Once you have rooted your shiny new Nexus One, you may want to add support for Arabic fonts if you frequently read websites published in Arabic. This support isn’t built into the US version of the Nexus One which released on January 5th, but will likely be included in any version shipping in the Middle East (upon release there). In order to manually add support for Arabic, just follow these steps. Root your Nexus One (this will void your warranty [...]
Damnit, Google Like many of you, I was really excited to see that Google was attempting to join the fray of online phone vendors. The news outlets reporting that this is a “revolutionary” look at how to sell a phone are missing two things: 1) Amazon has been doing this forever 2) Ebay has been allowing individuals to do this forever, and 3) Google is still planning to sell phones with subsidy from carriers (albeit poorly). Nothing revolutionary here, just [...]
Now that you’ve got your shiny new Nexus One in hand, you’re probably asking yourself, “Self, how can I make this bad boy shine like my dusty G1?” The answer, of course, is to unlock root access on this nifty new handset. Disclaimer: This does void your warranty. The root image auto-installs the Superusers Permission app. You perform these steps at your own risk. We hold no responsibility for damage you might do to your phone. This voids your warranty. [...]
Alright, folks. This is it. Competition between Android and iPhone OS is about to get really nasty. Hardware is no longer a question. Why? On Jan 5, 2010, Google entered the phone retail business with the Nexus One — the long-awaited “iPhone killer” Android handset. I won’t go into specs, because frankly, the reviews already abound for this phone and I’ve never been much for restating the obvious, which is: this phone (on a hardware level) beats the iPhone into [...]
How to root and install custom roms on your phone. 1.) Connect phone to computer with USB and select “Mount” so the phone is visible to the computer 2.) Right click the removable disk and format (fat32) (I recommend the full format and not the quick format 3.) Download and unzip the RC29 (http://g1upgrade.com/DREAMIMG-RC29.zip) or RC7 (http://g1upgrade.com/DREAMIMG-RC7.zip) image file. Copy the DREAMIMG.nbh file to the SD card. (RC29 for US, RC7 is for UK) 4.) Once the files are copied [...]
As you may already know, the Android OS is built on Linux, and as such, it contains some really handy utilities for controlling system performance.
You have a nice, shiny new G1 from T-Mobile or Rogers, and you’re all excited to try out 3G coverage in your area for the much-tauted HSDPA 3G speed, right? If you’re like me, it’s one of the first things you did when you unboxed and set up that bad boy. But like me, you may have noticed how horribly sluggish the Chrome browser built into Android really feels when cruising around. Oh, sure. Cupcake has brought us many wonders, [...]
Ok, so you have firmware v. 123099 and wanna have root access… no problem. Here’s how. QMAT public (free) version used to succesfully downgrade with WM device: qmat_424.zip, md5: 7f0ccd1b52072bc2a6d594393f2ce348. The new version of QMAT can create a Goldcard only in the paid version. Buy it or get the old one somewhere else (Google/Bing search it). Requirements: – Micro SD card formated FAT32 (128 MB to 2 GB), Sandisc cards may not work (but worked for me). – Connected Windows [...]
Sometimes it is necessary to have the stock Android image loaded on your phone. In this tutorial, we show you how to do that. Following the steps in this article, your phone will be restored to the official image issued by T-Mobile.
One of the greatest advantages of the Android platform is that almost anything is possible with the right access. In the Android world, that means “root” access, which, for those unfamiliar with *nix operating systems is the master admin account. In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of gaining root access to your T-Mobile G1 (a.k.a. the HTC Dream) step-by-step.