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Access PlayStation Games on Non-Certified Devices

The last time we brought you news about PlayStation certification, it was to announce that it was coming to select HTC devices. Since then, modders and developers have been working on a way to get the same treatment on other devices as well. It turns out that there may be a nearly universal method to...

Expand the Linux Capabilities on Android – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler shows us how to expand the Linux capabilities of your Android device.  He begins with a step-by-step demonstration on how to install BusyBox on your Android device without root.  Then, AdamOutler covers how to install other Linux applications using apt-get through BotBrew Basil. BotBrew...

Nexus 10 All-in-One Toolkit Released

It didn't take long for developers to sink their teeth into the latest Nexus releases. In an almost instantaneous fashion, the Nexus 4 received a toolkit to help with all rooting and recovery needs and the Nexus 10 was rooted. And now, there is an awesome toolkit for the Google Nexus 10. XDA Senior Moderator, Recognized Developer,...

Flyme OS and a Couple Jelly Bean Ports for the Galaxy S I9001

The last time we brought you news about the Samsung Galaxy S I9001, it was to tell you that CyanogenMod 10 had been ported. Since then, the CM10 efforts for the device have been taken over by XDA Senior Member ivendor. Since then, AOSP development for the Galaxy S I9001 has been a veritable frenzy. With...

Major Update to Four in a Row HD

We originally wrote about this app back in June of last year. More recently we also featured its sibling project, Lines & Puzzles. Four in a Row has come a long way since we first covered it, boasting a rather impressive half a million installations and a top 20 position in the Play Store puzzle category. Needless...

Guide Released Shows How to Update to 4.2 Without Losing SD Card Formatting

Every new version of Android brings changes. Not only visible changes, but also under the hood changes. Sometimes they can be pretty big too. Just ask the folks in the Samsung Epic 4G forums, who had to switch to the MTD Partition Map. Android 4.2 saw the addition of multi-user support (on tablets), and some...

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note II – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note II with Odin and a PC.  Recently TK reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note II and its unique S-Pen.  Within a week, TK had his device rooted. There are many features you can gain by rooting your device. TK presents...

Save Time and Battery with Smart WiFi Toggler

If you find yourself switching between a combination of WiFi and mobile data regularly, you probably know all too well how much of a pain it can be. You also know just how much your battery can suffer if you forget to turn WiFi off before leaving a wireless hot spot. Wouldn't it be great if...

In-Call Audio Bug Fixed for CM10 on the LG Optimus 2X

The last time we brought you news about CyanogenMod 10 on the LG Optimus 2X, it was a patcher tool that fixed a myriad of issues. It helped CM10 fans fix a lot of issues with the ROM on the Optimus 2X, but it didn't fix all of them. There is an audio bug during...

PDroid Manager, the PDroid App Alternative

If you haven't heard of PDroid by now, you should probably look into it. That said, thanks to XDA Forum Member FFU5y, users now have an alternative to the default PDroid 2.0 application. While the framework and patches that make up the bulk of PDroid's functionality on the back-end are still required and unchanged, FFU5y's application...

FlymeOS Ported to the Xperia Play

A while back, we reported that the Meizu MX's customized version of Android, Flyme OS, was ported to the AT&T Galaxy S II. Apparently, it generated some interest, as a similar port was released for the Xperia Neo V and L a couple of weeks later. Now, the Flyme goodness is spreading again. This time to the...

HoRNDIS Allows You to USB Tether on a Mac with Ease

For most Android users, a ROM's ability to tether (whether by USB or WiFi) is essential. Even if you have a dedicated wireless connection at home, the need to use your device's 4G (or for some people 3G) connection may become necessary at some point. However, for Mac users, the ability to use USB tethering...