XDA News Articles

Jimmy McGee · Jan 20, 2014

Note 3 KitKat Kernel Source and Mobile ODIN 4 Released, Sony Social Camera Ported to Xperia Devices – XDA Developer TV

The kernel files have been released for the Android 4.4 KitKat update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the full Smart Social Camera Experience has been ported to Android 4.3 Xperia Devices and Mobile ODIN has been updated with more features and support for more devices! Be sure to check out the the other videos released...

Will Verduzco · Jan 17, 2014

Mobile ODIN Updated to Version 4, New Features and Devices

We first featured XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN app a little over two years ago. Ever since the beginning, Mobile ODIN has allowed users to flash ODIN-flashable firmwares directly from the device itself, without the need to connect to a full computer. Over the course of the app's various updates, Mobile ODIN has evolved considerably---both adding support for new devices, as well as gaining new abilities. Now with an update to version 4, the app has gained even more...

Tomek Kondrat · Jan 5, 2014

Meet JOdin3: A Web Tool that Flashes Your Samsung Device

Odin and Heimdall were pretty badass gods in the Nordic mythology. But to Samsung device owners, these are important and powerful tools designed to flash stock ROM files, much like Flashtool on Sony phones. In short, they are an essential part of Samsung Android development here at XDA. Many times in the past, we've talked about XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL, otherwise known as Cross-platform Android Scripting Unified Auxiliary Loader.  The cross-platform Java-based tool allows you to perform many cool tasks like...

Conan Troutman · Nov 17, 2012

Jelly Bean Leak for the International Galaxy S II

Well, it's been a long time coming. But after a whole load of nay-saying, conjecture, and incessant optimism, Samsung Galaxy S II owners can finally grab hold of a leaked Samsung test build of Android 4.1. Although Jelly Bean has been available for the Galaxy S II for some time now, there's been no sign of a version from Samsung. But thanks to XDA Forum Member izap, build XXLSJ based on Android 4.1.2 is now available to download. The build features...

orb3000 · Feb 19, 2012

Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 3 Final

Finally we got to the third and final part of this interesting interview: If you missed previous parts, you can find them in here for Pt. 1, and here for Pt. 2 orb3000: What would you recommend to anyone interested in entering the high-level hardware mod world? AdamOutler: I would recommend getting a hold of some tools and hardware, get on google and do it! I'd choose the standard $60 Radio Shack temperature controlled soldering iron, some breadboards, leds, 1kohm...

orb3000 · Feb 18, 2012

Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 2 Of 3

Welcome to the second part of the interview with Recognized Developer AdamOutler: Here you can find the first part in case you missed it. orb3000: We know you have the longest bash script ever written, what is made for exactly? AdamOutler: Mythical Librarian was a project I created over the course of 6 months. At the time, my daughter was 3, could not read and liked TV Shows like Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street and others. I found a way...

orb3000 · Feb 17, 2012

Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 1 Of 3

Finally we are back on the XDA Interview series! For those of you too new to XDA, you may find the previous ones in this links: Interview With XDA Developer pof, Interview with User Experience Admin svetius, Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon, etc. This time we will talk with XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler. It´s hard to find where to start when you have the pleasure to interview such a versatile Developer with so many active projects. orb3000: Hi Adam,...

ElCondor · Feb 9, 2012

Galaxy Tab 7.7: All Things Are Set, ROM Development Has Started

Two years ago, who would've thought we'd be covering actual tablet development? In that time, we were astonished by the screen size of the HTC Touch HD - 3.7 inch almost seemed too big for our pockets. And see where we landed now: the tablet and smartphone industries are slowly blending together, especially thanks to Dell's Streak and Samsung's Galaxy Note. It is incredible to see how these industries change so rapidly. Fortunately, development is more active than ever before,...

Former Writer · Jan 3, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Among the Latest to Get CyanogenMod9

The proverbial train that is CyanogenMod9 keeps on a rollin' today as it hits another device. This time, it happens to be the Samsung Galaxy Note. The giant phone gets its giant update to one of the most giant ROMs in the history of ROM making courtesy to XDA member Maui, who's been kind enough to compile it for everyone toting the super sized phone. As expected, it is an alpha build and there are some issues. They include: Bluetooth...

azrienoch · Nov 30, 2011

Mobile ODIN Lets You Flash Firmware from Device

Chainfire's abilities know no bounds.  The XDA Moderator and Recognized Developer now presents Mobile ODIN, allowing you to flash firmware from your device, itself.  That's right, you no longer need to connect your device to your computer. All right, that's not perfectly true--Mobile ODIN currently cannot flash PIT, bootloader, or EFS partitions.  You still need your computer for those.  For now.  But if you want to flash a new kernel, system, DBData, data, cache, parameter, or modem partition, Mobile ODIN...