hacks

Dell Streak gets battery meter tweak

Sometimes the simple hacks are the most useful, and we've a feeling Dell Streak owners will find this new battery gauge tweet particularly handy. The work of MoDaCo forum member Gopu, it replaces the standard battery icon with a circular meter and power-remaining percentage. You'll need to be running version 1.4.6 of DJ_Steve's custom ROM for the Streak in order for it to work, but assuming that's the case you can download the new icon ZIP from here. [via StreakSmart]

Toshiba TG01 May Now Run Android

According to XDA Developers Forum member Markinus, he's got a test build working for the Toshiba TG01 allowing a run of Android/Linux. He's been working on this for some time and continues to work on it and asks for feedback so as to improve the system as much as possible. Currently one of the bigger issues is calibrating the values which lead to accurate touchscreen tapping. You can access the first test build now and get to tappin and callin up your ol' pal Vader!

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.

Changing LCD Density on a Rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab (Make More Room!)

The brilliant Jenn K. Lee of Pocketables has whipped up several methods for you to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy Tab, in a very visual way. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has, as you know, a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution screen, but it employs a defaul density value of 240. Now, if you're the sort of person who trusts fully in the graphic / industrial designers over in the lab where the Tab was created, then please, feel free to keep it that way. If you're the sort of person who changes the resolution on say, your desktop computer, to as high as it can go, well, then, get to rooting!

Android for iPad and iPhone 4 on horizon with OpeniBoot update [Video]

The prospect of a dual-booting Apple iPad, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS capable of loading iOS or Android is one step closer, with a new version of OpeniBoot that can apparently run on the newer Apple devices. Arch modder Hexxeh has been demonstrating the updated tool, which allows booting of unsigned code such as Linux kernels on devices. Until now, OpeniBoot has been limited to the first-gen iPhone, iPhone 3G and first-gen iPod touch. We're not quite at stable dual-booting stage yet, but if you've always liked the look of Apple hardware but miss your Android fix, this could be one way of achieving it. [youtube UIixUYaLufo]

Still Technically Unannounced, Droid 2 Global Already Bootstrapped and Rooted

Get your shovels out! Droid 2 Global, arriving at customers doors early already, has also already been Bootstrapped and Rooted. Of course, this is all done with same or similar methods already found out there in the wild, methods used before, tried and true. A user by the name of Brandon emailed in a tip to DroidLife with the message that the "on phone" method presented back here on Droid Forums works just fine.

mClock, a Set of Clock Mods for your Android Device

XDA forum member knoxcoder has developed a lovely little app for your Android device, one that allows customizable widgets for your clocks. Now you TOO, can read your phone's digits in Gothic Condensed. It's the most rocking of fonts, let me tell you that. This download was just created and released today, and is limited, but knoxcoder plans on adding options and styles in the future.

Permanent Root for G2

Hooray for XDA! XDA Developers forum member unforgiven512 has just posted a comprehensive list guide on how you, too, can permanently root your T-Mobile G2. It's scary, it's hairy, and it can permanently brick your phone FOREVER, but the riches are also at your fingertips. This guide is based on the work of forum member scotty2, and takes you through the process of rooting your G2 step by careful step.

Galaxy Devices to get HTC Sense Port soon

A tiny team of developers over at XDA-D including Captainkrtek, who with that name must obviously be a ladies man and expert diplomat, are working on a project that will port HTC Sense to Galaxy Devices. You can of course help, so long as you rock at this sort of thing and are deemed worthy by the council of 8. Lord of the Rings style.
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