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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Most Commented

Opera Mobile Beta Released for Android »
Get Froyo Root With z4root App »
First Major Update for Angry Birds »

Featured

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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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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