WinDroid HTC Toolkit Lets You Root, Unlock, and Flash ROMs on Various HTC Devices


Plenty of users nowadays have more than one mobile device. And although we don’t always carry these devices at the same time, it’s nice to be able to pull up one of our older devices to flash and mess around with from time to time. Multifunction toolkits exist for the vast majority of popular devices. However, not everyone wants to hunt down the latest  toolkit for every device.

Luckily, there are various OEM-specific toolkits that perform most needed functions on devices by a particular manufacturer. XDA Senior Member WindyCityRockr created one such toolkit for quite a few HTC devices. This toolkit is able to unlock your bootloader through HTCDev, root your device, flash a ROM or kernel, pull and push files, install and uninstall apps, create and restore backups, collect system logs, sideload ROM updates, relock your bootloader, and more. Currently, the tool supports 12 unique devices (with many more variants), including all versions of the M7 and M8.

While we like to encourage doing things manually at least once as a learning process, users who favor the simplicity of toolkits can get quite a bit out of WindyCityRockr’s offering. You can get started by heading over to the utility thread and giving this toolkit a shot.

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Lucid Browser is Small, Lightweight, and Open Source


 

If there is one application category that certainly isn’t lacking in Android, and that’s third party web browsers. Looking through the Play Store, there are dozens upon dozens of browser options available for the platform. But if you’re looking for lightweight option, the list shrinks a bit. And if you’re after an open source alternative, you’re down to only a few choices.

Many of our readers will undoubtedly be familiar with the innovative Lucid Launcher. First launched back in January, this launcher set itself apart by rethinking what exactly a launcher should do. Thus, it packed in quite a bit of bonus functionality including a fully functional web browser. Now, XDA  Senior Memberpowerpoint45 has released a very early version of a web browser based on Lucid Launcher’s browser.

Lucid Browser itself is fairly minimal, but this is by design. It is built to be lightweight, and at 935 KB, it certainly succeeds at that goal. It is also designed to be visually unobtrusive. And to that end, you’ll find a collapsible sidebar that houses your bookmarks, sharing options, and settings. But best of all, the app is open source, with all the relevant code available on GitHub. Thus, users can feel free to fork their own versions or submit pull requests for modifications.

If you’re looking for a lightweight and open source alternative browser, or if you wish to create your own browser using this as a base, make your way over to the application thread and give Lucid Browser a shot.

 

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