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Jimmy McGee · Apr 1, 2015

Must Have App Review: Spider Squisher Pro Extreme

Here on XDA TV we have a series we like to call Must Have Apps. These are apps that we think are so great and useful that you must have them. We’ve given this title to such programs as Pushbullet, Light Flow, Helium, the AROMA File Manager, ROM Toolbox and Pocket Casts. But today we have an app that surpasses them all. Former XDA TV Producer Adam Outler offers up a must have application. In this video, XDA TV Producer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 31, 2015

The History of Flagships: Part III – HTC

A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 31, 2015

Fix Lollipop Memory Leak – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Unfortunately there was a memory leak in Android 5.0.x Lollipop. Thankfully it was fixed in Android 5.1. However, at the time of this video Xposed Framework doesn’t have Android 5.1 support. So you are faced with a choice of fixing the memory leak or running your Xposed Modules. Or are you? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the Android 5.1 memory fix to pre 5.1 Lollipop devices. The module...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 30, 2015

LG G4 Note Picture Leaked, Oxygen OS Delayed – XDA TV

The LG G4 Note has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the news of the delay in the release of Oxygen OS and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 4.4 Kitkat on a laptop. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 27, 2015

Droid Turbo Rooted, Bezel-less Oppo R7 Seen – XDA TV

Oppo has demoed the bezel-less smartphone called the "R7!" That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Google's internal code building tool is being having its source opened and be sure to check out the article talking about Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5 and 6! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 26, 2015

CyanogenMod 12 Theme Options – XDA TV

Be together, not the same. That is the current phrase that Google is using for Android. This is really wise, the strength of Android is that I have a choice in what phone I get and what it looks like. I get more choices than black or white and 16, 64 or 128 GB. One of the more visual parts of Android customization is theming. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews talks about theming your CyanogenMod 12 device....

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 25, 2015

Must Have App Review: Pocket Casts for Android

The great thing about our smartphones is the ability to put on your head phones and listen to music or podcasts while on the bus, on the train, waiting at the DMV or just eating lunch when you are trying to block out the outside world. In order to listen to podcasts seamlessly, you will want the best application you can get your hands on. The talented developers over at “Shifty Jelly” offer up a must have podcast application. In...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 24, 2015

Lollipop Lock Screen Mods – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced features into the system better. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds more clip board...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 23, 2015

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger or a compiler for a specific programming language as C++ or other. Quite often, the toolchain used for embedded development is a cross toolchain, or...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 23, 2015

Moto X Android 5.1 OTA Captured and More! – XDA TV

The Moto X Android 5.1 OTA has been released and captured! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Lollipop for the LG G2 coming in Q2 and be sure to check out the article talking about USB Type C. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week...

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jerdog · Mar 20, 2015

Huawei Begins Friendly User Testing Program and Contest

Huawei in recent months has begun to expand their Android marketing and business, from Huawei USA sponsoring the Big Android BBQ to being what looked to be the largest Android OEM sponsor of this year's Mobile World Congress. Even rumors (hardly something to go to the bookies in Vegas about though) have suggested the next Nexus device being made by Huawei. So it comes as no surprise that they are beginning to embrace the community a bit more than they...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 20, 2015

OnePlus Lollipop Release Dates Confirmed! – XDA TV

Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 10 for Xiaomi Mi4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the HTC Uh Oh phone protection program and be sure to check out the article talking about iOS handling code in Android 4.4 for Wear! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 19, 2015

What’s on TK’s Android Device? – XDA Spotlight

If you watch a lot of XDA TV videos, you get to see our many producers’ phones a lot. Everyone has used the power of XDA to customize their device. They’ve added themes, custom ROMs, killer apps and other tweaks and mods. That’s the great thing about Android devices, you have many customization options. In this episode XDA TV Producer TK answers the questions many of you have asked over and over: what is on his phone? TK talks about...

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TK · Mar 18, 2015

Moto E 2nd Gen 2015 – Device Review

The year 2015 just started and the list of flagship devices that came out at Mobile World Congress 2015 this year is short. Motorola decided to release a little surprise at the same time in a new way. They sent a press conference in a box to the media. This was the unveiling of a little device called the Moto E Second Generation 2015. The Moto E 2nd Gen is, not surprisingly, a refresh of the original Moto E from...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 17, 2015

Native Clip Board – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced features into the system better. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds more clip board...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 16, 2015

Microsoft Cortana for Android, Droid Turbo Root – XDA TV

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of a Xiaomi smartwatch and be sure to check out the article talking about Google's support of YouTube 360 on Android. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 15, 2015

Interview with Corgi for feedly Developer Stanislav Dmitriev

Here at XDA, we focus on highlighting the most promising projects that can instantly become hits. Not so long ago, we showed you Corgi for feedly, which brings the latest technology news to your lock screen. We reached out to one of the developers, Stanislav Dmitriev, who uses XDA as Stan.Dmitriev, to answer us a few questions regarding Corgi and other non-development things. Here's what Stan had to say. Hi, Stan! You’re one of the developers of Corgi for feedly. Could you...

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Chris Gilliam · Mar 13, 2015

Droid Turbo Root Achieved, But Not Ready Yet

Those who opted for the gargantuan battery of the Nexus 6's little brother have cause for celebration today, as the Droid Turbo appears to be rooted! Junior XDA Forum member maiko1 has posted two videos in the Droid Turbo Root Bounty thread, each of which show root level actions being taken on a Droid Turbo. No tutorials or root guides have been produced for independent verification at the time of this writing, but Senior Recognized Developer jcase believes the posts to be genuine based on gut...

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Faiz Malkani · Mar 13, 2015

LED Music Effects: Music-Based Light Show on Your Device

Music appeals to us at a very primal level and whether it's fast beats or slow melodies, the experience is immensely pleasing. And thanks to XDA Member levuphuong, you can enjoy music on your device with more than one of your senses, albeit the method only works for devices that are rooted and possess a multicolored notification LED. Taking the form of an app titled "LED Music Effects", levuphuong's method synchronizes the music output of your device and the notification...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 13, 2015

Android 5.1 Images Available and More – XDA TV

Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images have dropped for Nexus devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of ASUS releasing the kernel source for the ZenFone 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about HTC Blinkfeed being ported to other devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

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