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Learn How to Bypass Storage Restrictions on the Nexus S

The sphere of mobile technology is one where devices and software alike come and go at a rapid rate. As new tech toys become cheaper and faster, few objects on this roller coaster are able to withstand the test of time and live on when others from their era are long since finished. In the Android community, some such legendary...

The Evolution of Android – Part I

Android is now 6 years old. Over the years, Android was able to command over 80% of the market, while leaving iOS and Windows Mobile/Phone behind. Thus, this moment is ripe to look back at how the story of the little green robot began.Android was presented in November 2007, but September 22, 2008 marked the...

Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been bringing you news of mskip's toolkits making it to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. It's a popular and well known toolkit with extensive features. There is a second toolkit making its way around to Nexus devices, known as Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit. We brought you...

Kindle HD 8.9 ROM Ported to the Nexus S

Ports are quite popular around these parts. Aside from offering an often times vastly different experience, users can experience all new features not available on their stock firmware. The more unique the port, the better. Now, the Samsung Nexus S has a Kindle Fire 8.9 port.The port was released by XDA Senior Member GalaxyUser. As...

Universal Naked Driver Updated Again, Supports New Nexus Devices

Earlier, we brought you news that the universal naked driver received a well deserved update. For those who are unaware of the universal naked driver, it is a project that fits as many drivers as possible into a single driver install to save new users hassle. It's been updated once again, and this time for...

LG SU660 ICS ROM Ported to Nexus S

Most ROMs typically seen on Nexus devices are derivatives of AOSP. That's to be expected, as the developer friendly nature is a selling point for many. Sometimes, though, it's fun to see software typically found on OEM-skinned devices on a Nexus. Such is the case with the Samsung Nexus S, which now has a LG...

Sprint Nexus Devices Finally Getting Jelly Bean Via OTA

As we've discussed before, the allure of the Google Nexus devices are their timely updates to the latest and greatest versions of Android. However, that has hardly been the case for the CDMA Nexus devices. With the Verizon Galaxy Nexus receiving test builds of Jelly Bean, Sprint users have been wondering when their official Jelly...

Android and NASA – A Match Made in the Heavens?

It's T-Minus 30 seconds and counting on a beautiful, sunny day. The launch vehicle stands on the launching pad, ready to take the latest NASA satellite into space. And you stand a mile away, ready to see this amazing event. You are handed a pair of binoculars so you peer into the distance to see...

CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

We recently told you about the CyanogenMod team beginning work on CM10. Now, a significant milestone has been reached: CM10 Nightlies have appeared for select devices. For those who aren't familiar, a nightly build is an automatic build incorporating the latest changes in CM source for a device. Yesterday, CyanogenMod released the list of those...

Slim Bean Jelly Bean ROMs Available for Several Devices

With the release of the Jelly Bean source code to AOSP last month, we are seeing more and more of Jelly Bean ROMs ported to various Android devices. Slim Bean is the Jelly Bean variant of the popular Slim ICS ROM, and it is now available for several devices including the Samsung Vibrant, Nexus S,...

Insecure Boot Image for Nexus S on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Have you updated your Samsung Nexus S  to the JRO03E Jelly Bean OTA from a custom ROM? Do you now find yourself looking for an insecure boot image like you had before? We've got you covered.For those unfamiliar, having an insecure boot image allows you to use adb remount and adb push system files. While most custom ROMs ship with insecure boot, stock ROMs obviously...

Adobe Flash on the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean Devices

As those of us lucky enough to be running Jelly Bean have found out, Adobe Flash isn’t officially supported. While many no longer care about the dying technology, quite a few of us still have use for it. XDA Recognized Contributor stempox has found that by simply side-loading the APK, users are able to view media content as...