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Kernel Source Available for the Moto X

Just 14 days ago, we announced that we had given the Moto X a home here on our forums. While the device may not exactly pack the highest specced internals, it offers several software perks enabled by its low power ancillary cores. Now, we are a happy to report that GPL-compliant kernel source has finally been released for...

Revitalize Your Nexus 4’s Display with Nexus 4 Display Control

Did you join the Internet masses in picking up a Nexus 4 now that its price has dropped to a mere $199 and $249 for the 8 and 16 gig models, respectively? If so, I can't blame you. In fact, I'll just come out and say it: The Google Nexus 4 is an utterly fantastic...

Dual Boot on the Sony Xperia ZL

In the past week, two prominent devices gained dual boot functionality. Aside from giving you the option of playing around with separate, otherwise incompatible builds, dual boot is just plain "cool." Now, this functionality has been added to the Sony Xperia ZL with ROMSwitcher. Developed by XDA Recognized Contributor mithun46 (and a host of others cited in the thread),...

Kernel Lighter Loads Kernels on Tegra 3 One X Away from PC

Up until recently, loading kernels onto the Tegra 3-powered HTC One X has been a relatively difficult affair. This was due to the fact that unlike its Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered cousin (originally called the HTC One XL), the Tegra 3 variant has not received S-Off. While not everyone would be bothered by needing to be stationed...

Dual Boot Achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Dual booting on a device, be it a phone or tablet, brings forth some pretty substantial benefits. In addition to simultaneously and effortlessly switching between two ROMs, you also no longer have to wipe everything in order to try a new one. This, in and of itself, allows for more fun and experimentation to be...

Control Your Lights with NFC Tags or Your Voice – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin, a.k.a. The Tech Ninja, showed us how to control our lights with Tasker triggers. If the amount of videos out there on this topic is any indication, there are still many different ways to do home automation. Everything from build your own to some of the methods Kevin has found. In...

Easily SIM-Unlock Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4

If you value device freedom, you almost certainly either already have a SIM-unlocked device or intend on unlocking your phone in the near future. The reasons for doing this are numerous, even if you're happy with your current carrier. After all, it feels nice to be able to use whichever carrier works for you, and...

Migrate from Eclipse to Android Studio

Recently, we've been talking quite a bit about the Android Studio IDE. Launched originally at Google I/O 2013, Android Studio aims at replacing Eclipse + Android Developer Tools, and bringing a few niceties such as live code rendering for different layouts. As with any big change, some developers have experienced a few growing pains ranging from...

Gesture Control Your Calls with Smart Call Accept

We've featured quite a few apps here on the XDA Portal that allow you to answer the phone with just a wave over your device's proximity sensor. But with the vast amounts of customization that Android affords its users, having more options is always better. XDA Senior Member toi1em hopes to emulate the Air Call-accept feature found in...

Open Source Android SMS and MMS Library

In our continuing coverage of the App Development forums here at XDA, we've featured various open source libraries that  enable you to quickly add in functionality into your app-in-progress without having to reinvent the wheel. These libraries have streamlined app development in topics ranging from UI design and data visualization  to application updates and everything in between. Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member klinkdawg,...

Control Your Lights with Your Android Phone – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin, a.k.a. The Tech Ninja, is a bit of an phone automation expert. You can check out his Tasker Series to see all the great things he's automated with Tasker and other automation apps. He's done everything from basics such as turning off WiFi at work to controlling his Android device by...

Samsung Opens Registration for Inaugural Developer Conference

Samsung officially began accepting registrations for its inaugural Developers Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 in San Francisco. Although most of the 40+ topics have yet to be revealed, Samsung promises registrants the opportunity to "engage with industry leaders, collaborate with fellow developers, and learn about new Samsung tools and SDK's." Technical sessions and presentations by...