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egzthunder1 · Oct 24, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note And HTC Sensation XL Forums Added

Well, it seems that it is the time to go back to big devices, and the bigget they are, the more appealing they seem. You have likely seen he flurry of announcements regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note and the HTC Sensation XL. The first of these two is said to bridge the gap between tabs and phones due to it having a larger screen but not making it big enough to qualify as a tab. It does carry some impressive specs...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 21, 2011

Want To Run Rooted .893 On Your Bionic? Here’s How…

As it is customary with Motorola, all of their stuff is locked beyond comprehension (albeit, there have been a few smart workarounds to customize our devices). It seems that the latest update for the Motorola Bionic is very tempting as it has a ton of improvements in terms of battery life, stability, and speed. However, the caveat is that if you flash this update, you will lose root. At least this was the case until XDA member Sjflowerhorn came up with a...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 20, 2011

First Theme Available For SGS2 Hercules

Ok, so a few hours ago we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S2 was successfully rooted. Well, since you are probably already done installing and using all those wonderful restricted apps that only being rooted would allow you to use, we need to give you something else to take your mind from the real world. We are proud to announce the very first flashable theme for the Hercules, which is brought to you by XDA member mongo41. We figured that it...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 20, 2011

Samsung Hercules Rooted With Stock Kernel Pulled

If you just went into a T-Mobile store thinking "hmm.. that SGS2 looks tempting but I really want to be able to mod the daylights out of it", well, now is your chance. According to a thread started by XDA Recognized Developer |Melvin| root was achieved by slayher over at RW. You will now be able to attend to all your nodding cravings easily and flash your heart away through Odin and Heimdall. But wait! That's not all because as a result...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 20, 2011

One Click Perma Root For Amaze 4G

Nothing beats the smell of development early in the morning. The reason I say this is because it looks like as devices keep popping up on xda, they follow the same path as everything that finds a home here: show up, get rooted, get modded. This seems to be the case for one of the latest additions to the TMobile family, the Amaze 4G. We just learned that XDA Recognized Developer xboarder56 along with the help of a few other devs,...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 19, 2011

Updates Here, Updates There, Updates Everywhere – HTC Seems To Be Stepping Up To The Plate

Wow! Today has been an incredible day in the wonderful world of Android. It has been a streak of events one right after the other: ICS SDK hits and GPL compliant sources get released, Siri gets an Android rival, and now we just learned from two different sources, in two different parts of the world, that the Sensation is getting updates, although seemingly different. The first one that we got wind of was one going into Canadian Sensations, particularly, one...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 19, 2011

Add Beats To Any Sense Rom

You have likely been hearing about the new Beats Audio technology that was implemented on the Sensation XE last month. This is essentially a sound enhancer app that makes using headphones a bliss (especially if they are Beats by Dr Dre). A few select roms on various devices have had this ported to them by their respective chefs, like this one. But, what if the particular rom that has it is not exactly your cup of tea? Fear no more...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 18, 2011

Sources For Samsung Galaxy S2 Hercules (T-Mobile) Released!

With the release of the latest addition to the Galaxy S2 family, Samsung is yet once again proving that they are trying their hardest to commit their involvement in the development community. With the previous two installments (for AT&T and Sprint), we saw that the Korean manufacturer dropped the sources for both kernel and platform almost immediately after release (and in the case of the Epic 4G Touch, it was on the same day). It seems that people getting the...

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azrienoch · Oct 13, 2011

First CM7 Touchpad Alpha Released, and More on HP’s GPL Violation

Today is turning out to be a rollercoaster of news for the HP Touchpad.  Shortly after last night’s article on how HP installed Android on every Touchpad in order to load the component manufacturers' drivers for testing hardware, the Cyanogenmod Touchpad team announced the first public release of their CM7 alpha.  It was over a month ago that the CM Touchpad team posted footage of Android's first boot on the Touchpad.  The result came at a price of hundreds of...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2011

Claystone 3D Launcher Updated – Now With More 3D!

