Smartphones

LG Optimus 2X system, wallpapers, and ringtones available. Update -- live wallpapers, too

Jerry Hildenbrand 10

Good news for everyone looking for parts and files from the LG Optimus 2X, the files have been stripped from the phone and are available for download.  The system dump itself is about 275 MB and is the full dump from the Asian release of the phone.  Luckily, the wallpapers and sounds have been singled out, saving a lot of time for folks who don't have the time or the need to go through...

TrulyEpic ROM brings the Froyo you crave to your Sprint Epic 4G [from the forums]

Jerry Hildenbrand 18

Android Central forums moderator Ragnarokx has been hard at work building a great Froyo ROM for the Sprint Epic 4G, and it looks like a total winner.  Whether you want to blame Sprint, Samsung, or both for the hold-up of the official Froyo build for the Epic 4G, it's time to take matters into your own hands and see what your phone hardware is really capable of, and this is the perfect...

Thunderbolt ROM booting on the Evo 4G, and a new leak can only make it better

Jerry Hildenbrand 22

Things like the HTC Thunderbolt ROM booting up on the Sprint Evo 4G is the reason we all get excited over ROM leaks and dumps.  I know many of you get tired of reading how these things mean a lot to the developers even if they don't do much for the average end user, but good things come to those who wait.  XDA-Developers member and Evo 4G genius Caulkin has the Thunderbolt ROM up and...

SBF files for the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global available, get them while you can

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

Not that we condone this sort of thing (I'm just the messenger here, Motorola!), but if you're looking for the SBF files for the Droid Pro, and/or the Droid 2 Global, they are now available.  There's no telling how long they will stay available, so think fast and act faster and grab them if you need them (see source links).  SBF files are used to roll your Droid handset back to factory...

Nexus S Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S -- not quite ready for prime time yet

Nexus S Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S -- not quite ready for prime time yet

Jesse Potter 11

Whenever a new version of Android is released, one thing you can always count on is the developer community hacking it onto as many devices as they can.  Using the kernel and system image from the Nexus S, developer supercurio of XDA Developers was able to get a (mildly) working build of Gingerbread up and running on his Samsung Galaxy S.  Although it's a rather crippled build -- and it...