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mic_888 · Aug 7, 2010

Colour Calibration for Nexus One

If you're not content with the colour balance on your Nexus One, you can tweak it to give a warmer glow courtesy of XDA forum member storm99999. The forum member decided to balance the blue hue on his Nexus One by using the method that allows night vision mode on the CM6 ROM. There are three settings - neutral, a slightly cooler setting, and a slightly warmer setting.  The neutral setting automatically loads at boot. To try out the tweak,...

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ElCondor · Aug 2, 2010

DIY: Homemade Nexus One Macro Lens: Amazing Macro Pictures!

XDA member hansmrtn has made an awesome hardware mod for his Nexus One. He managed to create a homemade macro lens that fits perfectly on his Nexus One camera: Originally posted by hansmrtn It was a lot of trial and error, but eventually I got it, and took amazing pictures, beyond what I ever thought was possible with a phone. Although, the lens itself doesn't look very professional, he was able to shoot pretty good macro pictures of several objects:...

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orb3000 · Jul 29, 2010

Carbon Fiber Home Made Skin for Nexus One

Perhaps, some of you may like it and some do not like it, but the fact is that XDA member My_Name_Is_Neo came with another alternative on how to preserve a Nexus One from scratches using 3M carbon fiber skin (home made skin). Eight US Dollars is the budget needed to have this skin, and of course a lot of patience. If you want to try a different way of protecting your HTC, have a look on this work. Originally posted...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 26, 2010

Super LCD Screens to Hit Nexus One and Desire

In yet another turn of events, we learned in a thread started by XDA member Mokurex that HTC has announced that due to the short supply of AMOLED screens, they will be making a change in the production of devices. New batches of Nexus One and Desire will come equipped with SLCD (Super LCD) screens, according to Engadget. They claim that this switch will allow them to ramp up production rates to meet the demand from global markets. The new panels...

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mic_888 · Jul 26, 2010

Tutorial: Running psx4droid On Your Nexus One

Some of you may have been eagerly awaiting the release of psx4droid by developer ZodTTD.  Well, the PSX emulator for Android devices was released to the Market today, and already there have been multiple posts about this by XDA members. However, there have been reports of difficulty in getting the emulator to work, so XDA forum member ap3604 has helpfully posted a step by step tutorial to get the emulator working on a Google Nexus One. (Note the tutorial may...

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orb3000 · Jul 22, 2010

Zeam Launcher for Android updated

XDA member cloakt presents Zeam Launcher, an application that attempts to create a free and lightweight launcher alternative for Android devices. The updated version 1.5.1 features backward compatiblity from cupcake, 3 to 9 screens with screen previews, scrollable applications dock bar, and more. No doubt Android members will be delighted by this light weight application. You can download it from Android Market. Originally posted by cloakt Zeam Launcher 1.5.1 IMPORTANT: If upgrading from version < 1.2.5, please do a clean...

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WenWM · Jul 21, 2010

Nexus One Theme With A Touch Of Pure Blackbar

The Nexus One is a great device, and this theme is a very nice addition to it. The theme was made by XDA member willverduzco, who managed to create a decent looking theme with widgets, wallpaper, and a color scheme that will make your device seem like the best thing in the world. The theme comes with a little information: This MORPH is for CyanogenMod 6, and possibly earlier versions of CyanogenMod. Upon release of CM6 final, I will update this...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 21, 2010

Google Stops Selling Nexus One’s in their Online Stores

After running into a thread started by XDA member niftydl, we learned that in a weird turn of events, Google announced this last Friday that they would be pulling the plug on their online sales for the Nexus One. They will restrict the sales to certain markets and to registered developers only. It seems that even though the development of the Android platform is in full force and taking larger market shares as time goes by, it simply wasn't enough...

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WenWM · Jul 21, 2010

Live Wallpaper Album Art For Nexus One

The perfect wallpaper seems to come from your pictures in your album, and now all your favorite moments can form a new wallpaper. Created by XDA member David Horn, this new live wallpaper app goes through your album and takes some images to make a collage wallpaper. Have spent a bit more time working on Live Wallpapers, and the newest one pulls your album art and shows it on the home screen, a bit like the screensaver OS X comes with....

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WenWM · Jul 18, 2010

Keep The Wi-Fi On Even With The Screen Off

Just last week I tried to download a torrent but my Wi-Fi keep turning off, now it seems XDA member shantzg001 has a fix for that. The application is called Wi-Fi Keep Alive, and in a recent upgrade it fixes some bugs, and improves the whole experience for Nexus One devices. Changelog: 11-July-2010 -> 1.3.0 Added workaround 3 (Ping the router gateway regularly) Lot of optimizations for battery savings. Apply workarounds without needing to select the policy again Now I...

