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T-Mobile and AT&T Galaxy S III Get Unofficial CM10.1 Builds

Now that 4.2 AOSP and CM10.1 ROMs have had more than a few releases, momentum seems to be picking up. Much like the frenzy of AOSP-based ROMs over the summer, it started with just a few and has become more widespread very quickly. Now, two more devices have gotten unofficial CM10.1 ROMs: the AT&T Samsung...

App Review: Live in Peace and Quiet with Silence – XDA Developer TV

With every app you install, it seems you get another icon in your notification bar. Along with that icon often comes a sound. Not only does your smartphone device ring when someone calls, it dings when you get a text message, Facebook wall post, Twitter retweet, Google+ community invitation, GroupOn deal notification, and your move...

EVO 4G LTE Owners: Get Your Official JB Update Now

If all rumors were true, we would likely be living with aliens, and Elvis would likely be alive and kicking back in his cozy shack in Las Vegas while sipping, well, virtually everything in front of him. That said, rumors have a tendency to give us a bad aftertaste since they normally tend to not...

Linux Kernel 3.7 Stable Released with ARM Support

If you are a kernel developer for Android devices, you have likely experienced moments of frustration time and time again when trying to build or port a kernel to a new device. Luckily, many of your worries may be eased. In an official statement, Linus Torvalds has made what could be considered as one of...

Your Guide to Governors

By now, you have all been around XDA long enough to have heard the term governor at least a few times. However, have you ever wondered what a governor is, what it is used for, or what differences might exist between the various ones available? Well, if your answer to any of these questions was yes,...

Multiple Window Mod for Most Apps on International Galaxy Note

Smartphones and tablets haven't replaced computers yet, but they're well on their way. We can already do a myriad of tasks on smartphones that we used to do on computers, but there is still a lot of functionality computers have that smartphones and tablets don't. One such feature is the ability to have multiple windows...

Carrier Unlock the Sprint Galaxy S III

The whole subject of whether you should unlock your device from carrier restrictions while under contract is debatable. However, it does have legitimate use case scenarios such as switching to another carrier while travelling in areas where your carrier doesn't provide adequate coverage. After all, who doesn't want to avoid hefty roaming charges when travelling...

Unofficial CM10.1 Now Available on the Galaxy S III I9300

CyanogenMod10.1 has been making its way around the forums as of late. Granted, they're mostly unofficial builds, but any step forward is a step in the right direction. Now, CM10.1 has made to another device, the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300. Like the build announced earlier today for the Galaxy Tab 2, XDA Elite Recognized Developer...

Unlock the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II Bootloader – XDA Developer TV

Recently, resident hardware hacker, XDA Elite Recognized Developer, and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler got his hands on a Verizon variant of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. He assembled a team of experts including Recognized Developer Ralekdev and fellow Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos. With a group this talented, they had the bootloader unlocked in...

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 For the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

CyanogenMod 10.1 (and thus Jelly Bean 4.2) has been making its way around the forums recently, and users couldn't be happier. Moreover, it's being released for devices that otherwise have little to no chance of receiving official Android 4.2 from the OEMs. Now, there are unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 builds being released for the Samsung Galaxy...

Samsung Rugby Pro Gets Official TWRP, Rugby Smart Gets CM9, CM10

Even the less popular devices need some lovin' too. The Samsung Rugby Pro and Samsung Rugby Smart aren't the most well known smartphones on XDA. However, that hasn't prevented developers from hacking then and releasing some good stuff. Now, the Rugby Pro has official TWRP, and the Rugby Smart has CM9 and CM10 ports. XDA Senior...

HTC EVO 4G LTE Gets Jelly Bean Sense 4.5 Port

When dealing with AOSP-based ROMs, users and developers don't really find themselves waiting for the next release of Android. In the case of OEM skins, they don't have to wait for the next version either. For some time, the biggest issue facing the HTC EVO 4G LTE was unlocking the bootloader. With that accomplished, developers...