Open source hardware and software is the holy grail for developers—a virtual white canvas for those looking to create custom firmware. Join us today for another XDA TV session, in which XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Auraslate Lifepad 1026 the XDA way.
Disassembling the 10″ tablet to its naked internals, Adam shows us how the Lifepad 1026 ticks. He also gives us a few tips about setting up a UART port on the tablet, and then goes on to show us the kind of debugging one can accomplish with such access. So stop what you’re doing, and go watch the video now!
While taking apart the software of our mobile devices is nothing new on our forums, taking apart their hardware is. Join us for another XDA TV session, in which XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Nook Tablet the XDA way.
Undressing the tablet all the way to its bare internals, Adam gives us an inside glimpse at how the device really works. After taking the Nook apart, Adam also gives us a quick look at setting up UART on the tablet and tells us what it means for developers to have access to the full processor data sheets.
Adam then goes on to talk a bit about the importance of encorperation of open information practices by hardware manufacturers, and how lack thereof causes problems for developers. Click on for the XDA-style unboxing! READ ON »
In this video, AdamOutler unboxes an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II all the way down the the motherboard. He then shows the process of locating hardware modifications required to correct an issue on the board which prevent firmware flashing in the event of a damaged bootloader. Click on for the (real) unboxing! READ ON »
In this video XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes his new Asus Transformer that he won as a result of XDA’s Favorite Tablet of 2011 contest. But Adam doesn’t stop at the unboxing, he goes all the way down to the motherboard to show you what’s really inside the Transformer. Click on for the revealing unboxing! READ ON »