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Galaxy Tab Rom Ported To Iconia A500 – TouchWiz UI Lovers, Rejoice!

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Those who bought any of the first 3 Honeycomb powered tabs are likely happy with the launcher. However, for those truly addicted to their Android devices due to the ability of customizing it and its behavior, it gets boring after a while. Since there are now other players in the field (Samsung), a not-so-new UI has emerged: TouchWiz UI. However, it is only available for the Galaxy Tab as it is part of the rom. Well, if you have an Acer Iconia A500 and would love to get some TouchWiz on it, you are in luck because XDA Recognized Developer m-deejay has successfully ported the Galaxy Tab rom over to the Iconia. Aside from a few bugs, which are currently being fixed, the port works really well. It includes features suc. . . READ ON »

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How To Root Stock 3.1 On Your Iconia A500

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There are good and bad things about official updates for our devices. The good thing is that they come loaded with the latest OS versions (unless there are newer leaks), updated drivers, better apps, and many more things. The bad part is that more often than not, the updates come with patches for security holes that end up relocking our devices and thus we have to wait until someone can come up with a way to crack them again. It seems that non-phone devices like tabs also suffer from this predicament as it was seen by Iconia A500 users when the 3.1 update hit this past week. Luckily, the new lock did not last too long as it was quickly rooted once again. For those who decide to keep stock but do want all the root goodness in you. . . READ ON »

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Acer Iconia A500 Receives ClockworkMod Recovery and Ported 3.1 ROM!

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Last week, the Acer Iconia A500 was the lucky recipient of quite a few pieces of development work by various talented forum goers here on XDA. Perhaps the two most notable releases were ports of XDA member Koush‘s useful ClockworkMod Recovery and an Android 3.1 ROM originally meant for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

The ever popular recovery was ported by XDA forum member thor2002ro. However, for those who aren’t keen on using terminal on either the device itself or through ADB, forum member Euclid’s Brother has created a simple app, which automates the process… Take that, Father of Geometry!

With the blessings of thor2002ro, I bring you an easy to use app for installing hi

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Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Forum Added

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It looks like Honeycomb tablets are finally beginning to make their way into the market, right after Motorola broke the ice with the Xoom. The second available bee-droid equipped device to hit the market was the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer for which we added a forum a few weeks ago. Now, it is the time for the third incarnation of Honeycomb and it comes in the shape of the Acer Iconia A500 Tab. This device is very similar in terms of specs to the Asus one (minus the keyboard and a few other things). It comes equipped with dual cameras, 1 GHz Tegra dual core processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, and much more. The best part is that as per an article that we published a bit earlier today, it has joined the ranks of the rooted. Needless to say, the. . . READ ON »

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 Rooted!

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Merely days after its release earlier this month, Acer’s Iconia A500 Android Honeycomb tablet has been rooted! The tablet, which features a unique Acer UI skin, front and back facing cameras, and a 1GHz dual-core Tegra2 processor, will now allow superuser permissions as a result of some clever work from XDA member monki-magic (original post here)

This was achieved by using XDA moderator  Chainfire‘s newly released Gingerbreak rooting tool.

 

As many of you will know, the rooting process is a stepping stone on the way to completely customising the device’s software. To have this achieved so quickly can only mean good things for the developmental future of the Iconia Tab.

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TWRP 2.4 Adds Impressive New Feature Set

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Regardless of what the US Government and the PAC behemoth CTIA would have you believe, choice is a good thing in the wireless industry. And when it comes to having choices for different types of software you want to run on your devices, it is a great thing. TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is one of those options for recovery on many different types of devices, with over 80 being officially supported at this time.

TeamWin has been very supportive of the community, from providing instructions on how to build TWRP for devices they don’t officially support, to actively participating in online and forum discussions assisting users with the usage and porting of TWRP. Their source code is completely open source. . . READ ON »

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Huawei Ideos S7 Gets a Dual-Boot Kernel

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In the past, we have seen devices such as the HD2Desire HDNook Color, Xperia Play, Motorola Defy, Droid RAZR, Iconia A500, Galaxy Note, Optimus One, Evo 3D, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and a few others getting dual-boot support. Today, the Huawei Ideos S7 tablet joins the club, thanks to a dual-boot kernel that allows you to install two Android ROMs on the device.

