Well this is a first. I enjoy playing games on my phone as most people do, especially console emulators, but I have never seen one person go to such an extreme. Android user Cary Golomb decided that he needed to optimize his phone for gaming, so he decided to remove the unnecessary keys on his keyboard. After taking a knife to the keys he didn't need, he painted the keyboard over with black and gave it a slicker look. Keep in mind that the phone is still fully function-able without a keyboard as well.
It takes a lotta balls and/or a lot of time to be comfortable hacking your expensive and sometimes rare devices, making them what you hope for them to ideally be. It takes even MORE balls to physically rip the keypad off of your cellphone in order to create a keypad to play all your favorite games. That's exactly what BrainLazy writer Cary Golomb did, and he did it with great enthusiasm. But doesn't he need that to text, you ask? Naw.
That may have taken longer than most have wanted but the myTouch 3G Slide has been rooted. Eugene373, a modder that has done some great work with the Cliq and Behold 2, has just rooted the Slide. You can find the instructions after the break.
One of the best things about owning an Android device is the ability to gain root access. Sometimes this is an easy process and other times it’s very hard. The Droid Incredible has been a tough nut to crack despite the fact that it is an HTC device and there are many great hackers in the developer community that primary work on modding HTC devices. Finally, the Droid Incredible has been rooted.
There hasn’t been much coverage on this device since it’s not available here in the US. It may never make it over here but in Europe (mainly France) this is a very popular handset. It has been rooted by none other than Paul aka Modaco.
This year’s Computex featured a lot of exciting new things in the world of Android. QuickBoot by Ubiquitous aims to shorten the time it takes to boot up Android to a fraction of the current time. It usually takes 30 seconds of more to for Android to boot up, this video has a device that does it in 1 second.
Before 2.2 makes its way to Android phones “officially” it has been ported to the iPhone. Now you can have Froyo on your Droid, Nexus One and on the iPhone. This is a work in progress, it has a few bugs that need to be worked out.
The answer is yes, it has been rooted. Paul, better known as Modaco, has done it again. Shortly after being released in the UK, he has managed to root the Streak in seemingly record time. This tablet was just released yesterday and it was rooted the same day. At least this time the product actually made into the market. He rooted a few handsets before they was even released to the public.
Since Android 2.2 was released to developer’s phones recently, modders around the world has been working hard to port it to other Android devices. Froyo may be making its way to the Acer Liquid soon. A video posted by Josselin Cornou shows Android 2.2 running on the Liquid.
Pictures emerged a short while ago of Froyo runni98ng on the Motorola droid. We already received confirmation from Motorola that the Droid would indeed receive the update to Android 2.2 but none of thought it would come this soon. Ok, this is by no means an official update running on this Droid, in fact it may not be Froyo at all.