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Customize SystemUI.apk on the US Samsung Galaxy S III

One of the files you often have to deal with when learning to theme is SystemUI.apk. Inside, you find a number of things that themers often play with such as the notification drop down, status bar, and icons. Modifying files can give users a good insight into how Android works, and thus help them become familiar...

Nexus S Gets Official Jelly Bean OTA

When Jelly Bean source was first released, it was automatically assumed that the first devices to receive an official update would be the Nexus devices. Not long after, that actually happened for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, leaving owners of older Nexus devices wondering when it would be their turn. In fact, the Samsung Nexus...

Unofficial CM10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab

We are well into the march of Jelly Bean, and the number of devices that have gotten Google's latest and greatest is quite staggering. There are so many, in fact, that we are dedicating entire XDA TV episodes to it. A couple of the latest devices to get Jelly Bean---more specifically unofficial CM10 builds---are the...

Install a Custom Recovery Image on any Xperia Device with RecoverX

Sony's Xperia devices are hugely popular and have a pretty substantial amount of developer support here on XDA. Of course if you intend to start flashing any of the available custom ROMs and kernels, you will need a custom recovery. Cue XDA Forum Member LEDelete and his tool, RecoverX. RecoverX is a tool for Windows that allows...

Jelly Bean Lands on the HTC EVO 4G

Jelly Bean is everywhere. Coming down from Google like sweet, jelly bean-like raindrops all over XDA, the newest version of Android is being enjoyed on devices as old as the HTC HD2 and as new as the Samsung Galaxy S III, and its US Variants. Now, the now legendary HTC EVO 4G is getting its own taste...

What is the Samsung Anyway Jig?

Samsung jigs have existed for quite some time, and have a number of uses. The most popular of which is the Download Mode jig, which is configured in such a way that, when plugged into a Samsung phone, it forces the phone into Download Mode. This is a popular way to fix certain types of...

SGSII i9100 Joins i9100G, Gets Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean is seemingly spreading like the plague---no matter what you do, someone finds a way to give it to your device. However, unlike the plague, we actually look forward to Jelly Bean spreading. We told you a few days ago how the Galaxy SII i9100G (OMAP) had received Jelly Bean. Now thanks to XDA Forum...

Nexus One Lives On, Gets Jelly Bean

The last time we brought you news of the Nexus One, it was to assure everyone that it wasn't too old to run Ice Cream Sandwich. The trackball-wielding device certainly isn't getting any younger, but that doesn't mean it's getting left behind either. Along with another not-so-moldy oldy, the Nexus One has received a healthy...

Update on the Verizon Galaxy S III Quest for Unlocked Bootloader

A couple of days ago, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler wrote an article explaining locked bootloaders and what they mean for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III owners. Even if you don't own a Verizon Galaxy S III, it's worth a read. So now we know why we hate locked bootloaders, but the real question on everyone's...

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want---including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices....

CyanogenMod 9 RC2 Released for Various Devices

While the XDA Portal has seemingly been Jelly Bean, Jelly Bean, JELLY BEAN as of late, there is still much development work to be done on finalizing and perfecting builds based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, many would rather have a bullet-proof daily driver than an admittedly awesome preview build, which could...

AndroPlatina Utilities Aims to be Toolkit for All Android Devices

XDA seems to have been blown up by toolkits in the last couple of months. With toolkits being released for the Nexus 7, US Galaxy S III variants, and a boatload of HTC devices, it seems like every device will have one soon enough. This may not need to happen, though, as AndroPlatina aims bring a...