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ProxyDroid: Hide Yourself

Anonymity is something that has been strived for ever since information could be intercepted. From the days of mail couriers to the founding of mobile banking, remaining anonymous has been critical to success. Mobile platforms are obviously difficult to keep secure. ProxyDroid hopes to help with that. Created by cmadeye, ProxyDroid is an Android app that...

Build.prop Mod for Acer Iconia Tab A100 Adds Market Compatibility and Performance Tweaks

The Acer Iconia Tab A100 may have been superseded by the newer Acer Iconia A500, but thanks to the works of developers like crossix the aging tablet isn't on its last legs just yet. If you happen to own an Iconia Tab A100 and want to try this mod, it's highly recommended by crossix that you...

Meet ACTA, the Global Threat

ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is another bill which tramples all over your civil liberties. The Internet is having a hard time fighting off bills that threaten creativity, like PIPA and SOPA, but now something far worse has come to play. In October 2007, the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan decided to branch together and...

Early ICS Port Arrives For the Original Transformer

The Transformer Prime has been getting lots of attention lately. With an ICS OTA update and several fresh mods, Prime owners have more than enough to tinker with. What about the Prime's older brother? The original Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is finally getting some love in the form of an (admittedly) early Ice Cream Sandwich build. XDA...

SwitchMe App Allows Users to Boot Into Multiple Installations of Android

Many Android phones have had the ability to at least dual boot for awhile now. However, the process for a lot of them can be very complicated and run the risk of hard bricking a device and even more so are still in beta with issues to be worked out. This is a problem that XDA...

EternityProject Brings Moto RAZR GSM ICS Update and Different Method to Flash Firmware

EternityProject head developer, and also XDA Recognized Developer, kholk and his crew have brought a few really great things to the Motorola Droid RAZR in a relatively short period of time. For starters, they've posted the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the GSM version of the RAZR, available immediately, in their thread about it here. Along...

Exemption Legalizing Rooting And Jailbreaking Will Expire, Let’s Petition To Renew It!

In 2010, the US Copyright Office added an exemption to the DMCA, which fully legalized rooting, jailbreaking, unlocking and whatever else you do with your smartphone that is not intended by their manufacturers. While that was certainly good for modders and hackers, of which there are plenty in our forums, exemptions only last for three...

LiveView Being Reverse Engineered and Redesigned

For those who don't know what the LiveView is, it is a bluetooth Android assistant that allows you to remote control your phone from it's interface. This very unique gadget isn't the most well known device in the world, but there's still development on it going on. XDA Junior Member archivator, XDA Senior Member boombuler and...

HP Begins Open Sourcing Of webOS, Releases Enyo 1.0 and 2.0 Source Code

Since HP announced that it would open source webOS, there have been lots of questions on how exactly HP plans to do that, and what such a move could bring. While the future for webOS is still very much up in the air, the process of open sourcing the mobile operating system originally developed by...

Get Maps on Android Devices for Offline Usage

It doesn't matter what carrier someone uses, there is always the possibility of ending up somewhere where there is no signal and no roaming. In times like those, it is not comforting knowing that your only source for navigation requires a data connection of some sort. Well, XDA Senior Member .xxx. has written a method that...

Google Sky Map Moving To Open Source

Of all the apps that Google has launched over the years the only one I use on a consistent basis is Sky Map. It was sad to learn that Google has opted to end major development of Sky Map, but the good news is that the app will go open source. That means rather than simply...

Is this a Windows Phone from Sony?

Despite their many efforts, Sony has never been especially popular in the Android world. They have some very nice looking devices, but they have never been able to achieve the popularity of HTC, Samsung, or Motorola with their Android offerings. With that in mind, Sony has been branching out in an attempt to gain some...