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Former Writer · Oct 13, 2012

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

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...

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Former Writer · Feb 16, 2012

Mod for Dell Streak 5 Increases Signal Strength

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...

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liwen · Dec 25, 2011

Dell Streak 5 Gets Official Gingerbread

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!).

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egzthunder1 · Jul 1, 2011

MultiBasebanFlasher And MultiRecoveryFlasher Available For Dell Streak

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...

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mic_888 · Mar 23, 2011

MultiRecoveryFlasher Tool For Streak

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,...

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mic_888 · Mar 16, 2011

Dell Streak Screen DIY Replacement

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...

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mic_888 · Dec 8, 2010

Streak Recovery Available

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...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 26, 2010

Fix the Froyo Lag in Your Streak

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...

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mic_888 · Aug 31, 2010

Dell Streak LED Mod

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...

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mic_888 · Aug 18, 2010

Eclair Running on Dell Streak

If you're an owner of a US Dell Streak, you may have been disappointed to find it running Cupcake whilst other lucky Android device owners are already running Froyo and more recently UK Streak owners who have got their hands on an Eclair beta. Now, you can get one step closer to the frozen delights and run Eclair too!  XDA forum member Greenarcher707 has managed to get the Android 2.1 beta running on his US unlocked Dell Streak and has...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 9, 2010

Beta Units of Dell Streak Get IMEI Blocked by AT&T

If you are eagerly waiting for the Dell Streak, you may want to stay clear from buying the pre-release versions sold by AT&T in the US. As it turns out, the IMEI numbers for the devices that were sold were in beta (trial) stages as well. Long story short, the trial period expired and the Streaks out in the market, got automatically blocked by AT&T with no way of getting a cell connection. According to a thread started by XDA...

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