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ElCondor · Jul 15, 2010

New Nexus One Radio Leaked from Korean ROM

Although the leaked Korean ROM doesn't differ much from the standard FRF91 Froyo version, it does contain a new radio. This radio, version 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04, has been ripped from the original Korean ROM and is now available on the Nexus One forums, posted by XDA member G0belet. It might offer some new development possibilities for the HTC Desire as well. The new radio, which was also discovered in the Desire Froyo leak, could make it possible to hack the HTC Desire's camera...

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WenWM · Jul 14, 2010

Droid X Keyboard Ported To Nexus One

Many people seem to want different parts of the upcoming Droid X. Well, it seems that the Nexus One owners want the device's keyboard. Thework performed by XDA member tr.slate, allows you to enjoy the keyboard on your N1, or at least for the most part, considering its still in the Beta WIP (work in progress) phase. DESCRIPTION: The Droid X Keyboard features full multi-touch. This is different from the multi-touch currently enabled on 3rd party keyboards-the Droid X has the capability...

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WenWM · Jul 13, 2010

Nexus One with Touch Wiz

While the original Nexus One app launcher seems cool enough, people want something more, and Touch Wiz can deliver. In a recent mod by XDA member rolle3k, he makes this possible on all Nexus One without flashing a ROM. The mod simply changes the launcher to what Samsung calls its own, and you can swipe left and right to reveal more icons. Hiya, I've modified the launcher itself to work with Eclair/Froyo framework.jar so you no longer need root to make use...

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WenWM · Jul 11, 2010

Android Bios Boot Now with More Support

We all love to geek our devices to the max, and in recent updates to the thread, XDA Member frysee added support for more devices. The updated thread contains the original animated bios boat screen that has some very accurate information about your device. Many people might ask why have this on your device? Well for one. Its pretty cool. That part leads me to part two, its the international nerd simple. We use Bios boot screen to identify other geeks,...

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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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WenWM · Jul 9, 2010

Ubuntu Ported To Nexus One

The Nexus One has finally joined the likes of many Windows Mobile devices with this recent release that provides it with Ubuntu (a Linux distro) support. This hack was made possible and available by XDA member zedomax, who managed to pull this off with very little support for hacks of this nature. The software he produced can now be used by anyone who owns a Nexus One, as long as they also have busybox installed on the device. Here is a...

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ElCondor · Jul 4, 2010

Project: Overclocking the Adreno GPU on Snapdragon Devices

Android developers are pretty familiar with overclocking the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) of various Android devices. Overclocking the newer devices, such as the Nexus One and EVO 4G, is much more difficult due to its so-called QSD Snapdragon GPU chips. The developers still haven't succeeded in overclocking these chips, because the chips handle the graphics differently from the MSM chips found on older Android devices. XDA member and Android developer Geniusdog254 has now started this project and is now actively working...

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mic_888 · Jun 27, 2010

Samsung’s TouchWiz Working on FroYo-Running Nexus

There are a number of launchers available for Android, one of them being Samsung's TouchWiz launcher which is beautifully demonstrated on the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. If TouchWiz is a launcher that you've been hankering to try on your Google Nexus One, well now's your chance.  XDA forum member rolle3k has been working on the port to the Nexus One and now that FroYo has been released, the dev has modified the Android OS to work with the basic TouchWiz...

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ElCondor · Jun 17, 2010

Nexus One Video Recording: Pushing the Limits Even Further

Recently, we reported about the Nexus One 720p camera recording hack, which allows for HD video recording on the Nexus One. XDA member charnsingh_online, has been busy updating the application. These updates either fix some issues or add extra functionality. The final result is much more stable than the first version that came out some weeks ago: Originally posted by charnsingh_online Changelog 6/15 Allocate 15mb to camera (thx coolbho3k) CAP bitrates i guess the first stable one with best video quality...

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ElCondor · Jun 17, 2010

Flash 10.1 for Nexus One Works on HTC EVO Too, No Froyo Needed

Normally, users who would like to use Flash 10.1 on their Android devices would have to flash a Froyo (Android 2.2) ROM to get it working. XDA member mysterioustko reports about the Flash 10.1 application for the Nexus one to work on the HTC EVO 4G without having to flash a Froyo ROM. This is actually pretty good news, since Flash 10.1 will not be available on the EVO officially. The application replaces the Flash Lite application, which is enabled...

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