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Skip the Wait: Free Premium Hosting for All Recognized Developers, Themers, and Contributors

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Fix Nandroid MD5 Mismatch Woes

Creating a Nandroid backup is very highly recommended for any Android user looking to root and modify his or her phone. For the unfamiliar, Nandroid saves an image of every partition on your device to your SD card. When in trouble, you can simply restore a Nandroid backup in your custom recovery. Nandroids can thus...

Want to Learn How to Program for Android? Start Here

Everyone has experienced the desire to program at one point or another. However, there are generally four limiting factors: Time Constraints, Study Material, Mental Blocks, and Attention Span. So clear your schedule, clear your mind, and self-medicate your ADD with a nice cup of your favorite coffee because here's the material you need to learn how...

New User Guide for the Kindle Fire

Getting an Android tablet for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. Of course, users going to get an Android tablet already know that and accept the challenge, but that doesn't stop users from having those first day jitters. Thankfully, XDA is not only a place of development, but also a place to learn...

Tutorial Helps Users Install ICS, Unlock Bootloader, and Flash Custom Recovery on the Iconia A500

As the number of Android devices that are getting official ICS updates continues to grow, the number of devices getting unofficial ICS is growing even faster. With AOSP ROMs making their way around at a healthy rate and leaks flooding the forums, users practically everywhere are getting their shot at some new firmware goodness. This...

Hardware Acceleration Support for HD2 ICS Roms

Some devices just won't quit. They are an instant hit with both users and developers from the moment they are released, and continue to see updates to the latest OSes long after official support has run dry. Some are even lucky enough to run OSes that they were never even intended to. The HTC HD2...

Full List of Removable Bloatware for the Xperia Arc on ICS

To put it bluntly, bloatware sucks. It slows down devices, steals storage space and RAM, and is essentially useless. Thankfully when creating a custom ROM, developers often remove the unnecessary bits. However, not everyone wants to flash to a custom ROM, instead preferring an improved stock experience.There is now an alphabetized list of safe-to-remove bloatware...

Remove Annoying Facebook Messenger and Facebook Camera from App Drawer

With the newer iterations of the official Facebook app, many users have been outraged to find that Facebook has taken some liberties and have installed new software on their phones. Along with the official Facebook app, users also get the Facebook Messenger app and the Facebook Camera app.While the Messenger app may be a tad...

Forums Added for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Unless you have been living under a rock in the past few months, you have undoubtedly heard about the Samsung Galaxy S III. Much rumor and speculation has surrounded the device, and we've even written about some of the core components that will comprise the foundation of Samsung's next generation flagship.While the full specifications (and...

Build Your Own Browser with Maxthon

Picking a favorite Android browser is much like picking a favorite sports team. Everyone has a favorite they brag about and will defend to the death. With browsers having different features and the fact that everyone needs something a little different, it's really hard to pinpoint which browser is the best one and, moreover, which...

Closer to Perfection – One S Port for EVO 3D Gets Major Update

You may recall that not too long ago, we wrote an article about the first ever port of the HTC Endeavor (One S) for the EVO 3D, brought to you courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer TMartin. Well, as it turns out due to some time constraints on his end, the dev could not update the ROM...

The Galaxy S III S5E4412 Processor—A Hacker’s Overview

The Exynos 4412 processor, aka S5E4412, has been confirmed as the application processor for the Samsung Galaxy S III. After scouring the web for publicly available data sheets, best information listing I could come up with came from 8gpad. I'd like to take a minute and talk about the S5E4412 procssor.Lets start by breaking down...