Posts From liwen

Kindle Fire Receiving 6.2.2 Update, Adds Full-Screen Browsing

What seems to be the most popular Android tablet out there right now, Amazon's Kindle Fire, has received an OTA update starting a few days ago. As always, it initially broke root access, but our forum members have already found a workaround for that. So, there's no point trying to prevent it now, else you...

Voting on SOPA and PIPA Delayed: a Win for XDA and the Web

XDA, along with many other sites across the web, went dark on January 18th in protest of two pieces of legislation that, if passed, could dramatically impact the free exchange of information on the internet. We're excited to report that as a result of the negative backlash against SOPA and PIPA, voting on these two...

Firmware Update For Nokia Lumia 800 Rolling Out, Fixes Battery Performance

Back in December, Nokia acknowledged that the Lumia 800, one of its first Windows Phones, had a firmware issue that rendered it unable "to access the full battery capacity", and promised a fix for early 2012. In a blog posting, the Finish phone maker has now announced the promised update that brings the firmware version...

SMSBackup Backs Up Text Messages On WP7

Forum member shinichi_wtn has developed a homebrew utility that backs up SMS messages on interop-unlocked Windows Phone 7 devices. It cannot restore them to the Messaging Hub yet, but you can import previously exported messages into this SMSBackup app, which then shows them in a human-readable format, sorted by conversation or time stamp. Not...

Original Motorola Droid Gets Another ICS Port, This Time CyanogenMod 9

The venerable Motorola Droid, the one device that brought Android into the spotlight back in late 2009, won't see an official update to the latest Android version, but for those of you willing to tinker with custom ROMs that means nothing. We reported on an early port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last December,...

ASUS With Official Support In Our Forums, Promises To Fix Transformer Prime Issues

ASUS Technical Marketing Manager Gary Key has ventured into our forums to provide assistance to owners of the Transformer Prime tablet with some issues they're facing. Namely, they are: BT/WiFi Fallout Issues 1. WiFi and BT turned on and active. a. Stream a media source via WiFi for playback to a BT device (headphones, speakers, etc) and the...

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status, T-Mobile G2

HTC has taken to Twitter again to announce that several new models are now supported by the company's official bootloader unlocking solution. The devices that were added are the HTC Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status and T-Mobile G2. As we said earlier, HTC is making pretty good progress in getting as many device bootloaders...

Galaxy Nexus Toolkit Updated To V4.0, Now Installs Drivers Automatically

If you own a Galaxy Nexus, you should know the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit. Developed by senior moderator mskip, it's the one-stop-shop to get your phone prepared for all the custom ROM goodness that awaits in the forums, as it automatically unlocks the bootloader, roots any Ice Cream Sandwich build, and installs ClockWord Mod Recovery with...

Stop Music is A Sleep Timer App For WP7

If you like to listen to music on your Windows Phone before sleeping, you've probably missed a function that automatically stops the music after a set time. This way, you could safely fall asleep without having to worry about the battery being drained by the music. Though there are some apps with similar funtionality available,...

Samsung To Merge Bada OS With MeeGo-Successor Tizen

According to a Forbes report, Samsung will merge and open source its own Bada OS into the Intel-backed Tizen, which in itself was more or less a continuation of Nokia's abandoned MeeGo, which in itself was basically a combination of the former Intel Moblin and Nokia Maemo projects; both were based on a Linux core. However,...

Google Engineer Debunks Myth: Wiping Battery Stats Does Not Improve Battery Life

There you have it, in the title. Google engineer Dianne Hackborn, who has previously explained Android's hardware acceleration, took to Google+ again to clarify some myths about the Android operating system. This time, it's a point of common advice that you'll see in virtually every FAQ thread about custom ROMs and flashing: wiping battery stats...

Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolling Out To Select Motorola XOOMs, Here’s How To Get It Now

Motorola has begun rolling out a supposedly secret update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the XOOM tablet. It will go out only to those who signed up to participate in the "Motorola Feedback Network" program, and will presumably become available for mass consumption shortly after those testers approve of the update. But of course,...