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Bolt Sizer: A Practical Android Application

We've all been there: your about to put the finishing touches on your latest project and you realize your short a bolt. You run to your spares drawer, only to discover nothing has been labelled. You look in vain, hoping that what you've found is the right size. You handle several different bolts before finally...

HTC Ville Caught on Video

Just a few days ago we were talking about how HTC has been making a lot of noise in many news lately, and now we saw a video where the HTC Ville  shows off HTC Sense 4.0. Some of the leaked details point that this metal uni body device will have a thickness of 8mm and...

Auto Installer for Sony Xperia Line Helps Get ClockworkMod Recovery to Users Easier

Installing a recovery on a phone has the potential to be challenging. On some devices, it's as easy as flashing a kernel. On others, it's knowing how to use ADB in your command prompt (or terminal) to push the recovery to the correct partition and hope you didn't just turn your beautiful device into a...

#OPMOSH2: Developer Edition Is No Solution, Petition For Real Droid RAZR Bootloader Unlock

Guess what, Motorola? You got us shouting at you again. You delivered a special Developer Edition of the RAZR, but how are existing owners of the Droid RAZR going to unlock their bootloaders? No way. Do you seriously expect them to dish out money to buy a brand new device just to get a bootloader...

HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks

Verizon might tout its LTE capabilities, but what if you're not in the US and thus can't use the HTC Rezound on Big Red? Good news, as the Rezound includes radios that enable it to work globally on all GSM networks. How come?Well, forum member i rule123, who's based in the UK, accidentally ordered one...

Easy Development Studio Helps Developers and Beginners Develop

Any tool that helps in the development of Android is a welcome addition to the veritable arsenal of tools and kitchens out there to help beginners and experts alike make their ROMs everything they can be. Of course, anything that makes the process easier is even a more welcome addition.XDA Recognized Developer wes342 is developing...

Easily Root Your Nook Tablet With An SD Card

Since the latest 1.41 update from December, rooting the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has gotten a lot harder – you had to block the update or, if you had already applied it, restore to the previous 1.40 version before it was possible to gain root access. However, some people have been working on directly...

Nokia Says Lumia 800 Battery Life Is Fixed, Promises Updates For Audio And Camera Quality

While Nokia's first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800, has been critically acclaimed for its unique industrial design, it has had its fair share of issues regarding battery life and audio and camera quality. In a statement posted on its official support forums, Nokia says that the recent 1600.2483.8106.11500 update indeed fixes all problems related to...

APK Makes Windows 95/98/XP and Linux Run on EVO 3D

Running computer operating systems on a phone is always an interesting experience. For most phones, booting into Linux is hard enough and Windows isn't even an option. The HTC EVO 3D is not one of those phones.XDA Senior Member mnomaanw has posted a method that will get Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and Linux...

Koush Teases Fully Touch-Enabled ClockwordMod Recovery

We've previously shown you some touch-enabled recoveries: for one, the fully touch-based 4EXT Recovery Touch, but also modded CWM versions. However, both had their own shortcomings; while the modded CWM versions use on-screen buttons which emulate the functions of hardware keys, without taking full advantage of the touchscreen, not everyone might be willing to change...

HTC Rezound Getting OTA Update, Improves Stability

Verizon began to roll out a new update to the HTC Rezound a few days ago. It's not Ice Cream Sandwich yet, but rather a maintenance release that mostly improves stability and fixes a few other odd issues here and there. According to the official documentation, the new update bring the software version to 2.01.605.11,...

HTC To Release Fewer Models This Year, Focus On Quality Over Quantity

After the disappointing Q4 results, which saw a sharp drop in profit and revenue for HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device company is now looking to cut back on its smartphone portfolio this year, instead focusing on fewer 'hero' devices. This is exactly what we argued HTC should be doing, though leaks from December already suggested...