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APK Multi-Tool: Editing APKs Made Simple

Back in 2010, XDA Recognized Developer Daneshm90 created a script for the HTC G1 to simplify the modification process for APK files. The script proved popular, as it greatly streamlined the cumbersome manual modification process. Sadly, over time the script fell into disrepair and even the download link for it ended up broken. Eventually, XDA Senior Member raziel23x...

This Week in Development – Quick Take: All US Galaxy S3s Rooted and Responding to NVIDIA the XDA Way – XDA TV

For this Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan talks about articles on the XDA Portal.  Jordan talks about Nvidia's response to Linus Torvalds. Also covered is the development that allows native running of EXE files in Windows Phone 7.5. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's XDA TV Pro...

WiFi Calling for the HD2 Running Ice Cream Sandwich

This is usually where we would insert a strategic metaphor to describe the pure awesomeness that is the HTC HD2. Much like Apple's hatred of Android, Forever Alone memes, and Celine Dion's heart, HD2 development will probably go on and on. Forever. As such, the HD2 is showing no signs of letting up. In addition to acquiring hardware...

Basic Kernel Kitchen for Minor Kernel Tweaking

We generally encourage those who want to learn how to develop to do so by developing code rather than using kitchens. However, everyone gets started differently. This means that some aspiring developers may want to get their feet wet with something simple, like a ROM kitchen, before actually creating real development work. And much of...

Easy Root and Recovery Tutorial for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

With the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 obtaining root, it was only a matter of time before it's smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, was rooted as well. Unlike the original Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1, which were released almost a year apart from one another, this generation offers the two sizes (as well as...

Voodoo SIM Unlock for i9300 GS3

Just days after a root method for all Galaxy S3 variants was released, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio has done it again and released another extremely highly regarded application on the Google Market. This time, he manages to provide a solution to SIM-Unlock Galaxy S3 aptly named Voodoo Galaxy S III SIM Unlock. How does it...

Pro Tip Number 6: Effective Use of NFC Tags – XDA TV

In the sixth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of NFC (Near-Field Communication) tags. AdamOutler begins by showing how to used the Tag ID to trigger a scripted event using an Android Application. Next, AdamOutler shows data being written and retrieved to and from a tag. Finally,...

HTC Amaze 4G Owners Petition HTC for TI WLAN Source Code

Sometimes OEMs need a swift kick to remind them that things need to be done. Such instances include the worldwide outcry for unlocked bootloaders and the HTC One X hardware fault. While HTC may not always listen to their customers, when it really matters they have a history of stepping up. This is a problem that...

US Samsung Galaxy S III Variants Rooted

With a device as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S III, achieving root on all variants is high priority. Now, all three U.S. carrierversions, the Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T Galaxy S III have been rooted. With so many phones getting root all at once, there are quite a few XDA members responsible---XDA Senior Member howtomen for...

Tired of Unwanted Bundled APKs in ROMs?

Like most users of XDA, I love custom ROM's. Although as a minimalist, when I download a ROM for my Galaxy Nexus, I tend to go through and delete the apps I do not need. I'm sure many of you do as well, and it's annoying that it has to be done manually every time...

Experimental Toolchains and Guide for Android Kernel Building

We here on XDA love innovation and development. We especially love it when one of our members decides to push development on the Android mobile platform further. XDA Recognized Developer ezterry has done just. The developer has not only created detailed, cross-platform guides on setting up a development environment in Linux, Windows, and MacOSX; but he...

This Week in Development: Samsung Galaxy S III & XDA – XDA TV

Today on This Week in Development, Jordan talks about articles on the XDA Portal---surprising I know. Jordan talks about XDA Elite Recognized Developer, XDA New Writer, XDA TV Producer, and all around awesome guy AdamOutler's write up about Nvidia and closed hardware. Also covered is how to use Init.d with any phone. Jordan reminds you to...