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HP Touchpad Can Now Run Arch Linux

At last glance, people who took advantage of the super awesome clearance sale of the HP Touchpad have the option of keeping WebOS on their tablets or throwing some CyanogenMod goodness on there.Now, Touchpad owners have yet another option for their increasingly versatile tablets and that option is Arch Linux ARM. XDA Member crimsonredmk has...

Some Fun: Google Failed To Deliver Android-Controlled Lightbulbs

Back in May, at its annual Google I/O conference, the search giant apparently showed off a pretty cool initiative: dubbed [email protected], it would provide a framework to automate home appliances and control them via an Android device. Say, a game changing the lighting to fit the mood, thermostats turning off the heater based on calendar...

CyanogenMod 7 For Samsung Epic 4G Becomes Official

There are many CyanogenMod-based ROMs available, but not all are officially supported, that is, listed on their website. In particular, you'll notice that the Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint's version of the bestselling Galaxy S isn't there yet. But that's only a matter of time now, since Decad3nce, the developer of the CM7 port, announced a...

LG To Unveil First Intel-Based Android Smartphone At CES, Launch In March

According to the The Korea Times, LG will unveil the first Android smartphone based on Intel's Medfield SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, with retail availability planned for March.Intel has been hard at work to produce a viable processor for the mobile market. The new Medfield SoC aims to remedy issues with its...

HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn't true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said, @azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn't...

Cerberus app [SassiBoB review]

Today, SassiBoB makes fun of the Greek mythology and reviews an app by LSDroid called Cerberus. It's a nice security app that you flash using ROM Manager to make sure that even if your device is reset, it stays there. Among many other things, this app will take a photo of a thief that tries...

GTA III Android Mods And Tutorials

If you've ever played games on a PC, you've probably heard of the massive Grand Theft Auto open-world games. GTA III, released ten years ago, was the first in the series to feature 3D graphics, and was recently released for both Android and iOS. Since it's not rewritten from the ground up for mobile devices,...

New WIP CyanogenMod Compiler Makes Compiling CM Easier Than Ever

Soon, compiling CyanogenMod for your phone will be as easy as opening a user interface and adding a little information. Or at least that's the plan from CyanogenMod team member, and XDA Recognized Developer, lithid-cm, who has released an alpha version of this powerful new software which will, as the name implies, compile CyanogenMod for...

Lawsuits Are Out of Hand, Stop Being Gutless

The mobile tech industry saw its share of lawsuits this year. Some hit very close to home. CarrierIQ believed XDA-Developers’ own TrevE stole their product by critically displaying their unprotected, confidential documents. This case was dropped, but it’s not the last time we’ll see unjust lawsuits.So, I’m frustrated. You don’t threaten critics. You don’t send...

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions.XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though...

HTC Rezound Network-Related Bootlooping Problem Now Has a Fix

A little boot-looping on your brand new HTC Rezound got you down? Well, it's time to turn that frown upside down because there's now a fix for it.XDA Senior Member jayochs has released a how-to on getting the boot loops stopped without requiring a factory reset. Initially, no one knew what caused the boot loops...

How to Compile Android from Source Code – XDA TV

Ever wonder how developers on XDA take the source code released to the AOSP and create ROMs? While creating software for your phone isn't as easy as what you see in this video (you also need lots of drivers), the process for compiling Android isn't that difficult. In this video, Shen tells you about the...