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orb3000 · Oct 28, 2012 at 08:00 pm · 1 comment

Thank You for Making the BABBQ Device Museum a Success

For those of you who didn't make it to the Big Android BBQ 2012, we had our traditional signature banner at the XDA booth. However, this year, we decided to have something new: a device museum! The idea was born to give new uers a "blast from the past," in the words of XDA TV Producer azrienoch. Various XDA members sent us their old devices, dating as far back as the Motorola Startac from 1989, and including legendary devices such as...

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orb3000 · Oct 12, 2012 at 09:00 pm · 7 comments

Help Us Create a Device Museum at the Big Android BBQ

Are you attending to the Big Android BBQ this year? If you are, be sure to check out our device museum exhibit. We are aiming for 50 representative devices to be a part of the exhibit. If you have extra devices simply gathering dust, what better way is there to put them to use than to let your fellow Android enthusiasts ogle them? If you wish to temporarily part ways with your device and have it be a part of...

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orb3000 · Sep 24, 2012 at 12:30 am · 1 comment

Connect to WiFi Fast and Easy with InstaWiFi

How many times have your friends asked you for your WiFi password? How many times have you had to enter your the key on your own device after flashing a ROM? Surely more than a few. InstaWiFi by XDA Recognized Developer meltedxice solves the situation by enabling you to connect and share WiFi networks instantly. Users first generate a specific QR code for a network. Once generated, you can share it with any Android device with the a barcode reader app. And...

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orb3000 · Apr 7, 2012 at 02:00 am · 6 comments

Perm Root and First Custom ROMs for HTC One X

It's hard to remember a time when there was such excitement over a new device as now with the newly launched HTC One X. The section is on fire, and many lucky members already have their devices in hand. Others, such as yours truly, are still waiting for the mailman to knock on our doors. For those lucky enough to already have the device in hand, we now have root, recovery, and custom ROM. According to XDA Forum Member paulobrien, there is no...

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orb3000 · Mar 28, 2012 at 06:30 am · 285 comments

ICQ – Official Client For Windows Phone

Once upon a time, the Internet was ruled by Orkut, mIRC and ICQ. Times have changed, but these services still live on, although they are nowhere near as popular as they once were. It’s still nice, however, to see when these services are up to something now, as is the case with the recent release of the official ICQ client for Windows Phone 7. While many former users have moved on to other messaging programs, the Mango client looks good...

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orb3000 · Mar 16, 2012 at 08:00 am · 5 comments

Nokia Transport App for Windows Phone Devices

If you travel a lot and use a Windows Phone, this application may be of interest. XDA Forum Member EgoMaximus brings us news of the Nokia Transport for Windows Phone, a complete and powerful tool for those on the move. While originally intended simply for Nokia devices, it should work on interop unlocked devices as well. You will find detailed information with integrated data for traveling by foot or mass transit. It covers 46 countries, 512 cities, and 24 languages. Some of...

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orb3000 · Mar 16, 2012 at 05:30 am · 4 comments

HTC One X Completely Stock ROM and Rooting Tools Available Before Release

In preparation for the launch of the HTC One X, XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. has released a purely stock ROM based on the previously leaked RUU. The release consists of simply extracting the system image and repacking it as a recovery flashable file, which may help those lucky enough to be rocking demo devices. Since the ROM is purely stock, it is not rooted, but it comes with the possibility to root thanks to an optional secondary download, which adds superuser and busybox....

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orb3000 · Mar 15, 2012 at 09:00 am · 8 comments

HTC Sensation Is Now Unbrickable

[Update: This modification has been temporarily pulled because many people were damaging their devices by not following instructions. The modification will be reinstated when simpler instructions are developed.] Often times, much development work centers around a few key devices. This core group of devices has historically included the legendary HTC HD2, the Desire HD, and lately the HTC Sensation, which was one of the first devices to receive a custom ROM loaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 3.6. The...

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orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012 at 02:30 pm · 260 comments

Galaxy Note i717 Hacked to Work on T-Mobile 3G/4G

It hasn't been long since XDA Forum Member itsjusttim opened a bounty thread to get the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note I717 hacked and working on Tmobile's AWS 1700. It seems that it is finally a reality! XDA Forum Member tomin.fhl posted well documented info on how he replicated T-mobile 4G with three different modems: T-mobile SGH-T989 KID, T-mobile SGH-T989 VKL1, and Telus KJ3---all of them with full phone functionality. You can choose between two options in order to hack your Note...

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orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012 at 09:00 am · 10 comments

HTC One S RUU Leaked

HTC news probably won't stop until we get our hands on the appetizing new HTC One line. By now we have have already heard a few things about the flagship One X, and now thanks to XDA Forum Member TMartin, we have a leaked RUU for the HTC One S. While this may  not inherently be useful, as the device has not yet been released, the leaked RUU opens the door for ROM chefs to start making magic. Undoubtedly, we will...

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orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012 at 05:00 am · 2 comments

Rooting HTC One X With Superboot

Just yesterday, we gave the HTC One X a home in our forums. While some of us are desperately waiting for the April 5th release date, we are glad to see that a Superboot root tool has been released by XDA Forum Member paulobrien. Running the root tool is as simple as executing a batch file on Windows or a script on Linux and Mac. In the words of the developer: Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first...

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orb3000 · Mar 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm · 1 comment

Camera Easy Optimizes Your Windows Phone Photography

Are you a heavy shutterbug, but find your Windows Phone's camera software somewhat lacking? XDA Forum Member mydiscogr hopes to alleviate this with Camera Easy, which promises to bring a bunch of added functionality to your camera phone. With this Metro UI-styled app, you can adjust all the essentials like resolution and zoom with ease. The developer also mentions that by not immediately displaying the images taken, Camera Easy is optimized for taking multiple images in rapid succession. In the...

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orb3000 · Mar 6, 2012 at 01:00 pm · 245 comments

Youtube Mod Brings 720p Playback over 3G

Watching videos on our mobile devices is more common than ever thanks to increasing bandwidth, resolution and screen size. Despite greater device capabilities, many still find the YouTube experience to be a step behind. XDA Forum Member theos0o hopes to fix this with a modified YouTube application that gives users the option to play 720p streams on devices of any resolution, and over any network. While playing a 720p stream on a WVGA phone doesn't exactly sound too logical, users of...

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orb3000 · Mar 3, 2012 at 08:00 pm · no comments

Interview with XDA Recognized Developer h4oxer

Welcome to another interview with an XDA Recognized Developer. This time we will speak with Incalza Dario who goes by the nickname h4oxer. He is a student currently studying Computer Science – Electrical Engineering at K.U. Leuven in Belgium. orb3000: Hi h4oxer. Thanks for giving us some of your time to talk. First, how did you get started in the mobile world?. h4oxer: About two years ago 2 friends (Henri P. and Michiel S.) of mine bought smart phones that had...

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orb3000 · Mar 3, 2012 at 04:00 pm · no comments

Highlights from MWC 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 has now come and gone, and we would now like to share with you some of the highlights from Barcelona this past week. HTC seems to have stolen much of the attention surrounding the event, with the introduction of their new One line of devices. The One X, One S, and One V will hit the UK first, and will be available in SIM-free form in April. The ONE XL, contrary to what its name implies, is...

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