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1337 Day Contest from XDA – XDA Developer TV

It is the thirty seventh day of 2013, which makes it “1337” day. Who on XDA is more “1337” than XDA’s Elite Recognized Developers? These talented individuals have given the community so many wonderful developments to help improve our Android lives. XDA Eliter Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler takes time to recognize the numerous...

HTC, XDA, and Everything in Between

As many of you know by now, last couple of weeks have been quite intense in terms of what is happening in this little underground world of ours. Just as a means of providing you with a brief tl;dr summary, essentially one of our own devs, who goes by the name of XDA Recognized Contributor...

Device Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Everyone has a secret place. Perhaps it is a restaurant tucked away on a side street that makes the best pulled pork. Perhaps it is a picnic table at the far corner of the park where you can sit and enjoy the serenity of the nearby babbling creek. Maybe it is not actually a place,...

Introducing the XDA Changelog!

XDA has gone through a large number of change over the years. We've added new features, changed our policies, and have made updates to the way you interact with the site. We've put together what we call the XDA Changelog, where you can see all of the changes we've made in the past, as well...

Modify and Tweak Your Android Phone with Android Tweaker App

You've most likely heard of Pimp My Rom, an app offering a variety of mods and tweaks for you to install onto your phone. Now another app has stepped up offering a similar service.XDA Senior Member iGio90 introduces us to Android Tweaker, an app that provides a wide selection of various tweaks such as noise reduction,...

Keep to a Budget with Receipt for Android

Keeping to a budget is difficult, especially when it's pay-day and there's that one thing that you just want to get your hands on: be it a new phone, or those headphones, or even a pair of shoes. We also hate calculating simple maths in our head and jotting them down on a budgeting notepad....

Xperia Jelly Bean Lockscreen Ported to all ICS Xperia Devices

Want to try something a little bit new on your ICS-based Sony Xperia device? Sony's lock screen used in their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has been ported to all Xperia devices running Ice Cream Sandwich by XDA Forum Member erorcun. Supported devices include the Xperia Arc and Xperia Ray of the 2011 lineup, as well as the Xperia Sola and Xperia...

Custom DPI without Upsetting Google Play

If you've ever altered the DPI value of your device in an attempt to gain some more valuable screen real estate, you've no doubt noticed the most unfortunate side effect of this tweak. It causes some apps to become unavailable from the Play Store, either being labelled as not compatible with your device or simply...

Completely Hide Your Status Bar while Retaining Functionality

While some people are absolutely fine with having the status bar sitting at the top of their screen all day, some of us prefer to hide it for the sake of maintaining a clean and tidy look on our devices home screen. While it's possible to easily hide the bar temporarily with some launchers or...

Multitask with Floating Stickies App

The Android operating system is renowned for its multitasking capabilities and its flexibility to cater to any user's personal preferences and requirements. Since the introduction of 'floating' applications from big names such as Sony and Samsung, users have access to a whole niche of applications that attempt to emulate the same experiences of these apps.Floating...

Annotate any Screen with Floating Draw

Do you often find yourself taking screenshots on your Android device? Have you ever wished you could easily draw on your Android screen in any app, and then take screenshots of that? While you can achieve the same by taking a screenshot first and then editing it using any of the countless photo editors available...