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This Week in Development: Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia – XDA TV

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Join us as our friend Jordan returns for another episode of This Week in Development. Jordan begins by covering all the tutorials available on XDA, from Beginning Android ROM Development to porting LewaOS and JoyOS to your phone.

Jordan then talks about the AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlock, S Voice fix, and Samsung Note international source code release. Jordan covers XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s Windows Mobile 6 market hack and XDA Portal Administrator Will Verduzco’s how to root the how to root the Meizu MX video. Finally, Jordan strongly discusses his views on all the copyright and patent wars in the mobile world. Check it out!. . . READ ON »

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This Week in Development Quick Take: Samsung Galaxy S III – XDA TV

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In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers all the noteworthy articles from the XDA Portal. As Jordan discusses, the most important articles were about the Samsung Galaxy S III. This weekend the Galaxy S III was rooted, official stock firmware was leaked, Samsung S Voice was ripped, and the first custom ROM was released. In related news, the older Samsung Galaxy S II and Note have a serious bug that could brick your device.

Jordan then talks about CM9 Alpha arriving for the Droid X2. Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip series on XDA TV. All said, this is another video you don’t want to miss!. . . READ ON »

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This Week in Development: Apple, HTC, Google, Oracle, Motorola and Samsung – XDA TV

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This week on the XDA Portal, we saw many important stories. To give a run down of these stories, XDA TV Producer Jordan returns with another episode of This Week in Development.

Jordan mentions the Apple versus HTC patent wars and court battles. In more big, rich companies versus other rich companies news, Jordan updates us on the Oracle versus Google trial. In more Google news, the limit on device deauthorization on Google Music is discussed. The lamentable actions by Motorola and the locking down of their devices is mentioned. Finally, Jordan urges you to go check out  XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler’s Galaxy Nexus tear down and unboxing.. . . READ ON »

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Universal Gingerbread Root for Motorola Devices

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Not long ago, we brought you a nearly universal Gingerbread root method for Samsung phones. It was really cool, as more than two dozen Samsung devices could be rooted and unrooted two simple files. Since rooting is at the core of device development , new root methods—especially universal ones—are always exciting news.

XDA Forum Member rodrigojfuentes has posted a method that should root all Motorola phones currently running Gingerbread. The method requires users to be running Linux, so Windows and Mac users need to load a Linux virtual machine to proceed.

From there, it’s a few commands to obtain and alter the the files, followed by a simple flash. Nothing too difficult, but be sure to r. . . READ ON »

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Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OTA Update Available for Motorola Atrix 2

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While it may not be Ice Cream Sandwich just yet, Motorola has released an official OTA update for the Atrix 2 that updates the OS to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and brings several improvements and bug fixes to this popular dual-core device.

The update includes:

  • Significant improvements and fixes to the camera app
  • Enhanced keyboard
  • Visual Voicemail (by AT&T)
  • Cloud syncing of text messages and call log (by AT&T)
  • Improvements to Wireless Hotspot and Webtop
  • Haptic feedback problems fixed
  • Decreased call ending lag
  • Significantly reduced RAM usage, improving performance
  • Possibly more…

As of now, a direct rooting method for this version isn’t available so by flashing it directly, you wil. . . READ ON »

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Operation Mosh: Petitioning Motorola To Unlock Their Bootloaders Amid Broken Promise

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2011 came and went, and Google wasn’t the only one breaking their promises. Back in March, Motorola said they would unlock their notoriously secured bootloaders before the end of 2011, and guess what? They haven’t.

So, what do we do? Of course, start a petition. This has worked wonders with HTC, and, only a few days ago, ASUS. Both quickly gave in to the pressure and eventually provided (or are in the process of doing so) official unlocking solutions. Motorola originally said they were doing the same, but they didn’t, and here’s what they get for it:

OPERATION: Make Ourselves Heard (#OPMOSH)

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About this movement:

Motorola Mobility Inc. has become famous for its lies, slanderous

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Is WebOS Only Mostly Dead? We’ll Find Out in Two Weeks

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There isn’t a sadder story in the mobile world than that of WebOS. It had such potential as a platform. Multitasking was pretty good, the modders and hackers really took a liking to how much you could play with it, and it really seemed like it had a pretty bright future ahead of it. Unfortunately, it suffered from a sever case of really awful hardware. With the exception of the Touchpad (which has a forum on XDA), which was sadly too late to save the platform, all of the hardware that ran WebOS was inadequate. Having already suffered the blow of being sold to HP, the platform seemed like it was on its was out after the TouchPad failed. With the livelihood of over 600 employees, not to mention my desire to have a fourth . . . READ ON »

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[BREAKING] Google Purchases Motorola Mobility

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After the original Eclair-premiering Droid redeemed a failing Motorola way back in 2009, the company’s dedication to the Android platform became set in stone. We’ve seen awe-inspiring devices such as the Droid X and the Atrix along with more forgettable entries to the canon of the little green robot, including the Backflip and the Devour. Yet, barring the original Droid, Motorola’s smartphones have been plagued with issues including an unworkable UI (MotoBlur), oft-delayed updates and, perhaps most annoyingly in the XDA community, locked bootloaders.

More recently, Motorola stepped once again into the Google limelight with the introduction of the Xoom, Google’s flagshi. . . READ ON »

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

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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 also be the CPU that’s been revved up after the first test.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Droid Incredible General thread.

Q ‘How can I install apps on my Inspire 4G from the market that are blocked by AT&T?’

A The best way to avoid this is by installing

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