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Expand Your Screen Size with Ultimate Dynamic Navbar

Ever since moving to a phone with virtual navigation buttons, I've been bugged by the screen space they use---a gripe held by many out there as well. However you minimize this issue, be it a mod that reduces the height of the navigation bar, using Pie control on Paranoid Android or CM10, or a third-party app...

Active Development for the Motorola MotoACTV

"Wait, what is the Motorola MotoACTV? Doesn't sound very familiar."Unbeknownst to many, the MotoACTV is an interesting device released by Motorola all the way back in 2011 that acts as a part-time watch, and a part-time fitness tracker. With Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS support, it also interestingly came with Android Gingerbread, thus making it a...

Chainfire Patches Samsung’s Attempts to Block Root, New Devices Added to CF-Auto-Root and ADBD Insecure

Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, you never cease to amaze. You love to say that you are friendly to the developer and user communities, and some have even bought that. There's an old saying that says, "Actions speak louder than words." There's another one that says, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Both...

Dev Community vs Verizon: Another CASUAL Jailbreak Exploit for the Note 2

There has been a bit of a back and forth between the development community and Verizon lately, specifically relating to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is perhaps best summed up by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler: "Well, this has been quite the saga thus far...  Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit) them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch) Us: Back Atcha...

Xperia Tablet S Jelly Bean Update Finally Rooted

Users of the Xperia Tablet S, rejoice! XDA Forum Member xxliftsupxx has discovered a sneaky method to root Android 4.1.1 on the sgpt12... finally.Soon after noticing that the the sgpt12 uses the exact same kernel as the Asus Transformer, which has a working root method, xxliftsupxx stumbled across Dan Rosenberg's Motochopper, the same tool used to root...

Root for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Works Across Multiple Carriers

If you're thinking about signing up for a carrier-subsidized Samsung Galaxy S4 here's a bit of good news: XDA Recognized Developer Djrbliss posted a rooting guide that is dead simple and works with all variations that use a Qualcomm processor (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.). The technique was originally developed for Motorola devices, and thus is called Motochopper. It will work...

Root, Recovery, and ROM for the Acer E350

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...

This is Why XDA-Developers.com Roots Android – XDA Developer TV

Recently, Jamie Condliffe of Gizmodo posted an article asking why anyone would want to root their stock Android device. Our recent news that we published regarding the Nexus 4 being rooted prompted the question.Condliffe asks, “What are the amazingly useful features you can only access by rooting a Nexus 4? And are they worth the...

Apple Settles with HTC, Nexus 4 Rooted, Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Leak – XDA Developer TV

Jelly Bean Leak, Nexus device rooted, Windows 8 and wireless device manufacturers' agreements---all this and more covered on today's episode of XDA Developer TV. Android News specialist Jordan talks about the Jelly Bean leak for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Also mentioned is the article talking about more and more Windows...

Nexus 4 Rooted Already (No Surprise)

If you are one of those lucky enough to snag a Nexus 4 before the Play Store went into meltdown and all stock was depleted, congratulations. I dare say you'll be anxiously tracking that package and cursing the mailman for taking his sweet time. One thing you won't have to wait for however, when your...

All-in-One Toolkit for the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is quickly becoming the most popular Android tablet. Unsurprisingly, it has amassed a large community of developers who have produced some great tools and utilities for the device. A common utility for popular devices is the 'one-click' root tool. XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip has created such a tool for...

Meizu MX Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Recently Portal Administrator Will Verduzco showed us how to root and install Ice Cream Sandwich on the dual-core Meizu MX. Meizu recently sent us their new quad-core version---the similarly named Meizu MX M032---and it sports the same Exynos 4412 chip found in the Samsung Galaxy S III. This time, we gave the device to our resident mobile...