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Jelly Bean on Desire HD, Kindle Fire, Nexus One, and Universal Root for ICS – XDA Developer TV

Jordan is back today to talk more about Jelly Bean news from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers CyanogenMod 10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab. The HTC HD2 also gets an unofficial CM10 alpha release. Jordan talks about universal root for Ice Cream Sandwich phones. In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the Jelly Bean...

Disable Capacitive Buttons on the International Galaxy S III Running CM10

With the introduction of Honeycomb, Google removed the need for physical and capacitive navigation buttons, replacing them with nice onscreen buttons that accomplish the same purpose. Galaxy Nexus aside, it would seem as if OEMs failed to receive the memo, as they continue to ship handsets such as the International Galaxy S III that feature physical and/or...

GMD HideBar Makes the Status Bar Go Away

The status bar is one of Android's oldest friends. It's been there since day one and it's there to this day, giving users all sorts of information and notifications. However in certain circumstances, users would temporarily prefer to remove it. Now, there's a simple application by XDA Senior Member StupidIdea called GMD HideBar that will toggle the...

Galaxy Nexus GPS Issues Over the Weekend?

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and have attempted to use your GPS in the last few days, you more than likely noticed one thing: It simply could not obtain a GPS fix. Unlike previous GPS issues tied to Samsung devices, however, this is not due to any fault in the hardware. Prior to Friday,...

Auto Data App Turns Off Data with Screen to Save Battery

The never ending fight to obtain better battery life has taken users down some unique roads---everything from custom schedulers and underclocking / undervolting the CPU, down to lowering the screen brightness and using task managers. One popular way to get better battery life is to turn off Mobile Data. It does work, but it also...

Android AIO Flasher Makes ADB and Fastboot Easier

Two command line tools that practically all rooted Android users have to use at some point are ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot. These are tools found in the Android SDK, and allow users to push or pull all kinds of information, files, and other content to and from Android devices. Common uses for these...

Nearly Universal Root Methods for Most ICS Phones

Having root access on your device is usually key to enjoying the vast development available here on XDA. Unfortunately, updating stock firmware usually means kissing goodbye to root access. This is not the end of SuperUser permissions, but merely another step in the rooting process. Although new firmware seemingly revokes your right to root, your...

Theming the Jelly Bean Lockscreen

With all the excitement surrounding the Jelly Bean source code release, and the subsequent flurry of development work, it was only a matter of time before someone started modifying it. While more involved modifications have yet to make their appearance, users can now modify the Jelly Bean lockscreen on the Amazon Kindle Fire. Instead of simply providing...

Jelly Bean for the MyTouch 4G Slide, Desire HD, and Motorola Defy

Since its release, Jelly Bean has found it's way onto dozens of phones. This won't stop any time soon, with even the legendary CyanogenMod offering a CM10 preview. Among the newest devices to receive Jelly Bean include the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, Motorola Defy, and the HTC Desire HD. These devices are all a little older...

Got Linux? The Linux-on-Android Project Can Help

Linux---I'm sure most of you are familiar with it. In case you aren't, here's a quick visual guide. Due to the close ties between the Android OS and Linux, there are several different ways in which you can run a Linux-based OS on your Android device. However, the one I want to talk about here is...

Unofficial CM10 Alpha for the Mighty HD2

Just a few days ago, we brought you news of an alpha version of Jelly Bean for the seemingly immortal HTC HD2. I could sit here and yammer on for days about how magnificent the device is, and how we may never again see a device that is capable of so many wonderful things, but...

Jelly Bean Hits the OG Transformer (TF101)… and Again…. and Again

As of late, we have seen how Jelly Bean has spilled throughout XDA onto virtually every device that has any kind of development going for it. Since the source was released by Google, AOSP builds have been running rampart throughout the site, including the likes of CM10 and a few other "directly from source" type...