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Will Verduzco · Jun 9, 2011

Charge Up Your Samsung Droid Charge With EE4

Updates are both the livelihood and the bane of Android users everywhere. Ultimately, these carrier-controlled packages determine exactly what we are able to do on our favorite toys. Often, these updates couldn't come at a more opportune time. For example, the wireless 4G hotspot functionality baked into the Droid Charge was coded to lose functionality at the end of last month. Now, thanks to XDA Moderator Committee member NotATreoFan, we are delighted to bring you news of a fresh new...

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TheRomMistress · Jun 2, 2011

Snapbucket: Snap, Style, and Share!

With the prevalence of camera phones, it is now possible for everyone and their mother to become a photographer. However, what you do after taking the picture is often what can take your photo from "amateur" status to "professional". To help accomplish this, The Photobucket Team has developed Snapbucket, the complete package to turn your photos from "drab" to "fab." Here’s some of the cool features you get with Snapbucket: “Retro,” “Lomo,” “Sunrise,” and “’70s” - just a few of the awesome sets you...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 2, 2011

Run Your Favorite GreaseMonkey Scripts On Your Phone With Tampermonkey for Android

If you are familiar with GreaseMonkey and love writing your own scripts, then you will be really glad to know that XDA member _der_ has come up with a very handy application to run your scripts in your Android device. This plugin was originally available for Google Chrome, but since the dev wanted to have a more portable version of this, he decided to port it to be usable with our favorite little green robot. The dev does point out the...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 2, 2011

Protect Your Apps With Advanced App Locker for Android

One perk of carrying around an expensive smartphone is the fact that you can show off all the cool tips, tricks, hacks, games, and everything that you can think of to all your friends. However, it is almost inevitable that someone may ask for your phone to mess with it for a bit and then just wonder out of your sight. There are many apps in your device that can contain potentially private data as well as some others that...

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egzthunder1 · May 31, 2011

Motorola Droid X2 Forums Added

Our stance on adding forums to this site has slightly changed. However, there are certain new and upcoming phones that we cannot turn our backs to. One such device is the Motorola Droid X2, which is the successor of the hugely popular Motorola Droid X, which happened to be Verizon's flagship for a while before more powerful phones started coming out from different manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. It comes with several improvements over its older brother such as a...

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orb3000 · May 30, 2011

SD-Booster for Android

Complaining about the reading speeds on your external memory card? XDA member Akusari presents SD-Booster, a great application that promises to speed the reading speed of your SD card by up to 40 times. You will need to have your device rooted in order to get it working. The latest version will work on Android 2.1 and up. You can get it for free in the usual place, and as always we ask you to leave your feedback. Originally posted...

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TheRomMistress · May 30, 2011

Streaming Music Just Became Easier With Ghosttown

Using your smartphone is a great way to listen to music on the go, but what happens when your personal music library becomes played out? By utilizing the YouTube API to search for and listen to music, XDA member αкαѕнα has developed Ghosttown, an application that lets you "Listen to any song by any artist!" Ghosttown uses a similar UI as the stock music player and is very easy to use. Enjoy features such as: Listento any song by any artist Organized by Artist...

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orb3000 · May 27, 2011

Transparency Mod for Desire HD/Inspire 4G

If you are old enough or still have a WM device, you may remember how well received transparency mods were. If you own a Desire HD, Inspire 4G or similar, then check out this beauty for your Android made by XDA member lalitsehgal21. All you need to do is to flash the new modded ROM, the transparency 4 coredroid ver6.1 by Sergio76, apply 6.1 update file, and enjoy a clear view. Having fun with it? Please leave your feedback. Originally posted...

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egzthunder1 · May 26, 2011

Do You Like Physics Based Games? Try BlockFall for Android

Games where the concept of real physics have to be applied have taken the mobile gaming world by storm. The evolution of our hardware has made them even more enjoyable as the smoothness with which some games can run is unrivaled and gives us that "that is a good looking game" eye candy kind of feeling. We all know them with names of famous games such as Rag Doll Cannon, Fruit Ninja, and of course Angry Birds. You will be...

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egzthunder1 · May 25, 2011

Regain Your Privacy (And Peace of Mind) Again With “LBE Privacy Guard” for Android

Privacy is a paramount concern for many, particularly when all your personal information is stored in a device that has the potential ability to just send it to whomever it feels like it. Love it or hate it, Microsoft decided that this was far too important when Windows Vista was released and implemented a very annoying yet incredibly safe way of using your computer. The OS will ask you for confirmation of virtually every action we try to take on...

