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Presenting XDA-University

You may recall a while back that we mentioned a new project we've been working on behind the scenes here - XDA-University. We're proud to announce that the first version of XDA-U is now available at XDA-University.com. We listened to your feedback, in that you wanted it to be easier to get started with development, and...

Arch Linux on TF300T, Old Mac OS on Android, Exynos Exploit Found & Plugged – XDA Developer TV

ArchLinux on the Transformer TF300T is only one of the stories this week on the Portal at XDA-Developers. Our friend Jordan quickly recaps all the news before the world ends. Jordan talks about the dangerous Exynos 4 security exploit. In other XDA Developer TV releases, Jordan talks about XDA Senior Moderator jerdog's Sony Xperia S video,...

LauncherAdvanced Keeps it Simple and Open Source

Home screen replacement apps are very popular in the world of Android. They let you change your theme, add functionality that stock launchers don't have, and even increase performance from time to time. Whether it's an old favorite or new hotness, aftermarket launchers will surely be popular for quite some time. Now, there's a new launcher...

Silly Goat, You Can’t Use Android!

It seems that Google has a few "funny" coders in their coding team. At this point, you are all likely familiar with the good ol' fashioned Easter Egg normally hidden in every Android version since Gingerbread. Essentially, tapping frantically on the build number on an AOSP-based ROM normally displays an image related to the version...

Use Android MTP on Linux

Starting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the OS switched to MTP from USB Mass Storage mode for access to the device's storage via USB. MTP stands for Media Transfer Protocol, and it carries several benefits over USB Mass Storage. Unlike the latter, MTP allows you to simultaneously access the storage on both the device as well...

Metar Widget Brings METAR and TAF Info to Home Screens for Pilots

There are quite a few weather apps out there. Some are quite informative, like Weather Channel or Weatherbug. Others are more fun, like the weather app that tells you whether or not to wear pants. There are many other people and professions who need weather in a different sort of way. There is now a...

App Review: Control Your Computer with Wi-Fi Mouse – XDA Developer TV

Typically, this is the part of the App Review video description where I come up with some premise about how the App will make you rich, popular, stronger, or just make your life easier. Honestly though, I’m not going to waste your time with that. I will just say that this App is very different....

Force Droid RAZR HD to Use HSPA+ on Non-Verizon Networks & Disable Fast Dormancy

Do you have an unlocked Motorola Droid RAZR HD on Verizon, and do you want to use on some other carrier? You would most likely be using it on one that offers HSPA+ instead of LTE, and doesn't support fast dormancy. In such a situation, having LTE and fast dormancy enabled on the device would not...

Ancient Mac OS on Your Android Device

Yes, you read the title correctly. Allow me to explain. You might have heard of something called Mini VMac, which is an emulator for early (almost prehistoric) versions of the Macintosh OS originally found on the Mac Plus. Well, it seems that somebody has taken it upon themselves to create an Android version of this...

XDA’s Top Stories from 2012! – XDA Developer TV

2012 is rapidly coming to a close, and if the Mayan's are to be believed, so is the end of all time. Just in time, XDA News Corespondent Jordan talks about the top stories from 2012, and the end of 2011. Some of the stories mentioned are regarding making calls using MagicJack on an Android...

Official CM10.1 Builds for the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Most of the CM10.1 releases we talk about are unofficial. That's to be expected, as most of these releases are alphas, pre-alphas, or preview builds that don't really run well, but show that work is being done. When it's official, it's usually more stable. Now, there are official CM10.1 builds out for the Nexus 7 and...

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note, Official CM10.1 for the Galaxy S

Android 4.2 AOSP ROM development is in full swing here at XDA with a plethora of devices receiving the 4.2 goods. Thankfully, there are no signs of it slowing down, as 4.2 AOSP ROMs are popping up everywhere. The latest devices to get CM10.1 are the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and the much older original Samsung...