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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Install Pie Controls – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy Gear and smartwatches in general are hot news in the Android ecosystem. The Galaxy Gear is the device responsible for mainstreaming smartwatches. And as usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and our buddy...

KitKat Arrives on Canadian LG G2 D803, Available as Full KDZ Update

You may recall that late last month the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of LG's flagship G2 were starting to receive their official updates to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. While the former arrived in the form of an incremental OTA update, the latter was disseminated as a 1.5 GB full KDZ firmware package. Luckily, we also covered how...

Open Source Archives Available for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a flagship device that many end users and developers have been waiting for. A powerful CPU and many unique features make it one of the most interesting phones of the first half of 2014. The device will be soon available to buy in many countries and its development community surely will...

Galaxy S 5 Firmware Dump for Your Porting Pleasure

While the iterative Samsung Galaxy S 5 didn't exactly set the world on fire with its hardware upgrades over last year's already great Galaxy S 4, many were quick to express their regard for the new device's software features. And while the vast majority of users will never use all of the goodies baked into Samsung's TouchWiz...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Gesture Control – XDA Developer TV

Gestures are everything. Controlling your device with simple swipes and swoops will save you time. You no longer have to search in your cluttered app drawer to find your favorite apps. Now, you can just two finger swipe left to open your Chrome browser. But how to you get these swipes programmed? Maybe an Xposed...

Make Your Own Application with Rheti

When beginning the journey with Android, many surely dream about making a great applications like our (Recognized) Developers do. Writing an application is not easy, and requires vast knowledge of Java and understanding of various APIs. It's a long road with hoops that you must jump through.Imagine not having to enter hundreds lines of code...

Leaked HTC Sense 6 Update Schedule for Current Gen Devices

Just one week ago, we took a look at a leaked video that gave viewers a quick walk-through of what was purported to be HTC's yet to be released Sense 6. While the veracity of the leaked video is still unknown, we do know that Sense 6 is on the horizon. It's only a matter of...

How to Flash the Leaked 4.4.2 Build onto Your LG G Pad 8.3

The Google Play edition of the LG G Pad 8.3 has had official Android 4.4.2 KitKat for quite some time. Despite this, its vanilla variant still is stuck on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. And although ports of the GPe ROM exist for the standard device, many actually enjoy LG's customizations on the mid-sized tablet.Luckily, XDA Forum Members Aeras76 and aicjofs were...

Google Currently Testing Android 4.4.3 KTU72B, Possibly Bringing Nexus 5 Camera Fix?

Yet another mystery Android build appears. No, it's not the future Linux kernel 3.14-based Android 4.5/5.0. But for Nexus 5 owners, it may just be the next best thing.Earlier today, a Nexus 5 was spotted around the web running a test build of Android 4.4.3. Its corresponding build number is KUT72B, differing from the current...

And Today’s Bully Act is Brought to You by HTC

Ok, the image chosen for this article might be a tad misleading, but it does try to convey a rather important point. HTC is a company that has always worked closely with the underground/hacker/modder/developer community---or at the very least, they have not done a whole lot to prevent us from doing what we like. It...

Xposed 2.5 Exits Beta, Brings Rewritten Installer, Safe Mode, and Improved Compatibility with Sony, LG, and Meizu Devices

In just under two years since its initial debut, Recognized Developer rovo89's Xposed Framework has become a staple of development here at XDA. We've talked about modules of all sorts both here on the XDA Portal and on our YouTube channel. These modules have enabled us to modify our ROMs without editing a single APK or...

Create AROMA Flashable Zips in Seconds

Few tools have made ROM installation and customization easier than AROMA Installer by XDA Recognized Developer amarullz. Rather than installing a preconfigured package, AROMA allows users to pick and choose what parts to install and/or what parameters to set.If you're a developer looking to incorporate AROMA installer into your flashable ZIPs, there are plenty of guides...