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Unofficial VLC for Android Beta Released

Having a good, open source media player for Android has always been something to hope for. Unfortunately, up until now, nothing has quite satisfied this niche on the platform. Thankfully, the wait for some people is now over. XDA Senior Member adridu59 has taken some initiative and compiled VLC Media Player for use on Android...

Ideos X5 Gets a Taste of ICS

We are always crazy about ports for various devices for one very particular reason: these extend the lifetime of otherwise unsupported devices. This was, for the most part, the foundation of our beloved site. From time to time, we find in our forums an underdog type of device that not too many people are interested...

Original Galaxy S I9000 Receives ICS Pre-Alpha Bliss

All good things must come to an end, and that is life. However, we at XDA-Developers do our absolute best that our expensive devices do not fall under this category. We continuously strive to prolong and extend the shelf life of phones by adding features, apps, themes, and most importantly, by reverse engineering the daylights...

Replace your Moto Razr Battery with a Moto Razr MAXX Battery

The most significant difference between the Motorola Droid Razr and it's brother, the MAXX, is the MAXX's larger battery. Now, those with the original Droid Razr can have that extra battery life if they desire. XDA Senior Member Wardo5757 has successfully taken the battery and battery door from the Droid Razr MAXX and implanted it into...

Hope for WP7 Users Who Miss ActiveSync and Device Center

One of the worst mistakes that Microsoft could have made (and really one of the first things that drove people away from WP7 even before it came out) was the fact that the well known and established ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center PC programs would no longer work for syncing our devices with our...

Get LINK2SD Working for the Wildfire S and Others

Freeing up internal storage is one of the things that most people with older Android phones commonly have to deal with. Some app-crazy individuals with newer phones have had to as well. However, there can be some issues with that. Typically, people use APPS2SD to help them out, but you can't move things like your...

AT&T Galaxy S2 Owners Can Now Identify What’s Eating Their Battery

Battery life can be a tricky thing with Android phones, as the list of things that can ravage your battery is huge. Anything from wake locks to apps that use constant data, to more fundamental settings such as screen brightness and CPU clock speed can tank your battery life. For many Android devices, there's no...

ThemeX Extracts Icons, Wallpapers, and Docks from Launcher Themes

Have you ever downloaded a launcher theme just for one of the included wallpapers? Don't feel bad; we all have. Now thanks to ThemeX by XDA Forum Member redphx, we can choose the items we like--- such as icons, wallpapers and docks---to our SD cards without having to manually poke around the theme's .apk file. The...

Build.prop Tweaks for Samsung Galaxy SL and Others

Those following the modding community will know that many modifications involve tweaking the build.prop file. Changing its contents can alter your device ID and give you access to market apps you normally wouldn't have. Furthermore, it can increase your RAM usage, battery life and even make your data speeds go up a little bit. XDA Senior...

Sony’s KalleD Walks Us Through the Xperia P and U – XDA TV

If you're a Sony mobile device owner, XDA Forum Member KalleD should be very familiar. On behalf of the Sony Development Team, Karl-Johan “Kalle” Dahlström presented the official alpha release of Ice Cream Sandwich to the community back in December, and did the same for the beta just a few days ago. Join us in this XDA TV segment as host James...

Skype Beta Goes Live for Windows Phone 7

The internationally known application Skype already has stable, working applications for iOS and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 users have been asking for their dose of Skype love for quite some time as well. Well, Skype has been working on getting their product out to the Windows Phone community, and the beta has finally gone...

Get Your Developer Helmet On–Samsung Contest for Best S Pen App Now Live!

We at XDA like the idea of development and sharing our God given gifts with the world, so that anyone can rip the benefits of having such wonderful and capable devices. From time to time, manufacturers and software makers will see this need from the customer base and will think of some way to foment...