Kindle Fire with Jelly Bean

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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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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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.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 video

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 produc...

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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 t...

xda Android-hacker-toolkit

With over 4.5 million registered users, the XDA-Developers community has established itself as one of the strongest and most connected Android hacking online “groups”. And what better way... to grow and expand than by helping other, more inexperienced users gain access to this wonderful developing world?

That’s probably exactly what Jason Tyler and Will Verduzco asked themselves w...

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Droid-Life

On Monday, we reported that a leaked Samsung Galaxy S3 ROM became available for download for all, packed with all the goodness of the smartphone’s great features. Not surprisingly,... the full Galaxy S3 ROM came from XDA, everybody’s go-to site for all things amazing.

As soon as the S3 ROM became available online, one of its key features, the S Voice app, became available...

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There isn’t much difference between the Motorola Droid Razr and the Motorola Razr MAXX, although we can say that the latter’s battery performance is ten times better than its younger Razr counterpart. If however, you have the old Motorola Droid Razr but want to get the battery life of the MAXX, you can now do so by taking the battery and the battery door from the Droid Razr MAXX and replace that of the Droid Razr. This has been successfully done by Wardo5757, who is an XDA Senior Member. Now isn’t that enough assurance that he knows exactly what he’s doing?