AirDroid 3 Beta Preview – Win a Year of AirDroid Premium! [Update]


Update!: We’ve chosen the winners of the contest. They are: petzku, Androidshek, mascaliente, damir1, nicopizza, dagoban, cretu01, JDLion, trusselo, mohfreestyl. These users will be contacted via XDA PM shortly with a code to unlock AirDroid premium. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest, and thanks to AirDroid for the codes!

It’s the little things that make using convergence apps like Pushbullet and AirDroid so appealing. As I’ve been sitting here typing this article, I’ve gotten three text messages from my wife. My old workflow: hear annoying buzz, stop typing, pick up phone, unlock phone, click on notification, read message, reply, lock phone, put down p. . . READ ON »

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Root the Google Nexus 9 and Unlock Bootloader – XDA TV

Root The Nexus 9

In this episode, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx shows you how to root and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 it finally landing into people’s hands. And while development is hot, some things are not readily available yet. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 9 is no exception!

Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 9 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. This video shows you how to install a unlock the bootloader as well. So if you wanted to root your Nexus 9, take a moment and check this video out.

Also be sure to check out this video to find out who won the Big Android Giveaway!. . . READ ON »

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LG Challenge Round 1 Winners


With Round 1 of the LG Developer Challenge recently closing, they have now been contacted. We had quite the selection of entrants, and the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 9 winners. We have listed them (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry:

  • SferaDev– HubToDate for LG, installing or removing an app on your Android phone will prompt to perform the same action on your tablet.
  • Aaahh – ConnectAll, will access the files on the other end of the connection, either the phone or tablet, and display them. Also the app  will display the screen of the other device and let you control it.
  • yoavst – QGallery, will display photos on your phone on your ta
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Big Android Giveaway – XDA TV

Big Android Giveaway

XDA TV has teamed up with YouTubers DroidModd3rxZedomaxFlossy CarterDanny Winget, and QBKing77 to give you a chance you win some great prizes. All you need to do is subscribe to the above channels, including XDA TV and leave on comment in the YouTube comments for this video.

Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6, a OnePlus One, a NVidia SHIELD Tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more. Winning one of these prizes could not be easier. Enjoy this great XDA TV video and the content found on the other great channels mentioned. Check this video out!. . . READ ON »

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One Week Left to Enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes


There is only one week left to enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes, such as the LG G Pad or LG G Watch R. Last week we told you about our LG App challenge where you can submit an idea for a development that makes use of LG’s QPair SDK. Originally the contest was limited to those with a US shipping address, but after much consideration, we have removed that restriction and everyone should feel free to take part in this contest.

There are  4 days left in the first round of the XDA – LG Developer Challenge. Remember the LG Developer Challenge is a 2-week competition – your opportunity to pitch your proposal for the best LG QPair SDK app and bring it to life with a LG G Pad of your own. We’ll be awarding LG G P. . . READ ON »

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[UPDATED Terms & Conditions] XDA Partners with LG for Developer Challenge


Many Android enthusiasts know the name LG. LG is the maker of some Google Nexus devices and some great devices of there own, from the LG G2 and the follow up LG G3. Of course, there are many other great devices that LG makes, including tablets and watches. LG is focusing heavily on user experience. The thought is, if I have a smartphone and a tablet, can I have the same experience on both? Well LG thinks you can, that’s why they’ve developed the LG QPair. With LG QPair, users do not need to be worry about missing calls or SMSs when they are using tablets. LG QPair is an awesome feature which helps users to use their tablet and smartphones seamlessly. The LG QPair SDK is the software tool that opens APIs fo. . . READ ON »

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And the Winners in the XDA Pebble Development Challenge Are…


Almost two months ago, we set out with Pebble to find three amazing apps/watch faces that developers would put together for the Pebble Watch. That contest came to a close last Friday, and while there were some really great entries who took the smartwatch and stretched it to its limits, the voting came down to three winners for the Grand Prize.

The XDA – Pebble Developer Challenge was a 3-week competition, and each person had the opportunity to pitch their proposal for the best app and bring it to life with a watch of their own. Of the 20 proposals that we selected for the second phase, the developers of the best three apps have been invited to attend the 2014 Pebble Developer Retreat in October. In addit. . . READ ON »

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The XDA Pebble Developer Challenge Voting Has Begun!


Back in mid-late July (gosh, that seems a long time ago now!), we announced that we had paired up with Pebble to offer developers the opportunity to #MakeAwesomeHappen, and be in with the chance of winning a trip to Mountain View, CA, to meet up with Pebble at their Annual Developer Retreat. XDA and Pebble went through every single one of the proposals sent in by developers – we had a tough time selecting the finalists – but in the end we had to whittle down 95 brilliant entries to 20. Those 20 finalists were selected based on the innovation and originality shown in their proposals.

Now it’s down to you! XDA and Pebble will each be selecting a winner, but the third winner will be selected by a vote of yo. . . READ ON »

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Pebble Developer Challenge Round 1 Closes


A few weeks ago we told you about XDA partnering with Pebble for a developer challenge, and the response was amazing. We had almost 100 entrants with many different ideas and the judging on the part of Pebble and XDA was very difficult. That being said, we were able to pick 20 Round 1 winners and they are in the process of being contacted so that Pebble can send them their devices. If you were someone who entered, please check your XDA PM Inbox for a notification. As soon as they are all contacted we’ll announce them and then they will be creating their projects in the Pebble forum.

The next steps in the challenge are as follows:

Round 2 (August 15 – September 12, 2014):

  1. Finalists have 3 weeks to develop their apps a
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