Official CyanogenMod Support Announced for Eight New Devices

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Yesterday afternoon, as everyone was still dealing with all of the Moto X news flying in, Team Douche took to Google+ to announce official support for eight new devices. Six of them are from Motorola and the other two are made by Samsung. Each device will be receiving a build of CyanogenMod 10.2, which is based off of Android 4.3. This news should be pretty exciting for these root-loving devices owners.  (more…)

CyanogenMod Founder Contemplating Abolishing Root Requirements For Custom ROMs (Update)

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The founder of CyangoenMod, Steve Kondik, took to Google+ to bounce off an idea to his followers concerning Android 4.3 and root access. With the intro of Android 4.3, Google added in some “much-needed” security features which restrict setuid binaries on the system partition, but also limit the capabilities of processes.

With that said (and there’s more to say, but it borderlines developer mumbo jumbo that I am ignorant to), Steve mentions that the need for root may not be there anymore. When he needs root access for a certain situation, he simply tweaks some stuff and makes it happen. But for the masses, he wants his team to focus on the security of the system and doesn’t want to compromise the OS.  (more…)

First Android 4.3 ROM Built From Source Available for Download to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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We read the comments in posts and clearly there was a lot of people wondering when Android 4.3 would hit the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Of course, this isn’t an official build, but a developer has already released a built-from-source Android 4.3 ROM for the rooted users. Taken straight from Google’s servers with some added tweaks to make the ROM work, this is pretty much what exactly would be rolled out from Verizon. So, if you are ready to be one of the first to run Android 4.3 on your Galaxy Nexus, read on.  (more…)

MoDaCo.SWITCH App Allows for Flashing Between Sense and GPE ROM on HTC One

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Currently under development, the MoDaCo ROM team is hard at work on SWITCH. The app, which is still in testing, would allow HTC One owners to easily “switch” between a Sense UI ROM and the Google Play Edition ROM. One moment you will be playing with BlinkFeed and Zoes, then the next you will have pure vanilla Android. It will be up to you on how a dual-booting device will benefit you in the long run.  (more…)

Custom ROMs Built From HTC One Google Play Edition System Dump Popping Up

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Owners of a rooted GSM HTC One that have been dying to get a complete taste of vanilla Android are in luck, as custom ROMs built off of the Google Play Edition HTC One are now popping up on the web. In short, this is a rooted and deodexed version of exactly what comes on the GPE HTC One devices found on Google Play. Thanks to system dumps, now everyone can get in on the fun.  (more…)

Builds of Paranoid Android and AOKP are up for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4

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As recent buyers of the Galaxy S4 on Verizon are receiving their devices, it’s about that time to start rooting and ROM’ing! If you are currently looking for the newest builds of the community’s most popular custom ROMs, you will be happy to learn that both Paranoid Android and AOKP have unofficial nightly and beta builds up for flashing.  (more…)