Developments

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...

How to Disable the Google Search Bar in ICS

In Ice Cream Sandwich, Google has placed a Google search bar on every homescreen. What if you don't want this search bar? While there is no option to turn it off, XDA member oscillik has found a simple trick to turn the bar off. Just go into Settings > Apps > All > Google Search...

CyanogenMod 7 Hacked Onto Kindle Fire

Many announcements have been occurring with the new work of Cyanogen team, even some versions of CM9 starting to pop out for the Nexus S and Galaxy S. But now we want to let you know about the latest CyanogenMod ROM 7 for the Kindle Fire; XDA member JackpotClavin posted a couple of images showing...

New Android Design Preview Tool for Developers And Designers

It's time for another utility for Android developers, and this time designers too. If you've ever found yourself emailing high-fidelity, full-resolution screen mocks around so that you could preview them live on your device, then this should help you shave a few minutes off of that work flow. Android Design Preview is a little utility...

Mobile ODIN Lets You Flash Firmware from Device

Chainfire's abilities know no bounds.  The XDA Moderator and Recognized Developer now presents Mobile ODIN, allowing you to flash firmware from your device, itself.  That's right, you no longer need to connect your device to your computer. All right, that's not perfectly true--Mobile ODIN currently cannot flash PIT, bootloader, or EFS partitions.  You still need your...

ICS ROM For HTC HD2 – Hardware Accelaration Fixed

It seems the unstoppable HTC HD2 aka Leo keep giving us surprises, and now it takes a giant leap ahead of other devices with hardware acceleration fix. XDA member Ankuch on Android SD and XDA member michie on NAND ROM variant presents this version based on Nexus One's AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich, and promises that...

Nexus S and Galaxy S i9000 Get CM9 Alpha

The Cyanogen team need no introduction when it comes to Android ports that work. Ice Cream Sandwich has been designed to run on phones and tablets natively, so its potential to be more successful than CM7 is a given. With this idea in mind, two weeks ago the Cyanogen team pulled a rock across the...

Location Security Exploit on Samsung Devices

XDA Recognized Developer pedrodh recently identified an exploit in Samsung devices running AccuWeather, and developed an app for demonstration.  The app can poll your location without granting any permissions--not even Superuser permissions--using two lines of code. As a system app, AccuWeather is automatically granted access to your GPS settings.  There are two ways to avoid giving...

Explaining and Advancing the UnBrickable Mod

The UnBrickable Mod team are still at it, bringing our devices to a level of submission that would impress even the kinkiest dominatrix.  XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler posted a guide to reverse engineering hardware, and a new UnBrickable Resurrector.  Also, the UnBrickable Mod is now available to the 7” Galaxy Tab P1000.  If that isn’t enough...