09/06/2011, The HTC Flyer is a pretty decent tablet based on specs alone, more so given that this is HTC’s first Android tablet. The downside is that unfortunately the stylus which is supposed to be optimized (and part of the experience) for the Flyer was initially sold separately and customers had to pay an additional $80 for the experience. It also came with Gingerbread, which is a great platform for smartphones, […]
09/02/2011, If you’re the type of Android user who only buys a device if it can be rooted, you may want to consider the Motorola Droid Bionic as your next purchase. The device is expected to launch on the 8th of September but only a week prior to its release, it seems that the device has already been rooted, as evidenced in the screen capture above that shows the “#” – […]
09/01/2011, Worried about your privacy? If you are, perhaps you may want to hold off from updating your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D to the latest Gingerbread OTA. Why? It appears that a commonly used Sense system app called CIQ added a new feature in the OTA which they’re calling “User Behavior Logging”.
08/26/2011, The Motorola Droid 3 has been rooted officially – which goes to say in layman’s parlance that one is able to access developer files which were previously off-limits, allowing custom code to tweak the operating system in ways that was not possible before – needless to say this is a double-edged sword, but so far the homebrew community have delivered far more positives than negatives. Rooting a device could prove […]
08/18/2011, Ever come across those giant Nexus S replicas at Best Buy and Best Buy mobile stores? Have you ever wondered what it would be like, or if it was even possible to root that giant display? Well as it turns out, a YouTube user who goes by the handle halfcab123, beat you to it.
07/01/2011, If you own a Motorola Milestone XT720, and you’re on Cincinnati Bell – we’ve got some great news for you. The carrier decided that it won’t be waiting around for Motorola to release the Android 2.2 update for the phone it is taking things into its own hands: by teaching its users how to root the phone and install the update by themselves. (Just in case you were wondering, rooting […]
06/07/2011, A couple of weeks ago, Banes & Noble launched the NOOK The Simple Touch Reader that features a grayscale E-ink touchscreen. Well some folks have managed to root the device to make it run apps that it shouldn’t be running in the first place. But hey, this is Android after all, so it doesn’t come as a big surprise. Judging from the demonstration video, playing games or running the OS […]
05/25/2011, Rooted Android users seem to be receiving the short end of the stick a lot recently. On Sunday we reported that users with rooted Android phones won’t be able to rent movies from the Android Market. Now it looks like another app has decided to follow in the Android Market’s footsteps: Blockbuster. The new Blockbuster app that was released this week, gives rooted Android users a warning when they run […]
05/23/2011, When Netflix for Android was first launched it was only supported on 5 phones – which meant a lot of Android users were left out of the picture. But the Android community made short work of the app’s protection and found a way to make it work on unsupported phones. First, on rooted devices and then even on non-rooted devices. But it still didn’t work on some phones i.e. the HTC […]
05/22/2011, It looks like users of rooted Android phones won’t be able to enjoy the movie rental goodness of the Android Market place. It has been reported that rooted devices have been blocked from renting movies from the Google’s movie rental store. Though it wasn’t announced, it is probably due to copy protection, which rooted devices are said to easily circumvent. In case you were wondering, rooting is the process of […]
03/20/2011, Rooting a device is not meant for ordinary folks who just want a phone that can be used as it is, without any further enhancements or what nots. No sir, rooting is meant for the brave (if you don’t mind bricking your handset simply because your curiousity got the better of you) and knowledgeable, as it helps open up access for developers and programmers to take advantage of an operating […]
03/11/2011, It’s really amazing to see what the folks over at XDA-developers can do with the NOOKcolor. After they managed to root it and install all sorts of custom apps and ROMs onto the device, it appears that they have enabled a new function on the device – Bluetooth support. With the use of the latest version of Cyanogen Mod, a custom ROM, they have managed to get Bluetooth enabled on […]
03/07/2011, The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to get Google’s upcoming Music Sync service working on their rooted Android phones. After getting their hands on the Honeycomb music player and replacing the default player found on their phones, they’ve managed to get the feature working. They’ve noted that this isn’t the version of the music player that comes with the Motorola Xoom, but the one that was demonstrated at the […]
03/01/2011, Despite Motorola giving the Xoom Android tablet an unlockable bootloader, it looks like Motorola isn’t too keen on having users rooting and customizing their devices. The Motorola Xoom, an Android tablet which went on sale last week has been promised an upgrade to support Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the future, however this may not apply to everybody. According to some reports online, Motorola won’t give you the 4G LTE […]