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First Motorola Xoom Cooked ROM Available

Thanks to XDA member bigrushdog, we now have the first Motorola Xoom cooked ROM available. The Tiamat Team presents Xoom Rom 1.0 Deodexed, featuring a packed ROM with Tiamat 1.4.4 stock GPU, rooted with SU and superuser, desktop UA string, CRT screen off animation, call setting with SIP, SMS capable, Wifi Ad-Hoc mod enabled, USB mass storage...

WP7 Music Player Clone for Android

If you know and like the default music player on Windows Phone 7 but have an Android device, this is your lucky day. XDA member fileboy22 told us about this application that even the biggest Android fan will agree that this is far better than the stock music player on Android. Fede’s Music Player, even...

Sense 3.0 May Become Available in Pre-Sensation Devices

It is amazing how HTC has been able to turn the page on what it could have meant an absolute PR disaster as well as a sharp drop in sales. Listening to customer complains, HTC decided that it would no longer lock the bootloaders for the upcoming devices HTC Sensation, Kingdom, and so on. However,...

Honeycomb 3D Style for Android Updated

XDA member moneymike55 presents this nice theme set for your Android/cm7 device, which will grace your device with a Honeycomb look. The themes come in 3 different flavors to choose from. The member has provided Blue 3D icons, 3D icons w/ mock soft buttons, and a tablet version, which is currently a work in progress....

Mad About Your Transformer’s Low Volume? Try This…

For those of you who have been around the world of smartphones for long enough, you will likely agree that most, if not all manufacturers set the volume of the devices at a very low level, no matter if it is the speaker volume, media volume, or in call volume. We always have a hard...

Flying TARDIS (Time Vortex) Boot Animation

As soon as I am able to hear myself think amongst hundreds upon thousands of Doctor Who fans screaming with joy at the title of this post, I'll continue to provide you with a cool piece of news. Ah, good, I can hear myself again, what was I saying? Oh yes, another fantastic boot animation...

Sneak a Peek at the Roads With Toronto DVP Traffic for Android

Are you a resident of Toronto who would like to know what the roads look like before embarking on a long drive? Perhaps you'd just like to sneak a peek for posterity. In either case, you will be glad to know that XDA forum member king23adrianc has created an application that may just pique your interest. With...

Sprint HotSpot App Freed (Again)

As of recently, most US carries decided to start cracking down on people who use their data plan for tethering. They use a variety of methods such as monitoring the usage, capping data speeds, and many more. Now, it looks like Sprint decided to go down that route as well and thus, decided to lock...

Like The Apprentice UK? Check Out Lord Sugar Soundboard for Android!

Have you wanted to relish in some simple immature fun? Extending the recurring theme that anything is possible when an XDA member puts his or her mind to the task, forum member Just Me has created just that with his Lord Sugar Soundboard. In this application, created using the Google App Inventor tool, the developer has aggregated...

Epic Audio Visualizer Live Wallpapers – Epic!

Chances are, if you're reading this, you own one or more Android device(s). If that's the case, chances are you also know about the audio spectrum and waveform live wallpapers stocked with Android. They're cool, aren't they? But not quite... 'all that', if you know what I mean. It would be better if you could...

Windows Mobile Marketplace and MyPhone Discontinued

Today is a sad day for Windows Mobile users because Microsoft decided to put an end to Windows Mobile Marketplace and MyPhone services. Many threads are surfacing throughout XDA about the same topic and this is because people who were using those services are being notified by a diplomatic e-mail. Basically, both services will stop working...

Charge Up Your Samsung Droid Charge With EE4

Updates are both the livelihood and the bane of Android users everywhere. Ultimately, these carrier-controlled packages determine exactly what we are able to do on our favorite toys. Often, these updates couldn't come at a more opportune time. For example, the wireless 4G hotspot functionality baked into the Droid Charge was coded to lose functionality...