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Desire HD, G2, Desire Z, and MyTouch 4G Froyo Downgrade

The trend over the last month or so on XDA has been getting a number of devices downgraded so they can get to a bootloader that can still be unlocked with S-Off. Those devices are, of course, almost all HTC devices ever since the release of HTCDev, which unlocks the bootloader while maintaining S-On. In the...

FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S users rejoice. The FreeXperia Project, has released not only a ClockworkMod-based recovery for the device, but also an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9. So if you've been longing for a little AOSP action, your wait is now over. First things first, before you begin installing that new ROM, you're going to need a...

Unlock Virtually Any HTC Bootloader Without Voiding Warranty

A few days ago, we brought you news of an unlock method that unlocked the HTC Wildfire S bootloader without voiding the warranty. The reason why that's so cool is because when users use HTCDev to unlock their bootloaders, it actually voids your warranty. As it turns out, the Wildfire S unlock method may be...

Oracle and Google Fight over Java Copyright

The Oracle and Google debate is back in the news now that their battle in court is finally here. A simple Google, or Yahoo!, or Bing---which ever you prefer---search will lead you to many different experts commenting on the story. In fact one commenter has been ousted as a consultant for Oracle. “Independent” Analyst and...

Enable Charging in AP Fastboot Mode for RAZR Without Factory Cables

Some Android devices have aftermarket accessories that are a little different from your standard car chargers and screen protectors. For many Samsung devices, there's a jig that will put users into Download Mode (read: ODIN) if they soft-brick their devices. The Kindle Fire has a factory cable that users can make that helps with similar...

Permanent SIM Unlock for Galaxy Nexus Nearly Stable

While there are ways to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it is a bit harder to keep it unlocked when you change ROMs or perform a factory reset. There's terminal emulator stuff you'd have to do and applications to install every time. While the workaround is perfectly acceptable for most, for others it's permanent SIM...

Universal Gingerbread Root for Motorola Devices

Not long ago, we brought you a nearly universal Gingerbread root method for Samsung phones. It was really cool, as more than two dozen Samsung devices could be rooted and unrooted two simple files. Since rooting is at the core of device development , new root methods---especially universal ones---are always exciting news. XDA Forum Member rodrigojfuentes...

Fast Facebook Brings Slimmed Down Experience

What do many users often request from the Facebook mobile app development team? A faster, less bloated experience for starters. And a way to theme it would be nice as well. Whether it is small bug fixes or big feature omissions, there are a lot of users who are frustrated and dissatisfied with the official...

Time Warner App Now Available for Rooted Users

The fact that Time Warner Cable released an iOS application and not an Android application miffed quite a few of their customers. In this day and age, it's not all about the iPhone anymore, and companies that don't release applications for both Android and iOS are doing nothing more but showing how behind the times...

Want to Test Your App But Don’t Have a Phone? Sony Wants to Help

We recently told you about numerous things Sony has been doing in an attempt to embrace the independent developer community. Starting with official ICS test builds then providing instructions to build kernels for their Xperia S, they are now at it again. On their Developer World Blog, they just recently announced a new program that they are calling the...

How to Root the HTC One X – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye teaches us how to root the HTC One X. Shen begins by unboxing his brand new HTC One X. Shen then takes us through the process of unlocking the bootloader, flashing a recovery and getting the HTC One X rooted.

Solid Explorer Brings Dual Window File Managing to Android

There are a lot of great file manager applications out there. With Astro, ES File Explorer, the ported MIUI File Explorer, and Root Manager; you'd be hard pressed to find a file explorer/root manager that stands apart in a significant way. Now, we're at point where if you want your file manager application to be...