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TWRP 2.4 Adds Impressive New Feature Set

Regardless of what the US Government and the PAC behemoth CTIA would have you believe, choice is a good thing in the wireless industry. And when it comes to having choices for different types of software you want to run on your devices, it is a great thing. TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is one of...

App Review: Switch Keyboards for Your S-Pen – XDA Developer TV

If you are lucky enough to own a device that features the innovative Samsung S-Pen device, this application could be of use. When you want to use your fingers to type, you may prefer a particular type of keyboard, but when using the S-Pen, you want another type of keyboard such as Swype.XDA Recognized Developer LegendK95 created...

Oppo Find 5 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we love devices, and we love to see what we can do with them. We love playing with different devices so much that sometimes we import them from China, like the Meizu MX. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Oppo Find 5. This device...

AppDialer-T9 Makes Searching for Apps Easy and Fast

Applications for Android have come a long way. Gone are the days where there were only one or two good choices to accomplish a certain, relatively obscure task. Games have certainly improved dramatically, and productivity applications seem to gain new functionality at a breakneck pace. This increase in application availability coupled with increased device storage...

See Contacts Notes During Calls with Call Notes

Long gone are the days when we were limited by the phone books of our dumb phones to store numbers of only the closest of our contacts. Smartphones now allow practically limitless phone book entries, and we often end up saving numbers of people we have just met once or twice. In such cases, it's...

Chainfire Announces SuperSU Icon Winners with v1.0 of SuperSU

We talk a lot about the importance of developers here at XDA because the reality is XDA was born for developers and exists for developers. So when one of our own consistently puts out significant and useful applications, we make sure to talk about it. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire is one of those. His work...

Galaxy Note 10.1 Receives Official CM10.1 Nightlies

Anyone who has spent time on XDA, or in the Android community at large, knows that when a device receives inclusion in CyanogenMod's device tree, it is a beautiful day. This is because CM support ensures that the device will have a longer-than-manufacturer-intended lifespan. This of course depends on the manufacturer providing the tools and...

Thank You CTIA for Setting the US Cell Phone Market Back 10 Years

While we know that this is a US-specific issue, it also serves as a great opportunity to ensure that the entire world is reading so that they don't make the same mistakes we do in this country. As many of you are aware, our entire Government seemingly has a bad tendency to listen to extraordinarily...

HTC Sense-Style Task Manager for the Galaxy S III I9300

While most Android enthusiasts (including many members of our smartphone community here at XDA) frown upon the idea of custom UI overlays by device manufacturers, they include certain visual or feature enhancements at times that add to the overall user experience for many. Over the course of the past few versions, HTC Sense has been...

Highly Customizable Theming for the Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S III

Given that we focus our energies on development rather than theme creation, we don't talk about themes very often. However, once in a while, something to aid the process or those looking for something extra appears, which is worth mentioning.With so many themes shared on the site, it's often hard to find a specific theme that...

RT Jailbreak Tool Lets Users Install Non-Microsoft Executables on Windows RT

This is XDA Developers, and we like our devices a certain way. We like them unlocked, rooted, and free to do with as we please. However, very few devices are ever released in this condition. Thus, our large community of dedicated developers figure out a way to do it. After all, it's happened again and...

Lightning Browser for Tablets Gives Great Performance and a Small Footprint

When it comes to browser selection on Android, there are generally two types to choose from. There are stripped down, quick, small browsers and there are large, powerful, and feature filled browsers. Both have their various pros and cons. While most of us prefer full-featured browsers such as Chrome or Firefox, quite a few still...