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MetroTube for WP7: Back and Better Than Ever

It's unfortunately not often that we get to talk about Windows Phone 7. It's not that we don't like it; it's just that OEM's (and Microsoft in general) don't give it the proper attention it deserves. For instance, as any WP7 fanboy will tell you, using YouTube on a Windows Phone is like pulling teeth....

Enable NFC While Locked or Screen Off on the Galaxy S III

As the percentage of newer Android devices with NFC chips gets higher and higher, so too does the number of people actually using it. It is no surprise to learn that NFC-based development is on the rise, and will likely continue until the dedicated developers have perfected usage of the technology. That said, it's not...

All-In-One Toolkit for the HTC One X

Toolkits have been popping up left and right on XDA recently, and for good reason. They are generally very helpful and give users the ability to use a plethora of tools within the confines of a single application. Typically, most toolkits include basic features such as gaining root access, flashing a custom recovery, and unrooting....

UK Judge Tells Apple to Publicly Apologize

Not many things in the world that can make me giddy with excitement, but a few come to mind right now: the births of my kid, seeing my wife, the next Batman movie, and Apple being told to publicly apologize. It is no secret that Apple has been on a crusade to publicly paint Samsung...

Easy UMS, USB Mass Storage and Media Transfer Protocol – XDA Developer TV

Not too long ago, an article was posted to the XDA Portal lamenting the loss of USB Mass Storage on Ice Cream Sandwich. While Media Transfer Protocol has its pros and cons, many still prefer to use UMS. Newcomer to XDA Developer TV, Erica (the Technology Nerd Who Likes to Film Stuff) talks about this in great...

Official CM10 Preview for the International Galaxy S III i9300

Jelly Bean source was only recently released to AOSP, and now we're beginning to see Android 4.1.1 ports popping up on some popular handsets, with even the venerable HD2 receiving a port. The CyanogenMod team recently made a statement on Google+ regarding their efforts to import Jelly Bean into their code repositories, and stated that CM10 would be...

CyanogenMod 10 Preview for the US Galaxy S III Variants

Jelly Bean has been flying around the forums at speeds approachable only by certain science fiction spaceships. With numerous ports ranging from SDK ports to unofficial CM10 ports and source-built AOSP ROMs, XDA has not been short on Jelly Bean since its debut. There's even been talk of official CyanogenMod 10 being readied for release. For the...

The Galaxy S II i9100G Doesn’t Like Being Left Out of the Party

For many of you, the Jelly Bean-flavored tsunami sweeping over the forums has already consumed your device. However, there are still many devices out there that have yet to be shown the tasty goodness that is Android 4.1. The users of the Samsung Galaxy SII, GT-i9100G have been saved thanks to the fantastic work of...

What is Unlocked and How Does This Affect Verizon’s SGS3?

For the first time in the history of the Galaxy, Samsung has released a device with a "Locked Bootloader" in the form of the Verizon Galaxy S III. If you own this device, you should know that it is beyond the current abilities of XDA to support you.   But, what does it actually mean to...

Alpha Jelly Bean ROM for the Venerable HTC HD2

Despite the phone being a couple of years old, the development community on the HTC HD2 is still vibrant as ever. Recently, we brought you news of the HD2 getting WiFi calling on ICS. This added to the feeling that the HD2 will probably keep going and going forever. Not surprisingly, a Jelly Bean port was released...

Galaxy S3 Theming, Nexus 7 Toolkit, and Jelly Bean on TF300T and A100 – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan covers news on the Samsung Galaxy S III launcher being ported to any Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. Jordan talks about getting that Android Open Source Project feel while keeping the TouchWiz features on the US...

New Root Method Released for Xperia S Devices With Locked Bootloaders

As a device gets older, the development surrounding it evolves. Root methods come, root methods go, and new root methods are born. This also goes for ROMs, kernels, and pretty much any other type of development you can think of. It happens for various reasons, but typically it's due to firmware updates that render old...