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orb3000 · May 23, 2011

HTC Sensation Notification Icons Pack for Android

It is very interesting to see a new section born and how it starts to grow. This is the case of the HTC Sensation, where XDA member Fightspit posted the very first notification icons collection pack. Inside, you will find a large variety of Gingerbread 2.3 static notification icons in many different color combinations. You can even find some animated ones as well. The icons should work for Android 2.1 and up, just follow the instructions on how to properly...

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egzthunder1 · May 20, 2011

Google’s Arduino ADK Working on Nexus One!

Looks like people left rather happy from Google IO. Lots of news regarding Android, Chrome, and everything that people could have possibly wanted to hear about the future of all that is Google. Not just that, but also many devs that went there left with their hands and pockets full as well. In the case of XDA member Nikropht, he walked out of the conference with a brand new and shiny AADK (Arduino Accessory Developers Kit). The dev decided to put...

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egzthunder1 · May 19, 2011

Control BSPlayer From The Comfort of Your Android With BSRemote

Lets face it. The only reason why universal controls sell as much as they do is because there are not enough aplications for our mobile devices to control everything that we would like... or are there? Today, we stumbled upon an app called BSremote for Android, created by XDA member gapipro. As its name so obviously implies, the app was specifically designed to control BSPlayer for desktop PC. This app will allow you to sit back in your favorite couch, far...

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Sam Caplat · May 18, 2011

Gingerbread CRT On/Off Animation for Froyo!

Gingerbread -- A thing of beauty. Wait, what? You use Gingerbread because of what? The on and off animation? Well... actually, so do I. The same goes for XDA member doixanh, who loves the Gingerbread animations, and is looking for a way to let all of you Froyo users get a piece of the action! Several videos have been provided of the animations in action, progressively getting better and better. The current status of the animations is: - Screen on :...

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egzthunder1 · May 17, 2011

Want to Have True, Unrestricted Access to Your Phone? Read On…

The \system in Android is like a forbidden candy for many. A few people will only dare venture in the file and folder mess that represents that particular area of your devices. However, this is where all the fun usually happens. All settings, apks, everything that is of importance to us and to devs lies in there. However, getting there is not necessarily easy or cheap. There are programs like Root Explorer, which will allow you to do a whole...

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egzthunder1 · May 17, 2011

JTAG Your Captivate – God-Like Soldering Skills Not Required

JTAG has been, since the early days of phones, the surefire (and in most cases) the only possible way to bring a device back to life after a flash gone wrong (used to be really common back in the WM days). Nowadays, Android devices are actually rather sturdy in the sense that you can flash virtually anything to these devices and would be easy to revive. This happens to be the case for a lot of Samsung Galaxy phones. However,...

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egzthunder1 · May 17, 2011

Froyo on… ASUS Transformer?

You have got to love how past, present, and future can meet in our devices. In a rather kafka-esque type of event, the Android bee has turned itself into a delicious treat because it seems that some Asus Transformers that went for a few customers left with Froyo installed in them. As odd as this may seem, something with as much hardware power as the Transformer should run Froyo rather decently, which is good news for those out there for...

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orb3000 · May 16, 2011

Starksoft Smart CallerID for Android

We would like to see more work on dialers for Android as the default one is quite simple. So, XDA member -=(Kad)=- presents Smart CallerID for your Android device. The app allows you to use a high resolution image to give that touch of personal style to your dialer, features notifications after the end of an outgoing call with the contact information and call duration, notify the loss / finding the network, as well as the inclusion of flight mode,...

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mic_888 · May 15, 2011

Manage Tiny Content On Your Mobile Device With PadKite Multitouch Mobile Mouse.

If you're fed up with trying to click on tiny links on your mobile Android device screen and trying to highlight tiny rows of text, take a look at PadKite. PadKite is the first multi-touch mobile mouse created to managed the tiny content on your mobile device screen, helping to click on links without having to zoom in, or select tiny rows of text accurately. The developers of the app, XDA members padkite, are about to launch the app in...

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orb3000 · May 13, 2011

Flash 10.3 for Android Ready

Thanks to XDA member OgreMkV who pointed us to the latest update from Adobe for your Android device. According to the source, Flash 10.3 includes security enhancements and some fixes and compatibility bugs. Flash 10.3 is available for Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb devices, and you can grab it from the Market as usual. Originally posted by OgreMkV Flash 10.3 for Android Go to adobe for details. (new user can't post links) Seems to be security, minor bug fixes, and compatibility...

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