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Ben Elliott · Feb 20, 2011

Android Honeycomb Ported to the Nexus One!

It's only been weeks since the official announcement of Honeycomb, the latest edition of Android, and we've already seen developers here at XDA manage to run it on existing devices. However, its recent port to Google's Nexus One is probably the most interesting of all, as this is arguably the most popular device that the tablet-oriented operating system has been shown to work on. With the help of other developer, XDA member bypass23 has used the Honeycomb SDK to compile...

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ElCondor · Jan 5, 2011

Answer and End Calls Using the Nexus One Trackball

Although the Google Nexus One has been available since June January 2010, and many new phone models have been released since then, the development community is still very active. This hack, made by XDA member Nushio, is another example of that: it allows you to answer and end calls with a simple click on the trackball. It also includes many other small but very useful features to make it a complete software add-on that - in our opinion - really increases user experience....

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ElCondor · Dec 10, 2010

New Hack for Desire and Nexus One: data2ext

Because of the low amount of available memory for user data, developers have been trying to enhance the way Android handles OS-specific data and applications. They do this by referring to the SD card instead of the main memory itself. This makes it possible to install many more applications. This hack is called app2SD, which is widely known by many Android users across various devices. Now, XDA member ownhere has come up with something new: data2ext. What this hack basically...

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ElCondor · Oct 31, 2010

Get the HTC Typing Experience on your G2

If you hate the G2's soft keyboard, you can sit back and relax because it was found that the HTC keyboard hack for the Nexus One works correctly on the T-Mobile G2. This keyboard, which is an enhanced version of the stock HTC keyboard, has some pretty nice features built-in. It's made by XDA developer jonasl, and the features are endless - almost literally. It's amazing to see how much work has been put into this keyboard - it's been updated...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 30, 2010

CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC1 Available for Download

For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices: HTC Aria HTC Desire (CDMA) HTC Desire (GSM) HTC Dream & Magic HTC Evo 4G HTC Hero (CDMA) HTC Hero (GSM) HTC Slide HTC Wildfire Nexus One Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones: Updated...

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mic_888 · Oct 26, 2010

Google Archiving Nexus One Forum

The latest news from Google on the Nexus One is that they will be winding down the Nexus One forum, which will become read-only come November 1st. The news was brought to our attention by XDA forum member garfnodie early this evening. The actual notice posted by Google can be found on their Android help page where the exact words are: The Nexus One forum will be archived and become read-only on November 1st. Please see the Nexus One Terms...

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ElCondor · Oct 24, 2010

The Weekly Q&A: Week 11

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 'Is the screen of the HTC HD7 the same as the one found on the HD2?' A Yes. Some people stated that the HD7 sports a Super LCD screen, but it is just a 'normal' TFT LCD screen. Not really normal though, compared to the...

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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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egzthunder1 · Oct 20, 2010

Interactive Live Wall Paper with Active Blocks for Android

Android's home screen keeps getting better and better as time goes by. This time, XDA member mmone3 has just developed a very interesting interactive live wallpaper for his Nexus One. According to the dev, the images that make the background are made of blocks, which will rapidly react to either feedback from the user's input or by the tilt sensor. The image breaks into blocks that will move according to the interaction type. Even though this looks very good, any...

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orb3000 · Oct 14, 2010

Syncroid – Outlook to Android Sync

This great application developed by XDA member demosten will let you synchronize your Outlook with your Android device calendar without using exchange sync. Syncdroid synchronizes your appointments from PC to Android but can be extended to do bi-directional sync contacts as well. The application is on the first release and the developer needs feedback from you, so more features can be included in a future version. Syncdroid apk will work till 1/1/2011, but dev states before that date an update...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 10, 2010

