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Android 4.3 Returns to the AT&T Galaxy S 4, OTAs Captured

Remember how AT&T pulled the Android 4.3 update for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S 4 (I337) a couple of weeks ago? While there was no official word as to why, many users speculated that the same issues facing the international SGS3's 4.3 update were plaguing the AT&T S 4. These included issues such as wake...

CyanogenMod Installer Pulled from Play Store, Lives On in Open Source Glory

Not too long ago, we talked about the CyanogenMod Installer. For those who don't remember, the CM Installer basically served as the easiest and most efficient way to install CyanogenMod onto your device. While most of our readers are more than capable of installing aftermarket firmwares the old fashioned way, the CM Installer was primarily...

Legendary Google Nexus One Gets Android 4.4 and Joins Its Younger Brothers

In recent days, we've informed you about a variety of official KitKat updates. They all had one thing in common: Every update was delivered to some brand new devices like the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions, each with powerful CPUs and newest drivers. But what happens with much older and unsupported devices? Do...

Create Your Own Mosaics on Android with ZaBa Photo Mosaic

Our devices have turned from the communicators they were meant to be a decade and a half ago into multimedia powerhouses capable of doing most of what we do with other gadgets and larger equipment. Of course, the all-in-one aspect and reduction in component size come at a cost (normally quality), but that is a...

How to Make an App Launch with Google Now – XDA Developer TV

We've covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We've showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and how to write a root app. We even showed you how to develop with Arduino and the Google ADK. There is a lot of thought that needs to go into building an Android...

Google Confirms Android Will Get RAW Imaging and Burst Mode

One thing that's lacking in Android devices is the ability to capture and save RAW image files and take multiple pictures with burst mode. Sure some devices feature burst mode, but it's not built into the default Android camera application. This is about to change in the future, as Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano confirmed early...

Haven’t Received Your Galaxy S 4 GPe KitKat OTA Yet? Download it Here

Not too long ago, we announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition was finally starting to receive its official Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. This news originally came directly from the Android Google+ page. And while the update arrived sooner than the OEM-skinned variants of these same devices, the timing wasn't exactly stellar. After...

Maximize Available Device Storage with Cassini

Storage space isn't quite as much of a problem nowadays compared to before. Phones and tablets are being pushed out the door with some comfortable internal memory specs such as up to 64 GB. This is even more true if you insert a sizeable MicroSD card on expandable devices. That said, not all OEMs include...

Control Your In-App Fonts with PerAppFonts Xposed Module

The Xposed frameworks gives a tremendous amount of freedom, when it comes to selecting which modules to use. It's a powerful tool, which offers hundreds of modules available to download as standalone applications. And with a recent update to work with Android 4.4, it's available to even more users. The display font is a UI element...

Android 4.3 (M919UVUEMK2) Rolling out to the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4

No, it's not Android 4.4 KitKat, but at least it's a small step in the right direction. We've gotten word that the Android 4.3 update is now rolling out to the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S 4. This comes nearly an entire month after we saw the same update roll out to the Verizon model. The rollout...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: App Startup Control with BootManager – XDA Developer TV

Many Android enthusiasts are almost fanatical about what they have installed on their system and what they don’t. In fact, there are some of us who want a certain app to be installed so we can run it at will, but we don’t want the app to load on system startup. Using the Xposed Framework, you...

Turn Your HTC One into a Google Play Edition

Just yesterday, we covered how Google had finally decided to update the HTC One Google Play edition to Android 4.4 KitKat. We say "finally" because HTC had stated that the update was ready ten days earlier on their official Twitter account. Regardless of timing, the update is a good thing---even if the Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T variants...