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Geohot Successfully Roots Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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Yes. That same guy that went around hacking the PS3 and jailbreaking the iPhone has taken his skills over to the realm of Android and it looks like he has taken the newly released Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and rooted it.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Bootloader is Now Fully Unlocked

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Managed to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon only to find you are now stuck with a locked bootloader? The good news is that Adam Outler has now revealed how to unlock your Note 2 via XDA TV.

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Xperia Sola mod allows Floating Touch throughout Entire UI

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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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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Available at BestBuy for $499

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Like a previous ASUS model, this Eee Pad Transformer Prime will take an optional docking keyboard for another $150 that transforms your Android tablet in to a sort of Android netbook, with the keyboard also hiding an additional battery.

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Early Alpha ICS Type Port by ICX Appears for Xperia PLAY

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The ICX Development Team consists of members DooMLoRD, KeiranFTW, XperiaPlayer, Deanboro or DJ_Steve and including some others from the XDA Developers Community.

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Samsung Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab Not Getting ICS

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What is missing from this list are "older" Samsung devices, namely the original Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S; these are not getting Samsung-flavored ICS.

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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855

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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

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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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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

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It seems that a very early build of ICS running on Amazon's Kindle has now surfaced, thanks to the efforts of XDA developer g1011999 (or stevenlin here). While early and not fully functioning, it still shows very good progress already.

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New ROMs give most Android phones a taste of Gingerbread

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Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread is not yet officially available for devices, but a few ROMs have made their way onto the Internet to give you a sneak preview. You'll need to have a rooted phone, but these ROMs quite literally give your Android phone a "taste" of the Gingerbread yet to come.

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T-Mobile G2 overclocked to 1.9GHz

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The T-Mobile G2, which is basically the same as the HTC Desire Z, has been permanently rooted and this is opening all sorts of possibilities.

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