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egzthunder1 · Sep 30, 2011

Lenovo Thinkpad Dump Available

Every time a new device comes out, we tend to either want to get it or what is included with it. Since most of us are cash strapped and cannot spend $400 - $700 dollars per device each time one comes out, we are only left with the option of trying to get what we currently have to look and behave in the same way as the original thing. For this purpose, you normally will need dumps of systems such...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 29, 2011

Connect To The Web With Your Transformer Via An Ethernet Cable

At this point, if you read the title of this article, you are probably be thinking "what?". We all know and love the ability of our devices to be able to connect to the net regardless of where we are thanks to the power of Wifi and 3G/4G. However, when you are comfortably sitting at home or at the office and you have a router close by, why do you have to suffer from a slow (when compared to wired)...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 22, 2011

Sony S Tablet Forums Added

It looks like the rumors were indeed true and Sony decided to make their late, yet expected appearance in the wonderful and incredibly competitive world of tablets. The Sony S is a nice and sleek tab with pretty much the same features as most Honeycomb equipped tablets. The main difference is actually the ergonomic design of the body, which is supposed to give you a better feel and grip on your tab. As an added bonus, it seems that Sony...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 17, 2011

Add Some 3G And 4G To Your Iconia A500 Tab

As you are probably aware, there are a few mods for a couple of tabs sporting Honeycomb that will allow you to attach a usb dongle for 3G capabilities on non 3G tabs. Well, it seems that XDA member nateleduc has decided that a tab with a tail does not look all that great. After taking his Acer Icons A500 apart, he found an empty space with mount screw holes and solder points in the mother board. Essentially, this is the...

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orb3000 · Sep 6, 2011

How To Install A Honeycomb ROM On HTC Flyer 32Gb

This week has started off rather busy in terms of news for being labour day. And now we have a how-to guide by XDA member globatron, who informed us about this complete guide for installing Android Honeycomb on the HTC Flyer. According to the source, this guide has only been tested on a Euro WWE 32GB 3G Flyer, but it may work on other configurations as well. The ROM is completely stock and if you have all the necessary files,...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 2, 2011

Porting Puccini To The Transformer

Elegant and useful. That is my personal view on Sense roms. The version of Sense found in the HTC Flyer and its variants is certainly not the exception to this rule and ever since the release of the leaked system dump from the Puccini (AT&T's version of the tablet), people throughout the site have been going at it in attempts to make this work in their favorite devices. The latest entry in this race is XDA Recognized Developer jcarrz1 who has...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 31, 2011

Motorola XOOM Now Rocking 4G-Capable Rooted 3.2.2!

The development world never sleeps, at least not on XDA. Immediately after receiving the 3.2.2 OTA yesterday, XDA forum member AceXMachine promptly provided the stock images to fellow XDA forum member solarnz. Does that name sound familiar to you? It should. The Tiamat team member has plenty of ROM, kernel, and recovery work under his belt. Now, the developer provides us with a pre-rooted version of the stock images that can be applied to any device regardless of model or country of origin....

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egzthunder1 · Aug 31, 2011

SBK Detection Tool For The Asus Transformer

One of the biggest discoveries in the (short) life of the Asus Transformer is the leak of the SBK (Secure Boot Key). This little piece of information has turned this device into an almost unbrickable tab. The information from the key will allow your device to be accessed via USB whenever APX is the only thing that will work (a bad flash wll likely cause your device to simply turn on to a black screen). This will allow you to...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 26, 2011

Workaround For Flash’s Low FPS on Asus Transformer

Quite possibly, one of the only annoyances that plagues the Honeycomb stock browser is its inability to properly use its full 30 fps potential on flash videos. At least, this seems to be the case for a few custom roms in certain devices like the Asus Transformer. After doing a bit of looking around, XDA member Roach2010 found something interesting regarding a file that does not get installed after updating Flash Player versions. Discuss, decided to experiment a bit with this...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

PowerBubble – Quality Bubble Level, Great Graphics

There are many spirit level applications around - for all OS's, probably because it's a good type of application for developers to have a first go at - and XDA forum member go goad's Bubble Level is just that. The dev states that it is his and a friend's first try in the Android Market, but that the focus is on quality so Bubble Level should be quite polished. The app has ads, but they can be switched off from...

