How To Change Themes And Colours On Windows Phone 7 To Give It A New Look

Bored of having the same old color scheme on you WP7 device? Need a fresh look for your phone? It is sometimes impossible to get a theme that exactly matches your taste and requirements. The color might be just a bit too bright or the contrast might not be right. What you need is a way to customize your themes, font colors and other settings to make the appearance of your WP7 exactly the way you want it to be. This sort of customization can get pretty complicated in WP7, so here is an easy-to-follow guide for accomplishing this modification of your theme colors. Read More

CyanogenMod 7.1 Android Gingerbread ROM For Galaxy Spica i5700 Available

Samsung Galaxy Spica is a flagship Android device from Samsung that simply refuses to go out dated or die it’s technological death. One good thing about Android is it’s massive and consistent development support and Samdroid never deserted Spica like XDA and other famous Android forums. As we all know that CyanogenMod 7.1 is now in a release candidate stature with official support and availability for select Android devices. Nebkat at Samdroid forums has done the awesome job of porting CyanogenMod 7.1 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Spica. So far 4 releases have been made available for general public consumption with each one carrying bug fixes and improved features based on rigorous testing and user feedback. This ROM can act as your Spica’s daily driver as there aren’t many bugs. Read More

Attach USB Host Dongle To Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [DIY]

In case you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and consider yourself a die hard DIY fan, then there is something interesting to try your hands on. Pokey9000, Senior XDA member and Android developer, is out with his Do It Yourself instructions to make a USB Host Dongle for Galaxy Tab 10.1. By integrating a USB Host Dongle to your Galaxy Tab 10.1, you will be able to connect USB flash drive to your tab and handle it’s data from your tablet. In order to deply this mod, you will need to have some knowledge of basic electronics like soldering and reading resistor values. Read More

Download Smooth Maximus ROM For Sidekick 4G [Stable And Smooth]

T-Mobile Samsung Sidekick 4G is mid-tier Android device that has been able to grab a massive fan base since it’s release. And it is also worth mentioning that this handset got root within hours of it’s release and the development community then took the task of making this phone more awesome with custom bacon like ROMs, Kernels and hacks that require root. There are many custom Android ROMs available for this handset, but Smooth Maximus ROM based on SK4G.KD1/SGS4G.UVKD1 is so far leading the contest with butter like smoothness and rock stability. Most system apps on this ROM are extracted from Samsung Galaxy S 4G with basic Honeycomb styling and theming.

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Use Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as Mass Storage Device [Guide]

If you are a user of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Android tablet, then chances are that you have already gone through exasperating moments trying to transfer files (be it documents, movies or anything at all) from your PC to your tablet. One of the major reasons people buy Android tablets rather than an iPad is the fact that you don't have to rely on a software like iTunes for file transfer if you have an Android device. So, it is a bit disappointing to see an Android tablet going the same way as the iPad in terms of convenience for users. The main issue arises because of the lack of any clear-cut way of mounting and using your device as mass storage. However your days of painstakingly looking for ways to get your files to your desired destination are now over. Using your Galaxy Tab as a mass storage device is easier than you might think at first, and just about anyone can do it even without extensive rooting knowledge or technical know-how. Read More

Overclock Infuse 4G To 1.5 GHz With Custom Kernel [Guide]

Samsung Infuse 4G is a high end Android device that boasts of 4.5 Inches AMOLED screen with Hummingbird gearing it up to 1.2 GHz. Although the processing speed is just enough for your everyday use, but hackers and developers at XDA can’t fight the urge to unleash the real potential in this beast. Senior Member Bedwa at XDA has released a modified version of Voodoo kernel version 7 that claims to overclock your Infuse 4G to a massive 1.5 GHz! According to the developer, the kernel contains frequency settings up to 1.6 GHz but 1.5 is the most stable with lesser chances of system crashes or associated glitches.

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CyanogenMod 7.1 RC Android Gingerbread ROM Available For Download

CyanogenMod is one of the most favored 3rd party Androuid custom firmware that allows users to optimize their experience on Android devices. The latest CyanogenMod Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread 7.1 is now in Release Candidate state which means that it’s no longer in experimental stage and is pretty stable. With this release, CyanogenMod team now officially supports Samsung Galaxy S, Captivate, Vibrant, LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile G2X, HTC Incredible S and CLIQ / CLIQ XT from Motorola.

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Install Android 2.2 Froyo On Samsung Wave S8500 BADA OS Smartphone

The Samsung Wave with it’s brilliant Super AMOLED screen amongst other hardware specs that are in par with most high end Android phones out there today, found itself held back due to the BADA OS. Now imagine the possibilities had this phone been running the Android OS. Did we say imagine? How about you find out for yourself, because developers at XDA-Developers have managed to port the Android 2.2 Froyo OS onto the Samsung Wave!

