DEVELOPMENTS

Create a Gingerbread/Ice Cream Sandwich Dual Boot SD Card for the Nook Color

Every time we publish a story about the mods and developments on the Nook Color, it makes me seriously wonder if the Barnes and Noble people knew what was possible with the little ebook reader they were selling. XDA Senior Member racks11479 has updated his multi-boot images for the Barnes and Noble Nook Color to include an...

Root Script for the Acer Iconia Tab A100

The first thing users usually look for after the glory that is first root is the user friendly root method for those who aren't comfortable with ADB, command prompt or the terminal. For those toting the Acer Iconia Tab A100, you now have one of those user friendly methods at your disposal. XDA Senior Member crossix...

App Build.prop Editor v1.0

Rooted Android devices sometimes have to edit the build.prop files to tweak settings like hsdpa, model name displayed, or many other things, normally this has to be done either on a computer with file pushing back and forth or via cli on the device. Build.prop editor allows you to edit the build.prop files on the phone,...

Modify Launcher2 to Allow 3D Drawer on Any Screen Size or Resolution

Fans of the stock AOSP launchers 3D drawer can now use it on any device, thanks to XDA Senior Member gh123man. Launcher2 doesn't support the 3D drawer for every screen size or resolution, and devices like the HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D, and Droid Bionic (which are qHD resolution) suffer from layout issues with it....

HTC Desire Gets New D2EXT Method; Says Goodbye to Symlinks

Developers are always looking for ways to squeeze every ounce of speed, performance and reliability out of any given device. They write scripts, tweak ROMs, compile kernels and all sorts of other modifications that, in the end, increase user satisfaction substantially. Well, in the HTC Desire forums, there's a different kind of development going down. XDA...

Unofficial LocationFree Player for Android Spotted in Action

Sony's LocationFree Player is a system for streaming video content like cable, satellite, home DVR, and even your DVD collection anywhere in the world at any time (think Slingbox, Sony style). Launched in 2004, the service allowed users to stream to devices like the Sony PSP, VAIO Laptops and even to your home television via...

Skrillex Audio Visualizer Live Wallpaper Joins Deadmau5, Daft Punk; Commence Fist Pump

XDA Senior member Metastable, creator of Epic Audio Visualizer, has done it again. You may remember a story in August here that followed Metastable as he developed a Deadmau5 inspired music visualizing live wallpaper. An interesting read for developers and Deadmau5 fans alike, the original thread (here) spawned a Daft Punk themed demo (here) and...

Touch And Customizable ROM Installer AROMA

Have you ever think about making your own ROM? You may say it´s too complicated, but if you are willing to learn heres something for you. Whether you are a normal user, chef or developer you may find this installer useful for your future works, you should check this out. XDA member amarullz shows his open...

ProxyDroid: Hide Yourself

Anonymity is something that has been strived for ever since information could be intercepted. From the days of mail couriers to the founding of mobile banking, remaining anonymous has been critical to success. Mobile platforms are obviously difficult to keep secure. ProxyDroid hopes to help with that. Created by cmadeye, ProxyDroid is an Android app that...

Early ICS Port Arrives For the Original Transformer

The Transformer Prime has been getting lots of attention lately. With an ICS OTA update and several fresh mods, Prime owners have more than enough to tinker with. What about the Prime's older brother? The original Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is finally getting some love in the form of an (admittedly) early Ice Cream Sandwich build. XDA...

Security Enhanced Android Released By NSA

Android may be secure enough for the average consumer, but it is hardly air tight. The National Security Agency (NSA) released the first version of their custom build of Google's popular OS, called Security Enhanced Android. The system is designed to minimize the impact of security holes on Android. The SE Android project is enabling...

AndroidSuite2012 Helps Encode and Decode Dex and Apk Files

Android development comes in all shapes and sizes. Some developers compile AOSP ROMs from source, others theme SystemUI.apk and Framework-res.apk files and some create the programs developers use to do these things. Enter AndroidSuite2012, an app that specializes in encoding and decoding dex and apk files. As XDA Developer Junior Member Scribblezzz will explain: AndroidSuite 2012 what...