Posts From ElCondor

HTC One V ROM Ported to Desire HD and Desire S

The HTC One V's similarities to its older brother, the Desire S, make  it ideal for developers to port ROMs between the devices. XDA Forum Member proxuser has come up with an Android 4.0.3 ROM sporting HTC Sense 4.0 for the Desire S and also the Desire HD. One would assume that this ROM could be much heavier and...

Fix 15% Battery Shutdowns on HTC Desire GB Sense Kernels

It is an issue many with older devices face: once the battery percentage hits the 15% or so, the device simply shuts down without any notice. What's the reason for this problem? Battery aging. The process of battery aging isn't inherently the cause, but as XDA Forum Member theGanymedes points out, it is the fact that your...

Full, Permanent Root for Acer Iconia Tab A100 on ICS

It has taken a while for the development community to come up with full, permanent root for the Iconia Tab, but now it's there. In collaboration with vdsirotkin from 4PDA.ru, XDA member ZeroNull recently unveiled his one-click root utility which allows for functions many users have been long been waiting for, such as read/write permission. The script can...

Improve Screen Performance on the Galaxy Nexus

While display technology is still evolving at an impressive speed, XDA member mumchristmas decided not to wait for the next technology to come available on a new phone. Instead, he investigated the current screen performance of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus using the Voodoo Screen Test application, a x-rite i1 Display 2 Color meter, and HCFR software. The...

Editorial: Development of Dual-Boot Technology Unfortunately at a Standstill

Perhaps you remember the days of the very first Android ports to Windows Mobile phones such as the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2. Beside the fact that this groundbreaking development was one of the factors that ultimately led to the end of Windows Mobile development on XDA, it did bring some innovative features to...

Script Partitions SD Card Without Losing Fat32 Contents

Ever tried to use App2SD+ or Link2SD? Then you most probably stumbled upon a pretty tricky step in the installation process---partitioning your SD Card. On some ROMs it requires third party software, which often leads to incompatibility issues. Moreover, partitioning an SD-card requires you to format it first, which inevitably erases all data on it. And...

Beats Audio Now Available on Any Gingerbread ROM

Not too long ago, we wrote about how Beats Audio was slapped onto the Motorola Photon 4G. Now it seems almost all smartphone users can enjoy the popular sound modification. Built upon previous work by XDA Forum Member RockoDev who originally ported the package, this modification now works on all Gingerbread devices and is distributed from a thread by XDA...

XDA Review: Google Chrome Beta for Android

It was just a matter of time before Google would come up with their mobile version of Chrome. The desktop version has been a great success, even though it was pretty isolated from any other Google service. With the coming of Chrome Beta for Android (we'll be calling it Chrome Beta in the rest of...

Windows Mobile Running on Windows Phone 7

What a simple tweet can do with ones heartbeat is incredible. XDA Recognized Developer Cotulla tweeted a link to a Youtube video showing what appears to be an HTC HD7 running Windows Mobile. It seems to be some kind of emulator which runs Windows Mobile 6.1 on top of Windows Phone 7. Using virtual buttons to...

Determine Your Phone’s USB Host Capabilities With USB Host Diagnostics

The USB host function on recent Android phones and tablets, is perhaps the most unspoken yet incredibly useful innovation in recent mobile device development. I remember, a few years ago some developers struggling with connecting a 3.5" HDD to an HTC Touch Diamond, and see where we landed now: manufacturers are slowly building the USB...

Galaxy Tab 7.7: All Things Are Set, ROM Development Has Started

Two years ago, who would've thought we'd be covering actual tablet development? In that time, we were astonished by the screen size of the HTC Touch HD - 3.7 inch almost seemed too big for our pockets. And see where we landed now: the tablet and smartphone industries are slowly blending together, especially thanks to...

Another All-In-One Rooting & Hacking Utility, This Time For Motorola Droid RAZR Users

They hit the portal now and then: utilities that combine all major functions needed to hack a device. Though this news might not be of interest for you simply because you don't have a Droid Razr, it is definitely great news for proud owners of their, according to Motorola "impossibly thin", Droid Razr. XDA member mattlgroff has come up...