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Sprint Hero Finally Receives 2.1 Update

Android Eclair updates for both the GSM and the CDMA (Sprint) Hero variants have been promised for months, but again and again these only seemed like empty promises. However, and much to everyone's surprise, Sprint and HTC today announced the availability of this mysterious and wonderful update from the moulding, old Cupcake build with which the...

Superuser App Gets Refreshed

So XDA forum member ChainsDD decided it was time the original superuser app written back in 2008 got a new look and some new features. Originally written by XDA member Koush, the Superuser app allows specified applications to get root when authorised. The program works with any application that uses su - no special code or support...

Android on the Horizon for HD2?

Unfortunately Android is still a long wait for the HD2, but booting a linux kernel is a lot closer! XDA developer dcordes and other clever XDA peeps have managed to get a booting kernel together, capable of displaying full 720p video without acceleration. Although this is still far from reaching the finish line, this is a...

XPERIA X10 ROM Extracted & Rooted

For those users who have been eagerly waiting for the floodgates for custom ROMs to open on their XPERIA X10, xda-devs member jerpelea has good news for you- he has achieved root access on the X10, by patching the boot script and flashing it back to the phone. He already has provided the files for flashing,...

Desk Clock for Android

Would you like to see something more useful on your Android device screen when it's plugged in via USB to your laptop or mains? How about something like a desk clock?  Well XDA forum member MrMooh has written an apk that does just that. DeskClockPowerMonitor has been developed so that the service listening for power plugins runs...

andJUMBLE! Word Scramble Game for Android

If you've got an eye for detail and you're good at anagrams, try out "andJUMBLE!" a word scramble game by XDA forum member jkhouw1. This game started out as a project borne out of curiosity, the goal was to find out how difficult it would be to create multiplayer games and it's jkhouw1's debut application. andJUMBLE!...

DroidUptime: Record Uptime of Your Android Device

Some of you might know about a competition called 'Uptime Project'. The project is started by 'the Tugs'. The definition of uptime according to the Tugs  UpTime site: Uptime is time during a machine, a computer stays without restarting. In brief, time which a machine give a functionnality, whatever, continuously. Now with the new Android application called DroidUptime, you...

Keep In Touch With Fellow Androiders on Android Town

There are a number of social community apps that started life as web applications and have now gained mobile counterparts.  Here's one that's starting life as a mobile application - specifically for Android. Developed by XDA forum member LuftWalk, Android Town is a location based mobile social community app.  It's in it's early stages so number...

Astro Player for Android

Android users looking for a media player to support audiobooks and podcasts will be happy to learn that XDA forum member Andrew Terekhine has written an application for Android that does just that. Astro Player not only supports audiobook and podcast playback, but also features an advanced bookmarking functionality and a real bona-fide working equalizer, as...

BeamWidgets – Toggle Desire LED

Ever needed a little bit of light?  Don't carry a torch around with you?  Thought you'd only ever use the LED on your phone for flash when taking photos?  Think again! If you want to make use of the LED on your HTC Desire, but don't want to launch an application every time you want to...

Rubiks Cube Solver for Android

Now here's a pretty cool application: a Rubiks Cube Solver for your Android device. QBot Android Client is developed by XDA forum member covedesign, and is an algorithm tool that can solve a Rubiks Cube puzzle from images captured on your Android device. QBot accepts manual input of each small cube face but let's face it,...

Show 15 Recent Apps with MoreRecent for Android

If you are frustrated with Android's default last 6 apps view on the home button long press, then you might want to try out MoreRecent - XDA forum member britoso's debut application. MoreRecent when launched shows your last 15 applications - the maximum number of apps that fit perfectly on screen.  The app does not replace...