Sony Extends its AOSP Program to the Xperia Z1 and Z2

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Some device OEMs are definitely more developer friendly than others and actively work to support the third party development community. Among the top-tier vendors, only Sony cares about providing the necessary resources to make the Android a better operating system.

Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony launched the new Remote Device Lab, which allows developers to test applications on remote devices through the cloud, without the need to buy anything. That, however, is not everything that Sony has to offer. At xda:devcon ’14, the Sony Developer Relations Community Manager and XDA Senior Recognized Developer Alin Jerpelea mentioned that Sony is about to expand its AOSP program. These word. . . READ ON »

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CyanogenMod and Other ROMs Allegedly Vulnerable to MITM Attacks

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According to an anonymous security researcher and The Register, over 10 million Android users running CyanogenMod and various derivatives are potentially vulnerable to a specific type of man-in-the-middle attack. The main group vulnerable are users running CyanogenMod and CM-based ROMs. The CyanogenMod team has stated that The Register‘s claims are invalid and ensured that CyanogenMod 11 is well protected.

The alleged vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher who works for one of top Android vendors. CyanogenMod developers and other teams had taken the Oracle’s sample code for Java 1.5, which can potentially result in an MitM attack due to invalid SSL hostname veri. . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Control That ‘Noyze’ – XDA TV

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Recently, we talked about an Xposed Module that allows you to modify the volume bar on your device and put it in the statusbar. However, sometimes you don’t have the Xposed Framework available, or root. Sometimes you want more customization options for your volume control.

XDA Forum Member tombarr offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to customize your volume bar. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Noyze.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Forums Also Added for the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

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Just yesterday, Google unveiled not only Android 5.0 Lollipop, but also three new Nexus devices that collectively serve as the reference platform for the new OS. Before the official unveiling, we announced the creation of a forum for the then-unreleased Google Nexus 6 (as well as the similarly specced Motorola Droid Turbo). Now, we’ve also created two new forums for the Google Nexus 9 and Google Nexus Player.

Just as we wrote yesterday, the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 features an 8.9″ QXGA (2048×1536) display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and double-tap to wake functionality, a speedy 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor (Kepler GPU), 2 gigs of RAM, 16 or 32 gigs of internal storage, an 8 MP rear camera. . . READ ON »

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Androidify Receives a Major Update

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While most of us are super excited about the Android Lollipop and the new Nexus devices, a few of you might have noticed that Google issued a major update to its Androidify app. This small, yet cool application allows you to create funny avatars that are used by many XDA members such as Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD.

With this latest update, Androidify has become quite a different application. There are a sheer number of sharing tools that can be used to promote your avatar. If you are lucky, your small guy can take part in a Google commercial or be a face on a billboard.

Here’s a full changelog of the app:

  • Pick a move and watch your Android character laugh, dance, cheer, rock out, or all sorts of other m
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Check Symlinks in Your Projects with Chklnk

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As is the case with every Unix-based operating system, Android uses symlinks. A symbolic link is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path, which affects pathname resolution. In Android, they are mostly used in the /bin and /xbin folders, where all the executing binaries are kept.

If you want to make your own symlinks or get to know which files are a part of Toolbox or Busybox, you can find out manually by entering some commands in Terminal. You can also use a script written by XDA Senior Member LENAROX. Chklnk is nothing but BASH script that can identify the symlinks easily with just one command. After pushing to selected system folder and . . . READ ON »

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Google Announces Nexus 6, 9, and Player, Alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Folks, the day that we Android fans across the globe have been waiting for is finally here! Google has just now formally announced the highly anticipated (and heavily rumored) Google Nexus 6 and Google Nexus 9, as well as the official name of Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and the new Nexus Player device.. . . READ ON »

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Join Us at the Big Android BBQ 2014 – XDA TV

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It is only a couple days until the fun and interesting festivities of this year’s Big Android BBQ start. Every year the event just keeps getting better and better. Last year, we interviewed OmniROM maintainer XpLoDWilD, TWRP Lead Dees_Troy and Tha Phlash. Additionally Jordan shared his experience.

In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the Big Android BBQ. He talks about all the people he’s excited to see. Also, he gives an overview of the Big Android BBQ App and its many features. So, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for the Google Nexus 6 and Moto Droid Turbo

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Will today be the day of the Nexus and the official unveiling of Android L (possibly Licorice or Lollipop)? Quite a few people seem to think so. Just yesterday, we talked about how the Google Nexus 6 may possibly be unveiled today, alongside the rumored official release of Android L (and possibly the HTC-built Google Nexus 9). And now, we’ve gone ahead and added a forum for Google and Motorola’s upcoming whale of a device with our new forum for the Google Nexus 6.

The Google Nexus 6 is a device that needs no introduction. Google’s and Motorola’s upcoming flagship Shamu has been leaked so many times in the last few weeks, that we can nearly taste its large, 5.2″ (or 5.9″, depe. . . READ ON »

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