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Reduce Game Lag on Nexus 7 and Other Devices with Seeder Entropy Generator

Update: Due to questionable gains and inherent drawbacks, we recommend that users please read this explanation before proceeding. Despite some truly top notch hardware, some high end Android devices still seem to have trouble with some games. There are mods out there to fix these lag issues, as the underlying cause usually equates to some issue with the...

Untethered webOS Port Arrives on the Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is Google's flagship 7 inch tablet. It represents both the ideals behind the Android Open Source Project and the commitment to quality hardware we have come to expect from Google's Nexus line of devices. Being on the forefront of the open source realm, it comes as no surprise that the device has...

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Phones, Coming Soon to Galaxy Nexus

If you visited the Ubuntu home page early this morning, you couldn't have missed the countdown timer that promised something, "So close, you can almost touch it." Most assumed it to be about a fully touch-optimized UI for the next version of the popular Linux distribution, but it turned out to be something even more significant....

Make Games More Playable on the HTC One X with Game Modder

Over the last few months, we have been bringing news about the ongoing battle between users and gaming on the HTC One X. In short, the HTC One X seems to have issues with lackluster performance on games that should be a breeze for such a powerful device. One such solution, as linked above, was...

Native Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer TF700 Getting Improvements

When it comes to running Linux on Android devices, the simplest method is by using chroot. It basically allows users to run Linux in a virtual box of sorts over top of Android. However, some developers have begun experimenting with replacing Android altogether. Great strides have been made in doing so on the ASUS Transformer...

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Nook HD+ and Samsung Galaxy Fit

The CM10.1 releases have been flying off the shelves in recent months. Porting has begun to slow down a little bit, but there is support for new devices on nearly a daily basis. There is no pattern to releases, as the specifications on a device don't seem to matter. Now, there are unofficial CM10.1 builds...

Change Keyboard Based on S-Pen state with SPenBoard Switcher

One of the major features of many recent Samsung phones (or should we say "phablets?") or tablets with the S-Pen is a suite of TouchWiz additions, such as a keyboard featuring handwriting recognition and gesture typing. While other keyboards might offer handwriting functionality, and some may call this is a gimmick; XDA forum members were...

Make Flashable FTF Files from SUS Files for Stock Sony Xperia ROMs

If you have owned a Sony Xperia device, you probably know about the FTF file format. In case you aren't aware, it's a flashable ROM file format that can be used to install Android from your computer using FlashTool. Though when it comes to updating your Xperia device using the Sony Update Service (SUS), multiple...

Have Some SnowBall Fun with SnowBall Fight for Android

Holidays are a time to break free from the routine, relax, and have fun with friends and family. While the Holiday season may be coming to a close, there is still some Holiday cheer to be had. If you're lucky enough to be living at a place with a white winter, what better way to have...

Access Your Apps from Any App with GYF Side Launcher

Android has consistently added features for everyone's convenience. Things such as lock screen widgets, revamped quick settings, and more have been added to allow users to do more things with fewer clicks. However, there is still one task that has remained the same. That is opening a new app. Without the use of add-ons, users...

Add Custom Boot Animation to Any Samsung ROM

Due to the open nature of Android, at times device manufacturers make absolutely ridiculous decisions in an attempt to set their devices apart from those of the competitors. A perfect example of this is Samsung's choice of using a proprietary QMG format for its boot animations, as opposed to the standard bootanimation.zip format used on...

Farewell 2012: Happy New Year from XDA-Developers!

Depending on which part of the world you reside, 2012 is now but a memory. While there have been various ups and downs, one thing is certain: Despite the lack of a Mayan Apocalypse, it was quite the eventful year. What's even more important than the road already traveled in the world of mobile technology is what...