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HTC’s G2 gets rooted in record time

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This is just the obligatory post for any new Android device that gets its root on. It looks like our beloved XDA-Developers have gotten their hands on a G2 and already have rooted the little guy. The root as of now i…

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CyanogenMod 6.1 may be getting HTC’s “Fast Boot” feature

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When the first videos of the Desire HD’s ROM started hitting the interwebs everyone was freaking out about how fast the device “boots”. We use the term boot lightly as we are pretty sure the n…

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New HTC Sense is already being ported to other HTC devices; UPDATE: ROM for Motorola Milestone now available

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Good news for all those who hoped for a quick port of the new HTC Sense interface to other HTC handsets: the ROM from the just-announced HTC Desire HD got dumped a few days ago courtesy of xda member dealer75, and th…

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Final version of XDAndroid released: a Froyo port for Windows Mobile devices

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A month ago we did a comprehensive tutorial on getting Android to run on Windows Mobile devices. If you got an old WinMo phone lying around that you no longer use, you can probably have some experimental fun with i…

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How to get a shorter list of widgets (root only)

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A strongpoint of HTC’s widgets is that no unnecessary entries are created in the widget list since you simply pick the widget you want to add and then get to choose from the various available styles. But as we all k…

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How to load ROM’s or themes on an HTC EVO (root only)

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Quite a few folks on our YouTube channel have noticed that the EVO I’ve shown in recent videos does not look like what you typically find. That’s because I purposely altered my phone to look differe…

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The first “custom” ROM for the DROID 2 surfaces

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The circle is complete. After all the nay-saying and fear that was surrounding the DROID X and the DROID 2 being locked down so tight that “modding” and “hacking” the devices would…

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Inventive Homebrewer Uses a NES Controller for Retro Gaming on the HTC Evo

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To improve the mobile gaming experience, gamers often want devices with a solid hardware QWERTY and a D-pad. Touchscreens can certainly be used as game controllers as well, but most games – particularl…

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LG Optimus Home Launcher Ported to Other Android Devices

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Back in July, a tweaker at the xda-developers ported Samsung’s TouchWiz UI onto other Android phones, such as the Nexus One, and this time around it’s the Home Launcher from the LG Optimus that has been made avai…

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First custom ROM hits the DROID X

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We’ve seen that the DROID X has been able to be rooted, even though people said it couldn’t be done. Now the DROID X has its first custom ROM available via ROM Manager for rooted devices. If you have t…

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CyanogenMod-6.0 is available for select devices

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CyanogenMod-6.0, a popular community-built distribution of Android 2.2, has its official version out today for download. If your Android device is rooted and there is a final build available you can install…

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DROID X gets a custom recovery available for download now

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Well we have been through it all, haven’t we? From thinking that the DROID X was “impossible” to hack, to stories of “self-destruct sequences”, to it being rooted in less than…

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New CyanogenMod 6 release canidates make their way to your rooted HTCs and DROIDs

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If you have rooted an Android phone in the past or have one in your possession now you have probably heard of the infamous CyanogenMod ROM. CyanogenMod is based off of the stock Android operating system allowing…

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A Guide to Running Android on Windows Mobile Devices

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When Google acquired the small Palo Alto startup company Android, Inc in July 2005, the team led by Andy Rubin surely both hoped and expected that the mobile OS they were developing eventually would power a vast…

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Updated: Stock Android 2.2 with Sense leaked and fully functional for DROID Incredible

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If you DROID Incredible users have been waiting patiently for a 2.2 Android update, especially one that works, it looks like your wait may be over. That is if you have the latest leaked baseband update and are roo…

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