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Learn How to Easily Set Up a Gerrit on Your PC

If you follow the custom ROM world closely, you have certainly noticed that some developers or teams use Gerrit to verify and implement the code that goes into their ROMs. It's a popular way of controlling and reviewing code, as well as enhancing it, since the commits can be reviewed by other developers. Incoming commits can...

Remove the Band Restrictions from Various Qualcomm Devices

Every country is different, and I'm not referring to the British having steering wheels on the right side of their cars. Sometimes, you might go to another country and find that your phone does not work. This is often caused by OEMs blocking the available or usable frequencies on the device. So called bands differ in every part...

Fix KitKat WiFi Drops on Your Own

Despite introducing many useful features and overall great performance and enhancements, Android 4.4 KitKat is not without its flaws. For many, it's not quite the most stable OS released by Google, and one of the “features” that drive people crazy is the intermittent WiFi drop. It unfortunately hasn't been fixed in the various releases since KitKat's original unveiling.If you...

Add Bits and Pieces of Honami to Your Current ROM

In the last few months, we've talked about quite a few Sony Honami-related projects. The Sony Xperia Z1 is quite a popular device, due no doubt to its aesthetic UI that has been ported to other devices by many developers and themers.Changing the look of your device's framework to match the Honami isn't as difficult as it may initially look....

Change Your Sony Xperia Device’s UI

Nothing tastes better than the product of your own hard work. This applies everywhere, from cooking to Android, where you can modify almost every element of the UI either by editing smali code or by using an Xposed Framework modules. XDA is your source for a limitless supply of guides explaining what needs to be done in order to achieve...

Set Up APKTool on Ubuntu in No Time

APKTool has been one of the main, and probably most influential application editing tools for quite some time on the Android platform. It has been available for Android users ever since devices had physical keyboards, back when Android seemed like just an experimental project. The first versions of the tool were released in 2010, so this was at the time when...

How to Change Your Loading Animations to Honami

The Sony Xperia Z1, also known as the Honami, brought many interesting solutions for end users with regards to UI styling. Sony is well known for delivering a good looking OS that is stable, reliable, and easy on the eyes, and many of the people here on the XDA forums will agree.If you didn't purchase this formerly flagship...

Change Your Tab Indicators to Match the Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

The Sony Xperia Z1 is undoubtedly a beautiful device. Nice hardware design coupled with a good looking UI makes this smartphone one of the top choices for those who like their phone to be beautiful more than anything else. As such, this former flagship still is quite popular among XDA users.The phone codenamed "Honami" has a unique Xperia UI,...

Learn How to Set Up Linux and Build Your First ROM from Source

Every developer, even the most capable, was at one point a newcomer. When you are a new to development and need light to show the way, there's little better than a guide showing you where to start your journey. If you want to try your luck with developing for Android, XDA Recognized Contributor jackeagle offers you a nice ride through...

How to Root Any Device

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device! If you don't see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a PM to PG101, with the device details and a link to the...

Learn How to Make a Font Application Easily

Around the time of the OnePlus One's release, the CyanogenMod team decided to use refresh their Theme Chooser. One of the new functions that has been added is an ability to change the font, system-wide, without messing with /system/fonts folder. To change your system fonts using this new functionality, the font must be made as an application. If...

Change the Look of Your Dialer and Phonebook Apps in Just Few Steps

Much of the Android's beauty is in the ability to change practically every part of the OS---both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. There are several ways to go about this. One way is to modify apps before compiling them from source. Another involves decompiling and editing already compiled, ready-to-use binaries. Theming your ROM is one way to...