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ChimpScan Allows Users to Scan Business Cards into MailChimp

For those who haven't used MailChimp before, it is a social application where users create lists and see how their followers interact. While it isn't a blockbuster app, it is growing in popularity. However, there are still some things users need that aren't part of the application such as finding an easier way to add...

HTC Sensation Gets Unofficial Alpha CM10.1

Jelly Bean seems to have found its way to many/most devices on XDA. Since not too many manufacturers are willing or able to provide us with the most recent updates due to a slew of reasons, we need to get somewhat creative in order to stay on top of the fast paced and never-slowing tech...

App Review: Simple Web Browsing with Naked Browser – XDA Developer TV

Sometimes you just want the simplest web browsing experience. Sometimes you don’t need any fancy add-ons; you just want a program that will load requested web pages without fancy trinkets like gesture controls. Sometimes you don’t want your browser sending your every move to advertisers. Sometimes you want an app that sounds slightly dirty, even...

Google Now Updated in Google Play Store, Loads of New Features

The last time we brought you news of a Google Now update, it added more sports teams and public safety announcements. Since then, Google Now has continued to improve and impress pretty much everyone. Now, an update was published that adds many new features. Here is a list of What's New from the Google Play...

Unofficial CM10.1 Lands on the Defy & Defy+

The Motorola Defy is not only impervious to water, sand, and good old fashioned brute force (within reason obviously), but it is also apparently not the slightest bit phased by Motorola's own unwillingness to keep the updates coming. When the device isn't scuba diving or spelunking, chances are that it's kicking back and enjoying one of...

Official Android 4.1.2 for the International Galaxy S III Brings Multi-Window and More

We brought you news of the international Samsung Galaxy S3 getting a leaked update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it wasn't long before Samsung began the official Android 4.1.1 roll out to what is undoubtedly among the most successful smartphones of the year. Today, Samsung has released the latest official 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the device....

Heimdall and USB Logging Tutorial – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV, XDA Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV first timer Benjamin Dobell gives us a tutorial on USB logging. Dobell is responsbile for Heimdall. Heimdall is an open source cross platform flashing utility much like Odin, but better. Heimdall lets you flash ROMs on Samsung devices, only Heimdall runs on Windows,...

Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been bringing you news of mskip's toolkits making it to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. It's a popular and well known toolkit with extensive features. There is a second toolkit making its way around to Nexus devices, known as Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit. We brought you...

New Nexus Devices Receive CF-Auto-Root Treatment

Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that Google has released a few new devices (Nexus 4 and Nexus 10), as well as a refresh to the Nexus 7. What makes this different from previous Nexus releases is that there are two new manufacturers added to the mix with Asus (Nexus 7)...

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 on the AT&T Galaxy Note II

The Galaxy Note II wasn't released long ago, but it has enjoyed a controversial existence so far. While the phone is quite an impressive device, Samsung has had some issues with documentation that has frustrated many developers working on all Exynos-based devices. That didn't stop the AOSP goodness from flowing in, though, and now the AT&T Galaxy...

Root Transmission Roots Other Devices Using Your Phone

There are often numerous methods to root any given device. Some do it manually using ADB or terminal, some use one-click toolkits or custom root scripts. The trouble is, more often than not, these methods require the use of a computer. XDA Forum Member wchill developed another useful method that doesn't rely on having a computer. Root Transmission is an...

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S III – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, we show you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S III. The popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S III and its variants have produced a few rooting methods. There are many features you can gain by rooting your device. We present three step-by-step instructions on how to gain...