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Increase Available RAM on the Galaxy Y

One of the worst things on certain budget-friendly smartphones is not having quite enough RAM. This normally isn't a big deal for many users who use their phone for the practical purposes of calling people, sending texts, and checking email. However for people who do a lot more with their devices such as gaming and...

Restoring APNs After a Wipe is Now a Problem of the Past

Does having to re-input certain APN settings after a wipe or ROM flash drive you nuts? Thanks to XDA Senior Member CarpeNoctem, this is now a problem of the past. APN Generator allows the user to generate an XML backup containing all APN data. After this, you can easily export your data, as well as import...

Galaxy Nexus Add-on Pack Brings Many Galaxy S III Delights

With all the development going on with the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's hard to believe that the phone hasn't actually been released yet. Thus far, the device has been rooted, its launcher was ported to the Galaxy S II, and it even brought some controversy over the extraction and modification of S Voice. However, if...

One-Click SuperCID and Bootloader Unlock for AT&T / Rogers HTC One X

With the resurgence of HTC development around XDA due in no small part to S-Off being achieved, HTC devices are enjoying more freedom and users are having more fun than they have in a long time. With some devices already getting their rounds of SuperCID, it was only a matter of time before newer HTC...

Be a Square with Falldown Unlimited

Sometimes a simple game is all it takes to keep you entertained for hours. XDA Forum Member Angel_666 offers an interesting game with Falldown Unlimited. Using the Unity 3D engine as a base for development and your device's accelerometer for control, Falldown Unlimited is simple, yet addicting. Tilting your device directs your cube into the hole...

Debian Linux on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Running an OS meant for a traditional computer on an Android phone is always an interesting experience. As such, most devices---even older ones---are given the option to load Linux at some point. This is the case for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, as it can now run Debian, and quite well, at that. XDA Senior Member...

New Low Storage Notification Fix for Galaxy S I9000

Many Android phones have random and silly bugs---nothing serious, mind you, but things that can often be annoying. One such bug is the receiving a low storage warning when you have plenty of storage space left. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, your Android device believing it has no space left can prevent...

Get Rid of Occasional Game Lag on the HTC One X

One of the most frustrating things when owning a phone as powerful as the HTC One X is playing a game the phone should be able to handle with ease, and ending up with nothing but lag. The experience, while frustrating, is one phone users know all too well, as this can even happen to...

ClockworkMod Recovery Hits HTC EVO LTE

For a phone that was just released, it can be said with no argument that the development for the HTC EVO LTE has been on fire. The device, which has already been rooted also has a few mods available. So where is the custom ROM and kernel goodness?XDA Elite Recognized Developer toastcfh has ported the popular...

FaceLock Face Recognition App Locking for Gingerbread

With the introduction of Android 4.0, came the facial recognition unlock feature (or gimmick to some). While far from being a secure way of preventing unwanted access to your device, it adds an extra layer of security that requires less effort to use than traditional methods. Inspired by this, XDA member adnanahmad1786 has developed FaceLock for...

Pro Tip Number 3: Developing a Custom ROM On-Device – XDA TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns with the third in a series of XDA Pro Tips. After a problem with Windows 7,  AdamOutler heads back to his comfort zone of Linux, and shows you how to install several command line tools onto your mobile device.The tools AdamOutler installs are BusyBox, tcpdump, strace, ipctool, bash and...

First Custom 4.0.4 ROM Released for the Desire S

There's nothing quite like getting a new version of Android for a device. Of course, that means that developers go back to the drawing board with a new base to work with to re-release their ROMs on the new version of Android. This would be the case for HTC Desire S, which now has a firs...