Nexus One? Fancy some cyanogen-style fun with a custom ROM? The arch-modder has released CyanogenMod 5.0 for Nexus One (5.0-beta4), a new package of updates that's based on the latest AOSP code. The new ROM can be used with or without Google's apps, and comes with various enhancements preboiled in. USB tethering is supported, as are FLAC audio files, multitouch support in the browser (with broader support on the way), various enhancements to the phone and contacts apps, and even a nifty hack that saves 40MB on data. You can download the new cyanogen ROM here
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a ROM update for the HTC Magic, and as promised it delivers their Sense UI to the Android smartphone. The company had confirmed back in 2009 that Asian Magic handset would have access to an update, but it seems that all non-carrier-branded devices are now eligible.
"This ROM Upgrade for your HTC Magic will let you experience HTC SenseTM on your phone. HTC SenseTM lets you create a phone just right for you. You can customize your experience to be any way you like. Discover intuitive experiences that make everything you do on your phone effortless and delightful."Unfortunately it looks like this update won't work for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, though we'll wait to hear for confirmation from owners about that; HTC's site requires the serial number from your phone before it will allow you to download the new firmware, v3.05.401.3, so as to prevent you from accidentally bricking the handset. Even so, it's a good idea to back up your Magic before you start since HTC warn this update will definitely wipe it completely. You can download the ROM here. [Thanks Paul!]
updated his latest Nexus One beta ROM to include a new chunk of code that should free up more memory in the Android 2.1 smartphone. The ROM - which you can download here - uses Google code which opens up access to the second EBI memory bank on the Nexus One. Of course, any modification to the standard ROM could do unpleasant things to your Nexus One if you don't install it properly, so attempt the install at your own risk. And then let us know how you get on in the comments! [via Twitter]
Google Nexus One has proved a frustrating limitation for many owners - and an arbitrary one, too, since the HTC hardware itself certainly supports recognizing more than one point of touchscreen contact. Happily what Google won't deliver, hacked ROMs will, and cyanogen has released a hack that enables multitouch in the Nexus One's browser. Actually, it's more interesting than that, as the crafty tinkerer has made sure that his multitouch framework will work not only in the browser but be potentially recognized by other applications. That paves the way for pinch-zoom and other multitouch gesture support elsewhere across the system - Google Maps, we're looking at you - if developers decide to get their hands dirty and mod them. Installation instructions (and the ROM files themselves) are here; be sure to back up your bookmarks first, though, as loading the hack will delete them and your browser settings. cyanogen says the mod will be rolled into an upcoming ROM designed for the Nexus One.
recently leaked Android 2.1 ROM that we saw running on an HTC Hero has given us some clues on this upcoming devices from HTC. According to the folks over at androidspin "Deeply embedded in their latest ROM, HTC has a lot of codenames for existing and upcoming phones: Bahamas, Bravo, DesireC, Dragon, Dream, Espresso, Halo, HeroCT, HeroC, Hero, Huangshan, Incredible, Legend, Liberty, Memphis, Paradise, PassionC, Passion, Sapphire, Supersonic." As you can see, some of those Android phones we already know, but there are others that we just heard of, or we had no idea of. Marc_Hav from androidspin credits maxisma for uncovering the codenames. We do not know for a fact about all this, but is really exciting to see more HTC devices coming, especially if they are running Android.
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