Developments

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...

HTC One V RUU and Kernel Source Released

One of the biggest and most important events for a newly released device is the release of the GPL-compliant kernel source code and of the stock ROM that was shipped with the device. There are a plethora of reasons why. Kernel developers can use the kernel source to create better kernels. Having a stock ROM,...

HTC EVO Shift H-Boot Downgrade Method

Obtaining H-Boot S-Off makes up some of the most important and empowering development work on the forums. Back in the day, thanks to awesome developments teams such as Revolutionary, S-Off was nothing more than a minor annoyance. However, since the launch of the HTCDev website and the inclusion of newer, better security measures that prevent...

NAND Access and InteropUnlock for Lumia 710 and 800

The Windows Phone 7 platform has been slowly and, for the most port, silently gaining momentum since the release of the first Windows phone. With Windows 8 right around the corner, one can only assume that development for these devices will continue to grow as more devices become available and MetroUI becomes even more widely...

Kexec Bootloader Bypass Released for Motorola Droid Razr

Users of many Motorola Android devices have been clamoring for an unlocked bootloader for quite some time. There have been petitions signed, social media accounts spammed, and users have really shown that bypassing that unlocked bootloader means a lot to them. While Motorola hasn't been much help in unlocking bootloaders, there has been some development...