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ROM Factory Makes Its Way to the Atrix 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II

The ever popular Fruitcake Maker also known as ROM Factory has been quietly making its rounds around XDA over the last several months, and as it's been gaining momentum as a fun and useful tool for devs and users alike. However, it was only a matter of time before this tool starting hitting bigger and...

Universal MIUI Theme Editor

One of the biggest appeals of Android---aside from it being open source---is the ability to customize every aspect to get a completely individual and unique experience. Users and developers alike have used countless tools, ROMs, themes, modifications, and whatever else they can get their hands to customize their Android experience. MIUI users running Windows now have...

Droid RAZR Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

In this week's XDA Unboxing, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler takes a look at the Motorola Droid RAZR. This week's video deviates a bit from his usual unboxings by talking about hardware design and why user-serviceable design is important. In the video, Adam also urges other manufacturers to not follow Motorola's lead in order to avoid creating devices that...

Ext4 Touch Recovery for the GSM EVO 3D

Touch-based recoveries have been appearing all over the place over the last few months, but there have been some phones left out of the loop. For some devices, it's because the test recoveries are in beta and aren't bug free enough yet for the average user, and for others, there's hardly any work being done at...

Galaxy Note I717 ICS 4.0.3 Update Leaked

Early this morning, XDA Senior Member zer0nine melted the faces and blew the minds of Samsung Galaxy Note users in the forums by announcing that the icing on the Galaxy Note cake has arrived, in the form of an update for the Note that brings the device to Android 4.0.3. If you've got a Note and...

FireFireFire – Custom Bootloader For the Kindle Fire

The Amazin Kindle Fire has proven itself to be a very popular and capable device. There is certainly no shortage of development for the device, much of which is listed in a very helpful thread posted by XDA Senior Member stiffmast3r. Many people tend to immediately think of custom ROMs and kernels as the be-all and end-all of...

Sony Tablet S and P All-in-One Tool Grants Root and More

The rooting process of the Sony Tablet S has been done and redone several times. Usually it's to keep it up to date, but every new iteration of the root method has made it just a little easier for Tablet S owners to get their root on and the newest root method is no exception. XDA...

CM9 Alpha Available for Samsung Galaxy W

Another day, another device gets it's first version of CM9. This particular device however is one of those that probably falls into the category that most people assumed they would never see running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Samsung Galaxy W, with it's 3.7” inch screen and 512Mb or RAM is not exactly what you would...

Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it'd be a shame to have a NFC chip in your...

Video Guide to Modifying NinePatch – XDA TV

As we've discussed in the past, dealing with NinePatch PNGs can be a major pain in the rear. Luckily, XDA Forum Member Yorzua created an excellent tutorial for modifying the often troublesome files that we wrote about a little over a month ago. However, even with a wonderful visual guide available, some people simply learn better by...

Nemus Launcher Brings Low Resource Consumption and Impressive Features

Launcher applications hold a special place in the world of Android. They allow users to dramatically change their UI without rooting or performing any other major modification. They can increase usability over bad OEM skins and provide a plethora of add-ons for users whose phones don't offer many built-in features. Some even offer lower resource...

TDUD: A Year-Old April Fools Joke That People Are Still Using

Happy April Fools Day, XDA! Over the years there's been some excellent pranks thrown by everyone from Google to various news stations even down to websites such as our very own. However, something you don't see every day is a developer group or team that goes the extra mile on old April 1 to give...