For those of you patiently (or not so much) waiting for Cyanogen and Team Douche to release a semi-official Android 2.2 ROM, it’s time to get flashing. CyanogenMod-6.0.0 RC1 was posted up early this morning, with builds for the Nexus One, Dream and Magic, which should cover a good many of us. You can snag the new builds in the usual places, including the CM Nexus One and D/M forums, XDA Developers (N1, D/M) and our favorite, ROM Manager.
For the noobs out there, the CyanogenMod series of ROMs are custom built from the official Android Open Source Project files by trained professionals (professional somethings, anyway), tested and released to the masses. (Check out the full changelog here.) We swear by ‘em, and you should, too. [Cyanogen]
Update: A new CM Droid ROM is now in ROM Manager and the other usual places. Huzzah!
I. Before You Begin
1. This is for Verizon Droids ONLY, not Milestones (GSM). For the Milestone go here.
2. THIS WILL ERASE YOUR DATA AND YOU MAY NEED TO REACTIVATE THE DROID TO LOGIN AFTER COMPLETING SECTION II.
II. Downgrade to 2.0.1 with RSDLite
1. Download RSD Lite, the 2.0.1 .sbf file, and the Motorola Drivers.
2. Install RSDLite by double clicking the RSD Lite.msi file you just downloaded.
3. Once RSDLite is installed, unzip the drivers folder you downloaded (32 bit OR 64 bit), then double click the Motorola Consumer Driver Installer application and install the drivers.
4. Plug in your phone to the computer via USB cable.
5. Turn the phone off while it is plugged in.
6. Turn on the phone by holding down Power and UP on the DPad of the keyboard on the phone.
7. Open the RSDLite program by right clicking it and selecting Run As Administrator.
8. Click on the “…” button next to the filename box and select the .sbf file you downloaded earlier.
9. Once it is selected, hit Start and wait for it to finish flashing the phone.
10. Once it is done, the phone should reboot and you are now on Android 2.0.1 stock and can continue.
III. Flash the Rooted Android 2.1 ROM
1. Download the rooted Android 2.1 Update.zip file:
2. Plug in your phone via USB cable and mount the MicroSD by pulling down the notification bar and clicking on the notification then clicking mount.
3. Copy the update.zip you just downloaded to the MicroSD card (NOT in any folders on the microsd, just on the root of the sd card itself).
4. Unplug the phone from the usb cable.
5. Turn the phone off and then turn if back on while holding down the X key on the qwerty keyboard.
6. When the ! symbol comes up on the screen, let go of the X key and then hold down Volume Up and the Camera button until a menu comes up.
7. On the menu use the dpad buttons to navigate to Apply Update and select it using the center dpad button.
8. Wait for it to finish updating then reboot the phone via the menu when it is done. Viola! Android 2.1 rooted on your Droid.
9. IF YOU WANT TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS ETC., YOU MUST GOTO THE NEXT PROCEDURE ON HOW TO LOAD A CUSTOM ROM AND FLASH A RECOVERY IMAGE ETC.!
Here is a great video of the Samsung Captivate (ATT), EPIC 4G (Sprint), Fascinate (Verizon) and Vibrant (T-Mobile) from the guys over at Phandroid..Great work guys!!
WATCH THIS IN 1080 mode!!!!
This is by far the best Ringtone app for android Devices. Not only is it Free but all the ringtones are free to download as well.
From the second you press the app button you are quickly brought to your homescreen which gives you 5 options.
1. Featured – This optioln brings you to the 10 most popular ringtones downloaded.
2. Categories – This brings you to the Categories page with every thing from Country to Rap and everything inbetween.
3. Search – Here you can search for ringtones either by song title or artist.
4. My Downloads – Takes you to all ringtones you have downloaded
5. Upload – Takes you to your login page where you can upload your own ringtones, in the case that you can’t find it in the app.
Additional Options once Rintones are Downloaded
1. The ability to share a ringtone with your friends via SMS or Email once you have downloaded it.
2. Requst a song if you cant find it
Very clean and simple to use, not cluttered up with a bunch of useless info.
Album Art next to the ringtones is great also.
I think this is by far the best ringtone app in the Market. It has a huge selection of the latest and greatest songs that continues to grow by the day. If you like to keep your ringtones fresh and up to date or even rock out to some old classics, than this an must have app for you.
Simpple to use interface
Huge Song Selection
Ability to share your ringtones
Did I mention that this app and all the ringtones are FREE!!!
Can’t find any…Sorry
Visit this link from your Android device for a direct download of the apk
This Samsung Galaxy S site is interactive and informative giving you a closer look at how their first Android “superphone” ties into every part of your life.
They also include a nice looking gallery as well as a user guide and the specifications rundown. June 29th is closing in faster than we thought, and we have a good feeling that Samsung is not going to disappoint.
Android Central Forum member cnash6 has automated a bit of the process via a couple of batch files, and he’s done a nice video walkthrough showing you how it’s done. Peep it after the break.
Source : Android Central