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egzthunder1 · Oct 14, 2012

Multi Platform Root Tool for the Motorola Razr i

So, you got your new shiny, slim, and Intel-loaded Motorola RAZR i, and could not be more grateful to Motorola for allowing you to unlock your bootloader simply simply handing them your soul warranty. Your device is now ready to flash anything that comes across your screen, be it a kernel or a ROM. However, not too many devs have purchased the device yet, and as a result, not too many ROMs are available. So, you are stuck with stock. However,...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 14, 2012

Swing and Miss: Motorola RAZR i Kernel Source Almost Here

The newly announced Motorola RAZR i is what many people looking for change have been waiting for. Well, maybe not looking for change, but rather looking forward to Intel's entrance into the mobile handset market. Talk began regarding the Medfield platform, which is essentially an Intel Atom CPU and a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, which actually brings devices one step closer to being full laptop replacements. For those who guessed that Google would be the first to take them for...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2012

Unlock the Bootloader on the Motorola RAZR i

Earlier today, we announced the creation of a forum for the Intel Medfield-powered Motorola RAZR i. As exciting as a new device is, nothing beats the thrill experienced when development work begins. As an excellent first step, let's get started and unlock the bootloader! Motorola devs have always had it hard ever since Android came into existence. The company's old policies virtually locked everyone out of being able to do anything at all with their devices. This was mainly due...

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jerdog · Oct 12, 2012

New Alarm Clock App for That Oft-Hated Moment of the Day

If there's one thing you may hate but may not be able to live without (and no, I am not talking about your significant other), it is the alarm clock. Some people have an internal one and have the uncanny ability to wake up 5 minutes earlier than their alarm; others have one that sits across the room and is the equivalent of the entire cast of the 12 Days of Christmas parading around your room. Either way, you still...

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Former Writer · Oct 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Gets CyanogenMod 9 and 10, Exhilarate Gets CM10

The last time we brought you news on the Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G, it was getting root and recovery. Since then, developers have been working to make it a more fun to device for flashers. After a few months, the Blaze 4G not only received CM9 but also CM10. On the same day, no less. XDA Senior Member erikmm ported CyanogenMod9 to the Blaze 4G. Despite it being a first release, it is perfectly stable with the only known issue...

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jerdog · Oct 10, 2012

HoloNotes Brings Simplistic Styling to Your Note Taking

Given the relative ease in deploying an application to the public in the Android environment (vs. giving Apple your firstborn), there are a large collection of applications which may cause your stomach to go into convulsions when you attempt to use them. So when Google released their Android Design Guidelines, it brought a collective sigh of relief from the UX and UI crowd. HoloNotes, by XDA Forum Member HoloApps, is one that fits the bill of a clean, functionally designed application...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2012

Add Physics to your Homescreen with Node

We have featured several LiveWallpapers on the Portal in the past---everything from Mario dashing through the different worlds in his game and Tetris pieces falling and accommodating themselves to Androids falling on your screen and bouncing around as you move your device. However from time to time, we come across some wallpapers so interesting that they deserve attention. XDA Forum Member suffick released a few LWPs on XDA recently. And his latest addition Node is a physics-lover's must have. The premise of...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 1, 2012

Get the Latest Walkman from the Xperia S, T, and V on any ICS Device

As we love having different things from different devices on our "non-compatible" phones, we cannot help but enjoy features such as the Sense lock screen, TouchWiz, Blur (riiight), Timescape, and more. One feature that has not gotten a whole lot of press is the Walkman player present in the Xperia S, T, and V devices. This player is featured pack with visualizations, equalizers, smooth animations, transitions, and everything that one expects of a music player this day and age. Luckily,...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 28, 2012

NVFlash for the Asus TF300

The Asus Transformer series share a few things in common with its different iterations: bleeding edge hardware (at the time of release), latest OS, a lousy GPS (someone had to say it), and a special group of developers (including XDA Recognized Developers and forum members rayman, lilstevie, kmdm, apache14 and IEFtm). This peculiar individual is the reason why most Asus devices are, for the most part, unbrickable, and also why some are able enjoy the goodness of Ubuntu through NVFlash operations. In case...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 23, 2012

