Posts Tagged ‘Root Android’

The United States government today has announced that jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones, rooting of Android phones and ripping DVDs (for educational purposes) is completely legal as long as they are not violating copyright law. Jailbreaking and Unlocking of iPhones has never been illegal, it was just that Apple had strict policies right from the start which prohibited users from installing apps on their device which were not approved by Apple, along with locking the phone so that it can be used on one carrier only.

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Nexus One keeps getting the best and latest stuff before any other Android handset, and why not when it is the only Google branded phone out there! Google today has delivered yet another OTA update for Nexus One users. The rollout of this new Build FRF91 has started already and so don’t panic and wait patiently until the update is available for your phone.

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Finally! the wait is over! Google has officially started rolling out the final version of Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Nexus One users. This OTA (over-the-air) rollout will be gradual so don’t panic and wait patiently until the update is available for your phone.

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Most of you might have already know by now that Google has started rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo for Nexus One users via an OTA download. If you are on a stock Android 2.1 and waiting for the update to arrive, you can alternatively download and install the update manually too. And for those of you who are on a modded Nexus One can simply download and install the pre-rooted Android 2.2 FRF50 update by following the instructions posted here.

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The two new Android phone – HTC Desire and HTC Legend have been rooted for full file system access on Android 2.1. Paul at Modaco forums has confirmed to have got full su (root) access on the said devices, and is currently going through final release mechanics before he makes it public for everyone to use.

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The European version of Droid – the Motorola Milestone has been finally rooted for full file system access on Android 2.0. This has been made possible by folks over at the German site named Android-Hilfe.de (English translated version). Root access will enable you to modify the phone’s firmware to whatever you want to have on your phone like themes, apps and custom Roms just like you do on the Verizon Droid, or the jailbroken iPhone.

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Unlock Nexus One Bootloader

By | January 7th, 2010

We informed you about the Google Nexus One when it was rooted even before the official launch. This was possible because of the engineering bootloader which was shipped with pre-release Nexus One devices. The retail devices have locked bootloaders but Paul at Modaco forums has managed to unlock it so that you can root your retail Nexus One for full file system access on Android 2.1.

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The latest Nexus One firmware with Android 2.1 (Build ERD79) has been successfully ported over to Motorola Droid. Support for landscape mode, live wallpapers, installation of paid apps from Marketplace and keyboard with backlight are all said to be working in this version of Android 2.1 for Droid, compared to the last one which was leaked earlier this month.

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Google Nexus One phone has been rooted already even before its official release to public. Paul over at Modaco forums has managed to successfully root his Nexus One, running the latest Android 2.1 version on the said device. He has cooked a custom ROM for Nexus One with the method, which he is referring to as Superboot.

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