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Blackphone Gets Rooted, Qualcomm Security Exploits Affect Moto X, Nexus 5, LG G2, and More! – XDA Developer TV

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The “secure” Blackphone has been rooted! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the Qualcomm Security Exploit being demonstrated at Blackhat Conference and the article talking about Code Syntax Highlighting being enabled on the XDA Forums! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for YourTube. Then Jordan showed off how to root the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. And later TK gave us a an Android App Review of HandyCall. Pull up a chair an. . . READ ON »

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Qualcomm Announces 64-Bit Snapdragon 810 and 808 SoCs

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Do you think that Snapdragon 801-based flagship device you’re eying is high-end? Well, what Qualcomm has in store for early 2015 may make you want to wait for the next generation of mobile chipsets. Today, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. So what do these high-end, 64-bit SoCs bring to the table? Let’s take a look.. . . READ ON »

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Google Hangouts Widget, Nexus Device Optimizations, Unofficial KitKat ROMs for Optimus 4X – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio! That and much more KitKat 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 three-Rom KitKat Combo is available for the LG Optimus 4X HD and the article talking about how Sense 5.0 has been ported to the HTC Pico (Explorer)!

In other important news, Jordan talks about speeding up your Nexus device with the Qualcomm optimized KitKat Dalvik and Bionic libraries. Also, there is now a Hangouts widget!  Be sure to check out other videos on on XDA Developer TV, like the review of the latest version of Google Glass. Pull up a chair and check out . . . READ ON »

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XDA:DevCon 2013 – Thanks are in Order

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So it’s been a week  since XDA:DevCon 13 passed, and I am still blown away by the excitement, energy, and community that flowed out of the event. With top-notch speakers and sponsors giving their all, and a hotel staff that was committed to making sure everything went smoothly, there was hardly a chance for Uncle Murphy (the bad luck icon, not our amazing opening speaker Mark Murphy) to make an appearance.

Going into this event I didn’t know what to expect—much like when you and your significant other find yourselves expecting a child, you spend months planning something, but you still don’t know what is really in store. Is it going to come out looking like this or more like this?

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Bootloader Unlock for the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M

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Dan Rosenberg (a.k.a. XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss) gets the credit for finding exploits on a lot of devices, and now you can add to it the line of Motorola units that use the Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. There are currently three models included in this category, the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M. They’re based on the processor marketed as the Qualcomm Snapdragon, and they’re hiding some interesting tricks that may eventually keep users from loading their own ROMs. Dan’s investigation did lead to an exploit, but I find some of the pseudocode he authored based on the disassembly an interesting look at what the future might bring from Motorola.. . . READ ON »

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NV Fashion Catalog – 2012 Edition

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A what catalog? If that was your reaction when you read this article’s title, mission accomplished! All joking aside, if you have been around Samsung devices for long enough, you will have undoubtedly heard about the EFS folder. This is a “magical” place that stores virtually anything that is required by your phone to work properly, including but not limited to your IMEI (or MEID/pESN if you have a CDMA device), carrier label, parameters of all sorts, and much more. All these important things are stored in different locations in that folder, particularly located in a folder in the EFS directory called NV_Items. Each item/location holds hex values for all the aforementioned parameters. A. . . READ ON »

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Qualcomm Releases Adreno 2xx GPU Binaries for on ICS ARMv6 Devices

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Not too long ago, we shared fantastic news that Qualcomm had released the Adreno 2xx GPU Binaries for Ice Cream Sandwich. However one thing that we failed to consider was that these precompiled GPU binaries were compatible only with ARMv7 devices.

Sadly, this left many users with older and less powerful ARMv6 devices out in the cold. Due to having less powerful CPUs, these are devices that could stand to benefit greatly from full GPU hardware acceleration in ICS. Not content with sitting idly by, XDA Forum Member sweetnsour quickly saw fit to create a global petition asking Qualcomm to compile and release the necessary Adreno 2xx GPU binaries to get ARMv6 devices up to speed with ICS back on March 17th.

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Xperia Ray Adreno GPU Driver Fixed, Re-Released

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As many people already know, Sony has been releasing a lot of ICS Xperia Source Code recently. Coupled with Qualcomm’s release of Adreno 2xx GPU drivers for ICS, developers of the Xperia line up have been up to their elbows in new code to play with.

Not all code is perfect, however, and for some devices, namely the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the GPU libraries proved problematic, causing a few bugs with the video driver with camera preview and video playback. XDA Forum Member arcatarc has taken the video driver and, well, fixed it.

The modified driver has had positive reviews from the testers so far and seems to fix all the problems with the video driver from Qualcomm. Says arcatarc:

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Qualcomm Releases Adreno 2xx GPU Binaries for ICS!

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For quite some time, we’ve known that devices based on Qualcomm’s aging QSD8250 / 8650, otherwise known as the original Snapdragon, would not be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich in official capacity. This meant that former flagship devices that were released less than two years ago would be ineligible for official upgrades to ICS.

This is something that many of us refused to accept, myself included. What’s worse is that it meant that the device which most lived up to the Nexus name—the Nexus One—would not receive Google’s tastiest treat.

Now despite the lack of proper first party graphics libraries, the community has made outstanding progress porting ICS to devi. . . READ ON »

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