CyanogenMod has released a custom ROM with a lockscreen gesture feature courtesy of mtwebster. A version of this ROM is now available for the original DROID.
Gestures is the ability to “draw” out anything you wish onto your lock screen which will then launch an application or phone activity that is associated with that drawing, similar to Google’s Gesture Search app.
For now, only DROID users can try out this custom ROM, but there will be more devices supported soon. Click the CyanogenMod source link if you want to check out this ROM!
Good news for all of you HTC Legend owners out there with the urge to flash… your phone that is. The popular custom ROM CyanogenMod now supports the Legend, as evidenced by the CyanogenMod Wiki.
The instructions are a little lacking at the moment, but once you’ve rooted your device you only need to download the update file and install it using ROM Manager. We know you know, but just so you can’t say we didn’t warn you, modifying your phone’s software can void your warranty and potentially implode the entire universe. Happy Thanksgiving!
ClockworkMod, one of (if not the) most popular recoveries available for rooted devices, has now made an appearance on the HTC G2. Over at xda, Koush – the creator and developer for ClockworkMod – has released the recovery console for the very popular T-Mobile device, and rooters, hackers and modders everywhere are quite excited. What with this recovery being on the G2, you can expect to see a lot more people rooting their G2’s and getting all the functionality they deserve.
If you want to check it out for yourself, be sure to hit up the source link below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
With the influx of people wanting to give Android a go (even Steve Wozniak!), there’s been one lack in the whole “Android on your iPhone” flurry: video! Fortunately for all of us, the guys over at Lifehacker have recorded a video tutorial of not only how to get Android on your iPhone, but also of the OS running on the device. In viewing the video, you’ll probably notice that the interface is pretty laggy in general, but you have to remember how much hacking and modding was required to get this done. So check out the video after the break, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
According to some whisperings over at xda-developers, the new all-encompassing-Froyo-root app, “Z4Root”, seems to be working on the Motorola Droid Pro. According to Droid rooter “bigdinosaur”:
So I figured I’d at least get things started – Credit goes to whomever first tried z4root on their Droid Pro – and to mahst687 for the deodexing.
Motorola ADB Driver
You will also (obviously) need Z4Root, available through the Market or by clicking here.
The whole thing seems to be very “beta” at this point, but if you want to give it a shot, be sure to hit the thread at the source link below, as well as to get any kind of support for this. XDA does mention that “It looks like this will be more of a trial and error type of process”, but they say that the process seems to work after awhile. Let us know how it goes or what you think in the comments!
For those of you with a freshly rooted G2, you may be pleased to hear that the folks behind the ever popular CyanogenMod have finished their work on version 6.1 for the G2. The announcement came via Twitter yesterday, so we should be seeing a release here pretty soon. Stay tuned folks!
If you love rooting (or just do it because you feel it’s the right thing to do), then chances are you’re familiar with ClockworkMod Recovery tool. Good news for you myTouch 4G rooters and hackers: your device is now part of the ROM Manager family. The G2 also got the Clockwork treatment recently, and we knew the MT4G wouldn’t be far behind.
Installing is simple. Once rooted, simply head here to check out ROM Manager (free) and download it to your device for free, or check out the premium version here. And be on the lookout, as custome ROMs and kernels are sure to be headed your way very soon. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! Cheers, Koush!
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Earlier today we told you that the supposedly unrootable G2 had finally been permanently rooted. Now, we’re happy to report that myTouch 4G customers are free to remote bloatware to their heart’s content using a technique very similar to the G2 root method.
The process is a bit technical right now, and you run a serious risk of bricking your phone if you do something wrong. If you’re feeling brave, however, hit up the source link below for download links and a full set of instructions. God speed.
We’ve reported in the past about the T-Mobile G2 – and all other HTC Desire HD phones – not being able to get any rooting that sticks. Up until this point, all rooting on these devices has been what’s known as soft-root, meaning the device has to be re-rooted on every reboot. But, leave it up to the genius minds at XDA, and you’ll usually get a better answer to these types of dilemmas – just like we have now. The exploit was found by happy hacker Scott Walker, and is currently being worked into custom ROMs. In other words, you still need to wait a little bit until you see the new exploit, but rest assured, it has been done. Be sure to hit up the source link for all the details on the xda thread.
Earlier this week, we posted an article letting everyone know that a Motorola Droid 2 update was released by Verizon Wireless. However, D2 users who have rooted their phones SHOULD NOT update their devices, as this could break your root and maybe even brick your phone.
The problem with this update was that rooted users would not be able to flash their Droid 2’s back to normal if they were bricked because the SBF files for that update version were not available yet.
Well, that problem has been solved! The folks over at MyDroidWorld have SBF files (version 2.3.20) that will take your device back to stock settings if indeed it becomes bricked.
Check out the available downloads from MDW here.
Thanks to my friend Brendan Hatlee for sending this in!