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Change the Look of Your Homescreen with 500 Firepaper

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Modifying and tweaking the look of Android is one of the platform’s most amazing features. Users can change almost every element on their home screens, hence countless number of themes, wallpapers, and mods available in Android Themes and Apps and Games sub forums. All this great work from thousands of members is aimed to make Android look even more pleasing.

Not many of you folks know that XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, developer of many famous applications such as SuperSU or CF-Auto-Root, is a big fan of photography. He decided to merge his passions and create an application called 500 Firepaper. The app uses photos available on the 500px.com portal as your wallpaper And with this app. . . READ ON »

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How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV

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In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your . The Google Nexus 5 is hot news in the Android ecosystem. It is the first device released with Android 4.4 KitKat, and that is a good thing. But as usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 5 is no exception to that!

Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 5 using tools from the XDA Forums. First, Jordan shows you how to unlock the device. Then, he gain root access using XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s CF-Auto-Root. If you wanted to root your brand new Google Nexus 5, take a moment and check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Roots the Google Nexus 5 with CF-Auto-Root

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We all knew that the  would be rooted as soon as users and developers started getting their hands on the device. And now, that time has come. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire recently received his unit, and we can all guess what happened next. So if you’re lucky enough to already have your own, or even if yours is simply on the way, good things are in store for you.

In addition to simply rooting the device, Chainfire released CF-Auto-Root. As stated by Chainfire himself, CF-Auto-Root can be thought of as “root for rooting beginners,” as well as those who want to stay as close to stock as possible while enjoying the sweet, root-enabled goods.

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Chainfire Removes the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Region Lock

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Another day, another action taken by Samsung seemingly intended to earn the ire of its users. Those looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may already be familiar with the device’s region lock situation. While not the very latest scandal surrounding the device, region locking a device means that when you travel to a different region, you will be forced to use your native country’s SIM, rather than a cheaper local SIM card. And despite the company’s claims otherwise, many angry customers testify to this indeed being the case.

However, this is XDA, where the impossible becomes possible. Accordingly, there’s an app XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire for that. Ok, there. . . READ ON »

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Xposed Framework Backported to Gingerbread, Galaxy Note 3 Auto-Rooted by Chainfire – XDA Developer TV

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Certain variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have been rooted by none other than XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire. 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 how Xposed Framework has been ported to Gingerbread devices and the announcement that XDA will be at this years Big Android BBQ.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about Wakelocks, Jordan released a video helping you get started with Ubuntu Touch development, and TK gave us an Android App Review of Focal. Pull up a chair and check ou. . . READ ON »

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CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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We’ve written about XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s CF-Auto-Root for various devices in the past. For those just now hearing about CF-Auto-Root for the first time, it’s essentially the easiest and quickest way to achieve initial root for your Samsung device, while keeping your newly rooted device as close to stock as possible. And due to the ease at which this can be applied, it’s essentially “root for rooting beginners,” as Chainfire himself puts it.

Already supporting over 80 devices and configurations, a version of CF-Auto-Root has now been created for several versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This includes the SM-N900 (International Exy. . . READ ON »

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Open Source GeoLog Brings Contextually-Aware Tracking

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The problem with many geolocation tracker apps is that they either sacrifice battery life for accuracy or they sacrifice accuracy for battery life. Luckily, that’s something that Google has taken care of with its new fused location provider. This location API allows developers to (among other things) specify high-level needs with regards to accuracy and power consumption, rather than having to worry about location providers.

There is now a geolocation tracking app that makes use of Google’s fused location provider. Brought to us by none other than XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, GeoLog can determine what activity you’re doing and modify tracking parameters ac. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.3 Rooted Courtesy of Chainfire

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The recently released Google Edition Galaxy S4 has been generating a lot of excitement since being announced. What a lot of people did not see coming was Jelly Bean 4.3 leak. Despite containing only a few minor changes likely that would affect the average end user, there may well still be a few differences under the hood that we are yet to discover. 

A recently leaked Samsung firmware based on Android 4.3 (JWR66N for those keeping track) has been found to work pretty darn well on the original TouchWiz-laden Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4. However it was not rootable until today, and therefore somewhat less viable of an option for those who can’t live without their root applications. Cue XDA Elite Recogn. . . READ ON »

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Use Your Keyboard and Mouse on Android with USB On-The-Go – XDA Developer TV

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Last time, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin explored DLNA. Today, he is continuing his exploration of often overlooked technologies that work with Android. To do this, Kevin talks about USB On-the-Go. All you need is an OTG cable, some accessories, and some time. The possibilities are endless.

Kevin gives a demonstration of USB On-the-Go.  Kevin shows you five examples of how to use OTG on your device. From his Xbox controller, to his keyboard and mouse. He even shows you how to use a USB thumb drive to get additional storage or access to files with Nexus Media Importer and Nexus Photo Viewer. Finally, he shows off XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire’s DSLR Controller app. What are you waiting for? Check . . . READ ON »

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