egzthunder1 · Nov 12, 2010 at 09:00 pm

This Week’s Recap

This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we will give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.

The Recap

Domino Effect on Rooting

It looks like HTC has had their most recent Android devices rooted in a matter of weeks. All the devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer have been officially perm rooted by the combined efforts of many of our devs. First came the G2, closely followed by the Desire HD, then the MyTouch 4G, and finally the Desire Z. The similarities between the hardware of all four devices made it possible to do this as a cumulative effort.
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XDA TV Project

Have you ever had the hunch that you would be a star someday? Maybe you still want to do this, but are driven away by all the drama that goes on in Hollywood. If this sounds interesting, you may want to drop by the article below and take a quick glance. XDA is looking for “celebrities” to do weekly shows, which could range from guides, tutorials, and more. Got what it takes? Let us see your best…
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The Current State of Windows Phone 7 Modification

All the excitement over the release of the WP7 devices seems to be well founded, according to reviews, commercials, and more. But how about the dark side of this OS? The underground world of development, cracking, and reverse engineering seems to be slowly approaching to a brick wall of security by Microsoft. Will WP7 be ported to anything else other than the HD2? Are there any obstacles with the new OS? Find out from this great interview with XDA member and moderator Da_G.
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New Video of HD2 Running WP7 Surfaces

Surely, you can remember that not too long ago, XDA member Cotulla posted a video of WP7 booting on an HD2. According to a few sources, some people over at xda.cn seem to have a pretty much fully working port running on the HD2. Real or fake? We are not certain, but the videos show pretty convincing evidence that this is closer to a reality than what many people give it credit for.


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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · no comments

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

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GermainZ · Jan 30, 2015 at 09:29 pm · 1 comment

Send Links to Any Nearby Device with CaastMe

There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...

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