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CyanogenMod 10 stable begins rolling out, up next: CM 10.1

The CyanogenMod team has started rolling out the “final” build of CyanogenMod 10 for a number of phones and tablets. Final is in quotation marks because while CM10 is graduating from release candidate, nightly, and M-series releases, the team is still accepting bug reports and may offer fixes. But basically this is the feature-complete version […]

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Kindle Fire HD hack: Bootloader bypass means custom recovery, custom ROMs coming soon

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet ships with a highly customized version of Google Android 4.0 that’s tied to Amazon’s app, music, book, and video stores. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD has a 1280 x 800 pixel display and more storage than the original Kindle Fire… but unlike the 2011 model, the new Fire […]

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AOKP JB Milestone 1 brings tweakable Jelly Bean to Android phones, tabet

AOKP is a custom version of Android designed as a replacement for the software that comes with dozens of phones and tablets. It’s based on the Android Open Source Project, but AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) includes a number of extra enhancements and customization options. The developers have released AOKP JB Milestone 1, which is a stable […]

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Finless ROM 1.4 for the UG802 mini PC: Root access, more app storage space

The UG802 is a tiny, inexpensive mini PC with a Rockchip RK3066 dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It looks like a USB flash drive, but it’s a fully functional little computer with an HDMI connector at one end and a USB port at the other. That lets you plug it right into a TV or […]

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CyanogenMod begins releasing monthly builds of CM10

The CyanogenMod team is working on CyanogenMod 10, the first version of the popular Android-based operating system to be built on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s still in the pre-release stages, but last month the team started releasing nightly builds, which means that every night there’s a new version of the software available that incorporates […]

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CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) For the NOOK Tablet makes serious progress

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch tablet and eReader that ships with B&N’s custom version of Android. But folks have been rooting the tablet and installing their own custom builds of Android on the device since shortly after the NOOK Tablet hit the streets last year. In July we saw the […]

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AOKP, MIUI custom ROMs updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

CyanogenMod isn’t the only Android development team making the jump from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1. The developers behind the MIUI and AOKP custom ROMs for Android phones and tablets have also released initial builds of their software based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. CyanogenMod, MIUI, and AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) are three of […]

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CyanogenMod launches CM 10 nightlies

The first nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10 should be available starting tonight. CyanogenMod is a custom version designed to run on dozens of phones and tablets, and version 10 is the first to be based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Nightlies are new builds of the operating system which come out each day, incorporating the […]

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CyanogenMod quietly releases CM9 stable (for the Galaxy Nexus)

It’s been almost a year since the developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Android began working on CyanogenMod 9. After months of release candidates and nightly builds, the team has released the first stable version of CM9 for the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Update: It looks like the Galaxy Nexus release was a […]

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HTC releases kernel source for AT&T One X

Good news for you U.S. HTC One X owners out there: HTC finally released the kernel source for this version of the phone. That’s the model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and 4G LTE radio. HTC released the kernel source code for the international model with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU ages […]

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CyanogenMod 10 ported to the Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 may be the first tablet to ship with Google Android 4.1 preloaded. But that hasn’t stopped independent developers from building custom ROMs for the tablet. One of the first is an unofficial build of CyanogenMod 10 for the Nexus 7. Like the tablet’s default software, it’s based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. […]