Get Free, Unlimited Internet Tethering On Verizon Or AT&T Moto X

The Moto X is undoubtedly one of the hottest smartphones on the market right now, and despite efforts by Motorola and mobile carriers to lock it down, it has been rooted by the ever-talented Android hacker Justin Case. Another restriction that many carriers put upon smartphones these days is an extra charge for data tethering, even if you are already paying for an unlimited data plan. This is seen by many as an unfair practice, since it should be up to the user to decide how they want to use the data that they have paid for. That's why we always see efforts by the third-party Android community members to override these tethering restrictions, enabling users to tether their data to their computers without having to worry about paying an extra charge for that. If you have a Moto X on Verizon or AT&T and have rooted the device, you can also enjoy free, unlimited data tethering on your phone right away, thanks to XDA-Developers Senior Member amoamare. For more information and the complete guide, read on after the jump. Read More

How To Install & Run Facebook Home On Unsupported Android Devices

As announced at Facebook's "New Home on Android" event, and a few days after its APK was leaked to the interwebs, Facebook Home was released to the Play Store today, but only in the US, and that too for a limited number of devices, namely HTC One X, One X+, One, Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4. Where Facebook might be justified in localizing their product, we're sure there are countless users pouting in disappointment at having such a major release kept out of reach, and that too without an ETA on support for other regions and devices. Now, if you're a resident of the US and happen to own one of these devices (two of which are yet to hit the shelves), you needn't read on. If you own a supported device, but are in an unsupported region, you should only need to sideload the APK of the final release. If, however, you don't fulfill any of these requirements, as should be the case with quite a majority of Android-toting Facebook users around the world, join us past the break for a step-by-step guide on making your device Facebook Home-compatible! Read More

How To Hide Newsstand & Other Stock iOS App Icons Without Jailbreak

For a while now, users have been complaining that Apple has keeps increasing the amount of useless apps in iOS with each new update. There is quite a valid argument that as apps like Stocks are targeted at a very narrow range of audience, Apple should allow users to delete them at will. Unfortunately, that is not the case for now, and unless you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you will have to learn to live with these excess icons. This issue was further aggravated when Newsstand was announced with iOS 5, and people learnt that its icon cannot be hidden away in a folder. The jailbreak community was quick to come up with a boatload of tweaks to counter this problem, and some desktop-oriented solutions have appeared for non-jailbroken devices as well. With so much focus on Newsstand, you might have forgotten that your SpringBoard has a few other barely-used tenants. It’s a good thing that the developers behind Rag3Hack took note of the issue. Thanks to this web-based hack, it is now possible to hide any iOS system app icon without jailbreak. What’s even better is that, as the hack works completely through Safari, you don’t have to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer. Read More

How To Bring Back Windows Phone Marketplace In Zune [Hack]

A few days back, Microsoft announced two major changes regarding WP7 - app support for pre-Mango versions of Windows Phone 7 was finally dropped (which shouldn’t be much of an issue, given the fact that no existing WP7 device is incompatible with Mango), and rather surprisingly, the guys over in Redmond killed the Windows Phone Marketplace in Zune. This may be to counter cracking of apps, or maybe the Zune Marketplace was just thought to be extraneous after the web Marketplace became active. Whatever the reason behind this move may be, apparently, it isn’t too difficult to get the Zune Marketplace back. Anyone can do this, even those who don’t have a developer unlocked device. In fact, to follow the method to hack the WP7 Marketplace back to Zune, you won’t even need to touch your phone, as everything will be done on PC. Read More

Add Or Remove Any Folder To PATH Variable Using Windows Context Menu

How many times have you needed to add the path of some folder to the PATH Windows environment variable? Ever wished you could just right-click a folder and have the option in the context menu to add it to the PATH variable? How about the added capability of removing PATH variable entries the exact same way? Today is your lucky day. Read on and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Read More

Install Bravia Reality Engine Of HTC HD2 [Guide] [Android]

Android is the fastest growing Smartphone OS throughout the world. The main reason behind this Android boom is perhaps its universal adaptability and a structure that is customizable to core. Recently Sony Ericsson, one of the key Android phone manufacturer, introduced Bravia Reality Engine in select devices. This engine is basically a display management functionality that comes integrated with contrast enhancement, re-coloring and other display tweaks. The main motive behind Bravia Engine is to get a closer-to-life [reality] display on your mobile’s screen. Although Bravia Engine comes packaged in newer Xperia line, but the development community has managed to port it to older Xperia devices as well.

