Listen, don’t cheat in your games. So don’t use the information you are about to learn to win by cheating. Winners never cheat, and cheaters never lose. But in a purely academic exercise, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how one would cheat at a game so that you can detect someone who is cheating and report them to the proper authorities.
In this video, Adam demonstrates two easy methods of hacking an Android App. He demonstrates this using his own app Spider Squisher Pro Extreme and Game Guardian. The methods covered are Input Tap Events and Memory . . . READ ON »
Earlier today, for one day only, Google opened up Glass Explorer Edition purchases to interested parties living in the US. Of course, you still have to plunk down $1500 in order to get your hands on this sleek piece of beta wearable tech. But for those looking to be on the bleeding edge, the investment is well worth it.
Back in December, Google Glass was updated to firmware version XE12. This brought many new features such as wink pics, Hangouts and YouTube Glassware, improved Play Music support, and improved Google Search cards. Now, Glass has received the long . . . READ ON »
You may recall that back in August of last year, we took a look at Air Swiper by XDA Senior Member helmanss. Air Swiper was rather innovative because it allowed users to control their devices by simply waving their hands. These gestures could then be used to do things like send text messages, unlock or lock your device, connect to wireless networks, and much more.
Now, helmanss has created another, somewhat related application called Smart Pocket Guard that also makes use of your device’s proximity sensor, albeit for a much different purpose. Rather than launching predefined tasks, Smart Pocket Guard . . . READ ON »
Earlier today, the Google ATAP team kicked off its first ever Project Ara Developers’ Conference. Although the conference and its first day of talks are still ongoing, we now have a clearer idea of what exactly will go into Project Ara thanks to several presentations by members of the Ara team.
After giving a brief overview of the Ara platform itself, head of the Project Ara team Paul Eremenko delved into the Ara program and a few of the innovations that have been created to allow for a more personalized experience keeping in line with the the Ara philosophy as a whole. . . . READ ON »
The Google Nexus 5 is regarded as having everything an Android user needs or wants: timely updates, fantastic specs, and a fabulous design. However, one could beg to differ by saying that it being a Nexus device means that it naturally would not have UI of other devices, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense. How sorely wrong they are.
As seen time and time again, if a Nexus device has its eyes set on something it likes, it’s going to have it, one way or another. The recent port of HTC’s Sense 6.0 to the Nexus 5 stands testament . . . READ ON »
In today’s modern world, your number gets in people’s hands, even if you are very careful. Well-meaning friends give your number to an insurance salesman. Or you ex can’t get over that fact that you left him or her and won’t stop calling. No matter how hard you try, eventually you are going to want to block a number from calling you.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that blocks phone numbers efficiently and easily. XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG created the Call Blocker Xposed Module. TK shows off the . . . READ ON »
You may recall that a little under a month ago, XDA Recognized Contributor and leaker extraordinaire LlabTooFer posted a tentative update schedule for current generation HTC devices. Last generation’s flagship HTC One (M7) was among the devices covered in the leaked documentation, and the device was slated to receive the Sense 6 goods some time between May and June.
Now, President of HTC America John Mackenzie has gone ahead and confirmed the rumor, stating that the update will arrive to consumer devices by the end of May. This confirmation comes courtesy of Jason’s Twitter account, which read:
Reminder that Sense
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There are more than a few excellent options in the custom recovery world nowadays. Although the most common aftermarket solution is still ClockworkMod Recovery and its ports after all these years, many are growing increasingly partial to TWRP’s blend of innovative features, fantastic UI, and overall user friendliness. Thus, it’s naturally quite a big deal when an official TWRP port hits a device.
You may recall that a few weeks ago, we added forums for the Oppo Find 7. Now, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has gone ahead and given it some official TWRP love. But before you go ahead . . . READ ON »
Many of Google’s expansions into new product segments have begun through corporate acquisitions. These acquired companies often serve as natural extensions to what Google already offers in a particular field such as the recent purchase of SlickLogin, which may signal that sound-based authentication is in the cards for a future version of Android. The same can be said for Google’s acquisitions of Green Throttle Games and AI startup DeepMind, as these will respectively bolster Google’s efforts in mobile gaming and Google Image Search.
Now, Google has agreed to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum. While . . . READ ON »
Notifications are handled through various methods on different platforms. Since the earliest Android versions, notifications have been available in the notification bar and sometimes as pop-ups. OEMs also implement different methods of showing them. For example, Motorola uses the Active Display on the Moto X, which basically replaces the notification LED.
Yesterday we talked about AcDisplay, which brings ActiveDisplay-like functionality to all KitKat-based devices. A similar concept was presented quite some time ago by XDA Senior Member TpmKranz as the NotifyMe! project. Now, a year after its initial release, XDA Senior Member anandbibek has taken over the project and . . . READ ON »
Google will be holding its first Project Ara Developers’ Conference this April 15-16 in Mountain View, CA. The conference will be live-streamed, and in-person attendance is limited. Guess who will have a representative at the conference?
While the Project Ara MDK .10 has been released and the conference schedule is online, what details the conference will bring is largely unknown. According to the schedule, we should see some very firm details about what the final product will look like, specifications for module development, the hardware and software stacks, and even licensing details. As I am sure everyone else is . . . READ ON »
You may recall that we’ve seen quite a few Android 4.4.3 test builds pop up recently. But now, at least according to US third-place carrier Sprint, it will finally begin rolling out some time today–at least for the Google Nexus 5.
The update was first spotted by XDA Forum Member GiantJay, who noticed a new build on Sprint’s support pages. Thus far, we don’t really know much about this new
KTU48F KTU84F build, other than its build number and what’s mentioned in Sprint’s online update documentation.
According to Sprint, the changes are as follows:
- Enable Sprint Spark
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You can now easily switch between Dalvik and ART if you’re experiencing ART-related bootloops! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement that the Xperia Z2 X-Reality Image Enhancer has been ported to all Xperia Devices and the story about what to do now that you have a Samsung Galaxy S5! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the exciting news coming out like the Nokia X camera being ported to Android 4.1+ devices and the . . . READ ON »