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It should fast-track software updates on ASUS's end for the phone, but for ROM developers, it's two steps forward and a step back.
That ROM is called CarbonROM and, unfortunately, the feature has only been enabled on the Pixel 2 XL. But for tinkerers that would've otherwise lost the feature, this is a good step.
Essential has a mission to open source its essence out to the people. It has started with its first smartphone and will have factory images out, too.
It's nary a week since Android 8.0 debuted and the AOSP repository got updated and owners of a couple of older Xiaomi smartphones are getting sweetened up.
The logo isn't much if you're a fan of CyanogenMod's humanoid thing, but it works to represent the lineage of Lineage alright.
The UK smartphone startup promises to deliver Android Nougat to its six devices in its portfolio after Cyanogen Inc. pulls support for its software.
“A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die.”
So begins a new thread of history for the Lineage OS Android Distribution, the all-new forking of CyanogenMod we’ve all expected. The change —announced on the community’s blog — was warranted after Cyanogen Inc., the commercial effort attempting to spread the software, decided to shift focus and co-founder Steve Kondik pulled out of the venture to work on Lineage.
At the same time, Cyanogen Inc. has decided to shut down services [...]
The company will shutter its Seattle offices in favor of packing in its Palo Alto facilities. Co-founder Steve Kondik is officially out.
The co-founder also said that developers can make third-party ROMs to change how the OnePlus 3 manages RAM. There's an easy hack available right now.
That expensive iPhone you want is very expensive, isn't it? And it provides so little storage — unless you want to pay even more money.
The requirements have officially changed. Instead of 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, you'll need double both for a basic Windows 10 Mobile experience.
It. Won’t. Die. While the HTC HD2 made for a terrific developer trick pony, it seems that the HP TouchPad has it beat. It’s an odd sight to witness as we’re getting word that Lenovo may plan on pushing Android Marshmallow on some of its devices Indian in a whole year’s time.
It’s the work of devoted devs, unpaid for side projects like these, to really pull up something interesting like porting Android Marshmallow onto the HP TouchPad, a 2011 tablet that originally ran webOS. It’s been a Cyanogenmod bastion as well as an Android ROM one for [...]
I was once an Android ROM "flash-aholic", and I'm not anymore. Read this to find out why, and drop us a comment with your experience.
Learn more about how Android 5.0 Lollipop will look on the Samsung Galaxy S5, as a leaked ROM has emerged for some devices at least.
Whether you've got a Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, or even an original Nexus 7, to run the latest version of Android all you've got to go is Flash KitKat!
Get an early start with KitKat thanks to the arrival of Nexus 4 Android 4.4 ROMs.
Get the new HTC One Google Play edition ROM in order to transform your phone into the stock Android experience.
If you own or have ever used an Android tablet, you know that the same app will run differently on the tablet than it will on the phone. This is because each app has its own DPI setting that dictates the app’s behavior. In a lot of cases, tablet apps are better: they often present split-screened views, more controls, and more customization potential. What if you could run tablet apps on your phone? Better yet, what if you could selectively choose which apps run in tablet mode, and which apps in phone mode? Then you could have your email be shown in a super-productive split-column [...]
Theming is one of the cooler things that you can do with an Android-powered phone. Applying a new theme can make your phone feel like an entirely new device with a whole new look and feel. The easiest way to do this is through a replacement Launcher app like ADW Launcher EX. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that a launcher theme can style, and sometimes people want more (like custom fonts, custom notification icons, and a re-worked notification bar).
For that level of customization you need to dig into the ROM itself, which generally means flashing a custom theme over [...]
It’s been a long time coming, but the Android 2.1 (Eclair) update for AT&T’s Backflip is finally available — and it’s a significant upgrade for the device, which has been stuck at version 1.5 (Cupcake).
The update file runs a bit more than 90MB, and the installation process takes about 20 minutes, but once you’ve got it, it’s well worth it. In addition to getting an extra two homescreens, the new Market, and a whole bunch of new apps available, users are reporting a noticeable jump in speed.
Motorola should have this available any [...]
One of the friendly folks over at XDA Developers has released a ROM claiming to be for the HTC Spark, a rumored Windows Phone 7 device. As you can clearly tell by the image generated when the flashing application is run, this model looks like…just about every single leaked HTC WP7 device we’ve seen so far. In fact, the only clue we have as to the Spark’s identity is a report in WMPoweruser that it and the HTC 7 Trophy are one and the same device. If that’s true, and the HD7 is the handset formerly known as Schubert, then we should theoretically only have one [...]
If you’ve got a Google Nexus One and you haven’t unlocked it, rooted it, and/or flashed a custom ROM on it, there’s an update for you!
If, on the other hand, you have done any of those, this update isn’t for you. Don’t proceed any further.
This update is coming OTA (over-the-air), but if you haven’t gotten it yet and want to manually update, here’s how you do it.
1. Download the 2.2.1 firmware from Google.
2. Rename it to update.zip (for you newbies, update.zip.zip is wrong), and place it on the root of your microsd [...]
The current version of CyanogenMod ROM (my favorite Custom ROM for Android) is currently 6.0.0. It’s based on the Froyo AOSP codebase with a lot of tweaks, optimizations, and improvements from the community and runs on phones ranging from the HTC Dream (G1) to the Google Nexus One. In my opinion, CyanogenMod is what Android is all about. It’s fast, it’s clean, and it reflects the work of the people who actually use it.
So, what’s on deck for the next version of CyanogenMod? 6.1 is the current work-in-progress and, according to Cyanogen himself, it’s [...]