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Nexus One Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM!

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Still using Android 2.2? Even with Google’s latest Android 2.2.1 update, you are probably not up to speed unless you’ve got the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM. Actually there’s a bunch out there now but the one I recommend to install on your rooted Nexus One is

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How to Install Ubuntu on Your Nexus One/Android!

UPDATE: I’ve made a new site called AndroLinux.com to dedicate to Android on Ubuntu.

(World’s first installation of Ubuntu on an Android smartphone! WHOOHOO!)

This guide is for those of you who want to install Ubuntu as a sub-system under your Nexus One or any oth

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Nexus One Launches in South Korea!

The Google Nexus One, is launching in South Korea in couple days on June 21st, 2010.  I think this will get very interesting as South Korea has been a great proven-ground for smartphones as iPhones have gained rare popularity more than its domestic Samsung and LG phones.

True to Nexus One form, you’ll be able to snag the phone off-contract for 699,600 won (or about $576), but you’ll also be able to get it for just 150,000 won (or $125) on a two-year contract. Not many surprises beyond that, but it looks like supplies will be limited to just 4,000 units for the Ju

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Nexus One Used as Gas Pedal Wireless Control for RC Cars!

Here’s an incredible hack involving the use of Nexus One as gas pedal for wireless speed control of RC cars.  Sure sounds like a lot of fun.

To summarize: The generic mobile client connects over the LAN to the desktop app. The desktop app sends it a “surface” SWF which contains all of the graphics and logic for the interaction (allowing the host to dictate the experience). The mobile client then sends accelerometer data to the host, which interprets the data, and sends back commands to update the client UI. The host communicates with a Phidgets motor contro

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How to Make your Nexus One into a Linux Computer!

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Wanna run a desktop using your Nexus One as your CPU device?  Well, now you can!  Hacker Sven Killig has hacked his Nexus One by adding USB Host (which allows you to connect USB devices to your Nexus One), thereby being able to use a USB Monitor adaptor and run Linux X11 Window, all minced and diced with fully working USB keyboard and USB wireless mouse.   Incredible!

Sven has full step-by-step instructions on

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How to Restore your ROMs on Nexus One using Nandroid!

For those of you who have backed up your ROMs (such as your factory Nexus One OS or the Cyanogen Mod), you will love the fact that restoring your ROMs are only couple buttons away using the System Recovery tool (that you used to install ROMs.)

For those of you who want to know how to back up your Nexus One ROMs, read Step 2 through 3f on the guide on how to install Cyanogen ROM on your Nexus One.

To start restoring your ROMs, make sure you have curre

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How to Turn your Nexus One into a WiFi Hotspot/WiFi Tether!(Also Bluetooth Tether)

For those of you who want to install WiFi tethering on your Nexus One (The open source Android Wifi Tethering app), you will need to root your phone and also install the Cyanogen Mod.  Btw, Cyanogen mod is highly recommended as it will turn your regular, stock Nexus One into a super Nexus One.  I was reluctant to switch too in the beginning but after switching to Cyanogen mod, I am never going back.

Mind you, the Android WiFi Tether app works flawless, turns your Nexus One into a WiFi Hotspot!

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Step by Step Guide on How to Install Cyanogen Mod ROM on your Nexus One!

In this guide, we will show you step-by-step on how to install cyanogen mod ROM on your Nexus One with detailed pictures and whatnot.  The reason we made this guide is for those of new total newbies who don’t know a thing about Android operating systems but want to really upgrade you Nexus One to Cyanogen Mod ROM.

Cyanogen Mod ROM is basically a modded Android operating system that will enhance many features of your Nexus One phone including better reception, faster UI, ability of overclock the Nexus One, custom keyboards, USB/WiFi tethering, and a whole lot more.  Plus, with

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Nexus One Used as G-Force Meter for Centrifuge!

In our very first blog post of the Nexus One Hacks Blog (welcome fellas!), we are featuring this awesome example of how a Nexus One is used as a G-force meter for a homemade centrifuge.

The payload container pivots freely so that it is always facing ‘down’. In the middle is a 20 oz Motion Lamp from Google. Next to it is a Nexus One Android phone which runs G-Force to monitor the current gravity conditions (in the photo below the Android is not present since it was being used to take the ph

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