Archive for: g2

The End Is Near: T-Mobile G2 Approaches EOL Status.

  • June 7, 2011 2:47 pm

If you were contemplating a T-Mobile G2 purchase between now and the end of 2011, you might want to high tail it to your local shop. Like right now. A leaked internal screenshot shows the G2 with the words “Nearing EOL” (End of Life) following closely after. While nearing end of life is a far cry from actually being killed, it’s a stern warning of things to come.

T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) ROM Officially Leaked!

  • May 12, 2011 9:39 am

Not too long after a previously leaked Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) G2 ROM leaked, an even better, more official version itself slipped out. 911Sniper has leaked another G2 ROM. This latest leak is said to the be official Android 2.3 update that T-Mobile will release in the very near future. Sounds like a great time to grab the official download and beat T-Mo to the punch.

(Claimed) Official Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Update for the G2: Download

T-Mobile G2 Hardware Security Cracked — For Good This Time.

  • November 30, 2010 11:55 am

While HTC and T-Mobile stand by their reasoning for locking down the G2, many developers realized what a capable piece of hardware it was, and in turn, have worked tirelessly for many weeks to unlock the true potential of the device. From here on out, the G2 just became “the” Android phone for devoted users. Basically, what it means is that the T-Mobile G2 is now stripped of all hardware security and is as open and free as the hallowed Nexus One.

Currently the methods and steps needed to unshackle your G2 are extremely advanced, and deal with among other things, lots of HEX editing. If you have to ask — don’t even being to attempt it. With that said, a simpler, more consumer-based unlock/crack is in the works. Keep checking back and we’ll let you know when things go live for everyone. In the meantime, familiarize yourselves with both the ongoing thread at XDA as well as the handy XDA Wiki.

The Hottest Smartphones on the Market — Literally. [Fire]

  • November 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Some will cry foul and decry how the above depicts a senseless act of destruction. And to the gadget-loving side of me, I agree. I would gladly pay the associated costs to rescue the three desperados stranded on the metallica lake of fire above. But alas, it is too late. The deed has been done and the hardware…cooked (I couldn’t resist).

You might as well hop inside and see which phone lasts the longest. Don’t forget the tissue and a beer…you’ll need something to cry into…

G2′s Permanent Root Works on MyTouch 4G. #android #mytouch4g

  • November 10, 2010 3:07 pm

Though it took several weeks and cost countless man hours, resources, and spent cases of beer, the G2 was finally rooted. And like a young kid throwing caution to the wind, blazing off into the sunset, and giving the finger to modern society, the MyTouch 4G is flaunting it’s newfound root access in the G2′s face. That’s because the same rooting method for the G2 works on the MyTouch 4G. Seeing as how phones are not living things and therefore cannot feel jealousy, malice, or hate, the fact that we have a multiple-bird-kill with a single stone is a load of our backs as well as Android hackers who write the code for said root access.

On that note, MyTouch 4G users who want to get their root on need only point their browsers to the thread over at XDA, download the tool, and follow the instructions. As always, proceed at your own risk…

Permanent Root Finally Graces G2!

  • November 9, 2010 9:31 am

While T-Mobile and Android developers have been going back and forth as to the “feature” status of the T-Mobile HTC G2′s on-boot de-rooting, I’m proud to say that the developers have overcome the digital nannies and prevailed. The temporary-root bug on the G2 has been patched. The move to permanent status can probably be attributed to the recent release of the source code by HTC combined with some developer elbow grease.

Unfortunately, as of writing the permanent fix hasn’t been released yet. However, keep your browser pointed to the thread over at XDA, because an update (and patch) can’t be too far away.

Update: G2 climbs to 1.42GHz.

  • October 20, 2010 7:56 am

The Droid X may be currently limited to a paltry 1.1GHz, but that doesn’t mean other Android devices are as soft-footed. Take for example, the wonderfully delightful HTC G2 on T-Mobile. Normally, this beaut hums along at 800MHz. But, kick it in the silicon and speeds can instantly rise up to 1.42GHz.

Yeah, your warranty may be kaput and the G2 still suffers from that “temporary root” problem. But even a few minutes of unbound speed is worth the experience. Right? Hop on past to see the G2 rear it’s head…


The G2 can now do so much more…