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Find People to Help Translate Labels in Your App

I used machine translation to make the image for this post, but anything more complicated that 'hello world' would probably have come out with an awkward syntax and lost meaning for many languages. That's why when it comes time to localize your app for many different languages, there's no substitute for having a real person...

App Development: Xposed Framework for Android – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA has added a set of forums focusing solely on App Development. Last week, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce asked you want topics you wanted to hear regarding App Development.  Well, Jayce listened and has cooked up an interesting video for you. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Jayce interviews XDA Recognized Developer rovo89 about his...

Tutorial to Backup Your TA Partition on the Sony Xperia Z

If you have ever heard the expression there is no free lunch, you likely know what that means. Like with most things in life, sometimes you need to give a little to get a little. This is normally the case when it comes to bootloader unlocking of most devices, regardless of manufacturer (keyword here is "most".......

Xperia Z Goes AOSP, Galaxy S4 Firmware Available, ADB on ChromeOS – XDA Developer TV

XDA:DevCon, a conference for developers by developers was announced this week. 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 a discussion of AOSP being released for the Sony Xperia Z and an article on enabling ADB on ChromeOS. Jordan talks about the...

Stay Up-to-Date with The News: UK Edition

As of late, we have been covering apps that have surfaced on XDA that perform functions that we are used to seeing on most mobiles. However, the gist of these new/old apps is that they all add a bit of a twist to the already working models, thus breaking the status quo of all the...

Theme ALL the (Rooted) Phones with XThemeEngine

You may or may not recall sometime last year, when a member by the name of XDA Recognized Developer rovo89 introduced a brand new concept to this world, named Xposed Framework. This essentially enables the user to hack any ROM and change virtually anything without coding, cracking the ROM open with a kitchen, or even flashing...

Building with Apache Ant

It's pretty easy to build APKs using Eclipse, but The Apache Ant project brings a few things to the table which you might be interested in---especially if you're creating closed source apps. The package is designed to handle Java application builds (although it can be used with other languages as well). One of its best...

Ten Winners of the HTC One Molded XDA Cases Announced

Last week we let you know about the slick, new HTC One molded XDA cases and the competition Cruzerlite was running to give away 10 of them. Well, it's time to announce the winners.

Tasker Alternative: Llama Location Profiles to Control Your Device – XDA Developer TV

Not too long ago, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin showed us some Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Uses for Tasker. Many viewers have asked for a cheaper or free alternative to the powerful Tasker App. In this part of the series, Kevin shows one alternative to Tasker.  He found an app called Llama. Kevin shows you some of the basics...

Suddenly a Wild Samsung Galaxy S 4 Firmware Appears

With the release of a new flagship device, comes the inevitable clamor of people trying to get their hands on the latest firmware. Whether it's to simply pick out the latest wallpapers and ringtones or begin examining it in greater detail and attempt to port the ROM itself or its newest features to another device, there's...

Planning XDA:DevCon – Part 1

This is a multipart series on planning the XDA Development Conference to be held in Miami August 9 - 11 (http://www.xda-devcon.com). We want to give everyone a sense of what the event's all about---and maybe some insight on what it takes to put on even a small conference. Before we start, we want to apologize for...

Never Forget to Charge Your Phone Again with AC Socket

Ever since the days of Windows Mobile, we have had features available on our devices that we pretty much have taken for granted. This includes things like applications for taking down notes, setting calendar events, alarms, and many others are things that we have lived with for many years. Because of this, not too many...