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Ultimate Backup Tool, No Root Required

The vast majority of us have probably, at some point, backed up the data on our devices---whether it's in the form of a Nandroid backup or just using Titanium Backup (other backup apps are available) to preserve your applications and their relevant data. There are many reasons why you might want to do this, whether its...

Galaxy Note 10.1 Receives First Custom ROMs

A few weeks ago, we announced the creation of the Galaxy Note 10.1 forums. One day later, we announced ClockworkMod had been unofficially ported to the Note 10.1. We can now also announce that the first custom ROMs for the device have made an appearance. At the time of writing, there are 3 custom ROMs currently available in the forums.XDA...

Comprehensive Guide to Overclocking Your Galaxy S III

Overclocking your CPU can be a lot of fun. When successful, one can experience anything from increased performance to less game lag. Despite the hit to battery life, overclocking is a pretty popular activity among electronics owners. Something that not so many people know, though, is that overclocking a mobile device can involve more than...

Control Your Appliances with Your Android Device

Long have I dreamed about laying in bed and checking the status of my washing machine to make sure my socks are washed, make sure my fridge isn't still open from when my 4 year old decided to get some juice, or track the scale's measurements from 90 days ago. OK, maybe I haven't. Panasonic...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-T999) Gets Jelly Bean OTA Leak

Samsung looks to have quite a few leaks in their product upgrade ship, with the Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 having multiple Jelly Bean OTA leaks in the last week. Now, the T-Mobile SGS 3 (SGH-T999) now gets to profit from them as well. The leak is an incremental OTA update, which means that you will...

HTC Thunderbolt Gets ICS Leak – Let the Games Begin!

The HTC Thunderbolt was one of the first LTE devices on Verizon, but quickly faded into the background as the HTC Rezound was launched. HTC however stated via Facebook that the Thunderbolt would be receiving an ICS update by the end of August, along with all of the other promised devices, though we're coming up...

Multi-User Android GUI, Google (Motorola) Sues Apple! – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week for mobile development. XDA Developer TV Producer, and Level 14 half-elf wizard with a +5 staff of news summarizing, Jordan casts his spell of news gathering to keep you in the know. Jordan talks about the latest news in the mobile patent wars. Jordan mentions all the wonderful XDA...

Easy SIM Unlock for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Having your SIM locked doesn't usually cause a lot of problems. Sure, it means you're stuck on whatever carrier you're currently on, but otherwise it doesn't really hinder things like root, flashing ROMs, etc. That isn't to say that unlocking the SIM isn't useful. Those who travel or simply want to remove carrier restrictions can...

Droid Manager: When Doing Only a Few Things is Not Enough

Sometimes an application comes along on XDA that tries to do pretty much everything. XDA Senior Member DeepUnknown has released such a program with his latest release, Droid Manager. Designed as to be a near complete front-end of ADB's built-in functionality and then some, the program features: Navigate through phone files. Copy from / to device. Search for...

App Review: Enhance Your Browsing with ICS Browser+ – XDA Developer TV

There are many different browsers available for your phone. Some people prefer stock, whereas others swear by third party browsers. What if you want a stock-like browser with additional features? Well XDA Recognized Developer appelflap has provided us with a great application that meets these desires.In this video TK reviews the ICS Browser+ application. He...

Eight Great Battery Widgets

Does your phone have a battery? Yeah I thought it might. I'd imagine that you probably want to keep track of how much power you have left in that battery at various time of the day. Why not do so with an aesthetically pleasing and multi-purpose battery widget? Maybe you don't actually care about your...

Truth About Gorilla Glass – Drops, Tests, Composition – XDA Developer TV

On today’s XDA Developer TV, Mad Scientist Erica presents a short documentary video on Gorilla Glass, and scratch resistant glass in general. With some sample scratch resistant glass products from Spigen, Erica shows us the strengths and weaknesses of this product.In this video, Erica talks what scratch resistant glass is, how it is made, and...