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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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Android Apps

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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Android News

CyanogenMod – more than 2 million served and counting

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“Just put CyanogenMod on it.” That’s the answer that many Android enthusiasts give when suggesting how to fix a problem, grab a feature, or just improve the day-to-day Android experience…

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Android Hacks

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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Asus Tablets

ASUS Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool now available

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Folks weren’t happy when they discovered that the ASUS Transformer Prime shipped with a locked bootloader. Users launched a flood of complaints to ASUS’s social media channels, eventually lea…

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Android Hacks

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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Android Hacks

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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Android Hacks

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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Android Hacks

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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Android Hacks

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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Android App Reviews

Smozzy lets T-Mobile users surf the web without a data plan (It’s inefficient but cool)

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A new beta app allows T-Mobile USA customers to browse the Internet without needing a data plan. Through a clever workaround compatible with Android 2.1 or higher, users can send out requests to the web and have…

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Android Hacks

Ben Heck reminds world about the Android ADK with interesting concept video

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The Android Accessory Development Kit was the forgotten son after Google I/O 2011. When Google is announcing free music services, handing out limited edition Android Honeycomb tablets, and promising major…

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Android Hacks

Google TV Honeycomb beta leaks

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Google TV has been a disappointing flop, but Google has remained optimistic that the inclusion of Honeycomb and the Android Market will turn things around. Adventurous GTV owners can put that theory to the tes…

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Android Hacks

Skype video calling comes to more phones through hacked APK

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Yesterday’s announcement that the Skype video calling on Android is finally an option excited many. At least it did until Skype revealed that only a handful of phones are able to have mobile-to-mobil…

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Sony Mobile

Sony Ericsson will let you unlock your bootloader on select Android phones

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Sony has a rather unfriendly reputation with developers, evidenced by it’s ongoing issues with PlayStation 3 hacker GeoHot. But Sony Ericsson is warming up to the Android root and hacking community by…

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