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FireFox OS Makes an Appearance on the HTC HD2

If I asked you to guess which device had just received yet another OS to add to its collection (and what a collection it is), what would you say? Okay, forget that the title gave it away, you'd have known which device I was talking about. The HTC HD2, not that it needs any introduction whatsoever,...

Know Exactly What to Buy with Shared Shopping List

How many times has your mum, dad or roommate come home with the groceries, only to forget the chocolates you asked them to buy just before they left? Or maybe they're already out when you suddenly had the urge to munch on some whole grain chips? Well you can save the frustration because now you can just...

Say Goodbye to Custom “Stock” Roms and Hello to Xposed Framework

Every so often, an OEM will do things right. Well, nearly right anyway---right enough at least for their stock ROMS to only need some minor tweaks before they are almost perfect. More often than not though, these tweaks are things that can be tricky to implement for the average user---a user who will often find...

Spring Clean Your Android Device for a Lemony Fresh Scent – XDA Developer TV

If you take a moment to pull your attention away from XDA and look outside, you will see that Spring has sprung. That means it is time for Spring cleaning. So recycle those Jolt Cola bottles from around your desk and toss out those old pizza boxes. While you are at it, don’t forget your Android...

Get To Know Your Battery with Battery Test Utility

For most Android users, the battery consumption statistics accessed from the settings may be enough to know exactly what's going on with the battery. However, for those who are looking for some more advanced and detailed data, the Battery Test Utility app may be of some helpful and practical use. Developed by XDA Forum Member jacksparao, Battery...

Get REAL Weather Where YOU Are with Weather Station

As time goes by and technology leaps forward, we get to enjoy the benefits of advancements right in the palm of our hands. Most mobile devices in this day and age are equipped with a wide array of onboard electronics and sensors, capable of making our experience with them more enjoyable and closer to what...

XDA University: Building Your Own Android Rom

Development doesn't always quite feel like development without the custom ROMs. They're such a pivotal part of our mobile experience that a proper Android experience would be hard to come by without flashing a few first. So if you just happen to be contemplating building your own, XDA-University is a great place to start your journey at. The How to build an...

How to Unlock the HTC One Bootloader – XDA Developer TV

Recently, HTC released its latest flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in variants including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. After numerous delays, the phone started shipping. And what do we do here at XDA developers once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve...

Update Your WP Device to 7.8 with Sharp7Eighter

Although much of our news here on the Portal revolves around the Android ecosystem, there is still a healthy development community catering to the needs of all things Windows. Whether it's RT, Windows Phone, or even Windows Mobile; people are using these platforms, people are developing for them, and they will continue to do so...

Easily Change App Icons and Names with TouchWiz

Just recently, we featured a guide on how to decompile, recompile and sign APKs that has been of appreciable help to many Android users. However, if you're stuck and don't know how to put this into practice, and you've always wanted to either change the icons or names of apps on your Samsung's TouchWiz UI, look no...

Alternative IDE for Android Application Developers

Most of the tutorials out there to get you started in developing Android applications will recommend using Eclipse as an IDE (integrated development  environment) and not without good reason. It's a solid and dependable program that is intuitive and particularly friendly to those with minimal experience. You could almost be forgiven for thinking it was...

Nook HD Finally Gets Official Play Store Support, Paranoid Android’s “Halo” First Appearance – XDA Developer TV

The official Google Play store is now available on the Nook HD. That story and more are covered by Kevin, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is a discussion of the new Paranoid Android Halo and a custom kernel for the HTC One, which modifies its button's...