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Conan Troutman · Nov 22, 2012

Root, Recovery, and ROM for the Acer E350

The Acer E350, otherwise known as the Liquid Gallant, is one of those devices that sits squarely in the middle of the road. While more than capable of running Android 4.0.3, its specs aren't really anything to write home about. This coupled with the fact that Acer's devices aren't particularly renowned for their developer support means that the E350 wasn't given it's own dedicated forum. That however has not stopped those with the device from providing it with that all...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 17, 2012

TWRP Touch Recovery Available for the Nexus 10

We've made a fair amount of noise about TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) here on the Portal, and with good reason. It's been ported to a wide array of devices, from the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 to the ever present mobile geriatric that is the HTC Hero. Now it's available to owners of the brand spanking new Nexus 10. I personally can't think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of your new device by slapping a custom recovery...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 19, 2012

TWRP Ported to the LG Optimus One P500

Do you have an LG Optimus One P500, and are you looking for an extremely flashy custom recovery? You're in luck, as TWRP recovery is now available for the Optimus One. For those unfamiliar, TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project. It's an open source recovery for Android devices that offers an advanced touch-based UI and Open Recovery Script support, as well as several other features not offered in other recoveries. This port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member Ron G, and...

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Conan Troutman · Apr 22, 2012

FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S users rejoice. The FreeXperia Project, has released not only a ClockworkMod-based recovery for the device, but also an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9. So if you've been longing for a little AOSP action, your wait is now over. First things first, before you begin installing that new ROM, you're going to need a nice new recovery image. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has ported his version of a CWM-based recovery entitled DooMRecovery to the Xperia S. If you're...

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Former Writer · Mar 10, 2012

HTC Vivid All-In-One Toolkit Gives New Users a Running Start

Sometimes, users who are new to a device require a little more than even the most precisely worded How-To thread in order to get started with the basics such as rooting their phones, unlocking their bootloaders, and installing custom recoveries. XDA Senior Member hasoon2000 has solved this problem for HTC Vivid owners and want to get their phones rooted, unlocked, and ready to go. The HTC Vivid All-In-One Toolkit gives users a plethora of aids including permanent root, CIQ removal, ClockworkMod Recovery,...

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Former Writer · Feb 12, 2012

Team UtterChaos Releases Their Touch Recovery Source

Caring is sharing and in the world of AOSP Android development, that's more than a motto, it's basically a rule. More ROMs have been forged from the depths of repositories like Github than any other single source out there and ROMs don't even comprise all the source code in Android repositories. It is with the caring and sharing in mind that XDA Senior Member Napster and XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD of Team UtterChaos have merged their Touch versions of ClockworkMod...

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Former Writer · Jan 30, 2012

First Flashable Ubuntu Recovery Released for Nook Tablet

It's hard to throw around some words in the Android development community. Some mods are superb, some ROMs get tens of thousands of users and their threads have millions of views. Some themes are universally loved and some things people just can't imagine living without. Even so, there are very few releases that can be described as truly great. Enter Ubuntu Recovery. XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has developed a recovery for the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet that is based...

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Former Writer · Jan 17, 2012

CyanogenMod 7 Released for LG P350

The LG P350, also known as the LG Optimus ME Titanium, is a mid range device that is pretty affordable. If that isn't enough, it also has received CyanogenMod 7. XDA Member pax0r has been kind enough to compile the mega popular ROM to this humble device and while the ROM is still a beta, it's got enough features working to use as a daily driver for some people. The list of features not working is very short and only...

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Former Writer · Jan 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Mini Gets ClockworkMod and RZ Recovery

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini have had a lot of excitement. Not long ago, CyanogenMod9 was successfully ported to it and it's also had CM7 for quite some time. XDA Senior Member squadzone has kept the train rolling on the development for the Galaxy Mini with his simultaneous release of RZ Recovery and ClockworkMod Recovery. This gives users a more familiar recovery experience and makes the process of making back ups and flashing ROMs a little easier. Both recoveries...

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liwen · Jan 3, 2012

LG Esteem Gets Custom Recovery, Root And Install With One Click

If you've got an LG Esteem from MetroPCS and craved for some custom ROMs, your wait may, well, still go on for a bit, considering that the device isn't that popular (and doesn't even have its own forums). But apparently, another important milestone was crossed a little over a week ago: it has gotten custom recovery, thanks to the work of, among others, recognized developer PlayfulGod. He has released scripts for Windows and Linux that will both root and install...

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Former Writer · Dec 30, 2011

HTC Jetstream Has Root; Gets Custom Recovery

It was just two days ago that we reported about the HTC Jetstream obtaining a permanent root solution. Well the development didn't stop there. The reportedly sexy (in a non-threatening Johnny Depp sort of way) XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who not only brought root to the device, has also now released a custom recovery for the device as well. And did so without even owning the tablet. Mad props. The recovery is a heavily modified ClockworkMod 5 release with everything...

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