Posts From Sam Caplat

Sam Caplat
Sam Caplat

My name is Sam Caplat and I bash things into computers and good looking stuff comes out... apparently.

Sense 3.0 Lockscreen for Any Phone!

I rarely like to post about graphical developments, they always seem anti-climactic. That goes for most graphical developments, though, and this isn't one of them. The idea of being able to modify your lockscreen is quite a cool one, especially when the idea of replacing it with that of Sense 3.0. As long as you run...

Official XDA Developers Desktop Wallpapers

Today has been a pretty eventful and exciting day with site announcements. First with our announcement of the new and extremely quick auto-QR Code system now being applied to all thread attachments, and now this. There's something I've felt has been missing from XDA for a very long time. Recently, considering my position on XDA TV,...

Automate Birthday Wishes on Facebook with ‘Best Wishes’

How many times have you seen the birthday of a fellow Facebook user pop up on your feed, Skype or anywhere else, and you've been meaning for ages to head on over to their page and drop them a message? As I write this article, hilariously enough, two birthday messages have already popped up on...

Never Miss a Notification with Vibration Notifier

The idea of never missing a notification, ever, at first sounds a little impossible. How many times have you got caught up in work, music, playing a game or watching TV and have forgotten to check your device for a while? It's annoying when you discover you haven't responded to you Mum about your washing...

Epic Audio Visualizer Live Wallpapers – Epic!

Chances are, if you're reading this, you own one or more Android device(s). If that's the case, chances are you also know about the audio spectrum and waveform live wallpapers stocked with Android. They're cool, aren't they? But not quite... 'all that', if you know what I mean. It would be better if you could...

Windows 7 MIUI Theme

Who here is a Windows 7 user? I see quite a few hands raised. It's a great looking OS, that's for sure. But what would you say to having that great UI on your phone? Unfortunately I can't point you to a thread which is titled, "Running Windows 7 on [insert device name here]", but I...

Dolphin Browser HD 5 — We’re Out of Beta!

Do you remember that Dolphin Browser private beta that I wrote about several weeks ago? Only a few managed to get in the closed beta, but thanks to them, the app was refined and crafted over a long period to make sure that the final version was really impressive. The final product is finally here...

How to Make Your Own Boot Animations!

We all like to be greeted by our phones by a pretty little animation which relates to us in some way, is of something we like, or we just generally like the look of. Granted, there is a staggering number of cool animations here on XDA, created by some of the greatest developing minds, ever....

Niteowl Sense 3.0 Icons — Grab Some Style

Custom icon packs can be things of absolute beauty. Especially when each pack screams of creativity. One type of icon pack a lot of users have been craving as of late is that which includes the new Sense 3.0 UI style icons. I am glad to say that your search may finally be at an...

3 Second Call Silence in Gingerbread Fix!

Are you happy with your Gingerbread device? Everything on it works perfectly? It's your pride and joy and you'd never give it up for the world? This is what everyone thinks about any piece of technology they own, until something goes wrong. The "thing" going wrong for a lot of people recently is an audio...

Atrix Bootloader Almost Bypassed — Like a Boss

Cracking the Atrix bootloader is something man has been on a quest to do ever since it was released. When I say man, I'm of course referring to the fantastically techy ladies and gentlemen in our forums. XDA member kholk has been working very hard to make this a reality, rather than a dream. He's successfully managed...

TouchWiz 4 for the Galaxy Tab

There have been some interesting developments in the Samsung Galaxy S II universe over the past few days, most notably XDA member coolbho3000's guide to overclocking the device to a stable 1.5Ghz and an insane 2.0Ghz. But XDA member mssmison has come along and ported something from the Galaxy S II over for all of you Galaxy...