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Should I Change My Password Checks If You’re A Victim Of Mass Hacking

Somewhere between weak passwords and sites that don’t pay as much attention to their security as they should; there exists a window of opportunity for hackers to gain access to your email ID and passwords. The more ‘in-your-face’ hackers like to take the information they’ve stolen and make it public. That means somewhere out there, there is a virtual wall of shame with an email ID and perhaps a weak password that might belong to you. Should I Change My Password is a free web service that lets you check if your email was one among other victims of mass hacking. It runs your email through its database to see if it is among the scores of email IDs and passwords openly published by hackers and lets you know if it’s time for a change. Read More

Make Windows Phone 7 Faster By Enabling Instant Resume [Hack]

Windows Phone 7 is a pretty competitive platform when it comes to speed. You can load a multitude of apps and still keep rolling without any significant performance degradation. But imagine this. You are playing a game on your WP7 device and all at once press the Home button to navigate to some other app or even text messages. When you come back to your game, it will take a while to reload it all over again. This is because of a feature in WP7 known as dehydration. Dehydration provides a buffer time when coming back to a running app from someplace else in the OS. This cushions the kernel for a while and allows it to resume the paused functionality at a leisurely pace. If you are following this train of thought, then you might already have guessed what’s coming next. Read More

Use Google Maps Navigation For Android In Unsupported Countries

The official Android client of Google's official navigation app is quite a remarkable app that can help you reach your destinations with ease, without having to rely on paper maps, or needing to ask others routes to your required places. The pity, however, is that the Google Maps Navigation service is currently not accessible in every part of the world. The first time Google Maps for Android was hacked to allow the use of Navigation in unsupported countries, Google released an update for the app that mended the exploited loophole. But that didn’t stop XDA-Developers member Brut.all from continuing to release Navigation unlock mods for the app. Currently, a group of Chinese hackers/power users are releasing Brut.all’s mod for every Google Maps update that comes along.  If you live in or are visiting a country that is not supported by Google Maps Navigation, join us after the break for a step-by-step guide to installing the Google Maps ownhere mod for the latest version of the app (version 5.6.0, as of this writing). Read More

How To Make Netflix App Work On Your Unsupported Rooted Android Device

The list of good reasons to get root access on your Android device gets longer. If you’re a big movie or TV show buff, being unable to run the freshly released Netflix app on your unsupported Android device might be killing you right now. We understand your pain and would like to share with you a quick and simple trick that’ll fool Netflix into thinking your device is one of the five currently supported. The method involves altering your phone’s model name from within the build.prop system file and thus, requires root access. Read More

Enable Landscape View In TouchWiz Launcher For Android Gingerbread

TouchWiz is Samsung’s proprietary UI for it’s Android devices and from being developed for the Samsung Galaxy S Series devices, it has now moved onto the Galaxy S II as well. Those of you running the TouchWiz launcher on their current Android devices would know how the launcher is pretty lacking in features and eye candy. XDA-Developers forum member pawitp has released a mod for Gingerbread based deodexed ROMs that fixes just about all that and as the title suggests, you get more then just a landscape view. Read on for the features and installation of this mod on your device. Read More

Fix Auto Rotation on Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Are you annoyed with the auto-rotation sensitivity of your Samsung Galaxy S I9000? Do you wish it would be a little less sensitive so that it wouldn’t rotate while you are picking your phone up from the desk, or while you just tilt it for one moment while using it? If your phone is running Froyo or later, there is a quick fix for this annoyance that you can now use to make your life a little bit easier! Read More

How To Remove Android Lock Screen Clock

While the lock screen clock on Android devices is quite useful when you just need to take a quick glance at your phone to check the time without having to unlock it first, it can look ugly if you are using a live wallpaper clock, as it will then display the lock screen clock over the live wallpaper clock. If you want to get rid of the lock screen clock, you can do so with this simple hack. Read More

[Hack] Turn Your Windows Phone 7 Device Into A USB Drive

With every passing day, the hacking and development community for almost any device, platform or technology seems to be getting smarter. We have been witnessing the same for iOS, for Android, for gaming consoles, and now, it’s merely two weeks since Windows Phone 7 came to be, and already the hacker community is high on its toes trying to unleash the true potential of Microsoft’s newest mobile phone OS. Among these tricks and hacks comes the one to connect your WP7 device with your PC as a USB flash drive. Read More

Yet Another Baseband 05.12.01 Loophole!

Seems like iPhone/iPod Touch baseband 05.12.01 season is in full swing. Only yesterday we had told you about @geohot’s discovery of another working exploit for the latest baseband offering from apple. Feb. 21, it seems @musclenerd, a highly respected dev-team member, has also rediscovered another of the old, long lost loopholes in Apple’s masterpiece. Read More

Crack 7zip Password Protected Archive [Hack]

7zip is the most recommended way of compressing the files into an archive. It is an opensource tool which allows quick compression and extraction of 7zip, Gzip, Zip, Rar, and other archives. Most users tend to lock the 7zip file with a password but hackers can still extract the archive by bypassing the password. Let me explain how. Read More

Remove Useless Items From Right-Click Context Menu By Hacking Registry

Have you ever noticed that some applications like Antivirus software, WinZip, SmartFTP, and others, add some items to the context menu when you right-click on a file or folder? Apart from Windows Vista, these software install shell extensions to add applications in the right-click context menu. If you delete the appropriate shell extension in the registry, you won't get these additional menu items. Read More

How To Remove Nvidia Control Panel From Desktop Right Click Context Menu

Note: This post is for those who have Nvidia graphic card installed on their computer.

The "NVIDIA Control Panel" can be directly accessed from Start menu or Start Search menu in Windows Vista, generally its not used much often and doesn't;t require a separate item in the desktop context menu. If it annoys you then you probably didn't realize that it's easy to remove. For those who doesn’t know what we're talking about, see the screenshot after the jump, here's the menu item we're looking to remove.

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