Koush’s Tethering app is all the rage these days in Android. It has given those that aren’t interested in rooting, an opportunity to tether from their phone to a computer with little hassle. Tato has actually given it some good run here at CES and would definitely recommend it.
To celebrate its official release this week, Koush handed us 10 premium redeem codes to get a set of DL readers up and taking full advantage of their data packages. After all, you do pay for it, so why not use it however you want, right? That’s probably a conversation for another day.
So here is the deal. To enter to win, all you have to do is tell us how much data you consume on average each month and if you use any sort of tethering service on a regular basis. Simple enough?
Later this evening when we leave the show floor, we will pick the 10 winners.
Have our rooted users been taking advantage of the WiFi tether ability that our phones are capable of? Are you non-rooted and wishing you could have 4G LTE speeds on your PC without having to go through the trouble of rooting and the risks associated with that? Well our good friend Koush has released ClockworkMod Tether Alpha, which is a USB tether application that you can install on your PC, Mac, or Linux machine which requires no root permissions from your phone. (more…)
“Never ask for ETAs.” Probably the most well known quote from the CyanogenMod Team. It makes sense though, seeing that greatness can not be rushed. Well I wouldn’t call this an actual ETA, but Cyanogen himself has gone ahead and posted up a blog letting everyone know their plans for distribution of CM9 – the newest custom ROM offering based on Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Cyanogen, thanks to changes Google has made in their code, the CyanogenMod Team is going to be working extra hard to create working builds for multiple devices. Little hiccups like this have never stopped them before. No need for worry there. (more…)
This morning we had the pleasure of the bootstrap for the DROID Bionic being released and now all you lovely DROID 3 owners can have some fun too. Thanks to HashCode, users can start backing up and restoring from SD Cards, and even flash some soon-to-be available ROMs. Make sure to be careful when attempting these procedures.
FOR DROID3 DEVICES ONLY
Video showing off the newly bootstrapped DROID3: (more…)
Update: 5 winners have been chosen – emails sent. Thanks everyone!
Koush’s DeskSMS application has been out for almost a month now, growing into one of the more useful apps we have seen in quite some time. The idea – send text messages from anywhere using Gmail, Google Talk, or (newly added) Chrome extension. It has received enough updates, polish, and stability over the last few weeks to take it from being free to a subscription-based service. Since Mr. Dutta is a big fan of DL and loves to give back to the Android community in general, he tossed us five (5) 1-year subscriptions to give away today! Each valued at $4.99 per year.
So how can you win one? By following a few simple steps:
1. Follow both @droid_life and @clockworkmod on Twitter.
2. In the comments, tell us how many texts you average each month.
That’s it! We’ll choose winners in the morning at 9AM Pacific.
To try DeskSMS today for free for two weeks, grab it from the market.
Our buddy Koush released his latest app creation yesterday called DesktopSMS. It’s a simple app that allows you to have your phone’s text (SMS) messages forwarded to your Google Talk and Gmail accounts. Once received, you can respond directly through either service to continue the conversation with your texting pal. All you need to do is install the app, login with one of your Google accounts, and then decide how you want to receive your texts. It’s definitely a beta, so he’s looking for early adopters to jump on it and provide feedback.
I recommend going with the GTalk method if you want your responses to be sent at a faster pace.
I should point out that it appears to lack Google Voice integration. Not sure if it would even be possible to include that though, but I have asked Koush for his thoughts on it and will report back.
Market Link (FREE)
The guy just never quits. Koush, whom you may know from ROM Manager, Cyanogen Mod, Clockwork Recovery, etc. just released what he’s calling the Droid X Recovery Bootstrap app to the market which tricks/hacks/laughs at your phone in a way to allow you to load Clockwork Recovery and create full nandroid backups leading to custom ROMs. Yep, custom ROMs, full backups and pure awesomeness on the Droid X. And so many of you say it couldn’t be done.
Here is the deal…
This is not a *real* recovery. The way this recovery works is by hijacking portions of your boot process during system initialization and starting into recovery instead. So, if you hose your system *COMPLETELY* you will need to SBF. Specifically, if your logwrapper, logwrapper.bin, or hijack binary are missing from /system/bin, you will be screwed.
Do I have to be rooted to run this?
So can we now install custom ROMs?
Yes, but you can’t replace the kernel or boot image. But really, once you have access to /system, anything is possible. It will just take a little hackery.
Will this work with ROM Manager?
Yes, but not yet. I need to make some minor updates to ROM Manager first to support this recovery. Future recovery updates will come through ROM Manager.
Rest of the “FAQ” can be found at the source link below.
If you are interested in the Bootstrap and understand the risks, I highly suggest you grab the donate version from the market, it’s only $2 and helps with the advancement of the Droid community immensely.
Cheers Koush and the other 50 that sent this in!