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Unexpectedly, KitKat Available on the Sprint HTC One Despite Apology Letter

Ever since Android 4.4 KitKat was released on Halloween of last year, the race has been on for device manufacturers and carriers to deliver the update goods as expediently as possible. OK, fine---that last part ("carriers") is a bit of a lie. But thankfully, they're not completely resting on their laurels. Just two days ago, we...

Learn How to Gerrit with a Handy Guide

Here at XDA, you might have noticed lots of ROMs with associated GitHub links. If you've ever wondered how to use it, you should visit Roofers Guide to Git or my guide posted some time ago. However, GitHub isn't the only revision control system. There is another you should know: Gerrit, which is completely different...

Join the Holofication Nation and Find Your Favorite Apps in Holo Style

Holo UI was introduced just over two years ago with Ice Cream Sandwich. It was Google's attempt to unify the look of Android, and in time became a quite successful project. Now apps look better, feature pleasing colors, and compose really nice with Jelly Bean or KitKat. Holo became a standard, but some applications still...

Getting Answers is Only Half the Battle–DLD Calc Wins You the Other Half

Who hasn't used a calculator in this day and age? Considering age groups, professions, and several other factors, it is reasonable to assume that almost every XDA forum member has used one at some point. Calculators are both a gift and a curse because although they can get you out of a bind with just...

Learn About Theming and Create Your Own Theme Easily

Android is extremely popular largely due to the fact that users can easily modify its look, which applications to use, and basically anything else. Changing your look is not only a wallpaper, launcher, or new icons. Rather, some deep changes can be done with custom themes that are not so hard to create. With elementary knowledge...

Android 4.4.2 for AT&T Galaxy S4 and Note 3 Leaked, HTC One KitKat US Release Delayed – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2,for the AT&T Galaxy S4 and Note 3 has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Sony Xperia Z1 received a maintenance release and the HTC One KitKat release for...

Stay up to Date on Android News with Android Hub

RSS readers are quite popular, especially on mobile devices. They allow us to easily access our favorite news sites, such as the XDA Portal, without actually visiting the site itself. This is beneficial, as our small screens aren't ideal for reading the full versions of various websites. Thus, it's important to have a solid RSS...

Forum Created for Mobile Web App Development (Cordova, PhoneGap)

Just yesterday, we talked about how Chrome Apps are making their way to Android and iOS in the form of apps that look and feel like native applications, thanks to the Apache Cordova toolchain. But as many were quick to point out in the comments, Cordova isn't the only game in town when it comes to developing....

Tired of Being Left Behind? iOS7 Instagram for Android

Instagram has become a necessary evil for many people around the globe. Sharing pictures laced with sepia filters and other effects is one of the latest crazes in the world of mobile photography. This world is, however, split into two: the world of iOS users and that of Android users. So for any software company...

Xperia Z1 Receives Maintenance Release (OTA Captured), 4.3 for Xperia M Preparing for Imminent Release

As is pretty much always the case, quite a bit is happening in the Sony Xperia world. And today, this comes in the form of official updates for the Sony Xperia M and the flagship Xperia Z1---the former coming soon, and the latter already rolling out with a captured update package. First off, we have the Sony Xperia...

Boot Multiple Roms on the HTC Droid DNA with Unofficial MultiROM Port

It seems like XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar's MultiROM seems to be quite the popular method for different devices to boot multiple ROMs nowadays, considering that MultiROM was originally developed for only the Nexus 7 and has since been ported over to a number of other phones such as the Sony Xperia M and the Optimus...

Interview with an Android Theme Designer

On Jan 28th, Themer, the one-click homescreen theming app for Android, passed one million Play store downloads. As we know from the popularity of theming here on XDA, Android personalization has become an art form in its own right as themes require a healthy dose of beauty, intrigue, and creativity. The team over at Themer recently...