September 18, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 shows you how to do a screen replacement. He finishes off the video by showing you how to install TWRP recovery. After further tweaking, Adam fixed the mushy button issue. Anyway, check out this video.
August 21, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 attending or want to compare his loot with yours if you did attend, check out this video.
August 20, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 device. He was even able to find UART after more tinkering. Anyway, check out this video.
July 3, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 tour of the device’s components, then demonstrating the copyright infringing theme. The GooPhone i5 is a unique device in that it replicates all the features and the look and feel of an iPhone. It runs Android 4.0.4. So if you wanted to see how to not create a phone, check out this video.
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 components. AdamOuter demonstrates the device setup, installing recovery, and rooting the device. So if you wanted the freedom to do what you want with a device you bought, check out this video. Also, check out the full teardown hangout and rooting video.
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 the XDA Way. He continues by giving a tour of the device’s components. AdamOuter demonstrates the device setup, as well as installing recovery and rooting the device. The device can be rooted easily, perhaps too easily, using CASUAL. So if you wanted the freedom to do what you want with a device you bought, check out this video. Also, check out the full Teardown Hangout and Jailbreak video.
February 20, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 giving a tour of the device’s components, AdamOuter demonstrates the device setup, entering recovery, and rooting the device. The device can be rooted easily, perhaps too easily, so Adam shows you, how you can apply security. Finally, he demonstrates how to set the JynxBox up for debugging and loading software to it.
January 30, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
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 doing what he does best: tearing the device apart and examining the hardware components. However, there are some drawbacks to this device such as how GPL-compliant kernel source is not yet available. Furthermore, you have to use a special ADB binary to access the device. So check this video out, it is not to be missed.
November 22, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 you how to root the Android powered Galaxy Camera.
November 21, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 then shows of some of the basic features. Stay tuned for part two, where AdamOutler does his typical hardware tear down, and part three where he shows you how to obtain root!
October 31, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 Android BBQ. Finally, AdamOutler shows off the Magic Box device he created for and demonstrated at the Big Android BBQ session, hosted by XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan and himself. So check this video out, it is not to be missed.
August 29, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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 members at XDA. He shows a piece of software he wrote called CASUAL, which handles rooting, bootloader unlocking, and installing ClockworkMod Recovery—all of which are your basic required tools to install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 10 and AOKP. Be sure to check this video out!
August 1, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
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, parts, sensors, and design. The Accessory Development Kit 2012 features an independent main processing board, an alarm clock shield containing 64 RGB LEDs, a Type 2 read/write NFC tag that launches the ADK app, and a spattering of sensors including a colorimeter, thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, accelerometer, magnetometer, twelve capacitive buttons, and a capacitive slider.