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.
Folks over at AllDroid have managed to overclock the Motorola Droid phone to 1.1Ghz, hence making it faster than the “stock” Nexus One which is powered by 1Ghz Snapdragon processor. The test was carried out by testing Droid with different clock speeds (800Mhz, 900Mhz, 1Ghz, 1.1Ghz) after which it was found to be running most stable at 800Mhz.
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.
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.
Ever wished to have got the powerful Sense UI from HTC Hero on your Motorola Droid? Droid, which ships with Android 2.0 has got the plain and simple interface which comes as stock from Android 2.0 OS. But now thanks to folks over at AllDroid, you can now get the attractive looking Sense UI like theme right on your Motorola Droid.
Motorola Droid on Verizon has been successfully rooted for direct access to the file system. It works on both the original Android 2.0 Rom which ships with Droid, and the latest Android 2.0.1 OTA (over the air) software update which was recently released for the Droid phone. 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 jailbroken iPhone.