mustangtim49

mustangtim49 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.

Posts by mustangtim49

· 10/10 at 07:00 pm · 0 comments

Multi-Purpose Android Tuner for Easy Tweaking and Device Monitoring

XDA Senior Member 3c has been developing Android apps for quite some time now. Best known for his system monitoring apps such as Battery Monitor Widget, System Tuner and Multi Toggle Widget, his latest app, Android Tuner, combines all 3 of these apps into one multi-purpose mega-app. Android Tuner also brings new features not seen in his other apps, including: -Clean reboot -Automatic Back-up of installed apps -Logcat reader for JellyBean 4.1.x - Graphical Monitoring Widgets -milli-amp consumption reporting As...

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· 10/5 at 08:00 am · 2 comments

Unofficial CWM6 Recovery for Samsung Conquer 4G

Thanks to the relentless work of our talented developers, those with less popular devices can still enjoy the fruits of modding and hacking. This is the case for owners of the less well-known Samsung Conquer 4G. Now thanks to XDA Forum Members itzdarockz and neighborhoodhacker, the device has an unofficial port of ClockworkMod 6 recovery. The recovery thread is very straightforward, and easily understandable even by the beginner user. In addition to download links for the recovery image, there are simple flashing instructions....

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· 10/2 at 07:30 pm · 8 comments

One-Click Thumbnails File Deleter

Over the past year, there have been some big changes here at XDA. Some of these are very apparent, such as the new 2013 template. Others are a little less apparent, like the expansion of the Recognized Developer program. Often, these new roles have helped guide new contributors in getting their start with application development. This has been the case with XDA Recognized Contributor ppero196. Armed with the right tools for development, ppero196 created an app to simplify the removal of...

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· 9/24 at 08:00 am · 5 comments

Rooted and Deodexed Jelly Bean for the Transformer TF300T

Manufacturers do what they do and (eventually) release their latest firmwares. Here at XDA, we do what we do and hack their latest firmwares. Recently, ASUS released the Jelly Bean-based 10.4.2.13 firmware for the Transformer TF300T. Even more recently, XDA Recognized Contributor serdu_petru has released three modified versions of the stock firmware, ranging from simple root access to root, insecure kernel, deodex, and Busybox. These builds have since become the base for other development work on the device. If you have...

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· 9/10 at 04:30 pm · 3 comments

Guide to Compile ClockworkMod Recovery

Spend any amount of time here on XDA, and you're bound to run across the venerable ClockworkMod recovery. If obtaining root access is the first step to modding bliss, most would agree that flashing a custom recovery is the next step. In most cases, if a device has a forum here on XDA, it most likely has a solid custom recovery. However, this is not always the case. Now, thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor shaaan, those wanting to attempt to...

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· 7/30 at 03:00 am · 1 comment

Ultimate Guide To Rooting/Unrooting the AT&T Skyrocket

Among other things, XDA is famous for its ability to help users obtain root with unprecedented efficiency. Usually, when a person makes the decision to root, the forums are both their first and last stop. Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member vincom, obtaining and removing root on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket just got a whole lot easier. The guide is aimed at users with almost no experience with Android modification. The thread is very well laid out, with...

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· 7/24 at 05:00 pm · 0 comments

AOSP JellyBean Build for the T-Mobile G2x

Jelly Bean has made its way across these forums at a fever-pitch. Practically every day, we report on another device receiving support in some form, and the list continues to grow. Now, thanks to Team EaglesBlood and XDA Recognized Developer doniqcc, T-Mobile G2x owners have received a pre-alpha AOSP build of JellyBean and now can join in on all the hype. According to EaglesBlood, there will be no support provided for this release, as it is still in development. The...

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· 7/22 at 02:00 pm · 19 comments

Nearly Universal Root Methods for Most ICS Phones

Having root access on your device is usually key to enjoying the vast development available here on XDA. Unfortunately, updating stock firmware usually means kissing goodbye to root access. This is not the end of SuperUser permissions, but merely another step in the rooting process. Although new firmware seemingly revokes your right to root, your custom recovery almost always remains intact. For those of you needing to root your latest firmware and still have a functional custom recovery, XDA Senior...

