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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2012

Add Physics to your Homescreen with Node

We have featured several LiveWallpapers on the Portal in the past---everything from Mario dashing through the different worlds in his game and Tetris pieces falling and accommodating themselves to Androids falling on your screen and bouncing around as you move your device. However from time to time, we come across some wallpapers so interesting that they deserve attention. XDA Forum Member suffick released a few LWPs on XDA recently. And his latest addition Node is a physics-lover's must have. The premise of...

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Jimmy McGee · May 27, 2012

Play with Your Food with Garden Troopers

If you are looking for a recipe for fun, XDA Forum Member Dimmerg has a recommendation for you.  He recommends that you try his Garden Troopers dish. To make this delicious dish Dimmerg has made the following recipe. Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package frozen yogurt 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 large cucumber, peeled and diced 2 game modes, sliced 5 difficulties, julienned 10 game fields, raised and dried A handful of entertainment Directions In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, frozen yogurt...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 8, 2012

Enjoy your Favorite Anti-Root Apps Without Losing Root Completely

Normal development efforts around these parts tend to include hours upon hours of people trying to bypass securities added to our devices. The exploits found are normally turned into either temp or permanent roots for Android devices, and this happens to grant people with added functionality on their devices, the ability to run several apps that require root access, and much more. However, as everything in life, there are trade-offs. For instance, there are some apps and services that will...

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mic_888 · Dec 5, 2011

Protect Your Data With Wifi Protector Wireless Security

For those of you who are worried about certain tools that sniff your data and prevent you from accessing a wifi network, you can defend yourself with this simple app from XDA forum member gurkedev. Wifi Protector is an Android security app especially designed to detect and prevent ARP poisoning attacks against your phone in Wifi networks. The app runs a service on your Android device that continuously monitors network-related parameters. When abnormal behaviour is detected, an alarm is triggered....

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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2011

Wind-Up Knight For Android

If you are a fan of adventure side scrolling games on Android devices, then you should not miss out on this wonderfully done game by XDA member TheOneBD. Wind-up Knight somewhat reminds us of Cordy, which is another Android game. In this one, you must guide your character through long levels where he will need to jump, dash, and do everything he can to rescue the princess from the Black Knight. You do all this in a beautifully designed 3D environment that will leave you asking for...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2011

Claystone 3D Launcher Updated – Now With More 3D!

You may recall a few months back that we spoke about a new launcher/UI called Claystone, developed by XDA member claystoneinc. Well, the project didn't die, and in fact, it got better and better over the last few months. Just in case you don't recall, Claystone 3D is a panel-type UI, which allows you to put all of your content, running apps, and even your apps drawer, into panels that can be accessed by a few touches and slides on the...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 29, 2011

MineSweeper 3D For Android

Back in the early 90's, Curt Johnson cursed the entire world with a game so evil and so consuming that just looking at it would simply force you to spend hours of your busy day just playing it. In case you did not see the header of this article, I am talking about Minesweeper, which is one of the most addictive computer games of the last 25 years. Well, Android is no stranger to this wonderful game but XDA member thiagolr has taken all the...

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mic_888 · Aug 31, 2011

Get Your Jump On With Hungry Monkey

Fans of games like Doodle Jump and PapiJump may be interested to learn about XDA forum member mmlsw's new game, Hungry Monkey! Hungry Monkey is a fast paced tilt and jump game where the aim of the game is to hunt the MEGA banana. Your goal is to aim starving Mr. Monkey to eat as many bananas as you can - but be careful as there are many obstacles in the way to the MEGA banana. The higher you get,...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

PowerBubble – Quality Bubble Level, Great Graphics

There are many spirit level applications around - for all OS's, probably because it's a good type of application for developers to have a first go at - and XDA forum member go goad's Bubble Level is just that. The dev states that it is his and a friend's first try in the Android Market, but that the focus is on quality so Bubble Level should be quite polished. The app has ads, but they can be switched off from...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 15, 2011

Epic Audio Visualizer – New Live Wallpapers Added!

