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mic_888 · Jun 11, 2010

Turn Up the Volume with RemoteVol

If you like listening to music on your Google Nexus One, and you use the default wired headset, take a look at RemoteVol, a little app designed by XDA forum member t0ol. RemoteVol lets you control the music volume with the default wired headset.  A long press on the NEXT button increases the volume step by step and conversely a long press on the PREV button lowers the volume. Made for the default stock Android music player, the app has...

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ElCondor · Jun 9, 2010

Cyanogenmod Turns Blue With ‘Extremely Blue’ Theme

If you like the color blue and have an Android Cyanogenmod powered device, this new themed ROM might be something for you. XDA member jeagoss created an 'Extremely Blue' themed ROM for the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid, and the HTC Dream (G1). Originally posted by jeagoss Well, after some work and learning, I give to you a theme that is loaded with blue. Blue is EVERYWHERE!! I really didn't change icons or too many images. I mainly just made all...

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ElCondor · Jun 9, 2010

Get 720p Video Recording on Nexus One!

Out of the box, the Nexus One doesn't support HD (720p) video recording, but XDA developer charnsingh_online has made this awesome hack which allows HD recording for this device! It's just amazing what software can do to optimize hardware. This video shows the capabilities and quality of the Nexus One with the mod installed. The resolution improvement is massive, taking it from 720×480 to 1280x720 pixels! The only requirement is that you have the newest Cyanogenmod ROM installed: 5.0.8 Test 3, and...

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Ben Elliott · May 29, 2010

Froyo: Having Trouble with the Market?

Many a Nexus One owner has been eager to trawl through the forums in search of the recently released Froyo 2.2 update for the device. However, it has recently emerged that the update was only a release candidate (check out this article for more details). This is rather unsurprising when it is put into consideration that only the review phones seemed to get the OTA update, and also that the update itself has been rather buggy. One of the major...

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mic_888 · May 22, 2010

Froyo Pre-Rooted Update ZIP Available!

Following on from the recent news of Android 2.2. aka Froyo, lucky Google Nexus One owners received an OTA update today! XDA forum member and Modaco's Paulobrien was quick off the mark, and has released a pre-rooted update zip for XDA members! He has re-packed FRF50 i.e. FroYo so that it has no pre-requisites unlike the official release.  This means that users can flash via the usual custom recovery image.  Also included is ChainsDD's Superuser app, and the radio image....

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mic_888 · May 16, 2010

Enable Capacitive Buttons for Nexus One (Desire ROMS)

If you are one of the many who have flashed a Desire ROM onto your Google Nexus One device, you may find that the capacitive buttons on your Nexus no longer light up. To enable this, a script is required to run in the background. XDA forum member vnbuddy2002, has used GScript (lite version available free in the Market) to enable this as a temporary mod until the relevant changes are made to the kernel driver. The feature of this...

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mic_888 · May 6, 2010

WiimoteController for Android

WiimoteController is an application that enables a Wii remote to connect to your Android device and control apps on your phone! Developed by XDA forum member pikipirs, WiimoteController v0.1 is currently in alpha so may not work with all Android devices or all Android OS versions. Currently limited to 30 minute sessions of connectivity, pikipirs has requested that any testers please report back on results. Originally posted by pikipirs Device/OS pairs that this app is reported working on: Google Nexus...

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orb3000 · May 4, 2010

HTC Android Basic Kitchen, v0.51 Available

Are you new on Android but want to enter into cooking world, so you can have your own flavor? Member dsixda just updated his Android Kitchen "very basic" cooking. Originally posted by dsixda I have created a kitchen to address the issue of users who are new to Android and want to start cooking their own ROM right away, but who do not know exactly how to start. I come from a Windows Mobile cooking background, and in comparison, I...

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mic_888 · Apr 22, 2010

ADB Gui – Desktop Tool for Windows

If you're a big kernel flasher (!), XDA forum member minooch has helpfully written a PC application to help you easily flash with the correct commands. If you find it hard to remember all the adb commands, and are prone to typos or even are tired of repeatedly typing in the same commands over and over again, this little tool should help you out. Originally posted by minooch For all you guys constantly flashing kernels, I have made a little...

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mic_888 · Apr 21, 2010

YouTube HQ Hack for Nexus One

The default YouTube app on the Nexus One, now has the option to watch videos in HQ - even on 3G.  However this requires a few button clicks and a wait whilst the video is rebuffered for the HQ version. So wouldn't it be great if YouTube would default to HQ when on 3G? XDA forum member reddv1 has provided a hacked YouTube app to do this! Originally posted by reddv1 Here is how you hack YouTube to default into...

