FallenWriter

FallenWriter is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View posts and articles below.

I am the Fallen Writer of XDA. I was a News Writer who was cast into exile for my sins. Now I have returned to haunt the forums of XDA with my writings.

Posts by FallenWriter

FallenWriter · Nov 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm · 2 comments

PDroid Manager, the PDroid App Alternative

If you haven't heard of PDroid by now, you should probably look into it. That said, thanks to XDA Forum Member FFU5y, users now have an alternative to the default PDroid 2.0 application. While the framework and patches that make up the bulk of PDroid's functionality on the back-end are still required and unchanged, FFU5y's application is an open-source (hurray!) alternative to the front-end that allows users to control their applications' access settings for better privacy management. The application is...

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FallenWriter · Nov 26, 2012 at 03:00 pm · 4 comments

HoRNDIS Allows You to USB Tether on a Mac with Ease

For most Android users, a ROM's ability to tether (whether by USB or WiFi) is essential. Even if you have a dedicated wireless connection at home, the need to use your device's 4G (or for some people 3G) connection may become necessary at some point. However, for Mac users, the ability to use USB tethering has long been difficult to get working correctly. Thanks to XDA Member joshua_, users of Mac OS X can now easily use USB tethering thanks to...

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FallenWriter · Nov 26, 2012 at 06:00 am · 125 comments

Amazing Weather for Windows Phone 8

If you use a Windows Phone 7 device, chances are you've heard about XDA Senior Member eizsoft's Amazing Weather application. Having used it myself, I can attest to the quality of the application and its intuitive design. However, it seems eizsoft isn't resting on his laurel, as a new beta has opened for Amazing Weather HD on Windows Phone 8! Even though it's in Beta, the application is full featured and includes: - Support for WIDE, MEDIUM, SMALL live tiles....

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FallenWriter · Nov 22, 2012 at 05:30 pm · no comments

Making Modification Simpler with Clockwork Combiner

Flashing ROMs has become a fairly straightforward affair for (most) Android devices and their users. However, one of the most painful parts of flashing a new ROM is all the repeated flashes that need to be done for themes and modifications, especially if you love to heavily tweak your device. Thanks to XDA Forum Member jcspecs, your days of having to load up dozens of separate .zip's is a thing of the past thanks to his latest application: Clockwork Combiner....

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FallenWriter · Nov 21, 2012 at 10:30 am · 193 comments

Samsung Galaxy Camera Achieves Root

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is without a doubt one of the most niche devices to be given a home here on XDA. Half point-and-shoot camera and half tablet, most potential consumers will either love it or hate it. Thankfully for those who love it, you're in the company of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. You see, the esteemed XDA unboxer, box maker, and developer extraordinaire has decided to release a root guide for the device, using CF AutoRoot by fellow Elite...

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FallenWriter · Nov 20, 2012 at 10:00 am · 3 comments

RecoverX Updated to Support Over 100 Devices

When we last brought you news of the tool known as RecoverX, it supported over a dozen Xperia devices. It seems that the developer, XDA Senior Member LEDelete has been busy in the months since the article was published, updating and taking his tool to a whole new level. You see RecoverX has moved beyond just Xperia devices, and now supports over 100 devices and various recoveries for each. The app is now able to load recoveries on everything from...

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FallenWriter · Nov 18, 2012 at 08:00 am · 11 comments

Command Line for Windows Mobile 6.1

Windows Mobile just refuses to die. No matter how much Google's Android and Apple's iOS duke it out for market share, there is a small, but dedicated group of individuals who still cling to the aging godfather of mobile operating systems. For these people, we present to you XDA Senior Member Unit ZER0's latest application: Command Line. Exactly as it sounds, Command Line is an application designed to allow for greater control over your Windows Mobile device by giving it...

