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This Week in Development – XDA TV

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This week on XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye gives us a basic rundown through some of this week’s biggest development stories. In addition to talking about some April Fools news, Shen highlights the release of the HTC One line and how it should not be compared with the OMAP-based Galaxy Nexus. He then talks about CM9 on the Galaxy W, and how CyanogenMod itself has now found itself a new mascot.

Next, Shen talks about development work and ICS updates for the Transformer, Transformer Prime, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G, Xperia Play, and the AT&T Galaxy Note. Finally, Shen discusses the release of Instagram and Swiftkey 3 Beta for Android.. . . READ ON »

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UnBrickable Mod Lands on the Nexus S

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You’ve no doubt seen the UnBrickable Mod pop up on various Samsung devices in the past. For those unfamiliar, the basic premise of XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s work is to essentially make a standard consumer device function as if it were a development board. By doing this, one is able to then communicate with the system-on-a-chip directly. And because this involves talking to WORM memory, there is nothing that you could do via software to prevent this from working.

Now, thanks to Adam’s efforts, UnBrickable has been ported to the Nexus S. And just as in its other iterations, the end result is essentially the KIT-S5PC110 development board. Why is this important? Simpl. . . READ ON »

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Windows Phone 7-Style Multitasking on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

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Earlier we brought you news of some MetroUI goodies for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. However, this wasn’t the only element of Microsoft’s mobile OS that has found its way onto Android. While the MetroUI modification was based primarily on Windows 8, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are now getting a little Windows Phone 7 action going with a mod that allows for WP7-style multitasking. XDA Senior Member mohitrocks has posted a method that was developed by XDA Senior Member evilisto. It should also be noted that this has also been shown working on the Samsung Nexus S as well.

The mod will install WP7 lookalike multitasking, and give users some of the UI look and feel of WP7. The look is very MetroUI, a. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy S May Benefit From Nexus S Radio

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With the recent news that the Samsung Galaxy Note i717 could be hacked to work on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, many inquisitive and adventurous users on XDA began to wonder if other devices could benefit as well. XDA Forum Member pwneman looked into what other Samsung devices had compatible radios and found that the Nexus S i9020a for AT&T uses its radio hardware much the same way as the Samsung Galaxy S i9000, and to a limited extent, the Samsung Captivate. Flashing the devices with the Nexus S radio image not only worked, but seemed to yield noticeable benefits (at least on the i9000).

So I found out that the Nexus S radios are indeed compatible with our device. I downloaded some of the hot radios f

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Compiling from Source? Throw in a Few New Tweaks

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You may remember our recent article on how to compile Android 4.0 from source. Whether you’re already a dab hand at the process or you’ve just successfully compiled your first build, XDA Senior Member evilisto has written tutorials for a couple of very useful modifications that you may wish to incorporate into future versions of your ROM.

The first is a modification which allows for the remapping of a devices physical button to access the recently used apps dialogue. For instance, replacing a search key with the ability to view your currently running apps instantly. The second allows you to either alter or add to, the shortcuts in the notification tray. So as well as being able to jump straight to . . . READ ON »

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LagFree Script Brings a Smoother Experience on the Nexus S

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Android phones have long been working their way toward offering a lag free experience. Newer devices with dual core processors and full hardware acceleration, partnered with scaled back and streamlined versions of OEM Android skins have all but solved the problem on newer Android devices. However, some of the older models can always use a little pick-me-up to help compete with their newer, more powerful siblings.

Enter LagFree, a script for the Samsung Nexus S that brings a lot of tweaks to the table to help make it (even more) lag free. XDA Senior Member slaid480 has released the script for devices before the Nexus S so most of the bugs have been worked out. The script, which is also compatible with the Samsung . . . READ ON »

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Nexus S Battery Study Part 2

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Not long ago, we brought you an in depth study of the battery life of the Nexus S by XDA Senior Member bedalus. It included a very nice spreadsheet that documented battery usage for a variety of things such as benchmark tests and listening to music, and measured—if a little crudely—the actual battery savings from popular features such as deep idle and undervolting.

Despite warnings to not try it at home, XDA Forum Member nathanson666 put together some more sophisticated equipment and had a go at it anyway. Nathanson666’s mission was to prove whether or not Deep Idle, or DIDLE and Screen Off Max Frequency, or SOMF, saved as much battery as previously speculated using this really cool ga. . . READ ON »

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Make your ICS Lockscreen Look Like HC’s on your Nexus S

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Lockscreen mods are always a nice way out of the monotonous one that we have to live with on a day to day basis. Because of this, we see that there is a myriad of applications, lockscreen replacement apps, add-ons, and a bunch of other cool things to do with the screen that greets us every time we turn the device on. If you have loaded ICS on your Nexus S and simply feel that it is missing that extra oomph that came from the Honeycomb lockscreen, XDA member evilisto has you covered.

According to the dev, his original objective was to try and port the entire lockscreen to ICS, but was not very successful. So, he decided to try and re-create it from scratch by adding all the effects that we come to love from the honey bee OS. Th. . . READ ON »

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Sense 4.0 Port (HTC Endeavor Based) for the Nexus S

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It seems that the leaked Endeavor RUU that appeared a few weeks ago gave birth to several ports and projects across various devices. HTC announced that the new version of Sense was rather slimmed down from previous iterations of the UI and on top of that, it is fully ICS compatible. It is only logical that people who are fans or curious about this to try and pour some efforts in getting this running in other devices. For instance,  XDA member swamp goblin has released a  pre-alpha (term that we have seen quite often as of late) port of Sense 4.0 with ICS for the Nexus S. As impressive and unrealistic as this sounds, it is not completely unheard of since other versions of Sense had been ported to non-HTC devices in . . . READ ON »

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