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First Sense 4.1 ROM for HTC Sensation XL

Even though the HTC Sensation XL has been available since May 2011, there is still a dedicated community trying to keep the phone as up-to-date as possible. XDA Senior Member S.a.M.e.R_d released a ROM that allows XL users to enjoy the full benefits of Sense 4.1. Currently, the ROM is on its seventh build, and the change log shows that...

What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV

The XDA Portal has featured many stories on the petition and SIM unlocking ban. This story has had quite a few unexpected twists, and The White House responded differently than we expected. A new bill has been introduced in Congress, and the Library of Congress responded as well. But are those the only twists? Our favorite skeptic and...

Backup Your Mobile with Backup Your Mobile

There are countless situations where it's necessary to back up your device. Whether it be reflashing a ROM or installing a tricky mod, a good a reliable app that backs up your device is always essential to have in the app drawer. Introducing Backup Your Mobile by XDA Forum Member lanx. Backup Your Mobile is a simple,...

OPPO Find 5 Source Code Released, Sony Xperia Z Rooted – XDA Developer TV

A new bill was released in congress addressing the SIM unlocking ban. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is OPPO Find 5 source code release. Jordan talks about the rooting options for the Sony Xperia Z. Jordan talks about the...

All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One

While the device itself may have been delayed, that hasn't stopped people preparing themselves for the day that they are finally able to get their hands on HTCs latest (perhaps make or break) offering, the HTC One. XDA Recognized Developer Hasoon2000 has already released an all in one toolkit for the device. If you aren't...

Android App Review: Side Launcher Showdown! Sidebar vs. Glovebox – XDA Developer TV

There are many different launchers available. There are launchers that respond to gestures, which we’ve reviewed before. There are launchers that go on your home screen, or replace them. There are even launchers that pop out of the side of your screen, à la Ubuntu Touch. Recently, XDA Developer TV Producer TK recently reviewed Sidebar by XDA...

Mindlessly Addicting Fun with Scribble Racer

Android isn't only about customization, open development and the modding / flashing / tweaking. It's a medium for relaxation and entertainment, be it watching movies or streaming your favorite television shows, or in this case, a bit of gaming. XDA Forum Member Wolfgang Knecht developed Scribble Racer, an unbelievably addicting yet simple game that a gamer of any...

C Lock Screen and Shaker bring Customization and Convenience

Many users of XDA, and more specifically, Android, are always on the lookout for further customization and convenience from their Android devices. Modding, flashing, porting, tweaking, all in a never-ending quest to make their devices unique and personal. Well XDA Senior Member astoncheah dishes up two apps that may deliver that dopamine. Introducing C Lock Screen and C...

Basics of Tasker: Automate Your Phone Tasks – XDA Developer TV

People who use Tasker swear by its functionality. “No longer do I have to remember to turn off WiFi at work and back on when I get home.” “With Tasker my phone automatically goes into vibrate at work, no more embarrassing rings during important meetings.” Tasker is a very robust application. However, it can be...

Look! A Bill!! Meh… What Else is on?

It is truly great to see that the United States has a rather active Government that worries about its people. Its people have opportunities to speak their mind and make requests to all the branches of this bureaucratic machine, and they are bound to get a response in one shape or another. This seems to...

Control Your Privacy with Shady Contacts

Privacy for many, is a fundamental aspect of their smartphone---be it hiding messages from prying eyes of parents or nosy friends, or hiding contacts and call logs for... privacy purposes. The point is that smartphone users want to take control of privacy of aspects of their smartphone, and that's exactly what Shady Contacts allow users...

Kernel Source Released for the OPPO Find 5

Often times, device manufacturers seem to think the GPL license that governs the Linux kernel used in Android is merely a suggestion rather than a legal obligation. Unfortunately, these are usually devices coming from manufacturers few of us have ever even heard of. And due to the lack of popularity in regions where GPL is...