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Forum and Development Activity at XDA

Hello everyone, The goal of XDA is to encourage active and open development on mobile devices. Since our inception over a decade ago, XDA has been “the” place for mobile device modification and development, thanks to the efforts of our many developers, the vast majority of which develop because it’s a true passion. We also couldn’t...

Transformer Overclocked to 1.504 GHz

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote an article regarding the latest kernel from XDA member netarchy, which allows overclocking of the ASUS Transformer to a whopping 1.4 GHz. XDA member Blades just released his kernel, which raises the bar on the OC to 1.504 GHz. This kernel has been tested over and...

Breaking News! HTC Will No Longer Lock Bootloaders!!!!111eleven

Just about two hours ago, HTC's CEO Peter Chou made a post in the official HTC's Facebook page announcing that they actually listened to all the complains (kinda hard not to, unless you are living under the sea with no internet... or oxygen). But all joking aside, they just announced that because people are interested...

MW3 Bootanimation

FPS games have gotten a stronghold in the gaming world. One in particular, Call of Duty, is an astounding and realistic game that places you as a character in between wars and special missions with one of its objectives being kill or be killed. If you feel like giving your device a touch of Modern...

Newsplat with Caplat – 26 May – XDA TV

In today's episode of the Newsplat with Caplat on XDA TV, Sam talks about the Stunning HD ROM which ports the resolution of the Sensation for use on the Desire HD; The fastest Froyo ROM in the world for the XPERIA X10; A guide to making your own boot animations; A CyanogenMod 7 port for...

Do You Like Physics Based Games? Try BlockFall for Android

Games where the concept of real physics have to be applied have taken the mobile gaming world by storm. The evolution of our hardware has made them even more enjoyable as the smoothness with which some games can run is unrivaled and gives us that "that is a good looking game" eye candy kind of...

Net Some Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) on Your Android Device

You may remember that not too long ago, we covered a not too difficult method of installing Ubuntu 10.10 on your Android device of choice. However, times change, and so do Ubuntu versions, apparently. As always, a solution awaits you on XDA. This time, XDA forum member GhostOfTheNet has come up with a set of easy-to-follow...

Modern Facebook Themes for Android

Here are some good themes for your Facebook application on your Android device. XDA member adam2010 presents four themes for your delight, including Windows phone 7, Blue Minimal, Demo, and Orange styles. Installation is quite easy, just unzip on your computer, place the apk file in a SD card, and install. There are still some...

How to Make Your Own Boot Animations!

We all like to be greeted by our phones by a pretty little animation which relates to us in some way, is of something we like, or we just generally like the look of. Granted, there is a staggering number of cool animations here on XDA, created by some of the greatest developing minds, ever....

Phone Creeper Ported to Android – Introducing OVERVI3W

Many moons ago, while Windows Mobile still reigned supreme and Android was still getting out of its shell, XDA member chetstriker released a very controversial app called Phone Creeper, which was basically a spy program for you to place in someone else's device. It was very difficult to see as it didn't show as a running...

Andro+ Call Backgrounder for Android Gives You Back Control of Your Incoming Calls

Have you ever had your browsing or game experience interrupted by an incoming call you didn't want to take but also didn't want to deny? Luckily, XDA forum member elaware has just the solution with Andro+ Call Backgrounder for Android. This application enables users to put incoming calls in the background with just the touch of a...

Failure to Launch – HTC’s Bootloader Policy

It is amazing how a company can spend so much time, money, and effort in marketing their new upcoming products with seemingly good results just to royally shoot themselves in the foot shortly before launch. Many manufacturers  have done this before, including Sony, Motorola, and even Samsung where the devices they put out are so...