high quality YouTube videos. The team aims to remain true to its original intentions which is to allow the device to dual boot on either Android or webOS. Check out the video demo below and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the progress so far.
This is a cool hack for sure. Forum poster smknacura over at DroidForums has posted a hack to run a DROID Bionic through his car’s entertainment system. Not only can he mirror the device through the entertainment system, but displaying the Webtop app was also a welcomed side effect (also running on the back seat monitors). I love to see stuff like this working. His basic instructions listed:
– First I took apart the car dock and grinded/drilled an opening so I could fit the micro hdmi cable.
– Then I docked the phone. Then aligned and plugged in the micro hdmi into the phone.
– I then epoxied the hdmi onto the case and let it dry.
– The stock power port was adjusted to match with the hdmi port and epoxied that as well.
– I put everything back together.
Check out more pics after the break. How cool is this?