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Flash Zip Files from Your PC with Desktop Flasher

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It’s that time again. Right after you’ve finished the last line of the mod, moved the right .pngs into their respective drawable folders, recompiled everything, and finished the last piece of that chocolate that’s been keeping you going for the past couple of hours. Now, it’s time to test it all. You look at your options. You can either copy each flashable zip file over to your device to then tediously flash each of them through a custom recovery, you can rack your brain to remember the commands needed to flash files through ADB, or you can simply use Desktop Flasher.

A very useful tool developed by XDA Senior Member filmaker, Desktop Flasher will allow you to flash zip files onto you. . . READ ON »

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Get Your APKs In Order with APK Organize

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Organizing APKs on your PC is quite a tedious process. More likely than not, they’re probably named as nonsensical gibberish, and trying to find a specific APK is akin to the ‘needle in a haystack’ cliche. That’s probably why apps such as ApkRenamer are great tools for the typical Android user. If, however, you’re looking for something that does the same thing on your PC, you may want to check out XDA Senior Member pesiran‘s APK Organize.

APK Organize is a free program for Windows PCs that comes with a suite of functions that’ll help organize your APKs—specifically to rename, compare, search for, install and uninstall, and backup and restore APKs. Ren. . . READ ON »

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A Guide to Paid Work on XDA-Developers

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For the longest time, XDA has been a bastion, a pillar in the world of development. This is essentially because we try our hardest to make the free flow of knowledge and information our main focus so that everyone can benefit and grow, but more importantly, because it encourages others to share as well.

Everyone understands that very few things in this life are free and many simply see the things that started as hobbies either as a potential business or even as a waste of time that would need to be monetarily justified in order to carry on with their continued existence. This almost inevitable shift in mentality of people who slave themselves behind keyboards has led into a rather interesting new business in the unde. . . READ ON »

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Looking to Improve the Sound Quality on Your Smartphone?

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With all of the (often pointless) sound “tweaks” out there, it’s easy to forget that the true sonic upgrades will almost invariably come from output hardware rather than software. And while some software tweaks do actually make a marked improvement on sound quality without sabotaging clarity and neutrality (Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio‘s Voodoo Sound and the HRTF functionality in DSPManager come to mind), much of the software tweaks are are just glorified bass-heavy equalizers (*cough*Beats*cough*) that would make any true audiophile cringe.

So, what does this mean? Simple. It means that if you’re looking to improve the sound quality of the music coming fr. . . READ ON »

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Open Source CPU Info App for Windows

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So you’re playing with your shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, when one of your like-minded geeky friends asks you to recite its hardware specs. Unfortunately, when you’re about to spout off details of its Clover Trail architecture and its supported features, you draw a blank. In fact, you even forget about its clock speed and whether or not it supports virtualization.

Luckily, this is where XDA Forum Member familyguy59 comes in. He has shared source code for an app that detects CPU information. The app actually goes beyond simple information such as max clock speed, processor name, and number of physical and logical cores. It can even detect bus speed, cache sizes, and much more. And best of all, t. . . READ ON »

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Windows-Based Multi-Tool for the Sony Xperia U

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If you are a flashaholic and an owner of the Sony Xperia U, you may be interested in the multi-purpose tool developed for the Xperia U by XDA Forum Member AlexDroid00 that allows you to perform a whole host of actions that may alleviate the required process that are necessary otherwise.

Developed for Windows PCs, the multi-tool for the Xperia U combines many actions, which would otherwise have to be performed individually and with different tools,  into one program for your convenience. These functions include:

  • Flash kernel with Fastboot
  • Flash kernel with ADB
  • Rebooting, installing and updating applications, wiping data and cache, running a logcat, and reverse tethering of capslock66 with the ADB/
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Understanding the Ruggedness of Mobile Devices

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Mobile technology has taken quite a leap in terms of evolution. As technology advances, we are able to put more and more power into these handheld beauties that we “used” to use to make calls, which are now used to do virtually everything, including serving as a credit card thanks to the wonders of NFC. Dual cores, quad cores, and recently announced octo-core devices seem to be a dream taken straight out of The Jetsons, where technology is powerful enough to interact with us and become a day to day necessity, almost like an electronic extension of our bodies. However, much as with everything else, technology has a limitation which can render it useless in the blink of an eye. Mobile devices are not alwa. . . READ ON »

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Look! A Bill!! Meh… What Else is on?

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It is truly great to see that the United States has a rather active Government that worries about its people. Its people have opportunities to speak their mind and make requests to all the branches of this bureaucratic machine, and they are bound to get a response in one shape or another. This seems to be the case for the “little petition that could,” in which over 114,000 people expressed and shared their concerns with the US Government regarding network unlocking of devices legally purchased. This petition received official replies from the White House and the Librarian of Congress,  and gained nationwide interest, thus making what many thought would be a silly “nerd rage-filled rant&. . . READ ON »

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The White House Replies… and They Agree!

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February 21st was a rather interesting day for those of us in the mobile scene. What seemed like an ordinary day for many, was the day that marked the beginning of a real fight to regain our freedom to unlock SIM cards. That day 100,000 signatures were reached in the petition started over at We the People website. The latest installment in the saga, after almost 2 weeks of silence, was that earlier today, the White House issued a statement, as promised, regarding the petition. Now, before we get to the nitty gritty, we will have to make one point crystal clear: Nothing has happened yet other than the House having made a statement and taken a stance on the entire issue surrounding the DMCA. So, if and when you read on med. . . READ ON »

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