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Now It’s Possible to Easily Get Google+ Messenger on a Computer

Google+ Huddle is one of the best messaging apps out there. It links directly to your Google+ and adding people to a group Messenger is as easy as inviting someone in your circles. There is one hole in an otherwise perfect program, though, as XDA Senior Member AbsolutZeroGI says: One massive, gaping problem, though, is no...

Popular AGPS Patch Now Available on HTC Desire S

For those who are unfamiliar with AGPS Patch, XDA Senior Member crypted gives a brief explanation: This patch was created to provide quick GPS locking across North America. But, it has been ported into a worldwide solution for multiple devices. Using a general ROM without this has resulted in 10+ minutes of GPS delay. Also, GPS...

Samsung Galaxy Mini Gets ClockworkMod and RZ Recovery

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini have had a lot of excitement. Not long ago, CyanogenMod9 was successfully ported to it and it's also had CM7 for quite some time. XDA Senior Member squadzone has kept the train rolling on the development for the Galaxy Mini with his simultaneous release of RZ Recovery and ClockworkMod Recovery....

Mod For Amazon Kindle Fire Allows RTL Support

XDA Senior Member Azdian has developed a nice little mod that will add RTL (right to left) language support for Amazon Kindle Fire users. The process is a little complicated and involves switching out a few lib files. So if you're not confident with fiddling with the framework of the device, make sure you do some...

DianXin OS; A Unique Android-Based Chinese OS

There is a new ROM that's looking to make that very exclusive "all phones must have it" list. Say hello to DianXin OS, or DX OS as it's being referred to. As XDA Senior Member qtwrk will tell you: i know you guys may think it looks like MIUI , but i asure you it's totally...

Amazon Kindle Fire Unbrick Utility

For those who don't like Windows, we've already told you about Firekit LiveUSB Repair Kit, but if you do like Windows, there's now a way to fix your Amazon Kindle Fire. XDA Member Zombiepiratez has created a helpful little program for Windows that will help you fix the brick. It runs in Windows Command Prompt, so...

Tool To Make Modifying Framework-res a Little Easier for Beginners

For those who are budding developers, tools that help make the process a little easier to understand and a little faster to learn are always welcome. And, of course, all the respect to the pioneers of Android development who had to learn without nifty tools like these. XDA Member wesf90 is among the most recent to...

Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Leaked to Sony Xperia Play

For those toting the Sony Xperia Play, the long wait for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness isn't over just yet, but as of today you can grab a little taste. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, a member of the Team UtterChaos, has gotten a hold of a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xperia Play and has...

HTC Jetstream Gets First Custom Kernel

From the mastermind who brought you root and custom recovery for the HTC Jetstream comes the next stage in development. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, a member of the Team UtterChaos, has released the HTC Jetstream's first custom kernel in an effort to bolster development on the tablet. He told us: basically this should encourage other devs to...

Factory Restore Tar Released for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

For those who have been waiting for a way to factory reset their Samsung Galaxy Nexus before going forward with root and other subsequent awesomeness, your patience had paid off and your wait is over. XDA Member pentafive has taken the time put the tar up for those who need a quick fix and flash back...

Team UtterChaos Brings You Touch-Enabled Recovery on Even More Devices

We've already brought you reports of a work in progress for the HTC HD2 getting touch-enabled recovery. As it turns out, there's several other phones who've had it for a couple weeks already. Thanks to the devoted work of Team UtterChaos, featuring XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD along with XDA Senior Member Napster. There's a few phones they're actively supporting...

Patch this Barnes and Noble! Nook Tablet hardware protection compromised

  The Nook Tablet, launched with a hardware security hole The device was released  allowing ADB to be accessed.  Barnes and Nobel quickly patched this hole. o XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler released a reversion package imediately, and XDA Senior Member Dean Gibson worked on restoring this ability in 1.4.1.  AdamOutler then released a Nook Tablet HackPack, discovered a method to...