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ICS Kernel Source for the International Galaxy Note Released

The Samsung Galaxy Note we reviewed previously is an amazing device. A hybrid of tablet and phone, it fits into a niche that defies normal conventions. Recently though, we mentioned that the current leaked builds of ICS for the Note have been plagued with a superbrick bug. Much to our surprise, Samsung has just released the ICS kernel source...

How to Root the Meizu MX and Install Ice Cream Sandwich – XDA TV

Thanks to its international reach, XDA TV gets to try and experiment with some very interesting, and sometimes unheard of phones and devices. The dual-core version of the Meizu MX is really only available in China and parts of Europe. Though there is talk of their next quad-core phone coming stateside. Regardless of the Meizu...

Samsung Galaxy S III Launcher Ported to Galaxy S II

With the Galaxy S III firmware leak, it was expected to see some of it ported to other devices. It began with the porting and removal of S-Voice, only to see its triumphant return. With the trouble that has brought, perhaps its time to check out a less dramatic, but still totally awesome port. Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 owners now...

FreeYourAndroid Glasgow Meetup in Two Days

Not too long ago, we highlighted the launch of FreeYourAndroid. For those who don't remember, FYA was created by the folks at VillainROM (namely XDA Recognized Developer nprussell and Developer Admin pulser_g2) in the hopes of delivering structured information to help noobs and seasoned veterans alike. Naturally, FYA has found great success in its mission, amassing a rather large following...

HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, "When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?" Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer. Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC's blog back in March, it...

Port LewaOS and JoyOS to Your Android Phone

While the majority of XDA's community members prefer vanilla-flavored Android, there are those who prefer their mobile OS to have a bit more of a unique touch. While there are always themes and other modifications to help color your experience, some prefer to load derivative OSes that only loosely resemble their Android core. For those,...

Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

A while back, we told you about the Lumia 710 getting its first custom ROM. Well today we have even bigger news: the Nokia Lumia 800 (the 710's more expensive sibling) has received its first custom ROM, courtesy of XDA Forum Member lucifer3006. Known as RainbowMod and based off of Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98 (Tango), the...

S Voice Back Again, the XDA Way

Earlier, we reported that the S Voice application that was ripped from the Samsung Galaxy SIII leak had stopped functioning. Now though, in what appears to be the final chapter of the S Voice saga, the application is back up and running, XDA-Developers style thanks to XDA Senior Member ithehappy. Apparently the original application had a build.prop...

More S-OFF for the Remaining HTC Devices – Sensation XL

If you own an HTC device, you may recall that one of the hardest things to bypass is the locked bootloader. Sure, you can unlock it by using the HTCDev web service that HTC offers for its customers. This essentially allows you to flash unsigned code such as ROMs and kernels onto these devices. But...

All-in-One Guide for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus

Pretty much anyone who spends enough time on XDA will eventually run into one of XDA Recognized Contributor qbking77's videos. A member of the Android Creative Syndicate, qbking77 has become sort of an unofficial the YouTube guru for XDA, posting videos on a variety of topics for a number of devices. Subjects vary from ROM...

S-Voice Given to the World, Taken Away Just as Quickly

As many of our readers are aware, the much lauded Samsung S-Voice application from the Samsung Galaxy S III was ripped two days ago and made available for the world (and most of XDA) to ravenously consume. Many users today, however, are reporting that the application is no longer functioning. When the app is opened and...

Google’s 5 Rumored Nexus Devices May Not be What You Think

Historically, the officially sanctioned Nexus line has come from just one manufacturer. While the manufacturer has changed through the passing iterations, there has never been more than one for any particular generation.According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Google plans to allow 5 manufacturer the ability to produce the Nexus development platform. Google plans...