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Forums Added for the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and Xperia T

Not too long ago, we brought you news of Nokia's and Microsoft's joint event aimed at introducing the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, as well as giving a brief first look at what Windows Phone 8 would bring users. Now as the devices approach their launch dates, we are happy to announce that they have been...

Simultaneous USB OTG and Charging on Certain Xperias

USB On-The-Go is probably one of the greatest tools for Android that not a lot of people know about. With it you can connect virtually anything that requires USB into your Android device, including external hard drives, flash drives, keyboards, mice, and pretty much whatever else you can think of---even your DSLR. As OTG technology...

Pre-Rooted Jelly Bean Leak for the Sprint Galaxy S III

The last time the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III saw some Jelly Bean leak love, it came from T-Mobile's leak in the form of a port. Recently a real Jelly Bean leak for the Sprint Galaxy S III was found, and owners can now use a leak meant for their device. XDA Recognized Developer freeza shared...

Stock Data Usage Monitor Hidden in Android Gingerbread

Those of you running later versions of Android such as Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean have probably noticed the useful data usage monitor. What most people won't realize is that the basic framework for this data monitor is also included in Gingerbread. XDA Senior Member tweakradje decided to start digging around in Phone.apk to see if anything resembling a data...

CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia T in Three Different Flavors

The Sony Xperia T is the device maker's latest international flagship. Finally bringing its flagship's hardware up to par with other top notch devices, the Xperia T looks like it may actually be able to compete successfully on a global scale. To speed that effort along, XDA Recognized Developer FXP and the team at the...

RGBenchMark Offers Yet Another Means of CPU Benchmarking

There is a benchmark application out there for just about everything. Using benchmarks, you can measure network speed, processor speed, I/O, memory, SD card read/write times, GPU speed, and all sorts of other things. Being able to view how your device competes on a performance level in real time helps dispel the myths from the...

Motorola Motoluxe Gets ClockworkMod Recovery

It's always exciting when a device gets rooted, because afterward, the real work can begin. Not that one can't flash ROMs and kernels without a custom recovery, but having one does make the job easier. The Motorola Motoluxe now has its own port of the popular ClockworkMod Recovery. XDA Senior Member luxxx123 has posted up a version...

What Can We Learn from the Galaxy S III NFC Hack?

NFC technology is poised to become the core of the mobile payment world. Nearly every cutting edge smartphone released in the next year will feature some form of NFC and mobile payments. Every major player from Verizon to Google, from MasterCard to American Express is in some way attempting to enter the market and gain...

Loading HDPI-Only Themes on the Galaxy Tab 2

Fans of the popular Theme Chooser have no doubt noticed that many themes have restrictions. In most cases, it's an error that says the theme doesn't have all the elements required for a device. Usually, these cases can even be ignored and the theme applied anyway. In worst case, you have to apply the system...

Minimal LockScreenLite Keeps Your Lock Screen to a Minimum and Feature Packed

There are several key apps that define our ability to do more on our Android devices without having to interact with them too much. One of the most crucial ones (for security purposes) is the lock screen. There are a multitude of lock screen variants out there, most of which allow you to unlock your...

Droid RAZR M Goodies Show Up on the OG RAZR

When new devices are released, there are a plethora of ways to enjoy it. For many, it's getting one pre-ordered. For others, it's waiting for system dumps or firmware leaks, and using them to port the newest stuff around to older devices. It can't match the experience of actually owning the phone, but it does...

Fix for Motorola Atrix 4G Battery Issues Finalized

Many of us have been battling battery life issues for as long as we've owned smartphones. Time and time and time again, we've brought you news on dealing with random battery problems or unexpected power drains. The Motorola Atrix 4G is among the devices with known battery issues, but its fix has been finalized. The issue...