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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...

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...

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...

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...

Galaxy Note II Gets CWM, Sets Pace for Development

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. As the next successor in the popular "phablet" line of Note devices, its massive form is only matched by its powerful specs. It has a quad core Exynos processor and 2 GB of RAM that will surely be taken advantage...

Root and Recovery for the Sony Xperia T

It is always exciting when a new device is rooted. It means that users can enjoy the freedom of a rooted device, usually resulting in options such as custom recoveries, and so on. Of course, it's always better when a device gets both at once. The Sony Xperia T is the latest device to get...

Texas Instruments “Shift of Focus” (Read: ABANDON SHIP!)

Yesterday news surfaced across the web, which we found thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor evil_penguin, that Texas Instruments was going to "reduce their efforts" on the production and development of their not-so-popular-anymore OMAP chipsets. This report by Reuters sent a shockwave across the mobile world as one of the big chip manufacturers was thinking about getting up...

NVFlash for the Asus TF300

The Asus Transformer series share a few things in common with its different iterations: bleeding edge hardware (at the time of release), latest OS, a lousy GPS (someone had to say it), and a special group of developers (including XDA Recognized Developers and forum members rayman, lilstevie, kmdm, apache14 and IEFtm). This peculiar individual is the reason...

Unofficial AOKP Lands on the Galaxy Tab 8.9

Even though the wild summer of Jelly Bean is coming to a close, there are still some devices getting Jelly Bean AOSP compiled for their devices. For the most part, we are removed from the pre-alphas and preview builds that saw more issues than features, and builds are actually becoming pretty solid. Samsung Galaxy Tab...