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Asus Eee Pad Transformer is perhaps the most “wanted” Android tablet as retailers went out of stock within a week of initial launch. The credit for this massive demand for Eee Pad Transformer goes to an easy root with some awesome DIY docks and hacks that unleashed the true potential of this device.

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Chainfire3D, more commonly known as CF3D, is an intermediary OpenGL driver that lets you play Tegra Zone Games on non-Tegra2 CPU devices. This app actually manipulates the system by acting as a bridge between the apps on your phone / device and graphic drivers.

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In case you opted for an LG Optimus 2X or G2X, then there is some great news for you. Senior XDA member and Android developer LeJay has managed to mod the native camera to record 1080p at 30 FPS HD videos on these devices.

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Official Netflix app for Android was released couple of days back. It was disappointing to see that majority of Android devices aren’t compatible and initially this primary release is only “compatible” with HTC Incredible, Nexus One, EVO 4G, G2 and Nexus S.

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If you got your Samsung Galaxy S II with a SIM lock, meaning that your carrier barred your phone from using any other company’s SIM card, then there is some great news for you! There is now a free app available in Android Market that searches for your Samsung Galaxy S II’s SIM unlock code. Apart from this, the app can also find unfreeze code that might help if running SIM unlock code search feature lands your phone in an unresponsive state. Samsung Galaxy S II SIM unlock code finder is based on XDA developer Odia’s mode and has been compiled plus released in Market by Chainfire.

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Nexus S 4G is the hottest Android phone for folks on sprint and since bootloader has been unlocked with root, there is a raising demand of custom ROM, mods and hacks. Earlier I posted a complete guide on flashing / installing Android 2.3 Gingerbread based CyanogenMod 7.x on Nexus S 4G, and today it’s MIUI ROM that got ported. MIUI is also a custom Android firmware that was born in China, but overtook the whole modding community because of its great functionality and thoroughly optimized user experience.

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There is some great new for HTC Droid incredible users on Verizon looking to get rid of Data Cap or Data Throttling after utilizing the designated limit usage. wildstang83 from XDA developers has released Data Throttle Remover for Droid Incredible phones with root. Although hacking data throttling from different careers isn’t new, but this mod certainly is unique with a different version for major custom ROMs.

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Motorola Droid X2 for Verizon is undoubtedly a beast with 1.0 GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2 Processor. The screen of this beauty comes with qHD resolution along with 8 MP sensor for camera. And in case you have chosen this handset for the love of your Android desires, then there is more great news for you!

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There is some great news for all those on Sprint who opted to go for the all new Google Nexus S 4G. Android 2.3.x Gingerbread CyanogenMod 7.1 Custom ROM in shape of nightly builds is already available for users to flash and enjoy. For those of you who don’t know, CyanogenMod is a custom developed OS for Android phones that frees them from all kind of operator shackles while kicking out any branded bloatware / apps on board. CM builds are mostly out of the box AOSP Android source code with mods and hacks integrated to provide optimum user experience.

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Nowadays porting Android 3.x Honeycomb on different tablets is perhaps the hottest trend. This all started when Honeycomb made a hacked appearance on Barnes and Nobles Nook Color, and since then there is no stopping of this Honeycomb awesomeness being embraced by different tablets. Of course it took lots of hackery and some outstanding coding skills to make this happen and all credit for this goes to Android developers at different portals, forums and blogs. Most of these Honeycomb ports for different Android tablets have been consistently coming from XDA, and Toshiba Folio 100 isn’t an exception.

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In case you opted for Google Nexus S 4G on Sprint and were looking for root, then your wait is now over. For those who don’t know, Google Nexus S 4G is WiMax version of original Nexus S for Sprint customers and has, more or less, identical features and specifications. The credit for this guide goes to kpkimmel, Senior XDA developer and Android hacker, who claims this as a safe method and you can’t miss it if you follow rooting instructions to detail.

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Taking screenshots on Android phones and tablets has always been a pretty jumbled up issue. I do remember the time when taking a screenshot on my HTC Wildfire was actually real-time tinkering and hacking with my Wi-Fi network etc. However as development for Android gathers pace every day, there is now an app available that not only takes screenshots on your phone / tablet but also allows saving images in PNG or JPEG formats. The app under discussion is Screenshot ER for Android and according to its developer, ftgg99 from XDA, “ER is for emergency room, because it works where nothing else does”.

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