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FallenWriter · Nov 12, 2012 at 09:00 am · no comments

OpenBuildProp Project Helps Organize the World of Android

Many modifications done on Android devices involve modifying the build.prop. Whether it's configuring LCD density, or simply changing the build name, build.prop is a key piece in the war against the shackles of OEM's. Okay, so maybe things haven't escalated to the point of full scale riots yet, but the reality is that modifying devices is becoming an increasingly daunting task. The more devices and versions of Android are released, the larger the variation between device configurations grows. Thanks to XDA...

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FallenWriter · Nov 10, 2012 at 08:00 pm · no comments

Making File Transfers Easy with PeerDeviceNet

Since the inception of smartphones, file transfer between devices has been common. Whether through Bluetooth or NFC, transferring files has become a cornerstone of our constantly connected mobile world. Now, thanks to XDA Forum Member peerdevicenet's latest application, PeerDeviceNet, Android users have yet another sharing choice. Designed as both a WiFi direct and a mobile hotspot application (for legacy devices that don't support WiFi direct), PeerDeviceNet has a fairly straightforward design. Open the application and you'll see three options before...

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FallenWriter · Nov 10, 2012 at 04:00 pm · 233 comments

First Custom ROM for the HTC One X+

The HTC One X is an amazing device. Beautifully designed, and sporting a 1.5 GHz, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, it is the embodiment of mobile computing power for many users. Sadly, it lacked LTE, so a dual-core Snapdragon S4 version was created for US variants. Thankfully, HTC released the HTC One X+. This model sports a faster 1.7 GHz Tegra 3, a better front facing camera, LTE, and of course all the elegance of the original. A few days ago,...

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FallenWriter · Nov 9, 2012 at 07:00 am · 23 comments

Keeping Your Windows 7 Phone Safe with Reg Backup

The Windows Registry: It's the heart and soul of machines running a Microsoft operating system. Whether you're using a Windows Phone 7 device or a Windows 8 PC, the registry stores configurations and settings for everything from the OS to any number of third party applications. Without it, Windows would be crippled and unable to perform even basic, everyday tasks. Yet despite its importance in the function of Windows devices, tuning the registry is a favorite pastime of tweakers and...

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FallenWriter · Oct 26, 2012 at 07:30 am · 3,041 comments

Raspberry Pi Supercomputing Cluster!

The Raspberry Pi is an interesting little device. Designed to be a learning and education tool, it has a fairly large community and a loyal following due to its simple design and low price point. Now, thanks to some researchers at the University of Southampton, 64 Raspberry Pi's have been coupled together with cables and Legos to form the perfect small scale computing cluster. That's right, Legos. Those little building blocks that have captured many a child's heart and Raspberry...

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FallenWriter · Oct 3, 2012 at 06:00 pm · 218 comments

Customize Your ROM Installation with Android Ultimate Toolbox Pro

While customizing your own personal ROM to your liking can be a time consuming task for even the most veteran users, help is on the way to make your life a little easier. XDA Recognized Developer despotovski01 has created what he considers to be the ultimate toolbox for such matters with his latest application (the appropriately named): Android Ultimate Toolbox Pro. Designed to take the more tedious tasks out of ROM customizing in order to allow you to focus on...

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FallenWriter · Oct 1, 2012 at 03:00 pm · 1 comment

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Gets its First Custom Kernel

The Motorola Photon Q is an interesting device. As one of the only mainstream smartphones released in the past year to feature both powerful specs and a slide out keyboard, it caters to a niche of users who still desire the feeling of physical keys under their fingers while enjoying all the latest games and applications. Development on this system has actually been quite robust, as both CWM and TWRP have made their way to it. Now, in what many...

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FallenWriter · Sep 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm · 7 comments

CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia T in Three Different Flavors

The Sony Xperia T is the device maker's latest international flagship. Finally bringing its flagship's hardware up to par with other top notch devices, the Xperia T looks like it may actually be able to compete successfully on a global scale. To speed that effort along, XDA Recognized Developer FXP and the team at the FreeXperia Project have built not just one CyanogenMod ROM for the T, but three. You might recognize the FreeXperia Project from our article on the...

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