How To Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Flash A Custom Recovery And Back It Up

by Joe Sirianni on

So you’re sitting in your man cave (or lady cave) after purchasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and wondering to yourself, what’s next?  Easy, root that mother, flash a custom recovery on it and then back it up!  Thanks to @Koush of clockworkmod and a thorough walk through from our friends over at Droid Life, here’s how to perform the necessary steps on the LTE version of your device.  Of course, you’re doing this at your own risk so pay attention!  However, it’s pretty easy.  Enjoy your new found freedom.   » Read the rest

Get Ready For The New Year With 3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper

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Well, it looks like Christmas snuck up on us again and before you know it, the new year will ring and CES will be up on us.  Why not kick things off with a little fireworks show on your home screen this year?  Check out 3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper for Android and show it off to your friends.   The app offers a stunning realistic firework show thanks to OpenGL.

It is the 1st 3D live wallpaper from Go Wallpaper Dev Team. Blooming light, camera turning and camera tracking are used comprehensively with many incredible blooming effect, to display a vividly colorful and stunning grand fireworks show.

Check out the key features by the developer, Go Wallpaper Dev Team, and don’t forget to check out all of the screen shots of the app in action.  You can check it out on the Android Market here or snag the QR code here on our popular apps database.   » Read the rest

Verizon is All Set to Roll Out the Next HTC Thunderbolt Update, Brings Fixes and Improvements

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Remember Verizon’s very first 4G phone, the HTC Thunderbolt? Well, it looks like Big Red is ready to send out the latest update to the TBolt and will bring the device up to version 2.11.605.9. As usual, the update will be OTA and contains a new radio (1.48.00.0930w_3, 0.01.78.0916w_3) as well as a few fixes that you will see below.

Device Features

  • Resolved issue with contact ringtones.
  • Improvements to notification volume.
  • Updated local streaming playback mechanism when network connection is not available.

Apps & Widgets

  • Updated Twitter API for Peep/FriendStream.
  • Clock app included in All App list.
  • Improvements in Exchange ActiveSync.

We’re not too sure when Verizon will start to roll this puppy out, but you should see a notification when she’s ready. You can also do the manual check thing by pressing Menu-> Settings-> Software Update-> Check New. Be a pal and let us know when you see it pop up, k?

[via Verizon Support]

 

Gameloft Teases Gamers With New Dungeon Hunter 3 Trailer, Includes Twist Of Multiplayer Action

by Roy Alugbue on

 

Dungeon Hunter is one of the more well-known series among Android gamers. Those gorgeous graphics, fluid gameplay, seemingly nonstop hack-and-slash action has had many yearning for more. Gameloft definitely answered by looking to tease us just a little by releasing the trailer to the anticipated Dungeon Hunter 3. As you can see, DH3 retains the same top-down perspective when playing in the new dungeons– 16 of them to be exact. Among the more noteworthy additions to the game are new equipment and character customization (acquiring new items when you level up for example) and get ready for this– multiplayer! That’s right, players will finally be able to duke it out against other players, all in the name of sweet glory. One sad bit of news while the game is free to play– you’ll have to pay for the premiums (i.e. new equipment, items, etc.). Hopefully it won’t be too bad of a trade-off for us frugal gamers.

You can take a gander and check out the awesome graphics and gameplay in the trailer below.

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[via Droid Gamers]

Android Training Will Begin, As Soon As Everyone Takes Their Seat

by Spencer McClendon on

 

The good folks over at Android Developers, have came up with some classes for Android developers. These classes are intended to help walk you through all the problems that most developers run into when creating apps for Android.It allows developers to access to snip-its of code that can be integrated into their own app, as well as giving them examples on how to design an app for cross-device use.
Read on past the break for the source link with all the details, as well as a direct link to the classroom.  » Read the rest

Pantech P9070 Slips Past FCC’s Door, LooksTo Join AT&T’s LTE Party

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Anyone else seeing a theme here with Pantech? First we have the budget-conscious Breakout LTE phone, then we have the that oh-so mysterious P4100 LTE tablet, now we have a new entry appearing in to the LTE arena. Pantech is clearly aiming to make a splash for 2012 with an ever-growing lineup of solid (LTE) budget devices. This unknown device– also known as the P9070, sports familiar AT&T frequencies including Band 5, which uses 850MHz as you can see. The phone seems to have been tested for quite some time already as it has received WiFi certification back in August. Is there perhaps a new contender in the budget arena on the way for 2012? Stay tuned everyone.

 

[via FCC]

Light Flow App Lets Android Users Customize Notifications, Gives Extra Reason To Assign Special Notifcation Settings For Grandma

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One of the most popular forms of Android customization is personalizing the notification settings. You know– your LED lights, vibrations and sounds. Well kids, there’s an application that makes personalizing your notifcations as simple as a few taps on your screen. Light Flow by Rage Consulting Limited, allows you to take control of your notification LED or trackball colors and makes them successively flash one color after another. You can set repeating sounds on vibration patterns for your notifications. Also noteworthy is the ability to set a “sleep time” or “on charge” where the lights and/or sounds and vibrations will not be heard or seen. Cool huh?

The program works with Android 2.2+ devices and is currently compatible with a variety of apps. You can set your notifications to work with 100 apps including Gmail, Twitter, Handcent, Facebook and many others. There are some known bugs such as some phones not having the ability to keep the notification lights on and HTC phones only supporting a limited number of colors. The bugs are by no means a deal-breaker and the pros definitely outweigh the cons. You can find Light Flow in the Android Market today for $1.99 or if you are feeling like going for a test drive first before making the down payment– there’s a Lite version available too. Give the app a try today– I’m certain it will be worth it for many of you.

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Google Releases A Pair of Commercials To Showcase The Galaxy Nexus

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Reports all over seem to be consistent in that Verizon isn’t doing a whole lot to advertise the Galaxy Nexus for the masses.  We’re told it could be a different story after the holidays for some reason. However, Google isn’t just standing by as two different commercials touting the device’s social features and facial recognition unlock screen are shown off.  I’ve actually recalled a few other commercials released for the device as well from when the GSM version debuted and thought I would just mash them all up here in one post for you.  Definitely entertaining, so check them out and don’t forget to let us know what you think.

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Adobe Updates Flash Player To Support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Since the launch of the great and powerful Galaxy Nexus, updates are beginning to come out of the wood works to support the latest and greatest OS to ever come out Googleplex.  Adobe’s Flash Player 11 is the latest to receive an update in support of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and though according to the change log there are few issues that still require ironing out, it’s all good for the most part.  The update brings the application to version 11.1.112.60 and can be snagged in the Android Market as well as the QR code below for your convenience.

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Android Market Link

[via Adobe]