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Grab that Crowbar, it’s Half Life on Windows RT

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OK, I must admit before I write anything else that this story hits extremely close to home on the nostalgia front. Having first played the game upon release in 1998 and considering it one of the best games of any genre ever made, Half Life’s single player campaign not only forged a new genre of story-driven and immersive first person shooters; It defined the later part of my childhood.

With that disclaimer etched in digital 1s and 0s, I’m delighted to say that it is possible to enjoy this masterpiece of digital entertainment on Windows RT tablets thanks to XDA Forum Member S1yRuleZ. The project is built atop the preexisting WinQuake ARM project by Senior Member bfosterjr. The game itself is occ. . . READ ON »

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Get Detailed System Information With Process Hacker For Windows RT

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If you own a Surface or similar device running Windows RT and are reading this, chances are that you’ve already jailbroken it and are always on the lookout for useful ported apps to install. You may have been using some of those already ported by the development community, or even begun to port them for yourself. Either way, the selection of apps available to Surface owners is improving on a daily basis.

One of the latest traditional desktop apps to be ported across to RT is Process Hacker. It’s a tool for viewing detailed system information and interacting with the various tasks and processes running on the device at any given time. The RT port is currently still at a beta stage and doesn’t fea. . . READ ON »

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How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

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One of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it’s still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.

The release of the RT Jailbreak Tool, which allows the device to run .exe files that aren’t officially compiled and signed by Microsoft, was a huge step towards solving this problem. What remained was to start porting across applications to run on the ARM architecture. XDA Senior Member no2chem has put together a pretty comprehensive guide to porting Win32 apps to run on Window. . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean for Galaxy S2 I9100, Xperia T Alpha with Kernel Source? – XDA Developer TV

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In an move unheard of from OEMs, Sony has released an official Alpha build with the source code! A lot of other great news stories hit the Portal here at XDA this weekend. Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Jordan talks about the official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 for the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100.

In Windows RT news, Jordan talks about the whitelist tool that allows flash for certain sites. Also, a Windows RT jailbreak tool lets people installed non-Microsoft executables. Jordan talks about the new bootloader unlock for the Galaxy Note 2, with XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s CASUAL Tool updated to make the process painless. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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RT Jailbreak Tool Lets Users Install Non-Microsoft Executables on Windows RT

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This is XDA Developers, and we like our devices a certain way. We like them unlocked, rooted, and free to do with as we please. However, very few devices are ever released in this condition. Thus, our large community of dedicated developers figure out a way to do it. After all, it’s happened again and again and again. When Windows RT came out, it wasn’t 100% open either. There were security features in place that prevented users from installing unsigned .exe files. This, of course, means that users can’t install much outside of the Microsoft App Store. Now, there’s a jailbreak tool to get around it.

XDA Forum Member clrokr observed the exploit first and XDA Senior Member netham45 wrappe. . . READ ON »

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Windows RT Whitelist Tool Provides Quick, Easy Way to Enable Flash for Certain Sites

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For those who don’t know, Internet Explorer 10 has what is called a Whitelist. The Whitelist determines which websites Internet Explorer allows Flash for. For instance, if you went to a Flash heavy site and it wasn’t on the Whitelist, none of the Flash content would load. This is a real pain for those who either enjoy Internet Explorer or have to use it due to lack of replacement browsers on Windows RT. We’ve previously covered a way to to add sites to the Whitelist manually. Now, there is a script that will help make it much easier.

XDA Forum Member TheDroidKid released the script, presumably based on the prior work linked above. As stated, this can be immensely helpful for people who have to use I. . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean 4.2.1 AOKP for Nexus Available, Free Android Backup and Kernel Config Apps – XDA Developer TV

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Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP for Nexus Devices. That and more news happened this week at XDA-Developers. Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Another story talks about Super Backup for your all-in-one needs. Additionally, Jordan talks about finding UART on Qualcomm variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Additionally, this week Jordan released three other videos, one is a Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Hands-On, one is a discussion on Nvidia’s CES releases, and the last is a recap of the whole CES 2013 event. Finally, Jordan talks about standard desktop apps being ported to Windows RT.  Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Several Standard Desktop Apps Ported to Windows RT

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One of the main limitations of Windows RT is that most 32- and 64-bit applications aren’t compatible. Therefore, if you are buying a Microsoft Surface and intend to install all your favorite Windows programs, then you’re going to have a bad time. To remedy this issue, XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has begun an initiative to get some desktop apps compiled for RT users.

So far the initiative has gotten attention from a number of users and developers. To begin with, everyone has been focusing on re-compiling free, open source software to work on Windows RT. Here is the current list of applications that have been ported already:

Bochs. x86 Emulator. Known issue: no network support.
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HTC HD2 Refuses to Die, Now Runs Windows RT

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Let’s say you have a device from 2009, and at times it seems like it’s just a little bit out of date. The latest devices coming out are all competing to become “The Next Big Thing,” and this device just doesn’t seem to stack up to the competition. And with the latest mobile Operating Systems out there, any device running Windows Mobile 6.5 just seems, well, outdated. But then you realize what device this actually is: It’s the Mighty Mouse of devices, the HTC HD2. The same device that has run not only Windows Mobile 6.5, but Windows Phone 7, Android (all versions up to Jelly Bean), Ubuntu and MeeGo of all things.

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Cotulla has a long track record of . . . READ ON »

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