Posts From Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.

CyanogenMod7 Alpha 1 Released for the Samsung Epic 4G

This may seem a little late considering many devices are already rocking CyanogenMod 7 RC2, but for owners of the Sprint's keyboard-laden superphone, it's likely a breath of fresh air. Alpha 1 has just been released thanks to the efforts of XDA developers Dameon87, nullghost, and DevinXtreme, who ported the widely acclaimed ROM to the...

Building CyanogenMod From Source The Easy Way

Have you ever wanted to get your feet wet in the Android world beyond simply installing a pre-baked ROM, but weren't exactly sure how to get started? Why not try your hand at compiling your own CyanogenMod ROM direct from the source code!  XDA member nicandris has just made this process a whole lot easier by...

HTC HD2 Checks-In at the Honeycomb Party, Sensefully Steals Several Gingerbread Cookies

Looks like HTC's premiere superphone circa 2009, the HD2, is still alive and kicking. XDA member imilka has cooked up not one, but two impressive ROM dueling for the top spot on your HTC Leo. Hit the break for more details and all the relevant links!

Make Every Boot-Up More Enjoyable With This Android vs Apple Boot Animation

If you're anything like I am, you probably spend a good deal of time every day trying out new kernels in order to maximize your device's performance. Inherent to that is the need to restart quite frequently, and we all know how much fun that is. (Hint: Not very.) Luckily, XDA member Charlieb620 has created...

Personalize Your Battery Meter With a Dash of Honeycomb

Suffering from a little H.E.S, otherwise known as Honeycomb-Envy Syndrome? Already instaled XDA member haxzamatic's wonderful Honeycomb theme but just need some final touch to make things perfect? If so, XDA member ThunderStick has your back. Using the Ultimate Online Theme Creator by XDA member avreen, ThunderStick has created a new Honeycomb-inspired battery gauge for the Nexus One GRI40...

Honeycomb Music Player Cloud Sync Working on Android 2.3.3

Remember back at Google I/O 2010, when Vic Gundorta announced that sometime in the near future, your entire home music library would be available on your mobile device, through the cloud? Well, it looks like that sometime is now. Using the Honeycomb music player alongside the newer Android 2.3.3 CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies (in reality, any...

Installing ADB on Ubuntu… The Easy Way

In case you haven't noticed, the majority of ADB setup guides seem to be written with one operating system in mind: Windows. What happens if you happen to be running the open source, alternative operating system Ubuntu and you feel the urge to ADB push the latest themed APK file to your device? In order...

ROMTools Saves Us From the Command Line Blues

One of the most powerful features in Android is the ability to execute commands typed on your computer through ADB, otherwise known as the Android Debug Bridge. ADB commands can do amazing things such as push and pull files from your device, format and flash partitions, and even reboot your device to the recovery partition....

Gingerbread 2.3.3 GRI40 Update.zips Found for Nexus One and Nexus S!

Yes, you read right! Our own XDA Forum member trebor_88 was able to locate the GRI40 from FRG83G update.zip for the Nexus One, while XDA member krohnjw was able to find the GRI40 from GRH78 link for the Nexus S. If you're a developer looking to get cooking, or happen to be a user running a stock...

DSIXDA’s ROM Kitchen for HTC Android Devices

Ever wanted to create your own custom ROM but don't have enough coding experience to actually get started? Luckily, XDA Senior Moderator Dsixda has created a wonderful kitchen for HTC Android devices that should fulfill all of your ROM baking needs. This kitchen is compatible with both Linux and Mac OS X, so if you're...