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All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One X+

It's always helpful when an all-in-one toolkit gets released. Not only do they make a number of tasks much easier, but they enable those who aren't so technologically savvy to have some fun with their devices. For HTC devices, there has been a a series of toolkits. Now, there is one for the HTC One...

4G Chip Found Lurking Inside the Nexus 4 [Update: It Works!]

Nov 23 Update: It appears that the modem does indeed work on band 4 (1700 MHz / 2100 MHz)! Instructions on how to enable the functionality can be found here! Essentially, you need to enter *#*#4636#*#* into the dialer, select Phone Information, and set Preferred Network Type to one of the LTE options. Depending on your carrier, you...

Android 4.2 Makes It’s Way to the Nexus S

As its newer Nexus brethren receive Android 4.2, many can't help but wonder why the Samsung-built Nexus S was left out. Despite now being a somewhat dated device with "only" 512 MB of RAM and single core processor, the device has managed to keep up with it's younger siblings fairly well. Admittedly the performance of the latest...

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 3 – XDA Developer TV

In this third part of our four-part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Camera with Odin, Elite Recognized Developer ChainFire's CF-AutoRoot, and a PC. Before this episode, AdamOutler submitted a recovery to Chainfire to be CF-AutoRooted.  AdamOutler shows how easy CF-AutoRoot is to use. In this episode, AdamOutler...

Google Releases UI Testing Framework for Android Developers

Any software developer knows the importance of testing their project both during and after development in order to find and debug errors. While the majority of developers focus on testing internal functionality of the app, testing the user interface is also very important. One way to test your app is to manually use it, but...

Boomlings, Can You Handle The Boom?

Have you ever played one of those games that requires you to slide things around, matching the various colors and shapes to create combinations, only to find yourself thinking, "this would be a lot better with some weird little googley-eyed creatures thrown into the mix?" Well, neither had I, in all honesty. But now that I've played...

Insecure Boot for the HTC Droid DNA

Not too long ago, we brought you a root guide for HTC's latest 440 ppi flagship device, the Droid DNA. Now, we are happy to report that there is also an insecure boot kernel for the device. XDA Recognized Developer dsb9938 has released an insecure boot kernel for the HTC Droid DNA. For those who have never used...

Root, Recovery, and ROM for the Acer E350

The Acer E350, otherwise known as the Liquid Gallant, is one of those devices that sits squarely in the middle of the road. While more than capable of running Android 4.0.3, its specs aren't really anything to write home about. This coupled with the fact that Acer's devices aren't particularly renowned for their developer support...

Enable Developer Options in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Android has traditionally shipped with developer options that allow quick access to the device from a PC via ADB. Developers find this useful, as it allows them to quickly deploy their app and debug it. The feature is indispensable to Android hackers and enthusiasts as a means to quickly access and control their device from the PC....

What Developer are YOU Most Thankful for? Win a Nexus 7 for Yourself and Your Favorite Dev!

Today is Thanksgiving! To those celebrating the holiday, we at XDA would like to extend wishes for a day stuffed with much food, family, relaxation, and most importantly, mobile development.

Galaxy Camera Development Moving Along: Root, Partition Tables, Heimdall, and Unbrickable Mod!

There have been a plethora of new devices added to our forum as of late. While many had large scale launches, such as the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Note II, there are others that didn't get as much of the limelight. One such device is the Samsung Galaxy Camera. It's a unique device. It...

Get Weather Information in Jelly Bean Notification Shade with Notification Weather

Many of us rely on our smartphones to get weather updates and forecasts. We glance at our favorite weather app in the morning before deciding what to wear to work, and whether to take an umbrella along. While Android has a plethora of weather apps and widgets available, many of them have features that are overkill...