Earlier, we brought you news of Virtuous Ten Studio. The application brings an all-in-one approach to modifying various files, including apk, jar, and other framework files. It also features the ability to edit Smali code and also includes a number of handy learning tools. Virtuous Ten Studio has released a big update recently, and now the application is capable of supporting M10 files.
For those who are unaware, XDA Forum Member and Recognized Developer Diamondback, developer of VTS, explains exactly what M10 files are:
Without an editor for these files, you can’t port Sense to devices with a
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Today, Jordan talks about some exciting and important news from the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the ability to install the BBC Olympics Application anywhere in the world. Jordan mentions XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler‘s Google Accessory Development Kit (ADK) 2012 unboxing video and other XDA Developer TV videos.
In CyanogenMod 10 news, Jordan mentions the alpha release for the seven Xperia devices. Also, in Jelly Bean news, the GSM EVO 3D, Xperia Play and Optimus GT540 get Android 4.1. Jordan talks about profile switching for Jelly Bean article as well.. . . READ ON »
For those who are unaware, a bottleneck is when a device’s performance is affected by a single weak link. This can be found on electronic devices across the spectrum from tablets to phones to computers, and so on. An example of a bottleneck would be like building a computer with a quad core processor, dual high-end video cards, installing 64-bit Windows 7, then only putting in 128 MB of RAM. The entire system is awesome, but because there’s no RAM, it’ll lag and crash frequently. Bottlenecks can happen in Android as well, as many ASUS Transformer Prime users are well . . . READ ON »
A while back, we brought you news that the HTC One X wasn’t handling quite performing as well as expected in gaming. There was a tutorial created that explained why the One X was having issues and how to fix them. At the time of its release, the tutorial had a couple of methods to improve gaming performance manually. Now, there is an application available that does it automatically.
Often times when upgrading between different versions of Android, especially if done unofficially, the manufacturer-provided apps fall behind and retain last year’s designs. While this isn’t a huge deal, as they will generally function perfectly, opening up an application on ICS or Jelly Bean and seeing an app with Gingerbread styling can really mess with a device’s feng shui. For the Motorola Defy, which recently received an unofficial update to Jelly Bean, the apps that can be ported to it are still themed for Gingerbread.
The Sony Xperia line up has been rather busy in recent weeks. With the Xperia S lock screen being ported to five other Xperia devices and ICS AOKP getting ported to 16 Xperia devices, users have had a lot to do with their Xperia devices. The trend doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon, as over half a dozen Xperia devices now have CM10 ports. Specifically, the Sony Xperia Ray, Sony Xperia Neo/NeoV, Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S/Pro, and the Xperia S.
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Usually, leaked firmware updates can be a lot of fun and give users insight as to how the next version of Android will run on their devices. Somethings, though, leaks can be dangerous. As we saw on the Galaxy S II as well as the Epic 4G Touch and Galaxy Note, leaks can cause some major damage if not brought under control fast enough. Another situation much like happened with Motorola Atrix 2 users, where updating from a leak caused a number of problems.
Known around the Atrix 2 forums as the Great Leak of 2012, the leak indeed . . . READ ON »
Here at XDA Developers, we love to flash our devices to our hearts content. However, Samsung has introduced a kernel flash counter that keeps track of custom kernel flashes. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire then created an app to reset the counter and make the triangle go away. Chainfire has adapted that to many devices.
In this video our buddy TK reviews the application. He reviews what features he likes and talks about the application. He discusses Chainfire’s back and forth with Samsung. They try and work around his application, and Chainfire figures out how to make TriangleAway.. . . READ ON »
For most devices, obtaining init.d support is no big deal. Usually, users need to only install a kernel or ROM that supports init.d, and then they can install any scripts requiring it. However, not all devices have such ROMs or kernels. Alternatively, some users may enjoy their current ROM/kernel setup and would rather not change it just to gain support. For HTC EVO 4G users on ICS, this may no longer be a problem.
The solution is called init.d Stapler. It’s a modification that EVO 4G users running an ICS ROM to gain init.d support in their ROM without . . . READ ON »
It has been recently reported that there’s hidden code in Jelly Bean that allows it to support multiple users. This means that you can have multiple users log in and out of the phone like on desktop operating systems. Despite being almost completely coded, there wasn’t any discussion about it during Google I/O.
That doesn’t mean it isn’t usable, because it definitely is. XDA Recognized Themer zanderman112 has written a very basic tutorial on how to get multiple user support on Jelly Bean ROMs. While written in the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III forums, it should be universal . . . READ ON »
For most high-end and popular devices, root, custom recovery, and—in some cases—unlocked bootloaders come all at once. And if one is delayed, it’s generally unlocking the bootloader. However, on some devices it can take a little more time for even the basics, as Huawei MediaPad owners will tell you. The slightly underrated dual-core, 7″ offering from Huawei was rooted some time ago, but is just now getting a first glimpse at a custom recovery.
Having a corrupt IMEI can be a real pain. It seems to happen randomly to flashaholics, and having the radio go down on a cell phone really defeats the purpose of owning a cell phone. Thankfully it is not problem that is overly common. Unfortunately, it does still happen. For AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III users, and in some cases users of the other US Galaxy S III variants, there are not one, but two ways to prevent this problem. There is now a tool that will back up your IMEI without much difficulty and a manual guide for those . . . READ ON »
It would be downright irresponsible if we didn’t take at least one opportunity to mention one of the great sporting events in history, the Olympics. While the Olympics don’t really have anything to do with Android development, that doesn’t mean that XDA doesn’t have anything Olympics related. Recently, the BBC released an official London Olympics application for Android. The features are as follows:
- Top stories
- Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
- Detailed schedule and results for every event
- Medals table
- A page for every Olympic sport
- A page for every competing country
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