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egzthunder1 · Nov 11, 2010

Use Your Android Device Like a Diary with “Record My Life”

XDA member pacosal just released an interesting concept of an app. Record My Life will do exactly as its name suggests, it will record several things and moments during your day. The app an save audio, location, and a few other bits and pieces of information. All of this, then gets sent by e-mail to an account of your choice. What is more, the app can be activated in a few different ways like moving your phone will use the...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 31, 2010

Dual Boot Between 2.1 and 2.2 on Your Eris

As we saw a while back, XDA member Punk.Kaos, released a script for dual booting two ROM's on the Droid Eris. Now, we see a cool project coming out of Team ADX. They recently released a ROM that installs a 2.1 ROM and then installs 2.2 ROM on your SD card. The 2.1 based rom is a Sense ROM and the 2.2 ROM is an AOSP/CM mix. The only requirements are a partitioned SD card, which the thread has detailed instructions for....

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ElCondor · Oct 30, 2010

Android for the HD2 Featured on Stuff Magazine

Thanks to our talented developers, XDA has always been the major smartphone hacking site in the world. Especially the Android ports for Windows Mobile are highly discussed and developed here on the forums. The Android port for the HD2 is a good example of that, and it opened a world of possibilities, for both Android developers as well as the end-user. The day that Android finally worked on the HD2 can be seen as one of the major milestones in...

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orb3000 · Oct 27, 2010

Winamp for Android Launched

Do you remember this great player used by many people on their PCs? Now it´s available for your Android device. XDA member doomedromance wrote about Winamp, which features high quality playback, wireless desktop sync with your Winamp desktop, and standard USB syncing, and much more. In order to enable Android syncing with desktop you must have beta version 5.59. Working for Android 2.1 and up. Originally posted by doomedromance Winamp for Android (Beta) Just released beta version of Winamp for...

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mic_888 · Oct 26, 2010

YouTube ‘Gingerbread’ ported to Eclair

If you're one of the many Android users running Eclair, you might want to know that the latest version of YouTube from Gingerbread has been ported to Eclair! XDA forum member rolle3k has come up with the goods again, with this port. The XDA member has hacked the newest YouTube app to work with Android OS 2.0/2.1. rolle3k had to remove two calls and add android.util.base64 which was introduced with Froyo, but the hack should work flawlessly. To install successfully, you...

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mic_888 · Oct 26, 2010

Clockr – Text Based Clock Widget for Android

If you fancy a change from the default Android clock widget, why not try out Clockr - a text based clock widget developed by XDA forum member zehro. Clockr is a simple home-screen widget that displays the current time in a readable text format.  The dev states that there are no other widgets available that present the current time in this way, hence the reason that Clockr came into being. Clockr is supported on all current devices running Android 2.1 or...

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orb3000 · Oct 25, 2010

Scrolling Wallpaper ‘Dock’ + Tutorial for Android

XDA member ClassicalGas presents a great tutorial to use scrolling wall paper with 6 home screens for Launcher Pro on your Android device. Now, you can jump between home screens using LPP Shortcuts creating a different way to manage your device. The developer included a full how to guide including: Tutorial Files, Launcher Pro shortcuts, simple template, scrolling wallpapers, .psd files and SMS unread mod for mention some features. Working for 800*480 resolution devices. Originally posted by ClassicalGas Scrolling Wallpaper...

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orb3000 · Oct 25, 2010

Zeam Launcher for Android Updated

XDA member cloakt presents Zeam Launcher, a lightweight launcher alternative for Android, now updated to version 2.4. You can completely change the way you use your device with this interesting application developed for Android 2.1 and up. Features included on this version are: Elastic scrolling, scrollable dock bar, 1 to 7 screens with pinch screen previews, long hold uninstall from trashcan and hide home screen icon labels, and many more. Originally posted by cloakt Zeam Launcher 2.4.0 (requires Android 2.x...

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mic_888 · Oct 24, 2010

PowerAMP Beta Available for Android!

After all the recent press regarding WinAmp for Android, now comes PowerAMP!  An alternative music player, PowerAMP is in beta and was brought to our attention by XDA forum member owziee. PowerAMP beta has received very good feedback in owziee's discussion thread, and has attracted the attention of the actual developer MaxMP, now an XDA member. The app supports various formats including mp3, mp4/m3a, lossless ALAC, FLAC,OGG,WAV,TTA, WMA, is skinnable (2 are available in the beta version), has a widget...

