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Xperia Sola mod allows Floating Touch throughout Entire UI


The Sony Xperia Sola has a pretty unique feature, it's called floating touch. What is that all about? Basically you can interact with the phone without having to touch the screen. This is a really cool idea, though Sony limited when and where the feature could actually be used. Luckily, XDA member neectron has found a way around the limitations, creating a new app that enables floating touch technology throughout the entire UI of the Xperia Sola. The new modification is easy to install, but you have to have the Xperia Sola for it to work.

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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855


This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn't get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root


It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It's worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It's just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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