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Raspberry Pi and the Root All the Things Box – XDA Developer TV

During his presentation at last years Big Android BBQ, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler gave a presentation and showed off a box that was able to automatically root a phone. Dubbed the "Root All The Things Box," all you needed was to plug in a device and watch the LED indicators on the box. And in a...

Your Notifications Anytime Anywhere with Notification Popup Alert

You've most likely been in the situation where you're immersed in the game you're playing, be it furiously slicing up fruit or shooting pigs with birds from a slingshot, when you must suddenly exit what you're doing just to see a new notification. This can get quite annoying and frustrating, especially when the notification is...

The White House Replies… and They Agree!

February 21st was a rather interesting day for those of us in the mobile scene. What seemed like an ordinary day for many, was the day that marked the beginning of a real fight to regain our freedom to unlock SIM cards. That day 100,000 signatures were reached in the petition started over at We the...

Control Your Music Anytime with Floating Music Controls

Have you been in the situation where you fancy listening to some music while you're immersed in a game, reading, or typing an important document on your Android device? Having to exit your current app to either go to the music widget or music app just to press play is annoying and impractical. This is...

Use Your Android as a Remote Control on Mac

It's well established that not all XDA community members are a fan of Apple products, instead preferring Android and Linux or Windows operating systems for their devices and computers. However, there are many who still could not overlook the Apple Mac's prowess and horsepower at performing many computer-bound tasks and operations. They may have a Mac in...

Mods Collection For The Xperia P, U, Go, and Sola

Installing multiple essential mods on a device that's been constantly reflashed with a fresh new ROM can be cumbersome and tedious. You run the risk of finding yourself with the dreaded bootloop if you forgot one simple step in the installation process. On top of this, the whole process is extremely time consuming, on many...

Tizen OS: Brief History, Roots, and Current Status

This year's Mobile World Conference was different from most. There were still all the device presentations, announcements, and revelations that we've come to expect from the biggest tech event of the mobile industry each year. What's different was that this time, the spotlight wasn't taken by hardware, but rather by software---and for good reason. After...

Linux 3.4 Kernel for the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001

If your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, it's undeniable the usefulness of having a custom kernel on your device. With no release of Linux Kernel version 3.4 from Samsung as of yet, it's great to see developers on XDA all contributing to make this possible for a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy S Plus...

Jelly Bean Toggles for Everyone with Quick Settings

One defining new feature of Jelly Bean is the status bar toggle menu. Numerous mods and ports have been introduced for various devices running older Android versions allowing the same experience. However, root access is needed and they're not available for a vast amount of devices out there. Well worry no more, because an app...

UNCOPT File Browser for all Your File Management Needs

Since the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android has been rather stringent on developers because of the whole Holo requirements set forth by Google. Essentially, ROMs are required to have this theme in the ROMs in order to be able to access the Play Store. Because of this and because a seamless aesthetic always looks...

Can I Google That for You?

You've most likely come across at least one XDA forum user who posts that one question that's been asked numerous times before, be it how to root a phone,unlock the bootloader, or which ROM or kernel is the absolute best in every aspect. Your frustration may manifest into an overly snarky response telling them to...