Posts From David Watt

Jelly Bean Emoji Font on Ice Cream Sandwich

We've all come across some weird looking characters on our phones while browsing Twitter, reading emails, or checking Facebook. They often appear as square shapes or blank spaces. Most of the time, these "glitches" are due to Emoji characters. Emoji characters are an extensive set of icons or smilies, more commonly used by our dear friends, the iPhone...

HTC Droid Eris Receives Jelly Bean

A few days ago, we reported on the HTC Hero receiving both Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ROMs. As if this wasn't enough proof that Jelly Bean can run on practically anything, the Hero's rebranded sibling, the HTC Droid Eris has now also received the same treatment. Though the device has only a measly 528MHz...

First Universal Kernel for the International Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 has received significant attention in the ROM development department. CyanogenMod, AOKP, AOSP, ParanoidAndroid and of course TouchWiz-based ROMs have all made an appearance. The trouble with all these ROM variants on the N7000 is that TouchWiz-based kernels cannot be used on CyanogenMod ROMs and vice-versa. Naturally, this limits the choice...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 System Dump

Here at XDA, we love to get our hands on all the goodies extracted from newly released devices so that we can start porting them onto other devices. What makes it even more exciting is when this happens before the device hits store shelves. In an XDA exclusive, thanks to XDA Forum Moderator oka1, we now have...

Epic 4G Receives Official CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies

We recently reported on the growing number of devices receiving CyanogenMod 10 nightly builds. We can now add another device to this list. XDA Recognized Developer CMTeamEpic brings the Samsung Epic 4G to the exclusive group. Considering the Epic 4G originally shipped with Android 2.1 Eclair,  receiving official CM10 nightlies is a very nice bonus for the device. The ROM itself...

Milestone 2 Receives Both CyanogenMod 9 And 10

A few days ago, we reported on the Motorola Droid impressively receiving a working Jelly Bean ROM. The Droid's GSM successor, the Motorola Milestone 2 has now followed suit and been given a number of recent updates in the form of CyanogenMod 9 and CyanogenMod 10. XDA Senior Member tezet started an Alpha version of CyanogenMod 9 several months ago...

Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Hero

Way back in 2009, HTC released their third Android smartphone, the HTC Hero. The device shipped with Android 1.5 (Cupcake) or 2.1 (Eclair). Yes, that's how long ago it was! In it's day, it was a very popular device here on XDA, attracting a good number of developers. But as with all older devices, it...

First Jelly Bean Custom ROM Appears for the Incredible S

Over the last few months, we've reported on a large number of devices across the forums receiving unofficial updates to Jelly Bean. One such report was the HTC Desire S receiving a number of Jelly Bean custom ROMs. The Desire S's big brother, the HTC Incredible S, has now also received a Jelly Bean custom ROM, thanks...

Jelly Bean Lands on the Motorola Droid

The Motorola Droid, an iconic device, with it's sliding QWERTY keyboard and D-pad. With it's now measly 550MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, it's one of those everlasting old school devices that never seems to disappear completely. Thanks to XDA Senior Member kfazz, the Droid once again get's a refresh. This time with a custom Jelly Bean...

Galaxy Note 10.1 Receives First Custom ROMs

A few weeks ago, we announced the creation of the Galaxy Note 10.1 forums. One day later, we announced ClockworkMod had been unofficially ported to the Note 10.1. We can now also announce that the first custom ROMs for the device have made an appearance. At the time of writing, there are 3 custom ROMs currently available in the forums. XDA...

Turn Your Phone Into a Server with Servers Ultimate

No doubt a large number of XDA members have an old Android phone sitting in the desk drawer gathering dust. What to do with it? Sell it and make a few $? Hand it down to a friend or relative? Leave it in the drawer to gather even more dust? XDA Forum Member Themuzz has come up with...

Desire HD Receives Ice Cream Sandwich – No Thanks to HTC

A few weeks ago, we reported on HTC's disappointing decision not to provide an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Desire HD. Not even a petition with over 15,000 signatures was enough to persuade them to change their mind. It did however, force them to release an official statement: We’ve heard your feedback on our decision...