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MTD-Utils Tool for Dell Streak 5 Brings Flashing to Booted Android System

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The Dell Streak 5 was around before phablets were cool. While it never caught on in the mainstream, it’s had a pretty good development life here on XDA. It is not quite done yet, though. Recently, a tool was released that gives the Dell Streak 5 a few developer-level features—some of which can be used by average users.

XDA Senior Member _n0p_ recently released MTD-Utils. On the surface, the tool doesn’t bring a lot for the average user. It is a few compiled MTD utilities called nanddump, nandwrite, and nand_erase. These can be pretty fun if you know how to use them. They do essentially what their names imply. In addition to the tool, _n0p_ has also included some essential information needed to us. . . READ ON »

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Mod for Dell Streak 5 Increases Signal Strength

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Having to deal with low quality calls is, simply put, annoying. To have to deal with dropped calls even more so. However, rarely is it the fault of the device and usually more along the lines of the fault of the carrier network. That, of course, doesn’t mean that it hurts to be able to help the signal strength along.

As is the cause that XDA Senior Member djscopesofm has taken up by releasing a modification for the Dell Streak 5 that will help boost signal strength and connection speed.

The mod is easy to apply and requires only that you’re rooted and your favorite file manager, be it ES File Explorer or Root Explorer. From there, it’s editing the old build.prop file. AT&T and Australia have thei. . . READ ON »

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Dell Streak 5 Gets Official Gingerbread

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Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Android, but who cares? For owners of the Streak 5, which has been discontinued and since left neglected with Froyo, Gingerbread is better than nothing. Luckily, forum member neocoritol has found an update lying on Dell’s servers.

Head over to the forum thread to download the PKG, and follow the instructions to get your Streak updated to Android 2.3 (finally!).. . . READ ON »

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MultiBasebanFlasher And MultiRecoveryFlasher Available For Dell Streak

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Flashing RUU tools for our devices have been a popular object of development since the early days of Windows Mobile. Since then, many carriers and manufacturers have bundled these as update packages to send to their customers every time they want to send a new set of updates to users, or at least the ones that prefer not to use OTA’s. Among RUU’s, there are custom ones that can be used for several other purposes. In the case of the latest release by XDA member UKSheep, his Multi flasher can be used to flash not only roms, but also basebands as well as recovery images onto the infamous Dell device. According to the dev, the app can be used to flash the most widely used recoveries out there, so if you are someo. . . READ ON »

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MultiRecoveryFlasher Tool For Streak

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If you do a lot of flashing into Recovery on your Streak, you might be interested in XDA forum member UKSheep‘s new MultiRecoveryFlasher tool for Windows.

The main reason for the tool is to enable easy flashing to the most used Recoveries. Included are the Dell Recoveries from ROM 2.2/309, 315, 318,319,340,345 and also ClockworkMod and StreakMod.

And of course, the tool also includes the option to reboot.

You’ll need to download the rar file, extract and start the executable, start your Streak into fastboot mode and connect via USB.

To download the tool, and for more information, head on over to the application thread.. . . READ ON »

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Dell Streak Screen DIY Replacement

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If you’ve ever attempted to replace any hardware on your mobile device then you might remember the first time you attempted such a task and the moment of truth when you finally manage to piece your device back together.

XDA forum member refthemc recently went though the experience when replacing the screen on his cousin’s Streak. It turns out the the Streak is really only held together by glue and pressure. Thankfully everything worked out and the guys managed to piece the device back together.

The XDA member provides links to good tips and tricks as well as where to buy decent parts and notes that the Gorilla Glass and LCD detach from the rest of the phone once the ribbons are unclipped. A box cutter is a. . . READ ON »

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Streak Recovery Available

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For Dell Streak owners, thanks to XDA forum member mistadman, you now have your very own specific implementation of Recovery with a stock look and feel.

The dev has been working on this little project for some time and has based his work on the Clockwork Recovery (Koush).

The tool is still in early development but currently features:

  • Landscape
  • Capacitve buttons
  • First stage of the two stage camera button working
  • Signature verification setting survives reboot

Additionally, the project is open source and any suggestions or feedback will be appreciated.

To download, and for the link to the source code, visit the forum thread.. . . READ ON »

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Fix the Froyo Lag in Your Streak

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XDA member smokku provides all Streak users with an answer for the reported lag and overall lousy performance of the Froyo stock update. The dev provided us with a few files and a simple process to speed up the device and make it perform like it should. There have already been various reports of  higher Quadrant scores as well as noticeable increased responsiveness. In case you are wondering, the files that you will be flashing will place anew custom kernel in your device, which comes already pre-tweaked for a few things like overclocking, so get SetCPU ready.

If you can, please provide your own experience with this fix. There may be tweaks that are needed but so far, this seems to be doing the trick.

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Dell Streak LED Mod

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Do you own a Dell Streak and wish the LED’s were just that bit more exciting?  Well, you’ll have LED envy when you see the mod that XDA forum member tomgman has made to his Android tablet.

The XDA member has bravely dismantled his Dell Streak and changed the SMD 0603 LEDs to rid the tablet of the original white LEDSs and end up with a blue home button, pink menu button and a green back button.

In case you’re wondering what the XDA member means by SMD – Surface Mount Devices (SMD) are electronic devices such as the circuit board of the Streak, which are made to accommodate Surface Mounted Components (SMC), which in turn can be mounted directly onto the surface of the board.

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