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Update For Motorola Droid RAZR And Non-US RAZR Rolling Out

Holiday season is OTA season! Motorola has officially announced an update for the Droid RAZR. The non-US versions, simply known as RAZR, also seem to be getting updates, according to reports in our forums. Even more good news: The update seems to be easily root-able. Head over to this forum thread to report any issues. Full...

Microsoft Releases Feedback Apps, Suggest Features For WP7 On Your WP7

Microsoft recently released the WPDev Feedback app, which allows developers to suggest and vote on new features for Windows Phone 7's application platform right from their Windows Phone. The app is basically a mobile version of the WPDev Feedback Site, which Microsoft launched all they way back at MIX11. For non-developers, the Suggestion Box app just went...

Galaxy S And Tab Won’t Get ICS Because Of TouchWiz, Samsung Explains

So, you've been wondering why the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab aren't getting Ice Cream Sandwich, like Samsung's newer models? Why, of course: because they're too slow. No, not for Android 4.0; the almost identically-specced Nexus S is getting its OTA as we speak. Of course: for TouchWiz, carrier services, video calling, and, in some...

Sony Tablet S Definitely Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

As spotted by forum member kopite42, Sony confirmed in its support forums that its tablets, the uniquely book-shaped Tablet S and dual-screened Tablet P, are going to get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No date has been confirmed, however. Today we're happy to confirm that an update to Android 4.0 will be available...

New Linux Tool Fixes Your Samsung Nexus S if ICS Bricked it

XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has updated the popular Linux Tool, Unbreakable Resurrector. This will take the newest brick woes of Nexus S users and make them a thing of the past. The only catch? You gotta have Linux, and preferably Ubuntu. Thankfully, the ever helpful AdamOutler has provided links to everything you need...

HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty. Until now that is. Say hello to the...

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Launches Smartphone with Forked Android Version

Dell and Baidu, the Chinese search giant with over 80% marketshare in its home-country, unveiled the Streak Pro on Tuesday (via Computerworld). The device has a 4.3" AMOLED screen with 960x540 resolution and packs a 1.5 GHz dualcore Qualcomm processor. Most notably, however, is the operating system it runs: a forked Android version dubbed Baidu...

Extremely Alpha ICS Port Appears for Xperia PLAY

Just under a week ago, we broke news that Sony Ericsson became the first major vendor to offer an official ICS update. Although the release was technically an alpha build, the reception was overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately, many XDA members were left out in the cold since there were initially only 3 supported devices. While support was eventually added for...

Over 100 Paid Apps For Free On GetJar

GetJar, an independent application store for Android, is offering 100 paid apps for free. The process of downloading and installing is a bit cumbersome, though – you need to install the GetJar app first, and you won't be able to update those free apps automatically through the Android Market. But still, free is free, especially since...

Automatically Mount and Dismount USB Sticks on the Galaxy Nexus with StickMount

If you're ever tried to use a USB stick or external hard drive with your brand new Galaxy Nexus, you've no doubt faced difficulties. Despite supporting USB On-The-Go, Google has disabled automatic mounting of mass storage devices for some unknown reason. Similar to the growing pains in previous versions of the OS, it is safe to...

Fruit Cake Maker Turns Your Motorola Triumph Into a ROM Factory

Most of the new development on XDA is in the genre of kernels and ROMs but every now and then a gem like this falls into our lap. Everyone meet Fruit Cake Maker. XDA user samcripp has released a tool that will, as he puts it: allow the user to create a picture perfect .img from...

EFF Releases IQIQ to Decode Carrier IQ Profiles

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is hard at work on the Carrier IQ issue.  EFF volunteer Jered Wierzbicki reverse-engineered the Carrier IQ Profile file format from WBXML to human-readable XML.  (A Profile is a set of instructions telling IQ Agent on your phone what information to collect, and when to send it back to Carrier IQ.) He then created...