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· 7/13 at 04:30 am · 12 comments

Paranoid Android Ported to More Devices

Recently, we brought you news of Paranoid Android being ported to the Sony Xperia Play. Well, we are happy to report that the list of ported devices is growing fast. For the uninitiated, Paranoid Android is a hybrid ROM that allows users to scale and project every app, every widget, even system components individually. As described in the Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean port by XDA Forum Member molesarecoming: To be honest, this is not tablet mode at all, it has nothing to do...

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· 7/10 at 02:30 am · 247 comments

Paranoid Android Hybrid ROM Ported to the Xperia Play

One of the most recent types of development here on XDA is the idea of a hybrid ROM that melds tablet- and phone-based features into one ROM so that users can experience the best of both worlds. Paranoid Android is the first such hybrid ROM, and thanks to XDA Forum Member sechko, it is available for the Sony Xperia Play. The port is on its second version, and is based on the FXP127 base. Sechko has fixed the UI crashing that...

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· 7/4 at 11:30 pm · 0 comments

Pre-Rooted and Deodexed Jelly Bean for the GSM Galaxy Nexus

Previously, we reported on Jellybean being ripped for the GSM Galaxy Nexus. Naturally, the firmware was promptly given root access. Next, XDA Senior Member bigxie released JRN84D in pre-rooted and deodexed form for the world to enjoy. The system apps and framework are deodexed for easy modding and theming, and the updated superuser app comes from ChainsDD. As one would also expect, the ROM comes packaged with Busybox for increased root-enabled functionality. Those looking to get their hands on this should head over to the...

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· 7/4 at 03:00 pm · 1 comment

TWRP 2.1 for the T-Mobile G2x and LG Optimus 2x

The LG Optimus 2x was the world's first dual-core cell phone. Similarly, the carrier-branded T-Mobile G2x variant was the carrier's first dual-core phone. It launched with great expectations, but fell miserably short for many users. Luckily for G2x owners like myself, we have XDA-Developers. The most recent addition to the list of device-saving mods is the TeamWin Recovery Project recovery by XDA Recognized Developer helicopter88. Unlike other aftermarket recoveries, TWRP was built with ease of use and customization in mind....

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· 7/1 at 03:00 am · 264 comments

Help Your Developers; Pull a Logcat when Issues Arise

Spend enough time around these forums and you will eventually see a developer request a logcat from users experiencing issues. Logcat is the command to view the internal logs of any Android system. Viewing a logcat is usually the best, and in some cases, the only way to diagnose a problem. Oddly enough, many Android enthusiasts do not know what a logcat is or how to pull one. Now, thanks to XDA Forum Moderator paxChristos, we have a thread dedicated...

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· 6/28 at 11:30 am · 15 comments

CyanogenMod 9 RC1 for 37 Devices

In what can be considered a quantum leap in Android development, CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 is now available for 37 different devices. This massive release comes 225 days after Ice Cream Sandwich hit the AOSP repos. The team is quoted as saying; "It wasn't quick or easy, but we are extremely proud of this release and what it represents for us as a group." This release serves as the first wave of RC1s. CyanogenMod now has the core OS stabilized, and...

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· 6/26 at 11:00 pm · 2 comments

EFS Pro Receives Another Major Update

EFS Pro by XDA Recognized Developer lyriquidperfection has just received another major update to version 1.7.13. EFS Pro is a Windows application for backing-up and restoring information in the elusive /efs partition on Samsung devices. XDA Member Advocate Admin EGZTHUNDER1 originally reported on this app and also on a major update. Lyriquidperfection says this update includes a custom framework to handle communication between abd.exe and the connected device. This makes the app very stable, secure, and fast. MD5 hashing is now implemented during backup and restore...

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