February 7, 2012 By: Former Writer
The most exciting root is almost always the first root. Getting s-off, freeing your phone for the first time and sticking it to the proverbial man is exciting. However, that doesn’t depreciate the effort to keep that root method updated and making it an easier, more stable method.
XDA Senior Member S0ckM0nk3y of the Android Creative Syndicate has taken the prior root method for the, updated it and written up an easy to follow, detailed tutorial for those who don’t know what they’re doing.
It should be noted that the method is intended specifically for the United States WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. So if that’s not what you’re packing, do not use this method as it could damage your device.
The method not only features and updated root method, but also an updated unroot method for those who need to get that Tab back to legit for whatever reason they need it that way. It also includes downloads and tools in case the user doesn’t have them.
For those who’s U.S. Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi people who could use an updated root method, you can find the download links, full tutorial for both root and unroot methods and even a full video tutorial in the original thread.
XDA member AidenM shows the first ever ROM for HTC Flyer loaded with the newest operating system from Android: Ice cream sandwich. The work is based on Sensation RCMix 3D Leak w/ Dexter_nlb’s fixes for hardware and since it´s a beta version some bugs are present.
So far the Developer has a green light on:
- Market access
- AOSP lockscreen
- ADB access
- External SD
It’s not perfect, here’s what’s not working:
- Some settings panes (keyboard selecter)
- Rotation is blurry and pixelated
- HTC Apps not correctly sized for display
- Cannot take notes using the Pen
In order to install this ROM, you need to be Honeycomb S-OFF, after that just place the ROM on the root of your SD card and good to go. Remember always to do a nandroid backup and to wipe data and Dalvik just to be on the safe side. Here you can see a video of how it looks.
Much work need to be done before we have a fully daily operational ROM but it´s a good start, so if you are using it please report back to developer with your feed back so future versions can improve.
Thanks for reading.
Originally posted by AidenM
You must have followed this guide first.
Then simply place the file on your external sd card (the one you can take out) and flash it. Reboot, it will take some time but it will.
Stuff you may or may not care about (read anyways)
When selecting a book in the Reader app it is not sized correctly but the book itself takes up the whole screen so it is usable
Root can be buggy, sometimes it denies permissions
Over 500 MB Free RAM
HW Keys are in testing but right now they crash the system.
Continue on to the ROM thread to find more
Have you ever think about making your own ROM? You may say it´s too complicated, but if you are willing to learn heres something for you.
Whether you are a normal user, chef or developer you may find this installer useful for your future works, you should check this out. XDA member amarullz shows his open source work called AROMA Installer, which from a normal user view will be easy to learn how to choose which mods and apps you want to install on your device.
Developer states that chefs can easily add or remove apps using with winrar and if you customize AROMA Installer you can even make your ROM multi device compatible just in one ROM File.
You can find on the original thread additional resources like the source code, a way to customize your KeyCode, custom fonts and even a way to create your own fonts. Be sure to read all the content before starting, and please leave your feedback.
Originally posted by amarullz
What is AROMA Installer
“AROMA” was taken from Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language) and it’s mean “Scent”, but also abbreviation of “AMARULLZ ANDROID ROM MANIFESTATION”. It was advance update-binary for Android that contains many features like Wizard Installation, Touch User Interface (AROMA UI), Customizable Packages, System Inspecting, Themeable, and User Interactive. All release version will had “Scent Things” codename, example in 1st version it has codename “Anggrek” which mean “Orchid”.
How AROMA Installer Works
When user select the zip file to install it, the recovery will extract the update-binary and runs it with few arguments, all process and stuff was simply handled by update-binary, the recovery only show the information passed by update-binary via custom pipe. The great things is that update-binary can do anything if we can code it in C/C++, but not all people can easily playing with C/C++, and Its not effective and not fun at all to compiled it every time we need to change the process. That’s why the custom script also used in AROMA Installer, it was simply edify script that used in normal updater-script but with expanded functions available.
