POSTS TAGGED: All Android
Posted July 26, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Sony Xperia Z2. TK recently reviewed the Sony Xperia Z2 And while not readily available in the US yet, it’s still a popular phone in the international markets. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Sony Xperia Z2 is no exception!
TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your Sony Xperia Z2 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and straightforward. This process shows a firmware downgrade to a rootable image. So if you wanted to root your Sony Xperia Z2, take a moment and check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted July 26, 2014 at 05:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Without calendars in some form or another, most of our lives would be utter chaos. Unless you are Johnny Mnemonic with a memory implant, you most likely need some help in the form of a calendar to store crucial information. Google has its own calendar, but to be frank, it looks like it is more at home last decade than in the ’10s.
Luckily, you don’t have to be at the mercy of Google thanks to alternatives like Slate Calendar by XDA Forum Member codedevnew. This app is a calendar and personal assistant that helps you keep track of all your important data from your personal and work lives. It combines a few things like calendar events, contact birthdays, weather, results of your favorite sports games, and . . . READ ON »
Posted July 26, 2014 at 12:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Our international xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28 will, like the XDA forums, focus on more than just Android and phones. We’ve got a couple presentations that cover Wearables and Android Wear. Of course, software isn’t the only thing you can develop in the mobile sphere.
Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker that will be at xda:devcon ’14. Shane Francis is an Android and technology fanatic who finished his computer science degree just over a year ago. Having been involved with multiple community driven projects–such as CyanogenMod–as hobbies has driven him to expand his interests into many different fields. Electronics and rob. . . READ ON »
Posted July 25, 2014 at 04:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
When it comes to device testing, there are two types of people on XDA. The first group blindly believes that one additional benchmark point makes a particular ROM or kernel the best, and they install it immediately. The other group takes benchmark results with a grain of salt, and take them into consideration with other performance metrics. Antutu or Quadrant are two of the most popular benchmark applications available for Android. However, there are many, many more options available for those looking to test specific aspects of their devices.
Posted July 25, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Almost every OEM has skinned and otherwise modified Android to suit its particular needs. Companies like HTC and Sony have changed the default Android UI, added sounds, and modified substantial amounts of built in functionality to suit their own philosophies and commercial agreements. Some of added features are extremely annoying, and are equally difficult to disable. But what can’t be done with regular settings menus can generally always be done using Xposed Framework.
One of these small annoyances is Android wake on charge. When you connect your device to your charger, the screen wakes up for no particularly good reason. What’s worse, some OEMs even add a particular sound wh. . . READ ON »
Posted July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
HTC One M7 and M8 Android 4.4.3 kernel source code has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of the partial Android Wear Source being uploaded to AOSP and some more speakers who will be at xda:devcon 2014. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for PINshortcuts. Then, Adam Unboxed The XDA Way a Samsung Gear Live. And later, TK gave us an Android Wear App Review of EchoWear Song Search. Pull up a chair and che. . . READ ON »
Posted July 25, 2014 at 07:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
As their name suggests, smartphones should be smart. And usually, they are–but in certain situations, they could be smarter. Their functionality can be enhanced with tools like Tasker. This app allows users to define scenarios, which are executed when certain required criteria are met. Unfortunately, Tasker is somewhat difficult for newcomers to use, and it requires some knowledge and experience to be configured properly. Because of this, it’s a no-go for some of the less tech savvy users.
Picture yourself plugging in your headset and suddenly a defined set of apps appears right in your notification area. Thanks to XDA Forum Member rickythefox, it’s entirely possible. Hea. . . READ ON »
Posted July 25, 2014 at 02:33 am by egzthunder1
There are certain types of games that have become paramount of the portable gaming world. As we have said before, most games involving birds seem to do quite well, whereas others that are more like number puzzles tend to grab our attention for a little longer. However, no one can argue that one of the newer genres to hit our devices is the action/run, jump, shoot style of games that have been on our devices since the introduction of Temple Run and Subway Surfers. Normally, games like these are rich in 3D graphics and have very fluid animations (and thus require a considerable amount of system resources) and because of this, may require a vast amount of coding. This is why we tend to see games like these coming out of so. . . READ ON »
Posted July 24, 2014 at 06:30 pm by egzthunder1
Over the years, since even before Android entered the scene, we have striven to have our devices do as much as they can with as little interaction from us as humanly possible (aka the lazy effect). Lets face it, we carry these devices around because we are in constant need of being connected with others, forgetful, and always in a rush. What happens when you combine all of the aforementioned in a single daily routine? You tend to forget to do things–or worse, you remember that you need to do something while you are doing something else (i.e. texting while driving). What if we told you that there is an automation app that can allow you to set things/tasks to do on your device and forget about it? If you are t. . . READ ON »