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Hardware Mod Boosts Generic Adapter Charging Speed on Samsung Devices

Hardware mods can be tricky business. Modifying software is one thing, because if it messes up you can always restore that back up that all our rooted readers should have by now. Then it's back to normal to try something different another day. With hardware mods, though, there's a much bigger risk because if you...

More Magic from the Android-x86 Project–ICS Ported to the Asus X101 Netbook

The Android-x86 Project has done a lot of impressive work porting the Android OS to devices with x86 processors. When the project started a lot of users downloaded their semi-functional Android 1.6 'Donut' image and installed it, myself included. The build was intriguing to say the least, and was rather simple to install. The Project...

Flash Recovery and Bootloader Without Fastboot for Kindle Fire

As development for a popular device goes on, eventually users and developers will find new ways of performing already available tasks. Features of these new ways generally include features such as being easier to use, so the less tech savvy crowd can get in on the modding action and adding new options that are just...

HTC View ROM Ported to the EVO 3D, Surprisingly Functional

Porting ROMs from one Android device to another is usually pretty exciting. It gives users a chance to sample the goods of another device without throwing down $500 USD in order to actually buy the device. Plus, it's always kind of cool to show your friends your phone running a completely different OEM skin or...

HTC Sensation Is Now Unbrickable

[Update: This modification has been temporarily pulled because many people were damaging their devices by not following instructions. The modification will be reinstated when simpler instructions are developed.] Often times, much development work centers around a few key devices. This core group of devices has historically included the legendary HTC HD2, the Desire HD, and lately...

What Asus Developers Need to Know About Blob Tools

There are a plethora of tools out there that help developers do all sorts of things. From cooking ROMs to compiling kernels to editing and modifying apk files, you can find a tool for almost anything if you search long enough or hard enough. For owners of the Asus Transformer and Asus Transformer Prime, developers have...

Guide to Repartition Nook Tablet 16GB

When the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet was first rooted, many members noticed that they had only 1 GB in media and 11 GB in their /data partitions. Because of this sub-optimal partition scheme, many members started an effort to fix this irregularity. XDA Forum Member tselling managed to fix the problem by releasing a guide...

Galaxy Note i717 Hacked to Work on T-Mobile 3G/4G

It hasn't been long since XDA Forum Member itsjusttim opened a bounty thread to get the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note I717 hacked and working on Tmobile's AWS 1700. It seems that it is finally a reality! XDA Forum Member tomin.fhl posted well documented info on how he replicated T-mobile 4G with three different modems: T-mobile SGH-T989...

Bring Your Favorite Xperia Arc and Neo ROMs to the Xperia Ray

ROM development is a challenging and lengthy process. A number of developers have created tools to make the process a little easier, such as various kitchens, APK Tool, and APK Manager; but the down and dirty of ROM making still requires quite a bit of study to achieve. XDA Senior Member jjdoctor has contributed to new...

Experimental CM9 Builds Show Up for Epic 4G Touch

It's always exciting when an AOSP-based ROM shows up for a device for the first time, and it's even more exciting when it's a new iteration of Android. The chance to run vanilla---or at least mostly vanilla---Android is something that most users want. At the very least, it gives people a chance to check out...

Mod Pack for TouchPad Delivers Better Performance

Development for the HP TouchPad has always been impressive, especially considering the degree to which it was a commercial flop. Despite being discontinued a number of times, the device still gets more than its fair share of development. XDA Forum Member rohan32 has released a mod pack aimed at increasing everything from performance and battery life to even...

Galaxy Nexus Kernel Patch Allows Force AC Charge for Faster Charging

Developers are always finding ways to pack more juice in the battery. There are countless battery saving scripts, schedulers and specialized, albeit controversial, charging methods such as Superior Battery Charging. However, sometimes it's just as important to have the battery charge quickly as it is to have the battery lose charge slowly. XDA Senior Member chad0989...