Add Actual 3D Wallpapers to your EVO 3D Home Screen

A few weeks ago, we brought you news about an app that enabled 3D on the EVO 3D at all times by XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor. In that article, we stated that one of the cool things that one could do with this would be to have actual 3D wallpapers on your screen. However, the process of getting these on the screen is not as straight forward as one would think. On Sense, when a wallpaper is chosen, the OS will automatically...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 21, 2012

Let Your Fingers do the Running in ShadowRun

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 20, 2012

Just Like That, Kindle Fire HD 7 Receives the Gift of Root

Just earlier today, we discussed the invulnerable, un-crackable, Kindle Fire HD7 (bootloader, anyway). We talked about how Amazon was trying their hardest to keep you purchasing one important thing for them: content. We also talked about how the device is very well protected at the bootloader level, which means that no custom ROMs will surface any time soon. Having said that, we just became aware thanks to a thread by XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase that the Kindle Fire HD7 was finally...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 20, 2012

HTC HD2 Android ROMs Reinvented: Introducing NativeSD

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 20, 2012

No Devs Allowed? Kindle Fire HD Family Locked Down

As is customary with most devices from major manufacturers, the new Kindle Fire HD brothers are coming out of Amazon's womb very much locked down. Well, not just locked down---that would be a bit of an understatement. The KFHD family is beyond being locked, and according to Amazon's engineers, the new system is impossible to crack. XDA Recognized Contributor kinfauns has started a discussion thread in the newly added forum to talk about and discuss the possible cracks available (if any) on...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2012

Enable 3D on the EVO 3D… All the Time

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 14, 2012

Win a Galaxy S3, XDA at the Big Android BBQ, and Jelly Bean Updates and Leaks – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week for the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan talks about the news of replacing S-Voice with Google Now on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan mentions Boot to Gecko being available for Verizon and GSM Galaxy Nexuses---or is it Nexii? Jordan mentions XDA Developer TV videos for this week including: XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch's...

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Former Writer · Sep 13, 2012

First AOSP ICS for Thunderbolt With Working Data Released

Getting AOSP working on a device is always a big deal. In fact, we we mention AOSP-based ROMs quite frequently on the Portal. It's vanilla Android at its finest and many users prefer it to Android that's been flavored by OEMs. Now, the HTC Thunderbolt has some AOSP ICS goodness, and this time you can even use data! For Thunderbolt owners, data has been the big struggle with AOSP ports and, it is finally over. XDA Senior Member [SP]JESTER, along with...

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David Watt · Sep 11, 2012

Jelly Bean Emoji Font on Ice Cream Sandwich

We've all come across some weird looking characters on our phones while browsing Twitter, reading emails, or checking Facebook. They often appear as square shapes or blank spaces. Most of the time, these "glitches" are due to Emoji characters. Emoji characters are an extensive set of icons or smilies, more commonly used by our dear friends, the iPhone users. The reason you don't see them correctly on your Android device is because up until Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google had not implemented...

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jerdog · Sep 10, 2012

Samsung Captivate Glide on AT&T Receiving Android 4.0.4 via KIES

The Samsung Captivate Glide is a Galaxy S II derivative on AT&T. Back in April when Samsung announced the list of carrier devices that would be receiving Android 4.0, the Glide made the cut. Since then there have been a few leaks, with not much being said from Samsung regarding an official release date. After 5 months, Samsung has finally released the update via KIES.  In order to apply the update you will of course need to be on a stock,...

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Former Writer · Sep 9, 2012

First Sense 4.1 ROM Hits CDMA EVO 3D

It's always good to see newer software gets ported to older devices with enough functionality to actually use. It can add new life to older devices and make them more tolerable for at least a little bit longer. Now, the HTC EVO 3D has a working Sense 4.1 port, and it comes not long after the official update to Ice Cream Sandwich. XDA Senior Member chubbzlou is credited for having created the original port of the Sense 4.1 ROM to the...

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