I’m pretty convinced that if Android were to be integrated with your toilet bowl, as it may very well be one day, then XDA would still hack it, and hack it well. So, it’s no surprise to us that they have recently assisted in overclocking the NOOKcolor to almost 1GHz. That’s right, this little eReader is trying to tussle with the big boys by stepping up and maintaining that it can fill the shoes of other main stream tablets in its class, like the Galaxy Tab.
And of course, this is brought to you by none other than those crazy members at XDA. XDA member Geniusdog254 is the developer we have to thank for the improvement. The flashable overclock kernel goes by the name “She’s A Screamer” and can be found at XDA here. If you have successfully performed the mod, leave us a comment below and lets us know what kind of speeds you’re getting on your Nook.
XDA-Developers member “Caulkin” has been working hard on getting the HTC Thunderbolt ROM to boot up on the HTC EVO 4G, and now we’re happy to pass on that it works. Caulkin does state that there are a few bugs and issues to work out still in the near future, and no doubt they’ll get worked out. If you happen to use this ROM on your EVO 4G, and notice an issue, let Caulkin know here.
Are you tired of hearing about Android versus iPhone? All the forums and fanboys always bickering about which is the better smartphone, which has the best features, etc, etc, etc. I say, let there be peace. You can have both if you want. How? Install Android Gingerbread on an iPhone 3G, that’s how. In the video sen below, we have proof that someone hacked an iPhone3G and installed Android 2.3 on it. How cool is that?! I think it’s safe to say that the iPhones are always trendsetters when it comes to packing the new technology inside, so why not load the best software on it too.
This hack shows the Android Market running on the Logitech Revue Google TV box. It’s not an easy hack, but it is possible. It’ll require a little more than just a couple of software tweaks, or flashing BIOS…no this one requires something a little more hardware intensive for those so inclined to try it out. We showed you here how GTVhacker rooted Google TV and this video below demonstrates a little more application use after the hack.
Have a watch below!
We received word from Lookout that they have been able to further analyze the Gemini trojan that’s been hitting some Android devices, and the virus has more capabilities than we previously thought. It apparently can do all of the following:
· Read and collect SMS messages
· Send and delete selected SMS messages
· Pull all contact information and send it to a remote server (number, name, the time they were last contacted)
· Place a phone call
· Silently download files
· Launch a web browser with a specific URL
The full intent is still unknown, but just having a look at what the virus is capable of, it certainly has the potential to be very dangerous to your device. Fortunately, Lookout Mobile Security has a very solid protection tool that is free to download. If you don’t already have it, you can get it from their website. For the full breakdown on how the virus works, hit the source link for all the details.
[via MyLookout Blog]
Gotta love the guys over at XDA. They just keep bringing customizable goodness on a daily basis for the win. Our next creation conceived comes to us by way of member Unconn. He has developed a very simple yet contemporary clock widget that can be tailored to your liking, should you become weary of your OS’s default clock. Hit the break for pics and more info on the app as well as for instructions on how to download it.
If it runs Android, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s eventually going to get rooted. The guys over at GTV Hacker got their game on with the Logitech Revue and did just that. Now you can install any custom app you want on this internet TV device. It will be interesting to see what the cunning developers come up for this device. Just a word of warning, this hack requires some pretty hardcore modding, but if you wield a soldering iron better then you do a tire iron, you might want to give this a go. Check out a video with the custom boot logo and installed apps after the break.
Those who dare venture into the realm of custom Android ROMs are well aware of the infamous CyanogenMod ROM, and we have some exciting news. Here’s what Cyanogen tweeted earlier today: “we’ll have nightly builds of CM7 going in a few days”. While we still don’t know what phones will be first to break into the Gingerbread land of Cyanogen, it’s a good bet that the developer phones will be some of the early candidates, ie: the Google Nexus One and Nexus S.
CyanogenMod has also just released their nightly builds for the Samsung Epic 4G should you not have one of the “chosen” phones. So if you are eager to experiment, be sure to head over to the xda-developers forum to grab it and contribute to the evolution that is Android and Cyanogenmod!
Remember, installing custom ROMs voids your warranty and you are solely responsible if you brick your device – so take caution and read all the instructions carefully – that is, unless you are looking for an excuse to upgrade to one of the sweet new phones that have been seen at CES 2011 already.
[via twitter and xda-developer forums]
If you’re an Evo 4G user, and you love hacking and ROM’ing, boy do we have some good news for you. The folks over at XDA have gotten together to work extremely hard on providing the very first CyanogenMod Wimax Alpha build. This is the best news we’ve heard since the HD2 received Android. XDA members Shinzul and toastcfh are the masterminds behind the project. Keep in mind, as mentioned, this is in Alpha, so there may be a few caveats to adhere to and some bugs to sift through, so don’t forget to provide feedback. Head on over to the thread via the source link if you’re feeling frisky and please remember, Talk Android is not responsible for any damages you may encounter in your attempt to modify your phone. And don’t forget to report back to us via the comments as to what kind of speeds you guys are getting with the build.
A fairly new launcher was brought to our attention today, and based on the writeup over at LifeHacker, it looks pretty cool. It has themability and screen gestures, as well a versatile and customizable app drawer, as well as the capability to have as many as 30 homescreens.
If you wanna try it out, download it via the QR code below, or the link to the developer’s site.
[via GoForAndroid, by way of LifeHacker]