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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

iNexus Theme for CyanogenMod & N1

Do you use CyanogenMod or N1 on your Android device? If so, this theme created by XDA member yoe_cu could be of your liking. This full theme includes redesigned tools section, icons displayed in the notification bar, notifications menu, general icons, and new animated backgrounds to make your device to have a fresh look. Installation of this theme must be according the instructions provided by the developer to avoid unwanted behavior on your device. Originally posted by yoe_cu Update iNexus...

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orb3000 · Oct 20, 2010

Minimal Text Icons Set for Android

Based on the work of UltraLinx's MNML Icons, XDA member SoundZombie has decided to take the design as a base and create and increase these text based icons for your Android device. The developer is open to hear members' suggestions of what icons should be made. PSD, action files, and a how to guide are included on the original thread (post 26), so any member can create their own icons. Originally posted by SoundZombie Minimal Icons I know a lot...

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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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egzthunder1 · Oct 19, 2010

Make Your Android Device Look Like Windows 7

Never satisfied with your device, no matter how many UIs you try? Want to make your Android look, feel, and behave like your desktop/laptop with Windows 7? XDA member aalopez10 has just posted this UI replacement for Android Eclair and up that will make your device look like Windows 7 (keep in mind I said Windows 7 and not Windows Phone 7). The UI seems to be well made and it has many apps and widgets to make it feel...

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orb3000 · Oct 19, 2010

Circular Battery Status for Android

Tired with your inaccurate battery meter on Android? or simply want to change? XDA member irkan presents Circular Battery Indicator, a small app based on the work of XDA member Fightspit, now available for non rooted devices. The developer has modified an APK to make it usable for all Android devices, it was tested on a Desire but should work on any other non rooted device. Originally posted by irkan [APP] 17-OCT-2010 Circular battery Indicator with % (No root required)...

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orb3000 · Oct 18, 2010

Battery Plus for Android

XDA member Davidandroid presents Battery Plus for Android devices. This useful and light weight application will let you check the most accurate information on your battery, including real-time battery capacity, temperature, voltage, etc. An auto-updating live chart allows you to visually track your battery usage to detail. Updated version 2.1 includes the option to add "On Device Unlock" option to open WiFi/BT when the device is unlocked, smart battery saver function optimized, among other features. Moreover, the app is now...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 17, 2010

Customize your Notifications with E-Mail Notifier for Android

You may remember that not too long ago, we released an article about an app called SMS Notifier. Well, XDA member mapeapps decided to come up with a similar app for Android, but this time, it is targeted at e-mail notifications. The features and characteristics of the app are pretty much the same as it allows you to customize the type of notifications that you get. You can show number of read/unread articles, customize sounds, the looks, and even get...

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orb3000 · Oct 15, 2010

Game Matching Colors for Android

XDA member infazz presents this funny game for your Android device. There are two modes, on the first one you will be provided with a certain number of colors and you need to eliminate as many as you can. The game ends when there is no more chance to make a move. On the second game mode, you have to remove colors which will be replaced with other ones, game ends when time finishes or you can´t make more moves....

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orb3000 · Oct 14, 2010

Syncroid – Outlook to Android Sync

This great application developed by XDA member demosten will let you synchronize your Outlook with your Android device calendar without using exchange sync. Syncdroid synchronizes your appointments from PC to Android but can be extended to do bi-directional sync contacts as well. The application is on the first release and the developer needs feedback from you, so more features can be included in a future version. Syncdroid apk will work till 1/1/2011, but dev states before that date an update...

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orb3000 · Oct 13, 2010

Incoming Call plus for Android

Have an Android device and got tired of the same dialer? XDA member matt_stang provides a good alternative. IncomingPlus will change your "stock" dialer and it´s fully integrated with the Android UI. Despite it´s on early development and that some devices are not supported, it´s worth to try it. The reject with text sliding tab is a great and nice alternative to decline a call. Available for free on Android market. Originally posted by matt_stang [APP] Incoming Call Plus BETA...

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