Jimmy McGee · May 2, 2012 at 05:00 pm

How to Build an Android App Part 2: Writing a Root App – XDA TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns to give us Part Two of building an Android App. In this segment, Adam covers several topics to get you started developing a root-enabled app.

This video is part-instructional with step-by-step coverage, and part-informational with theory-of-operation being covered. This video is intended for use by n00bs to get them up to speed, Java developers who have never worked with Android, and those who are interested in learning to make a “root app.”

Instructional Contents:

  • Understanding Root
  • Making an Android button functional
  • Creating a method
  • Reusing/adapting a Java class in an android application
  • Using root functionality in an android to break the sandbox

Be sure to check out Part One of How to Build an Android App. Further information and references can be found in Adam’s article: Want to Learn How to Program for Android? Start Here.

[Warning: Please use the information in this video responsibly.]
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