Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Learn How to Decompile, Recompile, and Sign APKs
Whether you’re a themer, tweaker, or simply an end-user curious about the inner workings of Android; messing around with .apk files eventually becomes second nature. Unfortunately, the process of decompiling/recompiling and signing apps is sometimes a complicated task with certain apps.
Aimed at new tinkerers, XDA forum member Yorzua has created a handy guide that takes one such difficult application and explains how to perform all of the above. To make matters easier, Yorzua has even packaged up a .zip with everything you need to get started. In his own words:
Working around in some apk’s, I noticed that some apps are more tricky to work with.
I just added a complete KIT including all the tools in one folder.
No need anymore to use Openssl or change/move to another program.
Those wishing to dig a bit deeper into their .apk files should head over to the tutorial thread.
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TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...