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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 5, 2014

Meet JOdin3: A Web Tool that Flashes Your Samsung Device

Odin and Heimdall were pretty badass gods in the Nordic mythology. But to Samsung device owners, these are important and powerful tools designed to flash stock ROM files, much like Flashtool on Sony phones. In short, they are an essential part of Samsung Android development here at XDA. Many times in the past, we've talked about XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL, otherwise known as Cross-platform Android Scripting Unified Auxiliary Loader.  The cross-platform Java-based tool allows you to perform many cool tasks like...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 23, 2013

Preparing for CASUAL Development

Not too long ago, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Adam Outler launched the CASUAL-Dev website. The site's goal was to help other developers make use of CASUAL, or Cross-platform Android Scripting Unified Auxiliary Loader, as a launching platform for future development work. At launch, Adam's site mainly described how to use the CASCADE IDE to create a CASPAC (CASUAL Package Action Container). From there, the site showed users how to turn a CASPAC into a full CASUAL package with CASPACkager. However, the site didn't...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 13, 2013

Multi-Device CASUAL-Based Image Flasher

Not too long ago, we covered XDA Elite Recognized Developer Adam Outler's new website Casual-Dev. The site was built to help other developers leverage his open source offerings in order to use CASUAL as a delivery method for outside development projects. Since then, we featured a simple recovery flasher for the HTC One that in and of itself wasn't terribly groundbreaking. However, it handedly demonstrated the viability of using CASUAL as a launching platform for development work. Now, XDA Senior Members enricocid and ivn888 have created a universal...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 11, 2013

Xposed Framework 2.3 Adds MIUI and x86 Support, S-Off for Verizon HTC One – XDA Developer TV

Now at version 2.3, the Xposed Framework note supports MIUI and x86 and has new features. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting on rumrunner S-Off being achieved on the Verizon HTC One and the announcement that LTE Nexus 7 4.3.1 JLS36I restore images are available. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 8, 2013

CASUAL-Based ClockworkMod Recovery Flasher for HTC One

A few days ago, we talked about XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's new site Casual-Dev. The site's aim is to show developers how to leverage the open source CASUAL software as a platform from which to launch their own development works. Now, we have news of one of the first development works based upon Adam's work, and it comes in the form of a ClockworkMod Recovery flasher for the HTC One. The recovery flashing tool comes from XDA Forum Member MightyBear007, and...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 6, 2013

Adam Outler Launches CASUAL-Dev Site

Chances are, you've heard of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL tool before. Although the Java-based tool is most frequently used for acquiring root quickly and easily on various devices, there is a whole lot more that you can do with CASUAL. For those who may have forgotten, CASUAL stands for Cross-platform Android Scripting, Unified Auxiliary Loader. And as its name implies, it's a universal infrastructure for deploying firmware and other hacks to Android  from any Windows, Linux, or Mac computer---provided...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 19, 2013

What’s Possible with CASUAL & How to Make Your Own CASUAL – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler is known for many things: tearing down devices and identifying the parts, UnBrickableMod, his anti-Apple Google+ posts, and more. But that's not all AdamOutler has done. He's also created a very dynamic device hacking tool called CASUAL. The Cross-platform Android Scripting and Unified Auxiliary Loader is a package handler that you have seen Adam use to root and bootloader install devices before. In today's video, he shows you what is possible with CASUAL. Most importantly...

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Will Verduzco · May 27, 2013

CASUAL Root, Recovery for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4

Thinking about rooting and installing the fantastic TWRP recovery on your brand new AT&T Galaxy S 4? Are you looking for a more CASUAL™ way of going about things? Give it a go with Cross-platform Android Scripting and Unified Auxiliary Loader! As with all things CASUAL, this comes by way of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. However, ultimate credit for these wiles that Adam has packaged into this iteration of CASUAL goes to XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss. As Adam puts it: Credits @djrbliss - Motochopper and Loki...

