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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 25, 2014

Party Time–The HTC Dream G1 is Six Years Old!

A few interesting events took place six years ago. In the USA, the biggest chart-topping song was “Whatever You Like” by T.I., while in the UK people were enjoying Kings of Leon's “Sex On Fire”. The weather was nice as well in September, but probably the most exciting event took place in the city of New York where HTC announced their first smartphone running Android OS. The HTC Dream on T-Mobile was officially presented to public. Today, the G1 is...

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orb3000 · Jun 20, 2011

Porting Android To The Good Ol’ HTC Universal

Perhaps the young ones won´t remember the great HTC Universal, the first 3G device worldwide, released back in 2005 with an unique form factor similar to a micro laptop. Well, the Universal still has a very active community and from it we´ve found that Android is on the process to being ported to it. XDA members notime2d8 and orzech2111 are leading this project that started almost one year ago. I have spoken with one of the developers involved and this...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 28, 2011

Sync Your Files Via Dropbox With ScheduledSync for Android

We all remember the good old Activesync for Windows Mobile. A simple and very effective sync program to keep your device, data, and files synced with your computer. Nowadays, things have evolved a bit as most syncing of our important data is done via web, particularly for Android devices. This new sync app, XDA member kovalevfm will allow you to sync files and folders by using Dropbox as your storage. You can utilize your Dropbox account to sync between multiple devices...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 18, 2011

Do You Need Stock On Your X10? Read On…

Lets say that you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that you need to take in for warranty repair. Maybe, you miss Donut. Whatever the reason may be, due to the large span of countries and carriers that have the Xperia X10, it is complicated to find a stock rom for your carrier, particularly because these tend to either not be posted in the carrier's site, or are simply taken down after a while. XDA member oalf170892 has posted a...

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orb3000 · Jan 18, 2011

MPlayer Ported for Android

The search for the perfect player will never end. Now, XDA member ajeet17181 told us about the successfully ported MPlayer to Android devices running 1.6 and above. This powerful player features support for all subtitle format, proper audio video sync, uses libfaad2 and libmad for aac and mp3 decoding, and stream URL support. The developer requested for users to leave feedback with bugs found and if it is working on your device, so it can be updated on future versions....

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orb3000 · Dec 13, 2010

New Android Market 2.2.6

XDA member phoezies let us know about the newest version of Android Market 2.2.6, which is ready for download. The new version comes with an updated UI (as described by ElCondor in this article), so you can access all the information about an application on a single page without the need to navigate across different tabs. The app detail page also includes related apps to make it easier to find more stuff of interest to you. Several new categories were...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 23, 2010

Save your Battery with SuperPower

Looking to save battery life on your Android phone? XDA Senior Moderator Chainfire has developed SuperPower. SuperPower is a battery saving utility that allows you to set certain variables so when a certain threshold is reached the app will perform a certain feature. Main features that the app has control over are: Cellular data Wi-Fi Bluetooth CPU speed * ROOT * Bands (2G/3G) * ROOT * It can change the above features based on the following variables: Screen state Wi-Fi network connection state...

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orb3000 · Oct 20, 2010

Deluxe Moon for Android Updated

XDA member LifewareSolutions had great success on the original application for Windows Mobile, now ported to Android, Deluxe Moon gets an update. Full moon, new moon and moon phase widgets are added to Full/Lite versions and can be configured with blue or gray colors. You can find it as either free or paid versions with small variations between each other. The developer shows a video of how this nice app looks on Android. Originally posted by LifewareSolutions [APP] Deluxe Moon...

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WenWM · Sep 22, 2010

Change Your Android LCD Density With This App

Having the ability to change the density (which is more like your resolution) to something different is a feature that’s hard to get with Android, but not anymore. This simple application was released just this weekend and allows you to change the pixel density of your device to something that you might like more. Created by XDA member ex87, this application is still not 100% complete, but so far its safe and looks good from the provided video. Here is a...

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orb3000 · Sep 21, 2010

Dimunition Icons Set for Android

Who does not like a new set of fresh icons? This time, XDA member newone757 presents Dimunition Icon set for your Android device. All icons are showed in black in the gallery, so you may have a hard time to make them look right on the first configuration, but after that they should look just like in the thumbnail. This is the first icon set contribution from the developer, so please leave feed back. Originally posted by newone757 [Icons] Dimunition...

