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Firekit LiveUSB Repair Kit for Kindle Fire

Sometimes, Windows just doesn't cut it. Many developers use some distro of Linux for most of their work and, while better off than most Mac users, Windows has the capacity to cause mammoth headaches.This is especially true for some Amazon Kindle Fire owners, who've reported having trouble with ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows.To rescue...

Work In Progress to Give HD2 Touch Screen-Enabled Recovery

The legendary HTC HD2 gets a lot of cool modifications. The phone can run 3 different operating systems and holds the throne as the most developed phone of all time.And it doesn't stop there, as XDA Senior Member munjeni has recently released a touch-capable version of ClockworkMod Recovery for those running Android on the HTC...

FreeYourAndroid App Review [SassiBoB Review] – XDA TV

Today on XDA TV, SassiBoB reviews an app for freeyourandroid.com. There is a free version, and an ad-supported version. The ad supported version allows you to comment on news articles right from the app. It also comes with a scrollable widget (only compatible with some launchers) FYA has an IRC chat...

Schedule Your Homework With Power Planner For WP7

If you're a student and have to keep track of your homework and assignments, you can of course use a standard calendar and task manager. However, dedicated homework planners are much more powerful, since they allow you to categorize your homework into classes and add useful information like teacher names and schedules.But because forum member...

Operation Mosh: Petitioning Motorola To Unlock Their Bootloaders Amid Broken Promise

2011 came and went, and Google wasn't the only one breaking their promises. Back in March, Motorola said they would unlock their notoriously secured bootloaders before the end of 2011, and guess what? They haven't.So, what do we do? Of course, start a petition. This has worked wonders with HTC, and, only a few days...

CM7 for Samsung Epic 4G now with WiMAX

A constant plague on Sprint users who want their ROM cake and eat it too is whether or not the ROM supports WiMAX. Now, mere days after the CyanogenMod 7 XDA forum for the Samsung Epic 4G became a reality, WiMAX is now a part of the package.Forum Member UberPinguin updated the Epic 4G forum...

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...

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...