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Install Android Gingerbread EF02 Official Build On Epic 4G [Guide]

Samsung Epic 4G is a high end Android device that was able to capture a huge fan base in US. Although there are many who’d like waiting for official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread roll out for Epic 4G, but for those who can’t wait, there is a leaked Firmware EF02 build now available. The credit for this official Gingerbread leak for Samsung Epic 4G goes to Samsung Firmware. Samsung Firmware is known and pretty much trusted entity for releasing unreleased yet official Android firmware. Until now, most of their firmware releases were only for Asian / European Samsung Android device versions and we believe that this one is the first official US focused firmware build release. Read More

Download Leaked Gingerbread ROM For Samsung Fascinate

We don’t really know when Samsung Fascinate will receive it’s much awaited Gingerbread update officially, but if you have root, then you can easily get it up and running on your phone now. The credit for unearthing, testing and making this early leaked Gingerbread build flashable goes to P3Droid at My Droid World forums. Bugs are expected in this Gingerbread build for Samsung Fascinate but P3Droid, along with other Android developers and hackers, has optimized this build to work as your daily driver. Daily Driver means that all major features such as radio, Audio, Wi-Fi, Data, Camera etc. work perfectly fine without encountering force-closes or other glitches. Read More

Download Stable Fasty Android Froyo Custom ROM For Samsung Captivate

In case you were looking for a blazing fast and rock stable Android 2.2 Froyo ROM for Samsung Captivate, then Fasty custom ROM might be your first choice. Fasty comes from Senior XDA member LOSTLOGIC89 and is claimed to be optimized for a stable experience with extra tweaks to enhance battery life. The ROM is based on UCKB1 Modem and comes pre-rooted with busybox installed,  and is also zipaligned plus deodexed. Read More

Install GreenMods MIUI Custom ROM On Samsung Galaxy 3

Samsung Galaxy 3 is a mid-tier Android device that failed to gather many fans and users due to reasons unknown. However the Android hacker community is always active and they haven’t abandoned Galaxy 3 altogether. Some industrious hackers at XDA by the name of GreenMods have managed to port MIUI Android 2.3 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy 3. Unlike other initial custom ROM ports, more than 90 % of the phone functions OK after flashing the ROM with only MIUI Launcher and lockscreen not working. We believe that this issues will be resolved in future releases on this Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy 3.

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Root Samsung Sidekick 4G With SuperOneClick [Guide]

Samsung Sidekick 4G was rooted within 2 hours of it’s release. The initial rooting methods were pretty complex requiring you to have Android SDK installed along with ample command over ADB. However there is now a simpler method available that let’s you root your Sidekick 4G with a single click. The all time famous One Click Root application now works with Sidekick 4G and gives you root in matter of seconds.

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Manually Update Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Official Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Earlier today we covered Android 3.1 Honeycomb official OTA roll out for Samsung Galaxy Tab I/O Version. And just now we discovered that if you have missed your OTA notification for whatever reason, then you can get your tab updated to official Honeycomb 3.1 manually. The method is only recommended for folks having ample command over ADB because a recovery flash-able zip isn’t available as of now. This new OTA firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with some great improvements and new features. According to some users the scroll and tap smoothness has greatly increased. Read More

ROM Manager Now Available For Galaxy S II And Galaxy Tab 10.1

ROM Manager is a highly useful application for Android phones with root. Most of the Android users, who opt to root their handsets, always download and install ROM Manager because it provides them with ability to flash ClockworkMod Recovery easily along with options like Permissions Fixes, Reboot Into Recovery etc. ROM Manager also has inbuilt options to download latest CyanogenMod and other compatible Custom ROM Releases for different phones / tablets. The premium version of the app allows the users to download CM Nightlies and test them.

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Install CyanogenMod 7 Final Release On Samsung Nexus S

CyanogenMod 7 is one of the most popular Gingerbread based AOSP ROM for Android devices. Not too long back we received the CM7 RC4 for a lot of Android devices, including the Samsung Nexus S. Now we have confirmation of the Stable Release of CyanogenMod 7 for the Nexus S and handful of other devices! So for those of you, who were waiting for the final stable release, or those who were on the RC4 waiting for the final update, read on! Read More

How To Speed Up Impaled Hardware Keyboard On Samsung Epic 4G

XDA-Developers forum member theimpaler747 has just released a keyboard patch for the Samsung Epic 4G. If you’re a text-a-holic, you must have noticed the keyboard missing out some inputs as you speed up your typing. While a lot of custom ROMs have addressed this issue the problem has not been entirely corrected with people still complaining about the keyboard failing to register some inputs. Not anymore with theimpaler747’s patch. For more on this mod and how to get it on your Epic 4G, read on! Read More

Registry Editor And Near Root Access For Samsung Windows Phone 7 Devices

Owners of Samsung Windows Phone 7 devices are in for quite a treat. So far Windows Phone 7 devices have proved quite adamant in allowing us registry or root access. If your phone is developer unlocked, Heathcliff74 has put together an app called WP7 Root Tools which has hopefully sparked of the drive towards total root access on WP7 devices. WP7 Root Tool is so far the closest you can get to gaining root privileges on your device. For more on this awesome app, read on! Read More

Manually Install EC05 Froyo Update On Sprint Samsung Epic 4G

While the Froyo update for the Samsung Epic 4G is gradually ending up on the devices via OTA updates gradually, not everyone can make their peace with that, especially not when there is a manual method at hand. This has been made possible by Android Central forum member Paul627g who has not only released the flashable version of this update, but it even comes pre-rooted ridding you of the need to root your device if you were to wait for an OTA updare from Sprint! For more on the EC05 update and how to install it on your device, read on! Read More