Last Updated: August 1st, 2012
A day barely passed since the over-the-air (OTA) Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid was converted into a simple download installable without having to wait your turn in Verizon's rollout line, and we're already getting word on the 2.1 firmware getting rooted.
Speeddymon over at AllDroid.org forums, together with one Zinx Verituse have figured out a way to root the new version of the OS (2.1) by slightly tweaking the update.zip file that is used to upgrade the Droid from 2.0.1. to 2.1.
Note that this root method only works when updating from an unrooted 2.0.1.
If you already upgraded to 2.1, you have to revert back to stock 2.0.1 first and then apply the update below.
Last Updated: May 12th, 2010
HTC likes professionally shot videos - they've released at least one for each new phone announced in the recent history.
We have no problem with that - we can appreciate a good quality HD video showing this desirable beast up close.
What we do have a problem with is how boring this video is. Evo is flying around the screen to some lounge music in the most mind-numbing way possible; there is no voice-over - just a rundown of the main features.
The features are, as we already know, really nice. Here are the ones the video covers:
- first 4G phone
- 8MP camera
- HDMI output
- cinematic experience
- new generation of HTC sense - doesn't really look that much more exciting than in 1.5 - combines Twitter, Facebook, and flickr into one widget but looks generally the same
- live wallpapers
- 4G sharing with computers around
You can do better, HTC, so much better.