Got an Amazon Kindle Fire laying around? Why not Flash Lollipop?

Typically when we see a new version of Android come out, we see the developer community get that new version of Android running on some older, iconic, smartphones. For instance, the Motorola Droid, Nexus One and HTC HD2 always seem to get a ROM of the latest version of Android. And those all came out […]

Verizon’s LG G3 Is First Of The G3’s To Get CyanogenMod Port

It’s been an interesting year for Cyanogen. The company who started life as an alternative community based and driven android ROM developer hit the bigtime when the One Plus One launched with their ROM as its ‘stock’ version of Android. This was not the first time CyanogenMod (as it was known) came loaded on a […]

Paranoid Android 4.6 Beta 5 Playful Pitaya Release is All About the DSB

The crack team at Paranoid Android headquarters is at it again with another release of the popular custom ROM today with version 4.6 Beta 5, code named Playful Pitaya.  This release isn’t so much about brand new features or cool new visual tweaks to the UI as we’ve seen in the past, rather it’s about […]

Get Paranoid with Paranoid Android 4.6 Beta 4 Humble Huckleberry

Custom Android versions are as common to see on phones and tablets as the official, Google-sanctioned version.  But one among them stands solid with their two letters: PA.  Yes, today (yesterday morning, actually) the Paranoid Android team published their 4.6 beta 4 Humble Huckleberry release of their popular custom Android experience.  This means some great […]

XDA Member Updates Galaxy Nexus’ GPU Drivers

So, about a year ago, Google announced the new version of its Android operating system, 4.4 KitKat. Considering that KitKat is optimized to support lower specced devices people naturally assumed Samsung Galaxy Nexus (2nd-gen Nexus for those keeping track at home) will get the update, they were wrong though. Google disclosed that the Galaxy Nexus […]

MultiROM Now Ported For HTC One M8 Offering Multiple Bootable ROMs

There is no doubt that one of the most exciting aspects of the Android Operating System is the almost endless ability to customize. Unlike other operating systems, in addition to the rather wide ability to tweak the minor details of Android users are also provided with a very wide range of actual interfaces (aka ROMs). […]

Paranoid Android Releases 4.6 Beta 3, Fixes Bugs from Solid Strawberry

Paranoid Android is the name given to a custom ROM with a focus on open devices. The development team aim to extend Android rather than simply add features to it, using “the same design philosophies Google uses with AOSP (Android Open Source Project).” In early September, we wrote about the release of the first 4.6 […]

ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery Already Ported For Android One Devices

We all know what it’s like. Just bought a new phone and now happy. Run home, log on to YouTube and do the obligatory unboxing video and now happy. Turn on the device, watch the boot-up and now happy. Device starts, play around and suddenly realize you are back to a stock operating system (OS). […]

Franco Kernel Updater Now Featuring Material Design in the Beta Channel

If you’ve been around the custom ROM scene for any length of time now you no doubt no who Francisco Franco is.  The man behind the famous Franco kernel, which is well known for its consistently excellent battery life and great device performance, has been working behind the scenes on an epic update to his […]

CyanogenMod 11.0 M10 Brings Glove Mode, Smart Cover, Extra Privacy and More

We’re coming up at the end of KitKat’s life expectancy here, at least in terms of receiving updates, and as such the teams at CyanogenMod and others are gearing up for Android L’s hopefully imminent release.  For now though there are still plenty of bugs to squash at Cyanogen headquarters, and today’s build of CyanogenMod […]