While you’re still eating leftovers from Thanksgiving, well maybe not, we here at Android Headlines have been working on gathering up some of the top rooting, ROM-ing and hacking news from the past 7 days. There’s a few new root toolkits available and a new device hits the rooted list. This is Pimp my Droid Weekly for the week of November 24th, 2012.
Android 4.2 is available for the Nexus S
When Google pushed the Android 4.2 source code into AOSP on November 13th, JBQ announced that the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom would remain on Android 4.1.2. While it was sad to hear that news, it was also cool to see these devices being supported for so long. But we knew they would see Android 4.2 through custom ROMs. And here we go. More information.
JET Toolkit allows you to downgrade the HTC One X HBoot
Just like it says above, this new toolkit for the HTC One X allows you to downgrade the HBoot version for the international One X variant. Thank’s to XDA member yarrimapirate. There is a similar method available for the AT&T HTC One X for those that are brave enough to attempt it. More information
ICS-Based ROMs get CyanogenMod 10’s File Manager
You know that awesome looking new Root enabled file manager on CM10? Well it’s now available on ICS-based ROMs like CM9 and others that use CyanogenMod as a source. For those who haven’t tried out CM10’s file manager, it is a thing of beauty and works extremely well.
Root achieved for the Samsung Galaxy Camera
Wow. The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been rooted. Can you imagine what you can do with this device now that its rooted? Perhaps slap Cyanogenmod 10 on it? That is going to be very awesome to check out. Can’t wait to see what can be done with this device now that it’s rooted.
Nexus 10 Root Toolkit
Those that were lucky enough to pick up the Nexus 10 before it sold out, might be looking to root it. And if you don’t want to mess with the Android SDK and Command prompt, you’re probably waiting on a root toolkit. Well here it is!
FUNCTIONS OF GOOGLE NEXUS 10 TOOLKIT V1.0.0 [20TH NOVEMBER 2012]
* Install correct adb/fastboot drivers automatically on Windows xp/vista/7/8 32bit+64bit
* Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
* Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
* Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader
* Root Stock Jelly Bean builds (upto 4.2.0 JOP40C)
* 1-Click For All to Unlock the Bootloader, Root, Rename the Restore File and Flash Custom Recovery
* Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system (Boot, Cache, Data, Recovery and System) via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC which can be Restored via CWM Recovery
* Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
* Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
* Install BusyBox on your phone
Verizon Galaxy S3 gets another Jelly Bean Leak
No, the Verizon Galaxy S3 still doesn’t have Jelly Bean. But it does have a fresh new leak for all you big red Galaxy S3 users out there to play with. This leak has build number VRBLK1, and appears to be even more stable than the previous leak. Well it should be, shouldn’t it? More information