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Sense 4 Ported to Sony Xperia Devices

HTC Sense is one of those things you either love or loathe. Much more than just another launcher, Sense is a complete framework replacement, with so much of the Android system being integrated into Sense. Some people like Sense so much that they spend a significant amount of time and effort in porting it to other...

Thank You for Making the BABBQ Device Museum a Success

For those of you who didn't make it to the Big Android BBQ 2012, we had our traditional signature banner at the XDA booth. However, this year, we decided to have something new: a device museum!The idea was born to give new uers a "blast from the past," in the words of XDA TV Producer azrienoch....

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 on the Samsung Galaxy R

The Samsung Galaxy R, a lesser spec'd variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, was plagued with hardware problems not long after it's release, and production was soon halted. Due to this, it's certainly not one of the busier device forums on XDA. That said, we can report that the Galaxy R has now received...

Exploits and Vulnerabilities Talk at the BABBQ

Last week's Big Android BBQ was a great success. While this news writer wasn't there, many fellow XDA members were, and they brought you coverage of the event. This includes the Session Roundups, the Samsung Developers Q&A, and there was even M_T_M admitting he stole the XDA banner a video introducing some of the moderators. It's definitely some awesome...

One Power Guard Battery Saver App Released Free on XDA

Getting better battery life is a struggle most mobile device users will have for the foreseeable future. Even if advanced batteries are released that give users two days of heavy use, there will naturally be a script, an application, and a kernel tweak to improve this figure further. As batteries get better, so do battery applications. Now, a new tool...

Simple Wireless Charging Mod For The Galaxy Note II

We love a good hardware modification here at XDA, and one of the most popular seems to be adapting a device for wireless charging. Such modifications are usually relatively simple to perform by making use of the HP Touchstone wireless charging unit and a device case designed to work with the charger itself. XDA Forum...

An “Apology” Like No Other

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance. One of our favorite scenes is the following exchange between the two principal characters, Adele (played by Charlize Theron) and Rannulph (Matt Damon): Rannulph: There something you wanted to tell me?Adele: Well, I'm trying to think of how to say it, Junuh. There is a purpose to...

Navigate the Web in Style with Holoweb Browser

More often than not, we come across a few apps of similar in nature to those that already exist. Some offer a few more features, maybe a different skin, or even a feature so unique that you simply cannot turn the app down. Within this category, there is one that one simply does not have...

Jelly Bean OTA for the Sprint Galaxy S III Begins

For what could be the first time ever, Samsung is delivering a major OS update for a device on a US carrier that is less than 3 months old. As of yesterday, Samsung and Sprint have begun to deploy the Jelly Bean OTA for the Samsung Galaxy S III SPH-L710, becoming the first US carrier...

CM10 on Nook Color, XDA Android BBQ Sessions, XDA is Hiring! – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions the PACman ROM being ported to the HTC Desire S and Desire HD. Jordan talks about Big Android BBQ news from...

Make Flashing Your RAZR i Easier with Homemade Fastboot Images

The development efforts on the brand new, Intel-powered Motorola RAZR i keep on pouring in, seemingly non-stop. We have already gotten an unlocked bootloader courtesy of Motorola, and we also got a way to easily and seamlessly root the device, thanks to XDA Forum Member mattlgroff. Well, since the path to perfection is a never ending...

Sense 4.1 Has Been Ported to the HTC Desire HD

With all the new devices being released, or about to be released, some might ask where the love is for older devices. OEMs haven't been the greatest when it comes to delivering updates. Even if the device is capable of running it. However, that's when the developers at XDA step in and deliver updates. The...