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2 years ago

HTC Doubleshot and Flyer ROMs leak, so does Gingerbread for the T-Mobile G2

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What a night for Android hackers and HTC fans.  The fellows at 911sniper have a feast of leaks for us all to monkey around with.  First off, there's a leaked version of a Gingerbread OTA for the T-Mobile G2.  There's nothing new in there, but it is a full dump of all the partitions, and plenty of stuff to base a custom Gingerbread ROM off of.  You can check out more here in the G2 Hacking forums

If Gingerbread for the G2 isn't your cup of tea, how about a leaked Gingerbread ROM for the rumored (and I guess now verified) HTC Doubleshot, AKA the MyTouch 4G Slide?  Yep.  Got that one too.  And as a special bonus I pulled out the Sense 3.0 weather animations so you don't have to download the whopping 701 MB worth of system files to see them.  You'll find out more about it here in the Android Hacking forums.  Worth noting here is the build prop makes reference to OpenSense SDK version 3.0 as well as a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 768 MB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and dual cameras -- 8 MP rear and VGA front.

And if that isn't enough for you (MORE MORE!) there's a HTC Flyer leaked RUU in the wild now as well.  We couldn't get that one downloaded because the link kept timing out, but I'm sure mirrors will appear, and someone will have a peek and see what's inside.  If you feel like giving it a shot, download links are at the source, and any of our resident HTC hackers will be able to help you pull out any goodies to play with.

Source: 911Sniper (G2 leak, HTC Doubleshot, HTC Flyer)

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2 years ago

Droid Incredible 2, Casio G'zOne Commando now available from Verizon

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Read our Droid Incredible 2 initial review

The time has come for anyone who may have been holding out for either the Droid Incredible 2 or the Casio G'zOne Commando. Yes, unsurprisingly -- both devices have now gone live on the Verizon website and are up for ordering. Either or will set you back $199 on a new 2-year contract but if you're opting to go with the no contract offering this is what you'll be looking at for pricing:

  • HTC Droid Incredible 2: $439.99
  • Casio G'zOne Commando: $449.99

The reason behind the Casio G'zOne Commando costing ten dollars more than the Droid Incredible 2 is shrouded with secrecy so, we can't tell you why that is. What we can tell you though is that, if you head on over to the Verizon Wireless website right now you can place an order for the device of your choosing.

Oh, and as for the Droid Charge? Word is it's delayed while we wait on the Great Daylong LTE Outage of April 2011. Stay tuned.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Droid Incredible 2 specsDroid Incredible 2 forumsDroid Incredible 2 accessories

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2 years ago

HTC Rider shows itself in blurry fashion

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Hot off the feed of our favorite Chinese leak-a-thon we have the HTC Rider. No other details, really, but this sure looks a whole lot like ... your basic HTC phone, or the EVO 3D headed to shores unknown. Where it's going and when it's going to get there? Well, your guess is as good as ours.

Source: 911 Sniper; via Rumored Devices Forums

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2 years ago

Motorola Atrix 4G beta test changelog found, but no OTA just yet

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We've been hearing about a beta test OTA for the Atrix 4G update for about a week but still have no reports of anyone receiving it just yet.  We did discover the changelog though, and it has a few things of interest there, notably a "Data Speed Increase" which everyone is hoping will unlock HSUPA on the handset.  There is also mention of connection improvements and improvements to cut down on the screen freezing many are seeing.  During my time with the Atrix 4G, I found the data issues and screen stutter to be much more aggravating than the lack of HSUPA, so seeing those two addressed is a big plus.

We have our eyes and ears open for more information about the 4.1.83 update, but in the meantime you can check out the change log and discuss what you think it all means in the Atrix forums

Source: Motorola; via Android Central forums. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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2 years ago

Epic 4G's ED12 Gingerbread build leaked, rooted, ready for flashing

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OK, all you kids with your crazy rooted Samsung Epic 4Gs. If you're ready to get some semi-official leaked Gingerbread onto your phones, ACS has let loose the ED12 build that we've been talking about. It's deodexed and already rooted, if you're into that sort of thing.

