HTC One X And One S Smartphones Get ClockworkMod Touch Software

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Leave it to some crafty folks to ensure the latest and greatest tools are available for the latest and greatest devices in no time. While the HTC One X and One S smartphones are still newly released devices, the fine ClockworkMod development team has gone ahead and quickly pumped out the latest ClockworkMod Touch software for those devices. That means owners of those devices are one step closer to flashing not just one, but perhaps multiple ROMs because hey— we all love our ROMs, right?

Naturally, you’ll find the new ClockworkMod software when you hit the source link below. In addition, you will also find the traditional non-Touch version, if that’s your fancy. Well go on— get to it.

source: ClockworkMod

Check Out This Awesome Metro UI Theme for All ICS and Honeycomb Tablets

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Now here’s a cool one for you tablet users that like to tweak the appearance of your UI! XDA member BroBot175 has created a Metro UI theme for all tablets running Honeycomb or ICS! The theme is a fully functioning replica of Windows 8 that allows you to create your own tiles, and organize them however you want.

I flashed this theme over a week ago on my Galaxy Tab when the project was in its infancy and now its gotten polished enough for daily use. BroBot175 has even recently added support all ICS and Honeycomb tablets because he was getting so many requests for added support. Just like any other theme you simply flash in ClockworkMod Recovery and will then have to transfer over the tile images to get started. Set-up can take a while because you have to plot out every single tile using Desktop Visualizer widgets but if you follow the devs step by step instructions you should have no problems at all. So for those of you who like to customize the look of your device and want something completely different than the ICS or Honeycomb layout, you really should check this theme out! Hit the source link below to get started.

source: XDA

Lucky Owner Of AT&T HTC One X Prototype May Open Floodgates To Additional “Access” Of The Device

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The great thing about the Android platform is the fact it allows us to tinker and modify our devices, despite certain OEMs and carriers making a clear effort to deter us from doing such sinful acts. While HTC has given us some ability to unlock its devices, we do know that some very intelligent and crafty individuals are hard at work trying to make newer HTC devices (and other OEMs for that matter) more accessible to us– the common people, in the meantime. That’s why an anonymous person who has that mouthwatering AT&T HTC One X smartphone is ready to make the device just a little more interesting. Apparently he or she bought a prototype of the smartphone with full S-OFF in the bootloader. While the anonymous person may not be able to do anything on his or her own, the development community is sought upon to try and throw in their two cents on how to crack the additional codes in the phone. Ladies and gents— if the lucky owner and other developers are able to crack the code of the phone, we may just see a new world of potential for the device… sooner than we think. Stay tuned for further developments on this noteworthy story everyone!

source: XDA

CyanogenMod Announces Cid, the Final Version of the New Mascot

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Damn, that was fast! Yesterday we showed you what was to be the starting point of the new CyanogenMod mascot, rAndy. The CM team put out an open call for mascot ideas and rAndy was the the teams final choice. When announcing their decision they had said that they were going to be working with the artist to fine tune the little guy before making any finalization’s and would let us know when he is ready for the mainstream. Enter Cid, the final design for the new CM mascot and it only took a day to get him whipped into shape.

Cid (Pronounced: /si:d/):
When we started brainstorming names we wanted to pick something short, simple and fitting for the new mascot. Obviously trying to stray away from the *droid or *Andy type names we decided to pay homage to D.A.R.Y.L., B.O.B Maximillion or V.I.N.Cent and create a name that could also be an acronym.

We chose C.I.D. which is short for Cyanogenmod ID, the common thread that all CyanogenMod users share; each user’s unique place in our community.

Some of you may also be familiar with the concept of the “id”, the instinctual driving force behind our personalities. It seemed fitting, that this chaotic force and need for immediate gratification, was incorporated into the image of a OS which strives to be on the bleeding edge of Android development.

Thus C.I.D became Cid.

Alright, sounds good to me! Although I was partially attached to the cool looking owl entry they had, and apparently that was actually one of the designs that was hotly debated over. Either way I am cool with Cid and I look forward to seeing his cute little mug on a CM boot animation in the near future. What about you guys? Are you down with Cid? Tell me all about it in the comments below.

 

ClockworkMod Touch Recovery Now Available for the Transformer and Transformer Prime

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For those of you ASUS Transformer and Transformer Prime owners who enjoy a little custom recovery action every now and then you’ll be pleased to know the CM touch version is now available to you. Over the weekend Sir Koushik Dutta released the touch recovery for the two tablets, adding to the ever growing list of compatible deices. This will make it the first “tablet” versions added to the list, though.

If you have yet to use touch recovery on any of your devices, well, you are missing out. After using the handy touch controls on my Galaxy Nexus, the OG version on my Transformer Prime just seems so outdated. Not that there is anything wrong with the older scrolling method, I just prefer to tap away at my hacking. :-)

To get the newest CM recovery on your Transformer and Transformer Prime is a piece of cake. You can automatically flash it through the ROM Manger app for the small price 0f $2 (you really should support CM development), go to the CM source link for manual install instructions, or you can use the flashable zip below (created by XDA member jvscorp). Happy touching!

