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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Receives Root at Long Last

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In the world of Android, there are some devices that are in a world in between tablets and phones. Their only purpose in life is to claim a market that has long been dominated by Apple’s iPod line. Sometime last year, Samsung decided to try and dive into this market with a portable device dedicated solely to become a media and gaming pocket center to remove Apple from its current throne. They did so by releasing the Galaxy Player series of devices. Their appeal was the fact that they catered to an audience craving for more screen real estate than what the iPod offered, at a lower price. In fact, they also catered to people who wanted to stay in the same size factor but without having to spend a small fortune for porta. . . READ ON »

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Let Your Fingers do the Running in ShadowRun

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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 are a little man running and jumping from table to table as you walked across a restaurant in a Pitfall fashion? If you have, then you should have no issues playing this game. Essentially, your goal is to run as far as possible, using your fingers as legs. . . READ ON »

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HTC HD2 Android ROMs Reinvented: Introducing NativeSD

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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 of the device. They wanted a closer experience to an actual Android device, without losing the flexibility of Windows Mobile. After thinking about it long and hard, XDA Recognized Contributors securecrt and Xylograph put their heads together and came up with . . . READ ON »

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Sony Timescape UI Now Available for the LG P500

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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 flashy Sony Timescape UI running on the P500 running Gingerbread. The original mod is courtesy of XDA Senior Member ra3al. It was originally tested on CM7, but should be usable on any Gingerbread ROM.

To install, users download the patch . . . READ ON »

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

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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 responsive UI, working keyboard (no backlight though), and much more. While most fixes are being rolled into more general releases as opposed to nighties, the few owners of Blue Angels left eagerly await the release of the updated ports. To keep the excitement going, d-two h. . . READ ON »

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Enable 3D on the EVO 3D… All the Time

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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 the 3D display?” Being able to watch a few movies and play certain games in 3D is cool, but there should certainly be other things that can be done to take advantage of the panel technology—like a 3D interface, 3D wallpaper, and so on.

If you are thinking about these possible uses and m. . . READ ON »

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HTC Sense 3.5 Up And Running On The Galaxy Gio

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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 still some remaining issues with WiFi, Bluetooth, sound, sensors, and so on. However, it does boot and offer basic functionality, even if only to marvel at the wonder (or travesty, depending on your point of view) that is Sense on a Samsung device.

The ROM itself is based on the latest Chi. . . READ ON »

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Holo Launcher Brings ICS Styling to Gingerbread and Froyo

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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 the stock 4.0.4 launcher, it can be used on older versions of Android so even users who aren’t able to upgrade can sport the look and feel of ICS. Aside from looking similar to the stock ICS launcher, Holo has several additional features includin. . . READ ON »

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First Custom ROMs Arrive for the Galaxy Exhibit II

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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. The Samsung WallpaperChooser application has been unlocked and wireless ADB access is possible. If an enhanced ROM based on the original TouchWiz-laden release feel sounds good to you, this may be the build you want. Necessary files and flas. . . READ ON »

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