November 12, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
On location in Kansas, your friend Jordan is here to update you on the exciting Android news from XDA. Jordan mentions the first custom ROM for the HTC One X+. Jordan also talks about the release of Safestrap for Kindle Fire HD, which Brings recovery to the device.
In Ubuntu news, Jordan mentions the release of a desktop installer for the Nexus 7. Finally, Jordan talks about ClockworkMod recovery beta being released for Motorola RAZR i. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
January 31, 2012 By: orb3000
Koush, a well-known developer, just released the beta of his new Touch Recovery. Finally no more volume up, volume down, power button to control what you want in the dark screens of recovery world. Just boot, tap and flash it!. For now the recovery works only on CDMA and GSM for the Galaxy Nexus, and GSM for the Nexus S. Also some members confirmed it works on the Nexus S 4G as well.
The recovery has to be flashed from fast boot, so be sure you’ve got your ADB drivers all lined up and your device installed correctly before proceeding. Here you can see a video of how it works.
Despite the beta is only available for a select few devices, we expect to see it soon for more devices. Until then, we still have to use the “old” one.
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January 29, 2012 By: liwen
We’ve previously shown you some touch-enabled recoveries: for one, the fully touch-based 4EXT Recovery Touch, but also modded CWM versions. However, both had their own shortcomings; while the modded CWM versions use on-screen buttons which emulate the functions of hardware keys, without taking full advantage of the touchscreen, not everyone might be willing to change to a completely different recovery if they’re already used to ClockworkMod. But what if – what if ClockwordMod was updated with a fully touch-based interface?
Apparently, that’s coming soon, as CWM developer Koush is teasing in a new video. It shows the usual ClockwordMod Recovery, but with enlarged list items that can be touched directly, eschewing the need for any emulated buttons. Scrolling also works, but only “very rough” – the scrolling algorithm looks very basic for now, though that (and graphics) will presumably be improved in later versions.
View the full video on YouTube.