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mic_888 · Sep 6, 2010

SMS Notification LED for Streak

Something that has been requested quite frequently is LED notification on the Dell Streak. So far, there has not been a successful development - until now. XDA forum member Meltus has been working on an SMS Notification LED application for the Streak and has now released an alpha.  The dev has stated that the app still needs a lot of development but initial tests look promising. Once installed, you just need to run the app and hit the home button....

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mic_888 · Aug 25, 2010

Lazik – WinAmp Remote Control with Media Library Access

If you're looking for a remote control app for WinAmp, look no further as XDA forum member popy76 has written Lazik, an app that does just that. Lazik is a remote control for the media player which uses the WiFi connection on your Android device. The application gives access to playback controls, playlist and media library.  To display the playback controls, you just need to press once on the cover of the current song in the main screen.  A search...

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mic_888 · Aug 25, 2010

Wanna Add Some Light to your Streak?

So, you've been eyeing up the many apps floating around for other Android devices that turn your LED into a flashlight. Well, now's your chance to try out a flashlight app developed especially for the Dell Streak. XDA forum member moneytoo could not find a working flashlight app for the Streak that would turn the LED off as well as turn the LED on, so decided to write an app himself. All you have to do is download, install and...

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WenWM · Jul 30, 2010

Another Cool Anti Apple BootScreen

In this day and age, having a cheerful startup to your awesome device is very important, and to some, it reflects their views. Well, this one spells your views to others. Created by XDA member CyberWalrus, this bootscreen tries to make your device's startup look, call, and tells your friends "EAT THIS APPLE". Now, this startup screen is not the best anti Apple boot screen I have seen, but I think it's just right. Perfect balance with a little hate, animation,...

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orb3000 · Jul 22, 2010

Zeam Launcher for Android updated

XDA member cloakt presents Zeam Launcher, an application that attempts to create a free and lightweight launcher alternative for Android devices. The updated version 1.5.1 features backward compatiblity from cupcake, 3 to 9 screens with screen previews, scrollable applications dock bar, and more. No doubt Android members will be delighted by this light weight application. You can download it from Android Market. Originally posted by cloakt Zeam Launcher 1.5.1 IMPORTANT: If upgrading from version < 1.2.5, please do a clean...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 19, 2010

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with Killer Instinct Soundboard

One of the many types of apps available for Android are soundboards, which are in essence recollections of sounds from different sources like movies, games, TV shows, among others. XDA member XaviorPenguin has just released the second version of his own soundboard. The dev thought that Nintendo's ever popular fighting game Killer Instinct was famous enough to deserve its own. Most of the sounds  from the first game are in there including the different levels of combo chains, character names,...

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WenWM · Jul 19, 2010

Deluxe Moon Updated And Released For Android

One of the most gorgeous Application for Windows Phone seems to have made its way to Android, and now the users can know what's up with the moon. The application was just recently released by XDA member LifewareSolutions, and keeps most of the same aspects of the Windows Phone variant. Deluxe Moon v1.24 Release Notes Touch the Moon: now you can change moon phases by sliding your finger on the Moon. Added Tropical/Sidereal Zodiac option. Added 24 and 12 hour time...

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WenWM · Jul 18, 2010

MyPlayer Updated To V.88b For UKians

MyPlayer was one of my favorite application back in the days of Hulu support, but even without this, users can still enjoy some BBC shows. The popular Windows Mobile application has now gone Android thanks to XDA member FryWalker, and it still keeps some of the good features we all love, without the bugs we all have grown to hate. This is a light-weight application that provides access to the BBC iPlayer service directly - eliminating the requirement for a...

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WenWM · Jul 18, 2010

MyAppList Now Available

Having the greatest App stock is becoming increasingly important for people that want to have a good rep in a forum, and this new application helps by making the list for you. The application was released a few days ago, and its a very simple and free concept. The application goes through your installed application and makes a list of them so you can easily upload them to a forum, blog, or anywhere in the world. In the quest to...

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WenWM · Jul 13, 2010

New Android Boot Screen Brings the Pain To Apple

Are you one of those people who like to show their emotions out in public? Well, this boot screen sends a very clear message. The boot created by XDA member C0mpu13rFr34k is for people that have a passionate hate for Apple and their products. This boot screen comes with another animation, but since that is a bit obscene, we will let you look at that yourself. Doesen't work for: Legendroid Cronos Droid 1.x but it works for 2.x All vanilla and non-Sense...

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