Amazon recently updated the firmware of their Kindle Fire tablet and this broke previously available root methods. It also prevented re-rooting the Kindle Fire until the folks @ AndroidPolice and RootzWiki released a utility called BurritoRoot which can root firmware 6.2.1. Thanks to BurritoRoot you can now root any available Kindle Fire versions. More after the break.
We know Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x) is coming to many devices like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon. But for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners who can’t wait to get their hands on it, DaAwesome1 @ XDA decided to take it on himself to grab the CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) source code, compile it and release it so anyone can give it a shot. This version is in no way official or supported by the CyanogenMod folks, it is what’s commonly called a Kang version. Find out more after the break.
Archos, the French manufacturer, has recently launched some new tablets running Android Honeycomb: the Gen9 series. The new Archos G9 tablets come in 2 flavors: 80 (8 inches screen) and 101 (10.1 inches screen) and are following up on their successful Gen8 lineup last year. These tablets run a stock Android Honeycomb version with very few changes. Thanks to Paul O’Brien @ Modaco, it is now possible to root the Archos Gen9 tablets. Find out more after the break.
The Kindle Fire from Amazon is selling extremely well with about 1 million units sold every week according to Amazon. This makes it the best selling Android tablet out there, not bad for a first release. So if you got a shiny new Kindle Fire and started thinking about hacking it a little bit you might be concerned if you’re not a developer yourself. This is where Vashypooh @ XDA comes in as he created Kindle Fire Utility for Windows which aims at making it easier to do specific tasks for the Kindle Fire.
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The Lenovo Ideapad K1 is another Android Honeycomb tablet that came out this year with very similar specs to the rest of them: NVidia Tegra 2 CPU, Honeycomb 3.1, 1 Gb DDR RAM and SSD Storage. Not bad and it is priced below the iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Given that it would have been a shame not to be able to root this tablet and truly customize it. Thanks to djmwj and digitalhigh @ RootzWiki, it is now possible to root / jailbreak the Lenovo Ideapad K1.
The famous AOSP MIUI ROM finally made it to the HP TouchPad tablet! This is great for those who love the polished look of the MIUI ROMs and want to try it on their TouchPad. I am personally a big fan of the MIUI ROMs, they are slightly different than the CyanogenMod ROMs but I do really like the overall look and feel. Find out more about MIUI for the TouchPad after the break.
The Kindle Fire is off to a great start and became most likely the fastest selling Android tablet this Holiday season. There are various reasons for that: great price, amazing content available through Amazon and also the fact that it can be modified / hacked easily. As you already know the Kindle Fire can be rooted so you get full control over the Android OS running on it and you can now also overclock it using a custom kernel. More info after the break.
Will the HTC EVO 4G get an official Ice Cream Sandwich port from HTC? Time will tell but if you don’t want to wait you can already try one of the ICS ROM for the HTC EVO 4G that are popping up on the web. kushdeck @ XDA has released several alpha versions of his ICS ROM called ics-evo-deck and while still in alpha many things do work. Let’s have a look after the break.
The LG Nitro HD is finally out on AT&T in the US and it has already been rooted just days after being released. The LG Nitro HD is a 4G device for AT&T’s LTE network, it comes with pretty good specs: 4.5 inches screen, dual-core processor and Android Gingerbread. With a rooted LG Nitro HD you can now remove the bloatware added by AT&T and get better performance out of it. Let’s find out how after the break.
With the Holidays coming up you will hopefully be getting a new Android tablet and wondering how to show off its true gaming potential. Whether you get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a Motorola XOOM 2 or an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, you’ll enjoy the 5 games we will talk about in this article as they represent what’s best in mobile gaming at this time. Find out more after the break.
While we wait for the first open source releases of webOS for the HP TouchPad we can still try some new things on it like the latest CyanogenMod 7.1 releases from Team XRON. This group is quite active and released recently some updates to their beta ROM: vB1.2. This ROM slightly differs from the stock CM7.1 for the TouchPad and adds some tweaks and improvements to make it more usable. Let’s find out what’s new in CM 7.1 XRON-ified vB1.2 after the break.
If you’ve been following us you know that the Nook Tablet can be fully rooted (if not check out How To Root Your Nook Tablet). Now that you’ve root privileges on your Nook Tablet you will want to also get access to all the Google Apps (Market, Gmail etc.). Thanks to anlog @ XDA this is now possible so let’s find out how.
The Samsung Galaxy Player can be seen as the Android version of the iPod Touch: a media player running a smartphone OS (Android 2.2 here) with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Galaxy Player comes in 2 flavors: with a 4 inches or 5 inches screen (there is also a 3.2 inches version but less popular), needless to say the same root method can be used on both devices. Let’s find out how to root the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 or 5.
We continue to monitor the progress made by Team XRON and Leoisright @ XDA as they tweak CyanogenMod 7 Alpha 3 for the HP TouchPad tablet. While CM 7 Alpha 3 is fully usable out of the box, the tweaks added by Team XRON make it better so if you have a TouchPad you should definitely give it a try. Find out more after the break.
Anyone still running Windows Mobile? I guess there must still be some users out there, if so this new theme by lesscro is for you and it does look impressive. He managed to create a very nice looking Ice Cream Sandwich theme for Windows Mobile devices. Let’s have a look!
Android is a great mobile OS but since manufacturers can use any type of hardware games and apps compatibility can be an issue. You might for example want to play a Tegra2 only game like on a non-Tegra2 device. If you do so you may end up with white textures and other issues. That’s before using Chainfire 3D which solves all those issues, Chainfire 3D is a must have for rooted Android devices (phones or tablets).