POSTS TAGGED: tool
Posted November 16, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Every piece of development work has to have its own starting point, and for various modified stock ROM projects, this begins with partition images. Perhaps the easiest way to obtain this material to work with is by creating a recovery image that can be extracted afterwards. Naturally, ClockworkMod is an easy tool with which developers can make backup images of every available partition.
Extracting the images created by ClockworkMod and other recoveries using Linux is quite simple. There is a tool called unyaffs that can extract the image with a single command. However, the situation on Windows is a bit tricky since you have to use Cygwin, which is pretty hard to configure for some. If you’ve experience. . . READ ON »
Posted November 3, 2014 at 06:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Over the last few years, Android has become quite a complete mobile operating system. Numerous features and its open source nature make it an even more attractive choice both to developers and casual end users. Despite the overall greatness of the OS, there is still a little room for improvements–a fact that was demonstrated clearly with the awesomeness that is Android Lollipop and all of its new goodies!
One potentially useful feature that stock Android lacks is NTFS support. NTFS is a file system used both in Windows and certain UNIX-like operating systems. Support for this file system can be added by a suitable patch to the sdcardfs.ko kernel module. Such a patch has been provided by XDA Recognized De. . . READ ON »
Posted September 30, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Samantha
I don’t have a custom theme on my Android phone, and the reason for this is because I am too busy picky (and perhaps lazy) to go through the countless fantastic custom themes that have been created and made available here on XDA and in the Play Store. And I’m sure that many folks here are in the same situation. Because despite the vast selection of themes, we all find ourselves a little bit too picky about something specific –perhaps it’s the icons, the accent colors, or the switches. And this is where Graphic Porter comes in.
Posted September 30, 2014 at 05:00 am by Samantha
Unveiled in June this year, the Nokia X2 is the Finnish company’s second crack at an Android-powered device. With a 4.3 inch IPS display, a dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a price tag under $200, the X2 is a device unique for its dual Windows-Android experience, with Nokia replacing any indication of Android OS with Nokia and Microsoft counterparts. Perhaps not for the wider mainstream market, the Nokia X2 is an interesting device that will definitely perk the interests of some folks. If you happen to be one of these people or have already bought one, you might want to check out Nokia X2 Tools.
Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Samantha
I think it’s pretty safe to say that any sound coming out of a wristwatch isn’t exactly going to be audiophile-grade. But then again, smartwatches aren’t meant to serve as standalone music players (for now at least), with their speakers acting as the outlet for notifications you may receive on your watch. However, if you own a Samsung Gear 2 and find yourself needing a bit of musical accompaniment from your watch as you quietly working at the table, you may want to boost its sound with XDA Forum Member tonydav’s tool.
The tool is a .bat file, which when executed on your PC, will automatically boost the sound volume of your Gear 2 within an indicated minimum and maximum range. XDA Senior Member gav83coll. . . READ ON »
Posted September 14, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
When you are the leader of a large development project, Gerrit isn’t the only tool that can help you keep everything organized. While compiling and uploading a ROM or kernel for one or two devices isn’t overly time-consuming, building for a dozen devices or more can take loads of time and therefore makes it extremely difficult to maintain.
There is a good news, though. You don’t have to launch every nightly build manually.
Not so long ago, our XDA TV Producer AdamOutler gave an overview showing how to use Jenkins. For those who don’t remember, Jenkins is a tool that allows building multiple projects automatically on one of your build servers. While Jenkins isn’t t. . . READ ON »
Posted September 8, 2014 at 05:00 am by Samantha
If you’ve had your eyes on the headlines of the tech industry, you’ve surely noticed the name ‘Xiaomi’ mentioned on more than one occasion. For the unaware, ‘Xiaomi’ is the name of an OEM that many analysts predict to be a rising power in the mobile market, with headlines calling the company the ‘Apple of the East’. Perhaps there’s merit to all this, because after all, Xiaomi’s new phone, the Redmi 1S, sold out in India within 4.2 seconds. So, if you’re looking to purchasing a Xiaomi device, such as the Redmi 1S, you may want to check out XiaomiTool.
Posted August 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Unlike other operating systems, Android uses its own graphical image formats. Most of the images use in the OS are PNGs, but there are some devices that use the RLE image format for their kernel logos. This format provides a pretty good compression ratio and is very fast. Sadly, converting a PNG file to RLE isn’t easy and requires some tools. There are plenty of them, but not many can be described as cross-platform and don’t require ImageMagick to work properly.
If you are looking for a simple tool able to convert PNG files into RLE files in just few seconds, XDA Senior Member alireza7991 has created something for you. PNG2RLE is a text tool that converts raw PNG images into the kernel logo co. . . READ ON »
Posted August 7, 2014 at 10:30 am by Samantha
Being able to run an updated version of Android is probably one of the most important things that we look for when it comes to Android devices. This is exemplified in the countless updates we feature here on the XDA Portal every time there is an indication, a leak, and release of new firmware of the major devices in the Android world, making sure you get to enjoy the newest features, bug fixes, and more as early as possible.
There are also specific tools available to help keep your device on track. And since this is a development-oriented site, one of the members of our community created such a utility for Sony devices called Xperifirm. Developed by XDA Forum Member IaguCool, Xperifirm is a tool that allo. . . READ ON »