Captainkrtek

Captainkrtek is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View posts and articles below. My name is Steven, Im a resident of Seattle Washington and an owner of a Droid Eris, Moto Droid 1, and an HTC Mega. I moderate 7 forums and am a News Writer for XDA. If you have any news tips or need help with your Android phone feel free to PM me!

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Captainkrtek · Jun 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm · 10 comments

CyanogenMod begins Droid 2 Support

XDA member jbirdvegas, with the help of CVPCS, has released CyanogenMod 7 for the Motorola Droid 2. Thanks to the 2nd Init exploit in some Motorola Devices, we are now able to have custom ROMs for other Motorola devices like CM7 for  the Droid X and much more in the near future. There are currently only a few issues with the ROM which are being worked on, such as Audio not being 100% stable. Other than some minor issues, this...

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Captainkrtek · May 6, 2011 at 09:00 am · 17 comments

Poll: How Many Devices Do You Buy Per Year?

Every once in a while we like to perform a poll to get some interesting feedback from our community, we want to see how many devices that you buy in a year. With the rapid development and new devices launching every week, we were wondering whether you stick to your current hardware or upgrade with the latest trends. This is just a quick 2 question survey and participation is appreciated. The Poll is located here and the results for the poll are...

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Captainkrtek · Apr 17, 2011 at 10:01 am · 4,003 comments

Poll: Locked Samsung Bootloader

Recently, we have seen and heard rumors on Twitter and XDA in regards to Samsung potentially locking down their devices. We want to hear your opinion about this recent trending topic in the smartphone industry. If you have a few seconds to spare, please fill out the poll linked below. We will share the results of this poll in a few days. Thanks to @RootzWiki on twitter for helping promote this! Thanks! Link to Poll If you wish to see...

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Captainkrtek · Mar 11, 2011 at 09:52 pm · no comments

Help The Victims of the Japanese Earthquake

As you have probably heard, around 2:46PM in Japan on March 11th an 8.9 Magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Honshu, Japan, which triggered a widespread Tsunami warning all along the Pacific Ocean Coastline, displacing and killing many people, and flooding the land in Japan with Tsunamis. We at XDA don't normally get involved in such situations but we feel the need to support the victims of this tragedy in any way possible. Here are few resources you can utilize to learn more:...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 13, 2011 at 06:00 am · no comments

Process Monitor Widget/App for Android

Want to know what your device is up to at all times? Now you can keep tabs on your devices internal statistics using XDA Member ccounotte's Process Monitor Widget. The app allows you to display, record, and monitor your Android devices activities, including logs and current resource usage. According to the OP, the app has the following features: Sort processes by CPU time, total cpu time, start time, cpu consumption, memory used or simply by name Filter system processes or user-defined excluded...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 13, 2011 at 12:00 am · 4 comments

Android CM7 Apps2sd Script – Simple2Ext

Thanks to XDA member OlegKrikun, CM7 users now have a great script to move apps to their devices SD Ext3 Partition. This allows for no loss of app data when switching between ROMs, most of the time when you flash a ROM you have to wipe data, which loses app settings and data. With this script for CM7 users, you can now save all content and load the latest nightly builds. The usage is pretty simple as shown in this...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 12, 2011 at 06:00 pm · 1 comment

Android MobileWebCam, WiFi/Mobile Supported, Server Required

Looking for a use for an old Android device or possibly your own Android device? XDA Member _miha_ has developed a simple yet useful webcam app for you device. It allows you to set your device up as a webcam and access the stream from a PC. The only drawback is it requires that you have access to a server that is running PHP, so the app is able to send the images somewhere for an intermediary storage. If you...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm · 3 comments

GitHub App for Android – Hubdroid V2.0

If you're an Android developer, or any developer for that matter, you will owe a big thank you to XDA member eddieringle after using his app. Hubdroid is an Android app that connects to GitHub's services allowing you to follow repositories, check the latest commits, diff. viewer, and much, much more. Here is a full list of features in this awesome app: Search Repositories and Users Show Watched Repositories Show Followers/Following Commit Log Commit Info w/ Diff viewer Repository Network...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 12, 2011 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

Possible Angry Birds for Bada OS

According to a message received by XDA Member wavedroid, Angry Bird developers Rovio is in the pre-process of developing Angry Birds for Samsung Bada based devices. According to other members posting in the thread, this may be a good sign for Bada devices but could also just be another update with no avail. Here is the letter received by wavedroid: Hello Tom, And thank you for contacting us. We are currently investigating the demand of Angry Birds for Bada devices. In order to get...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 7, 2011 at 12:25 am · 7 comments

Clockwork Mod Recovery and DL17 Released for Samsung Continuum

For those of you on Verizon's Samsung Continuum, you now have XDA member adrynalyne to thank for his work on the Clockwork Mod addition to the Samsung Continuum's development section. He just released Clockwork Mod along with a basic DL17 ROM for the Continuum. There is a note for DL17 from the OP: This is a very basic DL17 rom. It has been debloated, debinged, rooted, deodexed, and zipaligned. Does NOT include radio or kernel. We encourage you to go...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 6, 2011 at 06:00 pm · 4 comments

The Weekly Q&A: Week 25

As we do every week, here is the weekly Q&A. In this XDA Feature, we go around the forum and find questions and answers that will hopefully help you answer questions about certain mods, devices, and much more. Here we go with our top 5. Q: Is a backup made with Rom Manager good enough to flash back to the stock rom or do I need an SBF? A: A Nandroid backup of a stock ROM will work to restore...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm · 1 comment

ROM Updating Utility for Android Devices

Like Koush's ROM Manager, XDA Member elegos's ROM Updater performs many of the same tasks and more for free and without ads. ROM Updater is a stand alone repository based updater, which allows you to add repositories to pull from, along with allowing full and incremental ROM updates. ROM Updater has the following features: Full Recovery Control Version Recognition for ROM Updates Full Updates Incremental Updates (Increment Creator tool available for developers) Backups And More The app is available free on the Android...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 6, 2011 at 09:15 am · 12 comments

Set Web Content as a Live Wallpaper on your Android Device

Thanks to XDA member _miha_ and their development of WebLiveWallpaper you can now set content that is on the internet as your live wallpaper.  It is a free app and have many practical uses such as watching a streaming feed from your home security camera to a ski resort to watch the weather conditions. The app allows for you to set the following as backgrounds: Internet Webcam Image Gallery Website And had many more uses as it can connect to internet...

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Captainkrtek · Jan 28, 2011 at 09:00 pm · 188 comments

WiFi Remote Access for Windows Phone 7

WiFi Remote Access is a application that turns your phone into an HTTP/FTP server on your local network. Thanks to XDA member link8506, we now have this great application for our WP7 devices, which allows us to do a lot of cool things remotely using our devices. WIFI Remote Access 7 is the Windows Phone 7 version of WIFI Remote Access, a HTTP/FTP server designed for Windows Mobile 6.X that allowed users to take complete control of their device using their...

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Captainkrtek · Jan 21, 2011 at 03:00 pm · 224 comments

Native Russian Keyboard for WP7 Devices

If you speak Russian or need it for your brand new Windows Phone 7 device, you can thank XDA member denominator77 for his great work. The alteration works on LG and HTC devices so far and is being developed quickly. The program turns Spanish or German keyboards into Russian one. Here are the notes from the OP Use it on your own risk. In case of a problem, you might need to hard-reset your smartphone. Your smartphone must be dev-unlocked. The...

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