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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...

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...

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...

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...

Beats Audio Hacked Onto Photon 4G

Many people love Beats Audio because of Android's lack of a built-in equalizer, and it can be said that some Android phones need Beats Audio to deliver a music experience that isn't so, for lack of a better word, bland. While certainly not for everyone, Beats Audio has cultivated a following from various users.XDA Forum...

Root for Optimus 3D V20x Gingerbread Achieved

Rooting a device for the first time is exciting. However, that is unfortunately not where the battle for root typically ends, despite end user wishes. When new OS or bootloader updates are released, root access is often lost. Unfortunately, the push to root the new firmware isn't always as fervent as on the original ROM.Luckily...

Patched Chrome Beta Removes Device ID Check

Google's long awaited version of Chrome for Android devices is already proving to be a very popular and capable browser. If you aren't already familiar with it then check out ElCondor's in depth review.  A lot of people (myself included) were keen to try it out on their device, unfortunately it seems that Chrome contains a...

Interview with Toastcfh – XDA TV

In his first-ever interview of any kind, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer Toastcfh tells XDA TV about his work on Cyanogenmod and with Team Win on the Diamond, Hero, EVO 4G, and EVO 3D. He also talks about his love of HTC and Qualcomm devices, and explains his passion for development. Click on for the interview!

Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko Running on a Samsung Galaxy SII

You could be forgiven for not having heard of Mozilla's new project called Boot to Gecko. Truth be told, I knew very little about it until XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer pulser_g2 revealed that he had it running on a Samsung Galaxy SII.So what is Boot to Gecko? It's a completely open source project from the...

Root and First ROM for the Nextbook Premium 7

Getting first root on some devices is quite a big deal---the kind of news that everyone hears about. However, first root of smaller and more obscure devices can sometimes escape the notice of even the most observant. Such is the case with the Nextbook Premium 7 tablet. XDA Forum Member Dochoppy has taken care of those...

Tutorial Helps Users Understand NinePatch PNGs Better

Anyone who has ever created a theme undoubtedly knows about the dreaded NinePatch files. They're difficult to work with, and often lead to oddly stretched graphics when not used properly. XDA Senior Member Yorzua attempts to make things easier for us by posting an in depth, picture laden tutorial for those who don't quite understand how...