The-Captain

techno-update is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Just another person that enjoys technology and especially android development.

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The-Captain · Oct 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

CyanogenMod 10 Alpha 1 for the Motorola Droid X2

A few months ago, we saw the Droid X2 receive an almost fully functional CM9. Now the Droid X2 is getting some more love with CyanogenMod 10. The ROM is currently in alpha 1, and as you may have guessed, XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller is the developer. The same person who brought both CM7 and CM9 to the Droid X2 now brings you CM10, which is stable enough to be used as a daily driver. The impressive working list is:...

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The-Captain · Jul 18, 2012 at 04:00 am · 3 comments

Holo Locker and Launcher Bring Faux Jelly Bean Feel

With many devices getting official and unofficial updates to Jelly Bean, others are looking for solutions to make their device look and feel similar---which while possible, can often take quite a bit of work. The good news is that Holo Locker and Holo Launcher can make it easy. Holo Locker and Holo Launcher were made by XDA Forum Member mobint. His first released Holo Launcher version was ICS-styled, and is now updated to Jelly Bean styling. The work shows, and...

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The-Captain · Jul 14, 2012 at 04:00 pm · 250 comments

All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

The delayed release of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE caused a notable slowdown in development for the successor to the venerable Droid Incredible. No worries though, as it now has a toolkit with everything you will need to get started tinkering. Toolkits are often extremely useful to new Android users, as they can perform a variety of actions including acquiring root access, installing a custom recovery, and even unlocking the bootloader. The toolkit for the Incredible 4G comes from XDA Recognized Developer...

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The-Captain · Jun 24, 2012 at 02:30 pm · 261 comments

ClockworkMod Touch for the International Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III, successor to the popular Galaxy S II, now has an official ClockworkMod Touch recovery.  And now thanks to XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip, it is flashable via Odin and Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile Odin. If the name mskip sounds familiar to you, it’s because he also developed both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus Toolkits, all while pwning noobs around the forums. This recovery has all the features you would expect in a normal recovery, with the obvious addition...

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The-Captain · May 21, 2012 at 09:30 am · 2 comments

Sense 4.0 Builds Come to Desire & Desire HD

HTC Sense 4.0 seems to be a love-it or hate-it affair for most users. For those who enjoy its take on the Android UI, it is now available for the Desire and Desire HD thanks to a couple of ported ROMs. Both ports are based on Android 4.0.3 and originally come from the HTC One V, which comes preloaded with HTC Sense 4.0. These releases will thus give you the latest Sense experience, if you are so inclined. The port for...

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The-Captain · May 16, 2012 at 09:30 am · 248 comments

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha Makes its Way to the Galaxy S Plus

While the lucky few have already enjoyed Google's latest tasty treat for the past five months, most device owners have been waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich a long time. Now, thanks to Senior Member arco68, Galaxy S Plus users can now enjoy ICS courtesy of an alpha stage, but rapidly progressing CyanogenMod 9 port. Currently on alpha build 2, the ROM is still an early build. However, with hardware accelerated UI and video playback working, it doesn't seem like an early...

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The-Captain · May 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm · no comments

HTC Super Tool for EVO Design 4G

Often, users have trouble rooting and unlocking their devices, especially when there are many different tools required for the job. Things are no different with the HTC EVO Design 4G, but things are about to get a whole lot easier thanks to an all-in-one tool. Thanks to HTC Super Tool by Senior Member frigid, you now have one program that does it all---root, unlock bootloader, and so on. Most people who want to unlock their bootloader proceed directly to the HTCDev Site,...

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The-Captain · May 14, 2012 at 09:00 am · 4 comments

Highly Functional ICS for the Motorola Defy and Defy+

Many may be unfamiliar with the Motorola Defy and its slightly upgraded sibling, the Defy+. Unfortunately, their state of development has somewhat reflected this, as Motorola's dust- and water-resistant smartphone has mainly seen development work in the form of Android 2.2 and 2.3 releases. However, the Defy has finally received a nearly fully functional dose of Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to Senior Member Epsylon3 who has made significant progress and does not have far to go before it is completely functional. According to Epsylon3, the list...

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