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Sense 4.0 Builds Come to Desire & Desire HD

HTC Sense 4.0 seems to be a love-it or hate-it affair for most users. For those who enjoy its take on the Android UI, it is now available for the Desire and Desire HD thanks to a couple of ported ROMs. Both ports are based on Android 4.0.3 and originally come from the HTC One V,...

Convert Your Epic 4G to MTD Easily with BML to MTD Conversion Utility

The last time we mentioned the Samsung Epic 4G and the MTD partition map, we talked about how you could turn your favorite ROM into an MTD ROM using a tutorial that was a little complicated, but not too difficult. However, as time goes by, things like this often become easier and it's only a matter...

Microsoft Wins Import Ban on 18 Motorola Android Devices

Recently, we voiced our opinion lambasting Apple and their substitution of litigation in place of innovation. However, it appears as if Apple isn't the only company trying to prevent others from releasing their products to the public. Motorola was dealt a decisive blow by the International Trade Commission on Friday. The Commission banned the import into the...

Extremely Alpha CM9 Arrives for the Droid X2

Now that Motorola has confirmed that it will not release an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid X2 (much to the dismay of many X2 users), it stands to reason that some clever developer would whip together an ICS build for the device. XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller has done just that, and released an extremely...

First Custom ROM Appears for the Galaxy S III

Wow, what an exciting time for all prospective Samsung Galaxy S III owners. Ever since the rumor mill was started, we all knew the Galaxy S III would be big. Then when we attended Samsung Unpacked 2012 and tried it for ourselves ourselves thanks to some up close and personal hands-on time with the device, we...

Samsung S Voice Ripped for the World to Enjoy

It's almost assumed that when the stock firmware is released for a highly anticipated device, developers will jump through hoops to make it work for their devices. As is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S III firmware, which was leaked yesterday. Developers have been getting their hands on it to give the users of...

Yaffey for All Your YAFFS2 Needs

XDA Forum Member necro_ may be new to Android development, but don't be fooled by this inexperience---he is a professional software engineer with experience in Symbian OS and Windows development. After rooting his first Android phone less than a month ago, he found the whole process, in his words, to be a "pain in the asre." Surprised with...

OpenDESIGN Aims to Bring OEM Features to AOSP ROMs

Most users load an AOSP ROM to get away from the OEM experience. Many users who like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG hardware sometimes do not like the software that comes with them. HTC Sense has always been a little too bloated, and some have even considered TouchWiz bloatware from the start. Due to these...

Google Play Music Fixes Faux Pas, Says Sorry

Recently, we talked about the Google Play Music deauthorization issue. For those who aren't aware, users of Google Music signed in randomly one day and could no longer deauthorize accounts on their Google Music. While this wouldn't be a big deal for most unrooted users, for root users---and especially flashaholics like yours truly---this is was a...

Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV

For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP). He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to...

Official Stock Firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III Leaked

Just yesterday, we reported that XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire had triumphantly rooted the Samsung Galaxy S III, sight unseen. Just when you thought things couldn't get any better for Samsung's new flagship, things have. XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab has now shared with us that SamMobile has leaked the official I9300XXALE8 firmware for the much anticipated device. The firmware itself is...

Create a De-Bloat Script and Auto APK Installer

If your device runs a stock ROM, whether that might be a leaked version of the latest impending update or simply a rooted version of the devices current official firmware, chances are it's going to include a certain amount of "bloat." You know, those apps and widgets that OEMs feel are oh-so-important to the overall...