One-Click Root for Froyo-running Captivates Emerges

A couple of months ago, we announced that an XDA member had managed to create a very useful utility for the AT&T Captivate - a member of the Samsung Galaxy S family. However, this rooting method would not work for newer software based on Android 2.2 - also known as Froyo. This week, a new rooting method has emerged which does support such software. XDA member CLShortFuse has created the RageAgainstTheCage GUI - a one-click root which not only works...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 2, 2010

Android 2.2.1 Update Appears for Nexus One

Google's flagship device, the Nexus One, is always the first phone to receive the latest software updates. It was the first to obtain the initial over-the-air update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and this update provided the basis for much development and discussion across the site. This week, Google have demonstrated that they are still interested in keeping the Nexus One in the limelight. A previously manual-install-only update has recently become available OTA for the phone which boosts its 'Android version'...

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Captainkrtek · Sep 25, 2010

Updated Gmail for Froyo 2.2 Users

Gmail, which has been recently updated online with new features, has also just received some new features for Android users. The new Gmail has added support for things like Priority Inbox and Pushing notifications using the Gtalk service (No more Syncing/Polling). The app is only avaliable for phones running Froyo, Google listed these phones as elegible to receive the update: Nexus One HTC EVO Motorola Droid 2 Motorola Droid (Really any Android Phone Running Froyo) It has limited support for Google Mails' new feature "Priority Inbox",...

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mic_888 · Sep 20, 2010

System Apps Update Pack for CyanogenMod 6

If you are running CyanogenMod 6 on your Nexus One, you may have experienced some issues with updating some of the system apps that come with the ROM. Additionally, because system apps are stored on the data partition, this uses up precious space. To make things easier for you, XDA forum member unforgiven512 has put together an update.zip with the latest versions of all the system apps that come with CM6. Flashing the update will ensure that the updated files...

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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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orb3000 · Aug 28, 2010

Simplistic Theme for Android Updated

Android themes are starting to come almost as frequent as we see them on WM platform. This time XDA member chancellorr presents this nice theme for your Android device with Metamorph, and as it´s name says is a very simple and clean theme. New icons can be found on the version 1.1 update that also fixes some bugs present on version one. For those of you who don´t know about MetaMorph, it allows you to apply themes, patches, and mods...

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orb3000 · Aug 27, 2010

Nexus One Multimedia Files for WM or Android

Found on the vast world of XDA and posted a few months ago, but worth to bring it back with all this Android fever. Do you have a Windows Mobile device but want to have the look´sound of Nexus One on it without installing an application? Then this would be of your interest because XDA member tsalta extracted the wallpapers, ring tones and notification tones from the Nexus One, so you can use them on your WM or Android device....

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orb3000 · Aug 19, 2010

ElegantSteel Android Theme

Graphics, oh graphics! Do you like theming a lot? XDA member Jedipottsy shows this elegant theme for Android devices, transparent and opaque colour combinations of graphics can be selected with this set. The developer also provides the PSD for anyone who wants to work in making a flashable theme. This work continues the style and evolves from the first version called Elegance. Originally posted by Jedipottsy [WIP]ElegantSteel Hi, You guys might remember i designed the Elegance theme (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633043) I've been...

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mic_888 · Aug 15, 2010

10x 3G Speed Increase Reported with New N1 Radio

When the recent new Korean ROM surfaced for the Google Nexus One, XDA members noted that the ROM contained a new baseband firmware (version 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04). This version is identical to the baseband firmware in the latest HTC Desire 2.2 update. Various members have flashed the new radio onto their Nexus Ones, and there have been reports of tenfold increases in 3G speeds. The discussion is ongoing but the increase does seem to have been validated by different forum members, although...

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orb3000 · Aug 9, 2010

Home Made Nexus One Car Holder

Money saving methods are always welcome, and even more when you are studying or saving for something... Do you have a HTC Nexus One and need a low cost car holder for your car? XDA member Rinegpeace made one spending just a few coins. The idea is to become a little creative and buy some very cheap parts that can be found almost everywhere. Some could say just buy one but here is always another way and here it is....

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