Android 2.1 is the latest version of the Google’s operating system on handsets today. Android 2.2, codename “Froyo”, was announced at Google IO 2010 and should start rolling out beginning in a week or so.
In the meantime, a lot of users are still on older hardware such as the HTC Dream and Magic (such as the T-Mobile G1, etc.).
Steve Kondik, known better as “Cyanogen” has taken the Android source code and released his own versions for Dream, Magic, and Nexus One phones. The Nexus One has Android 2.1, but Dream and Magic are still on 1.6. But [...]
T-MoNews.com is reporting on a rumor that the HTC HD2 for T-Mobile may be getting a ROM update soon to address many of the bugs that may cause the device to freeze. These bugs are mainly due to HTC’s custom messaging and Twitter apps that are so integrated with their custom Sense UI.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we also saw an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5.3 though?
Cyanogen has released an experimental version of his ROM which brings version 2.1 to one of the oldest Android handsets: the HTC Dream, Magic and Sapphire (which you may know better as the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G).
This version is experimental, Cyanogen even warns you that he’s not responsible if it eats your cat.
So what can you expect? Check out our video and see for yourself.
You like HTC’s Sense UI, but you have a Google Nexus One. If only there were a way you could run a ROM on your Nexus One that made it look and feel like, say, an HTC Desire.
Lucky for you, it’s not as hard as it sounds! The HTC Desire, as it turns out, is almost identical to the Google Nexus One, and the ROMs are basically interchangeable.
If you’re interested, read my previous article about How to Root Your Nexus One, then substitute an HTC Desire ROM for the CyanogenMod ROM in step 7.
See how it’s done in this video:
If you’ve been following my previous articles you know that I’m a fan of the CyanogenMod custom ROM. It’s fast, based on the Android Open Source Project source code, and includes many advanced features.
There are versions of the CyanogenMod for the HTC Dream/G1, HTC Magic, and the Google Nexus One. Recently an Android developer that goes by the handle Koush, according to his post, got bored one weekend and decided to make a version of CyanogenMod for the Motorola Droid.
Features:* Clean shutdown/startup system* Implemented a hack that will store the [...]
Cmonex, Conflipper and the other talented hack-stars have been busy preparing the Hard-SPL for the HTC Imagio (Whitestone) over the past couple of months. After some careful testing, they were finally able to release it tonight. Accompanying custom ROMs usually flood the scene for a device soon after the Hard-SPL is released, so stay tuned to the Imagio ROM upgrades/development forums on PPCGeeks and XDA-developers for those. NRGZ28 is one of the notable chefs on-board to pump out some sweet ROMs soon.
Applying the Hard-SPL to the Imagio will allow users to flash custom ROMs. [...]
In a recent community hack for the Google Nexus One, several customizations were added to the Android 2.1 smartphone. The first of which is custom color notifications for the the trackball, which will add some colors to the notification LED under the handset’s trackball, something that Sidekick owners have enjoyed over the years. You can now have your Nexus One’s trackball glow one color for a missed call and another color to warn you of incoming emails.
Another feature of the hack brings custom animated wallpapers to Nexus One. So far, though, this feature seems [...]
SK Telecom demonstrated that it’s possible to cram a whole lot of technology into a SIM card–particularly, a whole processor, an Android OS, some apps, and 1 GB of storage! The Android SIM and SIM Theme Package were demonstrated at MWC, and it wasn’t the first SIM model shown at MWC that combined additional technologies into a SIM card. The firm believes that the SIM can be used on dumb phones and tablets to make the mobile smartphone operating system truly mobile between different devices.
About a week ago Brandon posted a news article about how to get 3G speeds in the US on at&t’s network and we recently acquired one and decided to test it out.
In this video we demonstrate the HTC HD2 running at 3G/HSDPA on at&t’s network. The phones that we have matched up against each other are the HTC Telstra HD2 (T9193) and the LG eXpo. Both devices sport a 1ghz Snapdragon processor and have the capability of operating on at&t’s 850Mhz 3G network.
The Telstra HD2’s connection settings are unfortunately locked to Telstra’s [...]
When the monstrous specs for the U.S. version of the HD2 were revealed, many current HD2 owners were a little peeved to find that it’ll have a lot more RAM and ROM available than its predecessor. The unit slated to be released in the U.S. will have 1GB of ROM and 576MB of RAM, compared to 512MB of ROM and 448MB of RAM found on current HD2s. This lead to the theory that the U.S. version will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 7, while the original version gets left behind. Recently, current owners have gone from angry to hopeful, as there’s news that all HD2s may have 576MB of [...]
HTC HD2 hasn’t even hit the markets yet, with some minor exceptions but we already have custom ROMs made by XDA Developers and HTCPedia. The only thing in their way now, besides the lack of the HD2, is a HardSPL. What’s a HardSPL?
HardSPL is a modified (hacked) bootloader which allows a much safer flashing process to take place since it reduces the chance of permenently bricking your device. It also removes the need to CID Unlock (vendor lock) is put on your device by the manufacturer to prevent installation of a ROM not released by them) the device since it ALWAYS [...]