Tips

Android is full of options to customize and control your device as you see fit. This section lists the tips, tutorials, and tricks we think every Android user should know. They may not all be relevant to you but they may be useful. Here are some of the highlights, but feel free to browse the entire section.

Android Hacks

Rooting tool ‘unrevoked 3.3′ released, allows SLCD HTC Incredible to be rooted

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Yes, they are at it again. The unrevoked team that has brought you all your fancy-shmancy rooting tools and options has just upgraded their infamous unrevoked tool to version 3.3. The newest version supports t…

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CyanogenMod 7 alpha makes its way to the Nexus S

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With the release of the newest Android development phone and the opening of the source code from Google, we all knew that it would be only a matter of time before CyanogenMod 7 would come to the masses. CM7 isnR…

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HTC Desire owners with root access: care for some Gingerbread?

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It was only two days ago Grandmaster G released Gingerbread’s source code, but Android 2.3 ROMs are already all over the place. The Nexus One got one very early, and then the Samsung Galaxy S received Gingerbrea…

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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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Android Tricks

Tips: Google Goggles may identify wallpapers you want

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I love Android wallpapers, but I hate having to hunt them down. That’s why I browse Android forums in which people show off what they have discovered and ask them where they got a particular background ima…

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Android Apps

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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Android App Reviews

How to edit Android-shot videos on your phone with Snip Video Trimmer

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How do I edit videos taken on an Android phone? I’ve fielded this question countless times since 2008, and the answer I’ve always given was that you can’t. The questions intensified when Ap…

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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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Android Tutorials

How to stream media from Windows 7 to Logitech Revue

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The Logitech Revue set-top box has several apps for Google TV and a browser to consume online video. But there’s one app in particular, the Logitech Media Player, that may be of particular interest to cus…

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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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