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Notion Ink’s Adam rooted & Android Market access added

Notion Ink's Adam tablet has been successfully rooted, and with it the Android Market added to the slate's software. The handiwork of NotionInkHacks, the root not only opens up Adam to modification but makes a few extra tweaks, for instance adding the Gingerbread keyboard as an option, and restoring the YouTube app. There's also a home switcher and Live Wallpaper support, along with a slight increase to the frame buffer rate which might just make the screen a little smoother. On the flipside, it's expected that using the new firmware will break the official Notion Ink OTA updates, but we're guessing that most users will be content with using offline updates if it means they get access to the Android Market. [youtube L4FyhHN4Dlg] [Thanks Kam!]

ClockworkMod Tips Tablet Availability

So it appears that ClockworkMod, one of the greats as far as chopping up and reconstructing your Android goes, is tipping new and exciting additional devices it'll work with. The Huawei Ascend recovery is now on ROM Manager, Epic 4G should be there too. The most exciting thing they've tipped is "a tablet," which they say will be coming this week as well.

Gingerbread for x86 released: Android 2.3 for your PC

Gingerbread may only be on one commercially available smartphone right now, but if you fancy Android 2.3 on your PC then there's already a suitable build. The Android-x86 project has managed to craft an early - but functional - Gingerbread release for Intel processors. Right now sound and WiFi work, but ethernet, 3D and mouse control are still works-in-progress. It's the handiwork of cwhuang, and you'll need a 64-bit build environment and Java 1.6. [via Twitter]

Notion Ink Eden UI ported to Viewsonic GTablet [Video]

Notion Ink's Eden UI has been ported to the Viewsonic GTablet, after the start-up released fix files containing the slate's ROM for those who had bricked their Adam. xda-developers wasted no time in bringing the three-pane interface over to the GTablet, and while it's not 100-percent stable, it's still arguably better than the UI Viewsonic opted for. Interestingly the Notion Ink team seems aware of the hacking efforts, and - at least going by the latest blog post - don't appear too upset. "XDA community, we love you!" CEO Rohan Shravan claims. [youtube uKWeVY_pOEs] [Thanks to everybody who sent this in!; image and video via roebeet]

Galaxy Tab Locked Bootloader Unlocked with Patch Hack

Go go XDA powers, activate! If you'll take a trip down memory lane, or if you just happen to have a Samsung Galaxy Tab of your own and love to hack and play with your devices, you'll know that it would be a great mission for a developer to break the protected bootloaders in the Galaxy Tab's stock ROMs. Well lucky you, and lucky us, a fellow by the name of Chainfire has done just that, releasing today a patch that'll make sure you never get locked out of flashing your tablet again.

ShootMe Screenshot App on Android – Root or No Root?

We've been really pumped up and excited about having found ShootMe since we first happened upon it in early December 2010. We added it to SlashApps of course, then noting the fact that although the app said that all users attempting to utilize the app would have to be rooted in order to have it work, it worked for all of our non-rooted phones just fine. Now we've got a bit of a dilemma. There's a brand new version that not only takes screenshots, it captures screen video as well, recording your every move in video form. That's not the problem though, the problem is that we've had many conflicting reports in the forums of it either working or NOT working on non-rooted phones.

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!

Droid1, Droid2, and Droid X Getting New Life as CyanogenMod and CCroms Join Forces

If you'll take a quick peek at the tweet below, you'll see that the fellow who goes by the name of cvpcs has decided to quit working on his own project and start working with CyanogenMod as a maintainer for at least Droid1. He notes that eventually he'll like to work on Droid X and Droid2, all the while adding things he's learned on his own project to CyanogenMod. Sounds alright to us.

Trapster Android App Users: Y’all Got Hacked

The team working on the Trapster app (that one that helps you speed and mark speed traps and crash into walls and etc,) have sent warning that their site has been compromised, and that indeed the emails and passwords of thousands of their users had been taken - taken for what, you may ask? Taken for some spam! A helpful Android Community tipster by the name of Pam has tipped us off to this terrible event, recounting for us exactly what happened to her and the email sent out by Trapster as warning to others.

Mobile Phone Physical Modding Ups Game with Clear Case

And it's on an iPhone 4, snap! We need to step up with Android and crack down if we're gonna catch up with this fantastic modification. Closest thing I've seen to this on an Android phone as of late was someone scratching the black coating off of their speaker so that it'd be chrome instead. Wild.
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