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Enable Multi Window For Apps on Galaxy Note 10.1 With CSC

Previously, we brought you news about the CSC file on the Galaxy Note. In a way, it is similar to the build.prop in that it can be used to enable and disable certain features and settings. As it turns out, there may be a way to enable the popular multi window feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. XDA...

Accidental Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Leak for Motorola Droid RAZR

For some Motorola Droid RAZR owners out there, this Christmas was a very Merry one indeed. As it turns out, Verizon had accidentally flipped the update switch, and some owners got a very early update to Android 4.1. Unfortunately, the switch was flipped off eventually, but not before a good number of people got the...

External Mic on Galaxy Devices, Sony’s “Return to Stock” App, HD2 Gets Windows RT! – XDA Developer TV

External Mics on Galaxy Devices are just one resistor away and many mores stories are covered by XDA News Specialist Jordan. He talks about Sony releasing a beta flash tool for Unlocked Xperia devices. In other news, the infamous HTC HD2 is now running Windows RT! In CyanogenMod 10.1 news, Jordan talks about the CyanogenMod 10.1...

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Mini

As the official and unofficial builds of CM10.1 continue to roll out, yet another two lower specced devices, which some may have dismissed as not being capable of receiving such an update, are now running unofficial builds. Never let it be said that such devices aren't well supported here at XDA. The Samsung Galaxy Mini...

Port US Galaxy S III ROMs to Other Variants

While Samsung may not always update every device with the urgency that we as users all crave, one thing they definitely got right was releasing the same device for multiple carriers with only minimal changes. This makes it very easy for developers and users from different carriers to work together to fix problems, develop ROMs,...

Jelly Bean Toggles, Status Bar Mods, and More for Xperia Mini, Pro, Active, Ray

Many modifications are maintained for an extended period of time. However, sometimes mods are forgotten for a while and resurface with exciting changes. After all, new features on older apps can deliver an total facelift. Now, there is a modification for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Ray that's making a comeback. XDA...

External Mics on Galaxy Devices Just One Resistor Away

Android devices support a lot of external devices. From Bluetooth speakers to external hard drives, there really isn't much you can't hook up to an Android device anymore. However, one thing that users may have trouble with is an external microphone. XDA Elite Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos are at it again. This time with a...

Sony Releases Beta Flash Tool for Unlocked Xperia Devices

When you purchase a device, it's always desirable to be able to use it as you wish. Sadly, this is often not the case. This is because most of the time, people purchase devices with a carrier subsidy. What this means is that essentially the carrier is letting you purchase the device at a reduced...

Huawei U81xx Gets CM9.1 and CM10, Samsung Rugby Smart Gets 3.0 Kernel, and Rugby Pro gets CM10 and Official 4.1

Update: It has come to our attention that inappropriate credit was given for the Huawei U81xx releases. The builds for the U8160/U8180 are actually based on original work by XDA Recognized Developer psyke83 in this thread. Similarly, work on the U8120 ultimately comes from XDA Senior Member joilaroi in this thread, and work on the U8150 comes from XDA Recognized Developer tilal6991 in this thread. Please refer...

NFC Secure Beta Makes Standard Lock Screen Security a Relic of the Past

Lock screen security, and Android device security in general, is a frequent topic of conversation. While lock screens are becoming more functional with features such as the now-standard lock screen widgets, security remains about as easy as ever to work around. This is an issue that may be eased with a new app called NFC Secure...

Learn How Android GPS Works

With the recent release of XDA University, many members are heading back to the basics. While many are busy learning more about Android, many others are willing to put their knowledge down to help teach others about the wonderful world of Android. Now, there is a tutorial that helps explain how GPS works on Android...

HTC One X+ Receives Vanilla, CM10.1, and AOKP Android 4.2 Builds

In most cases, users are just happy to get an AOSP-based ROM on their devices. Which flavor of AOSP is usually inconsequential, as just having a vanilla experience is more important than which specific vanilla experience. After all, most people consider true Android to be far better than any OEM skin. The HTC One X+...