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T-Mobile LG G2x Receives MIUI Port

It's always good news when a device gets MIUI. Along with CyanogenMod, it's among the most popular ROMs out there and a "must have" for pretty much any Android device.The Chinese ROM has found it's newest home under the hood of the T-Mobile LG G2x thanks to XDA Junior Member stormageddon, who was kind enough...

New Tool Easily Roots And Unroots Your Transformer Prime

It's been a pretty busy week for the ASUS Transformer Prime, which was rooted only yesterday. However, that solution required some manual messing with ADB – for those who aren't really into all that stuff, recognized developer -viperboy- now created a tool that does the same thing, but all automatically. Additionally, it allows you to...

HTC Desire Users Can Test An App That Installs Ubuntu

HTC Desire users are among the latest who can have that Ubuntu goodness on their phones.XDA Senior Member zacthespack has been developing an app that runs a user through installing Ubuntu on their Android devices, most recently the HTC Desire. The app is pretty cool. Basically, a user downloads an Ubuntu image and the app will...

Amazon Silk Browser Ported To Other Android Phones And Tablets

Amazon's Silk browser, as used on its Kindle Fire tablet, uses a technique similar to Opera Turbo to route the webpage you want to visit through Amazon's servers, which have much faster internet access than your typical broadband connection, and compresses them. Combined with intelligent preloading of pages the Amazon cloud thinks you'll visit next,...

LG Optimus 2X Can Now Boot Ubuntu

It's always a little exciting when a developer gets Linux working on a phone. It's a development on Android phones that are a little underrated in terms of pure awesomeness.Enter XDA Member ergoen who has gotten Linux, namely Ubuntu, booting on the LG Optimus 2X. Now, we must warn you that this is highly unstable...

Holo Theme Compatibility Standard on Android ICS Explained

Adam Powell explained on the Android Developers Blog how to maintain a consistent look on Ice Cream Sandwich between your apps and the general user interface with a line or two of code.  And he explains the improvements in ICS to streamline theme porting.  The goal here is design consistency wherever possible within a device...

Samsung Confirms: No Value Pack, No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Tab

A Samsung spokesperson has told The Next Web that it will not bring any major updates to last year's best-selling Galaxy S smartphone and the original Galaxy Tab, finally putting rumors of a 'Value Pack' update to an end.After leaving out the Galaxy S and Tab when initially revealing its plans for ICS-updates three weeks...

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Gets Root

All hail root!It was only a matter of time before someone got Superuser on the latest and greatest of the Asus Transformer series and that time is right now.XDA Recognized Developer jcase has successfully found an exploit that will get your Asus Transformer Prime rooted with Superuser so those lucky enough to be toting one...

Sixaxis Controller Configuration Tutorial for GTA III

One of the biggest pains of playing video games on a non-console platform is configuring your controller to work properly. Making sure everything works in every environment, testing and re-testing until everything seems right.Well, if you're a Sixaxis controller user and you play GTA III, then this is a pain you won't need pills to...

Browser+ Brings New Features To Ice Cream Sandwich Browser

With the new 4.0 version of Android, the CyanogenMod team aren't the only ones looking to extend the built-in stock apps (see their custom lancher, Trebuchet, and music player) with more functionality tailored to power users. Recognized developer appelflap has now developed Browser+, which, in its current version, only adds two features: you get some...

Winners Of WakeVoice – A Talking Alarm Clock

We ran a contest last week where we gave away 20 licenses of WakeVoice. Time is now up and we've tallied all the entries to pick out those 20 lucky winners; some were handpicked for their creative and amusing comments, the rest was randomly chosen. All winners have gotten PMs with instructions to send Livven...

2012 Predictions: 1080p Tablets, Quad-Core Phones, & More – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, Sam takes you on a journey to the future. Unfortunately he doesn't have a TARDIS, so the results may be different in reality than speculated here, but we'll have to make do with what we've got. He speculates about 1080p and 720p displays, quad-core processors, NFC security systems, and...