Posts From Former Writer

Quadruple Boot into Nook OS, CM7, 9, and 10 on Nook Tablet

Booting into multiple versions of Android have become kind of quite common around these parts. There are many devices that can dual boot. Usually it's in the form of an OEM-skinned ROM and a AOSP-based ROM, which users choose to flash. Recently however, developers have been pushing a little further than that. The HTC HD2...

Spare Your SSD by Installing Metro Apps to Another Drive

Since SSDs are becoming increasingly affordable and commonplace, computer enthusiasts have been adding them to their computers in greater frequency. And for those who dare, RAIDed configurations yield even more insane speeds (albeit without TRIM on all but a handful of SSD and chipset combinations). However, because they are still somewhat expensive, most buy smaller SSDs...

Check Your Network in Real Time with Network Traffic Monitor

We live in a new era of data consumption. Pretty much everything nowadays requires data connectivity. Users are video chatting and streaming various media, TVs come with WiFi, and there are all of these mobile devices begging for connectivity. It's no surprise that some households have 10+ devices connected via WiFi. Unless you live in...

Boot Android from SD Card on the Samsung Wave

Booting Android from an SD card has become somewhat of a trend in recent weeks. In most cases, it's been on devices that don't run Android as a stock OS, and users have the option to run Android and the device's stock OS. Now, similar functionality is available for the Samsung Wave. XDA Senior Member hero355...

Are Your Fists Crazy Enough for Crazy Fist II?

When developers release new games for Android, it's always good news. Whether it's a simple puzzle game or a full featured game with great graphics, every game adds to the Android gaming experience. Recently, a new game came out that brings a little flair to an old favorite. XDA Forum Member pgsoulyed has released a game...

Hidden Menu Enabler for the Verizon Galaxy Note II

Previously, we posted about hidden menus on Samsung Galaxy devices. These menus can provide a number of useful functions and can actually help solve problems or make processes easier. In previous instances, the hidden menus have been used to restore bricks. There is now a tool for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II that helps...

Per-App DPI Adjustment for the Galaxy Note 2

The most defining characteristic of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is its expansive screen. More space means you should be able to do or access more things. However, it sports the same four by four launcher as smaller devices, and many find the fonts too large overall. With the default DPI setting, the amount of...

Use the Original Xbox Controller on Jelly Bean

Back in October, we brought you news that you could connect a XBox 360 controller to the Nexus 7. That was a nice mod because the more controllers that are compatible with an Android device, the better. This is expecially true for people who don't have other gaming systems or gaming-capable computers. Now, a very...

Tile Launcher Brings Windows 8 Experience to Android

The Interface formerly known as Metro has made quite the splash since Windows Phone 7 was released a couple of years ago. However, the fact that it was Windows Phone that originally featured it has prevented many people from experiencing it. Android fans don't want to spend money on a new phone just to try...

Triple Boot WP7, SD, and NativeSD on the HTC HD2

When we talk about the HTC HD2 nowadays, it is in shock and awe that it managed to survive yet another round of software updates from Windows Phone and Android. It has even been shown running Windows RT. It continues to exceed all expectations, as developers have figured out a way to make it triple...

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...

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...