· Oct 11, 2013 at 01:00 pm · 7 comments

Xposed Framework 2.3 Adds MIUI and x86 Support, S-Off for Verizon HTC One – XDA Developer TV

Now at version 2.3, the Xposed Framework note supports MIUI and x86 and has new features. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting on rumrunner S-Off being achieved on the Verizon HTC One and the announcement that LTE Nexus 7 4.3.1 JLS36I restore images are available. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer...

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· Oct 11, 2013 at 08:30 am · 2 comments

Q&A / Troubleshooting Threads for ROMS, Kernels, Projects

It's rather unfortunate, but we've all seen those overly cluttered "development" threads that end up more full of low level questions and user support than actual development work. In order to best combat this, various members of the Recognized Contributor and Recognized Developer groups have worked together to come up with a better way of doing things. Rather than housing support requests and actual development talk in the same thread,  it quickly became apparent that large projects need two separate...

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· Oct 11, 2013 at 03:30 am · 2 comments

Got Root? Verify with Simple Root Checker

OK, it can happen to the best of us. No, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about loosing root permissions. Sometimes it's because of an OTA, other times it comes from a borked flash, and other times yet, it's not even a lack of root access, but rather the lack of BusyBox. Whatever the cause, it is annoying not having a properly functioning (and updated) version of the the superuser binary, a controller app, and BusyBox. Luckily for new users...

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· Oct 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm · 2 comments

Beginner’s Guide to the Android Debug Bridge

Most of us here are already quite familiar with the ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Heck, I'd even wager that many of us use it on quite a regular basis---adb pushing and pulling files, adb rebooting, running shell commands, and so on. Most new users, however, have not had such exposure. And let's face it: For youngsters born after the emergence and popularization of the GUI, command line interfaces can be rather intimidating. So if you're a seasoned veteran who knows ADB like...

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· Oct 10, 2013 at 05:30 pm · 9 comments

Xposed Framework 2.3: New Features, MIUI and x86 Support

By now, you have undoubtedly already heard of Recognized Developer rovo89's powerful and versatile Xposed Framework (thread). In fact, chances are that you already have the framework installed, as well as a couple of modules. That's with good reason, as there aren't very many reasons why you wouldn't want to be running Xposed. Unfortunately, however, not everyone has hardware that is compatible with the framework. Some time ago, we wrote about how XDA Forum Member liudongmiao managed to backport the Xposed Framework to devices running Gingerbread....

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· Oct 10, 2013 at 01:00 pm · 2 comments

Comprehensive XThemeEngine Theme Creation Guide

The ability to make your mobile experience truly your own is what sets Android apart from other mobile OSes. This is why we flock to things like Themer, as well as other pre-made themes. Another avenue to take, however, is to get into the nitty gritty and do it all yourself. The XThemeEngine by XDA Senior Member ruqqq is a great delivery method for user-created themes. Similar to the TMobile Theme engine of yore, the engine allows you to install a theme apk...

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· Oct 10, 2013 at 08:30 am · 11 comments

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Odin and a PC.  TK just recently reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and it is the latest in Samsung’s phablet line. Many people say it’s a great device that is the current device to beat and is wonderful out of the box. But at XDA, we must root all the things. TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root...

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· Oct 10, 2013 at 03:30 am · 1 comment

Bring Back the HTC Teeter Experience with Labyrinth Pro

Not too long ago, we talked about a game that put a 3D spin on the traditional labyrinth-style game. Bringing much of the best of previous ball maze games, iCube offered new users a fresh take on the old classic. However, sometimes we want something a bit more simple---something a bit more similar to that old favorite Teeter. XDA Forum Member WoWGames created Labyrinth Pro to give users that classic Labyrinth experience. The game features a convincing physics engine, realistically designed balls,...

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· Oct 9, 2013 at 08:00 pm · 3 comments

Discover Places and People with Pickloc Geo Social Network

We humans are inherently social creatures. After all, even the most basement-dwelling of us still like to get out and interact with other beings from time to time. This need for community can even be seen in things so seemingly unrelated to community as the Waze GPS app, where drivers can interact with other Waze-enabled drivers closeby. I'd even wager to say that this community feeling is part of why Waze has its loyal following. What if you could get...

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· Oct 9, 2013 at 03:00 pm · 7 comments

Installing Ubuntu Touch on the 2012 Nexus 7 – XDA Developer TV

Last week, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan showed us how to work with developing an app in the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OS. Of course, developing an App for a device or operating system is always easier if you have a device to test it on. Luckily, Google released a new version of the Nexus 7, and the market is full of old Nexus 7s you can pick up for cheap. In this video, Jordan shows you how to install Ubuntu Touch on...

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· Oct 9, 2013 at 11:00 am · no comments

Focal Developer XpLoDWilD to Speak at Big Android BBQ 2013

So the 2013 iteration of the Big Android BBQ is fast approaching---in fact, in just over 24 hours. All sorts of excitement is bubbling, and with a full slate of talks and events it's sure to be an exciting time. XDA will be there yet again, and we're happy to announce that Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD will be speaking as well. If you aren't familiar with XpLoDWilD, one could say you have probably been living under a rock. His Focal application is one...

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· Oct 9, 2013 at 10:00 am · no comments

Test Your Geography Skills with Mapster

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't the foggiest about geography. Not only being an American, but also a born and bred Californian, I have all the stereotypes working against me. And as evidenced by quick quizzes on Sporkle, the results aren't exactly pretty. One of the easiest and most entertaining ways to hone your geography skill is to use a geography quiz. Because of this, XDA Forum Member mkrstudio created Mapster. Like the previously linked options, Mapster gives you a...

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· Oct 9, 2013 at 05:00 am · 3 comments

LTE Nexus 7 (2013) JLS36I Restore Images Now Available

A few days ago, we mentioned that the JLS36I update to Android 4.3.1 had begun rolling out to LTE-enabled Nexus 7 (2013) tablets. However, at the time, we found it a bit curious that there was no associated restore image available on Google's Nexus Factory Images website. Even though the incremental OTA links had been captured and the files themselves mirrored, it's always nice to have a full restore image of the latest firmware just in case. Now, Google has...

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· Oct 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm · no comments

Convert All the Things with Convert Everything

While most of the world basks in the simple and logical awesomeness that is the metric system, those of us living stateside don't have such convenience. However, even in the US, we still use the metric system for certain measures. For example, although we purchase milk by the gallon, we buy large bottles of soda by the liter. Normally, any standard unit conversion software would be capable of making such trivial equivalences. But what if you need to do something...

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· Oct 8, 2013 at 07:30 pm · 8 comments

Learn to Use a Logcat to Diagnose and Fix Your Issues

Some time ago, we covered a quick tutorial aimed at helping users learn how to generate a logcat. We've also covered a few tools that help you easily come up with output from this all important diagnostic tool. However, most of the material we have covered in the past has been geared at providing you with information that you would then send over to your favorite developer when something isn't working right. What if instead you learned how to read...

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