This dual-boot kernel for the S7 was developed by XDA Forum Member hal_2000 with the help of XDA Senior Member irfanbagus, who brought dual-boot support to the Galaxy Y earlier this year. It is basically the stock 2.6.32.9-ideos Froyo kernel, with no additions other than dual-boot features. Your device must have the stock kernel in orde. . . READ ON »

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And the First 4.2 Port Goes to…

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As we have mentioned in the past, the need for our devices to be up-to-date is no longer a luxury or even a necessity, it is an addiction. Because of this, whenever something like this happens, everyone’s eyes shift focus to developers who work on AOSP-based ROMs. People become static, glued to their PCs with sweating palms and foreheads, and with a few extra keyboards due to potential F5 key breakage. All of the sudden, a new thread emerges with a title that has a little something which stands out (no, not Off-Topic)… “4.2.” Boom! Happiness and joy fill our hearts, as we click on the download links as fast as humanly possible to try and get a hold of the new goods.

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3.

There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log includes:

Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
Re-wr

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TWRP 2.2.2 Update Brings Several Improvements and Bug Fixes

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Team Win Recovery Project was recently updated to bring several improvements and bug fixes to the popular custom recovery. For those unfamiliar, TWRP is a custom recovery with an impressive touch-based GUI that packs quite a punch and makes recovery operations a flash, no pun intended.

TWRP is officially available for dozens of Android devices, and is quickly becoming the custom recovery solution of choice for many enthusiasts. It is an open source project and utilizes the open source Open Recovery Script, which Team Win created.

This is the third update to TWRP in the recent months, after 2.1 and 2.2 that we previously featured. According to the official changelog, the changes made in this 2.2.2 up. . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean for the MyTouch 4G Slide, Desire HD, and Motorola Defy

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Since its release, Jelly Bean has found it’s way onto dozens of phones. This won’t stop any time soon, with even the legendary CyanogenMod offering a CM10 preview.

Among the newest devices to receive Jelly Bean include the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, Motorola Defy, and the HTC Desire HD. These devices are all a little older than some would expect to be receiving ports. But if the HTC HD2 can get it, newer devices should be able to as well.

The MyTouch 4G Slide Jelly Bean ROM was developed by XDA Senior Member xmc wildchild22 and is built from source. XDA Senior Member Quarx is responsible for the Motorola Defy ROM, and XDA Recognized Developer randomblame (also responsible for the Iconia A500 JB ROM. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab

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We are well into the march of Jelly Bean, and the number of devices that have gotten Google’s latest and greatest is quite staggering. There are so many, in fact, that we are dedicating entire XDA TV episodes to it. A couple of the latest devices to get Jelly Bean—more specifically unofficial CM10 builds—are the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The Amazon Kindle Fire was given unofficial CM10 by XDA Senior Member twa_priv, and the Galaxy Tab was given its goods thanks to XDA Recognized Developer cdesai. In both instances, as has become typical for new builds, the ROMs have quite a bit working and quite a bit broken.

No list of things not working is provided for the Kindle Fire. . . READ ON »

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SGSII i9100 Joins i9100G, Gets Jelly Bean

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Jelly Bean is seemingly spreading like the plague—no matter what you do, someone finds a way to give it to your device. However, unlike the plague, we actually look forward to Jelly Bean spreading.

We told you a few days ago how the Galaxy SII i9100G (OMAP) had received Jelly Bean. Now thanks to XDA Forum Member kalgecin, the original, Exynos-bearing variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II is now welcome at the Jelly Bean party.

So far the ROM is in the early Alpha stages of development and features:

WORKING
[-] Boot
[-] Bluetooth (reconnects sometimes)
[-] GSM/DATA

NOT WORKING
[-] Sound
[-] WiFi
[-] 3G
[-] Camera
[-] H/W accelerator
[-] ADB debugging doesn’t start automatically if switched on with cable pl. . . READ ON »

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