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SwapConf Script Makes Virtual Memory Easy on OG Droid

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The last time we brought you news about the Motorola Droid, it was staving off irrelevancy by getting a Jelly Bean ROM. It’s an iconic device to be sure, and many of us remember the engaging commercials upon the phone’s release. Now, the old device is getting a virtual memory script that makes it easier to use a swap file.

For those who don’t know, a swap file is essentially auxiliary memory. You use storage space as RAM in order to allow your device to run more things. XDA Senior Member mrvek has released a script that makes using a swap file ridiculously easy. It’s called SwapConf, and the features include:

- Automatic detection of partitions and files: if you do not have a dedicated swap

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Jelly Bean Lands on the Motorola Droid

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The Motorola Droid, an iconic device, with it’s sliding QWERTY keyboard and D-pad. With it’s now measly 550MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, it’s one of those everlasting old school devices that never seems to disappear completely. Thanks to XDA Senior Member kfazz, the Droid once again get’s a refresh. This time with a custom Jelly Bean ROM.

Based on CyanogenMod 10, Jellybean for Droid is a functional build of Android Jelly Bean. Of course, as with all these older devices running the latest flavour of Android, there are a few minor issues, but the ROM is functionanl and usable, and gives Droid owners a taste of Jelly Bean.

If you want to invigorate your Droid with some of that sugary Jelly . . . READ ON »

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HP’s webOS Spotted Running on an EVO 3D; Open Sourcing Effort May Pay Off

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Since HP announced the release of the webOS source code, the recently abandoned operating system has grown a rather loyal following. Progress has been made in homebrew development and in custom builds for webOS native devices. Many forum members have been clamoring for a port of webOS to Android devices for several months now. Initial ports were expected to appear for the Motorola Droid or its GSM counterpart, the Milestone, since the devices share the same OMAP3 3430 processor with the Palm Pre (the very first native webOS device).

Recently an HTC EVO 3D was spotted running a build of webOS 3.0, the version that came with the notorious HP TouchPad. Originally posted by Ryan Hope (@_puffthemagic_) on Twitte. . . READ ON »

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Original Motorola Droid Gets Another ICS Port, This Time CyanogenMod 9

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The venerable Motorola Droid, the one device that brought Android into the spotlight back in late 2009, won’t see an official update to the latest Android version, but for those of you willing to tinker with custom ROMs that means nothing. We reported on an early port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last December, and that port has made some pretty good progress since then. If that wasn’t enough, recognized developer kabaldan has released an early alpha port of CyanogenMod 9 a few days ago.

Just don’t expect the build to be perfect – the dev notes that some features like camera and hardware accelerated video decoding aren’t working, and probably won’t work anytime soon eith. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Droid Gets Early ICS Port, Still Work-In-Progress

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The original Motorola Droid is one of the devices that definitely isn’t going to get an official Android 4.0 update, but fret not, as forum member kfazz has managed to get an early port of Ice Cream Sandwich working. Make no mistake, this isn’t going to be your daily driver, or beta, or even alpha – no, the dev labels his ROM as pre-pre-alpha.

Still, if you’re willing to take the risk and, ideally, provide some helpful feedback to the dev, jump into the forum thread and get downloading.. . . READ ON »

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One-Click Root for Froyo-running Captivates Emerges

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A couple of months ago, we announced that an XDA member had managed to create a very useful utility for the AT&T Captivate – a member of the Samsung Galaxy S family.

However, this rooting method would not work for newer software based on Android 2.2 – also known as Froyo.

This week, a new rooting method has emerged which does support such software. XDA member CLShortFuse has created the RageAgainstTheCage GUI – a one-click root which not only works on Froyo Captivates but many recent Android devices, including the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid and the other Samsung Galaxy variants.

If you would like to try the new rooting method and to try the RageAgainstTheCage GUI out for yourself, downl. . . READ ON »

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Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo Forums Added

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As our little (not so little anymore) forum keeps on growing in terms of user base, we often get requests from many members asking if we could include sections for other devices. Considering that we have branched out of simply supporting HTC phones, we have less and less objections every time a forum addition is requested. This time, if you have or are thinking about getting a Motorola Flipout, a Motorola Flipside, or a Motorola Bravo, then you will be delighted to know that these devices now have a home at xda-developers. The forums will certainly provide AT&T Android device owners the help and expertise that can only be found in a place like XDA.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the new forums…

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Updated Gmail for Froyo 2.2 Users

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Gmail, which has been recently updated online with new features, has also just received some new features for Android users. The new Gmail has added support for things like Priority Inbox and Pushing notifications using the Gtalk service (No more Syncing/Polling). The app is only avaliable for phones running Froyo, Google listed these phones as elegible to receive the update:

  1. Nexus One
  2. HTC EVO
  3. Motorola Droid 2
  4. Motorola Droid
  5. (Really any Android Phone Running Froyo)

It has limited support for Google Mails’ new feature “Priority Inbox”, which helps you sort your most important mail from spam, newsletters, and non-urgent emails. It also has added better switching buttons . . . READ ON »

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Motorola Droid 2 Multitouch Keyboard Ported to Many Android Devices

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The Motorola Droid 2 had just been released, and XDA member invisiblek managed to port the Multitouch keyboard from the Droid 2 to many Android devices, such as the Motorola Droid and the Droid Incredible. Thanks to the multitouch function, this keyboard should allow for a much better typing experience. You can install it via recovery on your HTC Droid Incredible, and it should work on the following ROMs:

  • CM6 Nightlies/Tests (Droid Incredible)
  • jdfroyo v1.9 (Droid Incredible)
  • Skyraider 2.? (Droid Incredible)
  • 8/1 froyo leak (Droid Incredible)
  • Bugless Beast 4 (Motorola Droid)
  • Ultimate Droid Extreme Froyo 6.00 (Motorola Droid?)
  • DeFrost 2.6a (Desire)

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