You may recall a few months back that we spoke about a new launcher/UI called Claystone, developed by XDA member claystoneinc. Well, the project didn't die, and in fact, it got better and better over the last few months. Just in case you don't recall, Claystone 3D is a panel-type UI, which allows you to put all of your content, running apps, and even your apps drawer, into panels that can be accessed by a few touches and slides on the...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2011

Kyocera Echo Running GB Successfully Rooted

The revolutionary concept known as the Kyocera Echo, which was deemed by many as a monumental failure, seems to be getting some development action on it regardless of its reputation. While we do not have a formal forum for this device on XDA, there are several owners of this device who make their contributions to the community in their own way and post relevant information for those who come to our site in the quest for knowledge (and root). Thanks...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 12, 2011

T-Mobile Galaxy S 2 Forums Added

Well, it looks like the SGS2 family is finally complete. Each and every device from Samsung's new line up finally has a place they can call home on xda-developers. The latest entry into this party is T-Mobile's version of the SGS2, which went on sale not too long ago. The device, code named Hercules, gets its name from the obvious gigantic 4.5 inch Super AMOLED+ screen, which is one of the largest available for a mobile phone (without going into...

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mic_888 · Oct 10, 2011

Sync Your Books Across Devices With Aldiko Sync

XDA forum member GameGod72 is an avid user of the Aldiko eBook reader app and recently got himself a tablet. The dev wanted to be able to read his books on both his phone and tablet but could not find anything, and decided to do something about it himself! Aldiko Sync is the XDA member's first Android app, which syncs your books and bookmarks across various Android-powered devices. The app requires Android 2.2+ and root access. Additionally, you'll need a Dropbox...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 10, 2011

CM 7.1 Released For A Bunch Of Devices

For those of you who follow the incredibly popular AOSP project also known as Cyanogenmod, you will be happy to hear that today, the CM team released the highly anticipated CM 7.1. The beauty of the latest incarnation of CM is that it incorporates a large array of devices not supported before, including but not limited to the Sony Ericsson family of devices (Neo, Play, etc). On top of that, this latest release comes loaded with what many believe will...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 7, 2011

Remember The UnBrickable Mod? Well, The Fascinate Just Got In The List…

The fantasy of having a device that could be brought back from the dead was only a dream for most people out there (or at least to those who are not in possession of JTAG boxes). At this point in time, you are likely familiar with the work done by XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler, who has turned this quasi-mythical concept into a very tangible reality. The UnBrickable Mod is, as its name clearly implies, a way to recover your device from...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 5, 2011

Want Faster Android On Your HD2? Data Successfully Moved To EXT Partition

Well, the beloved (and becoming) venerable HTC Leo (aka HD2) still has lots of fight left in it thanks to members developing on it left and right. Every single update to Android devices has gone, one way or another, through the HD2 as well. We have seen advancements of this WM native device excel in the field of Android like no other device (even native Android devices) have seen. In one of his latest roms, XDA member dorimanx has been able to...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2011

HTC Ruby aka Amaze 4G Forums Added

Well, we are starting the last quarter of this year and the holiday season is just around the corner. As such, new and rather impressive devices are coming out or at least have been announced to arrive just in time for the Christmas season. Starting off the celebrations, we have HTC who just released the HTC Ruby, also known as the Amaze 4G, running on the T-Mobile network. If you thought that the Sensation was an interesting device to have,...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2011

Sense Zero Ported To More Devices – Eris, Sapphire, and Hero GSM Owners Rejoice!

It certainly didn't take long. If you recall yesterday, we published an article about a port of the HTC Pico's Rom to the Hero CDMA. This port came loaded with a lighter qvga version of the brand new Sense 3.5, which is also referred to as Sense Zero. We said that we were probably going to see ports of this on all other devices that were left for dead when it came to updates. Well, a little over 24 hours...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 3, 2011

Android 2.3.7 Hits The Streets!

Well, it seems that the people/team behind Gingerbread really do not want to see this fantastic version of Android to be left behind and forgotten. Because of this, they decided to start rolling out what is likely to be one of the last updates to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.7. Several devices received OTAs being pushed in about a week and a half ago. Needless to say, between that time and now, roms of all sizes and colors have surfaced for a...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 2, 2011

Uncanny Resembling iPhone Apps For Android

There are plenty of iPhone looking skins out there for Android. This is for the kind of people that love to show how their Android devices can easily be turned into iPhone looking hardware and flaunting about how the inverse cannot be done. Well, if you are among these people and love to get functionality and smoothness, you should check out what XDA member amitmiz while browsing through the MIUI forums. Apparently, the member came across a rom for the Desire and...

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