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Samsung Galaxy S gets quick Gingerbread port thanks to Nexus S

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Now that Google has released the Android 2.3 source code, we’ll in all probability see the first proper and fully functional Gingerbread ROMs for a wide range of devices before long. Numerous developers have a…

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Nexus S rooted in less time than it takes to read this headline

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The Nexus S debuted officially today, and its a really good phone by most accounts. But like so many Android phones before it, the Nexus S has already been rooted within the short period following its release. Ko…

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Yet another taste of Gingerbread: the Nexus S live wallpapers (root only)

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Even before the release of the Android 2.3 source code, we’ve seen a port of the Gingerbread keyboard materialize, then the launcher was extracted and uploaded to the Market, and this time we’re present…

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Gingerbread launcher ported to Android 2.2 devices, now available in the Market

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Yesterday, most major Android blogs reported on the port of the Android 2.3 on-screen keyboard. It unfortunately turned out to be a bit unstable for some users, but the next ported app from Gingerbread is both m…

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Gingerbread keyboard ported to Android 2.2 devices (root only)

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Developers of custom ROMs are already working hard on bringing Android 2.3 to a number of devices, and it’s a safe bet that they’ll deliver the latest Android an awful lot faster than the carriers and smartphone…

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Nook Color gets rooted, shows off Angry Birds and LauncherPro

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In his review of Barnes & Noble’s e-reader Nook Color, Andrew mentioned that eventual root access perhaps could provide the somewhat limited tablet with extra functionality. Thanks to the industrious a…

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CyanogenMod 6 RC available for T-Mobile G2 and Desire Z

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CyanogenMod has made its way to the T-Mobile G2 and HTC Desire Z. One week after the T-Mobile G2 and Desire Z obtained permanent root, the best reason to hack open these device cousins is now available for your dow…

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Not so fast G2; myTouch 4G gains “permanent” root too

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And just as the G2 gained a permanent root earlier today, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was not far behind it. So, this will of course open the floodgates for modders, ROM cookers, and other hackery to take place on one o…

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T-Mobile G2 gets rooted…permanently

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The radio in my local Quizno’s just played “You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down,” and there couldn’t be a song more fitting to make this announcement: The T-Mobile G2 has permanent r…

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Dell’s Stage UI coming to the Streak, also ported to other devices

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Stage is Dell’s own custom Android interface, and it will be brought to the 5-inch Streak along with the Android 2.2 update for the device. In Japan, the update will apparently arrive in early December when the S…

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DROID X and DROID 2 make their way to 2Ghz speeds

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One of the coolest and best things that you can do to a rooted Android phone is install custom kernels and overclock the CPU to achieve faster processing speeds. Just the other day the G2 got its own impressive ove…

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How to alphabetize apps in the Samsung Fascinate app drawer with a hack

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The Samsung Fascinate is mostly a great phone; of course, you should already know that if you read our Samsung Fascinate review. And you should also know that I’m not a fan of the launcher because it doesn&…

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Leaked ROM from upcoming T-Mobile myTouch already ported to Nexus One

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A leaked ROM from the upcoming 3.8-inch T-Mobile myTouch, also known as the myTouch HD/4G, has already been ported to the Nexus One thanks to forum member eVIL D: at the xda-developers. The port is still in the ea…

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MIUI and CyanogenMod bring FM Radio to the Nexus One

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MIUI is a heavily skinned and customized version of Android 2.2 that takes the best from Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz and iOS, and transforms the various elements into something pretty unique that managed to mak…

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Skype 3G calls now available through hacked Android app

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Regarding the Skype Android app that recently became available, the disappointment of many U.S. users can be expressed by a comment we received from Twitter user doyleJack @androinica Wifi only. What’…

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