This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...
MD5Sums Guide and How to
There are many developers here at XDA who are blessed with the gift of knowledge. However, not all of us are technically saavy and hence can easily get in trouble for lack of knowing things. This is particularly true for developers who are just beginning. How do you know that the files that you are downloading to help with your app are real? And even if they are real, how do you know that they haven’t been tampered? It is very easy to modify files to do all sorts of things (both good and bad), which is the more reason one has to be ready.
XDA member SpeakEZ just put out a guide which describes what MD5 Check Sums are, how they can be used, and more importantly, how to check them. This guide should help beginners and seniors alike in understanding the “mystery” behind check sums.
What is an MD5sum?
An MD5sum is a commonly used hash value that is created to verify the integrity of files. Here at XDA-developers, MD5sum values are provided by developers to allow users to verify that a file download is not corrupt or been altered.
This is a security feature that XDA users are provided with to verify the integrity of downloaded files for personal use.
DISCLAIMER!: PROCEED WITH CAUTION! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO DEVICES! YOU SHOULD NEVER USE/OPEN A DOWNLOADED FILE IF THE MD5SUMS DO NOT MATCH!!! USE/OPENING OF A CORRUPT FILE CAN LEAD TO DEVICE MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURE!!!
You can read the full guide in the original thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Last week, I wrote about the best apps to unleash the raw photographic power of your Lollipop smartphone. All four of those cameras generate lossless DNG images with pounds of potential for apps like Photoshop to unlock, but what if you’re looking to edit or view those pics on the go? QuickPic, Google Photos, and the other mainstays treat raw images like they don't exist. This rundown seeks to fill the void and give you full control over your precious pictures....
While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?