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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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]

Motorola Droid vanilla Gingerbread ROM now available

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!

[via peteralfonso]

Adrynalyne Opens the Door for Rooted Samsung Continuum Owners and Developers

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.

[via androicentral]

Dell Venue has been rooted

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:

  1. Download the driver file from Dell. (A Windows-based PC is required)
  2. Connect your phone to your PC.
  3. Install R291096.exe.
  4. Download SuperOneClickv1.5.1-ShortFuse
  5. Open SuperOneClick and tap the ROOT button.
  6. Enjoy!

You can also reference the XDA Developers thread here if needed.

[via phandroid]

Froyo comes to Samsung Transform

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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.

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[via SDX-Developers]