We told you about the Motorola Atrix 4G getting the system dump root treatment, and although it seemed like a tedious task to get going, it appears that to the disappointment of many developers, Motorola still has things fairly locked down once you get to see the different partitions.
It appears that the system dump is not encrypted, but the whole partition is signed by Motorola, meaning that the files in the root cannot be replaced by custom files like recovery. Basically, some files are still locked as a result, making the rooting only partially successful, and pretty much useless for now.
More information can be found at this thread.
Well, the Honeycomb porting train is ahead full steam with the Google Nexus One latest to receive. We had heard some HTC devices getting it earlier last week from XDA-Developers (of course), and now we have another HTC device to add to the list. Apparently there really isn’t much working on this port other than just booting into Honeycomb. You can’t make calls, text, or use the camera, but no doubt they’ll have those working in no time.
If you want to find out more about the Nexus One Honeycomb port, and keep up to date on new features working, follow this thread.
The Motorola Atrix 4G is the latest device to get the root treatment, and it’s not even released yet! In doing so, you’ll gain access to the standard FroYo features like Mobile Hotspot and using apps like Titanium Backup (which require root access). Why stick with the carrier locks when you can get everything. If it sounds simple, it’s not quite that easy, but if you’re willing to give it a try, hit the link here to XDA-Developers for more information.
To add to some Atrix 4G hackiness, the system dump is also now available, which will give you some cool added wallpapers and ringtones for the Atrix. If you’re so inclined to look a little deeper at the code, you’ll be able to see the complete system, and who knows what you could do with it then…the sky’s the limit. You can download it by accessing the AC Forum link below, where you’ll need to be logged in to see the download and article.
[via Engadget, Android Central Forum]
For those of you who are still hanging on to your original Motorola Droid, a new ROM has been made available that brings vanilla-flavored Gingerbread to the OG Droid.
This Gingerbread ROM for the Droid was created by Peter Alfonso. He added in a few of the Android community’s favorite modifications as well as the original Droid launcher and boot animation, but make no mistake, you will still get a Gingerbread experience out of this ROM.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola both decided that the Droid 1 has reached its EOL and would not receive anymore major updates, but now you can have the Gingerbread experience anyway! Head on over to Peter’s website and get started. Let us know how you like the ROM in the comments!
If you own an Android device, chances are you want to stretch the capacity of your device’s hardware within inches of it’s breaking point. You want to customize it beyond recognition. You want to squeeze every ounce of processing power out of your phone, treating it like a NASA supercomputer while laughing in the face of your warranty and smartphone insurance. Otherwise, you’re doing it wrong. Then again, maybe everyone isn’t as passionate as I am about making my phone do anything and everything it was never intended to do. But for those of you who are, yesterday Adrynalyne of Android Central released the first ROM for the Samsung Continuum. Albeit extremely vanilla, it will serve as the blank canvas for all the other developers, as well as the streamlined, bloat-free ROM for the minimalist user.
Download your Samsung Continuum ROM here.
Although this device is primarily used in India and South Korea, the Dell Venue has been rooted. The process for gaining root access on the Dell Venue is easy enough. All you need to do is download the drivers as well as Superoneclick root application.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Download the driver file from Dell. (A Windows-based PC is required)
- Connect your phone to your PC.
- Install R291096.exe.
- Download SuperOneClickv1.5.1-ShortFuse
- Open SuperOneClick and tap the ROOT button.
You can also reference the XDA Developers thread here if needed.
The Samsung Transform is the latest to get Android 2.2 under it’s belt, not officially, but sort of. SDX Developers member Vampirefo has put all the instructions you need to get Froyo working on your Transform. As always, we feel the need to warn you that any tinkering with the code on your device could make it as useless as tanning bed in Africa.
If you do this to your Samsung Transform and happen to notice any issues, please go to the same forum at the source link below and comment on your findings to help the developer fix any unforeseen issues. This is still in testing, but it is more or less working, even if it doesn’t help your overall speed. Not much you can do there with a hardware bottleneck for specs.
The HTC EVO Shift 4G now has a permanent root solution and is available now at the source link below. As with any root, you’ll want to make sure to take care so as not to “brick” your EVO. 6 steps to follow on the instructions list, and just in case you were wondering, Recovery is coming soon as well.
For those of you who do not want to take the risk of rooting your device, Launcher Pro is a great free app for customizing your device’s UI. An updated version of Launcher Pro (v.0.8.3) is now available in the Android Market. While it’s not a huge overhaul of the last version of Launcher Pro, there are some neat added transition effects.
For those of you who have tried out the new Launcher Pro, what are your thoughts? Leave a comment!
You can also grab Launcher Pro from the TalkAndroid ApptlyAndroid database or scan the QR code below.
[via TA ApptlyAndroid database]
If it runs Android, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s eventually going to get rooted. The guys over at GTV Hacker got their game on with the Logitech Revue and did just that. Now you can install any custom app you want on this internet TV device. It will be interesting to see what the cunning developers come up for this device. Just a word of warning, this hack requires some pretty hardcore modding, but if you wield a soldering iron better then you do a tire iron, you might want to give this a go. Check out a video with the custom boot logo and installed apps after the break.