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egzthunder1 · Apr 29, 2011

Manage Your Device Settings With Style – Quicker Settings for Android

If you are like many Android users, you probably access the Settings section of your device an awful lot. Everything important for us is in there such as brightness, wireless network setup, accounts and sync, and even general information about your device, kernel and more. However, the interface itself is simple text with no flavor to it, and just putting shortcuts in your homes screens doesn't cut it either. With this in mind, XDA member beworker created Quicker Settings, which basically...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 28, 2011

Keep Tabs On Everything That Your Car Needs With DriverDiary for Android

Keeping track of things in life can be a hassle, particularly your cars statistics, expenses, and anything related to repairs (if you are not into car modding anyways). Our Android devices seem to be here to solve all of these issues with a bit of help from people like XDA member Fasst2001. The dev has created an app called DriverDairy, which as its name suggests, will allow you to keep track on everything that is related to your car. You can...

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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 · Apr 26, 2011

Whack An Alien With Popies for Android

Yet another concept for a classic game taken to our Android smartphones. The Whack-a-(insert what you want to whack) is a natural born enemy to most touchscreen devices, so if you install this game, just make sure that you keep the device away from small children. XDA member cubewalker's Popies basically is a clone of the whack-a-mole game, but in this case, you are popping up aliens that are coming from the ground. Each time you smash one of these cute...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 26, 2011

Put Your Language Skills to The Test With Anagram Online Beta

Word games are as popular as the day is bright these days. Crossword puzzles, scrabble, hang-man, and many others have been people's favorite means of entertainment during trips and long periods of waiting for a good part of the last half a century. Now, with the advent of gaming in our devices, these pastimes have gotten even more popular than before. However, one that you do not hear too often is a game of anagrams. For those of you not...

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mic_888 · Apr 18, 2011

Dodge Enemies With Football Rush Game For Android

Rush to the enemy field and control your football player to dodge your enemies! Take a red bull drink and you can knock down the enemy to boost your player. Football Rush is a game written by XDA forum member cubewalker featuring the game of American football. Pick more footballs and get a higher score - submit your score to the leader board and challenge other players in the world. The XDA dev has requested that any ideas for improvement...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 16, 2011

New 3D UI Concept for Android – Introducing Claystone

"Yo Dawg, I herd you like UI's, so we put an UI in your UI, so you can browse content while you view content". Ok, so the Xzibit meme is a bit over the top and maybe not absolutely necessary to describe the app. However, what XDA member claystoneinc and his team has developed is still pretty amazing. As it turns out, the whole concept of a 3D looking UI seems to have sparked the best in developer's minds, and...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 8, 2011

Improve Your Typing Experience in Your Epic 4G With Impaled Keyboard Patch

If the keyboard on your Samsung Epic 4G performs less than par and gives you a hard time to type anything on it, then today is your lucky day. XDA moderator theimpaler747 along with the work of XDA member user_none, has come up with a patch that will make sure that typing in your device is not a hassle but a joy! The patch is simply an optimization of the key timer, which according to the dev will ensure or at...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 7, 2011

AR.DRone Unofficially Coming For Android

This is not exactly a XDA development, but as it is becoming available for Android, we figured we would share it with the rest of the community, particularly with those of you not aware of its existence. XDA member nebenezer found this little gem floating around in the Android market and decided to share it with the community. AR.DRone is an augmented reality game that basically uses your device as a remote control for a radio controlled toy drone. The drone...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 22, 2011

Manage Your Device With AntTek App Manager Root

Do you like Android's stock app manager? If the answer to that question is no, then you should certainly take a quick look at what XDA member leducbao has prepared for you. AntTek App Manager Root is an app manager replacement for rooted devices that is packed with extra options not found in the regular app manager. This will allow you to not only do basic functions such as add/remove apps, but will also allow you to freeze/unfreeze apps, clear...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 22, 2011

Progress On The Bootloader Cracking for Xperia X10

All the hype from the world of Motorola devices and how their unbreakable system was hacked seem to be inspiring owners of other branded devices to think about the possibility of freeing their devices. XDA member HunteronX has posted a series of quotes from this rather old thread, starting on January of this year. Apparently, since the release of teh X10, people have been working really hard at cracking this open to allow true flashing of recoveries and bootloader, which...

