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Functional TWRP Port Appears for the Verizon HTC One M8

Ever since its launch just a few short weeks ago, we've seen a flurry of development activity for the HTC One M8 (2014). This began with the WeakSauce root method, and has since continued with Firewater S-Off and a full GPe RUU. In other words, things are looking great on the dev front for this brand...

Chromecast Updated to Build 16664, Here are Rooted Alternatives

The world of Google Chromecast users is divided up into the Haves and the Have-Nots. By this, I am of course referring to whether or not a particular user was lucky enough to attain root access before the device updated itself to the root-blocking build 12840 OTA.Earlier today, the Chromecast started receiving an OTA update to build...

Amazon Fire TV: What You Need to Know – XDA Developer TV

An announcement from Amazon recently caused the Internet a great deal of excitement. Amazon has expanded its Kindle empire and is attempting to take Google TV, and perhaps the Chromecast, head on with its new Amazon Fire TV. Running Android deep deep down, we recently added a forum for it!In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer...

Test the CPU Performance of Your Windows 8/RT Device

Although the spec sheet of your Windows 8 or RT device may give a pretty big indication of its performance, it’s sometimes a lot more helpful if you have an idea of how well it performs in real life. But although there are plenty of software tools available to help you to do this, we...

Video Tutorial Shows You How to Create 2D Video Games

XDA-Developers is all about learning and sharing the knowledge with others. It doesn't matter if it's knowledge on installing an application or hacking the bootloader; knowledge is priceless.Not too long ago, we talked about a guide to making your own Flappy game clone. Making a game is a challenge, but it's within range of even...

Comprehensive Guide to Create Your Very Own Xposed Module in Eclipse

Nothing provides more satisfaction than making something yourself. Learning is a beautiful process. And when you create even something small with your own brain, you feel like a king. The same thing applies to Android, where first you start by using apps created by others and then you may venture to make your own.Xposed Framework...

Nokia X Receives its First Source-Built Custom ROM

The Nokia X is the first Android-powered device family from the legendary Finnish manufacturer. It's become quite the commercial success due to being a relatively cheap device with pretty decent hardware specification. And after it was rooted and received ports of TWRP and ClockworkMod recoveries, it was only a matter of time before custom ROMs would show up.XDA...

Stop Immersive Mode from “Panicking” with Xposed

As we mentioned many times, KitKat was a quite substantial update to Android. The biggest change was probably the introduction of ART as an optional new runtime compiler. One of the other highlights is the new immersive mode. If you aren't familiar with the name, it's like entering a full screen mode on your device....

Put Your HTC One M8 to Sleep with One Swipe

Please take a seat HTC. Look M8 mate, your One M8 is a stellar device---absolutely fantastic. It’s got amazing front-facing speakers, a top-of-the line processor, a beautiful screen, and an even more beautiful brushed aluminium body. Not only that, you’ve already released the GPL-mandated kernel sources (sadly a sight to behold these days), and we’ve seen some...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: CrappaLinks – XDA Developer TV

In the age of text message, Twitter, and quick communications in general, we have a plethora of URL shorteners. However, URL shorteners have a dark side. Many things can be hidden within, including viruses, scams, and worst of all, the dreaded RickRoll. But now, there is an option for you to protect yourself.In this episode...

[OTA Captured] Sprint HTC One M8 Receives Update to 1.54.651.8, Gains Extreme Power Saving Mode

The Sprint HTC One (M8) was only released a few short weeks ago, but it has just received its first OTA update. No, it doesn't update the device to some of those mystery Android 4.4.3 builds we've seen lately. Rather, it teaches the device a few new tricks.The new firmware comes in at software version 1.54.651.8, and...

Change Your Runtime Compiler Directly from Recovery

ART, which you can read more about in our story from February, is a hot topic in the Android world. This future replacement for Dalvik is still in the testing phase, and it contains some bugs that may pop up here and there. Hopefully, in the next release of Android, ART will be as polished...