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Shoot Troubles, Not Users w/ Alex Boag-Munroe – XDA:DevCon 2014

In presenting the various sessions from XDA:DevCon 2014, we’ve mainly talked about about development. We've done so by covering topics ranging from robotics with Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams to open source with Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}? w/ Jan Wildeboer, and even Building Wearable Apps with Android w/ Andreas Göransson. There is, however,...

Got Root? Verify with Simple Root Checker

OK, it can happen to the best of us. No, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about loosing root permissions. Sometimes it's because of an OTA, other times it comes from a borked flash, and other times yet, it's not even a lack of root access, but rather the lack of BusyBox.Whatever the cause, it...

Beginner’s Guide to the Android Debug Bridge

Most of us here are already quite familiar with the ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Heck, I'd even wager that many of us use it on quite a regular basis---adb pushing and pulling files, adb rebooting, running shell commands, and so on. Most new users, however, have not had such exposure. And let's face it: For youngsters born...

Android Basics 101: Understanding Wakelocks – XDA Developer TV

The number one issue most people have with their smartphone is battery life---unless of course, it’s the Motorola Droid Maxx or the LG G2. There are many tricks people have to help extend their battery’s life: dim the screen all the way and squinting to read the screen, turning off WiFi when they aren’t at...

Beginner’s Guide on How to Setup and Use Fastboot

One of the most important tools we have for flashing images directly from a PC is fastboot. Almost anyone who's rooted an HTC or Nexus device has used it, either through command line or through an automated tool making use of fastboot.After all, this is how we execute that fastboot oem unlock command that we all...

Android Basics 101: Understanding Xposed Framework – XDA Developer TV

XDA and its members are known for two things: being awesome and custom ROMs. Back in the Windows Mobile days, just about every tweak had to be setup in the ROM by the chef and flashed to your device. With Android, things have become more flexible. The most flexible option is the Xposed Framework. With...

Learn More about the Updater-Script

If you've ever flashed any aftermarket development work or theme through a custom recovery, installed an OTA update, or used the powerful AROMA file manager, you've used an updater-script. No big deal, right? Everyone who reads this site should already know this.What not every beginner can do, however, is look into the updater-script and make...

What Can You Scan with Your NFC-Enabled Phone?

With a more than a decade-old history, near field communication, better known as NFC, seems to have only just recently exploded onto the market, mass distributed with almost every new device since 2012 and onward. You now see ads marketing and exhibiting the 'magic' of this relatively old technology, exemplified with people merely touching their...

Guide on Using ADB, Logcat, and DDMS

If you're an Android user, there's really almost no reason why you shouldn't have some basic knowledge on how to use ADB and pull a logcat. After all, what better way is there to give back to the developers that help make our mobile devices better than by giving them the tools they need to...

One Stop Guide Shop for the Newbie and Dev

It's been well established that XDA-Developers  is the destination for resources relating to technology and development. With the Forums, the Wiki, XDA-University, and XDA-Developer TV; anyone regardless of skill level can visit XDA and learn and partake in development. So it is great to see an extensive compilation of guides from the XDA forums for the newbie and...

Comprehensive Guide To ADB Commands

You will have noticed that here on the portal we tend to harp on about the Android Debug Bridge (ADB for short) quite often. There's a good reason for that though, as not only is it one of the most useful and versatile tools available, it is incredibly easy to use once you get started....

Android Basics 101: Backing Up Your Apps and Data – XDA Developer TV

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK talks about the ways you can back up your applications and data on your phone. This allows you to restore this information in case of a phone crash or in case you do a full wipe when flashing a new ROM or kernel.In this video, XDA Developer...