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Open-Source Hardware–The Industry Standard

The center of most modern development is Open-Source.Open-Source is a huge selling point, allowing the user to potentially be on equal or greater knowledge-footing than product support.  Open-Source allows the end user to read and write the same software that comes on the device.  Open-Source also gives us the tools we need to modify our...

Obsqr: Simple and Lightweight Code Scanner

If you ever use QR codes, even if only occasionally, you probably a have a QR code scanner installed on your device. A lot of these apps are jam packed with various extra features and options, which is great. However, if all you want to do is simply scan a code now and again, you...

Send E-Mails Anonymously with Fake Mailer

With April 1st quickly approaching us, we can't help but to start thinking about the different kind of pranks that we could potentially pull on friends, loved ones, or complete strangers (no one is exempt). Due to the large influence of electronic media and mass communication, we turn to alternatives like e-mails and such. But,...

Load Ubuntu 11.10 on the Archos Gen8

Installing a Linux Distro on an Android device is always an interesting prospect. The idea of having an operating system like Linux, which is meant for real computers but can be run on practically everything, brings even more functionality to a device than it had with just the stock software. Its small footprint and low...

Tired of Modding Pics to Fit as Wallpapers? Try Ultra Wide HD LWP

The stock Android cropping tool is, in my humble opinion, one of the worst features that Android has. It personally makes me miss adding background images to my old Windows Mobile devices because, well, there wasn't a whole lot that needed to be done to them so that they would fit.It is very annoying when...

Desire HD Tools and Themes for CoreDroid

When an XDA forum member goes off on a modding spree and makes a whole bunch of cool stuff, it's always a good time for users looking to make their devices look cool and behave better. This is especially true when the mods are released simultaneously, and users can just browse the thread like kids...

Turn Your Xperia Play Into an Xperia S

Running one Android phone's skinned UI on a different Android phone is always an interesting experience. Experiencing what owners of a different device feel in comparison to what you're already using can not only be useful for a possible future jump to a different device, but it's always cool to show your friends the real...

One Stop Shop for HTC Thunderbolt Modification

Every now and then, it's necessary for a developer to consolidate all of his or her mods into a single thread. It makes it easier for users to find all their stuff and help showcase their work in a more effective and efficient manner. It also gives that dev a place to put future work...

FlashBlink Delivers Camera Flash Call Notification

There are numerous ways that our devices can notify us of an incoming call. Aside from the obvious methods such as annoying ringtones and vibration, certain people out there like to be notified of this in a somewhat different manner. After receiving numerous requests, XDA senior member faiyyaz has developed FlashBlink, a simple yet functional little...

Mount2SD Brings All-In-One SD-Ext Script Editing

There is a lot of scripting fun to be had with Android. Whether it be init.d or a build.prop tweak or even built into the framework and SystemUI files, developers have put scripts into every nook and cranny of Android with each method having its advantages and disadvantages.Most rooted Android users have heard of Apps2SD,...

Auraslate Lifepad Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

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...

Beginner’s Guide to Hex Editing–Game Save Modding and Programming

The modification, customization, and tweaking of Android lends itself to an incredibly broad set of methods. General programming, video game modding, and hex editing all have alternate homes, as many of their concepts can be reused on Android. As an example, you can't learn how to compile CyanogenMod without learning what code modules are. Similarly,...