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Windows-Based Multi-Tool for the Sony Xperia U

If you are a flashaholic and an owner of the Sony Xperia U, you may be interested in the multi-purpose tool developed for the Xperia U by XDA Forum Member AlexDroid00 that allows you to perform a whole host of actions that may alleviate the required process that are necessary otherwise. Developed for Windows PCs, the multi-tool for...

XDA University: Crafting Recovery-Flashable Packages

Those of us who use Linux on a day to day basis don't think twice about sinking our fingers into the system files that govern how our devices perform. For instance, I use an LG L9 and was quite comfortable playing around with the way my SD card was being mounted in order to improve...

Android App Review: Change Your Phone’s Profile with Profile – XDA Developer TV

We often want our mobile device to act differently depending on where we are. When we are at the gym, we may want the ringer to be loud so we can hear it over the sound of the treadmills. When we are at the office, we want it to be quiet or silent to not...

Side-Swiping Multitasking with Kakudo

Recovering iPad users may still remember the multitasking function where you can swipe left or right to switch between running apps. I sincerely apologize if you are still trying to put this traumatic period of your life behind you, but your nightmares may be reawakened in the form of Kakudo, an app that brings this...

Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you'll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the 'icon' sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However,...

Tasker Alternative: AutomateIt, Automates Your Device Tasks – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin wants to help make your life easier. (What a nice guy!) First he showed you the powerful Tasker App with its Advanced Uses, Intermediate uses , and Basic uses. Then, Kevin showed you an alternative to Tasker called Llama. He covered the basics and expanded on it. In this part of the series,...

Preventing App Piracy: Join the Discussion

The topic of piracy is always a touchy subject, but I feel that the grass roots style of Android development has created an environment that should be free of piracy. Almost every task one might perform with an Android device can be completed with a free app. And the apps for sale usually are very...

Jolla Sailfish OS Flagship Device Makes First Appearance

Given the amount of coverage that Android receives around here, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting that other mobile operating systems do exist. They do, and one of the more recent platforms that is being eagerly anticipated by many that does in fact look promising is Sailfish OS. This OS is the work of a...

XDA University: Porting ClockworkMod Recovery to New Devices

Having a good recovery makes the process of modifying, tweaking, maintaining, and backing up your Android device much easier, so that you don't have to go through the procedures manually. Installing a recovery is probably one of the main activities for a newly rooted phone, along with installing new firmware and a couple of other...

One Stop Guide Shop for the Newbie and Dev

It's been well established that XDA-Developers  is the destination for resources relating to technology and development. With the Forums, the Wiki, XDA-University, and XDA-Developer TV; anyone regardless of skill level can visit XDA and learn and partake in development. So it is great to see an extensive compilation of guides from the XDA forums for the newbie and...

What Happened at Google I/O 2013 – XDA Developer TV

Unless you just emerged from a deep, dark, dank cavern under the Earth, you know that Google’s yearly developer conference occurred. Google I/O 2013, like other years' I/O events, had a lot of information about Google services and products. Those products and services include Glass, Hangouts, and updates to their maps software. XDA Developer TV Producer...

Forums Added for the LG Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony was continuing its AOSP efforts on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Now, we have given the device its place in our forums. For the uninitiated, the Xperia Tablet Z is Sony's most recent flagship tablet. It features a 10.1" 1920x1200 LCD, equating to approximately 224 ppi....