XDAer Metastable's Epic Audio Visualizer collection of sound-receptive live wallpapers has been enjoyed by many users since its release back in June. Correspondingly, Metastable has added several new wallpapers since, along with bugfixes and various optimisations across the wallpaper collection. Recent additions include Falling Object, Laser and Galaxy style visualisations. As with some of the stock Android live wallpapers, these have been designed to respond to changes in audio output from the device - expect to see the pattern change as...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 14, 2011

Follow the Creation of a Live Wallpaper

Metastable, creator of the Epic Audio Visualizer live wallpaper collection, has recently decided to share some of the knowledge behind the developer's ingenious creations through a thread in which the steps of creating a new live wallpaper are detailed. While designing and creating a live wallpaper reproduction of Canadian musician Deadmau5's current concert set, Metastable thought the XDA community would be interested to know what really goes into masterminding an example of one of the most popular cosmetic features of...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 14, 2011

Turn Your Android Device Into a Mouse With Mr. Mouse

We have seen some apps before like Blueput Droid, which can alow you to use your Android device as a touchpad, and this can be quite useful if you are out on the road with a laptop. However, there are many people who can't stand touchpads and for the most part need a mouse. What if I told you that you could use your Android device as a mouse with the help of the sensors and camera? If this does...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 13, 2011

Nook Touch From A to Z

Some people know about it and some others don't. For those of you who have no clue what the Nook Touch is, it is a hybrid between the Nook Color and any other E-Reader. If you want this put in different terms, it is the first Android powered device with an e-ink screen. While this may not give you the smooth animations that you would expect to see from an Android device, you can consider it a huge leap forward...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

Do You Hate Adding Events On Your Calendar? If So, Try This…

Since the dawn of mobile devices, one of the most widely announced functionalities that they carry is a calendar/organizer built in, which is supposed to help you be more organized in your daily activities. However, having to fill out a bunch of fields can be a more tedious task than trying to remember the activity oneself. Do you not wish that your calendar could just schedule something by typing a simple message as it if was your own personal assistant?...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 6, 2011

Collision Physics On Your LWP With Motion Timer for Android

There is no better way to show the capabilities of a phone equipped with an accelerometer and a fair bit of graphics power than with physics simulation programs. Having the simulations continuously running in the back of your home screen is also the best way to show other people that there is more to be done with your background than just a static picture. So, if you are the kind of people who likes to show off, then you should...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 6, 2011

All In One Galaxy Hack Pack

Our devs spend countless hours and tons of blood, sweat, and tears in the process of gathering information and knowledge so that they can make our devices better. This is no easy task as you have to remember that manufacturers don't always provide the documentation required to do half of the things that we normally do on our phones and tablets. In many rare occasions, the tech representatives from the manufacturers will have nothing themselves. So, where does one go...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 6, 2011

Multiboot Option for X10 Mini

It seems that most people cannot make their minds about what to run on their devices. Some like roms that are stable and reliable even if it means going back a version or 2. Others lean towards the bleeding edge that comes out almost daily in this site. If you are among these poor souls, you should definitely check out the mod created by XDA member nobodyAtall for the Sony Ericsson x10 Mini. This will allow people using CWM to boot...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 5, 2011

One-Click Unbrick For Samsung Captivate

By this point in time, if you have been a member of this site for longer than a couple of years, you have witnessed rather complicated processes such as rooting and flashing, turned into easy 1 click procedures. These are normally fool proof and will let you get the most out of your devices while saving you a few hours of reading. However, there is always a risk of bricking your device. This is a time for you to sit...

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TheRomMistress · Jul 5, 2011

Move Your Fingers With Neverending Dance of Happiness

Since the introduction of Dance Dance Revolution in 1998, variations of the popular dance game have made their way across several contries. From large platforms found only in video arcades, to the smallest of platforms, maneuvered with only your fingers.  XDA member TheOneBD has released his rendition of the game, an Android version called Neverending Dance of Happiness. This free addictive-but-simple game meshes music, dance and making new friends to create something simply funky – and totally fun! Players will have to prove they’ve got rhythm to whisk their...

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TheRomMistress · Jul 5, 2011

Feed Your Gaming Addiction With Color Link

As Android owner's, we are fortunate to have choices to feed our addictions; new games become available for our devices almost daily. XDA member cubewalker has brought us yet another game to satisfy our needs. With its 5 different game modes to choose from, Color Link will have you jonesing for more. There are 7x9 colorful squares on the board and players swap tiles of the same shape to match colors and clear them. Simple rule but hard to master! There are 5...

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