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Android 4.2 on Xoom, Raspberry Pi Web Hosting, XDA Swag! – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.2 for the Motorola Xoom, and more this weekend at XDA. Our friend Jordan takes the time to round up these important stories and serve them up to us in bite-size pieces. First, he talks about the Galaxy Note II‘s multi-window functionality being ported to the Galaxy S II. In other, news you can now pre-order XDA gear!

In CyanogenMod 10 news, Jordan talks about the unofficial release for the Droid RAZR M. Also, Jordan mentions the HTC G2 / Desire Z getting a CyanogenMod 10.1 build as well. Finally, the Xperia Arc and Arc S get unofficial CyanogenMod 10 releases. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Learn How to Host a Website with a Raspberry Pi

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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.

XDA Senior Member marty331 wrote a tutorial on how to host a website on the Raspberry Pi. The list of required software and hardware is quite long, but the process itself is pretty simple. To get started, you’ll need:

Hardware:
Raspberry Pi
USB power cable
Ethernet cable and modem to connect to
HDMI c

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Holiday Guide 2012: Best “Other” Device of the Year

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.

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This credit card-sized computer may not seem like much, but at 3.37 in x 2.13 in x .60 in, the little Raspberry Pi packs almost limitless possibilities. For instance, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler used one as the foundation for his CASUAL rooting system on the “roo. . . READ ON »

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Noozy Audio Player Brings Unique Sound

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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 7 device, given its Metro-esque look. It also features a proprietary audio processing feature called Noozxoide that is supposed to make your . . . READ ON »

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App Review: Toggle in Your Notification Bar with Notification Toggle – XDA Developer TV

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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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XDA Elite Recognized Developer Question and Answer Session (Q&A) – XDA Developer TV

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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 »

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Want to Learn? Choose Your Tutorial

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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.

XDA Senior Member F3niX has done a lot of work in that regard by posting more than a dozen tutorial links in a single thread. This can be incredibly helpful as a quick reference f. . . READ ON »

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Pro Tip Number 6: Effective Use of NFC Tags – XDA TV

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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 »

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Pro Tip Number 5: Why You Should Odex and Deodex – XDA TV

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In the fifth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler responds to your requests for this Pro Tip. AdamOutler talks about Odexing and Deodexing ROMs.

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 »

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Help Us Pick Next Week’s Pro Tip!

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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 applications via wired and wireless ADB.

Now this is where you come in. We need your help picking the topic for next week’s Pro Tip. Here are the options!

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Pro Tip Number 4: Installing Applications Using ADB – XDA TV

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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.

For more information on Android Debug Bridge see XDA Recognized Developer Captainkrtek‘s comprehensive guide on using ADB.. . . READ ON »

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Pro Tip Number 3: Developing a Custom ROM On-Device – XDA TV

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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 »

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Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV

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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 »

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