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HTC Encodes Framework Images With Proprietary Algorithm

Sense 3.5 introduced a new problem for themers, and it has continued with newer versions of the software. Most of the framework images are not a simple JPG or PNG, like other devices. They are encoded with an unknown and proprietary algorithm, so no developers can modify them. Developers have been working for months to figure it out, but there has… Read more

Nexus Q Backordered After One Day, Ships In 2-3 Weeks

It was just yesterday that the Nexus Q had been in stock and shipping in 3-5 days. And a mere day later, it’s backordered and expected to ship in 2-3 weeks. I wonder what happened. Did it sell out to all those hackers wanting their own custom media device? Is it a problem on Google’s end? It’s hard to believe the $300 Q sold out in a day, but it’s not… Read more

Root: How To Remove “Earphones Connected” Notification On Verizon Galaxy S III

For those of you who didn’t know, whenever you plug headphones into the Verizon Galaxy S III, you get what you see in the screenshot. A giant notification saying “Earphones connected to the device” and a seemingly random list of apps that are earphone compatible. From the screenshot, it seems to work really badly. Google Talk is in there… doesn’t seem… Read more

Root: How To Enable Tegra 3 Graphics In Dead Trigger On Any Device

Love Dead Trigger? I do. It’s a fantastic game with graphics that look like they’re straight from a console. But you don’t have a Tegra 3 device, do you? You’re left envying Tegra 3 owners, not because they have better devices (the Tegra 3 isn’t the best), but because they get such amazing game support. Why do they get better graphics in Dead Trigger… Read more

Google Play Movies Embracing Rooted Users, Allows Playback

Apparently, Google Play Movies has been allowing rooted users to play movies on their devices since Google I/O. If you are not aware, neither movies nor books worked on rooted devices previously. I don’t know what Google has done to get rid of the risk of people stealing the movies (I hope it’s not a bad form of DRM, though some minor DRM would be fine… Read more

WiFi Hotspot and Tethering Hack Out for HTC EVO 4G LTE

The ability for a rooted HTC EVO 4G LTE to be used as a WiFi hotspot without being charged by Sprint is something its been able to do basically since it’s been rooted.  If your EVO LTE is rooted, you can just download Wifi Tether for Root Users from the Google Play Store and your set as long as you use the Generic ICS Device-Profile.  However,… Read more