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Droid X gets easy one-click root program (Windows only)

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In my day, you had to block off several minutes of your day, carefully read long explanations, and manually enter code in order to obtain root access to your phone. Today, all it takes is plugging in your phone and…

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Unrevoked3 makes a difficult root procedure for DROID Incredible a thing of the past

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Anyone who has been following the DROID Incredible rooting saga knows that it has been a long road (especially, yours truly) and today is the much anticipated end. Today, the unrevoked (or, unrEVOked) team rel…

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Hackers turn Pandigital Novel from not-so-great e-reader to cheap Android tablet

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The Pandigital Novel e-reader was released a little over a month ago and if you haven’t heard of it, it’s probably because it isn’t known as a very amazing device. Well when hackers get a hold…

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Root your HTC EVO in 3-clicks. Yes, I said 3.

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I’ve been hesitant to root my HTC EVO because I haven’t seen any stable ROM’s worth switching to until recently. There is now a root method so easy that I’m probably going to take the di…

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Get Android 2.2 for your Motorola DROID right now

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So, you bought the DROID because it was a “Google Experience” device, huh? Not really getting the same type of “Google Experience” that the chosen Nexus One is with the upgrade to And…

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HTC EVO 4G root available, but major security concerns raised with phone

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Though that Droid Incredible root story going around was a totally lame hoax, the HTC EVO 4G root is 100% real and confirmed. It also may be a dangerous game to play according to one person involved with discoveri…

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Tip: Use G-MoN and some scissors to strengthen your AP’s wireless signal

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Tip: Use G-MoN and some scissors to strengthen your AP’s wireless signal

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Here’s a neat little tip for some of you that highlights a lesser known Android app, includes a really cool do-it-yourself project, and hopefully solves some wireless signal strength issues for many pe…

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Manual Froyo update available, plus initial impressions

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Manual Froyo update available, plus initial impressions

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If you are sitting around wishing that your T-Mobile Nexus One had the latest Froyo update, you have a new option: update it yourself. Android Police has all the details on where to get the update and how to instal…

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CyanogenMod brings Android 2.1 to G1/Magic owners (root only)

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CyanogenMod brings Android 2.1 to G1/Magic owners (root only)

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CyanogenMod has been the go-to ROM for Android users brave enough to root their phone, especially among novice users who rooted once the process became much easier last year. Cyanogen is once again turning hea…

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DIY hobbyists build Android-powered Robots for only $30

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DIY hobbyists build Android-powered Robots for only $30

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My cellphone could kick your cellphone’s butt. However, both of our phones would get demolished by the work of Tim Heath and Ryan Hickman. The two tech workers got together in their free time and built a mo…

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HTC Sense UI ported to Moto DROID

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HTC Sense UI ported to Moto DROID

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It appears that HTC Sense UI has been ported from the HTC Desire/Bravo to be used on Motorola's DROID. The developers at AllDroid have been working on the port ever since the HTC Desire/Bravo's ROM leaked to the web and now it looks like they finally have something to show off.

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Select Windows Mobile HTC smartphones “hacked” to run Android 2.1

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Select Windows Mobile HTC smartphones “hacked” to run Android 2.1

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Have an old HTC Tilt, Polaris, Niki, or Vogue laying around collecting dust because you can't stand using Windows Mobile? Well, according to the XDA Developers forum you may be able to get a little more life out of your old device by hacking it to run the latest version of Android.

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Tip: How to fix your Android’s battery issues (rooted devices)

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Tip: How to fix your Android’s battery issues (rooted devices)

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Here’s a quick tip I found on the cyanogenmod wiki for people with rooted phones and battery life issues. Many users report increases in their battery life meters after using this fix, but please note tha…

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Hack for rooted phones promises faster 2G/3G speeds

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Hack for rooted phones promises faster 2G/3G speeds

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A quick hack posted here on the XDA Android Development forum by “Stimpoff” may allow you to achieve faster download and upload speeds on 2G and 3G networks. I say “may” because it did…

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Developers claim to have root access to Barnes & Noble Nook reader #android

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Developers claim to have root access to Barnes & Noble Nook reader #android

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The Barnes & Noble “Nook” ereader has been rooted. On Sunday night, the team of modders at NookDevs.com announced that they had discovered a DNS hack, followed by a teardown of the physical de…

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