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Retrieve Your Lost or Stolen Device’s IMEI

Having your phone stolen or lost is never a happy event. But if and when something like this does occur, it helps to have your IMEI handy so that you can help your local law enforcement in their retrieval process. However, your IMEI may not always be readily available, as you may need to locate...

KitKat Leak (VS98024A) Appears for the Verizon LG G2!

Although it's nearing its first birthday, the LG G2 is still a very high end, flagship-level device. As such, it has been shown some official KitKat OTA love in various regions, starting all the way back in November of last year for the Korean version! But while T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint variants of the G2 have all received...

Protect Your Device Like a Pro with Cyclic Lock Xposed Module

Privacy is an important topic in Android and mobile computing in general. Since its initial release, Google has implemented a few different ways of securing one's device. But even now with face unlock and certain devices featuring fingerprint readers, the time-tested PIN and unlock patterns are still arguably the most popular. But the main disadvantage...

Easy Guide to Installing Android on Your PC

When you hear the word "Android," you almost automatically associate this with smartphones and tablets baked in top secret Mountain View labs. However, Android isn't only compatible with the ARM architecture. Rather, it also works with x86 personal computers like netbooks, notebooks, and traditional computers. This is of course thanks to the Android x86 project.If...

HTC Releases Kernel Source and Framework Files for the HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 (2014) is a fantastic device, and one which manages to improve upon its critically acclaimed predecessor in practically every way. We recently talked about how XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase and Recognized Developer beaups managed to root the device. But naturally, the real fun doesn't begin until there are high-performance custom kernels for any given device. Now,...

Android App Review: Live Weather – XDA Developer TV

If you want to get updates about the weather, there are many apps that can help. Some people even like to know the weather in other parts of the world to see what their friends and families are experiencing. But what if you have a dream of being a weatherman? What application gives you a...

Android on Intel Updated to 4.4.2, Available Now for the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC

As you are undoubtedly aware, the vast majority of Android devices run on some variant of the ARM architecture. Despite this, Intel has been hard at work on the Android on Intel project. Intel's efforts have resulted in the release of Android 4.4.2, which can be installed now on the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC.This build,...

[FTF] Sony Xperia SP Receives Android 4.3 Maintenance Upgrade to 12.1.A.1.201

Although the Xperia SP isn't yet in the list of devices scheduled to receive the official Android 4.4 goods from Sony, that's not to say that the SP can't still benefit from some rather substantial OEM love. Early yesterday, Sony began updating the Xperia SP to firmware version 12.1.A.1.201. While it's not KitKat, it packs quite a...

[APK] Play Newsstand 3.2 Joins the Update Wednesday Party

Earlier today, we saw Google release rather substantial updates to its Google Keep and Google Play Movies first-party Android apps as part of its now routine Update Wednesday. However, we were perhaps a bit too hasty to assume that El Goog was done for the day. Now, they've begun rolling out an update to Google...

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and Action Center, Windows to Bring Back Start Menu

Today in San Francisco's Moscone Center, Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developers conference. Up until now, many had been questioning Microsoft's continued relevance in this new mobile-friendly age. However, today's keynote clearly shows that Microsoft doesn't intend on letting Google and Apple have all the fun.Does Windows have what it takes to be your...

[APK] Google Keep 2.2 Brings OCR and Play Movies 3.1 Offers Improved UI

Looks like we have ourselves another Google Update Wednesday, folks. Last Google Update Wednesday brought us personalized keyboard suggestions and improved voice search commands. Now, Google has issued significant updates to its Google Keep and Google Play Movies Android apps.First up, we have Google Keep 2.2. Today's update brings several important features. However, the biggest addition...

Sony Xperia Z2 Rooted!

When the Sony Xperia Z2 was announced at MWC this year, many were quick to label it the ideal Android device. Although the Z2 primarily delivers incremental specsheet updates over the Z1, it also fixes its predecessor's main fault by delivering a substantially better display. As such, it's no surprise that the Z2 will find itself in...