The Raspberry Pi is not only one of the most unique devices on XDA, but it is also among the most popular with developers. So far, we’ve brought you news of Raspberry Pi getting ICS, ADB support, and a supercomputer was built out of a bunch of them and Legos. It’s even made our Best “Other” device of the year. There is so much you can do with the little thing. Now, you can host websites as well.
November 19, 2012 By: Will Verduzco
Android’s original allure was that it could be put on all sorts of devices, not just smartphones. However, this has only recently started to become a reality. This year alone, we’ve seen devices like the Nexus Q, Raspberry Pi, Ouya, and more. Never have we seen such computing possibilities in such a range of small devices. So here we present our choice for the Best “Other” Device of the Year.
There are a plethora of music applications for Android. Some of them are basic music players and others have various extra features. None of them have Google Music support. However, each music player seems to have its own loyal following—especially VLC and XBMC. There’s a new audio player making its way around that brings along its own brand of sound.
The app is called Noozy Audio Player. It was posted to XDA by Forum Member skeletonboy and it packs a lot of interesting features. For the most part, it looks like an application you’d see on a Windows Phone . . . READ ON »
August 16, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
Do you have too many toggle widgets on your home screen? Would you like to toggle the on/off state of your Wi-Fi or other toggles on your notification bar? Well XDA Recognized Developer j4velin has provided us with a great application that brings this feature.
In this video TK reviews the Notification Toggle application. He shows the options of the application and shows how the application looks. TK steps you through all the setup screens of Notification Toggle. So check out this app review.
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August 15, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
When you are as awesome and knowledgeable as XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler people inevitably want to pick your brain. AdamOutler has been receiving questions from various sources, email, private messages, YouTube comments, and we assume even smoke signals. Today, he takes time out of his daily duties of hacking, developing, and just being awesome to answer some of your burning questions. So take some time and check out the answers given in this video.. . . READ ON »
Here at XDA we promote information sharing and development. Another thing we encourage is learning how to develop. With currently running XDA TV segments for building your own Android app and awesome tips for using your Android device, we’ve been working at accomplishing this However, many still learn best through written tutorials. There are tutorials out there to help users with practically everything from theming and scripting, all the way to ROM development and compiling. One big issue, though, is finding those tutorials.
June 23, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
In the sixth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of NFC (Near-Field Communication) tags. AdamOutler begins by showing how to used the Tag ID to trigger a scripted event using an Android Application. Next, AdamOutler shows data being written and retrieved to and from a tag. Finally, AdamOutler discusses the NFC technology briefly. So sit back, relax, and check out the video.. . . READ ON »
June 9, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
There is no universal and free way to odex and deodex a ROM for all platforms, as different platforms and devices have different tools for odexing and deodexing. So, AdamOutler lays out why you would want to deodex, odex, and what it all means. So sit back, relax and check out the video.. . . READ ON »
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly seen our new Pro Tips segment on XDA TV. The purpose of these videos is to give you, the viewers, an inside look on how to more efficiently use your mobile devices.
To date, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has covered using an Android device as an XBMC remote, turning your device into a wireless SSH and SFTP server, and how to develop a custom ROM on-device. We even had a cameo from XDA Senior Moderator and News Writer jerdog on installing . . . READ ON »
June 2, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
In the forth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Senior Moderator and News Writer jerdog shows the process of installing Android applications to your device using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). He demonstrates doing this via USB connection with your computer, and shows how to do this wirelessly using adbWireless—in case your dog or friend has chewed on your USB cord rendering it unusable.
May 26, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns with the third in a series of XDA Pro Tips. After a problem with Windows 7, AdamOutler heads back to his comfort zone of Linux, and shows you how to install several command line tools onto your mobile device.
The tools AdamOutler installs are BusyBox, tcpdump, strace, ipctool, bash and viewmem. AdamOutler considers these the “basic hacking tools” for working with mobile devices. While this demonstration covers installation of command-line tools, the same techniques can be used for installing and modifying system applications or frameworks. So check it out!. . . READ ON »
May 19, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP).
He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to show how to connect to a desktop, the programs used and how to set it up on Linux or Mac while offering Windows users some options as well.. . . READ ON »
May 14, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his birthday celebration to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Giving a nod to the most important women in anyone’s life, Jordan discussed the Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom. A mother is the woman who brought you into this world, and according to my mother, is the one woman who can take you out of it.