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Galaxy Note CyanogenMod 10 now available
Good news for folks who use custom ROMs on their Galaxy Note. CyanogenMod 10 is now available for your phablet and is waiting to be loaded. While it’s only a preview version of the final ROM, it is said to be faster than Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for the device (if you run stock ICS on the device you probably understand how it feels). However, it’s not without its faults. […]

Want an extra 23GB for your Dropbox account?
If you’ve got an Android device and you’re running low on space for your Dropbox account – or you just feel like giving yourself a lot of extra storage for free, you’re in luck. The folks over at XDA-developers have released a Dropbox APK that gives users and extra 23GB of space for 2 years – for free. While they didn’t explain what they did, we assume they extracted the […]

Hulu Plus app modified to support more Android devices
Just like the Netflix app when it was launched, the Hulu Plus app on Android on supported a few devices at first, and only slowly added support for more devices over time. Unfortunately the support is being added at a very slow rate, and the app won’t work on a lot of devices yet. Well, some people didn’t feel like waiting around for an official version of the app and […]

Xperia PLAY gets Ice Cream Sandwich
Xperia PLAY owners sure are in for a treat. After getting OnLive compatibility yesterday, it looks like they’re in for another treat soon. Some developers have managed to successfully port Ice Cream Sandwich over to the gaming handset. And just like most first version of custom ROMs – you can expect parts not to be working. But hey – having Ice Cream Sandwich is better than not having it at […]

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Galaxy Tab 8.9 unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on the way
Samsung has previously confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich will be arriving on its Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets sometime in 2012. However it looks like the hardworking folks over at XDA-developers might just beat the Korean manufacturer to the punch: a group of developers have managed to successfully port Android 4.0.3 over to the 8.9″ Galaxy Tab.

Motorola DROID gets Ice Cream Sandwich
While official support for the original Motorola DROID ended a long time ago, the folks over at XDA-developers still refuse to let the phone die and for a good reason too. After working hard on it, a developer has managed to successfully create a working Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM for the Motorola DROID. While it is a “pre-pre-alpha” build, which means you won’t be able to use it as […]

Samsung Galaxy S Ice Cream Sandwich ROM hits release candidate
While Samsung has chosen not to officially support the original Galaxy S when it comes to dishing out Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the folks over at XDA-developers aren’t giving up hope and are hard at work doing it themselves. They’ve finally come up with the first release candidate version of the Samsung Galaxy S Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.

Motorola XOOM gets Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially
The Motorola XOOM is the first tablet to get Android Honeycomb, and it looks like it will be one of the first tablets to get Ice Cream Sandwich as well. The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to come up with an almost fully working version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola XOOM, and according to reports online it’s working pretty well. There are minor quirks like Netflix, the […]

HTC Desire running Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
Great news HTC Desire owners – it looks like you’ll soon be able to enjoy the all the goodness of the latest version of Android on your aging handset. Developers have been working on an Ice Cream Sandwich port for the phone and it looks like they’ve had a breakthrough recently. The folks over at XDA-developers have announced the beta release of the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the phone […]

HTC Puccini ROM leaked
HTC Flyers and developers, are you looking forward to seeing what the HTC Puccini will be bringing to the table? If you are the good news is that a leak for the HTC Puccini ROM has been discovered by an XDA forum member, ikingblack.

Froyo for Samsung Continuum leaks
Remember the other Galaxy S phone that was released on Verizon? No not the Fascinate, the other one. The special variant that was released with an extra tiny display under the main screen? In case you haven’t gotten the answer yet – it’s the Continuum we’re talking about. While just when we thought Samsung/Verizon has forgotten about it, a very special update for the phone has managed to leak onto […]

HTC EVO 3D torn apart on video
Ever wanted to know what goes into your HTC EVO 3D Android device to create the eye-popping glasses-free 3D effects? Want to find out? Two guys from XDA-developers decided to give the HTC EVO 3D a customary teardown to see what makes it tick (surprisingly they managed to get it done before the folks at iFixit). Inside they found nothing out of the ordinary – apart from all the dual-stereoscopic […]

Windows Phone 7 Mango ROM leaked but not for phones
If you can’t wait to get your hands on the upcoming version of Windows Phone 7, Mango on your WP7 device, we can’t help you there. But for those of you who don’t mind just trying out an emulation of the operating system on your computer, good news. The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to extract the Windows Phone 7.1 Build 7629 Mango ROM from the SDK emulator image. […]

Unlock your Galaxy S II with an app from the Android Market
Tired of having to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II to arrive on our shores? Well, it looks like you won’t have to anymore. Thanks to the folks at XDA-developers, they’ve managed to come up with the Galaxy S II SIM Unlocker that can let you free your phone from its carrier-locked state to allow you to use any SIM card you want in the phone. This means you […]

Netflix works on your HTC ThunderBolt running Gingerbread
When Netflix for Android was first launched it was only supported on 5 phones – which meant a lot of Android users were left out of the picture. But the Android community made short work of the app’s protection and found a way to make it work on unsupported phones. First, on rooted devices and then even on non-rooted devices. But it still didn’t work on some phones i.e. the HTC […]

Modified Netflix APK works without rooting your phone
Now we all know that Netflix for Android was launched only for a handful of devices and chances are, your phone isn’t one of the supported phones. Well, a workaround was discovered that enabled rooted devices to trick the app into thinking that it was running on a supported phone. Again, not many people have rooted phones and for those who don’t – not everybody is daring enough to hack […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 runs Honeycomb
Remember back in the days when Sony Ericsson mentioned that due to hardware limitations, the Xperia X10 won’t be upgraded past Android 2.1? Well ever since they announced that the phone will be getting Gingerbread, people have realized that hardware limitations were all a sham. The folks over at XDA-developers managed to port Android 3.0, Honeycomb, onto the smartphone without much hassle.Even though it is Honeycomb that was obtained from […]

Motorola Atrix 4G receives unofficial upload speed boost
Remember the whole controversy about AT&T capping upload speeds on their 4G phones? Well, AT&T mentioned that they were testing and preparing the network before releasing the update to 4G phone users on their network. It’s been awhile now and we’ve still yet to hear about the fix from AT&T, and despite the fix that is supposed to be on the way, the folks over at XDA-developers didn’t sit around […]

Honeycomb theme for your Windows Mobile device
Usually we hear about other themes being ported over to Android devices (i.e. Windows Phone 7 etc), and rarely do we hear about it being brought over to other phones as a theme. Well the folks over at XDA-developers have come up with a Honeycomb theme to turn your Windows Mobile 6.5.x phone into an Android-looking phone. In addition to converting your homescreen, it replaces how your onscreen keyboard and […]

One more reason to root the NOOKcolor: Bluetooth
It’s really amazing to see what the folks over at XDA-developers can do with the NOOKcolor. After they managed to root it and install all sorts of custom apps and ROMs onto the device, it appears that they have enabled a new function on the device – Bluetooth support. With the use of the latest version of Cyanogen Mod, a custom ROM, they have managed to get Bluetooth enabled on […]