The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...
Comprehensive Guide Helps You Get Started with CyanogenMod Theme Development
The one feature that is synonymous with Android is customization. This can range across a wide number of topics, but theming and visual customization take center stage. CyanogenMod harnessed this need for visual customization with their modified version of the T-Mobile Theme Engine, which allows users to download and install system-wide themes as well as develop their own themes. For those undertaking theme development, CyanogenMod has produced a theme template on which you can base your theme. But for those of us who aren’t very code-savvy, this can prove to be an uphill task. To address this issue, XDA Recognized Contributor EnricoD has written up a comprehensive guide which walks you through the steps required to get started with theme development. It begins with setting up Eclipse, the Android SDK, Android Developer Tools, and a bunch of other stuff you’ll need, and also shows you how to import the CyanogenMod theme template, edit the Android Manifest, run the theme on a device, fix any errors that you may come across, and theme some basic Android elements. Head over to the CM Theme development guide thread to get started with theme development. The guide covers instructions for Windows as well as Linux users, and also has a number of contingency scenarios in case things don’t go as planned.
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From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal's front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following the news cycle isn't your full-time job. However, the tech world is vast, and the information must flow. With this in mind, please...