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Qualcomm Releases Proprietary API Extensions

One thing we at XDA like is information. One thing we hate is convoluted methods. Qualcomm has released proprietary extensions for their latest processors in hopes that developers will take advantage of them instead of releasing actual documentation, source, or other means that would allow developers to program applications for all devices. In their latest bit...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the GSM Galaxy Nexus Ripped

Google I/O is an exciting time for members of the Android development community. For those who don't know, we're here in San Francisco, bringing you the most relevant and interesting highlights from the event! New Android firmware releases, product unveilings, and cool gadgets are just some of the many things that are let loose at...

Highlights from Day 1 at Google I/O 2012

Earlier today, we had the great pleasure of attending the Google I/O 2012 Keynote Presentation at the Moscone West conference center in downtown San Francisco. While Internet connectivity issues precluded us from live blogging the event, we would like to bring you some of the most exciting events that we saw, as well our thoughts...

Forum Added for Nexus 7 and Nexus Q

With a fantastically low price point of $199 and $249, today Google unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 tablet. It's made by Asus, and it contains a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 7" 1280x800 display, and your choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage. The Nexus 7 is up...

Learn to Use Linux for Mobile Development: Redirection and Manipulation – XDA TV

Building off the foundations of Linux knowledge begun by XDA TV Producer Jordan, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA TV Producer AdamOutler teaches you more commands and tips to use Linux for Mobile Development. But first, AdamOutler introduces his latest music video and the XDA-Developers complaints line. He begins the tutorial and covers several Linux commands including redirect,...

Unbrick Guide for US Carrier-Branded SGS3

It is inevitable for nearly all devices with heavy development that the occasional mistake is made and a device goes down. This is commonly referred to as bricking, and there are different kinds of bricks---soft and hard. While hard bricks are nearly impossible to fix without OEM support, soft bricks can usually be brought back....

International Galaxy S III Cell Standby Power Drain Issue Identified

Nobody likes to have their smartphone's battery drain quickly, especially when the source of that power drain looks to be the phone's radio itself. Those who picked up the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 when it came out have been discussing this very issue. Battery Usage statistics report that Cell standby is the main culprit---sometimes  accounting for 50-70%...

EFS Pro Receives Another Major Update

EFS Pro by XDA Recognized Developer lyriquidperfection has just received another major update to version 1.7.13. EFS Pro is a Windows application for backing-up and restoring information in the elusive /efs partition on Samsung devices. XDA Member Advocate Admin EGZTHUNDER1 originally reported on this app and also on a major update. Lyriquidperfection says this update includes a custom framework to handle communication...

Sense 4.0 Booting on the International Galaxy S II

It has been a long time coming. Many Samsung Galaxy S II owners have been clamoring for an HTC Sense port for a while now, with over 1500 users asking for it. There have been several attempts made with bits and pieces coming in, but the Galaxy S II has never had a bootable HTC Sense...

Samsung Wave S8500 Gets ICS, Bada Users Everywhere Rejoice

In 2010, things were looking up for Samsung. Riding the success of their Galaxy S series of Android phones and having produced record numbers of electronics components, the hardware giant must have felt nearly invincible when they released the Samsung Wave S8500---the flagship device for their new Bada platform. The much touted device featured hardware...

Slide2Wake Brought to the Galaxy Nexus

We previously brought you news about Slide2Wake awhile ago when it was released for the EVO 3D. For anyone who doesn't know, Slide2Wake is a simple application that allows users to slide their finger across the screen in order to wake it up. This is perfect for flashaholics who've somewhat damaged their power button, and...

Full NTFS Read/Write Support for Android

NTFS is Microsoft's proprietary and preferred file system, replacing the more well-known FAT file system. It has many benefits over the latter such as improved support for metadata, and the use of advanced data structures to further improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization. Presently, only a few Android devices have full support because it is...