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Submission + - CyanogenMod 6.0 Released In To The Wild 8 8

Jeagoss writes: CyanogenMod is the leading open source replacement ROM for Android based phones. With the 6.0 release, a targeted 8 models of phones have been hit with version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android operating system for mobiles. Have a rooted phone? Been wanting a reason for rooting your phone? Head on over to http://www.cyanogenmod.com/ and check out the forums. I think you'll be quite surprised.
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Submission + - G1 Android Phone "Repaired" By Installing ->

fuxoft writes: "My friend's T-Mobile G1 Android phone had problems (it was randomly locking up) so he went back to T-Mobile shop to get it repaired (as it was still under warranty). To his surprise, they "repaired it" by installing (or at least trying to install, bricking the phone) Windows Mobile on it and noting that "Android is highly unstable system". Read the whole story, including the scan of the actual report from the service technician."
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Bush Claims Mail Can Be Opened Without Warrant 714 714

don_combatant writes to note that President Bush claimed new powers to search US mail without a warrant. He made this claim in a "signing statement" at the time he signed a postal overhaul bill into law on December 20. The signing statement directly contradicts part of the bill he signed, which explicitly reinforces protections of first-class mail from searches without a court's approval. According to the article, "A top Senate Intelligence Committee aide promised a review of Bush's move."

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