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Conan Troutman · May 13, 2013

Dev Community vs Verizon: Another CASUAL Jailbreak Exploit for the Note 2

There has been a bit of a back and forth between the development community and Verizon lately, specifically relating to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is perhaps best summed up by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler: "Well, this has been quite the saga thus far...  Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit) them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch) Us: Back Atcha Verizon (exploit) them: Stop it XDA (OTA Patch) Us: No You! (exploit)" The combination of Adam's CASUAL deployment system and Recognized...

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Mike Szczys · May 4, 2013

Unlock the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1

Owners of the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will no longer feel left out, thanks to the unlock package that XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler posted late Friday night. Although he takes issue with the word 'unlock,' preferring to call it a 'jailbreak' because that term is exempted by the DMCA. The process couldn't be easier thanks to Adam's CASUAL software. I'm sure you've heard of it before since it's been features on XDA TV and several Portal posts....

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Conan Troutman · Apr 29, 2013

Three All-in-One Solutions for Android Driver Issues

It used to be the case that whenever you wanted to use ADB or FastBoot with a device, you were required to install a specific driver for each device. For anyone regularly flashing several devices or developers who test on numerous different phones and tablets, this could prove to be something of an inconvenience, especially when setting up for the first time and having to hunt around in a dingy corner of an OEM website looking for the correct driver....

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 22, 2013

CASUAL Windows / Mac OSX Major Update and Windows Phone 8 Sunset in 2014 – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has updated CASUAL for the Verizon Galaxy Note II and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the article about the deodexing and odexing converter. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve gives his explanation for switching Back to Android, XDA...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 21, 2013

Root Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III with Ease using CASUAL

XDA Elite Recognised Developer AdamOutler is at it again. Following up on his Verizon Note II root method, he continues to roll out safe and easy-to-deploy root exploits via CASUAL, the Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader.This time, the device in question is the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III. One of the major benefits of CASUAL is that it is cross platform. Adam has been spending a great deal of time in bringing support for many different platforms to a consistent level....

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Conan Troutman · Mar 20, 2013

CASUAL for Verizon Galaxy Note II Receives Major Update

Verizon Galaxy Note II owners may remember our previous article on the work of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler and Recognized Developer Ralekdev, which used CASUAL to automatically unlock, root, and install a custom recovery on the device. While the previous iteration was pretty much completely automated when run on Linux, running the tool on Windows meant that some users were required to finish off the process manually using ODIN. This has been addressed, and the process is now completely automated for Windows users...

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Former Writer · Jan 26, 2013

New Galaxy Note 2 Bootloader Unlock Achieved, CASUAL Tool Updated

There is nothing better than a good story line. When it comes to good story lines on XDA, few are better than the Verizon locked bootloader debacle. It's always big news when one is unlocked, and it's always tragic when one is re-locked. This happened recently with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II. First, it was unlocked by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. A few months later, Verizon pulled a slick one and locked it back up. Now, there is...

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Will Verduzco · May 7, 2012

CASUAL Root and Recovery Method for the Galaxy Nexus

You may remember previous work we've discussed on the XDA Portal regarding XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's root method CASUAL. For those who don't, we previously covered how the aptly named Cross-platform ADB Scripting Universal Android Loader helped users root their Motorola Droid RAZR without much hassle or user intervention. As before, the Java-based CASUAL  is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. It performs all the difficult steps for you, allowing you to simply specify what you want done---ranging from installing busybox to rooting and...

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Former Writer · Apr 10, 2012

CASUAL: Motorola RAZR Root Method Unlike Any Other

There's only so much awesome one can cram into a title, which is why there's typically several hundred works to describe it underneath. For those who own the Motorola Droid RAZR, you have experienced quite a bit of awesome things in the recent past including some developments that have flung the doors wide open on development. This is no different. XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA TV Producer AdamOutler has released a one-click-root method called CASUAL---or Cross-platform ADB Scripting Universal Android Loader---for...

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