The New Slide ROM Bible - Now it updates! - 1/29/2010
Slide ROM Bible
XDA specific stuff
No one is responsible for what YOU do with YOUR phone. Any software modification to technology carries with it a certain risk of permanent damage, when you modify your device you accept this as your own responsibility.
Useful information/posting rules
XDA Developers Android application
Useful software (PC)
- Gain S-OFF on your Slide!
- The Android Debug Bridge. A collection of tools that any rooted Android user should have. ADB allows one to interact with their device from a terminal interface. This enables the user to do a variety of tasks such as sideloading applications and more.
- A Linux based operating system created and mostly designed by Google. The major revisions are 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo) 2.3 (Gingerbread), and 3.0 (Honeycomb - tablet only). The majority of Android major revisions are named after desserts.
- Android PacKage. These are, basically, Android applications and all of their data. They are run via the Dalvik Virtual Machine on your device.
- The part of a computer that loads the operating system. If this is damaged/deleted you are screwed.
- The act of installing a ROM onto an embedded device or emulator.
- Increasing the "clock" of a processor to increase its speed at the expense of battery life and possibly your phone. Not all processors overclock the same, even if the hardware is identical. One phone with a Hummingbird SoC will not be able to overclock to 1.2ghz, yet another would be able to overclock to 2.0ghz (very unlikely).
- S-ON is a "security" measure put in place by HTC on their newer phones that read locks /system and /recovery. Switching S-ON to S-OFF disables this protection and allows you to replace the stock recovery, and modify /system while the phone is in Android.
- The parts of a firmware that allow communication between the operating system, the telecommunication hardware, and a mobile network. Some radios give good battery life, some good signal, some neither.
- This site, XDA is a community of likeminded developers, hackers, and users who modify various phones running various operating systems (Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, and Android specifically).
Radio hosting and reference - reukiodo
Radio extraction and original uploading - ChiefzReloaded
S-OFF - The AlphaRev guys
Original root method - Eugene_373
Latest and greatest root method - nbetcher
Original keyboard fix - brandini
CyanogenMOD - #TeamDouche et al
Another root method
Custom MTD partitions
Wifi fix (CM6)
data2ext for CM7
- A collection of toggles, weather, clock, and other widgets. Many themes are available and the suite is very customizable. Paid.
- A great clock and weather widget. Fancy has a multitude of settings and customization options. Free.
- A great widget set for those who enjoy having a very minimalistic looking device. Can be configured to show time, weather, battery, and date.
Solar Wind live wallpaper
Matrix live wallpaper
Snowfall live wallpaper
- Gingerbread music app for >1.6
- Windows Phone 7 on your Slide, ish!
- A great little SMS replacement that allows you to customize almost everything.