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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader can be unlocked thanks to devs

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Out of the four major American carriers, Verizon was the only one who required a locked bootloader on its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.  Naturally, this upset many developers and Android enthusiasts who…

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8 months later, I finally rooted my Verizon Galaxy Nexus because WugFresh makes it too easy not to

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Rooting my phone and then flashing a custom ROM is something I’ve done on every Android device – except my Galaxy Nexus until 16 hours ago. The Nexus was the first phone I’ve ever used to provide access to ev…

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CyanogenMod team reveals plans for CM10 — Jelly Bean ROM

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Ever since Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was officially announced, many Android enthusiasts turned to CyanogenMod and other developers in order to find out when a custom ROM based on Android 4.1 would be avail…

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Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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ICS update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket leaks out, seems to be fully functional

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Even though we all expected to see most of today’s high-end Android smartphones already updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, a surprisingly wide number of devices have still been left behind and are continuing to en…

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Will my phone get Ice Cream Sandwich through CM9? Here’s a chart to guess

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Since Android phone makers started confirming which phones will be updated to Android 4.0 – whether by directly naming them or through unwittingly confirming by saying nothing – people have tur…

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Nook Tablet gets first Ice Cream Sandwich taste with CyanogenMod 9 Alpha

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Even though it has been released for some time, Android’s latest version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, runs on very few devices. Actually, as we found out yesterday from the past two weeks’ Android Platform Version…

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CyanogenMod 9 pre-alpha released for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version

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The leader and namesake of CyanogenMod has announced the availability of a pre-alpha version of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi only model. The software is meant only to be a preview of what’s to come; ho…

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CM9 update for HP Touchpad is almost ready, according to official video

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Just hours after finding out that the CyanogenMod family includes more than one million users, we are happy to inform you that the brilliant minds from CM are very close of releasing what should be their take on A…

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CyanogenMod has more than 1 million users

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In my best of 2011 round-up, I noted that more than 900,000 Android devices are currently running the custom software known as CyanogenMod. Don’t look now, but that number is actually more than 1 million…

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IT Crowd-inspired boot animation available for your Galaxy Nexus

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Boot animations rarely garner much attention from me. Since I changed ROM’s so often on my EVO, I stopped caring about the animations seen when a phone powers on. Heck, I haven’t even rooted my Gala…

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CyanogenMod drops support for Samsung Vibrant because of 911 routing issue

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Samsung Vibrant owners who love CyanogenMod will not see any new ROM’s, at least for the foreseeable future, from Team Douche. CM Forum Moderator ciwrl announced yesterday that development for the Sam…

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Kindle Fire gets Android Market, Nook Tablet gets Amazon Appstore

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The entire reason that Amazon and Barnes & Noble sell their Android tablets for such low prices is because the companies intend to lock buyers into their systems and sell content. But because Android users…

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CyanogenMod 7.1 stable released, 68 devices now supported

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There are 68 devices running Android 2.3.7, the latest available firmware version for Android phones. With the exception of the Nexus devices, most of users on most of those phones have up-to-date phones than…

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CM7 update adds WiFi, sound and Android Market support to the TouchPad

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Well, it looks like the brilliant minds over at CyanogenMod have delivered its latest CM7 update, which adds WiFi, sound and limited Android Market support. This news comes after the IDC’s report of sta…

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