Decoding Serial Numbers Reveals 370,000 Nexus 4 Smartphones Sold

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Google and LG haven’t been particularly forthcoming when it comes to the sales figures for the Nexus 4 smartphone, but a little snooping around seems to reveal that somewhere in the neighborhood of 400k units have been shipped and sold. I’m sure that if they increased production, that number could be much larger given the current demand.

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Motorola RAZR Owners Upset, Wanting Unlock

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Motorola was not the first and it probably won’t be the last company that struggles with their customers over the issue. What seems to making users particularly angry with Motorola is that in early 2011 Motorola had promised to unlock the bootloaders of its smartphones and while it did unlock a few, a majority of Motorola phones remain locked.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

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Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon’s Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

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ASUS Transformer Prime: Locked Bootloader Causes Uproar

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The fine folks at XDA-Developers report that ASUS has chosen to lock a bootloader on its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is extremely sad news for all the tinkerers who were hoping to get Ice Cream Sandwich on this powerful tablet currently running a lightly customized stock ASUS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

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In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member’s semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.

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ChevronWP7 prevents Windows Phone 7 from re-locking after Zune sync

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Just as you can root your Android device and jailbreak your iPhone, you can also unlock your Windows Phone 7 device. However, every time that you sync it back up with Zune, you might find yourself with a locked device again. How can you get around this?

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Google Nexus S overclocked to 1.3GHz with Bionix NS1 ROM

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Maybe you’re one of the lucky folks who managed to snatch up a shiny new Google Nexus S (by Samsung) smartphone over the holidays. Maybe you’re loving that curvaceous display and the Gingerbread-flavored OS, but you want a little more. You want a speed boost. Well, you can now overclock the Nexus S, but it comes at a price.

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