POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Photon 4G

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear.

In a rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »

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Beats Audio Hacked Onto Photon 4G

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Many people love Beats Audio because of Android’s lack of a built-in equalizer, and it can be said that some Android phones need Beats Audio to deliver a music experience that isn’t so, for lack of a better word, bland. While certainly not for everyone, Beats Audio has cultivated a following from various users.

XDA Forum Member willblake13 has ported Beats Audio to the Motorola Photon 4G. The modification itself consists of the Beats Audio libraries that were pulled from XDA Senior Member RockoDev‘s ROM, which already included the software  itself. The mod has been successfully tested on specific versions of CyanogenMod 7 and CyanogenMod 9. Installation of the recovery-flashable u. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Photon Confirmed to Get Ice Cream Sandwich in Q3 2012

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The wait list for Ice Cream Sandwich is much like the waiting list of a popular LA night club. The big names always get in first while everyone else stands outside in line, hoping they got a good enough spot. Of course, finally entering the nightclub is something to be quite excited about.

In this metaphor, I am speaking of the Motorola Photon 4g, who’s been patiently standing in line behind it’s older siblings, such as the Motorola Droid 4 and the Motorola Droid Razr for a sweet, sweet taste of that Ice Cream Sandwich love.

According to Motorola, Photon 4g users can expect to their update to Ice Cream Sandwich roll out sometime in Q3 of this year. So, if you’re in the Northern hemisphere, that means . . . READ ON »

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Motorola Photon 4G Gets Unlocked Bootloader!

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We added forums for Motorola’s new Photon 4G earlier this month in the hope that it would instigate development for the device, and users were pleased to find that over the weekend a way around Moto’s pesky locked bootloader had become available.

Thanks to XDA member Yay 4 Juggs, it became apparent to the XDA community that by flashing an update and following some simple instructions, owners of Sprint’s latest WiMAX device could flash custom ROMs to their hearts’ content. Also released was a ClockWorkMod-based recovery for the Photon to coincide with the freshly unlocked bootloader.

If you own a Photon 4G and are desperate to see some Blur-free Android on its 4.3″ qHD displ. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Photon 4G Forums Added

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It seems that Motorola enjoyed the success of the Atrix and the Bionic, and went ahead with the release of their latest Tegra dual core equipped mobile device. The Photon 4G is the manufacturer’s latest response to the high demand for 4G enabled devices. The Photon is loaded with many of the same powerful specs that its competitor’s carry: 8 MP camera with HD capabilities, 16 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a huge 4.3″ 540×960 screen for a crisp and clear multimedia experience. Also, it seems that Motorola decided to include a kick stand on the device as well (wonder where they got that idea from). As it is customary with this particular manufacturer, the device is locked, very lock. . . READ ON »

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