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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...

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...

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...

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...

DASH-ing Move by Sony–D.A.S.H. Goes Open Source

If you've followed XDA for a while, you will likely know that we have somewhat mixed feelings towards Sony and the attitude they used to (notice the use of past tense) take towards the developer community. If anyone remembers back to the legal battle against George Hotz, where a multi-million dollar corporation essentially went full...

Mobile NFC Payments Platform ISIS Launching Soon

Announced months earlier, the ISIS NFC mobile payments project seems to be getting much attention in the media lately. The collaborative effort between T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which is set to launch shortly, aims to bring NFC-based mobile payments to the subscribers of these carriers across United States as a competitor to Google Wallet.In...

Three HTCs and a Samsung Walk into a (CM10) Bar…

The CyanogenMod crew has added four new devices to their officially supported lineup. This is exciting news, considering the popularity of the devices in question. These four flagship-status devices are some of the most widely-used phones on the market today. The list of devices and maintainers is as follows:HTC One XL (evita) maintained by XDA...

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Rooted with Custom Recovery

Not long ago, we brought you the amazing news that Motorola is finally taking some positive strides in their locked bootloader policy. Why is this great news? Because this is XDA Developers and we like our bootloaders unlocked. The only issue with the new MotoDev site is that it only supports a few devices. One...

Jelly Bean Test Build for Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus Available

Since the unveiling of the original Nexus device, Google has made it a point to state that owning a Nexus device means you'll be on the fast track to new OS updates. However, this has not been the case for owners of the CDMA variants of the Galaxy Nexus.At Google I/O 2012, the GSM Galaxy Nexus...