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Android devices are some of the most popular gadgets around the world. The hottest one at the moment is Google’s latest release, the Google Nexus 4 made by LG. The Nexus 4 E960 is equipped with a great display, quad-core processor, the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and PhotoSphere. Affordable and sleek, the Nexus 4 is the perfect gift you can give yourself this yuletide season. The Nexus 4 has already gotten a lot of attention in the XDA Developers community. Developers have been happily creating ROMs and kernels to optimize the phone’s capabilities. Faux123, an XDA Developer member known…

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It’s been a year since the launch of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515. A lot of people were amazed by its 4G LTE capability and great performance. Of course, having an Android phone like the Galaxy Nexus would make you want to push it to the limits by flashing custom ROMs and kernels. Speaking of custom kernels, XDA Developers member tiny4579′s Tinykernel has just been released. A kernel acts as a bridge between the software and the hardware. Having the right kernel is very important if you want your device’s performance to be optimized. There are lots of different…

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Not everyone can bring home a Google Nexus 4 and have access to the latest custom ROMs and kernels in store for this wonderful device. One of the latest kernels to check out is the Matr1x 2.0, based on Google’s latest Jelly Bean operating system. Matr1x 2.0 is a custom kernel developed by XDA recognized developer mathkid95 who is also the dev behind the Matr1x custom kernel for the Google Nexus S. This time, the said dev is ready to mod another Nexus device with this new custom kernel. The recent build is still being updated by the developer and…

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With the number of new Android devices released in the market, many developers have found themselves tinkering with new and famous phones or tablets for its user base. Often times older devices are buried to technological oblivion but not the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In fact, there is a new custom kernel for the device dubbed as Yoda’s Kernel. It’s not something from Star Wars but it has exciting features worth checking out. XDA Developers member Ryrzy decided to direct development efforts to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the result? Yoda’s Kernel version 2.4. The kernel comes with custom boot animation,…

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a powerful tablet. This tablet carries a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, which make this tablet ideal for multitasking. Plus, with the addition of Project Butter in the coming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this tablet will be super fast. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the latest updates to arrive. For the meantime, how about flashing an overclocked kernel to make your tablet a bit faster? XDA Developers member brieuwers shares an overclocked kernel that will increase the clock speed from 1.4 GHz to 1.6 GHz on your Samsung Galaxy…

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Overclocking smartphones processors is not surprising. Usually, processors are overclocked from 500 MHz or more to increase the operating speed of your phone. But, for example, if you try to overclock a 1.2 GHz processor to 2.0 GHz, that’s a different story. If your phone is overclocked too much, it might become unstable and there might be higher risk of damage due to excessive overvoltage. On the other hand, if you successfully overclock your processor to 2.0 GHz, then the prize that awaits you is great. This is where the custom kernel called KangBang Kernel comes in. The kernel allows…

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is a fast phone with its 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 1 GB of RAM. You also get to enjoy its wide and vibrant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Imagine playing your high-definition games with this beast. Playing games like Riptide GP and Osmos HD is really smooth on the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the people at XDA don’t seem to be satisfied with its speed. XDA Developers member netarchy and a group of other developers have introduced the Ninphetamin3 kernel for your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. This kernel will overclock your phone’s processor…

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The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 YP-G70 (international variant) has recently become the talk of the development community. XDA developer rumirand has taken the development of the Galaxy Player 5.0 to the next level with his own customized kernel capable of boosting the multimedia device in terms of speed, performance, and stability. Simply known as rj’s custom kernel, the hack will definitely turn your Galaxy Player 5.0 into one epic powerhouse device. Numerous features have been added to the kernel, such as: Overclock to 1.2 GHz and undervolt capabilities (use SetCPU or another software for undervolting) ext4 support ClockWorkMod Recovery Custom…

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The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 is making a lot of commotion these days in the developer community. One of the latest development hacks for Samsung’s portable media player is Entropy512’s Daily Driver kernel by XDA Developers member Entropy512. Entropy’s Daily Driver kernel features a lot a lot of performance upgrades and contains a heavily modified version of ClockworkMod Recovery. Not only that, the said kernel also comes with an overclocking feature that allows you to push the boundaries of the Galaxy Player 5.0 up to the limits. Here is a complete list of features found in the kernel: coolbho3k’s Samsung…