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!
Everybody grab your geek hats, put in your night vision contact lenses, and bust out with the geek lisp – CyanogenMod 6.1 RC1 is now out and available for download. The geniuses behind CyanogenMod, Team Douche, have released the latest iteration of CyanogenMod, and us rooters and hackers have been clamoring for awhile on this one. I, for one, am super excited to see it out.
It should be noted that the release candidate is for:
- Nexus One
- HTC Evo 4G
- MT3G Slide
4G and HDMI on the Evo do not work yet, but are said to be in the works.
According to the CyanogenMod website:
We’ve just released the latest iteration of CM, 6.1.0-RC1! This is a release candidate, but it’s definitely capable of being your daily driver and we are very focused on fixing bugs quickly.
You’ll find some really great features in this release like Pedlar’s notification powerbar, insane performance boosts on all platforms (install SetCPU if you want to take it further), powerful new features in the camera app, new email features, FM radio support (contributed by the MIUI team, and a whole lot of other great stuff!
As always, this was a great collaboration between a lot of people and we are only as good as the community. This is your ROM, so help make it the best it can be!
You can get the latest via ROM Manager, or head over to the forums for full installation info. New RC builds will be available in the experimental forum for each device as it hits the mirrors.
With the new updates coming to most Android phones, those of us that have rooted our handhelds may be disappointed afterward as the update is said to correct the root. Thankfully, there’s an app to help get us back in the dirt. The app is called SuperOneClick and you can get it by registering with XDA-Developers forums to download. It’s also free.
SuperOneClick is actually a windows program (linux in development, mac on a wishlist) that will root any Android device (minus the ones listed below) by connecting your device with a USB data cable to your PC.
- Sprint EVO 4G (HTC Supersonic)
- Droid Incredible (HTC Incredible)
- HTC Desire GSM
- HTC Desire CDMA (HTC BravoC)
- HTC Aria
- Droid Eris (HTC DesireC)
- HTC Wildfire (HTC Buzz)
While there has been a rooting solution out for the Samsung Captivate for some time now, the method has only worked for Android 2.1 – until now. Over at xda-developers, hacker / modder CLShortFuse has created a new one-click solution for rooting Android 2.2 on the Samsung Captivate, AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S device.
The program, dubbed “RageAgainstTheCage”, is relatively simple to use, and also works on the Nexus One, Motorola Droid, and other Samsung Galaxy S devices. The instructions are quite simple, and if you want to try it out for yourself, or for support, be sure to hit up the source link below, and let us know the results in the comments below
Note: Talk Android cannot be held responsible for any damage to your device
Just like a stubborn weed, the damn thing grows back if you don’t kill the roots. In the case of Android devices, roots never say die! Universal Androot is back and ready to unlock your phone with their easy one-click solution. The install is simple – grab the app in the market which provides you with a download link. Open it and download the apk install file, run it, and root away!
It’s available to most phones out there, but it should be noted that it won’t work if you are on build number FRG22D of Froyo. Hit the jump to see if your device is on the supported list and grab it via the QR code if it is!
If you haven’t heard the news yet, the G2 comes pre-loaded with an anti-rooting mechanism which essentially resets the phone and restores the stock software when any changes are made to the phone’s OS.
T-Mobile has issued the following statement regarding their decision to prevent modifying the stock software:
Code-Level Modifications to the G2
As pioneers in Android-powered mobile devices, T-Mobile and HTC strive to support innovation. The T-Mobile G2 is a powerful and highly customizable Android-powered smartphone, which customers can personalize and make their own, from the look of their home screen to adding their favorite applications and more.
The HTC software implementation on the G2 stores some components in read-only memory as a security measure to prevent key operating system software from becoming corrupted and rendering the device inoperable. There is a small subset of highly technical users who may want to modify and re-engineer their devices at the code level, known as “rooting,” but a side effect of HTC’s security measure is that these modifications are temporary and cannot be saved to permanent memory. As a result the original code is restored.
It’s a little early to tell if developers are going to be able to get past this security measure, but when there’s a will, there’s a way.