Developments

HTC Unbricking Project Exits Beta, Delivers Final Release

For owners of many HTC device such as the HTC Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, MyTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, and the Vivid/Raider/Velocity, this has been a long time coming. A fully functional method to restore a device from a full brick is a pretty big deal. This then gives users more confidence when performing potentially risky...

Enable Software Rendering on the Xperia Arc for Better ICS Performance

Just because a phone gets ICS---be it officially or unofficially---doesn't mean that the hardware is ready to receive it. In some cases, it takes a mod or a tweak to get things rolling. And in most cases, you can get an ICS ROM working just as well, if not better, than its Gingerbread counterpart. This...

Guide Helps Users Port AOSP ROMs to Their Device

In Android, things are ported all the time. Sometimes it's a ROM going to different devices, apps coming from different platforms, or in some cases even root methods can be shared between devices. As it stands, porting things can yield some of the most exciting and rewarding development work until built-from-source ROMs like CyanogenMod 9...

AT&T HTC One X Acquires Root

All hail root! Recently, it was announced that HTC would not be supporting the AT&T version of the HTC One X (known internationally as the One XL) through the HTCDev website. The reasoning was shaky at best, as HTC mentioned having restrictions. Hopefully this doesn't signal the slow reversion back to the locked bootloader days. Thankfully, however,...

CyanogenMod Compiler Now Builds CM with a GUI

XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm has dropped a bombshell on CM users and kangers everywhere with the release of the newest CyanogenMod Compiler, or 'CMC.' Similar to what we wrote about a little over a year ago, this release helps users build CyanogenMod from source. However, the first-party CMC differs from other alternatives by offering a GUI for compiling...

Hardware Acceleration Support for HD2 ICS Roms

Some devices just won't quit. They are an instant hit with both users and developers from the moment they are released, and continue to see updates to the latest OSes long after official support has run dry. Some are even lucky enough to run OSes that they were never even intended to. The HTC HD2...

Learn How to Run Init.d Scripts from Boot on the Epic 4G Touch

Running scripts on Android phones is one of those essential experiences that any rooted user should have in his arsenal. With the proper script, users can see improved battery life, less lag, more Play Store compatibility, and a plethora of other tweaks that can make any Android phone run just a little bit nicer. Many...

App Editing Software Virtuous Ten Studio Releases Public Beta

With a lot of tools out there to help users modify, de-compile and re-compile .APK files, there are few out there that seem to offer the complete package. Normally, users would have to grab up a few applications in order to get all the proper tools to work effectively. Well, not long ago, this was a...

Smurfed Out Script Brings a Variety of Tweaks to EVO 4G and Others

Ever wondered what Papa Smurf is up to when he's not foiling Gargamel's latest evil plot or lusting after Smurfette? I know I have. Apparently he hangs around the EVO 4G forums helping people get the most out of their devices. There are plenty of ways to maximize the performance of your device, but unfortunately it...

Easy CPU Management with RemCPU for the Nexus S 4G

XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm has created an extremely simple, and easy to use script to control the CPU of one of the most beloved Nexus line devices: the Nexus S 4G. RemCPU is a script that allows you to 'set and forget' your CPU settings. By adding the script to your device and running it...

Desire HD, G2, Desire Z, and MyTouch 4G Froyo Downgrade

The trend over the last month or so on XDA has been getting a number of devices downgraded so they can get to a bootloader that can still be unlocked with S-Off. Those devices are, of course, almost all HTC devices ever since the release of HTCDev, which unlocks the bootloader while maintaining S-On. In the...

FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S users rejoice. The FreeXperia Project, has released not only a ClockworkMod-based recovery for the device, but also an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9. So if you've been longing for a little AOSP action, your wait is now over. First things first, before you begin installing that new ROM, you're going to need a...