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    Three weeks after its counterparts on the Sprint network got the same treatment, Verizon's Palm Pixi Plus owners are starting to see the highly-anticipated webOS 1.4.5 update being offered for download. What makes this latest version of Palm's proprietary operating system so important is that it allows users to run 3D games and apps developed with the company's PDK software development kit. Interestingly enough, while Sprint's 1.4.5 rollout hit both the Pre and Pixi simultaneously, it is reportedly only Pixi (Plus) users who are seeing the upgrade right away this time around -- Verizon Pre ...

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    If you're lucky enough to have an HTC HD2 and adventurous enough to run Android on it, you're no doubt aware of Haret, a sort-of multiple boot app for Windows Mobile. This app lets you boot into other operating systems, and today you can get Froyo ROM with the HTC Sense UI that out-benchmarks the Nexus One. Impressive, very impressive! This ROM features the following: - Bluetooth: A2DP, streaming audio, answering and ending calls, etc. BT Keyboards don't work yet. - Camera w/flash & Camcorder - 3G & EDGE. - WiFi: Confirmed working with WEP and WPA. - GPS. - SIM contacts are working. - ...

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    A new video has appeared online which seems to show a custom ROM booting on Verizon's Motorola Droid X -- a very big deal for anyone who has been following Moto's extreme attempts to ensure that such a feat would never be possible. As an excellent article by our own Joe Levi explained, Motorola has included a chip in the Droid X, known as eFuse, which makes it theoretically impossible to run any bootloader besides the stock one which ships with the phone. The chip essentially monitors certain code, and if it detects anything other than what is expected, the phone goes into recovery mode ...

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    CyanogenMod 6 has finally made it out of the "Release Candidate Stage" and is now available for download and install on supported Android devices. For those of you who don't know, CyanogenMod is a ROM for various Android-powered phones. Built from the official Andoid Open Source Project (AOSP) codebase, CyanogenMod adds various tweaks, enhancements, and replacement apps with the intent of making your Android phone faster, more stable, and less dependant on carriers to update their handsets (as evidenced by the T-Mobile G1 running Froyo, and running it well). If you have one of the ...

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    It seems that the endless wait is over, as Verizon has just sent out an official tweet that the Droid Incredible Froyo update begins rolling out today. For those who have not been following this saga, rumors of an imminent upgrade began all the way back in June, and have reached a fevered pitch lately as everyone and his mother seemed to have the inside scoop on this anticipated release. Engadget reports that besides the usual Android 2.2 features, users will also benefit from pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.1, 720p video recording capabilities, and the same mobile hotspot feature found on ...

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    Just like so many of its Android brethren, Verizon's Motorola Droid 2 has been rooted, opening up the gates for bloatware removal and other hack-y goodness. Apparently the success of rooting the eFuse-guarded Droid X went a good way towards enabling the D2 to fall victim to the same fate -- although users should be aware that the task requires installing ADB drivers, inputting command line prompts, and other non-trivial steps. Also, while the creator of this method originally suggested that it should work on the Motorola Backflip as well, anecdotal evidence so far suggests that is not the ...

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    If you've got a stock Droid X running Android 2.1 and have been aching to get some of that sweet Froyo, today is the day you've been waiting for. 0. This is a copy of a leaked OTA update. If you have modified your Droid X from the stock configuration you'll need to revert before proceeding any further! (This tutorial doesn't cover how to do that.) 1. Download the update.zip file and place it on the root of your sdcard. The mirrors hosting this file can be found here. 2. Turn off your Droid X. 3. Reboot your Droid X into recovery mode by holding down the home button then pressing the power ...

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    Master Baron over at XDA-Developers has come up with a very interesting way to prolong your battery life, and has an app build to test his theory. His theory uses the following logic: - You can get 2G coverage in all the places that you have 3G coverage - 3G uses more battery power than 2G - You don't "need" 3G data when your screen is off - Turning off 3G data when your screen is off should save you battery life The downsides? It's still pretty beta, and it only works on CyanogenMod 6 ROMs. If you'd like to try the app, check out this thread at XDA-Developers, which is where you can find ...

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    The HTC EVO 4G was rooted the same day that it was originally released -- and custom ROMs free flowed to the rooted devices shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, after you flash a factory ROM you typically loose your root access. It should come as no surprise, now that the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update is rolling out over-the-air (OTA) it, too, has been rooted. First off, the following applies only to those who have already rooted their EVO. If you haven't, the following isn't for you. However, if you aren't rooted, but are interested in doing so, you can get all the steps you need at ...

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    This morning we reported provided step-by-step instructions to manually flash Froyo on your Motorola Droid without waiting for the over-the-air update. Now it turns out that the FRG01B update may have been canceled while a new version is prepared. This shouldn't come as a complete surprise, even Google's own Nexus One went through several iterations before the "final" Froyo build was pushed out to everyone. This raises a few questions: Q. What if I already have the FRG01B Froyo build on my Droid? A. You will get an update OTA that will patch is up to the new version. Q. What if I manually ...

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    The Motorola Droid (original) was the first Android-powered phone to come out with Android 2. Granted it was 2.0.1, but it was still a leap ahead of the game. Shortly after Android 2.1 was released, the Droid got updated to 2.1 as well. Now that Android 2.2 has been out for a while, Droid owners are wondering what's taking Froyo so long to come to their devices. A lucky few have begun to get the over-the-air (OTA) update to their Droid's, but this is generally a slow process to keep from overwhelming both Google's update servers, and Verizon's network. If you'd like to get the "official" ...

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    It seems that a very large number of custom ROMs are being based off CyanogenMod ROM these days. Not only that, CyanogenMod ROM is being ported to more and more handsets. I run CyanogenMod on my Nexus One and my wife runs CyanogenMod on her G1 (both Froyo, by the way). But what about your Android? Is the CyanogenMod Team (aka "Team Douche") building a ROM for your phone? If so, what's their progress? Luckily there's a Google Doc for that: What's on the list? - Dream - Sapphire - Nexus One - Motorola Droid - myTouch Slide - HTC Desire - HTC EVO 4G - Hero GSM - Hero CDMA - Samsumg Galaxy S - ...

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    The HTC EVO is an awesome device, but it's sorely lacking in the CyanogemMod department... but not for long. Cyanogen and taostcfh are listed as the "maintainers" of the EVO port of CyanogenMod 6, and recent tweets from Cyanogen himself says indicate a ROM for EVO that is stable enough to release should be available soon. The first release is probably going to be missing wimax, hdmi, and fm radio, but Cyanogen is already very impressed with the performance of the ROM on the phone. To stay up-to-date with CyanogenMod ROM for EVO keep an eye on this thread: ...

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    As I mentioned yesterday, Motorola has really ticked off developers and power users, but the ramifications of just how tightly they've locked down their newest Android-powered phones are just now coming to light. If you want to load a custom ROM onto an Android phone you have to "unlock the bootloader". But Motorola doesn't want you to be able to do that on their phones. In fact, they have even installed another chip in their hardware that monitors the bootloader's code, and locks down the phone if it's changed from what it expects. The chip in question is called "eFuse". Just like its ...

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    This Android Quick Tip™ is actually two tips in one! Unlike some "other" smartphones that just barely added the ability to multi-task to their OS, Android has had it since day one. On Android you can run many, many apps at the same time, and using this often-overlooked tip, you can easily and quickly switch between them. To do this, tap and hold the Home button: a grid of up to 6 of your last run apps will open, tap an icon to switch to that app. But what if you're a power-user and want to be able to quickly switch between more than six apps? You can always go back home (to your launcher) ...

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