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Ubuntu Touch Spreading To More Android Devices

If you have been interested in trying out Ubuntu Touch, but lack a Nexus device it is compatible with, you might get your chance soon. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced a ton of new devices that are being added to the Ubuntu Touch roster. They are sorted by “Sort of working” and “Work in progress” but there are many new devices listed… Read more

Galaxy S III Gets A 4.2.1 Firmware Leak

It looks like Samsung is hard at work updating their flagship, the Galaxy S III, because the latest leak is actually 4.2.1. Yes, the Galaxy S III is being upgraded to the latest Android version sometime soon (probably after the S IV launch). The leaked firmware is actually stable according to SamMobile, but will raise your flash counter. Of course,… Read more

ROM Manager Gains Support For TWRP, Incremental Updates

ROM Manager is an app that was designed to work alongside ClockworkMod Recovery. Both are made by the same person and one is an extension of the other. In a strange twist of events, Developer Koush has added support for another recovery, TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project), to ROM Manager. Good Guy Koush, huh? He also added support for incremental… Read more

HTC DROID DNA S-OFF Achieved, Only Through JTAG

HTC forcing security on all their phones, even when rooted, is an inconvenience at best and heresy in many people’s eyes. S-ON basically means you cannot write to the NAND with traditional means, so flashing ROMs gets significantly more complicated. If the bootloader is unlockable, why should they force S-ON on us? If we bought the device, shouldn’t we… Read more

Verizon Galaxy S III Gets 4.1.2 Leak

If you’re the flashing type and have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III, you’re in for a treat. The first 4.1.2 build has been leaked for the Verizon S III. It might not be completely stable, as it is not a finished build but just a leak, but it should be a fun ride. The standard stuff applies: Flashing can be dangerous, no one is responsible for any… Read more

Devs Unlock Newly Locked Bootloader Of The Verizon Note II

When Verizon released the update for their Galaxy Note II, we knew the included bootloader was trouble. It was later realized that it relocked people’s phones and rendered the unlock method useless. People were stuck on official software for quite a while. Fortunately, Adam Outler and others figured this one out too. They released a version of the… Read more

Nexus Q Has A Little Life In It, Gets CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies

The Nexus Q has faced a tough life. Its release was put on hold while Google was redoing it. Then it was completely taken off the Play Store and seems to be cancelled. We don’t know its official fate, but the modding community can still save the few that are in existence. CyanogenMod has released the first CM10.1 nightly for the device, bringing it up… Read more