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Change the Marketplace Settings on Windows Phone 7

With the large number of ways Android users can modify their Marketplace Settings, it was only a matter of time before Windows Phone 7 users figured out a way to similarly unlock their Marketplace and download applications they wouldn't typically be able to download. In addition to the region restrictions we've seen tackled on the Play Store, WP7...

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Fix Nandroid MD5 Mismatch Woes

Creating a Nandroid backup is very highly recommended for any Android user looking to root and modify his or her phone. For the unfamiliar, Nandroid saves an image of every partition on your device to your SD card. When in trouble, you can simply restore a Nandroid backup in your custom recovery. Nandroids can thus...

Want to Learn How to Program for Android? Start Here

Everyone has experienced the desire to program at one point or another. However, there are generally four limiting factors: Time Constraints, Study Material, Mental Blocks, and Attention Span. So clear your schedule, clear your mind, and self-medicate your ADD with a nice cup of your favorite coffee because here's the material you need to learn how...

Alternate Root Method for Sensation XL Helps Those Having Trouble

With phones being released the world over, the same hardware often ends up running various different firmware revisions in different regions. And if a root method wasn't specifically tailored for your specific firmware, you may experience issues when trying to root. For example, certain users of the HTC Sensation XL using some Asian and European firmwares...

New User Guide for the Kindle Fire

Getting an Android tablet for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. Of course, users going to get an Android tablet already know that and accept the challenge, but that doesn't stop users from having those first day jitters. Thankfully, XDA is not only a place of development, but also a place to learn...

Tutorial Helps Users Install ICS, Unlock Bootloader, and Flash Custom Recovery on the Iconia A500

As the number of Android devices that are getting official ICS updates continues to grow, the number of devices getting unofficial ICS is growing even faster. With AOSP ROMs making their way around at a healthy rate and leaks flooding the forums, users practically everywhere are getting their shot at some new firmware goodness. This...

Hardware Acceleration Support for HD2 ICS Roms

Some devices just won't quit. They are an instant hit with both users and developers from the moment they are released, and continue to see updates to the latest OSes long after official support has run dry. Some are even lucky enough to run OSes that they were never even intended to. The HTC HD2...

Full List of Removable Bloatware for the Xperia Arc on ICS

To put it bluntly, bloatware sucks. It slows down devices, steals storage space and RAM, and is essentially useless. Thankfully when creating a custom ROM, developers often remove the unnecessary bits. However, not everyone wants to flash to a custom ROM, instead preferring an improved stock experience. There is now an alphabetized list of safe-to-remove bloatware...

LG Revolution Owners Can Keep Root Through Latest OTA

As we've mentioned before, keeping root through an OTA update can sometimes be tricky. If users are not vigilant, they may end up "upgrading" to an OTA where the root method has been patched, leaving tinkerers in the cold until a new root method is discovered. It's generally always best to wait for a rooted update. While...

Learn How to Run Init.d Scripts from Boot on the Epic 4G Touch

Running scripts on Android phones is one of those essential experiences that any rooted user should have in his arsenal. With the proper script, users can see improved battery life, less lag, more Play Store compatibility, and a plethora of other tweaks that can make any Android phone run just a little bit nicer. Many...

Remove Annoying Facebook Messenger and Facebook Camera from App Drawer

With the newer iterations of the official Facebook app, many users have been outraged to find that Facebook has taken some liberties and have installed new software on their phones. Along with the official Facebook app, users also get the Facebook Messenger app and the Facebook Camera app. While the Messenger app may be a tad...