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Motorola Droid 4 and RAZR Get Unofficial Lollipop Builds

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Android 5.0 Lollipop has been hailed by many as one of the most refined versions of Google’s OS. The OS revision started rolling out to devices last month, with the Nexus family having already been updated and Motorola and Samsung giving indications of a potential Android 5.0 update to select devices as well. Not only this, but unofficial builds have also been popping up everywhere, such as on Android One devices and on the HTC Explorer. And the ball isn’t even close to stopping here as two more devices, the Motorola Droid 4 and RAZR, have also received unofficial Android 5.0 builds as well.

This comes in the form of unofficial builds of CM12, originally developed just for the Droid 4 by XDA Senior Member stargo. . . READ ON »

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ICS Safestrap for the Motorola Droid 4

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Any Motorola with a rooted device can tell you about the importance of bootstrap applications on devices with locked bootloaders. They can allow you to make tweaks to your phone, install recoveries, and do a number of other fun things to rooted devices that would not be possible otherwise. With the system architecture of Motorola phones, bootstrap applications can be the only way users can get certain things to work.

Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer HashcodeMotorola Droid 4 users running Ice Cream Sandwich now have a Safestrap that acts like a second /system partition. As explained by the developer:

Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones.  The goal is to avoid touchin

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EternityProject RSD Alternative Ported to the Droid 4

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We’ve brought you coverage of their work to bring RSD Alternatives to the Droid RAZR, and now EternityProject is at it again. RSD has been known to have occasional issues, leading some to not trust it. This is especially true for Windows users, as the combination of Motorola Drivers, RSD, and flashing to AP Mode has proven troublesome.

Now, users of the Motorola Droid 4 can share similar freedom, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer kholk and crew. They have successfully brought the RSD alternative to the Droid 4. The method is pretty much exactly the same as it was on the Droid RAZR version. Says kholk:

1. Copy the FastBoot package into the ROM you’ve extracted
2. Boot in AP FastBoot Mode
3. Connect

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Install Ubuntu on the Droid 4

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One of the most impressive things you can do with an Android device is loading an entirely different operating system. Being able to run something like Windows or Linux on a device not only looks cool, but can even bring some fun new features and functionality. Motorola Droid 4 owners now have the option to install some Ubuntu goodness as well. XDA Forum Member greekchampion04 has posted a method that will get the popular OS onto the Droid 4 using a VNC client.

The process is a little complicated, and involves pretty decent knowledge of command line and vi. You’ll also be required to install a bunch of free applications from the Android Market, and, of course, you’ll need a rooted Droid 4. After t. . . READ ON »

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Multi Purpose Utility For Motorola Droid 4 (Windows)

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Although it was released barely a week ago, the Motorola Droid 4 already has root. No doubt owners of this shiny new device are eager to start tinkering with it. Luckily for them XDA member mattlgroff has already put together a utility to allow Droid 4 owners to do just that.

It’s based around the exploit discovered by Dan Rosenberg, and as well as root it contains several other functions that you would expect to find in a handy all in one utility.

  • Unrooting
  • Root for ICS
  • System pull
  • Installation of the Moto Razr bootstrap recovery app
  • And a few more useful options thrown in for good measure.

 

As of writing this, no fastboot files are currently available but the developer does state that the utility will b. . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for Nokia Lumia 900 and Motorola Droid 4

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Two new XDA forum additions to mention today: the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Motorola Droid 4. The Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone 7.5 phone with similar slick hardware to what is found on the Lumia 800. The 900 is nearly identical to the 800 except that is has a larger screen and AT&T LTE capability. The Droid 4, on the other hand, is the fourth-generation of one of the first Android phones ever, the Motorola Droid. It has an improved keyboard layout and design over the Droid 3, plus it adds a faster 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU.. . . READ ON »

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