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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi Receiving Rooted ICS Treatment

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has recently received the ICS update, and now its little sibling can join in the family fun. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi now has an update to ICS available via KIES for those who have chosen to remain stock.For those who prefer to take full control of their device, XDA...

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes The Verizon Galaxy S3 The XDA Way. After demonstrating the activation bypass, he goes on to give a close-up of the motherboard, talks about the hardware, and follows up with a JTAG demonstration.Now the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S...

DroidMote Brings Remote Control Functionality To Your Device

If you've ever wanted to be able to take control of either your PC or another Android device from your phone or tablet, this app may be something worth looking into. DroidMote by XDA Senior Member zulu99 is an app that will allow you to do just that. In the developers own words: "DroidMote is not only...

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Gets Jelly Bean SuperLauncher+

We recently brought you news of how to minimize visible home screen redraw on the Galaxy S III. For those who haven't noticed this, the issue occurs when you return to the home screen and there's a slight lag before your widgets reappear on screen. Most Android devices suffer from noticeable redraw, and now, Samsung...

Remotely Control Samsung Devices from Your PC with TeamViewer QuickSupport

Want to access and control your Samsung Android device from your PC? You can now do so easily and securely using TeamViewer QuickSupport, which was just released in the Google Play Store.While TeamViewer has been available on Android for some time, previous versions only allowed you to remotely control your PC from your Android device....

Keyboard Fix for the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro is a device so tiny that those accustomed to many of today's gargantuan devices might think it was designed for a chihuahua. That however would just be silly due to their lack of opposable digits. It was in fact designed to be used by humans, and many humans use...

Sony Xperia S Added to AOSP, Good News or Bad News? – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA News Writer Ian Stacy reported that Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project at Google, Jean-Baptiste Queru announced that the first experimental device was added to the Android Open Source Project tree. This phone was the Sony Xperia S.  While this is good news for Sony and Android in general, what does...

Universal Android AIO Flasher Tool Updated

We first brought you news of the Android AIO Flasher Tool back when the project was just getting started. At its core, it automates ADB and Fastboot flashing by giving users a GUI to make it a little bit easier. However since then, it has taken on a lot of new features and is becoming an ever...

T-Mobile Galaxy Note End-of-Life?

Samsung released the T-Mobile Galaxy Note less than a month ago, much to the surprise and consternation of the community due to the original Samsung Galaxy Note being released almost a year earlier. Nonetheless, we promptly gave it its own place in our forums a few weeks back. The late release coupled with the arrival of the T-Mobile Galaxy S...

Galaxy S III Launcher Ported to the One X

Over the last couple of generations of Android phones, there has seemingly been a battle between HTC and Samsung for Android-powered smartphone supremacy. Both sides have their fans, and both sides have their haters. Given that the specs are usually so similar, it really does come down to a matter of opinion because both manufacturers...

Enable Software Buttons on Any Galaxy S III Running CM10

While they don't offer any additional functionality over capacitive buttons, the software buttons that first appeared in Honeycomb and continued to Jelly Bean have become rather popular. They're not only a modifiable novelty, but with screens as large as they are, giving up a little screen real estate for the software buttons isn't exactly a...

Extract FTF Files and Turn Them into Flashable Zips

If you hang around Android development long enough, you'll start running into file types you don't normally deal with. While some are simply used because of user preference, others are used by OEMs as a sort of proprietary file---such as the SBFs used by Motorola. However at the end of the day, users will eventually...