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egzthunder1 · Jun 19, 2011

Easily Simply Just Root Your 3.1 ASUS Transformer

So, if nothing else could be said about Honeycomb latest update for the Transformer, it is rather smooth and people (quite possible for the first time in the site's history) are actually happy with stock. It is fluid, stable, and very much usable. As such, many members are leaning towards keeping the device stock, but would love to have an easy way to root the device to be able to do things such as Titanium Backup, using Root Explorer, and...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 17, 2011

Working Smali/Baksmali for Honeycomb

Honeycomb seems to be a new beast altogether. There are lots of changes from the original versions of Android, changes that go rather deep down and force us to change the way things are done to roms. For instance, deodexing roms has been common practice since the days of the G1. This method of treating roms and apks, in case you are not familiar, has several advantages one of which is that it makes theming a much simpler ordeal as...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 17, 2011

Want 3G In Your Iconia Tab? Read On…

We all love our brand new shinny tabs. So much power and functionality that it makes you even wonder why you have a desktop or laptop computer in the first place. The only issue is that if you would like to have true mobility with online access while on the road, you either have to get a 3G version of your tab, which may run you a few extra couple of hundreds of dollars in the price tag, or you...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 17, 2011

Read Your Komiks in Style With Komik CBR/CBZ Reader for Honeycomb!

What's one thing people like doing on their large-screened tablet devices? Reading! Up until now, however, there has been no ideal way of reading comics on Honeycomb. Now, thanks to XDA forum member kaycha, we have a Honeycomb app meant specifically for comics! Taking aesthetic cues from Android's gallery app and new music player, Komik combines gorgeous visuals with powerful functionality. In the words of the developer: I would like to showcase my app - Komik. It is a CBR/CBZ reader that...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 15, 2011

Use Your Asus Transformer As A Free Phone

The beauty of our Android devices is that they don't have to be phones to act as such and allow you to make and receive calls. There are a wide variety of programs that can be used to communicate with others via either voice or video. However, several of these require the other user to be using the same service and some are even paid if you need to make phone calls. There are a few tutorials for different devices...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 15, 2011

SSHake Your Way Into Other Devices With Honeycomb-Modified ConnectBot

Have you been longing for a Honeycomb-friendly SSH client for your shiny, new Honeycomb tablet? Never fear, as XDA forum member arctu has the solution with his Honeycomb-friendly modifications to ConnectBot. Building off of the popular open source phone application by Kenny Root and Jeffrey Sharkey, this modification makes full use of both the fragments and ActionBar APIs. In the words of the developer: Posted this on my Twitter (@ruqqq) yesterday. Not sure how many people use ConnectBot (like I do). But anyway,...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 15, 2011

Did You Brick Your Transformer While Updating? Hope Lies Ahead…

Just a few days ago, it was posted in our forums that the security key for the ASUS Transformer was found, and as a consequence, people were both happy and confused regarding its importance. About 2 days ago, we posted a possible how to guide regarding the possibility of flashing Karmic Koala on the device. This is a process that requires a tool to flash to the nvflash, which requires said keys. Now, XDA member rayman84, who is also responsible for...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 11, 2011

Balance The Sound Coming From Your Speakers In Your Transformer

Unfortunately, many people who got the first batch of Asus Transformers got them with a slew of problems. There have been glitches in Honeycomb, connectivity issues with the dock, and a few others. However, the one that stood out the most (or at least the one that people have complained about the most) is the issue where some Transformers have unbalanced audio coming from the speakers. It seems that the sound coming out of one of the speakers was much...

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orb3000 · Jun 10, 2011

First Motorola Xoom Cooked ROM Available

Thanks to XDA member bigrushdog, we now have the first Motorola Xoom cooked ROM available. The Tiamat Team presents Xoom Rom 1.0 Deodexed, featuring a packed ROM with Tiamat 1.4.4 stock GPU, rooted with SU and superuser, desktop UA string, CRT screen off animation, call setting with SIP, SMS capable, Wifi Ad-Hoc mod enabled, USB mass storage enabled, plus many more goodies. Please make sure that you know what you are doing as this is a delicate process which will void your...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 10, 2011

Mad About Your Transformer’s Low Volume? Try This…

For those of you who have been around the world of smartphones for long enough, you will likely agree that most, if not all manufacturers set the volume of the devices at a very low level, no matter if it is the speaker volume, media volume, or in call volume. We always have a hard time hearing to others because of this. The ASUS Transformer unfortunately did not escape this fate as the volume coming either from the speakers or...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 8, 2011

Transformer Security Key Found!!

