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XDA University: Add Beginner Modifications and Themes to Your Own ROM

Modifying and theming your Android device are both key tasks to enriching your Android experience, which is probably why members of the XDA community absolutely love modding and theming their devices. Today, we'll be going over the basics of creating your own mod and theme for your Android device. To get a good grasp on the...

ReadItToMe Returns

A few days shy of one year ago, I brought you news of nifty little application called ReadItToMe by XDA Senior Member crazyfool_1. This app, as the name suggests, takes any incoming messages and call notifications that you might receive while a headset is plugged in or the device is streaming audio over Bluetooth and...

Decompile, Recompile, and Sign APKs by Example

Last month, we saw a new tool that made it painless to edit the contents of Classes.dex. If you were drawn in by that prospect but couldn't quite get the pieces to work, I think you'll appreciate following the example that XDA Recognized Themer/Contributor Rizal Lovins put together. He takes one step back to look at the...

Open Source Apps List Shows How Other Devs Do It

Working with a team of developers can be great because you have someone to talk to when you hit the coding wall. If you don't have that luxury, you can still learn how other programmers do things in order to sharpen your skills. That's what XDA Recognized Contributor coolsandie had in mind when he started his list...

App Development: The Curse of Knowledge – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce talked about finding resources to learn to code. Today, he delves into it a bit more and talks about some of the resources he’s found. From online YouTube tutorials to Java coding games, Jayce gives an overview of some of the options out there. In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV...

Paranoid Androids “Halo” Makes its First Appearance

Little more than a few days ago, there was word from the guys behind Paranoid Android that they were working on a new feature called Halo. Similar in form and function to the "chat heads" feature of Facebook Home, Halo was intended to bring a new level of multitasking to Paranoid Android ROMs by allowing...

Schedule Your Messages with Schemes

The methods for expressing one's thoughts are constantly changing. Fluid in form and nature, they are most often characterized by whatever is readily available, which in our case, is technology. Within only a decade, came MSN, text messaging, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and even Omegle---all aiming to satisfy our natural tendencies to blabber our mouths away...

Unlock the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1

Owners of the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will no longer feel left out, thanks to the unlock package that XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler posted late Friday night. Although he takes issue with the word 'unlock,' preferring to call it a 'jailbreak' because that term is exempted by the DMCA. The process couldn't...

Nook HD Finally Gets Official Play Store Support

We understand that companies want to keep tight control of their products and how they're used. But it kind of makes you shake your head when this is done at the expense of functionality. Case in point is the current generation of Barnes & Noble tablets: the Nook HD and Nook HD+. They shipped without built-in...

App Development: Code Katas for Beginning Android Development – XDA Developer TV

You asked for it, so now you are going to get it. Since the last couple of videos, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce has read your comments and you have asked for more information for people starting out as Android developers or developers in general. Well, he’s found some answers. In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV...

FruitPunch Leaves You Thirsty for More

It's well established that addictive games are fun. There's something about them that just clicks with your dopaminergic reward system, and before you know it, your night's over after a couple of 'quick' rounds. Now mix this with fruit and juice, and you have FruitPunch in your hands, courtesy of XDA Forum Member hIVESaRELaW. Faced with a...

You Asked for Them – You Got Them, and More!

A while back, we took a poll on which handset we should add to the list of XDA merchandise. After a few months of discussion, and honestly just having a lot going on, we're ready to announce the winning selections for addition to our XDA case lineup with CruzerLite.