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mic_888 · Aug 17, 2011

Secure Settings – A Tasker Plugin

Android device owners who use Tasker, may be interested to learn of  a new plugin from XDA forum member intangibleDroid. Secure Settings is a Tasker/Locale compatible plugin for Android OS 2.2 and above, and allows users to : Toggle the keyguard Lock the device Set or reset the device's password/pin Run any linux command (with/without root) Tasker users can store command output info in user defined Tasker variables Wake the device And for root users - enable/disable wireless ADB Secure Settings is...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 47

As part of our regular Q&A session here on the XDA-Developers Portal, I'll be covering some questions and issues frequently seen here in the world of XDA. This week, we'll concentrate on everyone's favorite large-screened devices--Honeycomb-powered tablets! Q: Is it possible to turn the a500 display off when connecting to a TV using HDMI out? If you try to lock the device (hit the power button), it halts the device completely. There is not brightness option for "completely off," so that's...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 12, 2011

Is Texting From Your Tab Appealing? Tablet Talk Can Help

There are plenty of SMS apps for tablets out there, but this one is quite peculiar as it requires your phone to send and receive the texts. One would think that this is kinda pointless, but for people who would much rather text from a 7-10 inch screen rather than a thumb keyboard it would likely mean the end of fat finger typos. This is rather interesting alternative is presented by XDA member apDroid. The first release of this app is...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 12, 2011

Get All Your Storage Stats Needs For Your Transformer Thanks To StorageEther

Many of the apps and widgets that we are so used to on Android may or may not have made their way into the tablet version of the OS. One that is not as common for the Honey bee is the kind of widgets that provide you with information regarding your storage situation. We are happy to say that XDA member alias_neo is releasing not the first but the second version of his app, StorageEther. If you hate having to go...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 12, 2011

Take Panorama Shots With Your Transformer Thanks to Photaf 3D

We all love our tablets as they are fully featured devices, simply great pieces of hardware to reap benefits from. This time around, we will focus on a rather interesting app made by XDA member Obg1 has developed an app that works rather well with the Asus Transformer. Photaf 3D will extend the functionality of your camera by giving it the gift of panoramic shots. So, if you were bored of taking still pictures while holding your tab, now is the...

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mic_888 · Aug 9, 2011

Writepad: Handwriting Optimised For Stylus – Beta Testers Required

Tablet owners looking for a smooth writing experience should check out XDA forum member transceiver's Writepad application for Android tablets. Originally written for the Asus EeePad Transformer running Android 3.2, the dev is interested to find out how it works on other tablets and is looking for beta testers. Current features include - No lag and no jitter between the stylus movement and the screen response. Smart palm detection - only records the writing from your stylus (right handed only for...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 3, 2011

Enjoy Various Widgets for Honeycomb

Honeycomb's UI is nice and smooth (particularly after it was updated to 3.2). However, due to compqtibility issues, there are many widgets that we are used to that just flat out don't work. Moreover, there aren"t too many decent or useful widgets designed for this OS. Well, if you were praying for a good widget suite, take a look at what XDA member SnowBEE has exactly what you were longing for. The new Wizz suite will give your empty 10 inch...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 3, 2011

One Click Root Script For Asus Transformer on Linux

We all love simplicity in our lives. This is a concept that has spread throughout the technology world, a concept that is based on the law on minimal efforts (getting the same amount of work done, while reducing the actual input on said task). Rooting is always a fun activity but it can be quite time consuming if you are not sure of what you are doing. So, XDA member rebound821 decided that it was time to give Transformer owners something a...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011

Viewpad 7 Forums Added

Life is more enjoyable when it has variety. Same can be said about certain mobile devices and with this concept in mind, it looks like the good guys over at Viewsonic decided to release a new incarnation of their already popular Viewpad 7, but this time, it comes loaded with Honeycomb on it. The unit comes with loaded with a dual core Tegra processor of 1 GHz, which is pretty standard so far for mostly every tab coming out. Also,...

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mic_888 · Aug 1, 2011

MicroSD Mounter For XOOM HC 3.2 ROOT Users

If you're a Motorola XOOM owner, take a look at the useful app XDA forum member ekarelis has made to re-mount the microSD card as read/write for rooted Motorola XOOM Honeycomb 3.2 users. The app simply dismounts and remounts the microSD card in it's 'stock' location as read/write. Optionally, you can also add a mount point to /sdcard/ external which is friendlier for some apps. Note that the app is still under development so the dev states that use of this...

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