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Jimmy McGee · Jun 23, 2012

Pro Tip Number 6: Effective Use of NFC Tags – XDA TV

In the sixth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of NFC (Near-Field Communication) tags. AdamOutler begins by showing how to used the Tag ID to trigger a scripted event using an Android Application. Next, AdamOutler shows data being written and retrieved to and from a tag. Finally, AdamOutler discusses the NFC technology briefly. So sit back, relax, and check out the video. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 9, 2012

Pro Tip Number 5: Why You Should Odex and Deodex – XDA TV

In the fifth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler responds to your requests for this Pro Tip. AdamOutler talks about Odexing and Deodexing ROMs. There is no universal and free way to odex and deodex a ROM for all platforms, as different platforms and devices have different tools for odexing and deodexing. So, AdamOutler lays out why you would want to deodex, odex, and what it all means. So sit back, relax and check out...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 3, 2012

Help Us Pick Next Week’s Pro Tip!

In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you've undoubtedly seen our new Pro Tips segment on XDA TV. The purpose of these videos is to give you, the viewers, an inside look on how to more efficiently use your mobile devices. To date, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has covered using an Android device as an XBMC remote, turning your device into a wireless SSH and SFTP server, and how to develop a custom ROM on-device. We even...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 2, 2012

Pro Tip Number 4: Installing Applications Using ADB – XDA TV

In the forth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Senior Moderator and News Writer jerdog shows the process of installing Android applications to your device using ADB (Android Debug Bridge).  He demonstrates doing this via USB connection with your computer, and shows how to do this wirelessly using adbWireless---in case your dog or friend has chewed on your USB cord rendering it unusable. For more information on Android Debug Bridge see XDA Recognized Developer Captainkrtek's comprehensive guide on using ADB. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · May 26, 2012

Pro Tip Number 3: Developing a Custom ROM On-Device – XDA TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns with the third in a series of XDA Pro Tips. After a problem with Windows 7,  AdamOutler heads back to his comfort zone of Linux, and shows you how to install several command line tools onto your mobile device. The tools AdamOutler installs are BusyBox, tcpdump, strace, ipctool, bash and viewmem. AdamOutler considers these the "basic hacking tools" for working with mobile devices. While this demonstration covers installation of command-line tools, the same techniques...

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Jimmy McGee · May 19, 2012

Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV

For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP). He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to show how to connect to a desktop, the programs used and how to set it up on Linux or Mac while offering Windows users...

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Jimmy McGee · May 12, 2012

Pro Tip Number 1: Android XBMC Remote Control – XDA TV

In the first in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows us how to repurpose an Android device as a remote control for your TV with XBMC.  He demonstrates sending a YouTube video from the YouTube application on an Android phone to a TV.  He then talks about the hardware required to run this setup and what it takes to set up a full-fledged media center with Android integration. (more…)

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