As you know, many Android devices have protections and encryptions that prevent our devs from having access to certain parts of the system. A good example would be Motorola's RSA keys which completely locked down the bootloader, thus preventing devs from completely rooting the Droid X as well as a few other devices. The ASUS Transformer is not the exception to this. You are probably thinking now, who cares? Root has been achieved and I am running the latest custom...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 7, 2011

Boot Options for ASUS Transformer

For those of you who had Android devices prior to the Transformer, one piece of functionality that you likely long for and miss like crazy is the multiple options for reboot. If, for instance, you want to go into recovery right now, you need to completely power off the device and upon powering it back on, you must hold down the poewre button and the volume down key for a few seconds before this device reboots into CWM. Well, if...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 6, 2011

Turn ASUS Updates Into CWM Flashable Roms

It looks like the development efforts for the Asus Transformer are beginning to kick into high gear now that more people are being able to get their hands on one of these tablets. One of the latest lucky devs to get their hands on one was XDA Recognized Developer supercurio, who wrote something very useful for those people who are interested in flashing updates cooked by Asus. The script in essence will turn every stock Rom update into a flashable zip...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 3, 2011

Get OpenVPN On Your LG G-Slate Tab

You may remember a couple of weeks ago that we published an article regarding the newly acquired ability of the Asus Transformer to connect to VPN networks via OpenVPN. It looks like this is beginning to spread across Honeycomb enabled devices because we just got word that the LG G-Slate is the latest device to be able to use this kind of functionality. XDA member ru1dev has been able to compile and include the tun.ko module that is basically responsible for allowing...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 2, 2011

XOOM Now Zooming Along at 1.7 GHz Thanks to Tiamat Kernel

Not to long ago, we brought you news that the Motorola XOOM had been overclocked to 1.6 GHz. Now it seems as if XDA forum member bigrushdog is at it again by rushing your XOOM's clockspeed all the way up to 1.7 GHz. The end result is a 70% CPU overclock... Simply amazing. With a 70% CPU overlock and a 33% GPU overclock, you may be able to stave off Kal-El (Quad Core Tegra 3) inspired jealously for a little while....

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egzthunder1 · May 31, 2011

Do You Like Honeycomb’s Stack Effect? Customize One With Your Own Apps With App Stack

One of the appeals of the whole Honeycomb UI is the fact that some of its widgets are actually stacks of whatever they are supposed to enable. In other words, the widget for the Market, actually will show you a stack of the featured apps in the market, a stack that you can navigate through without ever opening the widget (think of the Sense Photo Album widget if you don't know what I am explaining here). The only problem is...

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egzthunder1 · May 31, 2011

Say Hello to Custom 3.1 Roms On The Transformer

The Motorola Xoom owners are no longer the only privileged owners of Android 3.1 loaded tablets. Both Asus and Acer had promised that sometime in June they would be releasing 3.1 updates for their latest tabs. Well, it looks like this gift came a bit earlier than expected to the Transformer. After a leaked version was spotted, XDA member Roach2010 decided to take a crack at messing with it. After a few days of tweaking, modding, etc, he finally got it...

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egzthunder1 · May 27, 2011

Transformer OC’ed Yet Again…. This Time to 1.6 GHz

It seems that XDA member Blades has not slept for the last week or so because we have seen kernels from him almost every other day, each time with more awesomeness loaded on them.  This time he brings us the option of overclocking the device all the way to 1.6 GHz. Aside from a witty remark against Engadget's take on his first kernel, he has been able to get a rather stable kernel blasting through Quadrant Advanced yielding a rather incredible...

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egzthunder1 · May 27, 2011

Transformer Overclocked to 1.504 GHz

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote an article regarding the latest kernel from XDA member netarchy, which allows overclocking of the ASUS Transformer to a whopping 1.4 GHz. XDA member Blades just released his kernel, which raises the bar on the OC to 1.504 GHz. This kernel has been tested over and over by the dev and claims that it is indeed quite stable. Some benchmarks yield over 63.3 MFLOPS on Linpack, and makes video playing really smooth....

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egzthunder1 · May 25, 2011

Regain Your Privacy (And Peace of Mind) Again With “LBE Privacy Guard” for Android

Privacy is a paramount concern for many, particularly when all your personal information is stored in a device that has the potential ability to just send it to whomever it feels like it. Love it or hate it, Microsoft decided that this was far too important when Windows Vista was released and implemented a very annoying yet incredibly safe way of using your computer. The OS will ask you for confirmation of virtually every action we try to take on...

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