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Posted March 29, 2013 at 05:30 am by Conan Troutman
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. XDA Senior Member Iamareebjamal has put together a thorough explanation of how to get ADB set up and the most commonly used commands to manipulate your device and gather those crucial logcats for developers.
There are a multitude of different things that you can achieve via ADB, from rebooting the device into various states, pushing/pulling & installing/uninstalling files, and even backing up your device. It also all. . . READ ON »
Posted February 26, 2013 at 04:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
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 TK Producer TK talks about three applications that will make backups for you. First is ROM Manager, which along with the ClockWorkMod Recovery allows you to make a Nandroid Backup of your system. Second is the popular Titanium Backup, which will work on any system with root privileges and backs up system applications and data along with installed applications and data. The third option is My Backup. Check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 23, 2012 at 08:30 am by Former Writer
While the unofficial ethos of XDA Developers deals with the hacking and development of various handheld devices, it is also a treasure trove of information. You can find tutorials on every day things like installing ADB, brush up on your terminology, and even stuff like compiling and decompiling APK files. Whether you’re here to show off your skills or learn some skills, there’s a thread on XDA for you.
One thing devs typically run into is programming. One of the things any dev needs to learn about, be it a ROM or kernel dev or an Android app dev, are various programming languages. XDA Senior Member mhrsolanki2020 has decided to help the community out by posting a tutorial that’ll help users le. . . READ ON »
Posted October 12, 2012 at 04:00 am by Former Writer
Most Android developers tend to prefer Linux as their desktop OS for all of their Android-related needs. However, that does not mean it isn’t possible to work with Android in Windows and Mac computers as well. There are a plethora of guides out there to install the Android SDK on Windows and Linux, but there aren’t many out there that will teach you how to do it with a Mac.
XDA Senior Member AshtonTS is looking to change that by writing up a comprehensive guide for new Mac users on the basics. That is, downloading and installing the Android SDK so you can use ADB and Fastboot. This includes actually getting it installed, and then adding it to your path so that you can use it without switching directories.
In . . . READ ON »
Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
Building off the foundations of Linux knowledge begun by XDA TV Producer Jordan, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA TV Producer AdamOutler teaches you more commands and tips to use Linux for Mobile Development. But first, AdamOutler introduces his latest music video and the XDA-Developers complaints line.
He begins the tutorial and covers several Linux commands including redirect, append, pipe, clear, echo, and cat. AdamOutler shows us how to define and use variables, escape characters, and edit datastreams. He wraps it up with a practical example of some of these commands using adb and modifying the build.prop on a Samsung Captivate.. . . READ ON »
Posted April 30, 2012 at 02:00 pm by Adam Outler
Everyone has experienced the desire to program at one point or another. However, there are generally four limiting factors: Time Constraints, Study Material, Mental Blocks, and Attention Span. So clear your schedule, clear your mind, and self-medicate your ADD with a nice cup of your favorite coffee because here’s the material you need to learn how to program.
The hardest part of learning to program is overcoming a mental block. First, there is no programming deity out there who grants code-literacy to anyone. Learning to code is the same as learning any language—there are nouns, verbs, and sentences that come together in a certain way in order to make sense to the computer. Once you’. . . READ ON »
Posted April 20, 2012 at 02:00 pm by pstevep
Have you ever been in one of the numerous “Post Your Home Screen” threads here on XDA and wondered how someone accomplished that screen that just totally blows your mind? Or perhaps you were browsing mycolorscreen.com, admiring the artistic beauty presented there, and thought “I wonder how they did that?” Maybe you are just one of those people who likes to tinker with your phone and has crazy ideas about what your phone could do visually, but is afraid to ask/share for fear of someone posting a scumbag steve image to insult you. I may just have the thread for you, my friend—a safe haven, a place where you can inquire about how to do something without the backlash of flame-happy . . . READ ON »
Posted November 3, 2010 at 09:00 pm by egzthunder1
ADB this, ADB that, ADB to get such and such… If you are new to the world of Android, you are probably asking yourself “what in the world are these people talking about?” ADB or Android Debug Bridge is basically an interface or communication medium for the user to connect and issue commands to an Android device or emulator. It is a client – server type program that many devs have used to do all the wonderful things that can be done with the little green guy. Anything from sending or pushing files to the device, exploring the directory, and even root processes for most devices are based on certain ADB actions. Many users getting into Android are just getting their feet wet with the commands, bu. . . READ ON »