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Google Play Music caps device de-authorization, ROM flashers and gadget-happy users be damned

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Something funny happened to me Sunday night. I tried to set-up Play Music on a Toshiba Excite but was told that I had reached the limit of devices and would have to de-authorize one before I could continue. The onl…

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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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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

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

CyanogenMod lets users select which permissions Android apps can access [Video]

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Researchers at NC State University announced last month that they discovered a way to give Android users direct control over their data. The researchers suggested that no one should be forced to accept every p…

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Android Hacks

CyanogenMod 7 release candidates now available for a number of devices

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Version 7 of the Android world’s most popular custom ROM, CyanogenMod, has now received its first proper release candidates. This means that a final release of CM7 should be pretty close now. The new bui…

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Android

Android Person of the Year Nominee: MIUI Team

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MIUI Team Developer of a popular custom ROM. Nominated because: Android like we’ve never seen it before. In September 2010, an advanced and heavily customized version of Froyo from a team of Chinese developer…

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HTC Desire owners with root access: care for some Gingerbread?

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It was only two days ago Grandmaster G released Gingerbread’s source code, but Android 2.3 ROMs are already all over the place. The Nexus One got one very early, and then the Samsung Galaxy S received Gingerbrea…

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Android News

Gingerbread ROMs Already Made for Eris and Evo

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It never takes the guys over at XDA very long, does it? First, we saw the Gingerbread keyboard pulled out and packaged for rooted phones. Now, we’re already getting Gingerbread ROMS coming out. Keep in mi…

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Not so fast G2; myTouch 4G gains “permanent” root too

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And just as the G2 gained a permanent root earlier today, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was not far behind it. So, this will of course open the floodgates for modders, ROM cookers, and other hackery to take place on one o…

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Leaked ROM from upcoming T-Mobile myTouch already ported to Nexus One

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A leaked ROM from the upcoming 3.8-inch T-Mobile myTouch, also known as the myTouch HD/4G, has already been ported to the Nexus One thanks to forum member eVIL D: at the xda-developers. The port is still in the ea…

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MIUI and CyanogenMod bring FM Radio to the Nexus One

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MIUI is a heavily skinned and customized version of Android 2.2 that takes the best from Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz and iOS, and transforms the various elements into something pretty unique that managed to mak…

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HTC

New HTC Desire HD ROM looks Incredible on EVO [ROM Reviews]

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The new version of HTC Sense, set to appear officially first on the upcoming Desire HD, has been leaked to the Incredible and EVO. How does it look? Well, the latest evolution of Sense looks incredible. Yes, I laz…

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New HTC Sense is already being ported to other HTC devices; UPDATE: ROM for Motorola Milestone now available

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Good news for all those who hoped for a quick port of the new HTC Sense interface to other HTC handsets: the ROM from the just-announced HTC Desire HD got dumped a few days ago courtesy of xda member dealer75, and th…

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The first “custom” ROM for the DROID 2 surfaces

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The circle is complete. After all the nay-saying and fear that was surrounding the DROID X and the DROID 2 being locked down so tight that “modding” and “hacking” the devices would…

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