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Custom Kernel for the HTC One Brings a Touch of Normality to its Button Layout

Despite being an almost sickeningly desirable, ultra-specced, and feature laden beast of a device---so desirable in fact that this self confessed Samsung fanboy considered making it his next device---the HTC One isn't without it's little quirks. These are quirks that may just be enough to sway somebody from choosing it over a competitor. One of these...

Oppo Find 5 Receives CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies, AT&T Galaxy S4 Unlocked – XDA Developer TV

Linux 3.0.8 kernel is available for 2011 Sony Xperia Devices. 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 article about AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S 4 being released with a locked bootloader and in related and unsurprising news, the Galaxy S4 bootloader...

Stay on Your Trivia Toes with What About Today

Whether its at a party, a picnic, or a get together, trivia is always quite fun. Be it on the bottom of a bottle cap, on the wrapping of sweets or on actual trivia cards, these little nuggets of information more often than not, trigger a satisfying little 'oh...cool!' moment every time you read one....

XDA University: Adding Features to Your Freshly Compiled Kernel

We've previously covered step-by-step guides on how to compile your own kernel from source. Simply compiling some readily available source code though is only half the battle. For there to be any benefit of compiling and flashing your own kernel, you're going to need to make some modifications. Which particular changes you make is of...

FairSearch.org Claims Android is a Trojan Horse (not the Malware Type)

I have been a News Writer (among many other things) on XDA-Developers for a little over 3 years and have written well over 1,000 articles. I have covered topics ranging from themes and icon packs, development news, and even some more intricate stories, which have had a much greater reach than I would have thought....

Popular Third Party Browsers for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Compared! – XDA Developer TV

XDA Senior Member anthonycr has created a great Android browser to replace the standard app. His application is called Lightning Browser. How does his application compare to similar apps on other mobile operating systems like UC Browser for Windows Phone and Mercury Browser on iOS? In this episode XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you these applications side...

Oppo Find 5 Receiving Open Source Project Love

Here at XDA, you've probably seen us talk about collaboration. The dictionary defines collaborating as "to work with another or others on a joint project." We take collaboration seriously, so much so that we actually frown when we see members of the community not take it as seriously. What makes us even more upset is when manufacturers don't take it seriously, though that rant is...

Forum Added for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4

Not too long ago we talked about the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and its new place in our forums. And more recently, we added a set of forums for several carrier-branded iterations of the device. Now, we are happy to say that the T-Mobile variant has too found its home on XDA. Nearly...

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Bootloader Unlocked

Dan Rosenberg has done it again... Well, he claims to have unlocked the Samsung Galaxy S 4 bootloader, giving only this slightly blurry image as proof. But anyone who's been paying attention will know that Dan, aka XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss, is good for his word. The news comes via a set of Twitter posts over the...

Quality of Google ADK 2012 Code – XDA Developer TV

We all want to have more Android automation in our homes. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler set out to do just that and spent around 40 hours attempting to reduce and rewrite the code driving the ADK2012 into something which would be more moldable and bendable.  He failed and he explains why in his rant...

Silence Your Phone Automatically with SmartSilence

I usually silence my phone during class, in the library, and when I sleep at night. This means every day I usually have to toggle on and off my phone about 6 times a day, which is okay. But then, I still often get some loud and nasty surprises which either draw a couple glares...