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Add Some Power to First Generation Snapdragon CPUs

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Some older devices still remain very popular. Phones like the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and HTC HD2 are considered legendary and have many developers still actively working on ROMs, kernels, and tweaks to keep these old devices kicking. All of these old devices feature the first generation Snapdragon SoC with the Adreno 200 GPU. And although top-notch back in its time, the SoC has long since been forgotten by all but just a few who keep these older devices.

It goes without saying that devices that use the QSD8x50 platform could stand to have their performance improved. Luckily, the Adreno 200 and Qualcomm Scorpion CPU can be overclocked. XDA Senior Member FeraVolt has shared th. . . READ ON »

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Basics on How to Stop People from Hacking Your Android App – XDA Developer TV

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Everyday, developers, hackers, and the NSA play a game of cat and mouse. This involves hackers trying to find their way around security measures, developers patching these holes, and the NSA spying on everyone. While we don’t have nearly enough time to talk about the implications of NSA spying on XDA Developer TV, AdamOutler does have the time to talk about what beginner developers can do to protect their applications from one class of rudimentary hacking.

In an earlier video, Adam demonstrated two easy methods of cheating an Android App. He demonstrated this using his own app Button Clicker. In this episode, Adam tackles memory hacking. Adam gives you a demonstration of how to secure your app agains. . . READ ON »

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How to Hack An Android App (Don’t Try This at Home) – XDA Developer TV

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Listen, don’t cheat in your games. So don’t use the information you are about to learn to win by cheating. Winners never cheat, and cheaters never lose. But in a purely academic exercise, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how one would cheat at a game so that you can detect someone who is cheating and report them to the proper authorities.

In this video, Adam demonstrates two easy methods of hacking an Android App.  He demonstrates this using his own app Spider Squisher Pro Extreme. The methods covered are Input Tap Events and Memory Editing.  Both require very little skill to master but are hacks nonetheless.  So if you wanted to be a simple game hacker check out this video.

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How to Make an Internet Controlled PowerStrip for the Internet of Things – XDA Developer TV

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WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. WE ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!!!

It’s coming, it will be huge, it will change the world as we know it, and it has a pretty silly name. What is it? It is the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the buzz term for the world when everything is connected to the Internet: TVs, toasters, couches, anything. The great thing about that is that we will be able to develop and automate things, or at least make them easier. How can we take advantage of that?

In this episode, Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of the Spark Core to control just about anything with an Android device.  The Spark Core is a $35 cloud-enabled micro-controller device that allows you to acce. . . READ ON »

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What Can We Learn from the Galaxy S III NFC Hack?

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NFC technology is poised to become the core of the mobile payment world. Nearly every cutting edge smartphone released in the next year will feature some form of NFC and mobile payments. Every major player from Verizon to Google, from MasterCard to American Express is in some way attempting to enter the market and gain a foothold in the thriving industry. Yet this is not without cost: Near-Field Communication technology is new and relatively untested. By linking it with our smartphones, a device we use for nearly every aspect of our lives, we’ve created the most potent bait an identify thief or malicious life hacker could desire.

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Week 1 Field Report: HaRET, Hardware, and Tablets

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Welcome to Field Report, I’m Jase Glenn and I’ll be guiding you through this weeks latest innovations by some of the most creative developers in our community. Most of the articles we write about on the Portal have to do with a finished product. Field Report is a step in a different direction, where we discuss the latest innovations as they’re happening, and the thoughts of the developers behind them.

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First up is a hardware hack for the venerable Transformer Prime by XDA Member Erusman. As most of us are aware by now, the Transformer Prime has been plagued by non-functional WiFi and GPS since launch, which in fact led to ASUS recalling many of the launch day Primes. Frustrated . . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy Mini Hack Allows Users to Choose Their Internal Memory

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Some older devices, and even some current low to mid range devices can have a problem with internal storage. Between all the great Android apps out there, music, videos, pictures and other miscellany, sometimes storage can be problem when you didn’t have much to begin with.

This is a problem that XDA Member Doc_cheilvenerdi.org is looking to fix with a hack that will allow users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini to manually adjust the internal memory of their device.

The aim of the modification is to increase the internal memory of the Galaxy Mini so users can put more things on it. The process is pretty simple and involves flashing a few files over Odin. There are a few prerequisites as well. They include:

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