Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat 797 posts

The only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently using ZUK Z1. Likes shrimps and beer.

BadaDroid is Alive and Kicking! Android Marshmallow Available for Samsung GT-S8500 Wave

Android is a unique mobile OS, as it can be installed on various devices including phones, tablets, watches or even cars. It's one of the most flexible operating systems and due to its open-source nature, it's ported to even more devices. Most of OEMs decided to use it on the phones, but s particular Samsung created an own...

Bring Your ZenFone 2 Back to Life With xFSTK

It’s relatively easy to brick a device.The wrong fastboot command or kernel can lead to a serious soft brick, which can be hard to recover from. Luckily there are tools ready to bring most devices back to their electronic life. One of such tools is xFSTK, an Intel tool, which can help you out reviving ZenFone...

Bye, Bye Moto(rola)! Motorola Is Going to Be Phased Out

According to Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh, the Motorola name will fade from phones within the next few months. Lenovo, which is the owner of Motorola Mobility, will still use the Moto brand for its high-end phones and homegrown Vibe for cheaper headsets. Motorola was one of the most important brands in cellular telephones' history....

OnePlus One – A Redefinition of the Developer-Friendly Device

Back in 2013, when OnePlus announced the One model, many of us knew almost nothing about this company. We simply heard of a no-name from China with promises of making a “flagship killer”, which was alleged to be competitive against powerful devices made by Samsung, LG and Sony. This sounded ridiculous, but when the One model...

Xposed Framework Makes Its Way To Samsung’s Marshmallow

A few days ago, Samsung officially released a Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6... well, kind of. It’s still in beta, but developers are already working hard to bring their greatest projects up-to-date. Yesterday we learned that XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has updated his great CF-Root. Samsung users may feel happy as yet another project...

Samsung Launching Marshmallow Beta Testing Program in UK & South Korea

Samsung does a lot of things to be considered as an innovative OEM. The Koreans invest a lot of resources to provide the best design their devices had in recent years. They also focus on safety and overall performance of their devices. According to reports, Samsung is looking to make the best software too, as the...

Galaxy S7 Plus Renders Surface, Show no MicroSD Nor USB Type-C Port

Every Samsung Galaxy S' premiere is a milestone to every Android user. Most smartphones from this series are widely regarded as some of the best Android devices available. We don't have to mention that Samsung sells millions of units yearly, everyone knows. A next bad boy, the Samsung Galaxy S7, is expected to be announced not...

Mozilla Discontinues Firefox OS for Smartphones

Mozilla's Firefox OS never made an impact on the smartphone industry. We have seen some attempts to bring that OS onto some popular devices -- with little luck. Mozilla announced today that they will stop developing Firefox OS for smartphones and selling phones with this operating system as reported by TechCrunch. It's a shame to see it go,...

Sony Publishes UART Plans, Makes Kernel Development More Understandable

When you get a custom kernel to flash onto your device, in most cases you don't think about its development process. Developers often use some really complicated tools to make the device boot. Among them you can find Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters (UARTs) used mostly for debugging. One of our favorite OEMs decided to show us how everything...

WhatsGoingOn? – WhatsApp Bans WhatsBot in No Time

What does a big, rich company do when someone creates an interesting and nicely-written extension to their application? You might answer promote it, or at least let it exist. Not always. There are some brands that prefer foul play. One of them is well known and there is a big chance that you have it in your...

Wanam Xposed Pulled Out of Play Store

XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor wanam is a well known hacker of many Samsung devices, and he's a reputable developer has created numerous applications and kernels for Samsung phones since the Galaxy II days. Because of this, if you ever used a Samsung phone and love XDA, then you must have heard of Wanam Xposed. It's likely the...

Sony AOSP Recovery Program is Expanding!

Recovery is a vital part of the Android ecosystem, yet Sony smartphones are distributed without traditional /recovery partition. This is not convenient solution both for users and developers. To include some custom recovery like TWRP, PhilZ or ClockworkMod, ramdisk hacks are required. Despite this somehow weird strategy, we can't say a bad word about Sony as they...