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Jelly Bean for the GSM EVO 3D, Xperia Play and Optimus GT540

The spread of Jelly Bean across XDA would be alarming if it weren't so wonderful. Devices old and new alike are enjoying the latest and greatest from Google to some capacity. Some of the more recent devices to get Jelly Bean are the GSM HTC EVO 3D, LG Optimus GT540, and the Sony Xperia PLAY. While...

Kernel Source Master List for the International Galaxy Note

Whenever a new kernel is released, it is subject to the GPL. This means that full kernel source code for all publicly released kernels and firmware based on the Linux kernel must be made publicly available. This is usually no big deal, as most OEMs and kernel developers provide the legally required GPL-compliant kernel source...

Keep Your Phone Awake with SmartStay Ex – XDA Developers TV

One of the Samsung Galaxy S III’s cool features is the “Smart Stay." The feature will prevent your screen from timing out when you are reading something or browsing the web. However this feature is limited to the Galaxy S III. But fear not! Here at XDA Developers we are full of people who see...

ROMzilla Brings Batch ROM Decompiling and Recompiling to Linux

When it comes to compiling and decompiling ROMs, many chefs don't have the biggest assortment of tools available. When devs need to grab some apk files and edit them, they have to extract the proper files and use a tool to decompile them. When this needs to be done over and over again, as in...

Upgrade to Jelly Bean on Xoom Without Losing Root, Recovery, or Unlocked Bootloader

Recently, the Motorola Xoom joined the exclusive list of devices that have gotten an official taste of Google's latest and greatest. With that, the Motorola Xoom joins the Nexus 7 as the only two tablets with official Jelly Bean updates. Now, users can upgrade to official Jelly Bean without losing root, recovery, or their unlocked...

Simple Number Converter for Your Hex, Dec, and Oct Needs

There are dozens of calculator applications, dozens of calender applications, and essentially dozens of applications of each type. Thankfully, having many choices brings what Android is famous for---which is more options. Some applications are overly simple and people want something more complicated, and sometimes people just want something simple. For those out there who regularly...

APKTool to Receive Updates Once Again

APKTool is one of the staple applications used by developers, themers, tinkerers, and modders alike. It allows users to reverse engineer closed source applications. Once done, the application can be modified or themed, and APKTool re-compiles it for use once again. However, support for APKTool seems to have ceased some time ago, leaving users to...

HTC 8MP Cameras by OmniVision Use Universal Drivers

A lot of Android development has to do with how similar the hardware is between two devices. Usually, when a ROM or other software is ported from one device to another, the devices share somewhat similar hardware. This makes the porting process easier than if the devices had wholly different hardware. This is why the...

Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean Builds and Galaxy S3 Secret Codes – XDA Developer TV

Jordan returns to talk about some exciting and important news from the XDA Portal. Jordan talkes about CronMod giving user the options of A2SD, D2EXT, and INT2Ext. Jordan talks about the Secret Codes to access hidden features on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan mentions XDA Developer TV Producer Erica's Fast Dormancy video. In CyanogenMod 10 news,...

Androtility Makes Fastboot Easier for Mac Users

Practically any Android user on XDA will have come across either ADB or Fastboot at some point. These are tools that allow users to push or pull files and other information to or from Android devices. Most Android modifications found on XDA will require you to use ones of these tools in one way or another. Using...

Screen Brightness Tweaks for Better Battery Life on the Galaxy S III

Devices are rarely released with their full potential realized. If this were the case, root access wouldn't be required to fix many inherent device issues. Granted, most users likely would still seek superuser status because having root is fun. Thankfully over time, OEMs have at least thought to quell the biggest and worst bugs before...

Ultimate Guide To Rooting/Unrooting the AT&T Skyrocket

Among other things, XDA is famous for its ability to help users obtain root with unprecedented efficiency. Usually, when a person makes the decision to root, the forums are both their first and last stop. Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member vincom, obtaining and removing root on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket just got...