Android ROM

ADW Launcher EX Updated, Several Awesome Additions Added

So you're the sort of person that likes a custom experience on your Android phone, but you don't necessarily like to hack, yes? You're in luck, as there's one fantastic app that does such a thing and it requires absolutely no rooting, ROM using, or tinkering in the least bit (unless you consider searching through all the new options you'll have to be tinkering.) This home screen replacement app is called ADW Launcher EX, and it's beem updated this weekend to version 1.2.2, a version that, in addition to all the fantastic features it's had in the past, now has a large selection of 8 nice looking custom docks, plus a few more minor (but neato) changes as well.

ClockworkMod Crew Warns of Bad 2.0 recoveries, Notes Official Release

So you're one of those people who not only can't get enough hacking of your out of the box devices, but you can't wait to get the official hacks as well! You are just nuts, I be you also decided to read the scripts for the Star Wars prequels before they came out in theaters. ClockworkMod scolds you! In a pair of tweets tweeted late last night, the crew warned everyone that downloading 3.0 recovery from anywhere other than ROM manager, you'll be working with a version that doesn't play well with ROM manager. Imagine that!

NOOKcolor Overclocked to 950Mhz STABLE, 1Ghz CHOKIN

Behold the awesome saga of NOOKcolor. When I first set eyes on the ol' NC first, (see those posts here,) I thought she was an OK reader, but she had a lot of potential that was going to waste. Sure enough not 2 days after I sent the NC back through the mail (I was only borrowing it, after all,) we get news that it's been ROOTED. From there, it was a fantasyland of apps, workarounds, ROMs, everything you could want. Except for one thing. Noone had overclocked it, not even a little bit. Well that's changed, and it's changed today.

Installing a NAND Android ROM on a T-Mobile HD2

Get ready to get technical. This is for pros, not newbs. If you need to know the difference between a pro and a newb, check out the video below the content in this post. If you are a pro, continue reading. A fellow with one of the greatest screenname/handles I've ever seen, Snarksneeze, has posted to XDA Developer Forums with a big fat set of lists showing the world how to install a NAND Android ROM on your T-Mobile HD2.

Tired of Read Only? MAGLRD for HD2 Lets you Boot Directly to Android!

Holy crap! A team of Android and WP7 developers and coders by the name of DFT has found a way to allow you to boot directly to Android, straight from NAND memory! What does this mean? It means that the entire OS is now writeable or otherwise easily modifiable. When you're messing with ROMs, you're in Read-Only, requiring that you flash to modify. When your OS is on NAND, you can modify entirely without a recovery flash. What MAGLDR is is a bootloader for HD2 that lets you boot directly from NAND - the ROM available for you to test out now!

MIUI ROM is Back with Beta #5 and Super Pro Video

Holy crap! Even if you have no idea how to hack your handset, even if you've never even considered working with an unofficial user interface for your phone, you're gonna marvel at how amazingly pro the preview video for this custom ROM looks. First, take a look back a few months to September when we first got wind of this crazy maniac, then head below to see the brand new video for Beta #5.

Nexus One Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM is unofficial work-in-progress

A new Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the Nexus One has been cooked up, though right now it's still very much a work-in-progress. The handiwork of xda-developers' MicroMod777, the unofficial ROM supports 3G data and SMS messaging, but still lacks support for WiFi, the camera, sound and SD card access, among other things. It also lacks the official Google apps and USB mounting support. Certainly not the sort of ROM you could live with every day, then; it remains to be seen whether the hacked installs or Google's official Gingerbread 2.3 release for the Nexus One - tipped for release in the next few weeks - comes first. [Thanks Judeaism!]

Advent Vega hack adds Android Market, Gmail, Street View & more

A custom ROM for the Advent Vega Tegra 2 tablet has been released, adding in Android Market support along with Car Home, Calendar, Contacts, Genie (News and Weather), Gmail, Maps with Street View, Market, Talk, Voice Search and YouTube. The handiwork of MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien, there's also an optional "performance pack" which promises to speed up the tablet. PC World has said that they expect more Vega stock by the end of this week, though the tablet is still currently unavailable.

MIUI Android ROM overhauls UI with iPhone/TouchWiz/Sense inspiration [Video]

Take a pinch of iPhone, a dash of Sense, a sprinkling of TouchWiz and mix it all up in Android, and you might get the MIUI ROM.  Currently wowing with its combination of slick icons, straightforward multitasking and general visual niceness, the new ROM completely overhauls the UI. More information at xda-developers together with download links, and the Android Community guys are already talking about MIUI here.  Anybody tempted? [youtube Or-9T44Bt7M] [Thanks Ewdi!]

T-Mobile G2 ROM Leaked to the Internet

While we're waiting for T-Mobile and HTC to actually officially announce the device, we're seeing it pop up everywhere. Not only have we already seen what it looks like, now bold individuals out there can even play with the device's ROM. The ROM in particular is meant for a test build of the G2, but it is running Android 2.2. And, from what we've heard from chatter around the 'web, we're hearing that it's actually stock Android, without any User Interface skinning.
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