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Articles about modifications you can make to your phone such as themes, apps, setting changes, etc. Also includes any apps and games made by developers on our forums.

Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Leaked to Sony Xperia Play

For those toting the Sony Xperia Play, the long wait for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness isn't over just yet, but as of today you can grab a little taste. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, a member of the Team UtterChaos, has gotten a hold of a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xperia Play and has...

Work In Progress to Give HD2 Touch Screen-Enabled Recovery

The legendary HTC HD2 gets a lot of cool modifications. The phone can run 3 different operating systems and holds the throne as the most developed phone of all time. And it doesn't stop there, as XDA Senior Member munjeni has recently released a touch-capable version of ClockworkMod Recovery for those running Android on the HTC...

HTC Desire Users Can Test An App That Installs Ubuntu

HTC Desire users are among the latest who can have that Ubuntu goodness on their phones. XDA Senior Member zacthespack has been developing an app that runs a user through installing Ubuntu on their Android devices, most recently the HTC Desire. The app is pretty cool. Basically, a user downloads an Ubuntu image and the app will...

LG Optimus 2X Can Now Boot Ubuntu

It's always a little exciting when a developer gets Linux working on a phone. It's a development on Android phones that are a little underrated in terms of pure awesomeness. Enter XDA Member ergoen who has gotten Linux, namely Ubuntu, booting on the LG Optimus 2X. Now, we must warn you that this is highly unstable...

Holo Theme Compatibility Standard on Android ICS Explained

Adam Powell explained on the Android Developers Blog how to maintain a consistent look on Ice Cream Sandwich between your apps and the general user interface with a line or two of code.  And he explains the improvements in ICS to streamline theme porting.  The goal here is design consistency wherever possible within a device...

MyTouch 4g Slide Gets a Taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

Just in time for the new year, the MyTouch 4g Slide gets their first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. XDA Senior Member tbalden has ported HTC Pyramid ICS ROM framework along with an HTC Doubleshot kernel and rolled it all up into some ICS goodness. As with most Ice Cream Sandwich builds currently out, it is...

HP Touchpad Can Now Run Arch Linux

At last glance, people who took advantage of the super awesome clearance sale of the HP Touchpad have the option of keeping WebOS on their tablets or throwing some CyanogenMod goodness on there. Now, Touchpad owners have yet another option for their increasingly versatile tablets and that option is Arch Linux ARM. XDA Member crimsonredmk has...

LG GT540 Optimus Gets ICS

In this time of bleeding edge performance, older devices fall by the wayside as newer, better versions are released. The day a phone is sent to the low activity forum of XDA, is the day that the community officially aknowledges the end of a device's useful life cycle; it means that development has slowed to...

HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty. Until now that is. Say hello to the...

First HTC Sense ICS ROM Released for Sensation

If you like HTC Sense and which you could have it with a dose of Ice Cream Sandwich, your wait is over: XDA Recognized Developer robocik has posted the first ICS ROM with Sense 3.5 for the HTC Sensation. The ROM is still a beta, but most of the core functionality works just fine, and even includes...

Barnes & Noble Update Disables Root Access for Nook Tab; Here’s a Fix

The latest firmware update from Barnes and Noble for the Nook Tablet (version 1.4.1) disables the ability to sideload apps. This is an automatic update. Version 1.4.0 allowed an app to be pushed onto the device which enables Android Debug Bridge and thereby allowing true development of android apps as well as root access. Luckily, restoring...

Samsung Galaxy Mini Gets ICS Port

The higher-end devices aren't the only ones that can partake in the Ice Cream Sandwich feast. Those with the minimum-spec'ed Samsung Galaxy Mini can now download and flash a CM9-ICS based ROM with everything working except the Live Wallpaper, plus some glitches with the camera. To download the ROM, continue on to the discussion thread.