POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Desire HD, G2, Desire Z, and MyTouch 4G Froyo Downgrade

Downgrade Ahead!

The trend over the last month or so on XDA has been getting a number of devices downgraded so they can get to a bootloader that can still be unlocked with S-Off. Those devices are, of course, almost all HTC devices ever since the release of HTCDev, which unlocks the bootloader while maintaining S-On. In the march of obtaining S-Off, a few devices have already had a contingency plan in place to get users down to a software version that can be properly hacked.

XDA Forum Member Setherio has been maintaining and updating a thread for nearly a year now that allows the HTC G2 and Desire Z, the HTC MyTouch 4G and the HTC Desire HD to be downgraded to Froyo in order to then update to a rooted Gingerbread ROM. The process is quite . . . READ ON »

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Quickly Count Change With QuickChange

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A penny saved is a penny earned, that is unless Canada follows through with its threat to stop producing the Canadian penny. If you are like most people, when you do use cash and you get change, you often don’t like carrying it around. Some throw it in random places. Others unload their pockets every night into a single jar. A solution exists either way.

XDA Forum Member NickAVV offers you version 3.0 of his QuickChange application. In the words of the developer:

QuickChange … helps you keep track of how much money is in your piggy bank, or other coin-containing apparatus. It supports 7 different currencies too. It has a slick new interface, lets you track multiple jars, shows you graphs of your balance over

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Swapp Your Cards with Card Swapp

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Are you often multitasking while synergizing with the C-suite to maximize the ROI of the SEO implementation of your web presence? Do you mow through your piles of RFPs before COB? Do you have heated debates regarding the use of double-declining versus straight-line deprecation of capital improvement assets? Most importantly, are you tired of lugging around paper business cards while networking?

If your brain didn’t melt from the questions above, XDA Forum Member sharpwitz may have a solution for you. The application is Card Swapp. Card Swapp creates a QR code full of your contact information for people to scan. With the app, you can now avoid typing in your contact information manually ever again.

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Eat All the Pearls Before Time Runs Out with Frenzy Fugu Fish

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One cannot help but to love games on devices which make use of the sensors loaded in them. Who can forget the ever popular Teeter where you needed to balance and direct a ball through a maze filled with obstacles like holes, walls, and uneven floors? If you have not seen too many of these and are simply tired of slicing fruits and veggies and tossing birds or other cute and fluffy animals across a screen, then you should take a look at the work of XDA Forum Member FrenzyFugu. In Frenzy Fugu Fish, you are in control of a Fugu fish (hence the name) and your main objective is to try and eat all the pearls and targets on the level in a given time period.

The controls are simple as you will need to use your accelerometer to direct you. . . READ ON »

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Enjoy your Favorite Anti-Root Apps Without Losing Root Completely

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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 detect the root status of your device and deny your access to them based on it, like the blockbuster app or Google Video.If you feel that you simply cannot live without these but yet want to be able to keep using your device roo. . . READ ON »

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Get Your Ball On With Blobby Volleyball

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The number of quality Android games has slowly been increasing and here is a new one from developers and XDA members AppsOn.

Blobby Volleyball is a great volleyball game with dynamic gameplay and friendly controls.

Features of the game include:

  • Versus Mode – three levels of difficulty bots.
  • Angry Mode – try to score as many points as you can with angry bot without losing a point.
  • Mirror Mode – try to score as many points as you can controlling two players at the same time.
  • Multiplayer – play against other people using Bluetooth (WiFi coming soon).
  • Achievements integrated with OpenFeint.
  • Three types of control (slide, sensor, arrows).

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Benchmark Your Android Device With M3D Benchmark

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If you are interested in understanding how much your Android device can handle 3D games and apps, take a look at the M3D Benchmark application posted by XDA forum member sadegh1993. Developed by knight93, the Benchmark is created with the Unity 3D game engine and is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 showing that your device can handle advanced rendering techniques such as rendering bump maps.

The XDA member would like some help from XDA members to submit your average FPS and also your ROM version plus a screenshot, to improve the application.

To run it, you will need at least FroYo 2.0.1 and an OpenGL ES 2.0 supported device.

For more information and to download the app, head on over to the application thread.. . . READ ON »

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Use Your Xperia Play GamePad On the OnLive Service With OnLive Helper

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Xperia Play owners who want to be able to use the gamepad to play games using the OnLive Service should check out OnLive Helper  by XDA Senior Member hatcyl.

The app should however work with any phone (not just the Xperia Play) and users can create their own custom profiles or use community created ones.

No root is required, and to enable the app, you must change the Input Method Service to ‘OnLive Helper’. Users can have the input method screen automatically come up when opening or closing the keyboard by checking ‘Auto Prompt’ in the options.

For details on how to use custom mode, and for the link to download OnLive Helper, head on over to the application thread. OnLive Helper is free t. . . READ ON »

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PDroid – The Better Privacy Protection

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If you’re the sort of of person that is concerned about access to your private data when downloading and installing applications on your Android device, be it from the official Andorid Market or not, you might be interested in XDA forum member svyat‘s application.

PDroid allows control over access for any installed application to your private data. This includes:

  • Device ID (IMEI/MEID/ESN)
  • Subscriber ID (IMSI)
  • SIM Serial (ICCID)
  • Phone and mailbox number
  • Incoming call number
  • Outgoing call number
  • GPS location
  • Network location
  • List of accounts
  • Account auth tokens
  • Contacts
  • Call logs
  • Calendar
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Browser bookmarks and history
  • System logs
  • SIM info (operator, country)
  • Network info (operato
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