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Software Build Automation with Jenkins – XDA Developer TV

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Many members of the XDA community come to learn and begin in the exciting world of software development. Once you’ve gone through the development process and written your software, you need to ensure that maintenance does not cause additional problems and the results are always completely reproducible. This is where a build automation system comes in to play. Jenkins is one such software which allows you to keep a hands-off approach to building and releasing your software.

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, AdamOutler talks about Jenkins. Jenkins is a build automation software which runs on Linux and Mac, as well as Windows with some effort. Jenkins can be triggered by Git or Subversion commit hoo. . . READ ON »

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Nokia X Receives its First Source-Built Custom ROM

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The  is the first Android-powered device family from the legendary Finnish manufacturer. It’s become quite the commercial success due to being a relatively cheap device with pretty decent hardware specification. And after it was rooted and received ports of TWRP and ClockworkMod recoveries, it was only a matter of time before custom ROMs would show up.

XDA Senior Member dhacker29, who ported AOSP to Moto G, now brought a working Code Aurora-based build of AOSP Jellybean 4.1.2 to the Nokia X. The list of working features is quite long, including network connectivity, camera, FM radio, and even multi SIM support. The build is described as stable and is a good alternative to heavily modif. . . READ ON »

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XDA University: Building Your Own Android Rom

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Development doesn’t always quite feel like development without the custom ROMs. They’re such a pivotal part of our mobile experience that a proper Android experience would be hard to come by without flashing a few first. So if you just happen to be contemplating building your own, XDA-University is a great place to start your journey at.

The How to build an Android ROM guide over at XDA University is a great introductory overview to help you get started.  While it doesn’t actually go into the specifics of how to actually create each component that goes into a custom ROM, it provides beginners with a comprehensive yet digestible breakdown of the essential components. The. . . READ ON »

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First Sense 4.1 ROM for HTC Sensation XL

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Even though the HTC Sensation XL has been available since May 2011, there is still a dedicated community trying to keep the phone as up-to-date as possible. XDA Senior Member S.a.M.e.R_d released a ROM that allows XL users to enjoy the full benefits of Sense 4.1.

Currently, the ROM is on its seventh build, and the change log shows that there has been some rapid development since it first went live in December of last year. Common problems with early ROMs such as front and back facing camera issues seem to be fixed in the latest build, as well as apps that you will only find in an HTC Sense device.

S.a.M.e.R_d has also created a host of modifications that are ready to be installed on builds 6 and 7 of the ROM. Batter. . . READ ON »

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Root, Recovery, and ROM for the Acer E350

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The Acer E350, otherwise known as the Liquid Gallant, is one of those devices that sits squarely in the middle of the road. While more than capable of running Android 4.0.3, its specs aren’t really anything to write home about. This coupled with the fact that Acer’s devices aren’t particularly renowned for their developer support means that the E350 wasn’t given it’s own dedicated forum. That however has not stopped those with the device from providing it with that all important trio of root, recovery, and ROM that no device should be left without.

XDA Forum Member jaapstreepjan posted a thread detailing exactly how to go about gaining root access and installing a custom CW. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.1.2 Build Now Available for Motorola Defy & Defy+

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Despite being somewhat abandoned by Motorola as far as official updates are concerned, the Motorola Defy & Defy+ are refusing to accept that the latest versions of Android are out of the question. Having recently received an unofficial version of CM10 based on Android 4.1.2 thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Quarx, these devices continue to defiantly (see what I did there?) push the limits of what they are capable of.

As you might expect, this build is still in quite an early stage. There might be bugs, and it may not be suitable for use as a daily driver quite yet. That said, the general feedback within the development thread seems to be very good, without any deal breaking issues being reported so far. The bui. . . READ ON »

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AOKP Jelly Bean Nightlies Now Rolling Out for Nexus 7

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AOKP fans who are also lucky owners of Google Nexus 7, you’re in for a treat! If you have been waiting to get the latest Jelly Bean-based AOKP on your device, your wait is now over. Official AOKP nightlies have started rolling out for the Nexus 7. For those of you who are still surprisingly unfamiliar with AOKP, it’s an AOSP-based Android ROM that has gained a lot of critical acclaim over the past year, and has made its reputation as one of the most popular Android ROMs available for multiple devices, along with CyanogenMod and MIUI.

These nightlies are brought to us here on XDA by Senior Member Stephen.k.spear, with all due credit going to Team Kang. For more information, visit the discussion thr. . . READ ON »

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Official ICS Update Available for Samsung Galaxy R I9103

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To all Samsung Galaxy R GT-I9203 users waiting to get official ICS on their device, we’ve got news for you! The ICS update was recently spotted on SamMobile. Although the OTA may be pushed out to your devices very soon, those who can’t wait can download and install it manually right away.

This is the European I9103XXLQ9 Update and it was spotted here on XDA by Recognized Contributor ardatdat. As is the case with every official Samsung ROM, this one is also TouchWiz based. Not being a carrier-specific version, this can be installed on any Galaxy R i9103 and contains no carrier bloatware apps. Here are some more details:

PDA: I9103XXLQ9
CSC: I9103NEELQ9
Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-08-20
Regions

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KitchenPro For Galaxy SII & Note

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Flashing ROMs is one thing, but how many of you feel like you’re ready to go deeper into the world of customization? XDA Recognized Developers LeoMar75 and GadgetCheck present KitchenPro which will give you the ability to modify/customize your device on the go. It will show you how to use the application to its maximum potential with some features like:

-Added Download & Install Packages tab for faster Install of Packs
-Added the Ability in Browse/Install the ability to flash .tar,CWM.zip and zImages
-Download Speed info
-SD Card Space Warning
-New Rating and Comment Layouts
-New Server Info and Star Rating’s
-Full & Perfect Landscape view compact-able
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