POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)

Play with Your Food with Garden Troopers

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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

  1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, frozen yogurt and a handful of entertainment. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 1 hour.
  2. Split into two smaller bowls, and one game mode to each bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Mix the 5 difficulties in a blender
  4. Take each small bowl an
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FaceLock Face Recognition App Locking for Gingerbread

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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 yet to receive the ICS goods.

The free version allows users to lock Settings, Play Store, Task Manager, and one application of choice. While this is by no means a way of completely securi. . . READ ON »

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

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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 firmware. Fortunately, those days have come to an end.

XDA Senior Member jlechner, with the help of other developers, has released a full method to downgrade the EVO 3D back to its Gingerbread roots. The process is a little complic. . . READ ON »

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International Note Downgrade to Gingerbread from LPY ICS

Galaxy Note 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, the new version of Android may be a little buggier than you would like. This is why there are downgrade guides—so users can get back to an older version for whatever reason.

This is the case for the International Galaxy Note, as users who installed the LPY ICS update or rece. . . READ ON »

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

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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, one common complaint from device owners is that reception and data speeds don’t quite live up to its name’s 4G aspirations. Luckily, XDA Forum Member Reviewers (one of the maintainers of the GenericGinger ROM for the device) has exper. . . READ ON »

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Blue Angel Finally Receives Android Port

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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. XDA Recognized Developer d-two has successfully ported and released the first alpha version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 for the BA.

As stated, the port is in alpha state and as such has quite a few bugs, but not bad for an initial release. The device does have a working touch. . . READ ON »

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Universal Gingerbread Root for Motorola Devices

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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 users need to load a Linux virtual machine to proceed.

From there, it’s a few commands to obtain and alter the the files, followed by a simple flash. Nothing too difficult, but be sure to r. . . READ ON »

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Dolby Sound Enhancement Drivers Ported to Galaxy 3

Dolby Volume

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 foremost, delete anything even remotely related to Beats Audio on your device if you already have it on there. However, many users agree that Beats Audio delivers too much bass, and Dolby delivers b. . . READ ON »

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Flying Farting Donkies for Flatulent Flight

Flying Farting Donkies

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, built on Unity3D FFD provides fast and fun gameplay!
Collect the beans to gain gas, tap to let it out and fly!

This game is a gas. Literally. Once you download this game and let her rip, you will be ignoring the b. . . READ ON »

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