Google IO 2016 Coverage

Droid X2 and Droid Bionic Join ROM Manager’s List of Supported Devices (Video Tutorial)

With over 3 million downloads, there’s no doubt as to why root users are downloading ROM Manager by the butload.  Its ease and simplicity have made it possible for those who know very little about ROM’ing to get their feet wet.  Well, among those millions we can now add Droid X2 and Droid Bionic users.  Thanks to the ClockworkMod team the list of supported devices continues to expand.  Obviously you’ll need root access for this as well as to be bootstrapped.  An official Bionic bootstrap is said to be coming soon but for now the current version will suffice.

If you’re a newbie, there’s no doubt about it.  ROM Manager is the tool to get things done when it comes to the awesome world of swapping ROM’s hassle free.  If you’re ready to give it a go you can head on over to our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can simply grab it from the Android Market.  If you’re a X2 or Bionic owner and have successfully used ROM Manager, definitely feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  In addition, after the break, we’ve added the Android Market tutorial for the full walk through on how to install and use ROM Manager for your ROM’ing enjoyment.  Have fun.   Read more

HP TouchPad CyanogenMod Port Showing More and More Improvement Every Day (Video)

The HP TouchPad continues to make its debut as the CyanogenMod team improves its functionality hitting milestone after milestone.  The team, hard at work, has released another video demonstrating the device utilizing both of its 1.5 GHz cores to their full potential.  In addition, the teams has rectified the sound issue and touts the devices ability to sport 3D gaming.  Furthermore, hardware accelerated video is now working offering you 720p HD video playback for videos stored on the device as well as high quality YouTube videos.  The team aims to remain true to its original intentions which is to allow the device to dual boot on either Android or webOS.  Check out the video demo below and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the progress so far.

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[via androidcommunmity]

DROID Bionic WiFi tether hack for rooted users [Courtesy of XDA]

A lot of you were able to root your Bionic, but found that you couldn’t WiFi tether. It looks like Verizon and Motorola have stepped up their efforts in preventing your from tethering, but thanks to xda member ddv2005, you can now freely tether away.

From the post:


I found way to enable Hotspot without Verizon Provisioning. I used SQLLite Editor to modify settings.db for “Settings Storage” application ( ). Set entitlement_check to 0 and reboot the phone.


[via xda]

CyanogenMod7 Almost A Daily Driver On The HP TouchPad

It looks like everyone’s favorite selling tablet, thanks to its ridiculous price drop, is surely going the way of the Nook Color in that no one ever gave it a second glance as a worthy contender in the “cheap but effective as hell” tablet market.  The HP TouchPad has certainly come a long way since its first inception as a possible Android powered tablet.  We’ve also recently seen the device running the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 thanks to Team TouchDroid’s blood, sweat and tears.  However, the real credit goes to the folks over at the CyanogenMod team, as its original code generators.

The CM7 team states that everything is running on the device smoothly with the exception of WiFi.  Now we know that’s big, but if you can remain patient, it’s only a matter of time until that issue is resolved as well.  Then you’ll have a cheap as hell Android tablet running one of the most respected ROM’s on the platform today.  Once the build is final, you should have no problem sporting this little guy as your daily tablet driver.  Check out the video after the break of the team’s progress and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Were you one of the lucky users able to get your hands on the device for a mere $99 bucks? Read more

DROID 2 Global Gingerbread build leaks

DROID 2 Global owners still can’t figure out where the Gingerbread update is. Earlier today we found out that the DROID 2 is very close, but we have a surprise for you DROID 2 Global owners. Build 4.5.606 has leaked and aceoyame made it available for you to download and flash.

You will have to return back to stock 2.4.330 with no root or custom recovery in order to flash this update. Since this is not the official update, you can SBF back to 2.4.330 in order to get it when it becomes available. You could also revert back to root upon doing this.


  1. Download the zip file (or mirror)
  2. Rename file to and place it in your root directory of your SD card
  3. Hold X as you turn the phone on
  4. Hit the magnifying glass and choose to install

[via rootzwiki]

Preview Of CyanogenMod On The LG Optimus 3D Shows Promise (Video)

Everyone’s favorite developer is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to his “get CM on as many devices as I can” campaign.  The latest and greatest to make the list is the LG Optimus 3D/LG Thrill 4G.  We knew it was being implemented on the device along with the Sensation 4G but now we’ve got a video preview for you thanks to developer Ricardo Cerquiera.   As you can see in the video, the build looks stable with video, browsing, OpenGL and WiFi all working on the device seamlessly.  And with 58 frames per second according to the NenaMark benchmark app, it’s sure to be sweet as heck.

According to Cerquiera, 3D video is up and working as well.  So, if you’re all worried about losing that gimmick feature don’t worry about it.  As of now, there’s no word whether or not the firmware will make it to nightly builds but we’ve got one eye open on this and you’ll be the first to know if it does.  Hit the break to check out the video demo of the build in action and as always feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.   Read more

HTC’s Sensation And Evo 3D Get Some ClockworkMod Recovery Love

ClockworkMod, one of Android’s highly customized recovery options, has now been made available for the HTC Sensation and Evo 3D.  If you’re a hard core hacker and ROM’r, chances are, the ROM you’re using now or will be using in the near future already has ClockworkMod on board.  So, do the devs a favor and try it out.  Provide as much feedback as you possibly can, so as to assist in getting this recovery to work flawlessly on these devices.  ClockworkMod, via their official Twitter account, also announced that they’re looking for Motorola Atrix 4G users as well to test their popular recovery.  Let’s not disappoint!  Feel free to head back here in the comments when you’re done with the install and let us know how it’s working.  In addition, it might be worthwhile to check out our own Andrew Greenfield’s post on TeamWin’s custom recovery.  He’s sort of our ROM guru and subject-matter expert around here, don’t ya know?

[via @clockworkmod]

CyanogenMod 7 testing for Motorola Atrix underway

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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.

Stay tuned!

[via xda developers]

Netflix patch works on ASUS Transformer – makes Honeycomb sweeter

We had some Netflix news a couple days ago for Honeycomb tablets, but ASUS Transformer users were perhaps feeling a little left out in the cold on the support side of things. It was working on some, but unfortunately not all. That’s going to change today, as a patch is now available to get Netflix running on all ASUS Transformer devices. Yeah, we said it, now grab it from the source link below!

[via xda developers]

Get Faster Speeds on the Samsung Galaxy S II using AT&T

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Yes, another Samsung Galaxy S II story even though most of us still have to wait it out to get one in these parts! It’s such a great device though, we can’t help it! Developers must feel the same way because here’s another hack you can do on a Galaxy S II using AT&T to get yourself some faster data speeds, if you’re lucky enough to have one now, or if you’re getting one when its available in the US or Canada.

XDA member locust43 found the correct settings to edit the APN settings which more or less govern the speeds on the device, making it easy for you to increase them. Back your APN up first in case you need to change back. You can follow the guide here.

It’s good to know these things before buying one right?

[via xda-developers]