Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Easy Rooting Method for Droid 2
If you are one of the many people who own a Droid 2 or Droid X, then you know that your phone has an encrypted boot loader, until a developer can crack that you can still have access to SU permissions and can make modifications to your Droid 2 or X.
XDA member darkonion has developed a simple rooting method for the Droid 2. It only requires a few files to download and configure. This should be easy for someone who is comfortable with ADB or has rooted a phone in the past not using a 1 click method. Currently, the method works for Windows / Linux / Mac users and has been tested and successfully run by many XDA Members.
The thread in which it is being developed has been pretty active in the past few days. If you have anything to add or would like to try it out for yourself on your Droid 2, then checkout the thread!
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...