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Sharing, XDA, and You! New Addition to Sharing Policy on XDA-Developers

We are going to deviate a bit from our regularly scheduled programming to let you know about an upcoming change in the rules in the XDA forums. As time has gone by, our site has grown by leaps and bounds from what it was a couple  of years ago. With a membership base of over...

Bricked-Installer Makes One X Kernel Flashing Simple

For those with custom recoveries and unlocked bootloaders, flashing a kernel is as simple as downloading a flashable zip and installing it using the device's GUI. However on others, it can be a little more tedious than that, such as require fastboot commands. It is not technically difficult to do so, but enter one line...

Fresh Jelly Bean Ports Arrive on the HTC EVO 3D

Users of the HTC EVO 3D have been rather lucky lately. Despite HTC withholding the Ice Cream Sandwich update and kernel source code until the very last second (and indeed until the next iteration of Android, 4.1 'Jelly Bean', began landing on other devices) clever developers and a dedicated community of ROM cooks have managed...

Mac Users Now Have Their Own Nexus 7 Toolkit

Very recently, we brought you news of an awesome toolkit for the Nexus 7. It brought many features and gave Nexus 7 users a stable tool to do a lot of things. However since it was for Windows users only, many Mac users were left longing for their own. Thankfully, there is now a toolkit available for...

The ‘Sleeping Giant’ May Have Awoken

Legend has it that Admiral Yamamoto made the following statement shortly after Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." While the validity of the statement has never been verified, the principle remains that you should be careful that the enemy you...

Sony Beginning to Upgrade Many ICS Xperia Devices This Week

Sony has been one of the most proactive handset manufacturers as of late in releasing updates to their Android handsets, as we reported earlier this year. Now they're rolling out firmware updates for the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray beginning this week. They had this...

Init.d, CPU Editor Script, and ClockworkMod for Xperia Ion

For those who don't know, Init.d is required to run scripts on most Android devices. It can be used on pretty much any device that's rooted, but sometimes it can be hard to make it stick. Usually, it requires flashing a kernel or a ROM that has Init.d support in a custom recovery. For those...

TweetLine Brings Full Featured Twitter Experience

Finding the right Twitter application is like shopping for a new car. You have to compare features, looks, usability, and other small things before you pick the one you want to stick with. There are also a whole bunch of options. For most Twitter users, they're happy if their Twitter client can send tweets and...

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 1: Using NuGet – XDA Developer TV

If you are an avid viewer of XDA Developer TV, you know that we have been releasing some videos regarding building apps for the Android operating system. Also, according to a recent article, Windows Phone market share has grown from 1.6% to 2.7% over the past year. With that phenomenal growth in mind, we present our...

HTC Rezound Added to the HTC Unbricking Project

A while back, we brought you news of the HTC Unbricking Project. In essence, the project allows for users to restore their bricked HTC devices. For once, we're not talking about soft bricks, either. The sort bricks this helps fix are ones where the HBoot is corrupted, seemingly making the phone hard bricked. Now, the...

Remove the Bloat with ROM Cleaner for One X, EVO 4G LTE

Once rooted with a custom recovery, the door flies open, and users can do pretty much whatever they want to their device. Many will simply stay with the stock ROM and enjoy the benefits of being rooted. That doesn't mean they don't have options as to what they put on their devices. One very popular...

EncPassChanger: Android’s Encryption Settings Fixed

The stealth helicopter hovers outside the dimly lit compound as XDA Elite Recognized Agent AdamOutler rappels down onto the warm desert floor. He stops and surveys the area, looking for an entrance into Verizon's secure fortress. The smell of gasoline and smokeless powder fill the air. As he slips past the guard tower's spotlights, he stops....