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ElCondor · Apr 19, 2010

Avlock[x]: a Real, System-Level Lock Screen Replacement

Xda-member _avatar was tired of having to connect the dots of his Nexus One lockscreen together, so he decided to make a full lockscreen replacement. The new lock screen is in my opinion not such a huge improvement (though I like it), but it's the first real system-level lock screen.  This means that it isn't third-party software running on top of Android, but the new lock screen is placed in the system itself. Originally posted by _avatar avlk[x] is a...

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orb3000 · Apr 18, 2010

Battery Capacity Claims Research

Member d0ugie has done extensive research testing batteries of Rhodium and Nexus one devices to help members to choose the best battery replacement. His updated cab provides in depth information regarding charge and other values. Originally posted by d0ugie We all want better battery life, no question, more than processor speed (some of us even underclock), resolution, 3D drivers; pretty much everything takes second place in our hearts to battery life. In response to that demand there are a lot...

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Ben Elliott · Apr 14, 2010

New Drawer and Home Icons for MetaMorph

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the concept of 'drawers' (and no we don't mean underwear) the 'drawer' is the name given to the dragable tab at the bottom of all Android builds. It's usually recognizable by a small arrow or a grid icon, depending on the Android build and customisation. Xda-dev user Chronzz creates drawer modifications, meant to be used with the Metamorph app, which is available in the Android Market, on a Nexus One. He...

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WenWM · Apr 3, 2010

[Wallpaper] ShakeThemAll

Having fun with your phone is just about everyone's goal in life, and this new wallpaper works exactly that way. The wallpaper was made to use your G-sensor data and as a result gives you Androids falling down your screen. People might find this to be pointless modification, but it can also be something fin thing to do with your device while on the go. Originally posted by Yougli Shake Them All! is a live wallpaper using a realistic physics...

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WenWM · Apr 2, 2010

[Boot Animation]Android Bios Boot animation

The start up animation for the Nexus One is very cool, and makes a person very excited to use the phone. This new animation is for the people that do not like the default start up animation and want something a little more high tech for their start up animation. The animation looks very cool, and similar to the Windows Mobile version, it starts off like a Bios animation, then it goes into a ASCII animation of the Androids logo...

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WenWM · Apr 2, 2010

Trackball Notifications Mod Updated

We have talked about trackball mods before, and it's time to give you an update. This mod has been doing a great job in making life a little easier by making your phone a little easier to use. The ability for your phone's trackball to change color gives you a heads up on what's happening. This function is only available in certain phones, and the nexus one is one of the devices that is compatible. Originally posted by metalhead8816 Changelog:...

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WenWM · Mar 29, 2010

HTC Desire look for your Google Nexus One

The Desire look is becoming as popular as the HTC HD2 look is to Windows Mobile. The Nexus One had a little envy towards the Desires look, and so a mod was created that works through MetaMorph. The mod brings the Desire taskbar and icons to any Nexus One device. Originally posted by david1171 What is this composed of? The status bar images and icons from the Desire ROM released by MoDaCo. A modified framework-res.apk/res/layout/status_bar.xml to make the notification text...

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mic_888 · Mar 25, 2010

NubDial – Smart Dialer for Android

NubDial is a smart dialer for Android, adding extra functionality not available on the stock dialer.   Developed by XDA member Wysie, NubDial is based off the open-sourced SpellDial (by Lawrence Greenfield). NubDial enables you to search by both contact name and telephone number and supports accented characters. Main features: Quick contacts picture Add to contacts from dialer Set as default Auto hide dialpad Fling up/down & fast scrolling on contacts list Search matches any number sequence Other features include being...

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WenWM · Mar 22, 2010

[APP] HelixLauncher2

While browsing the Nexus One Forum, this application popped out at me. The application is a launcher and automatic rotator. It allows your menus to be rotated quickly, and the best part of it is the app launcher on the bottom of the screen. That is truly the best part about the application: just simply drag and drop apps to the launcher. Modified Launcher2 features: Based on Launcher2 from Cyan's git iPhone/Hero-like Scrolling Fully fixed auto rotation App Menu Button...

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WenWM · Mar 22, 2010

[APP MOD] HTC_IME Keyboard Updated

We have reported on this modification before, and so, it is about time to update you on the application. The app since we last reported on has undergone some pretty nice changes that improve the usability of your keyboard. The newest features were just updated recently, and it includes some smiley's, voice changes, and more. Features: Customizable language settings Smileys hacked into the hide key (see screen shots) Installs also on Android < 2.1 Custom word candidate bar that raises...

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