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ArchLinux on the Transformer TF300T

Running Linux on Android is an old favorite. With newer and older projects ranging from full installations to the less involved chroot method, users on a large range of devices can run Linux. The only limits are what distros of Linux you can load. Mostly, it is Ubuntu or other Debian-based distros. Now, ASUS Transformer...

Google Wallet Installer for US Galaxy S III Variants

Carriers in the United States (other than Sprint) generally aren't fans of Google Wallet. According to Verizon, it's because of Google Wallet's "secure element", but just about everyone knows it's really because T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon are getting ready to launch their own NFC payment app, called Isis. US Samsung Galaxy S III variants now have...

Sony Xperia S: How to Root and What’s in the Box? – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA named Sony as OEM of the year. From being the first non-Nexus device to be supported in Android Open Source Project to taking over the community build themselves, Sony has given back to the development community. XDA Recognized Developer, News Writer, and Senior Moderator jerdog got his hands on the Sony Xperia S. He...

Fix WiFi Roaming Issues on the Galaxy S III I9300

One of the first things many developers and users do when obtaining a new device or a new firmware update is figure out what's wrong with it. Fortunately for bug hunters (and unfortunately for everyone else) there is always something wrong, even with the most popular and polished devices. However, there is almost always a...

New TF300T Unlock and Root Guide Unifies All the Others

As device development continues on, there are more methods and guides to achieve all sorts of things. This includes new root guides for new firmwares, new recoveries as they get updates, and all sorts of other things. Thus, when searching for a guide to do something, users may be looking at an older, obsolete method....

SNES Emulator Released for Windows RT, Microsoft Surface

Android has enjoyed a myriad of emulators for quite some time now. There are emulators for SNES, NES, Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and many more. With the release of Windows 8 RT, developers have a chance to introduce the emulator goodness all over again. Microsoft Surface owners can now get their hands on a SNES emulator. XDA...

Cannibal Open Touch is a Feature-Rich Custom Recovery for Multiple Devices

When there's mention of custom recoveries for Android, ClockworkMod is one of the first names that comes to mind. In the past, we had AmonRa recovery, which still retains several faithful followers. Lately, TWRP has emerged as another excellent custom recovery that many have started to favor over CWM due to a larger feature set and...

Improving Video Quality on Nexus 4, Sharing apps on Android 4.2+, HD2 Gets Android 4.2! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.2.1 landed on the the Asus Transformer TF700 and more, this weekend at XDA-Developers. Our friend Jordan takes the time to round up those stories that we may have missed. First he talks about increasing the video bitrate on the Google Nexus 4. In other news you can now share apps across multiple users on the Google...

Dangerous Exynos 4 Security Hole Demoed and Plugged by Chainfire

We recently told you about the Exynos4 security hole found by XDA Member alephzain. This is a security hole in the kernel that allows malicious code full access to all physical memory. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire would have none of it, and not only pointed out the security hole by creating an app that roots your...

No-Odin Root Exploit Found for Exynos 4412 and 4210

Root exploits are often quite a good thing. There are many that only work on certain individual devices. However, there are some that work on a whole bunch of devices. An example of the latter is a root exploit by XDA Recognized Developer Bin4ry that works on a variety of devices. And now we have news...

Screen Standby, Now with Sprinkles

Not too long ago, we covered an app here on the Portal called Screen Standby. The app allows you to turn off your screen while streaming over HDMI or MHL without putting your device to sleep or killing the stream to your TV. This has a very significant effect on battery and screen life since...

Keep Playing High Quality Music and Video with RockPlayer 2

A couple of years ago, we brought you news of a media player called RockPlayer. Its claim to fame was being able to play high quality audio and video codecs such as h.264. Following in the footsteps of other old apps like ADW Launcher, the old RockPlayer is being made new again. XDA Forum Member changeworld...