Continue on to the installer thread to find more.
Thanks for reading.
January 16, 2012 By: Former Writer
CyanogenMod is, at least statistically speaking, one of the most-used aftermarket ROMs of all time and has recently breached an impressive milestone of 1 million active users.
There are inherent things that come with having that many unique users. As XDA-Developers Recognized Developer, and CyanogenMod Team Recovery Guru, Koush has posted on his Google+:
As the project grows, so do our server requirements, hardware requirements, etc.
So, while kicking some ideas around camp, a really cool idea came up: a proprietary CyanogenMod App Store. It’s an easy concept; developers upload their apps to the proprietary store and the CM Team takes a small cut to help pay for server and hardware maintenance. Of course, this is not to be any regular app store and would be targeted for specific niches. As Koush explains:
Apps removed from the Market includes, one click root apps, emulators, tether apps, Visual Voicemail apps, and more. These are all completely legal (Nintendo emulators are fine, ROMs are NOT, there is a distinction).
So, developers would have another app store to upload their apps to and those with pulled apps could possibly give them a second chance at life. Based on threads like this one, a place like that for pulled apps is something some people would definitely love to see.
How do you feel about this? Is this a way to unify apps that are stricken from the Android Market by Google, or just a bad plan in general? Sound off in the comments!
All hail root!
It was only a matter of time before someone got Superuser on the latest and greatest of the Asus Transformer series and that time is right now.
XDA Recognized Developer jcase has successfully found an exploit that will get your Asus Transformer Prime rooted with Superuser so those lucky enough to be toting one can experience all the greatness of Superuser access.
It’s a pretty standard root process for those who are familiar with non-one click solutions. You download the exploit, push it via ADB, install the Superuser app from the market and, as always, the final step is profit.
You can find the downloads, the full instructions, a nifty how-to video, shout outs and all the other goodies in the original thread.
The thread itself is also being used a support thread, as jcase says:
This is the support thread, feel free to ask questions here. Please do not redistribute my exploit.
So any issues, questions or anything else that needs discussed will be in the thread too and it’s always a good idea to read through the whole thread to see what others are having problems with (and the fixes for them) just in case you run into some problems. As always, especially with root, there’s a chance that things can go horribly wrong so make sure you exercise caution as well!
December 23, 2011 By: Jase Glenn
Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty.
Until now that is.
Say hello to the latest creation from XDA developer: frigid. Known as HTC Super Tool v2, this bad boy roots a number of devices according to frigid, including:
Evo Design 4g
And a lot more if it works for your device either post here or PM me and I will add to the list!
For right now there is no functioning S-OFF, but it’s in the works, so head on over to the thread here and show your unrooted HTC device some love.
S-OFF. Those five characters represent the world to power users. They represent the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want, without the OEM holding you down.
For many a GSM EVO 3D user, those few characters seemed unattainable. HTC had locked the HBOOT and downgrading seemed impossible. As the months passed, hope seemed lost…
Fortunately for them, a clever chap by the name of navrasis refused to give in. After much research he cracked the code, err…blocks in this case. You see with a little creativity (and a hex editor) he managed to beat the system. See for yourself here.
A word of caution though, this mod is not for the faint of heart. Any time you mess with things on such a low level, you take a chance of bricking your device.
So rejoice EVO 3D users: you won.
It’s been less than a month since we added the new myTouch Slide (HTC Espresso) to the roster of devices supported on the XDA forums, and already the brilliant developing community has managed to root the phone.
This week, XDA member eugene373 (along with help from a lot of other members) posted the first comprehensive guide to successfully root the Slide. Based on that of the HTC Incredible, the rooting process should be easy as long as you follow the guide to the letter. To help you out, eugene373 has also linked to a YouTube video tutorial, made by XDA member kingofyo1, of the entire process.
This is a major landmark in the process of developing for the Slide as it allows custom ROMs and other software to be flashed onto the device. You can read the complete guide in the tutorial thread.