Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Custom Recovery, One-Click ICS Root for RAZR and MAXX
Not long ago, we brought you news that the Motorola Droid RAZR ICS update was rooted. This not only allows users who upgrade to get root again if they lose it, but also allows users just buying the device to root it for the first time. It is always good to see root methods obtained for new versions of Android on a popular device. However, that is not the end of the story for the Droid RAZR. There is now also a one click root solution and custom recovery specifically for the device’s ICS update.
Developed by XDA Recognized Contributor pedrotorresfilho, the one click method does as its name implies. Based on the root method mentioned above, the one click method simply requires users to plug in the device and run the script. This is especially helpful for those who aren’t comfortable using Command Prompt or Terminal commands.
As if that weren’t enough, thjere is now a custom recovery specifically made for Droid RAZR ICS users. XDA Senior Member hacker812c created an unofficial port of ClockworkMod Recovery for the Droid RAZR that works for ICS. This allows users to flash ROMs safely after upgrading, without having to worry about compatibility issues. Combined with the one-click root method, Droid RAZR users can get root and recovery at the drop of a hat. Additionally, these methods will work with both the GSM and CDMA variants of the RAZR, but users need to be sure they download the correct files for their devices.
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Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...