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The Weekly Q&A: Week 41

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As part of our regular Q&A session here on the XDA-Developers Portal, I’ll be covering some questions and issues frequently seen here in the world of XDA. This week, we’ll concentrate on three officially sanctioned Google Experience devices: the Google Nexus S, the Google Nexus One, and the Motorola XOOM.

Q: I frequently get force closes in acore and google services framework. How do I fix this? [Question originally seen in the Nexus One Q&A Section.]

A: Really easy, this will fix either android.process.acore force closing or google.services.framework force closing.

WARNING!: This will wipe contacts. It seems acore fc’s when there are corrupted contacts. Usually by

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First Motorola Xoom Cooked ROM Available

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Thanks to XDA member bigrushdog, we now have the first Motorola Xoom cooked ROM available. The Tiamat Team presents Xoom Rom 1.0 Deodexed, featuring a packed ROM with Tiamat 1.4.4 stock GPU, rooted with SU and superuser, desktop UA string, CRT screen off animation, call setting with SIP, SMS capable, Wifi Ad-Hoc mod enabled, USB mass storage enabled, plus many more goodies.

Please make sure that you know what you are doing as this is a delicate process which will void your warranty. Show your gratitude by leaving some comments.

Last minute note: According to the guys at Clockwork Recovery, version 4 for Motorola XOOM has been released on ROM Manager, it adds ROM Manager support, fixes the /sdcard (/data/me. . . READ ON »

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XOOM Now Zooming Along at 1.7 GHz Thanks to Tiamat Kernel

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Not to long ago, we brought you news that the Motorola XOOM had been overclocked to 1.6 GHz. Now it seems as if XDA forum member bigrushdog is at it again by rushing your XOOM’s clockspeed all the way up to 1.7 GHz. The end result is a 70% CPU overclock… Simply amazing.

With a 70% CPU overlock and a 33% GPU overclock, you may be able to stave off Kal-El (Quad Core Tegra 3) inspired jealously for a little while.

In the words of the developer:

Release Notes for 1.4.4: 1.7Ghz is likely as far as we can push the Tegra2 cores. We have stress tested the heck out of 1.7 and it is safe. However, safe does not mean stable. Personally, I can run 1.7 on Interactive governor all day and it’s smooth as butter. Other folks

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Xoom WiFi Only 3.1 Update – Flashable, No Wipe Necessary, External Storage Enabled

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If you’re the owner of the WiFi US Xoom, you’ll be pleased to know that XDA forum member publicanimal has put together a flashable, no wipe, external storage enabled update file for the 3.1 Honeycomb update.

The XDA member has incorporated a modified version of stachre’s updater-script into the official WiFi 3.1 update from Google. Also added was the kernel and all of the files from bigrushdog’s HC3.1 zip, except for the system.img file, meaning that the the WiFi only software gets installed on your WiFi only Xoom.

The benefit, states the XDA member, is that this does not require a factory data reset and also provides access to the external SD card in the /sdcard/external folder.

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XOOM Now Overclocked to 1.6 GHz, Smacks Quadrant Around a Few Times

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Does running your shiny new Motorola XOOM at only 1.5 GHz (or heaven forbid, the stock speed of 1.0 GHz) having you feeling a little blue? As always, there is a cure to be found within the confines of the xda-developers forum.

This time, our fix comes from XDA member bigrushdog, who has updated his speedy and popular Tiamat kernel to support Android 3.1 Honeycomb. With this update, the developer has also upped the over-clocking ante by taking us to 1.6 GHz.

Tiamat is a kernel designed for use on the Motorola Xoom. We are very exicted about the future of Honeycomb and Tegra development.

Version 1.4.2

  • Two builds! Overclocked to 1.6Ghz and 1.4Ghz.  If you had stability issues with 1.5Ghz, choose the 1.4Ghz. If 1.5
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Would You Like to Use Hulu on Your Xoom? Here is Hope!

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Quite possibly one of the least understood deficiencies in the world of Android is the inherited lack of flash support in many browsers, which is required to enjoy the likes of Youtube and Hulu (at least in the US). It looks, however, that the latest installment of the Flash Player update for Android (Flash 10.3) has a hidden gem inside and thanks to XDA member bigrushdog, it has been modded to allow Xoom owners to view the infamous Hulu in their devices. The file comes in as an apk, so the installation of this is quite simple. The only thing you need to be aware of is the fact that the device must identify itself as a Desktop or else the browser will not be verified for use with the service.

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New Keyboard for Tablets Project

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If you have a tablet, regardless of the make or size, you probably think that there must be, somewhere, a better keyboard. This, in fact, has been a reality for virtually all devices since the invention of the touch keyboard. Due to the size and resolution of some of the newer tabs out there, most keyboards out there will either not work or look very (and I do mean very) distorted. Thanks to XDA member mssmison, there may be hope ahead because he is currently working on a new design of a multi-touch keyboard for Galaxy devices. Once he is done with this part of the project, the work will shift to larger screens with higher resolutions like the Motorola Xoom. The layout is quite original as there are not too many keyboard. . . READ ON »

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Permanent Change For US WiFi Xoom – Desktop UA String

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Many readers will know that in the Android browser, settings can be changed on the User Agent string in order for your Android browser to identify istelf as a desktop browser whilst surfing the web.

This involves opening the web browser, typing in ‘about:debug’ in the address bar and hitting Go. You then need to go into Settings and manually amend the UAString option to identify itself as Android or Desktop.

XDA forum member insty became frustrated with having to do this every time, hence the XDA member has patched up the US WiFi Xoom to make this a permanent change.

The package is a CWM flashable package and the XDA member has also included the stock framework should you want to revert back.

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 35

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As part of our regular Q&A session here on the XDA-Developers portal, I’ll be covering some questions and issues frequently seen here in the world of XDA.

Q: I have a little headphone icon showing up in the system tray, and I have no idea why, or what exactly it means is happening. [Question originally seen in the Motorola XOOM Q&A Section.]

A: While the notification pops up at seemingly random some times, this is nothing to be alarmed about. Honeycomb simply places a headphones icon in the notification area to let you know that the Music Player app is running in the background. Sometimes, this is triggered by disconnecting headphones or removing the tablet from the dock.

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