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Return your Nook Color to stock

The Nook Color has become a popular tablet as well as an e-reader. You may need to get it back to stock if you are experiencing any of these issues:

  • can’t download market apps
  • getting “server error” when trying to get into android market
  • tried the youtube “my channel” trick
  • tried the google talk login trick
  • can’t update to stock 1.1.0 from 1.0.1 no matter what you try. the “sideload_update.zip” just won’t take!
  • pre-rooted 1.1.0 doesn’t help me
  • attempted custom ROMs/hacking caused errors

If one of the above is an issue or for whatever reason you can return your device back to the stock kernel in just 5 easy steps.  The instructions are straight forward, and you can find them courtesy of our good friends at Android Central via the source link. You can then proceed to re-root it if you want.

[via androidcentral]

ACE ROM available for the Sprint Epic 4G

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Here’s another ROM out for Android devices, and this time it’s for the Sprint Epic 4G. No doubt because people who have the means are just tired of everyone having to wait for the carriers and manufacturers to get together and put out some updates for us all. Thankfully, AC Forum member Paul627g doesn’t feel like being the patient type, so he’s put out the ACE ROM for the Sprint Epic 4G.

In doing so, this ROM has a long list of tweaks including a deodexed system, all the Samsung bloat-ware removed and a full ext4 compliance. So if you own a Sprint Epic 4G, and don’t feel like waiting for an update, or just feel like getting rid of ‘Car Home’ from your app list, check out the forum here.

[via Android Central]

HTC Desire HD gets Gingerbread and HTC Sense 2.1 via leaked ROM

The latest Android device to get some Gingerbread lovin’ is the HTC Desire HD, via a ROM that leaked previously but it now being updated by the folks over at XDA Developers. The screenshot above is showing the base leaked version, however.

If you have an HTC Desire HD and want to try Gingerbread out and HTC Sense 2.1 interface, be sure to click the source link at the end of the article. But keep in mind that these are test builds and as such, they will be buggy. But if you do try out this ROM, please leave a comment and let us know how you’re liking it!

Also, hit the break to see a couple screenshots!

[via XDA Developers]

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HTC Evo Shift 4G has ROM Manager and ClockworkMod Recovery available

The HTC Evo Shift 4G now has support for ROM Manager and ClockworkMod Recovery, if you’re the hacking type. There were some concerns over recovery being able to backup Sprint’s WiMax keys. but that seems to have been resolved now, which was the only thing left stopping the process from installing correctly.

You’ll need to be sure your Evo Shift is rooted first, and then the easiest way to get it going is to use the ROM Manager, which you can get here as well. The ClockworkMod Recovery version for the Evo Shift is listed as version 3.0.1.4, and you can download it manually from this location, just look for “Evo Shift” in the download list.

[via XDA-Developers]

Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S 4G

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If you got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S 4G, you no doubt are loving the 4G speeds. But what if you’re curious on what the other networks are like with that Galaxy S of yours? You’re in luck as XDA Member sanfranx415 has found the unlock code buried deep within the Galaxy S 4G.

After you give yourself root access to your device, you’ll also need to grab a hex editor to be able to get your device operating on another network. The file that contains the code is called “bml3.bak”. Once you have that file, you’ll need to do a hex search for an 8 digit code, which is the Network unlock Control key. Once that’s changed, you’re laughing.

For details and full instructions, hit this thread. Also, hack cautiously.

[via XDA-Developers]

HTC Inspire 4G gets overclock treatment, screaming at 1.8GHz?

Overclocking: it’s the magical word around the mobile-sphere nowadays, and it looks like the HTC Inspire 4G isn’t immune to the speed demon’s charm. In following the trend set forth by the Xoom, which recently got overclocked to similar speeds, a member of XDA Forums is now claiming he’s brought some “liquid quick” to one of HTC’s latest.

While there isn’t yet a whole lot of confirming or denying, it’s certainly exciting for current users, as well as those looking to get the device. All we know as of right now is that the hack is only compatible with CyanogenMod 7.

Be sure to hit the source link for the full thread, and let us know what you think in the comments!

[xda via phandroid]

Nook Color Gets Modified To Become An In-Dash System (Video)

Just when you thought the list of things a rooted Nook Color could do was coming to a close, think again.  We’ve seen the Nook initially get rooted, sport custom ROM’s over clocking it, rock Honeycomb 3.0 and now some dedicated and determined modder was able to build his own car mount for the Nook after rooting it.  Take a look at the video below of the rooted in-dash goodness, courtesy of ebay member juicedigital.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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[via youtube]

Motorola Atrix 4G root update – Motorola locks

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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.

[via XDA-Developers]

Google Nexus One gets Android Honeycomb Port

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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.

[via XDA-Developers]

Motorola Atrix 4G rooted and system dump now available

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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]