Dual Boot Your Phone with Windows Mobile And Android

If you want to repurpose an old Windows Mobile Phone that you may have lying around, you can convert it to an Android phone in a few simple steps.

Links:

Android Eclair for HTC Vogue – http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/269_dualboot/android_eclair_vogue.zip
Gen.YDualBoot – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=623792

Popular Android Ports:
NOTE- If your phone isn’t listed, just google your phone adding “android” after it.
HTC Touch – http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/androidhtc/
iPhone – http://www.redmondpie.com/install-android-on-iphone-3g-2g-with-iphodroid
Samsung i900, i910, i780, i907- http://andromnia.net/wiki/home

Hacking Tip: How To Root An Android Phone





In this episode, we will learn how to root an Android based phone.

Jailbreaking your phone is now legal in the US

COMMANDS:
adb devices (This should list a device as a long number. If it doesnt something is wrong.)
adb push c:\droid2root\rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp
adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin (Be patient here. When finished it will return you to c:\droid2root)
adb devices
adb shell (you should now see a # instead of a $)
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
exit
adb push c:\droid2root\Superuser.apk /system/app
adb push c:\droid2root\su /system/bin
adb push c:\droid2root\busybox /system/bin
adb shell
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
exit

Now reboot your phone. You should now be rooted!

Android SDK – http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Droid2Root – http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XY4TFFOK

Alternate Instructions – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

Unroot – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

Apps for rooted phones –

SetCPU – App used to overclock your device

AdFree Android – remove ad’s

ShootMe – Take screenshots simply by shaking your phone

MeatMorph – Allows you to install custom themes

Titanium Backup – Make custom backups of your phone, including Apps.

Tutorials for rooted phones:

Make A Custom Boot Animation –

http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-create-custom-boot-animation-for

Install Custom Fonts –

http://www.gadgetsdna.com/custom-fonts-installation-on-rooted-android-device/696/

Install Custom Themes –

http://androiddelight.com/2010/07/17/delightful-theme-iron-man-for-rooted-droid/