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Temporarily Boot to Stock ICS on Epic 4G Touch From CM9

While running CyanogenMod on a CDMA device has many advantages, one glaring disadvantage is the ability to update your PRL (Preferred Roaming List) or data profile, which are only available via stock ROMs. Often times if you need to run a GPS fix or update your PRL, you need to backup your CM9 install, restore...

ADB Toolkit Updated, Adds A Bunch of Features and Support For All Devices

Toolkits have been surprisingly popular this year. With hasoon2000's HTC Toolkits and mskip's Samsung toolkits released left and right, it seems almost everyone has a toolkit for their needs. There is another toolkit being worked on, though, which aims to be compatible with every Android phone and hopes to perform many tasks. Developed by XDA Forum Member...

LG GearBox Gives Optimus 4X HD CPU Control Without Root

A short time ago, we brought you news about root and recovery for the LG Optimus 4X HD. Thanks to this, ROMs could be created and development could begin on LG's newest Android offering. This is definitely good news for early adopters of the device. Now, there is an application that can help control things...

First Jelly Bean Custom ROM Appears for the Incredible S

Over the last few months, we've reported on a large number of devices across the forums receiving unofficial updates to Jelly Bean. One such report was the HTC Desire S receiving a number of Jelly Bean custom ROMs. The Desire S's big brother, the HTC Incredible S, has now also received a Jelly Bean custom ROM, thanks...

Jelly Bean on OG Droid and Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Control Your Android With Your Desktop! – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep you updated. Jordan talks about remotely controlling your Samsung device with your desktop computer. Jordan mentions the other great video released this week be other XDA Developer TV Producers. Azrienoch...

Official ICS Update Available for Samsung Galaxy R I9103

To all Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9203 users waiting to get official ICS on their device, we've got news for you! The ICS update was recently spotted on SamMobile. Although the OTA may be pushed out to your devices very soon, those who can't wait can download and install it manually right away. This is the European I9103XXLQ9...

Script Helps Users Configure ADB and Fastboot on Linux

Installing Ubuntu, or really any Linux distro, for the first time can be a little intimidating for some. Most Windows or Mac users haven't used *nix terminal commands nearly enough, so it's only natural for mistakes to happen at first. For many users, Android was their first glimpse into Linux, and in many cases, requires them...

Samsung Infuse 4G Unlock Code Found

A while ago, we brought you a unique method of unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S 4G using a hidden code within the phone. It's was unique because instead of using usual tools and methods that we all use now, this method involved using a hex editor to find the unlock code already buried in the...

SimplyTapp NFC Payment System Debuts with CyanogenMod 9.1

While CyanogenMod 10 becomes the norm for many cutting-edge device, it appears that CyanogenMod 9.1 still has a trick up its sleeve when it debuts. In an industry first, CyanogenMod (a community-maintained Android ROM that isn't directly affiliated with the AOSP) has partnered with NFC cloud-based payment company SimplyTapp to produce a new method of...

Android and NASA – A Match Made in the Heavens?

It's T-Minus 30 seconds and counting on a beautiful, sunny day. The launch vehicle stands on the launching pad, ready to take the latest NASA satellite into space. And you stand a mile away, ready to see this amazing event. You are handed a pair of binoculars so you peer into the distance to see...

Jelly Bean Lands on the Motorola Droid

The Motorola Droid, an iconic device, with it's sliding QWERTY keyboard and D-pad. With it's now measly 550MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, it's one of those everlasting old school devices that never seems to disappear completely. Thanks to XDA Senior Member kfazz, the Droid once again get's a refresh. This time with a custom Jelly Bean...

App Review: Holo Launcher, Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher and More! – XDA Developer TV

Are you stuck on a non-Ice Cream Sandwich build due to your device being too old or unpopular? Would you like to have the same launcher as those who are running Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4? Well XDA Senior Member mobint has provided us with an answer. In this video TK reviews the Holo Launcher application, as...