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 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.
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
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?
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.
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!
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?
The latest Barnes & Noble e-reader, the Nook Touch, is simply an e-reader, and not quite a ‘tablet’ device as we’ve come to know them, at least not next to its brother the Nook Color. Regardless, the Nook Touch runs Android 2.1 Eclair, and as such, it’s still an Android device… which basically means it must be hacked.
The New Nook Touch received some root goodness in the video below, and is running angry Birds. The mod seen is done by JesusFreke via Das U-Boot forums. So when you’re tired of reading Oprah’s book club recommendations, you can now play Angry Birds.
I would take this post as more of a warning for all who have a facebook account to make sure they lock it down before you have anyone on your Wi-Fi hacking into it and exploiting it. The FaceNiff app will actually creep into secure networks as well running WPA, WEP, and WPA2, so its really best to lock your facebook down too by setting your account access to use ‘https’. The developer Bartosz Ponurkiewicz lets us know that this not only works with facebook, but also Twitter, YouTube and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish Facebook clone). He also states that more site login support will be on the way.
In the video below, you’ll see how easy it is for someone to use this app and gain access to your facebook page with nothing but an Android device, making this a good secret weapon for your prankster friends, or even a revengeful tool for your enemies. Check it out. Also, instructions to lock your facebook page can be found here.
There’s many an app available on the Android Market for anyone who wants to back up their devices features, apps, or documents. What about your SMS messages? Yup, there’s a way to do that too. XDA member Pyr0TeK was kind enough to write up a little guide over it, with the aid of two apps available on the Android Market, which you’ll be able to download below.
You’ll need to download the following apps to get the process started. Simply scan or click below to grab and install.