Posts From ElCondor

Breaking: MAGLDR for the HD2: Boot Directly to Android!

Are you dreaming of booting your HD2 directly to Android? Get back into reality - it is possible now! The DFT, a team of Android and Windows Phone 7 developers and coders, has managed to create a hack which allows you to skip the boot into Windows Mobile and boot directly to Android. The hack is...

CyanogenMod 7: Be Ready for it! Nexus S Alpha Version Already Released

They're almost there: the CyanogenMod developers are working hard on the new Gingerbread-running CyanogenMod 7. On Christmas day, Cyanogen tweeted that CyanogenMod 7 wasn't officially released yet because they hadn't fixed the camcorder yet. On that same day, the camcorder got fixed. CyanogenMod developer and XDA member Koush released an unofficial alpha version, which fixes WiFi...

Holidays Update: AOSP Gingerbread Ported to Other Phones: Here’s Our Frequently Updated List

With the Nexus S system being dumped and the AOSP being pushed, Gingerbread development has officially started now. Developers now have enough resources to start developing Gingerbread for other Android phones too. XDA member supercurio immediately reaped the fruits of it and released the first custom Gingerbread ROM - for the Galaxy S. This might confuse...

Nexus S System Dumped, Unfortunately It’s Not Useful. Better Dump is in the Make.

The Google Nexus S ROM dump that came available today promised a lot of good things. XDA member gtg465x posted the ROM in the Nexus S forums. Unfortunately, after a few hours, they found out that the dump was pretty useless: Originally posted by gtg465x This dump was taken via fastboot oem unlock and adb pull /system...

Kernel Source for Google Nexus S Released

Android development for the Google Nexus S has now begun. The kernel source - originally made available upon the official phone release - has already been released by Brian Swetland, an Android kernel developer. This source code can be further investigated and explored by developers. Ultimately, this will lead to achieving development milestones much earlier...

Android Market to Receive Update Soon, Completely Redesigned. First Glimpse of Honeycomb? (Update)

It seems Google will be pushing out a  new update of the Android Market. XDA moderator pulser_g2 tipped us about the article in the Android Developers Blog. Before we are going to talk about the redesign, it might be good to list the other features first - thanks to pulser_g2 for his article @ the villainROM forums. New categories...

Forum Merge Coming Up Soon: HTC Desire Z and T-Mobile G2

After some research, developers discovered that the custom ROMs for the Desire Z were able to run on the T-Mobile G2, and vice-versa. The hardware of both devices is almost identical. XDA member steviewevie suggested svetius (the user experience admin) about this and he decided to merge the forums soon. This means that developers won't have to...

New Hack for Desire and Nexus One: data2ext

Because of the low amount of available memory for user data, developers have been trying to enhance the way Android handles OS-specific data and applications. They do this by referring to the SD card instead of the main memory itself. This makes it possible to install many more applications. This hack is called app2SD, which...

List of All Gingerbread-Running Phones – Instantly Updated

Like previous Android releases, the Android developers are very busy porting the Android Gingerbread SDK to other phones. XDA is often the first place where these ROMs become available, and we've created a list containing all Gingerbread ROMs, sorted per device. We'll be updating this article very frequently, so if you are looking forward to...

Update Your Epic 4G to Android 2.2.1 Froyo

Have an Epic 4G? Then, this guide by XDA member kennethpenn may be something for you. It helps you to flash the new Android 2.2.1 ROM using a detailed guide, the necessary downloads and instructions. You will lose root by flashing this, so keep that in mind. After the update, you can use the one-click root utility...

Why the Samsung Galaxy S GPS is Inaccurate and How to Fix it

GPS is one of those great innovations in the mobile smartphone market, as well as a nice piece of engineering. Some manufacturers really face the challenge to produce smartphones with great GPS hardware - a feature that has often been under exposed by many people; there aren't much reviews covering the GPS quality. There is...

Scale Applications Properly on the Galaxy Tab

Many people were wondering what resolution Samsung would use for their newest mobile product, the Galaxy tab. Rumors told about a mere WVGA screen, but fortunately, Samsung decided to ship it with a 1024×600 WSVGA screen. Although many people are happy with this screen, there are some unpleasant side effects of it - some applications don't scale...