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Sections for All Samsung Galaxy S Variants Added!

No, you're not dreaming - today we have unveiled four new sections of the forums, each aimed at a specific variant of the upcoming Galaxy S family from Samsung.In anticipation of the different phones' releases and the inevitably strong demand for development following them, we've gone ahead and put these forums online to encourage discussion...

Safely Put your Phone Away with SmartLock

There are several lockers out there with several different types of functionalities. In this case, XDA member tarantula78 brings us this handy little new concept of locker for our devices. This program uses the light sensor equipped on many of the newer devices to determine whether the phone is inside your pocket. If it determines...

Android Bios Boot Now with More Support

We all love to geek our devices to the max, and in recent updates to the thread, XDA Member frysee added support for more devices. The updated thread contains the original animated bios boat screen that has some very accurate information about your device.Many people might ask why have this on your device? Well for one....

Hit Every Note with MicDroid

The question of whether we can or cannot sing is usually not the right one to ask. Everyone can sing, but the problem lies in hitting the right notes with the right pitch and intonation at the right time. Since that is complex to do without many, many years of training, technology is out there...

Superuser Updated To V2.2.1

This tool is something for Android users who want to do some changes to their devices, and want an easier way of doing so. The application, created by XDA member ChainsDD, has become very popular very fast, and now we have a new update that is set to bring some good and well deserved changes. I...

Paperless List UK Tesco App

There are many Android shopping list applications on the Market, but this one is driven by the Tesco API and also has some unique features.XDA Forum member footboydog has written a to-the-point shopping list app for those of you who like to do your weekly shop at Tesco, one of the major supermarkets in the...

GTX Playing Ball With WQVGA

While many of you might be loving your GTX themed WVGA devices, the rest of the WQVGA world has been quietly watching with envy, until now. This recent post by XDA member MatG, shows how he has managed to port just about all the graphics you need to have a fully working WQVGA M2D home screen. While...

Enable/Disable JIT on SenseLess ROMS

If you don't know what JIT is, it's a software component which takes application code, and dynamically analyses and improves the runtime performance of such application.Users have previously stated noticeable performance improvements, although not uniformly across all applications.XDA forum member scuccia, has put together some zip files that allow you to enable or disable JIT...

HTC Flashlight APK

Having a flashlight on your device is becoming a necessity for just about all Windows and Android phone owners. Well, it seems XDA member JaydenR found the need for this on his Droid Incredible. So, he extracted the application from Android 2.2 build on the HTC Desire. This application does not need root access to use,...

Volume Control Widget for Android

If you find yourself clicking through menus to turn up or down the various volume levels on your Android device, take a look at Mission Control.XDA forum member evertith has written his first Android app - a widget to quickly change volume levels for media, ringtone, notification and alarm.  If you find yourself like the...

Nexus One’s Cooliris 3D – Now For Droid Incredible

The Droid Incredible seems to have a little Froyo envy, so in order to fix that, XDA member ihtfp69 pointed us to this port, which gives you the Froyo experience. This version of a great album image viewer can now be used on your Incredible. Cooliris, a very popular Firefox/Chrome plug in can now be used...

Create your Own Live Wallpaper with Ownskin UGC

If you're a fan of Live Wallpaper and want to be able to create your own, Ownskin UGC goes some way to helping you do that.Developed by XDA forum member madwolfchin, Ownskin UGC is a tool that let's you create your own Android Live Wallpaper!Ownskin provides a few examples with customisable widgets that sit in...