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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3. There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log...

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Former Writer · May 3, 2012

Dramatically Improve Droid Incredible Battery Life

Battery life on many Android devices has been a problem for quite some time. Although the hardware and software in Android has improved much in recent years, battery technology remains largely the same. While there are some rumors out of better batteries being developed and more energy efficient hardware, that isn't stopped many Android users from living charge to charge. For HTC Droid Incredible users, it doesn't have to be that way. XDA Senior Member PureMotive has developed a mod...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

Script To Allow WiFi With Radio Disabled

If you want to be able to disable the radio on your Droid Incredible whilst still allowing the use of WiFi without having to use airplane mode, XDA member CondemnedSoul has written a simple script to utilise the radio options command. This is great for people who just upgraded and want to use their older device for an mp3 player with WiFi access. The XDA member wanted to make it to be run in init.d on startup but hadn't successfully gotten it...

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ElCondor · Feb 27, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read. Q 'Why is the first test score in Quadrant always lower than the following ones ? ' A There's no expert explanation to this fact, but we guess that it has got something to do with the OS keeping the processes and data in memory. It could...

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ElCondor · Oct 22, 2010

XDA ROM Report: the Sense HD Experience on your Phone

Many reviewers have been positive about the changes HTC made to its custom Android UI, HTC Sense. Especially the htcsense.com service, which offers many features to keep track of your lost or stolen phone, is well received. However, because HTC doesn't update its older phones to have this new version of Sense - which is a bit odd in our opinion - you will have to buy either the Desire Z (Vision) or the Desire HD (Ace, we will be calling these...

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ElCondor · Sep 10, 2010

Rotary Lock Screen with Music Controls for Sense Droid Incredible

Want to control your music without having to unlock your device? With this new mod by member ihtfp69, now you can. The mod not only offers music controls  (back, previous, play and pause ) but also enables the rotary unlock button and menu unlock for Sense. According to the developer, this is the first time this has been accomplished on Sense framework for Froyo. The mod is only available for a few ROMs for the Droid Incredible, but we are expecting...

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orb3000 · Aug 31, 2010

ShakeThemAll Wallpaper for Android Updated

Back in April, XDA News Writer WenWM wrote about the first release of this live wallpaper. XDA member Yougli made an update to Live wallpaper, which uses g-sensors to display Androids falling down your screen. The updated version includes added 'slide' effect and fixed ratings update as well as more languages available, such as French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Hungarian. Light and sound are included on this version too. Originally posted by Yougli [LIVE WALLPAPER] ShakeThemAll - Droids with physics...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 27, 2010

Froyo Arrives on the HTC Droid Incredible!

HTC has just confirmed via Twitter that today will indeed be the day that owners of Verizon's Droid Incredible will finally get a taste of Froyo, as an official update rolls out across the US.  This announcement comes amid strong speculaton that such an update was imminent, and by the time you read this article the package should be available for download to your device. Although unofficial, Froyo-based ROMs have been available for the Droid Incredible for some time, the...

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ElCondor · Aug 10, 2010

Save Videos as .mp4 Instead of .3gp on your Droid Incredible

For users having trouble with the .3gp extension of the video output of their HTC Droid Incredible, XDA member scuccia created a small mod which prevents the camera to convert the recorded video to 3gp. According to scuccia, the camera actually records in the well known mpeg-4 format, but converts it afterwards to 3gp. Since the mp4 format is supported by so many more programs, this hack could be pretty useful for users that face problems with playing the video. Although,...

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ElCondor · Aug 5, 2010

Avoid Windows Driver Issues When Rooting: Use Pre-Installed Ubuntu LiveCD

Many people face several problems with their Windows drivers when rooting their Android devices. Incompatible driver issues often cause problems flashing Android to the phones, or running rooting software. To avoid this, some people use Ubuntu -- for the people that don't know it, Ubuntu is a Linux-based open-source operating system for your PC. Since Android is also based on Linux, the communication between these systems is a lot better. However, for the average Android user who has not much...

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ElCondor · Jul 13, 2010

Red Sense Theme for Droid Incredible

One good thing about the Android interface, is the ability to skin it. The common Android interface is somewhat boring, and although rumors tell us the interface will be completely revamped in the next version, a lot of people think it could definitely use some fancy eye-candy. XDA member jonnybueno created a red theme for the Droid Incredible, which includes hundreds of redrawn graphics. All these graphics fit each other perfectly, which creates a great overall look. Originally posted by...

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WenWM · Jul 10, 2010

HTC Flashlight APK

Having a flashlight on your device is becoming a necessity for just about all Windows and Android phone owners. Well, it seems XDA member JaydenR found the need for this on his Droid Incredible. So, he extracted the application from Android 2.2 build on the HTC Desire. This application does not need root access to use, so you simply need to install it and find your way around your dark house. This is the Flashlight apk from the 2.2 Froyo Desire...

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WenWM · Jul 10, 2010

Nexus One’s Cooliris 3D – Now For Droid Incredible

The Droid Incredible seems to have a little Froyo envy, so in order to fix that, XDA member ihtfp69 pointed us to this port, which gives you the Froyo experience. This version of a great album image viewer can now be used on your Incredible. Cooliris, a very popular Firefox/Chrome plug in can now be used to browse through all your images, edit, and pretty much show off to all your buddies on how awesome device is. While this might be...

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