Here we are approaching the end of another busy week in the world of Android. And as always there is a ton of news, especially in the world of Rooting and ROM-ing. So let’s get this week’s Pimp My Droid Weekly under way. There was some good stuff this week.
CM10 Patcher for the LG Optimus 2X
A CM10 patcher for the LG Optimus 2X was released this week and it fixes number ous issues and bugs. Here are the features:
This is a CM10 Official nightly patcher for SU660
this patcher automatically fix for SU660 stuff
– fix updater-script for CWM5 of SU660
– fix partition number from 9 to 10 in the vold.fstab
– fix HOME key in the Generic.kl gpio-keys.kl
and you can select kernel for SU660
– normal kernel (152MB carveout)
– 112MB carveout kernel
– 1500MHz overclocked kernel with OV/UV feature. (Please see attached files for kernel developer. It could be used for P990)http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1971350
Bring webOS Style Task Switching to your Android Tablet
TasKarou Launcher brings a cool new feature, introducing webOS style Task Switching. Many new Android users are former webOS users, so we welcome you to Android and here’s some webOS for you.
The RecoverX Project
Add another custom recovery to the list. The RecoverX is yet another custom recovery you can use to flash new ROM’s, radios and more. RecoverX supports Clockworkmod, ClockworkMod Touch, and TWRP.
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE gets its bootloader unlocked
Finally, owners of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE can unlock their bootloader and really flash just about anything on the device. We know how much Verizon hates unlocked bootloaders, so go ahead and unlock it.
AOKP’s Long-press back to Kill apps found on Touchwiz ROMs
Custom ROMs on Android are the best, aren’t they? We now longer have to wait for manufacturers to update our devices. We can simply flash a ROM and get even more features and more updated versions of Android. Including the long-press back to kill feature found in both AOKP and CM10.
Nexus 4 and 10 get ClockworkMod Recovery
For those that were able to actually order their Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 and want to root and start flashing custom ROMs, we have official ClockworkMod Recovery already!
Meizu MX2 to go on sale for $417
We all know about MIUI right? That custom ROM that looks a lot like iOS? Well they have their own Android phone which launch on November 27th and come stock with MIUI installed. It’s set to launch at $417 for the 16GB version. Not quite a competitor to the Nexus 4 yet.
HTC One V get’s a PACman ROM Port
Both CDMA and GSM versions of the HTC One V received ports of the PACman ROM over the past week. You can check them out at XDA.
Root the Sprint & T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 without Increasing the Dreaded Flash Counter
So you picked up a Galaxy Note 2, and now you want to root it right? Of course you do. Now there’s a way to root both the Sprint and T-Mobile variant and not increase the flash counter.