Monday, February 22, 2010

Google Earth Available in Market!

Finally, the Google Earth app that was demonstrated at the N1 launch event is now available on the Android marketplace.

It runs OK on the Droid, though it is a major memory hog. Go ahead and give it a try in the market.

Here's a screenshot:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

DroidMod is here!

The team formerly known as has been through some turbulence, but its primary members are still intact and still hard at work developing some of the best ROMs for Droid!

You can get their app 'DMUpdater' at their webpage.

It is an all in one tool that will root your Droid for you, install SPRecovery, and install their cooked ROM, which offers many features such as overclocking, wifi tethering, and live wallpapers.

Go check them out!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A little demo video of live wallpapers

An Exciting Few Days Ahead of Us

Well, looks like Pete over at Alldroid has gotten his hands on a leaked version of the Droid 2.1 OTA update, and it's been posted for all the devs to use. So hopefully, we'll be seeing some nice 2.1 based cooked ROMs soon.
For now, Xeudoxus has gotten live wallpapers running on 2.0.1, so that should quench our thirst for a bit!

The link is here

Here's a screen capture (running the Nexus live wallpaper):

Monday, February 8, 2010

Android 2.1 coming to Droid This Week!!

Well, it's official. According to Moto's Facebook profile, the 2.1 update will indeed start being pushed out this week. It will bring multitouch goodness to the browser and gallery, as well as install Goggles.

What is won't bring are the 3D app tray and live wallpapers of the Nexus One's 2.1. No reason being provided for that decision as of now.

Still, read all about it here.

UPDATE: Moto 'jumped the gun'. Still waiting...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nexus Multitouch Update Features now available for Droid

We know we got a good developer community when all the features of the Nexus One's recent OTA update are already being released for the Droid, while there are Nexus owners still waiting to get their updates!

They have been built in to the latest ROMs from and Pete. Links can be found over at my ROMs page. While the multitouch browser has been around for a while courtesy of the Motorola Milestone (Euro Droid), we now have it available in Google Maps and the new 2.1 3D Gallery. There used to be a little bug with the multitouch maps that broke the Maps API, meaning any other app that drew upon Maps would cause it to force close, but it looks like Pete's got that fixed with his latest release.

Also, being the genius that he is, Pete's released an for any 2.0.1 ROM that's not his to enable the multitouch updates (in Browser, Maps, and Gallery). Note, you need to be rooted to install this (it's not signed). You can find it here.

My Little Blogging Experiment

Well, I've never done this before, but it seems that people are finding my guides pretty helpful, so I decided to make this site to perhaps consolidate all my (future) work together, in a handy location.

As for now, I'm lurking around at a few forums, primarily at AndroidForums and AllDroid, but somewhat at DroidForums as well.

My primary focus will be on the Motorola Droid, with the ins and outs of rooting and its benefits. I hope to have some guides written up in the near future, with updates on the latest ROMS and their benefits, as well as step by step instructions on how to get them up and running on your devices.

But as Android is open source and running on a multitude of devices, some of the stuff I'm covering will be pertinent to other devices as well. In fact, my one claim to fame was actually concerning the Nexus One, which is a pretty nice device.

So hopefully, I'll have some new material up soon. In the meanwhile, here are some links to satiate your needs.

-How to root your Droid (from AllDroid)

-How to root your Nexus One (from XDA Devs)

-How to flash SPRecovery and custom ROMs (from

-How to force update your Nexus One (my guide @ AndroidForums)