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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.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROMs on T-Mobile G2 aka Desire Z, HTC myTouch 3G and HTC Dream

Hooray for tasty treats! You can now grab yourself an unofficial port of the new Android version 2.3 Gingerbread for T-Mobile G2 / Desire Z, HTC myTouch 3G and HTC Dream! The T-Mobile / Desire Z version is brought to your courtesy of Koush (NOTE: only an Alpha version.) Next there's the HTC MyTouch 3G's version done by seo - this version is also an early mod, so early, in fact, that only the data, radio, and Wifi work so far.

MOTOBLUR 3.0 for DROID 2 gets unofficial release

MOTOBLUR 3.0 has now sprouted an unofficial release for the Motorola DROID 2, after showing up on the DROID 2 Global and DROID Pro. The handiwork of MyDroidWorld, the Motorola Build Blur (3.0.0) System 2.2 has been deodexed, busyboxed, and given root privileges. Motorola is yet to announce when - or if - the DROID 2 will get an official MOTOBLUR update, so for now this is probably the best way to enjoy the new UI. [gallery] [via IntoMobile]

MoDaCo Custom ROM for Samsung Nexus S

Remember before we even start talking here that this is a WORK IN PROGRESS and that the whole kitchen should be up shortly, so says the fellow doing all the hard work on this ROM, a guy named Paul. Also right away know that you've GOT TO wipe your entire device (ALL of it) before flashing this ROM. Paul notes that this is because of the resigning of key components with the AOSP platform key, for facilitating skinning, customizing, and etcetera. And since we're just going to end up going to the cut before any of the other details anyway, I must remind you that hacking, although seemingly encouraged by Android and Google, should be done with caution as it could wreck your whole device. Have fun below!

Nokia N900 gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread port

It's been a while since we've seen Nokia's N900 getting an Android hack - last time it was Froyo on the Maemo smartphone - but this time the NITDroid team have outdone themselves. They've supposedly managed to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on the N900. It's primarily the handiwork of Alexey Roslyakov - aka DrunkDebugger - though not everything is fully functional quite yet. Still, cellular data, sound, WiFi and various other things are working, and he's suggesting that there'll be a stable build released before the end of the year. [via HDBlog]

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!]

Logitech Revue Booted to Recovery Mode [HACKS!]

Hackers oh you lovely wonderful wild hackers, you've gotten into Sony's Google TV, and now you've got the Logitech Revue, both of them booted into recovery mode. While the rest of the world was waiting for someone to pick up the $1000 bounty for a rooted Google TV, mister @Stericson took just one single day to boot his Logitech Revue into recovery mode. Here comes the sweet stuff!
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