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Verizon Note II Re-Locked? Don’t Panic, Bring a Towel, and Look Here

Update: Unfortunately, this exploit no longer appears to be working. People are having trouble flashing the appropriate firmware and cannot get back to an unlock state, so this method does not currently work and we don't recommend using it. A new method is in the works.     When XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler released the bootloader unlock for...

Xperia X10 Camera Mod Brings Camera Improvements and More

On many older devices, most developers focus on updating the device to the latest version of Android. As we've seen before, really old devices are still getting updates. Does that mean that development comes to a halt for those stuck on stock ROMs? Not at all. Sony Xperia X10 users now have a camera mod for...

Several Standard Desktop Apps Ported to Windows RT

One of the main limitations of Windows RT is that most 32- and 64-bit applications aren't compatible. Therefore, if you are buying a Microsoft Surface and intend to install all your favorite Windows programs, then you're going to have a bad time. To remedy this issue, XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has begun an initiative to get...

Switch Internal and External SD on the Galaxy Note II

Swapping the internal and external SD cards has always been a popular option. This type of modification is usually on older devices with limited internal storage, but some newer devices have received similar mods as well. With games getting as large as they are, some users can still use those larger storage devices to capacity...

Find UART on the Qualcomm Galaxy S III devices

If you haven't heard, and we're not sure how you haven't, there has been active development towards an open source bootloader for Samsung devices. In a nutshell, it involves loading the open source bootloader to an SD card, and using some hardware hacking skills to boot from it. All of this had to start somewhere, and...

CloudMuzik Ported to Windows Phone 8, Brings Google Music

Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts may remember an application called CloudMuzik. It was a Google Music client for WP7 that was essential for Google Music fans running the platform because there were no other options. It had some limitations, but was overall a very useful and welcome application. Now, Windows Phone 8 users have access as...

Tegrak Updated for All Galaxy Note II and 10.1 devices

Overclocking and underclocking your device's processor can be very useful in certain circumstances. Overclocking can help aging hardware keep up with newer software, and underclocking (as well as undervolting) can help squeeze more time out of a battery charge. One of the more popular CPU management applications, Tegrak, received an update recently to make it compatible...

Calibrate Windows 8 Touch Screens with Greater than Four Points

Despite not being an actual mobile OS, Windows 8 has seen a surprising amount of development here at XDA. Whether it's because of the Windows App Store or the Microsoft Surface is uncertain, but users and developers alike have been adding some great content for Windows 8 users. There is now a tutorial that will...

All-in-One Toolkits for the HTC Explorer, Desire V, and Desire S

There are quite a few excellent toolkits for HTC devices that we have covered in recent memory. They can be very useful tools by helping lower the cost of entry for users trying to safely and easily root their devices, install recoveries, and unlock bootloaders. Now, there are new toolkits for the HTC Explorer, HTC Desire...

Increase Touch Screen Responsiveness on the Microsoft Surface

When it comes to some things, platform of choice doesn't matter. Battery life is always a struggle, something will always lag, and Steve Ballmer will always be crazy. It doesn't matter if you have iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, these pitfalls are sure to remain with us for time to come. Recently, a method was released...

Resizable Browser for the Galaxy Tab 2

One of the more interesting developments over the last year has been floating apps. They are essentially apps that run in a re-sizable window like a desktop operating system. Some OEMs have used the idea to some extent, like Samsung's multi window feature and Sony Small Apps. Not all devices have access to floating apps. Now,...

KindleFree Puts a 3rd Party Launcher and Google Play Store on Kindle Fire HD

When Amazon first released the Kindle Fire HD, there was the famous declaration that it couldn't be hacked. The challenge was accepted and (spoiler alert) it was hacked anyway. Since then, developers have been having some fun with the device. There is now an application that helps users install third party launchers and the Google...