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Access Notifications from a Full Screen Launcher with NotificationBrowser

If you have ever used a full-screen launcher on your Android device, the first thing you likely missed was easy access to the notification shade. Android has a very elaborate notification system, and not having easy access from the home screen can make one feel a bit handicapped. While full-screen launchers typically offer alternate means...

App Review: XDA’s Top Apps of 2012 – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA released its Holiday Guide. One of the lists was the Android Apps and Utilities of the Year. Additionally, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan highlighted the Top XDA News Stories of 2012 and XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler reviewed the best hacks of 2012. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews XDA’s Top Apps...

Rotate Your Screen with GMD Smart Rotate

One of the most commonly known features in Android is the ability to adjust orientation to match your needs using on-board sensors, such as the accelerometer, light sensor, proximity, gyroscope, and so on. As with any device that uses any kind of sensing equipment, due to the parameters used to calibrate them, their sensitivity, and...

Revolutionary SD Card Bootloader Work-in-Progress for Galaxy S III, Galaxy Camera

It is not very often that we throw around the words "game changer." There have been a great deal of impressive developments here at XDA over the years. However, game changers are indeed a rarity. There have been a couple of recent breakthroughs on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Camera, and other Samsung...

Open Source App Lets You Control Your Phone over SMS

Security applications are a dime-a-dozen these days. While it normally wouldn't be noteworthy to have a new entry into the fray, this one is different in one very important way: The developer knows none of your information. AeGis, which comes to us from XDA Recognized Developer Decad3nce, is unlike competing applications in that it does not require...

Share any File with CloudSend and Send It

There are numerous ways to send things to other people. However, when it comes to sending quick files via your smartphone, the options are still pretty limited. People use MMS, SMS, and Email like they have since the old Blackberry days. Most other services, like FTP servers, are better used on standard computers, and aren't...

Best Hacks of 2012 – XDA Developer TV

Since the beginning of the year 2012, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has been pulling devices apart and making them beg for mercy. Additionally, AdamOutler and other great minds from XDA have been hacking the "unhackable." In this video, AdamOutler covers the viewer-voted Best Hacks of 2012. This includes, Exynos Abuse by alephzain, UnBrickable Mod by...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets Android 4.2.1 in Unofficial CM 10.1 Nightly

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was one of Samsung's flagship Honeycomb devices, but with the latest focus being on Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1, the device seems to have fallen out of favor in Sammy's court. Not so here at XDA, though. Fortunately for the owners of the device, XDA Senior Member C-o-M has ported the latest...

Easily Compile CM10, CM10.1 or AOKP on Ubuntu 12.10

XDA forums are full of ROMs of all sorts, and for devices of all types. One can usually find a new version of Android for many of these devices much before the manufacturer pushes its official update---and that's if they decide to do it at all. Most of these releases come in the form of...

A Little Vampire Saves the Day in Vampoo

Nothing tugs at the heartstrings of even the most callous person quite like the plight of a tiny bug-eyed vampire bat whose significant other has a nasty habit of being kidnapped, right? Well it was that scenario which prompted XDA Forum Member SveGa to set about writing his latest game for the Android platform. Inspired by games...

Easily Remove Bloatware from Your ROM via Recovery

The bloatware that comes preinstalled on many of our devices can be a major pain. On most computers, it can easily be removed by simply uninstalling it. On smartphones however, it's usually a whole different story. It's bundled in the form of system apps that can't be uninstalled directly using the standard uninstall procedure. While you...

Manage Your 3G & WiFi Connections Automatically To Save Data Costs & Battery

Ask any smartphone or tablet user how would their life be without Internet access, and the answer would certainly not be a happy one in most cases. We use these devices to stay connected to the rest of the world using WiFi and cellular data. However, switching between these two can become a hassle, especially...