Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
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.
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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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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Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.