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Adam Outler’s new “jailbreak” bypasses recent Verizon security fix for Galaxy Note 2

by: Conan HughesJanuary 28, 2013
Even though Verizon rolled out a fix for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and rendered old rooting methods defunct, a new working "jailbreak" has been released.
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New mod transforms your LG Optimus G into a Nexus 4

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 15, 2013
Considering the LG Optimus G as an alternative to the Nexus 4, but just won't settle for anything less than stock Android? A new mod could be the solution to your problems, transforming the Optimus G into a Nexus 4.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 44 – Holiday Recap

by: Derek RossDecember 29, 2012

 

From all of us here at Android Authority, we hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Being the time of year that it is, we have just a short, roughly 30 minute show for you this week, covering a few top topics from the past few days.

On the Google Ecosystem front, Google Play released their top apps of 2012. According to Google, these apps really make Android shine. They are the best apps available for your favorite Android tablet or smartphone.  While some some launched this past year, others received updates offered great utility, beauty and accessibility. Next up is Google Music. Users are reporting that their explicit lyric song versions [...]

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Run stock Jelly Bean 4.2 on first generation Kindle Fire

by: Gary SimsDecember 18, 2012
A clever developer, who goes by the name of Hashcode, has released a stock Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean firmware for the original Amazon Kindle Fire. Using the new firmware users will be able to run exactly the same software that Google ships on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
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XDA developer patches Samsung Exynos chip vulnerability

by: Rob TriggsDecember 17, 2012
Following up from yesterday's Samsung security scare, XDA Developer Chainfire has created a fix for the root exploit affecting Exynos 4210- and 4412-based handsets. If you're running one of the afflicted devices then this is information you can't afford to miss.
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Galaxy S3 receives unofficial CM10.1 builds for T-Mobile and AT&T hansets

by: Rob TriggsDecember 14, 2012
XDA member itsmikeramsay has released unofficial CM10.1 ROMs for Galaxy S3 owners on T-Mobile and AT&T handsets. Whilst there are still some bugs to be worked out, it's a great start for users looking to run Android 4.2 on their S3.
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Verizon Galaxy Note 2 bootloader unlocked

by: Rob TriggsDecember 13, 2012
It never takes those guys over at XDA Developers long to break into anything it seems, and the Verizson’s Galaxy Note 2 is their latest success. With the bootloader unlocked the Note 2 is now open for more custom ROMs and modifications, so it will be interesting to see what the community decides to so with this technological behemoth.
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Sony named XDA’s OEM of the year, increased support for independent devs recognized

by: AdrianNovember 15, 2012
The playground is open. That’s just one of the slogans used by Google to illustrate how anyone can mold and modify Android to suit his or hers needs and desires, but unfortunately we’re still seeing numerous manufacturers closing the playground to custom ROM developers.
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Unlocked and loaded: ASUS releases Transformer Pad Infinity bootloader unlocking tool

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 27, 2012

Two months after the Transformer Pad 300 got its official bootloader unlocking tool, it’s now time for its big brother, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, to receive its passport to freedom.

The Transformer Pad Infinity is the flagship of ASUS’ 2012 lineup of Android slates, and for many, the best Android-based tablet available on the market right now. But the device arrived (like all of ASUS’s products) with a locked bootloader, which makes tweaking and development for the device difficult. Fortunately, ASUS is one of the Android OEMs that gives savvy users the opportunity to make the most out of their devices, by supplying a bootloader unlocking tool for its tablets. [...]

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AT&T, Rogers and Sprint versions of HTC One X get overclocked to 1.8 Ghz

by: LucianJuly 10, 2012

These days it seems like phones and other mobile devices based on the ARM architecture are getting dangerously close to the performance of desktop machines. There’s still a lot of difference in absolute raw performance, but the point is these devices are getting so fast, that most users won’t even notice any perceptible difference in performance when using the two types of devices.

This is helped by the fact that mobile apps are a lot leaner than their PC counterparts, so they load and work a lot faster (which, for example, is also why Windows 8 tablets based on Atom will still feel very slow with non-Metro [...]

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