XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler is known for his wizardry opening up Samsung phones. However, this also extends to other manufacturers’ devices, such has how he recently dismembered the Oppo Find 5. And he’s not limited to phone devices, as he Poked at the JynxBox Network Streaming Android Device. However, it is often good to get back to your roots. That is why AdamOutler is taking on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Puzzle games are always a great way to kill time while having some fun in the process. However, after a while, they all pretty much start looking alike and concepts begin to blend together. On top of this, sheep (one of the most under-utilized farm animals in the world of gaming) have not been seen as important part of a video game since Worms. Well, the day of redemption seems to finally be here for the walking cotton balls because XDA Forum Member Beep_Beep just granted the little quadruped a new chance to shine on the small screen with Agent . . . READ ON »
There has been a bit of a back and forth between the development community and Verizon lately, specifically relating to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is perhaps best summed up by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler:
“Well, this has been quite the saga thus far…
Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit)
them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch)
Us: Back Atcha Verizon (exploit)
them: Stop it XDA (OTA Patch)
Us: No You! (exploit)”
Back from his much deserved vacation, Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an announcement of Jelly Bean on the Sony Xperia Tablet S being rooted and Facebook Home on your device without a whole lot of working using the Xposed Framework. These our only some of the stories from this weekend released on the XDA Portal.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. Jayce talks about App Development and testing your apps, as well as whether or not software development is your . . . READ ON »
One of the many joys of Android is the freedom of choice. This freedom manifests itself in various ways, from being able to choose your email client, media player, and camera apps, all the way to being able to choose an alternative keyboard. Not that there’s anything wrong with the stock keyboard, especially after the sliding gesture support added in Jelly Bean, but some prefer to sample other available options. One such option is TouchPal Keyboard.
Launching as an exclusive beta on the XDA forums, TouchPal Wave is the next generation of TouchPal. What makes it unique? For starters, the . . . READ ON »
With so many games available for Android, be it tower defence, disgruntled feathered creatures or chopping up fruit; it can be difficult to find something original that requires a little bit of thought. Some may enjoy randomly tapping the screen just to pass the time on their coffee break, but others might like to use a few brain cells in the process.
XDA Forum Member Rob5ur has developed one such game that requires a little bit of thought before any screens are tapped. Gravity Pro is a physics-based game that requires you to move a ball (or balls) to a target, by . . . READ ON »
When it comes to designing your app or graphics, there are most definitely more than a few pitfalls to avoid, and these should be considered when you don your designer cap. Especially when just starting out, these potential issues may be hard to see on your path to development success. Sometimes even the smallest things may be the most important aspect of your app, such as the icon, the name, or even the colors. So instead of allowing you to discover each one with every mistake you may make through your development journey, XDA Senior Member TechMasta has compiled some . . . READ ON »
Recently, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce has been talking a lot about App Development. He has interviewed people, and has spoken about different frameworks such as the Xposed Framework and Mono for Android. He also covered Code Katas to practice your coding. And just yesterday, he talked about App Testing. But now that you know all these skills, is it right for you?
In today’s episode, Jayce interviews Founder of Epicodus Michael Kaiser-Nyman, Developer at SalesForce Mark Rossetti, Co-Founder of Hack Reactor Douglas Calhoun, and Founder of Code Avengers Michael Walmsley. He asks these men about what attracted them to developer . . . READ ON »
…Well almost everyone. We all know that PureView and UltraPixels are on the hardware side of things, and can’t really be replicated through software, but maybe we can get sort of close via software, right? This is exactly what XDA Senior Member Xperia-Ray has done with the mod posted in the XDA forums along with a guide on how to emulate the results with the camera app Vignette.
What Xperia-Ray has essentially done and what the guide details is decompiling Vignette with APKtool and adding a couple of lines of code in the ‘Vignette.smali-‘ file, subsequently resizing the picture from . . . READ ON »
Xposed framework seems to be on everyone’s mind as of late. The simple and easy to use almost modular capabilities of this opens an endless realm of possibilities for people who like to mod ROMs but who hate getting down and dirty, opening them up. It also saves a big deal of time (and data), as there is no new ROM to download. If there is a particular feature that you want to have and a mod for it exists, it is just a matter of applying it and boom! You get whatever it is you intended to have on . . . READ ON »
Today, we go further down the path of App Development. So far, we’ve talked about Xposed Framework and Mono for Android. Then, we talked about practicing your coding with Code Katas. Now, you are ready to create an app, but what next? It’s time to test your app.
In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV Jayce interviews Pete Oliveira, Founder of ElusiveStars.com, about getting people to test your new app. Pete talks about everything testing, from the icon of the app to actually using the app. Check out this video.
Users of the Xperia Tablet S, rejoice! XDA Forum Member xxliftsupxx has discovered a sneaky method to root Android 4.1.1 on the sgpt12… finally.
Soon after noticing that the the sgpt12 uses the exact same kernel as the Asus Transformer, which has a working root method, xxliftsupxx stumbled across Dan Rosenberg’s Motochopper, the same tool used to root a variety of Motorola devices, as well as the Galaxy S4. The method is quite simple, requiring you to download Motochopper and run the ‘run.bat‘ file while the tab is connected in USB debugging mode, very much the same . . . READ ON »
Previously we introduced two small apps developed by XDA Recognized Themer soumya_digi. Those were a music control small app and a LMGTFY small app, and they were created using the Small Apps add-on SDK provided by Sony. If you are not aware, small apps are floating, miniature applications that hover over any running application. They allow you to do some quick calculations, jot down some notes, and much more. Now, soumya_digi has developed 3 more small apps for Xperia users out there.
The 3 new small apps are:
. . . READ ON »