Just when you thought you couldn’t beef up that Galaxy S III camera any more, think again. Thanks to the camera modders out there, specifically hyperX, you can now obtain even greater video quality than before. hyperX has released a brand new mod for the GSIII that will boost the 1080p Full HD video recording to 30 Mbit in superfine mode, fully with 192 kbit audio. Stick with me here as this is going to be nerdy as hell but nevertheless cool. There will also be a 24 Mbit fine mode and 19 Mbit normal 1080p mode in addition to 19 Mbit superfine 720p mode. Furthermore, 15 Mbit fine and 10 Mbit normal modes will also be present while all utilizing 192 kbit audio recording. The dev is also attempting to add in 60fps capture to all resolutions, though it’s presenting to be quite a challenge at this time. Further tweaks include the ability to launch the camera during a live phone call in addition to the ability to snap photos during video recording with the volume up and down buttons. As of now, the GSIII will not allow the camera app to load if the battery is under 15%, however, the dev is closely working on that. Just make sure your device is rooted if you’re interested in applying this hack and remember that you do so at your own risk. Big thanks goes out to hyperX for the awesome mod and we hope you guys all have fun with it. Feel free to leave a comment or two below with what you think of the mod. Instructions and download links have been provided after the break courtesy of HX Customs Roms » Read the rest
In their usual timely manner, Verizon is gearing up to finally push the ICS update to the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE on June 4th. The update will be the exact same Android 4.0.4 IMM76K update that the Galaxy Nexus is getting and will most likely rollout in stages. Big Red has already posted the support documents on their support page so if you want to see the official stuff hit the source link at the end of this post.
As far as what is included, you can expect the usual Ice Cream Sandwich features as well as bug fixes, better stability, improved speech-to-text software and network connectivity, a built-in photo editor, and the swipe to dismiss notifications feature. As I said earlier, not much new but long over due at any rate. These should be welcomed changes to you Xoom 4G owners. Enjoy the Cream, friends.
You can’t beat a bit of try before you buy and for all you Galaxy S II owners out there tempted by the Galaxy S III, we’ve got just the ticket for you. Smando from XDA developers has managed to successfully port the TouchWiz launcher from the S III over to the S II and it’s working pretty well with minimal issues. If you’re rocking AOSP then you’re out of luck as it’s only working on standard Samsung ROM’s at this point.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the XDA forums to grab the download, just be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: XDA developers
Well that certainly didn’t take long. While the Samsung Galaxy S III still has yet to arrive in stores, we have certainly been treated in the last few days. We’ve already seen everything from the complete firmware of the device being available to .apk files such as S Voice being extracted– but now we have some even more exciting news. The developer community has done the inevitable and successfully created the first custom ROM for the device. This newly born ROM is actually created off a former community-collaborated ROM based off Android 4.0.4 build XXALE8 (build as of May 13th, 2012). More importantly, the new ROM is completely deodexed, rooted and zipaligned. Huzzah!
As previously mentioned— the Galaxy S III has yet to be released, so the ROM is understandably untested as of now. But hey— any custom ROM is a good ROM, right gang? Since we know you’re interested in seeing more details of this achievement, be sure to hit the source link for more information.
source: XDA Forums
The fun part of unlocking and rooting your Android phone is trying out all the cool third-party ROMs out there. But in many cases, these ROMs are missing some of the manufacturer specific features of some devices, such as S-Pen support or camera burst mode. Well fear no more, young rootmeisters, for OpenDESIGN is born.
Headed by XpLoDWilD from TeamHacksung, a subgroup of CyanogenMod, OpenDESIGN’s goal is to essentially reverse-engineer manufacturer features and build them into CM9. These features are written from the ground up and open-sourced early on to give developers a chance to keep improving the code.
This is a great project that should help make AOSP-based ROMs even more attractive to geeks enthusiasts. The site is pretty new but has a bunch of information on features that are being worked on. Developers can join them and help the cause by contributing to the project. Hit the source link for more info.
I have to give a big thanks to the guys at XDA, as they have done it again. Kennethpenn has posted a very simple way to root your HTC One X and the HTC One XL. With a few easy steps you will be on your way to enjoying the sweet rewards that come with rooting your device. Custom ROMs, no bloatware, and improved battery life just to name a few. With that being said, I must remind you, rooting your phone voids your warranty, and all the blame is solely on you should something go wrong.
If you’re still reading this and want to know more, click on the source link below for all the instructions. I would also like to thank sparkym3 for the exploit and crisis187 for being a brave tester. We want to know in the comments below, how many of you plan to try this?
AT&T’s decision to lock the bootloader of its HTC One X smartphone has definitely upset more than a few individuals. Because people are outraged over this restriction and have been offered no explanation from AT&T directly, they have taken to the chatrooms and forums to voice their anger. HTC has taken immediate notice of this terrible situation and has offered an official statement regarding this matter:
“HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future”.
In other words: HTC is ok with unlocked bootloaders on its devices, but AT&T isn’t ok with this on its new flagship phone. HTC hasn’t changed its stance on working with the developer community, but for now– it’s working on unlocking other devices instead of the One X on AT&T’s network. Looks like AT&T customers would best splurge on the unlocked Tegra 3 version if they want to enjoy the full experience of the device because it doesn’t look like AT&T will be allowing any tinkering on its version anytime soon.
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Devs, hit the source link to start downloading and cook us up something yummy!
One of the hottest families of custom ROMs out there these days is the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP). With over 30 builds under their belt since late last year, the project has now reached Milestone 5. What does that mean? Basically, when enough features and fixes have been added to the project to merit an official release marker, it’s called a Milestone. These builds are the recommended builds for those who don’t flash the less stable nightly builds.
AOKP has ROMs out for many devices, not all of which have received a Milestone 5 build yet. But the big boys have, including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM, ASUS Transformer TF101, and HTC Incredible. Other devices should be reaching Milestone 5 hopefully within a couple of weeks.
Yes folks, the time is finally here. Verizon has officially begun to roll out the latest 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus. You rooted users are lucky and don’t have to wait for the OTA to hit your device because the amazing developer named Droid Th3ory already has a nice little flashable package for you. Once flashed, you will be upgraded to the official build number of IMM76K and will get new radios and bootloader in the process. The update requires that you are on the official 4.0.2 (ICL53F) build but lucky for you if your not, Droid Th3ory has worked his magic and his script will revert your build to the required version before flashing the new build. Pretty slick huh! You should definitely drop by DroidHive.com to pay the man his due respects and while you are there, check out his amazing line of custom Axi0m roms. You will not be disappointed! They just happen to be the only thing that I will run on my Galaxy Nexus… Just sayin’ :-)
Grab the download below and flash through your custom recovery. That’s it! The wait is finally over!