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Customize Your OnePlus One’s Boot Logo

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In an era when customizing the user interface of your Android device has become an absolute breeze, customizing the boot logo probably one of the less effortless ways of customizing your device. Rather than having a comfortable app on your phone from which you can change every little detail of the UI, customizing a boot logo often requires a bit more motor skills and creativity. If you own a OnePlus One and are thinking of switching up the boot logo, XDA Forum Member chillstep1998 has written a tutorial to help you get started.

The tutorial teaches you how to create . . . READ ON »

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Party Time–The HTC Dream G1 is Six Years Old!

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unnamedA few interesting events took place six years ago. In the USA, the biggest chart-topping song was “Whatever You Like” by T.I., while in the UK people were enjoying Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire”. The weather was nice as well in September, but probably the most exciting event took place in the city of New York where HTC announced their first smartphone running Android OS. The HTC Dream on T-Mobile was officially presented to public. Today, the G1 is six years old and we would like to wish it a happy sixth birthday!

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Android App Review: Chromecast Screen Cast at 1080p – XDA Developer TV

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For a while now, the Google Chromecast has had the ability of the cast your screen from your mobile device. However, must TV are 1080p or 720p. With Chromecast picking whatever resolution it wants it may not make full use of your TVs functionality. If the right resolution was picked, your Chromecast mirroring could be so much better.

XDA Senior Member farmerbb offers up a simple application that gives you the ability to quickly select the resolution you Screen Cast at. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Second Screen.  TK shows off the application, its uses, . . . READ ON »

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XDA 2015 Forum Redesign Now Live!

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We’ve been working for a full six months, and today our forum redesign goes live. We’ll still be working through small bugs over the next few weeks, but we’re finally ready for prime time. The “2015” template is quantifiably faster and just all-around better than the old design. We’ve reduced unnecessary clutter, optimized the code, improve readability with proper levels of contrast, while taking some inspiration from the latest design trends such as Card UI and Material Design. The new hovering top bar gives you fast access to search, notifications, mentions/quotes, and a list of your favorite forums. This bar . . . READ ON »

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Attention all xda:devcon’ers – Devcon is landing shortly

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It’s now approaching the weekend of xda:devcon ’14, XDA’s second annual developer conference. This year the event is taking place in Manchester, United Kingdom. The venue is ready, the speakers are primed, and everyone here at XDA looks forward to welcoming you to the event.

The team organising xda:devcon will be tweeting from the event using the dedicated devcon Twitter account.We suggest you follow it – word on the street is that this account will let you know of some exclusive giveaways taking place throughout the weekend, only announced to this account’s Twitter followers!

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Samsung Galaxy S III Receives a KitKat Update in Official and Unofficial Flavors

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A few months ago, Samsung decided not to update the Samsung Galaxy S III to the latest version of Android. The reason of this shameless behavior was pretty trivial since they were having issues with TouchWiz and its bloat-related heaviness. The international variant of S III has only 1 GB of RAM and we have seen KitKat ports running flawlessly on devices with 512 MB of RAM.

The Korean variant of the S III codenamed as E210S, with 2 GB of RAM and LTE, got an official update to Android 4.4.4 a while ago. Everything has been running perfect, so . . . READ ON »

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Create ARChon Ready Packages on Your Android Device

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A few days ago, we talked about ARChon. This extremely interesting project allows users to install Android applications right on the Chrome browser and use them on any operating system. This modified runtime can be used both by developers and users for educational, work, or simply “fun” purposes.

One of the most problematic aspects of ARChon was app conversion. It required a bit of a knowledge and executing some commands in command prompt. This can now be considered history, since the XDA Senior Member bpear96 has made an application that creates ARChon packages on the fly right on your Android device. As a result, . . . READ ON »

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Xperia Z3 Smart Social Camera Ported to Other Sony Devices

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Ever since the release of the Sony Xperia Z1, one particularly vaunted feature of Sony devices has been the “Smart Social Camera” software. While the app was initially exclusive to the Z1, it made its way to numerous other Sony devices with the Android 4.3 update. With the launch of Sony’s Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014, the Smart Social Camera was revamped and given numerous new features to enhance the device’s photo and video capturing experience. But with the launch merely a fortnight ago, the app remains exclusive to the Z3 for now, with its fate uncertain regarding whether older Xperias will . . . READ ON »

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Don’t Waste Internal Storage; Keep Obb Files on SD Card with Xposed

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Obb is a data file format used by multiple game developers. Data stored in such a format often contains music, videos, and other large files that are downloaded after the APK is installed. This makes the APK smaller and easier for developers to maintain. (Imagine uploading 2 GB file every time when the app gets updated!)

Additional data files are stored in internal storage, which isn’t a perfect situation–especially for owners of devices with external SD card support. The internal storage gets full in very short time, even when it’s big, so it’s a good practice to use the external SD card to . . . READ ON »

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