Developments

Motorola Xoom Gets Android 4.0.3 Port

XDA member razorbladex401 has managed to get Android 4.0.3 working on the Motorola Xoom WiFi just a short time after Google made the new software available. The port lacks camera functionality, plus there are certain issues with green coloring on the screen at times. For download links and instructions, hit the discussion thread. Or, if you have the...

Nexus S Gets Official ICS Upgrade

Many Nexus S owners have already loaded an unofficial AOSP Android 4.0 port onto their device. But starting now, you can get the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Nexus S. All you have to do is grab the files from the discussion thread, follow a few steps, and you'll be ready...

Mod for ICS Makes Square Folders

One of the great new features of Ice Cream Sandwich is its ability to easily make folders on the homescreen. You just take one app and drop it on top of another, and a folder is created. The folders, by default, are round, which to some might seem like an un-ideal shape for a folder,...

Reclaim Android Search Permanent Button on Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus has on-screen buttons and no hardware buttons. With this new interface, Google decided to not include the search button with the other permanent hardware buttons. But what if you want to be able to access search from any application? Fortunately, paulobrien has come up with the solution. He's released a set of...

Modify Stock Launcher on Galaxy Nexus to Add More Icons

Previously we posted about a way to remove the persistent Google search bar that is present on all screens of Ice Cream Sandwich by disabling the Google Search app. XDA Recognized Developer djmcnz has taken this concept as step further to allow you to place icons in place of the Google search bar, which wasn't...

How to Keep Track of All XDA ICS Ports

It seems that almost everyday we're posting about devices getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP ports thanks to the work of brilliant developers on XDA. How can one keep track of them all? XDA member dravenSt0rM has graciously volunteered to keep a thread updated--often--with the status of ports for various devices. So far his...

HTC Incredible S Gets ICS Port

Cross another one off the list! The HTC Incredible S has been granted an early version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to the efforts of XDA member st.matt. In an attempt to make the ROM more usable, l0st.prophet put forth his expertise to come up with a fix for the hardware video acceleration. The...

What People Aren’t Saying About Carrier IQ – XDA TV

After an extended break, Azrienoch is back on XDA TV.  This week, he delves into questions and points about Carrier IQ that are neglected in the general media's coverage of the story.  Questions like, why Carrier IQ's capabilities are so hard to pin down, why congress became so interested so quickly, and why carriers continue...

WebOS is No Longer Relevant – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, we learn Sam has little regard for a Sunday agenda. He talks about a CM7 port to the Kindle Fire, the inevitable death of WebOS, CarrierIQ and their inability to not be creepy, and news of the new hardware-hacking forum. Check out Sam's newest episode!

Help Get Android Fully Working on Samsung’s Bada Devices

There's a small corner of XDA where some really great development is happening for Samsung's Bada-based Wave smartphones. As of now there's an Alpha ROM that is generally useable for Wave devices, with WiFi, audio/video, Android Market, and gaming working well. What has yet to work is the cellular radio (meaning no data or calls),...

Factory Images For Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ Ready For Download

We´ve found that you can download for your Galaxy Nexus 4G (GSM/HSPA+) binary image files that are provided for use in restoring your Nexus device's original factory firmware. This file, once unarchived, contains the bootloader, baseband, and the rest of the system. Be aware that you'll need to have fastboot in your path, and to...

HTC Universal Gets Android ROM With CyanogenMod 7!

If you are impressed with the HTC HD2 in terms of the developments that have been possible here at XDA, here's another case of great development happening on legacy hardware. For those of you too young to remember HTC Universal-in 2005--was the first 3G device ever released with a VGA 3.5" pivoting screen. It came...