It has long been the understanding that if you wanted to customize or mod your launcher on the Evo you would need to either root your phone to mod the Sense launcher or choose another launcher from the Market (ADW, LauncherPro, etc). What if you like Sense, you just want to change it a bit to fit you? 4×5 setup. Transparent app drawer. Nothing big, just small corrections. You know you need to root. Even worse, you’re stuck with the 4.24 OTA update for the Evo where an exploitable root hasn’t been found yet. Uh oh. Game over, right? Not exactly. Radical thinker and modder extraordinaire tommytomatoe has found a way to edit your Sense Rosie without needing root. “You can’t do that!!!” you might be thinking. Pfft. He just did that. » Read the rest
The magic of RUU’s. When developers make custom ones the possibilities open up. And thanks to UKSheep, the infamous Dell Streak now has some more tools for root users. His new multi flasher can be used to flash not just ROMs, but basebands, and different recoveries. The dev made it in order to be able to flash the most used recoveries for the device, and he claims it does just that. If you are a Dell Streak and you’re a flashaholic this is the app you need. Go on over to his xda thread to check it out!
One thing’s for sure about the Android dev community: They move fast. Less than two weeks after the device’s launch, root access has been achieved for the Evo 3D — both the stock version, and the updated kernel that was released OTA right after launch. Android dev agrabren announced via Twitter just hours ago that he has managed to root not one, but two different Evo 3D devices, one which was updated and one which wasn’t. He doesn’t yet have a method of distributing this hack to the general public, but he has successfully gained access. We’ll keep you posted on progress of general distribution in the upcoming days.
We reported yesterday that the leaked Gingerbread build for the Motorola Atrix could be unlocked. Using the files from the leaked build, Android tweakers have figured out a way to unlock everyone’s Atrix.
There are some that believe that Motorola never intended to unlock the bootloader with the Gingerbread release and there are others who say they have confirmation from Motorola that they will. We will find out for sure in the near future, but for now if you have an Atrix you can start loading custom ROM’s
As many of you know, the EVO 3D officially launches on Sprint, unless you’re one of those lucky Premier customers. That said, there’re going to be those people that simply can’t afford the $199 price tag (like myself) or aren’t eligible for their upgrade, in which case they can’t afford the $500+ price tag. Regardless of your reasoning, if you’re one of these people that won’t be picking up HTC’s latest hotness, you at least don’t have to be left out of the Sense 3.0 loop…if you’re rooted. Those wondrous chefs over at XDA have released some great Gingerbread Sense 3.0 ROMs, and we’ve done a bit of leg work to test a few out. Check in after the break to see our list of Sense 3.0 ROMs and be sure to leave comments if you decide to try one (or if you happen to have a ROM that we missed). » Read the rest
Motorola has been promising unlocked bootloaders, but not until later in the year. We also never expected that they would unlock existing phones.
We reported that a leak of a Gingerbread update surfaced, but we just found out that it will allow users to unlock the bootloader using the traditional command: “fastboot oem unlock.” The update is expected in July and when users receive that update they will be able to boot their Atrix into Fastboot mode and unlock from there.
Yesterday afternoon I came across a tweet from a follower and it obviously caught my attention as you can see. So I clicked the link and it took me to the Twitition that was created originally by @SantoTheWriter only yesterday. And from the looks of it, created less than an hour from when I has signed the petition.
The petition is straight to the point:
With so many users around the world on CM7 we want to see an Android Phone ship with the best Android has to offer. Let’s see if we can get the attention of HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola and the like.
CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware aka ROM, designed to replace your current factory firmware. After rooting your device, CyanogenMod gives you the ability to exceed the limitation that are set by your carriers.
Owners of the Droid Incredible 2 no longer have to wait to see if HTC will address the locked bootloader. The AlphaRev team has unlocked just got the job done so this means custom ROMs should be available soon.
Expect it to be on the supported device list soon and check out the video:
Before the most recent update for the Asus Transformer, rooting it was an absolute necessity. The newest update, however, has made the device much smoother. That doesn’t stop the urge for some people to root it! Straight from xda, member mashi has found a much simpler way (than before) to root the Asus. » Read the rest