This is is leaked, folks, and as such there are a few bugs to be mentioned from the stock package, including:

  • 4G non-functional
  • GPS non-functional
  • Wake lag present
  • Does not boot when plugged in and powered off, unplug to boot
  • Temperature sensor readings are incorrect. You may see interrupted charging due to bad battery temp readings.
  • Slide to unlock button sometimes 'sticks'
  • Has Carrier IQ (dieplz

Snag the downloads and the full instructions at the source link below, and get to flashing!

Source: Leaky Gingerbread ED12, ACSyndicate

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2 years ago

C Skills team discovers Gingerbread root exploit

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The folks at C Skills have done their magic again, this time with Gingerbread (and possibly Honeycomb) and have released GingerBreak.  If you don't keep up with this sort of thing, the C Skills team are the people who brought us the rageagainstthecage exploit.  Besides having a run-on sentence for a name, this is the trick that can root any device running Froyo.  Since it isn't going to work on Gingerbread, the fellas have jumped ahead of the game and found one that will, and are pretty confident that it will crack Honeycomb and Froyo, too. 

Now all we need is devices that aren't OEM unlockable to ship with Gingerbread so we can test it. 

Source: C Skills. Thanks, KSmithInNY!

 

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2 years ago

Possible about screen seems to confirm Epic 4G Gingerbread build in testing

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Preface this with the usual "It's possible to make a "custom" (read fake) about screen in 30 seconds on a rooted phone," but this about screen making the rounds today seems to confirm the story we broke a couple weeks ago that showed Gingerbread build ED12 for the Sprint Epic 4G is in testing. And it also goes along with a poorly photoshopped promo pic that's been making the rounds today, too.

Brief Mobile's source tells them it's got a goal of May 15 to finish up the Android 2.3.3 update, but the same source also says it won't be out before the EVO 3D, which might or might not be on June 5. So will we see a more recent build before then? It's certainly possible.

Us? We're taking all this with a pretty huge grain of salt until it's official. Because it's pretty much impossible to peg the date an update will start to push -- and even then there's no guarantee that the update won't be pulled for some reason, and we've seen early builds leak out week before.

So nobody get your hopes up just yet for anything official, and keep an eye on our build.prop Hall of Shame. Just sayin'.

Source: Brief Mobile

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2 years ago

Fring brings group video chat to the mix, Qik and Skype scowl from the sidelines

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I know Qik and Skype have been all the rage lately, pushing out major updates and whatnot, but we shouldn't forget about our video chatting friends at Fring.

Fring is priding itself on another first in the video chat arena, introducing group video chat before its competitors. Group video chat supports up to four people simultaneously, and if this video is any indication, can lead to some pretty sweet spontaneous jam sessions.

Download links and full PR are after the break.

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2 years ago

Teen uses Xoom to maintain digital directory of fallen soldiers

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A 17-year-old in Virginia is making headlines by being the first to create a digital record of every Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran buried in Arlington National Cemetery, a task aided in part by his new Motorola Xoom. Richard Gilleland III, a high school junior in Stafford, Va., began the project last year, and has maintained preserveandhonor.com, a digital directory of recently fallen soldiers, the only one of its kind. As today’s Los Angeles Times points out, Gilleland is now using his Motorola Xoom, which he received as a gift for his 17th birthday, to help with the ongoing project. Hard to think of a more honorable way of putting the Xoom to good use.

Source: Los Angeles Times; via Android Central forums

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2 years ago

HTC Roadshow: Hands-on with the HTC Wildfire S, Incredible S and ChaCha

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The HTC Roadshow isn’t all Sensations and Flyers. Some of HTC’s more mainstream devices were also hanging out inside the manufacturer’s big truck o’ phones last weekend -- namely the Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S. Of course we recently reviewed the Desire S, and so we used some of our time at the roadshow’s Manchester stop to check out the Wildfire S, which makes its UK debut today, along with its big brother the Incredible S.

We also got a sneak peek at the HTC ChaCha, one of HTC’s new “Facebook phones” which puts the social network at the heart of the phone’s hardware and software. Find out what we thought of all three devices after the jump.

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