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Jimmy McGee · Jul 23, 2014

Samsung Gear Live Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler is known for his XDA Unboxing series where he tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. Whether intentional or not, he has unboxed a few Samsung devices in his day. Everything from the original Samsung Galaxy II, the Galaxy Nexus, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III, to the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4. However, he doesn't stop at striping it down to...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 25, 2014

ASUS PadFone X Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

AT&T advertises the PadFone X as a 2-in-1 device. In that vein we are offering a 3-in-1 XDA Unboxing. Typically on Unboxed the XDA Way, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components, the 2-in-1 ASUS is not safe from this fate. AdamOutler unboxes the PadFone X, PadFone Station, and the PadFone Dock keyboard, not stopping until we see the circuit boards running the whole show. However, he doesn't stop at striping...

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Jimmy McGee · May 7, 2014

Oppo Find 7a Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler is known for his famous XDA Unboxings. In an unboxing the XDA way, Adam tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. He then points out some of the components and what they do. Today, he has set his sights on the Oppo Find 7a. He's done this to other Oppo devices as well: the Oppo Find 5 and the Oppo Find Mirror aka the R819. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the Oppo...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 19, 2014

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler is known for his famous XDA Unboxings. In an unboxing the XDA way, Adam tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. He then points out some of the components and what they do. He's done this to large devices, small devices, iPhone knock-off devices, just about anything. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch and unboxes it---but he doesn't stop at opening the box, he strips it down...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 18, 2013

New Nexus 7 (2013) Unboxed the XDA Way with Screen Replacement – XDA Developer TV

Google released the new Nexus 7 (2013) and everyone has been waiting with baited breath for XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler to do one of his famous XDA Unboxings. In an XDA Unboxing, Adam tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. He then identifies some of the components and tells us what they do. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the New Nexus 7 (2013), and he strips it down to its bare bones. He then...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 21, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

If you caught yesterday's video, you saw XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's teardown of the Oppo Find Mirror (R819) while at this year's XDA:DevCon. Well, AdamOutler didn't just teardown the Oppo. He attended presentations and talked with exhibitors and sponsors of the event. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off all the good conference swag he got at XDA:DevCon. From Devices to trinkets to business cards; it's all there. If you wanted to know what kind of cool stuff you missed by not...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 20, 2013

Oppo Find Mirror (R819) Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler was in attendance at XDA:DevCon 2013. Also, in attendance was phone manufacturer Oppo. AdamOutler asked really nicely, and Oppo agreed to let him do an XDA Unboxing teardown of their newest as-of-yet unreleased device, the R819, also known as the Oppo Find Mirror. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the Oppo Find Mirror and then strips it down to its bare components. Using all his skills and knowledge, he points out the parts that make up the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 3, 2013

GooPhone i5 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Whenever the title says "Unboxed the XDA Way" and people see XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's image in the thumbnail, people know exactly what is going to happen to the device in question. The poor device is going to be torn apart and prodded until it gives up all of it's dirty little secrets. Today, AdamOutler is tearing down a member of the Clone Army. After tearing down and Unboxing the XDA Way the GooPhone i5, he continues by giving a...

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Jimmy McGee · May 29, 2013

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler tore apart and hacked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The large device was quite a show, but sometimes it is more exciting to see the inside of a smaller device. How do they fit so much power in such a small space. So using his powers of hackery, AdamOutler is taking apart the AT&T Galaxy S 4. After tearing down and Unboxing the XDA Way, he continues by giving a tour of the device's...

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Jimmy McGee · May 14, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler is known for his wizardry opening up Samsung phones. However, this also extends to other manufacturers' devices, such has how he recently dismembered the Oppo Find 5. And he's not limited to phone devices, as he Poked at the JynxBox Network Streaming Android Device. However, it is often good to get back to your roots. That is why AdamOutler is taking on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. After tearing down and giving the Note 10.1 an Unboxing...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 20, 2013

JynxBox HD Network Media Streamer Unboxing the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Not a long, long time ago and not in a galaxy far away---in this galaxy, in fact---Android only ran on smartphones. That's not the case anymore; it runs on tablets, Raspberry Pis, televisions, and more. Today XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler gets his hands on a Jynxbox Android HD Network Media Streamer. What does AdamOutler do when he gets a device? He tears it down to its basic elements; he does an Unboxing the XDA Way. After tearing it down and...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 30, 2013

Oppo Find 5 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we love devices, and we love to see what we can do with them. We love playing with different devices so much that sometimes we import them from China, like the Meizu MX. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Oppo Find 5. This device was just released for purchase yesterday in China. This device is quite fast, and the 1080p screen is something to be admired AdamOutler starts by...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 22, 2012

Teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 2 – XDA Developer TV

In this second part of our four-part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler tears down his recently delivered Samsung Galaxy Camera to its internal circuit boards. He goes on to point out and explain the various parts of the circuit board. Finally, AdamOutler talks about the device's build quality. If you missed it, check out part one of this series where AdamOutler unboxes the Galaxy Camera and shows of the basics. Stay tuned for part three where he shows...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 21, 2012

Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Camera Part 1 – XDA Developer TV

Android powering phones and tablets is old hat. The dream of many is to have Android on as many devices in their house as possible. Android-powered refrigerators? Sure. Android microwaves? You bet. Android-powered thermostats? Cool! While some of these things exist only in the mind, Samsung has released a Jelly Bean-powered digital camera, called (unsurprisingly) the Galaxy Camera. In this first part of a four part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler unboxes his recently delivered device. He...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2012

Big Android BBQ 2012 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes all the swag he got at this year's Big Android BBQ. It was an average haul. Sony gave away 200 smart watches and several people walked away with multiple phones and tablets. AdamOutler starts by showing off a Sony Smartwatch, then moves on to the XDA NFC key chains. He continues to go through and show you all the other stuff he got from the Big...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 29, 2012

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes The Verizon Galaxy S3 The XDA Way. After demonstrating the activation bypass, he goes on to give a close-up of the motherboard, talks about the hardware, and follows up with a JTAG demonstration. Now the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is famous for having a locked bootloader. However, Adam shows that not even a locked up bootloader can stop him and the knowledgeable...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 1, 2012

Google Accessory Development Kit (ADK) 2012 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

At this years Google I/O 2012, Google released the ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler has one. In a past video, AdamOutler showed you the Accessory Development Kit and Arduino, showing some neat tricks that you can accomplish with these tools. With this second version, AdamOutler shows off some more cool developments with the Google Accessory Development Kit. In this video AdamOutler unboxes his new Google ADK device. He then talks about all the pieces,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 25, 2012

Nexus 7 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Recently Google announced its new tablet and Google I/O 2012. Milliseconds after it was announced XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler had his ordered. When he received it, he did what you would expect from our resident mobile deconstructionist. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, Adam unboxes the Nexus 7 all the way down to the circuit board and talks about the build while doing so. Adam covers both the good and the bad design characteristics. Finally, like any XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 11, 2012

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 deconstructionist. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Meizu MX all the way down to the circuit board and...

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Jimmy McGee · May 16, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

Many people call the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone the ideal phone. When XDA management had an extra Galaxy Nexus phone laying around, they couldn't think of anything better to do with it than send it to our resident mobile deconstructionist. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes his new Galaxy Nexus all the way down to the circuit board. He shows off his favorite tool of destruction and discusses the hardware's points of interest....

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