How to dual-boot CyanogenMod 7, NOOK Tablet OS with a microSD card

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet ships with a custom version of Google Android designed to let you download books, periodicals, and apps from the B&N Store. But hackers have been installing other versions of Android for months, allowing you to install Google’s digital content store and tweak everything from the tablet’s home screen to […]

CyanogenMod 7 ported to the NOOK Tablet – video

A team of independent developers have ported a beta version of CyanogenMod 7 to run on the NOOK Tablet. CM7 is a custom version of Google Android based on the open source version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Update: We’ve put together a step-by-step guide for installing CyanogenMod 7 on the NOOK Tablet.  At the moment […]

Kindle Fire: How to keep root, block OTA updates, or root Kindle Fire OS 6.2.1

The latest software update for the Amazon Kindle Fire is designed to improve performance and make the tablet easier to customize. For most users, it’s a big improvement over the software that originally came with the tablet. But if you’ve rooted your Kindle Fire, the last thing you want is to install the over-the-air updates. […]

CM7 for the Kindle Fire adds hardware video support – here’s how to install it

Update: There’s also now an early build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Google Android 4.0 available for the Kindle Fire. It doesn’t work as well as CM7 yet, but if you want to take it for a spin, you can follow our step-by-step installation guide.  Developer Whistlestop has released a new version of CyanogenMod 7 […]

Amazon releases Kindle Fire 6.2.1 software, breaks root

Hackers have been tweaking the Amazon Kindle Fire ever since the $199 tablet started shipping in November. It’s turned out to be a surprisingly hacker-friendly device, and users have figured out how to root the tablet, install the Android Market, replace the operating system with CyanogenMod and make many other changes. But the latest Amazon […]

CyanogenMod 7 for the Amazon Kindle Fire updated, sound works now

There’s a new build of CyanogenMod 7 available for the Amazon Kindle Fire, and this time audio works. CyanogenMod 7 is a custom version of Google Android based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It offers a much more Google-like experience than the default software that comes with Amazon’s tablet, but when developer JackpotClavin released the first […]

CyanogenMod’s latest HP TouchPad Android video shows WiFi, Android Market

The CyanogenMod team has posted a new video showing the progress developers have been making in porting Google Android to run on the 9.7 inch tablet. We’ve already seen the benchmarks to show that Android performance is pretty good on the tablet, but now we can also see that CyanogenMod has come a long way […]