Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners can start to get excited, as the device now has a CyanogenMod 10 ROM, albeit in a very pre-alpha state. With only 384 MB of RAM and a single core 1 GHz CPU, the Xperia X10 is one of those devices you just don’t expect to see running Android’s latest 4.1 Jelly Bean.
XDA Senior Member scritch007 is the developer responsible for the ROM. Having previously released CyanogenMod 9 for the X10, he is using the same knowledge in order to get the CM10 ROM up and running.
The ROM is in a beta state, so it’s safe to assume it’s . . . READ ON »
Unlike most other Android device manufacturers, Asus isn’t exactly known for heavily customized interfaces. The company keeps the experience as close to stock Android s possible. That said, the maker has always included several useful apps in its devices that have become the envy of other device users due to their utility and looks. One such app is Supernote, which allows you to easily take and organize rich notes with text, graphics, and freehand drawing.
Quality, source-built ROMs can transform devices ordinarily held back by manufacturer limitations. When CyanogenMod or AOKP are released for a device, pretty much everyone is happy about it. Of course, a lot of work goes into building such ROMs, and developers often provide guides on how to do it. Now, ASUS Transformer Prime users have a tutorial to build not one, but three AOSP-based ROMs thanks to XDA Senior Member craigacgomez.
Included in the tutorial are instructions for building CyanogenMod 10, AOKP, and TeamBaked AOSP ROMs. The tutorials are written for Ubuntu 12.04, so if you’re not running Ubuntu or . . . READ ON »
There were a couple of reasons that many Motorola Xoom owners, myself included, were concerned we may not see Android 4.2 on our devices any time soon. First, Google decided to drop both the Xoom and Nexus S from the Android Open Source Project—effectively leaving them to live out their final days on Android 4.1, in official capacity at least. There were also concerns about the size of the /system partition. Obviously as the Android operating system evolves, ROMs become larger and begin to approach the limits of system space available on some older devices. All that is now irrelevant . . . READ ON »
There was a lot of great news this week at XDA, starting with the report of the new Google Now updates. Jordan covers many other stories as well. Jordan talks about the many different rooting articles. First, the Odin root method for the Verizon Galaxy Note II. Second, was the story on the application called Root Transmission. Third, was the video covering three ways to root the Samsung Galaxy S III on XDA Developer TV. In other XDA Developer TV releases, Recognized Developer Benjamin Dobell talked about Heimdall and USB Logging, and TV Producer TK released a . . . READ ON »
With XDA membership coming up on 5 million users worldwide, we wanted to give you the opportunity to show your support for this vibrant, ever-changing community. After the BigAndroidBBQ it was obvious who we needed to work with to provide XDA members with shirts, cases, and other merchandise to help you show your love for the site. We contacted the great people over at Cruzerlite, who have done a wonderful job getting this going. Beginning today we are offering t-shirts (long- and short-sleeved as well as female-specific) and some great cases for some pretty popular devices: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung . . . READ ON »
While the majority of the development done here on XDA is software, our developers and members have also developed some pretty awesome hardware modifications. With projects that make the HTC HD2 look young again, there isn’t really a limit on what devs can do with hardware. Now, HP Touchpad users can build self-powered USB OTG right into the Touchpad.
XDA Recognized Contributor mpgrimm2 released the mod here to XDA. Be warned, it’s a tough one. As mpgrimm2 explains:
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This is a difficult modification that requires you to completely disassemble Touchpad (correct tools a plus), cut and dremel out excess
Since it was released, the Galaxy Note II multi-window mod has been ported to pretty much every Galaxy Note II. However, a feature that awesome shouldn’t be restricted to just the Note II. The multi-window mod is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S II.
XDA Senior Member mythtrandyr has ported the multi-window functionality to the Galaxy S II. Users can get a hold of the mod in two ways. As per the norm, there is the clean way and the dirty way. The dirty way involves decompiling the SecSettings.apk, the service.jar and android.policy.jar files and applying the . . . READ ON »
When you are traveling for business, it’s essential to have your hotel’s front desk give you a wake up call to make sure you don’t miss that important meeting. However, not everyone is traveling all the time, and some would like to have a wake up call all of the time. Have you ever thought about having your best friend or significant other give you a wake up call?
Some time ago, we brought news that users stuck on ICS could still install Google Now on their ROMs. Getting it installed isn’t overly difficult, but that doesn’t mean an easier way wouldn’t be welcome. There is now an application that will help users with ICS devices install Google Now more easily.
XDA Senior Member reekotubbs released an app called GNow Handlebars. The purpose, as explained by reekotubbs, is:
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Are you tired of flashing Google Now zips only to find out the flash did not work or messed up something unintentionally?
Are you tired of manually installing Google Now
For those who haven’t used MailChimp before, it is a social application where users create lists and see how their followers interact. While it isn’t a blockbuster app, it is growing in popularity. However, there are still some things users need that aren’t part of the application such as finding an easier way to add people to your lists. There is now an application to help out with that.
XDA Forum Member hunterp released an application called ChimpScan. The application is has a pretty simple premise. Users can scan business cards or other documents, and use the information to add . . . READ ON »
Jelly Bean seems to have found its way to many/most devices on XDA. Since not too many manufacturers are willing or able to provide us with the most recent updates due to a slew of reasons, we need to get somewhat creative in order to stay on top of the fast paced and never-slowing tech world of ours. The time for CM10 has come and gone, with many devices running almost perfect JB AOSP ROMs, but what’s next? What else do we have to look forward to?
Sometimes you just want the simplest web browsing experience. Sometimes you don’t need any fancy add-ons; you just want a program that will load requested web pages without fancy trinkets like gesture controls. Sometimes you don’t want your browser sending your every move to advertisers. Sometimes you want an app that sounds slightly dirty, even though it isn’t.
XDA Forum Member aminaked offers up a simple web browser app to help you just surf the web. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Naked Browser. TK shows off the application, talks about its functionality, and gives . . . READ ON »