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Facebook and Twitter Updates on Your Home Screens with Facebook and Twitter Magic

Live Wallpapers support is one of the signature features of Android that sets it apart from its competition. While most live wallpapers that we come across serve a merely cosmetic purpose, at times we run into ones that can be quite functional as well. Brought to us by XDA Member stilv, FacebookMagic and TwitterMagic are...

App Review: Your Favorite Contacts on your Notification Panel – XDA Developer TV

If Facebook is any indication, people have hundreds of friends. However, if you are like most people, you only really call three or four people often. Since you call or text these core friends most often, it would be nice to quickly access them. Perhaps a shortcut placed in your notification area would be helpful.XDA...

Forums Added for the New HTC One, Google Glass, Ouya, and More!

Just two days ago, we brought you live coverage of HTC's launch event for the HTC One. We also gave you a preliminary glimpse of how well it performs by putting it through a few standard benchmarks. The device features a powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ8064T), 2 GB of RAM, 32 or...

LK Bootloader for Sony Xperia T Breaks the Chains Between Kernel and Recovery

Often times, we find certain aspects of flashing ROMs, kernels, and anything that needs to be installed via recovery a bit of a pain. For instance, on older Samsung Galaxy devices (anything before the Galaxy S3), having a custom recovery involves having a kernel lumped alongside because the recovery and boot partition are stored in...

JynxBox HD Network Media Streamer Unboxing the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Not a long, long time ago and not in a galaxy far away---in this galaxy, in fact---Android only ran on smartphones. That's not the case anymore; it runs on tablets, Raspberry Pis, televisions, and more. Today XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler gets his hands on a Jynxbox Android HD Network Media Streamer. What does AdamOutler do...

FacePalm S-Off for HTC One S, One XL, and Droid DNA

One of the biggest possible hacks for most current Android devices is the ability to completely remove security flags from the bootloader. Most companies these days will give you some way to unlock your device's bootloaders, but many are simply partial unlocks, while others are entirely not unlockable. HTC is one such company that offers...

Sony Xperia Z Rooted Before Release!

Just because a device hasn’t been released, is in limited release, or isn’t in the hand of a developer doesn’t mean that developers cannot root the device. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has rooted a pre-release device a few times, such as when he remotely rooted the Samsung Galaxy S III. Today, we are talking...

5 Myths of Custom OEM Android Skins – AOSP, Sense, TouchWiz – XDA Developer TV

Android version 4.2.2 of Jelly Bean has arrived on the Nexus line up’s door step. That can mean only one thing: It is time to cue the onslaught of mainstream technology journalist statements about the “fragmentation” of Android. They proclaim this fragmentation hurts Android, that non standardized hardware and different OEM customized versions of Android...

Preliminary Benchmarks of the New HTC One

In case you are waking up late today, HTC launched their new flagship phone this morning: the new HTC One. The device sets the bar for HTC's 2013 lineup in many ways including hardware specifications, aesthetic design, build quality, camera image quality, and of course screen. Are you curious to see how it performs in...

Ubuntu for Phones Release Imminent; Ubuntu for Tablets Announced

At the beginning of this year, Canonical announced that it was making an alternative mobile device operating system, called Ubuntu for Phones. With its lack of need for hardware buttons and use of screen sides as hot zones to initiate gesture commands, the underlying UI concept was vastly different from Android.On the 15th of February,...

Live from HTC’s NYC Press Event (Unveiling of the HTC One)

We're here live at HTC's press event in the lovely (and frigid) Manhattan, where we anticipate many important flagship products will be launched. Much speculation has been made regarding the possible official appearance of a certain highly anticipated device. At this point, it seems all but certain.Update: That's a wrap. The new HTC One has seen the light...

Virtuous Ten Studio Becomes Self-Aware, Decompiles Skynet

Back in August we wrote about a large update to a pretty epic piece of work. With its latest release Virtuous Ten Studio, created by XDA Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Diamondback and his team, has become a full-blown Android IDE (Integrated Development Environment) capable of handling all of your Android reverse engineering needs.For those...