Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Beginner’s Guide to Hex Editing–Game Save Modding and Programming
The modification, customization, and tweaking of Android lends itself to an incredibly broad set of methods. General programming, video game modding, and hex editing all have alternate homes, as many of their concepts can be reused on Android. As an example, you can’t learn how to compile CyanogenMod without learning what code modules are. Similarly, you can’t learn object oriented C++ without learning what API’s are and how they’re used across all platforms. It’s all interconnected—like a M. Night Shyamalan movie.
Bad reference aside, if a user is planning on learn how to mod Android, why not learn how to mod other things using similar techniques? XDA News Writer dbzfanatic has written one of the most comprehensive guides on all of XDA and covers a range of topics from modifying game saves on XBox 360’s to learning to hex edit all the way to the quintessential beginner’s guide on porting code.
The guide doesn’t focus around Android development, although many of the concepts and methods that are discussed and described can be extrapolated into the Android development environment so it’s worth it to check it out even if you’re not into programming or modifications in the traditional sense. However, if you are into programming and game modding, then this is an absolute must read for those who are just starting out. The width and breadth of the content is truly impressive.
For anyone interested in a crash course in the aforementioned topics, hit up the guide thread for a couple of pages of purely awesome content.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.