Developments

ADB Fully Working on Raspberry Pi

There are several small PC kits for people to have computing power in the palm of their hands. Many of these are actually, low powered devices usually loaded with Android or some kind of Linux distro, whose sole purpose of existing is to---well, we are still not sure about that one, but it certainly fills...

AROMA Installer & Filemanager Receives Major Update

Since its release, AROMA Installer by XDA Recognized Developer amarullz has become a pretty popular way for developers and ROM chefs alike to allow users to customize the ROM installation process. If you aren't already familiar, it is a GUI that runs after you select the ROM you wish to flash in recovery. AROMA can offer you various...

Huge Milestone for the Motorola Milestone 2 (and Others)

Often times when devices are moved to the “Legacy and Low Activity” section of the XDA forums, they are quickly abandoned. The accumulated information sits and gathers dust, like Atlas Shrugged at a rural public library. But sometimes, you may just find that there are diehard fans, working away in their secluded corner of XDA...

Juopunutbear Tool Brings S-OFF to the HTC Jetstream

For both developers working on HTC devices and the end users wishing to get the most from them, achieving S-OFF is one of the major stumbling blocks that stands in the way of a fully customizable device. To sum it up as simply as possible, the S stands for security and achieving S-OFF is the process of unlocking the devices NAND...

Heimdall, the Bringer of Illumiation, Enters a New Age

Heimdall 1.4.0 RC1 was released in source form today by XDA Recognized Developer Benjamin Dobell.  In Norse mythology, Heimdall battled Loke, brought Illimination, and introduced the idea of social classes. In the realm of XDA, the parallels to Norse Mythology are astounding. For the uninitiated, Heimdall is an open source project that brings the same capabilities of Samsung's...

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Gets its First Custom Kernel

The Motorola Photon Q is an interesting device. As one of the only mainstream smartphones released in the past year to feature both powerful specs and a slide out keyboard, it caters to a niche of users who still desire the feeling of physical keys under their fingers while enjoying all the latest games and...

CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia T in Three Different Flavors

The Sony Xperia T is the device maker's latest international flagship. Finally bringing its flagship's hardware up to par with other top notch devices, the Xperia T looks like it may actually be able to compete successfully on a global scale. To speed that effort along, XDA Recognized Developer FXP and the team at the...

Galaxy Note II Gets CWM, Sets Pace for Development

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. As the next successor in the popular "phablet" line of Note devices, its massive form is only matched by its powerful specs. It has a quad core Exynos processor and 2 GB of RAM that will surely be taken advantage...

NVFlash for the Asus TF300

The Asus Transformer series share a few things in common with its different iterations: bleeding edge hardware (at the time of release), latest OS, a lousy GPS (someone had to say it), and a special group of developers (including XDA Recognized Developers and forum members rayman, lilstevie, kmdm, apache14 and IEFtm). This peculiar individual is the reason...

CWM Recovery 6 Lands on the HTC Rhodium

Custom recoveries such as the venerable ClockworkMod Recovery are (in addition to Superuser and SuperSU) likely some of the most widely utilized programs developed on XDA due to the functionality they bring and the doors that they open. As such, CWM has been ported to countless devices, and has become the preferred method of flashing...

Synchronize Backup and Restore Android Devices with AndSync

We're all no doubt aware of the numerous apps available on Google Play that assist in the backup and restore of apps and data. They are a vital tool in the Android ROM flasher's toolkit. XDA Senior Member wizwin has come up with an alternative, but somewhat more unique method of backup up apps and data. AndSync is a Perl script...

HTC HD2 Android ROMs Reinvented: Introducing NativeSD

The HTC HD2 is one of those devices that has made history on XDA due to the durable and long lasting body, great hardware, and its incredible versatility. Since it was originally ported back in the 2010-2011 time frame, Android has only been getting better and better, not to mention faster on the device. It...