Posts From David Watt

Physics Fun with Gravity Pro

With so many games available for Android,  be it tower defence, disgruntled feathered creatures or chopping up fruit; it can be difficult to find something original that requires a little bit of thought. Some may enjoy randomly tapping the screen just to pass the time on their coffee break, but others might like to use a...

Tiny Apps Suite of Five Useful Floating Utilities

A large number of so-called floating apps have been popping up on the Google Play store of late. Even some smartphone manufacturers have been busy creating their own takes on these apps, most notably Sony with their Small Apps.XDA Forum Member wutk3ksHD has come up with his own floating app creation. Tiny Apps is a suite of...

Deblur Those Dodgy Photos with DeblurIt

With nearly all new smartphones having one or even two built-in cameras, and a vast array of online photo hosting websites, the amount of photos being taken by the average smartphone user is increasing every day. Given the camera inside a smartphone generally isn't of professional quality, a large number of photos taken from a phone...

All-in-One Android Housekeeping with Clean Master

Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that the developer of this app was in violation of forum rules. As such, we have removed both the application and its creator from XDA.With constant ROM flashing, installing and uninstalling apps, modifying themes, and tweaking systems, Android smartphones can collect a large number of redundant files over time. And unless you know exactly...

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 Hits the Sony Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners can start to get excited, as the device now has a CyanogenMod 10 ROM, albeit in a very pre-alpha state. With only 384 MB of RAM and a single core 1 GHz CPU, the Xperia X10 is one of those devices you just don't expect to see running Android's latest 4.1 Jelly...

Root Transmission Roots Other Devices Using Your Phone

There are often numerous methods to root any given device. Some do it manually using ADB or terminal, some use one-click toolkits or custom root scripts. The trouble is, more often than not, these methods require the use of a computer.XDA Forum Member wchill developed another useful method that doesn't rely on having a computer. Root Transmission is an...

Create Android Status Bar Icon Sets With The Rom Fumbler

Mention Android customization, and most are bound to think of status bar icons. While they only take up a very small part of the screen, even the most minor change of status bar icons can completely change the appearance of a device. XDA Senior Member OlliG realizes just how effective these status bar icon changes can be, so...

Speed Up Game Clock Times with GMD Speed Time

We've all played those games where you're forced to wait around to let a particular scenario play out, whether it is waiting for crops to grow in farming games, or cities to grow in simulation games. And we've all just wanted to press an imaginary "fast forward" button in order to bypass these long delays.Contrary...

Android 4.2 Emoji Keyboard

We recently reported on the various Android 4.2 dumps, and the bundled goodies hidden within. One of the most popular of these would be the Android 4.2 keyboard, with it's swiping gestures.XDA Senior Member blindndumb has done more digging within the dumps, and has come across another keyboard that was hidden and hasn't yet been posted. The...

Jar of Beans: A Portable Android Emulator

An Android emulator is of course an invaluable tool for app developers, allowing testing of software to be carried out without the need of a physical device. An emulator is also a great way for anyone to try out an app before installing it to their device, whether it be for security reasons or if...

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for the Samsung Galaxy GT-I5510

Whenever we report on a device receiving an unofficial Cyanogenmod 10 port, more often than not, it's for a relatively recent device. But in this case, the device that's received the CM10 build is in fact the Samsung Galaxy GT-I5510. Released back in late 2010, the device has only 512MB RAM and a 600MHz processor, making...

PACman ROM on Samsung GT-I9100 & GT-I9100G

We've recently reported on a number of devices receiving a port of the increasingly popular PACman ROM. The most recent recipients being the HTC Desire S and Desired HD. The ROM, originally developed by XDA Senior Member szl.kiev for the Sony Xperia Ray, is a concoction of the best bits taken from Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod, all thrown together into one awesomely featured...