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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...

HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G Added to Sprint’s List Of Device End-Of-Life

Not much ago we informed you about Sprint sending updates For HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G which will remove the infamous Carrier IQ; well now it seems that not only Carrier IQ will be removed as the company included HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G on the most updated list of devices...

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...

New OTA Update For Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch Removes Carrier IQ

Sprint has said that it will remove Carrier IQ on all of its devices, and is continuing to make good on that promise with the latest OTA update targeting the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Sprint's own version of the Galaxy S II. The new update has the version S:D710.0.5S.EL29 with the following changelog:Security update Dismissing multiple calendar...

Newsplat with Caplat – 25 January – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, Sam talks about Sony, their Playstation certification on the Tablet P and S, Ubuntu on the Transformer Prime, and HTC with their terrible 7" tablet, slow Android customisations, and poor marketing decisions. Click on for the episode!

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Rooted, CWM Ported

Lenovo's Android tablets haven't proven to be too popular here in our forums, but there has been some development activity nonetheless. The IdeaPad version targeted at consumers has been rooted last month, and now the same has been accomplished for the ThinkPad version, which is aimed at professionals and business users. Shortly after that, forum...

ASUS Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Should Come In February

At the beginning of this year, there was on outrage over the discovery of one of our forum members who found that the bootloader on the Transformer Prime tablet was locked and encrypted. Protest ensued, and ASUS quickly gave in and announced that it would develop an unlock tool. Now their official Twitter account revealed...

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...

Launch Of HTC Primo Before MWC?

It's about that time of year again, as hardware manufacturers prepare to descend upon Barcelona to unveil phones we will collectively drool about but not see for another couple of months.Today HTC started to send some invitations to HTC’s press event for February 26th, by "chance" only one day before Mobile World Congress Starts in...

Patch Utility Manager Flashes Variety of Patches to Select Samsung Devices

Modifications, patches and scripts are wonderful and are the easiest software to implement to a device without requiring the old full wipe and flash. There are also a very large number of mods, patches and scripts and sometimes it's hard for a user to find and keep track of them all.For those with Samsung devices,...