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egzthunder1 · Sep 21, 2012

Let Your Fingers do the Running in ShadowRun

We have seen some rather unique concepts on XDA when it comes to indie games. Everything from seeing who can scan the largest number of BT devices to fighting virtual zombies invading your city in a pseudo-AR fashion. After all, slinging birds at pigs can get monotonous after a while. Because of this, seeing new concepts such as that presented in Shadowrun by XDA member eyeballgames is refreshing to say the least. Have you ever used your fingers to pretend that you...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 20, 2012

HTC HD2 Android ROMs Reinvented: Introducing NativeSD

The HTC HD2 is one of those devices that has made history on XDA due to the durable and long lasting body, great hardware, and its incredible versatility. Since it was originally ported back in the 2010-2011 time frame, Android has only been getting better and better, not to mention faster on the device. It went from running from the SD card to running from NAND in a short period of time. However, people wanted more responsiveness and smoothness out...

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Former Writer · Sep 18, 2012

Sony Timescape UI Now Available for the LG P500

It's always fun to take a test drive with another device's software. Whether it's running Motoblur's launcher on any phone you want or getting Touchwiz on an HTC Sense phone, users generally seem to enjoy trying out what they don't normally have. It is now possible for LG P500 users to do the same, as Sony's Timescape UI has been successfully ported to the device. XDA Senior Member fundoozzz, with the help of some others, was able to get the...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 17, 2012

Blue Angel’s Ultimate Victory: High Capacity SD Cards Working at Last!

As seen in the not too distant past, the legendary HTC Blue Angel is still alive and kicking despite the demise of a few of its relatives. The most recent developments on the device include the port of 2.3.7 GB, thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer d-two. Since then, the port has undergone a massive number of improvements and fixes, which make it almost usable as a daily driver. Such fixes include WiFi, phone and SMS, sound, a more...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2012

Enable 3D on the EVO 3D… All the Time

For those of us who own an HTC EVO 3D, we tend to be hit, from time to time, with questions about our investments. Questions like, "why did Sprint take over a year to release something that was ready to go way before?" or "Will we be getting JB like the other devices that are getting it?" However, a question that more often than not plagues my mind as an owner of this device is, "Where else can I use...

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Conan Troutman · Aug 17, 2012

HTC Sense 3.5 Up And Running On The Galaxy Gio

Whether you love it or hate it, HTC Sense has a habit of making an appearance on unexpected devices. The latest to join the club is the Samsung Galaxy Gio. No you didn't misread that, I said Galaxy Gio. XDA Senior Member voetbalremco is the person behind this. As you may expect, there are bugs so don't go trying to use this as your daily driver just yet. While issues with RIL and SD Card detection have been fixed, there are...

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Former Writer · Jun 12, 2012

Holo Launcher Brings ICS Styling to Gingerbread and Froyo

With many devices getting official and unofficial updates to Ice Cream Sandwich, there are still a lot of devices that haven't. While some may eventually receive ICS, a good deal will unfortunately be left in the cold. The good news, however, is that Gingerbread and Froyo users can still have some ICS goodness in the form of a launcher that emulates the look and feel of the stock ICS launcher. Meet Holo Launcher by XDA Senior Member mobint. Developed to mimic...

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Ian Stacy · Jun 12, 2012

First Custom ROMs Arrive for the Galaxy Exhibit II

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit II is a mid range Galaxy line phone on available on T-Mobile. Power users who own this new handset can finally get their toes wet in the ROM flashing pond with the first two available custom ROMs for the device. Both ROMs are brought to you by XDA Senior Member jocala. The first ROM, Peach Sunrise, is a customized version of the stock Gingerbread build. Free versions of Titanium Backup, Voltage Control, CIFSManager & Quickboot are included....

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Jimmy McGee · May 27, 2012

Play with Your Food with Garden Troopers

If you are looking for a recipe for fun, XDA Forum Member Dimmerg has a recommendation for you.  He recommends that you try his Garden Troopers dish. To make this delicious dish Dimmerg has made the following recipe. Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package frozen yogurt 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 large cucumber, peeled and diced 2 game modes, sliced 5 difficulties, julienned 10 game fields, raised and dried A handful of entertainment Directions In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, frozen yogurt...

