Tag Archives: Hacks

Android Live Chat #6 on Wednesday at 7PM EDT!

Hey all, just a friendly another reminder that at 7 PM EDT tomorrow evening, the Live Chat will be held at PhoneDog’s Ustream Channel. For your convenience, I have embedded the stream below. You can also watch from your Android device by downloading the Ustream app, which can be found here. On a quick side-note: this week, I plan on stealing a few… Read more

Android Live Chat #5 on Wednesday at 7PM EDT!

Hey all, just a friendly reminder that at 7 PM EDT tomorrow evening, the Live Chat will be held at PhoneDog’s Ustream Channel. For your convenience, I have embedded the stream below. You can also watch from your Android device by downloading the Ustream app, which can be found here. Notice: You will not be able to chat unless you go to the Ustream… Read more

Run Honeycomb from NOOKcolor SD card

This is great news for people who like testing new software and tinkering around without actually altering (and potentially damaging) their hard earned gear. XDA-Developers member deeper-blue has made public his project that patches together the Honeycomb SDK emulator images, parts of CyanogenMod, and other little bits, allowing Android 3.0 to run on a… Read more

Permanent root achieved for EVO Shift 4G [UPDATED]

A group of people over at xda-developers has pooled resources and achieved permanent root on HTC’s EVO Shift 4G. Previous hacks were temporary only, so this new method represents a significant turning point for tweakers that own the gadget. As always, this is a do-at-your-own-risk type of procedure, and there is always the possibility of turning… Read more

Android powered cat feeder cooked up at home

This one has been floating around on the ‘net for a couple of months but it hasn’t received much of the serious attention it deserves. It’s an Android powered automated cat feeder that can also be manually triggered from an Android device, anywhere with a data connection. When the feeder is activated, wo is a webcam for observation. Cute novelty, right?… Read more

CyanogenMod nightly builds return

After a brief pause, CyanogenMod nightly builds have returned and are available to the public at teamdouche.net. Version number 7 of CM includes ClockworkMod 3.0 and Gingerbread, Android 2.3.1. These releases are experimental, unsupported, and are generally intended for the more hardcore ROM junkie. But the nightlies do provide an opportunity to taste… Read more

Another HTC Thunderbolt software leak

Don’t get all excited about flashing a ROM from HTC and Verizon’s upcoming Sense gadget, Thunderbolt, just yet. But here we are just one week after the big Android day at CES and two versions of software from the Thunderbolt have been leaked. If you recall news of the first leak, you know that a very large golf game (140MB) makes these RUUs hefty… Read more

NOOKcolor gets ClockworkMod

Those of you NOOKcolor fanatics that have rooted and otherwise hacked the sleek little e-reader will be happy to know that Android’s top recovery ClockworkMod, and the ultimate flasher’s friend, ROM Manager, are both are Nook aware as of yesterday, when announcement was made on Twitter. If you’ve got the Market running on your NC, simply install ROM… Read more

Ubuntu running on Samsung Nexus S

Ubuntu is the ubiquitous flavor of GNU/Linux that seems to wind up an every electronic device that features a display. And the same cat that brought Ubuntu to the HD2 and MeeGo to the Nexus S has combined software and methodology from both hacks to get Ubuntu up and running on the Nexus S. As always–and it should be obvious–this is a… Read more

Is Barnes and Noble resetting rooted NOOKcolors?

Some folks over at xda-developers have been discussing an issue with Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor where accessing the online shop results in a factory reset. The wipe is apparently preceded by an authentication error. So far, only owners of hacked NCs are reporting the issue but it isn’t happening to every rooted Nook. Those who have encountered the reset… Read more