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Superfine mod comes to Samsung Galaxy S III

We think that the Samsung Galaxy S III has a nice camera as it is with the 8-megapixel resolution and decent optics. However, that's not saying we would like to see better resolution and higher image quality for still shots and video. If you want more than the smartphone will offer by default, custom ROM developer hyperX has released a new mod for the smartphone that boosts video recording quality.

Galaxy Nexus CM9 add-on pack brings Galaxy S III goodies

We all know how it is. Six months after purchasing the be-all, end-all Android superphone, new models like the HTC One X and upcoming Galaxy S III are looking mighty tempting... but you're stuck in your two-year contract. What's a saddened Android modder to do? Well, if you're OK with having the look without the horsepower, then a team of XDA members is here to help. He's developed a flashable theme pack that will turn CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Nexus into a pretty good imitation of the GSIII.

S-Voice is back with other Galaxy S III goodies

If you were dazzled by Samsung's S-Voice from the Galaxy S III in the day or so before they blocked access to the operating servers... then you're probably easily impressed. But for the three of you who have Android 4.0 devices and really, really want a shameless Siri clone, "ithehappy" over at XDA has created a signed APK that fools said servers into thinking you're running the unreleased Galaxy S III without checking the standard build.prop value. Get after it!

AOKP Backup keeps your ROM settings safe

If you flash as many ROMs as we do, you know it's a pain to set up everything juuuust the way you like it. Apps like Titanium Backup can help, but these usually aren't meant for the ROM itself. If you're currently rocking Android Open Kang Project (like me!) you can now save a little extra time when switching to a new device or flashing a "clean" ROM. It's not a Nandroid, it simply backs up the settings in the custom AOKP menu.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 rooted

Ah, root. It's a sort of coming-of-age test for an Android device, in that brief (and sometimes nonexistent) gap between a phone's retail release and the point at which the modder community beats it into software submission. The time has come for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the mild refresh to one of the most successful 10-inch Android tablets out there. Thanks to the folks at XDA, you can now get both root permissions and a custom recovery on your shiny new tablet.

AROMA manages file system in recovery mode

On Android, file managers are a dime a dozen - in fact, considering that most of them are free, they're considerably cheaper than that. But how about when you enter your custom recovery for a little ROM flashing action, and you've forgotten where your file os, or you're using the wrong SD card, et cetera? AROMA File Manager is here to help.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 source code posted

If you got your hands on a sweet $250 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, it's time to start diving into that code. Samsung has just posted the open source code not only for the 7-inch model of the Galaxy Tab 2, but the delayed 10-inch version as well. Of course having the source code will help modders to alter the existing software, but it will also allow them to easily get custom ROMs running on the Android tablets. And we love us some custom ROMs. You can download the source code files here.

KegDroid dispenses beer via NFC tags

Why would you combine an Android tablet, an Arduino board, a keg of beer and a tap? If you asked Google employee Paul Cariff, he'd probably retort with, "Why not?" His latest masterpiece, the KegDroid, uses a Motorola XOOM connected with a tiny electronic controller to both secure and properly dispense what made Milwaukee famous. Naturally, it's all encased in a display that shows off everyone's favorite little green robot.
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