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Conan Troutman · May 26, 2012

FaceLock Face Recognition App Locking for Gingerbread

With the introduction of Android 4.0, came the facial recognition unlock feature (or gimmick to some). While far from being a secure way of preventing unwanted access to your device, it adds an extra layer of security that requires less effort to use than traditional methods. Inspired by this, XDA member adnanahmad1786 has developed FaceLock for Apps, which takes the same concept and allows you to protect specific applications with facial recognition. Furthermore, it's compatible with Gingerbread for those of you...

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Former Writer · May 18, 2012

Guide to Revert EVO 3D to Gingerbread after VM ICS Leak

As our regular readers will tell you, we've been following the HTC EVO 3D closely. Not too long ago, it  received an ICS leak and its associated problems. The leak wasn't for the Sprint or GSM versions of the phone, but rather for the Virgin Mobile version of the phone, which hasn't even been released yet. As you can imagine, early adopters who flashed the red hot leak had some serious problems---not least of which was being unable to revert back to factory...

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Former Writer · May 17, 2012

International Note Downgrade to Gingerbread from LPY ICS

In most cases, getting an upgrade to a new version of Android is exciting. It usually ushers in numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, new UI elements, and a whole new experience with the device than what people are used to. That said, sometimes it can be a real pain when a new version of Android comes out because a number of bad things can happen. For starters, you may loose root, along with the exploit used to acquire root. Secondly,...

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Will Verduzco · May 8, 2012

Samsung Blaze 4G Modem May Increase Transfer Speed on Sidekick 4G

While the device has its own home on our forums, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has been forgotten by many in favor of the more eye catching flagships from both Samsung and HTC. However, there are still many users out there using the device as their daily driver. While it may lack the speed and amazing screen of the above devices, it still offers a decently fast 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and a capable slide-out keyboard for the more messaging-centric users. However,...

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egzthunder1 · May 4, 2012

Blue Angel Finally Receives Android Port

Well, they said it couldn't be done, that the hardware would never take it. However, challenges like these are what has kept XDA-Developers alive all these years, and with it, some devices as well. The mythical HTC Blue Angel, the first ever device to receive a WM5, WM6, and WM6.1 port, and the first ever device spotted running Android 1.0 has been granted the ability to run Android once again, but this time, a much more robust and newer build....

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Former Writer · Apr 20, 2012

Universal Gingerbread Root for Motorola Devices

Not long ago, we brought you a nearly universal Gingerbread root method for Samsung phones. It was really cool, as more than two dozen Samsung devices could be rooted and unrooted two simple files. Since rooting is at the core of device development , new root methods---especially universal ones---are always exciting news. XDA Forum Member rodrigojfuentes has posted a method that should root all Motorola phones currently running Gingerbread. The method requires users to be running Linux, so Windows and Mac...

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Former Writer · Apr 16, 2012

Dolby Sound Enhancement Drivers Ported to Galaxy 3

Many consider stock Android's music management and sound output to be sub par. This manifests in developer efforts to fix the situation such as equalizer applications and the porting of Beats Audio to every Gingerbread ROM. Since Google is presumably not working on making audio more exciting, it is up to the developers to keep the audio enhancements coming. XDA Senior Member D3HuM4NiZ3D has also ported the Dolby Sound Enhancer to the Samsung Galaxy 3. Installing Dolby Sound Enhancement will, first and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 12, 2012

Flying Farting Donkies for Flatulent Flight

Every once in a while an application comes along where the jokes just write themselves. This application is one of them. Flying Farting Donkies is a simple, yet thoroughly enjoyable game. XDA Senior Member adecker introduces the game by saying the following: Introducing Flying Farting Donkies by Decker-Barringer Technologies; DBT for short. FFD is a fun and challenging arcade game that is safe for kids and adults to play! It features OpenFeint to track scores, provide achievements and social networking,...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 12, 2012

Quickly Count Change With QuickChange

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 11, 2012

Swapp Your Cards with Card Swapp

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....

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 11, 2012

Ease Your Mind with Barbell Loader

Math is difficult. When you are spending your time pimpin’ to the beat, walking down the street with your new la freak, with your animal print pants out of control, there is only one thing that matters for LMFAO and yourself. That fact is that you are sexy, and you know it. But how does one become so self-aware of his or her physical attractiveness? Well, it is simple---you work out. Lifting weights takes a lot of energy and concentration...

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