Clockwork Recovery 5.8.1.8 by JvS Corp.zip

source: ClockworkMod / XDA
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CM9 Nightlies return – Galaxy S i9000/i9000B, Captivate and Vibrant all covered

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that many of the most talented Android designers and developers don’t work for the giant manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola and HTC. Some of the most impressive Android ROMS come from the independent developer community and it’s safe to say that CyanogenMod is the most reputable of all.

Only a couple of days ago we reported that the CyanogenMod team had been busy bringing Android 4.0 ICS to the HTC Sensation, LG Optimus LTE and LG Nitro HD by way of the CM9 ROM. It’s time for owners of the original Samsung Galaxy to take notice as, although Sammy itself won’t be bringing you some sweet Ice Cream Sandwich, CyanogenMod has added CM9 links for the i9000/i9000B, Captivate and Vibrant  to its downloads webpage.

As a reminder, you need to be rooted to pick up these ROMs and if you’re not rooted, perhaps today is the day to change it. Hit the source link below to get started. Happy flashing!

source : CyanogenMod

CM9 Nightlies Officially Kicked Off for LG Optimus LTE and Nitro HD

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Looks as though the CyanogenMod team has been busy lately! Earlier today we reported that the CM9 ICS ROM is getting under way for the HTC Sensation and now we see that CM9 nightlies are available for a couple of LG handsets. Lucky for you if you own a rooted LG Optimus LTE (GSM) or LG Nitro HD, because you can now officially board the nightly train to CM9-ville. If you own either of these devices and aren’t rooted yet, this would be a great time to look into it as the CM9 ROM is top-notch ICS in action. For those who don’t know about nightlies, these are early builds and will most likely have a few bugs here and there and will require you to reflash daily to stay up to date with the ongoing changelog. If you are gung-ho for this type of stuff, don’t hesitate to jump straight to the source link below, and for those who decide to give it a whirl, do us a favor and let us know in the comments how it goes!

Thanks Babbi29!

source: CyanogenMod

 

 

Android 4.0.4 IMM76 Now Available for Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi [Download]

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Last night we broke news about the Android 4.0.4 soak test beginning for the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi. One of our faithful readers informed us of all the goodies included in the 14.6MB IMM76 update which includes:

Quicker screen rotation
A new setting to choose whether the power button immediately locks the device or not
Microsoft Exchange improvements with additional EAS policies
Better phone number recognition
Camera and image quality improvements
Improved stability
Overall speed boost
Bug fixes 

We also just learned that this update is available for anyone who is willing to put forth a little effort as XDA member solarnz has the update all ready for you to download. There are a few things you must know first before trying to snag the update. You must be on a stock ROM (Android 4.0.3) and running the stock recovery. You will also need a USB stick and a microUSB adapter cable to transfer the data from your computer to your device. If you meet these few requirements and are ready to get to work, you can grab the download below. Next, throw it on to your USB drive, boot into recovery, then update with the .zip file that you just downloaded. Now simply reboot and enjoy a little 4.0.4 action! If you have any questions you can always reference the XDA thread through the source link below.

4.0.4 Update: 0d062b3bcbc7.signed-tervigon-IMM76-from-IML77.0d062b3b.zip

Thanks Andy!

source: XDA

 

 

ICS Camera Mod for the HTC Sensation Makes True 1080p Recording Possible

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If you are running Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Sensation and are a bit sad by the quality of the photos or videos you take, then have I got a bit of news for you. If you’re wanting to take pictures that are unsurpassed in quality then you should check out the HQ Camera mod.  This mod, created by XDA member NODO-GT, will give you the ability to record uncompressed videos as well as uncompressed audio. He’s also made photos look better too. It also has the following features:

  • 1080p Video Recording in 20mbps!
  • Increased Video Recording Quality
  • Rebuild Camera App with 0 Compression For Better Performance
  • 0 Compression on JPG Images.
  • Increase size cap of Images.
  • Improved Quality of Images.
  • Added Experimental 1250 ISO mode (Thank to krogoth)
This camera app rebuild makes your device capable of shooting videos at 20MB/s. He’s currently working on 720p mode as well as releasing a very high bit rate version for recording video at 40 MB/s. So if you’re interested hit the break below to get your download link. It’s always recommended to check out the forum thread for further details to see if there are quirks or bugs. Once you flash this in recovery turn auto focus off and set sharpness to -1 and you’ll notice a difference. Don’t believe me? Well we have a before and after shot after the break that should help convince you. Enjoy!

CyanogenMod 9 improves security for root users

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As Android continues to become more and more popular, coupled with the open-source nature of the software, the need for higher security is on everyone’s mind. In the past, flashing a custom ROM, such as CyanogenMod 7, would automatically enable root access to your phone, leaving your phone immediately vulnerable to potential security threats. Along with the risks came the freedom to customize your phone like no other mobile software could offer. Now with the most recent CyanogenMod 9, CM has merged 3 patches into their latest ROM that will disable automatic root access as default. Users will now have the following root options:

  • Disabled
  • Enabled for ADB only
  • Enabled for apps only
  • Enabled for both

So will this be a welcome change in the root community? In what situations would you make use of this new function? Let us know what’s on your mind in the comments.

Source: CyanogenMod