Pimp my Droid Weekly 10/27/12: Unlocked Bootloaders, Init.d Support, CyanDelta, Ubuntu, and More

Welcome to another edition of Pimp My Droid Weekly. This is our weekly roundup of everything having to do with Rooting, ROM-ing, Kernels, Mods and more. Since we don't have time to cover everything during the week, we take this time to catch you up to speed on breaking news regarding Pimping your device. So let's get started.

Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7" gets its' Bootloader Unlocked

Big news for those with the Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7". You can now unlock your bootloader. Thanks to XDA Senior Member MrHyde03, you can check out the original thread for more information.

Init.d Support comes to any Rooted Phone

Init.d is an important in the world of Android development and customization. Thanks to a few guys at XDA we now have it available for every Rooted Android Phone. XDA

Root your Jelly Bean'ed Transformer TF700

Those of you with the Transformer TF700 are so lucky. You've got an amazing display on a very powerful Android Tablet that's running Android 4.1 - Jelly Bean. Now you've got Root!

Sony Xperia Pro: Paranoid Android, AOKP, CM10 Kang now Available


We've seen this ROM mashup of 3 of the best ROMs before on other devices. Now it's available on the Xperia Pro. With just about everything working. XDA Forums

CyanDelta Updater-Update CyanogenMod with Incremental Updates

We all know about CM10's Updater right? But if you're on a slow network, like Sprint's 3G, then you won't want to download the entire ROM (about 155MB) every night. With CyanDelta Updater you can download just the files that got new code and flash an incremental update. Much faster and easier.

Run Ubuntu on your Nexus 7

Linux fanboys are going to love this, including me! Thanks to Canonical's Installer you can now install Ubuntu on your Nexus 7 and enjoy all the goodness that's baked into the open source operating system that is Ubuntu. Source

MotoDev turning into New Developer Resources Page Next Month

Starting November 1st, Motorola's MotoDev website is turning into New Developer Resources Page. Hopefully they keep the extra-detailed spec pages of their devices during the transition.

Jelly Bean Flasher for the HTC One X

A new script called Jelly Bean Flasher has surfaced on XDA within the past week, it allows you to safely flash the Jelly Bean Leaks for the HTC One X. This does not work on all One X variants, so please check out the post on XDA before flashing.

Official CM10 Nightlies hit the ASUS Transformer TF700

Those of you with the TF700 Transformer Pad are lucky enough to get the OTA Jelly Bean so soon. Now you've got CM10 nightlies coming as well. You can download them from get.cm.

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