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egzthunder1 · Mar 2, 2011

Froyo Spotted Running on the Blue Angel!!!

Long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there was once a device spotted in the wild, running Google's attempt to enter into the mobile platform world. This device, praised as one of HTC's best devices ever released at the time, was running an emulated version of a new operating system called Android. This device was the HTC Blue Angel. Long left for dead, but not forgotten by many (including yours truly), some development has still prospered even though...

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mic_888 · Feb 28, 2011

Wired Tether For Samsung Epic (EB13 Froyo)

If you're a Samsung Epic owner running EB13 (Froyo) on your Android device, you might have been one of the many folks experiencing issues with the built-in tethering. Issues reported include only being able to tether to WiFi and attempts to tether to 3G results in error. This modded Wired Tether client by XDA forum member mkasick bypasses these errors. Wired Tether v1.4 is modified to support RNDIS (USB tethering) on Froyo EB13 running Epics. Essentially this is an update...

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Ben Elliott · Feb 27, 2011

Control your PS3 with BlueputDroid for Android

While the PlayStation 3's integrated Bluetooth radio is great for connecting controllers and headsets, it also allows for control using an Android device if the drivers have been created. Using XDA member berserker_devel's BlueputDroid application, which is currently available in the Market as a free public beta, it is possible to establish a connection between your phone and your PS3, so that your phone can be used as an input device. Its touch screen may be used to control a cursor...

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TheRomMistress · Feb 24, 2011

Record Your Calls With Ease With Call Recording Control

XDA-Developers has always been a place devoted to community and working together to create something great. As such, it is always comforting to visit a thread and see development progress through the skills and advice of other members. This is the case with XDA member antsm and his modification of Phone.apk. This useful modification allows you to automatically record your calls on the Galaxy S I9000. Features include: Automatic call recording for incoming/outgoing calls Added template system for flexible naming of...

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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 23, 2011

HTC Incredible S Port for HTC EVO and DInc Now Available!

When the best just keeps getting better, one can't do anything other than watch in awe as it happens. One of the newly announced devices from HTC, the Incredible S, has had a dumped RUU for a couple of days now. Our devs, in their eternal quest for perfection decided that it would be a fun project trying to port this new dump onto other devices. XDA members myn and incubus26jc, who are largely recognized for their work on the Vogue,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 22, 2011

Reboot Options For Samsung Continuum

There are several roms out there that will allow most Android devices to perform a wide variety of actions upon pressing and holding the power button. Thanks to XDA member imnuts, the Samsung Continuum may be joining that family of devices capable of doing this useful trick. Once it pulls up, the app will give you several options to chosse from (airplane mode, silent, reboot, and much more). Please be advised that the dev does not have the device but...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 22, 2011

Cracking Siggy for Atrix 4G Work In Progress

You may recall a few days ago that the Motorola Atrix 4G was rooted, and that shortly after it was found out that the bootloader was signed by Motorola, effectively preventing anyone from replacing things like the bootloader and recovery images. XDA member designgears has taken matters in his own hands and has started a thread to post any and all development on cracking this lock from Motorola. Past experiences with the Defy and even other higher end phones like...

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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 · Feb 20, 2011

Update on the Atrix Root: Signed…. Motorola

You may have seen yesterday that the Motorola Atrix was successfully rooted. However, there seems to be a caveat... According to XDA member adlx.xda, it looks like while the dump of the system is not encrypted, which was some of our dev's fear, the whole partition is signed by Motorola, which goes right in hand with the manufacturer's practice for other devices such as the Defy and others. What this means, in essence, is that the files in the root...

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orb3000 · Feb 20, 2011

Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted

XDA member designgears has been working with Getaphixx, and have managed to root the new/upcoming Motorola Atrix. Rooting an Android handset is the first step on the ladder towards freedom from a carrier's software and restrictions. Whilst it has not been established if the boot loader is signed yet, gaining root is a definite step in the right direction. A dump of the software is already available from designgears. Originally posted by designgears We Have Root!! Well, I thought this...

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mic_888 · Feb 18, 2011

Nook Color USB Mass Storage Utility App

If you want to be able to make use of the storage space on your Nook Color, take a look at XDA forum member samuelhalff's simple app that easily mounts your Nook Color to PC. The app can be used to open your SD or internal data on your PC, and can mount pretty much any partition. Confirmed partitions include SD card, media (internal drive for your media and documents), SD partitions (up to 4) and internal storage. You might...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 18, 2011

Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II Fora Added

Looks like we still believe our forum is not large enough, so we will add more device forums to grab the attention of the best developers out there. Since Samsung decided to drop two new devices at MWC 2011, we decided that they seemed suitable for our site as well. Samsung has become a rather large force to be reckoned in the mobile industry, and let's face it... a big part of our member base has Samsung devices. Seeing as how...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 15, 2011

Have More Control Over Your Lockscreen With DelayedLock for Android

Do you wish that you device wouldn't be locking itself when you are in the middle of using it? If you are using Froyo, you probably don't have a whole lot of options to counter this. Now, XDA member j4velin has developed DelayedLock, which basically is an app that will allow any kind of lockscreen (puzzle, pattern, slide, etc) to delay its activation. For instance, when your screen goes off (time out), the moment you turn it back on, you...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 15, 2011

New Version of RA Recovery for HTC EVO 4G

For all of you flash-a-holics on this site, the coming of Android couldn't have been a better gift for all of you. The reason being is that you not only get to flash roms and radios, but you also get to flash an extra couple of things such as kernels and recovery images. That way, there is always something bound to be flashed onto your favorite device at all times. In this case, XDA member Amon_RA brings you a fix...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 12, 2011

Have an Old BT Mono Headset Laying Around? Listen to Music Through it with BTmono for Android

As the title states, if you have an old BT mono headset laying around and you want to put it to good use, you could certainly use XDA member bedoig's newest application. BTmono allows streaming of music and sound to BT mono headsets, which are otherwise not fit to serve  the same purpose as their stereo counterparts. This is a practical app if you really don't like having wires all around you and yet don't feel like shelling out the...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 11, 2011

Inverted HTC Messaging Application (mms.apk) for Android

We have seen themes for most apps for Android to turn them into pretty much any color combination. Black with white text is one that has been around for quite some time. However, the HTC Messaging application was a bit of a tougher project to address due to many dependencies with the com.htc.resources.apk, which could drastically modify other things in Sense if they were changed. Well, XDA member JsChiSurf has put his sleeves up and decided to tackle this project...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 10, 2011

Minimalist Notification TxMissed Widget for Android

It seems that the new trend of minimalistic, text only icons and widgets for the Home Screen has taken a real hold in the midst of our members. Because of this, we see more and more creations of this kind just making their appearance in our site. This time, XDA member phumpal decided to share his first contribution to the site, which falls under this category. TxMissed is a text only widget that will display number of missed calls and...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 9, 2011

Motorola Proven Wrong Yet Again: Milestone XT720 Gets Froyo!

In their own site, Motorola made the statement that the XT720 would not be receiving an upgrade to Froyo and that it would remain as an Eclair-exclusive device. Little did they know that the good old people in the hacker community had been working hard to prove them wrong. Well, it seems that the fruits of the labor put on this project paid of greatly as XDA member Dexter_nlb posted a rom, and kernels to turn your XT720 into the...

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