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DroidWall Fork AFWall+ Brings DroidWall Back, Makes it Open Source

DroidWall had been around for many years. In fact, once upon a time, we at XDA recommended it as an essential root app. Unfortunately, the project has since ended, and DroidWall has fallen somewhat into obscurity. Now, it may be making a comeback. Not as the original application, but as a fork of it called...

Optimus 4X Bootloader Dump–Let the Unlock Projects Begin

Obtaining root is definitely among the top priorities of developers when a phone is released. Root and custom recovery is about as far as most users go, as once they get the ability to flash ROMs and other mods, they don't need much more. However, many who wish to dig deeper require an unlocked bootloader....

PACman ROM on Samsung GT-I9100 & GT-I9100G

We've recently reported on a number of devices receiving a port of the increasingly popular PACman ROM. The most recent recipients being the HTC Desire S and Desired HD. The ROM, originally developed by XDA Senior Member szl.kiev for the Sony Xperia Ray, is a concoction of the best bits taken from Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod, all thrown together into one awesomely featured...

Say Hello to WP8–HTC 8X RUU Leaked!

Not too long ago, we witnessed the surfacing of the first WP7.8 leaks on XDA. As a result, virtually every WP7 device featured here that could be flashed with a custom ROM (due to being fully unlocked, HSPL'd, etc) enjoyed a slew of new ROMs. Many devs have not been swayed away at the thought...

CM10 Nightlies on TF700, Nexus 4 / 10, and Android 4.2 Announced – XDA Developer TV

Extra! Extra! Read All About It---Android 4.2 and more mobile phone developments! In this video, our friend Jordan mentions the Transformer TF700 getting an official release of CyanogenMod 10. Jordan talks about this week's XDA Developer TV Videos. This includes XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch's reviews of Hax Launcher, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's Big Android...

Had Enough 4.2 News? Here’s the Nexus 4 System Dump

Ever since the Nexus 4 and 10 were announced last week, things here at XDA have been moving around non-stop.  Not only were fora for these two devices added almost immediately, but we also learned that Android 4.2 would actually be an updated version of Jelly Bean. Tons of new first-party features become available with the...

LG SU660 Kernel Source Released, May Help G2X

When source code gets released, it is an exciting time. Whether it's device specific or full Android code, source code getting released means that developers can keep on developing. Some kernel source has recently been released for the LGSU660. For T-Mobile LG G2x users, it could mean a lot as the LGSU660 is very similar...

Android 4.2 Camera and Gallery Now Available

We all knew it was just a matter of time before bits of software from Android 4.2 showed up on other devices.  It has become customary for devs and power users to immediately swarm to port all the latest and greatest apps from leaked versions of the newest OS, and 4.2 is no exception. After seeing the...

Android 4.2 Keyboard with Gesture Typing Leaked

The imminent release of Android 4.2 is exciting news. We've brought you an outline of the features coming with Android 4.2, one of which is gesture typing. Much like the popular Swype keyboard, you can swipe letters to write works. Unlike Swype, the gesture is analyzed in real time. In other words, you can see what...

“Apology” Didn’t Cut It; Apple Ordered to Really Apologize

Last week, we told you about Apple's creative "apology." We expressed our opinion that Apple failed at following the order from the UK Court of Appeals. The court felt the same way, and has ordered Apple to correct their statement within 48 hours. It must be in at least 11-point font instead of the small text...

App Review: Unlock your Phone Differently with Picture Password LockScreen – XDA Developer TV

Are you bored of Pin Codes? Is Face Unlock on your device played out and easy to crack with a picture? Is pattern unlock thwarted by the greasy fingerprint smear on your screen? Well, you could try a custom picture with a custom gesture to unlock your phone. XDA Senior Member kevdliu offers up his app...

ICS Ported to the LG Optimus 3D P920

The ICS rush is, for the most part, over with thanks to Jelly Bean coming to our devices like flies on sugar. Manufacturers have kept, after tremendously long delays, their promise to update devices to the frozen treat. However, due to the long time they have taken in doing this, many have fled what people...