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WenWM · Jul 12, 2010

Short List of Addictive Android Games

While looking for something to grab his attention, XDA member htc(hot-taco-cheese) created a list of addicting games for the Droid Incredible was created. The list started by XDA member zerf, and his list are merely composed of nine games, most of them free. The games list has just about everything, but I would like to add, Tower Defenses is your best bet for a super addictive game. here are a few that I play. Some free some paid air control beta classic...

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WenWM · Jul 12, 2010

Boot Animation Preview Updated

Having an awesome boot screen on Android devices is becoming a very hard task with all these available packages, but this Windows application is here to help. Made by XDA member camalot, this application sets out to give you access to your boot files, allowing you to see the animation. This way, you'll know what looks the coolest before you load it all up. This is a tool for windows that will allow you to preview a boot animation (bootanimation.zip)...

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WenWM · Jul 11, 2010

Superuser Updated To V2.2.1

This tool is something for Android users who want to do some changes to their devices, and want an easier way of doing so. The application, created by XDA member ChainsDD, has become very popular very fast, and now we have a new update that is set to bring some good and well deserved changes. I got tired of the old, quite unreadable, Superuser app that's being used in most every build, so I refreshed it entirely. Some of the...

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WenWM · Jul 10, 2010

HTC Flashlight APK

Having a flashlight on your device is becoming a necessity for just about all Windows and Android phone owners. Well, it seems XDA member JaydenR found the need for this on his Droid Incredible. So, he extracted the application from Android 2.2 build on the HTC Desire. This application does not need root access to use, so you simply need to install it and find your way around your dark house. This is the Flashlight apk from the 2.2 Froyo Desire...

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mic_888 · May 23, 2010

Augmented Reality Navigation comes to Android

If you've been impressed with the recent augmented reality apps for Android but have not found much use for them, you might want to take a look at Wikitude Drive. Posted by XDA forum member djbrutale, Wikitude Drive is the first navigation system based on augmented reality for your Android device! Developed by Mobilizy Research & Development group in Salzburg, Wikitude Drive is a light weight navigational system and works by overlaying point to point directions on a camera-view -...

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mic_888 · May 21, 2010

Kitchen Timer App for Android

If you are looking for a timer that is just a timer - not a stopwatch, not an alarm, but just a timer, then check out this little application by XDA forum member JD82. It's a simple clean kitchen timer.  Easy to use and easy to read. Originally posted by JD82: Close the app without stopping the timers. Presets saving (and soon import/export as csv). Alarm sound, notification led colour and vibration pattern customisation. Keep screen on during the countdown...

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mic_888 · May 19, 2010

Superuser App Gets Refreshed

So XDA forum member ChainsDD decided it was time the original superuser app written back in 2008 got a new look and some new features. Originally written by XDA member Koush, the Superuser app allows specified applications to get root when authorised. The program works with any application that uses su - no special code or support needs to be written. ChainsDD has given the Superuser app a complete refresh making it more easy to read showing each permission by it's...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 30, 2010

Myn Warm Donut for Vogue RLS5 Released!

After much speculation regarding the release date, the latest installment on one of the best available ports of Android 1.6 (Donut) for the Vogue / Kaiser / Polaris has been released. Xda Member myn has released a much anticipated version of this OS, which includes among other things increased speed, stability, and a myriad of features and apps that will entice you into testing it first from the SD card, and then forcing you (because you will fall in love...

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mic_888 · Apr 27, 2010

Spy Camera App on your Android device

XDA forum member w00yee has developed 'a better spy camera app' for Android devices. If you're in a situation where you really need to take a photo of someone/something, and just don't need them to know,  then you can use CallCam Spy v2.3 to help you do so. Originally posted by w00yee: Very fake incoming call interface, making Spying as easy as pie. No shutter sound. No flash. Just hit 'End Call' (shutter) to take a picture. Pictures are saved...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 20, 2010

New Android Build With Sense 2.1 Available for Vogue

Last week I wrote an article about xda member incubus26jc, and how he is helping Vogue owners to mod their Donut builds with additional Widgets, as well as skinning them by mixing and matching components. He's back with something new and refreshing for the Vogue. Based on the work by xda member mssmison, he's released an Android version of his own for the Vogue. This version is based on a Hero build and, yes, you guessed it:Sense 2.1 interface, including...

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mic_888 · Apr 17, 2010

Hubroid v1.3 – a GitHub app for Android

XDA forum member eddieringle has created a GitHub app for Android. Hubroid allows you to search Repositories and Users, show Watched Repositories, show Followers/Following, Commit Log , Repository Network Listings, Public/Private Activity Feeds all in a neat application on your Android device (currently optimized for Android 1.5 cupcake and 1.6 donut). Originally posted by eddieringle Changelog: v1.3: Ability to add and comment on issues New logo from prash UI tweaks Optimized Gravatar loading Previous: Follow/Unfollow users & Watch/Unwatch repos via...

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mic_888 · Mar 30, 2010

APKTool v0.9.2 – Re-engineer apk files

APKTool v0.9.2 is a tool developed by XDA member Brut.all for re-engineering third party Android apps. It can be used for localising, or adding features for custom platforms - it is not intended for piracy and other illegal uses. Originally posted by Brut.all Helping with some repetitive tasks Decoding resources to nearly original form Updating resource IDs contained in app code after resources repackaging Many apps supported Smali, baksmali and Android resources built-in Currently APKTool only runs on Linux, but...

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mic_888 · Mar 22, 2010

SetCPU for Android Root Users

SetCPU is a useful 'on the fly' clocking tool for Android root users developed by coolbho3000.  SetCPU has been around since April 2009 and has been receiving regular updates. It will work with rooted Android devices only on 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut) and 2.0/2.1 (Eclair). Supported devices include (but are not limited to) HTC Dream, Magic, Hero, Motorola Droid and Nexus One with landscape support.  For ease of use, coolbho3000 has included an autodetect option where SetCPU selects the relevant...

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mic_888 · Mar 21, 2010

GDE Home Replacement for Android

GDE or Graphical Desktop Environment is an alternative desktop for Android.  Developed by rogro82, GDE was released in October 2009 and has rapidly accumulated a large following and is now at v 0.3.0.1. It features up to 7 homescreens with some funky transition effects such as the cube (see screenshot) with full 360 degree rotation, stretching or fading, including the option of endless scroll and extra widgets written on rogro82's own GDE framework.  GDE does not replace the original launcher...

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