Not long after Android 2.3.5 has been reaching more devices, XDA member AdamG has brought us some more excellent news. Apparently, he has released to the public an AOSP version of Android for the Galaxy S II, incorporating a few bugfixes and features. Though the ROM follows the common minimal approach of numerous others, and is still under development, many users claim it stable enough to be their daily driver.
Some notable features are:
- Adhoc wifi support (which opens up the possibility for wifi hotspot goodness)
- Advanced power menu, with reboot and screenshot options
- Facebook contact sync
- SIP calling over 3g (which is nice, because setting this up is not that easy to do anymore)
A format is required to apply this AOSP ROM. Let us know how it goes!
The Motorola Atrix was the top of the Android foodchain at the beginning of the year being the first dual-core Android device released. Since then, you gotta wonder how it could be improved upon. How about giving it a software overhaul by way of CyanogenMod 7 for example? CyanogenMod is easily the most popular of any available Android ROMs out there, and for good reason. It’s offers add-ons and features that we only wish were built into the actual Android 2.3 code and left that way when we buy it.
Now that the bootloader has been unlocked for the Motorola Atrix (which was an uphill battle for a long time), there’s no stopping the amount of mods and ROMs that we’ll start seeing. Best of all, testing is underway as you read this to get CyanogenMod 7 onto the Motorola Atrix. No time has been given for its release, but we’re sure at the pace they have worked for many other devices, it shouldn’t be long before it’s up for download.
[via xda developers]
Ahh, just because Motorola has forgotten about the original Droid, the one that kicked off fragmentation like no other, doesn’t mean our strong at will developer’s community did. Remember Peter Alfonso? He’s the guy that also brought the Droid 2.3.4 a couple of weeks ago. Well, he’s still hard at work to keep the OG Droid up to date with recent devices.
Alfonso has announced today that 2.3.5 is now available for download which would instantly allow this device to leap frog over new devices who haven’t even received the new version yet. Among some of the minor changes you’ll find are video capabilities with Gtalk, new Google Search features yet to even show up in the Market and a few others. Hit the break to snag the download link and thrust your Droid into the near distant future. » Read the rest
We mentioned last week how although HTC promised us an unlocked bootloader for the HTC Sensation soon, AlphaRev refused to wait. They told that Sensation to S-off. Seeing this new device ready for flashing was great!
Now it seem that we’re now getting some first in news via Google+. That’s right! Looks like developers Ricardo Cerquiera and Ed Carrigan, by way of their respective Google+ profiles have given us proof that they have successfully flashed the HTC Sensation and the LG Optimus 3D with CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1.
Many hoped the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Epic 4G was going to be here this month, but an announcement by Sprint squashed that. While you are still waiting for official release, you can check out a leaked ROM. This ROM is build EG22 (back in June it was EF02), and it is based on Android 2.3.4. It looks like there are some fixes with this new build, including one for existing sound-related problems
This ROM is flashable with ClockworkMod and is pre-rooted. Head over to the source link to give it a try.
Thanks to @cvpcs (developer of the ultra-minimalistic Ruby and Sapphire ROMs), and his 2nd-init hack, the DROID X and DROID 2 can finally experience some truly custom ROMs, not just some stripped down versions of the stock build. The MIUI ROM is a mashup of sorts – taking the best of various ROMs and putting them together into one awesome package. Reminiscent of iOS on the outside, that similarity stops here. Quick and stable, MIUI makes for a excellent ROM if you’re looking to better the performance of your phone.
With no viable way yet to modify the kernel on Motorola devices (because of the bootloader policy), this particular port is built from CyanogenMOD nightlies that can utilize the stock kernel. The original ROM was a complete AOSP rebuild, and this is a far-cry from that. However MIUI, by its very nature, is many things on many different devices. The performance gain we all know and love is not lost on these phones.
One might think that some phones, like the Samsung Replenish, just don’t get as much love as others. This thought would be understandable, too, considering that this “eco-friendly” smartphone doesn’t have the largest user base. Surprisingly enough, this isn’t actually the case; developer Shabbypenguin over at the AC forums has just released a beta version of LeafROM, fixing several of the problems inherent with a “stock” phone. While rooting and removing bloatware like the “rescue server” app, Shabbypenguin also adds some new features such as the Gingerbread malware patch. If you’re looking for the “rooting and hacking” experience, and own the Replenish, why not check it out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
About a month ago we reported that CM7 was ported to the Droid X by a method called 2nd-init. It looks like xda forum user, edgan, has brought the same method to the Droid X2, which should open this device up to some really nice ROMs. Basically it is a clean port from the Atrix.
It has been tested on one Droid X2 so far. I recommend only developers play with this for now. It is not that useful be itself, but expect to see lots of new things happen based on this.
Head over to the source link for more information. Don’t forget, we reported last week about the first ROM available for the Droid X2, so give that a try while you wait for more goodies.
[via xda forums]
Last week we showed you a video of CyanogenMod7 running on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and now the nightly builds are officially available. CyanogenMod is the leader for custom ROMs as it is now on over 500,000 devices.
The nightlies are based on CyanogenMod7.1 which is based on Android 2.3.4. As always, these builds are likely to have bugs and missing functionality, but if you have been dying to get CyanogenMod rocking on your SGSII, hit the source link.