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How to Update Motorola Xoom to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 24, 2012

Motorola has started pushing official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to users of the Motorola Xoom WiFi in the United States.  That surely elated a lot of U.S. users of the Motorola Xoom WiFi.  If you’re living in the U.S. and you own a WiFi-only version of the Xoom, you may want to check manually for the update.  If it’s not yet available, you can wait a bit because Motorola is rolling out the update in phases.

But, what can you do if you own a Xoom WiFi but don’t live in the U.S.?  Or, what can you do if you can’t wait for the official update to arrive?  There’s a way for you to load Android 4.0.3 on your Xoom WiFi by flashing [...]

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How to Install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC Desire S

by: Ken EastJanuary 23, 2012

Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is still hot and many are still waiting for this operating system to fill their phones and tablets to add more excitement and thrill to their devices. One device that is still ICS-hollow and eager for some filling is the HTC Desire S.

Unfortunately for this phone, the official ICS update is still nowhere in sight, and there are still no clues on when it will arrive–if at all.

But, thanks to programmers at XDA Developers, a beta version (BETA8R4a) of ICS for the HTC Desire S is now available  and users can finally get a taste of the latest ICS firmware. Read on to know how to install the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 in [...]

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How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.3 ICS XXKP8 Firmware

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 23, 2012

Firmware is practically raining from the sky! After XXKP1 for Android 4.0 and XXKP2 for Android 4.0.1 were released, an all-new leak of Android 4.0.3 just recently hit the servers. Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users must be in heaven with this firmware, the XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3.

Bear in mind that firmware version XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3 is not officially from Samsung Electronics. As such, there is no ETA for when this update will be officially pushed through Samsung KIES. Because this is a leaked version, it will also need to be updated through Odin and not Samsung KIES.

For devices that are network-locked, users should be careful as there is no telling what [...]

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How to Update the Galaxy Note N7000 with Official Gingerbread XXLA3 Firmware

by: Ken EastJanuary 23, 2012

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for some tweaking on your Galaxy Note.  If your Galaxy Note N700 has not received some update loving for some time, you might want to load it up with the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware version XXLA3.

This firmware version may not be as exciting as Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s not such a horrible idea to update to this version if your Galaxy Note N700’s firmware has not been updated for a while.  You might want to try this Gingerbread update first before you head for Ice Cream Sandwich for your Galaxy Note.

This firmware update is “official” from Samsung, which should assure you that everything [...]

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How to Update Motorola Fire XT to Android 2.3.5 Firmware Version

by: Bern OliverJanuary 22, 2012
Aside from Defy, Motorola doesn't have any other good and competitive Android phones available on the market. This makes it nearly impossible for them to overcome Nokia, which is what Samsung and HTC have successfully done in the past few years. However, the Motorola Fire XT, a mid-ranged smartphone, is one of the major competitors of the Samsung Galaxy ACE. Since it is one of the best-selling phones in the market today, Motorola recently released an Android 2.3.5 update for users from different parts of the globe.
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How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC myTouch 4G Slide

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

Owners of the HTC myTouch 4G would have never seen this coming.  The device can now be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via a custom ROM called Pyr-o-Ice ICS version 0.9.0 beta.

Just as in every unofficial ICS ROM being released, expect to see bugs and issues that may surface on your device. Most of the device core features are still intact, so you don’t have to worry. However, there are certain features that still need some constant tweaking. Most everything else works, except a handful of features including Wi-Fi calling, MMS sending, wired headset buttons (when calling), accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and full Facebook sync.

Pyr-o-Ice is still [...]

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How to Unbrick Your Amazon Kindle Fire

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

In many cases, a failed installation of a custom ROM often results in a soft-bricked device. With so many tutorials promising safe procedures for upgrading your device, there’s some chance that you could end up scratching your head thinking about what could possibly have gone wrong.

With over a million devices already sold, the Amazon Kindle Fire is certainly the best Android tablet around town. Featuring a decent dual-core 1 GHz processor and an entertaining 7-inch IPS display, the Kindle Fire is no ordinary device to mess around with.  Flashing custom ROMs and over-the-air (OTA) updates are just some of the few reasons that could likely brick your precious device [...]

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How to Upgrade Your Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP2 Firmware

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 won’t be left far behind as the device is catching up with the latest version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware known as the XXLP2 upgrade.

This said firmware carries several performance improvements over those provided by the earlier firmware versions XXKP8 and XXKPA.

In this article, you will find the steps for updating your Galaxy S2 firmware to Android 4.0.3 build XXLP2.  This guide will work only on handset model GT-I9100 and not on other models such as the GT-I9100G.  To check whether you’re using handset model GT-I9100, dial *#1234# on your phone and check the handset information.

Requirements [...]
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How to Install Android 4.0.3 ICS RC3.1 on the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

Happy owners of the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 will have more reasons to celebrate as an all-new RC version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 has finally arrived. Also known as RC3.1 ICS Android 4.0.3, the upgrade promises new exciting features and bug fixes for the previous RC version.

Featuring a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen together with a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor and 512 MB RAM, the Galaxy S makes running Ice Cream Sandwich a worthwhile experience.  The RC3.1 firmware build is still at its beta stage and is not completely stable yet, although all the core features of ICS are intact and you would rarely encounter any force [...]

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How to Restore your DROID RAZR with One-Click, Keeping Root

by: AlexanderJanuary 20, 2012

Aren’t the group of developers at XDA awesome? I mean they bring us ICS before the manufacturers, they bring us faster and battery efficient ROM’s along with awesome root tools like this one. XDA member globed has just released a One-click tool for the Droid Razr. The tool does two important things — It restores the device in the event of a soft brick, which is definitely a handy thing to have in the event of a flash gone bad. & It retains root after therestore — again a very handy thing to have around. It can be frustrating torestore a device and realize that you no longer have root. So definitely a useful tool to have.

This tool has been developed for the [...]

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