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Android App Review: Secure Your Phone with aeGis – XDA Developer TV

If you listen to the main stream media, the mobile world---especially Android---is as insecure and a 3-digit bicycle chain lock. All it takes is someone getting a hold of your phone, and you become the next of many identity theft victims. While it may not be as bad as they say, it is still possible. XDA...

Save Internal Storage Space with FolderMount

These days, most devices ship with a reasonable amount of internal storage. However, some older devices can find themselves struggling for space when it comes to installing large apps such as games or offline navigation. Even newer devices can be filled fairly quickly, due to the size of some applications out there. These apps usually...

CASUAL for Verizon Galaxy Note II Receives Major Update

Verizon Galaxy Note II owners may remember our previous article on the work of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler and Recognized Developer Ralekdev, which used CASUAL to automatically unlock, root, and install a custom recovery on the device. While the previous iteration was pretty much completely automated when run on Linux, running the tool on Windows meant that some...

Google I/O 2013: Dispelling Rumors and Some Predictions – XDA Developer TV

If you were one of the lucky ones who got a ticket to attend Google I/O 2013, congratulations. However, if you are one of the many who encountered problems or didn't get a ticket in the 50 minutes before they sold out, don't worry. There is a lot of speculation about what is going to...

Save Yourself Time and Hassle with Deodex to Odex Converter

To Odex or Deodex? That is the question. Depending on whom you ask, each option is preferable to the other. In reality, both have their own unique pros and cons. While a Deodexed ROM will undoubtedly be much more receptive to customization, an Odexed ROM may feel a little snappier under certain circumstances. If you're not already familiar with the...

No More Ringtone Surprises with Intelligent Ringer

You're sitting in a quiet library, quaintly reading a pleasant novel while sipping some coffee. Then, your phone startles you, and everyone else, with it's more often than not, embarrassing ringtone that you always forget to put on silent. People glare at you as your face turns red while you cheekily answer the phone with...

Microsoft to End Support for WP7.8 and WP8 in 2014

Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. Due to some rather unfortunate release dates and the fixed eighteen month product life cycle, it seems that the more advanced WP8 will actually cease to be officially supported before...

Why I Switched (Back) to Android? – XDA Developer TV

If you've seen XDA Developer TV Producer Steve’s last couple of videos, than you know he’s been using Windows Phone. He reviewed an app for Windows Phone for Google Music called CloudMuzik, and then he reviewed an e-reader called Freda. However, his satisfaction with Windows Phone has waned, and he is switching back to Android. Steve...

Android Powered RC Car Updated, HTC One Toolkit Available, Nexus 7 Winner Announced! – XDA Developer TV

XDA-Developers has added a forum for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an all-in-one-toolkit for the HTC One. Jordan also talks about the Android powered RC car.. Jordan then talks about the other...

Swap Battery Icons Easily with OG Battery Mod

One thing we find ourselves glancing at nearly every time we unlock our device is the battery icon. This is probably one of the reasons why it's such a commonly modified element of the user interface. There is certainly no shortage of custom battery icons out there, and many custom ROMs come with several already included...

The Open Source SidePanel

XDA Developers, being the hub of mobile development today, is always glad to see open sourced projects released to the community. Apps, ports, tweaks, and mods are just some of the open sourced projects showcased by XDA members. This time around, it's SidePanel by XDA Forum Member sukso96100. Like previous sidebar applications such as Sidebar and Glovebox,...

Careers in Android: How to Design an Android App – XDA Developer TV

Not too long ago, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler made a five part video series on how to build an Android app. The creation of an Android app is more than just coding, which Adam showed us. There is the design element, especially with graphical user interfaces. In this episode, new...