June 23, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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.
June 9, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 the video.
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 had a cameo from XDA Senior Moderator and News Writer jerdog on installing applications via wired and wireless ADB.
Now this is where you come in. We need your help picking the topic for next week’s Pro Tip. Here are the options!
Please leave a comment below or post in Adam’s XDA TV thread to let us know which of the four choices you’d like to see next weekend!
June 2, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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.
May 26, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 can be used for installing and modifying system applications or frameworks. So check it out!
May 19, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 some options as well.
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May 12, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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.
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