XDA senior member pokey9000 has released custom bootloader named FireFireFire for Kindle Fire, which includes more enhanced functionality as compare to the original Kindle Fire bootloader.
About two weeks back Verizon dropped support for Google Wallet (mobile payment system) on Galaxy Nexus by saying that this feature requires hardware integration.
One of the XDA member has released the MIUI ROM for HTC Desire S which is the translated version of Chinese’s custom ROMs.
The first custom ROM VillainROM 1.0 for Samsung Galaxy S II is in the wild and available for download. According to the source:
Gingerbread build I9000XXJVK is leaked for Samsung’s Galaxy S series mobiles as its official release was rumored to be pending due to unknown reasons.
Lookout is a security app for Android, developed by XDA member Sonic Design which protects your Android handset from malware and viruses.
HTC Thunderbolt is one of the toughest known device to root but the XDA team member dbzfanatic brings up a utility Easyroot + S-Off that makes Thunderbolt root process quite easy.
The XDA member wrapkgb brings Honeycomb music player cloud sync to Android 2.3.3 devices (with any Android 2.3.3 ROM) which means the whole desktop music library is available on the Android handset for the owners.
In December 2010 HTC has released YouTube app for HTC WP7 devices but now the app is hacked and available for all Windows Phone 7 smart phones, in result of the efforts by Tom Hounsell the XDA team member.