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TheRomMistress · Mar 20, 2011

Cordy: A Little Robot With A Big Job

XDA Member manlisten has brought a great new game from the Android Market to our attention. As a little robot in a big world, Cordy is responsible for powering up his mechanical world by using every ability at his disposal. Cordy will "run, jump, push, pull, lift, throw, break, smash and swing through puzzles and obstacle courses" until power is fed through each level. What are people saying? Best game for Android. It supports the keyboard, and therefore gamepads and ......

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egzthunder1 · Mar 15, 2011

Attention QVGA Device Owners – You Got Swype!

Swype has been one of the most revolutionary keyboards for mobile devices since the introduction of Android. The Swype project has grown considerably over the past couple of years and it has become one of Android's must have apps. The downfall was that due to limitations in the coding and licensing, only certain devices were allowed to have the keyboard installed. One big hurdle that is usually a factor when porting apps was the screen resolution, and because of this,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 24, 2011

Kyocera Zio M6000 and Samsung Galaxy S 4G Forums Added

Our little (not so little) family of device forums keeps getting bigger as time goes by. In the case of today's additions, we are introducing a new brand in our midst, Kyocera. The Zio M6000 is a mid to entry level Android device, running on an older version of Android (1.6), so you can expect it to be a bit laggy if you have never had a chance to play with one. It would certainly make an interesting project to get...

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TheRomMistress · Feb 24, 2011

Never Forget With Birthday Reminder GLite

Is your significant other dropping hints about a special day thats just around the corner? Are you biting your finger nails trying to remember what and when that special day is? XDA member dally has just the solution to keep you from a lonely night on the couch. With Birthday Reminder GLite, you can easily sync your Facebook and Gmail contacts into the application's database for a quick reminder of that special day. Birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events will never be forgotten again and...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 21, 2011

Theme Depot – Find What You Want in the I9000 Section!

A lot of our device fora have numerous stickies that act as "one stop shop" for apps, themes, fixes and more. However, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 had its content scattered throughout the device's sub-forum, so XDA member FuryriderX decided to make one centralized place to have all the complete themes in a single, easy to find thread. There was a considerable amount of time and effort put in by this member in looking for and compiling...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 31, 2011

New LG Optimus P500 Kernel to Fix Touchscreen Bug

Well, all of you P500 owners that were suffering due to the device not exactly performing the way it should have, we have news for you. Most of your functionality issues are due to a bug in the stock kernel that causes the CPU usage to shoot up all the way to 100% whenever the screen is tapped. This basically translates into your device begging for mercy whenever you try to use it for anything, and don't get us started...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 19, 2011

Omnia II Android 2.1 Port – Up and Running

Old devices simply refuse to die due to projects like this. XDA member l3ong91 infroms us that the Omnia 2 (i8000) Android 2.1 (Eclair) port is very close to completion with a few bugs left over. Most of the needed, basic functionality works well out of the box (no need to apply patches or fixes. All wireless services seem to be doing their thing, and the Market seems fully functional as well. This is great news for a device that...

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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 · Jan 13, 2011

HomeShortcut – HTC Sense Skin Style for Android

XDA member internauta2000 modified the home shortcuts with HTC Sense Skin Style so you can add shortcuts for all applications and activities, and edit their names and icons. Easy create website links, direct calls/message, and custom shortcuts on your Home screen. Supported on android devices with version 2.0 and up The developer mentioned it was tested and working on 480 x 800 dpi. Please leave feedback. Originally posted by internauta2000 [APP][7 jan] Home Shortcut 1.0 [HTC Sense Skin Style] Hi...

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