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Easily Toggle Your Device’s Multi-SIM Functionality

In many regions, multi-SIM phones are cementing their place in the smartphone ecosystem. This growth was further fuelled at Google I/O, when the multi-SIM capable Android One lineup was launched. And to their credit, these devices can prove to be extremely handy, saving you from the hassle of carrying multiple devices. However, there are times when...

YoWindow Weather: Mobile Weather has Never Looked So Great

It is very hard to argue with historic facts. One of them relating to mobile devices is that the face of mobile weather reports was drastically changed with the introduction of TouchFlo for Windows Mobile back in the days of the HTC Vogue. The UI basically introduced us to what we know today as widgets on...

Change Your Device Theme to XDA Colors with ChocoUI

Seeing a theme covered here on XDA portal isn't too common. We don't often like to play favorites and feature a particular piece of creative work, as creating a good theme requires lots of time and skills. But sometimes we make exceptions, especially when the project that we want to present to you is different...

Fight off the Android Fake ID Vulnerability with Xposed

While Android is considered a pretty stable and safe operating system, there are some vulnerabilities that pop up from time to time. Some of them are pretty nasty, and force Google to release a minor revision to their OS. But developers here on XDA don't like to wait, so they often take matters into their own...

Google Pushes Experimental Linux Kernel 3.10 Defconfigs for MSM, Exynos and Tegra SoCs

The big hype surrounding Android L's unveiling caused us all to skip one important change, the debut of the Linux 3.10 kernel in the ARM world. New smartwatches like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live work atop the Linux 3.10 kernel. However, most currently released devices are using the Linux 3.4 kernel, the ninth long-term stable release from 2012,...

How to Root the OnePlus One and Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom Recovery – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom recovery on your OnePlus One. TK recently reviewed the OnePlus One and while not readily available yet, it’s created quite a stir on Social media. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all...

MediaTek Continues to Adjust Stance Towards Developer Community by Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

Over the years, much has been made about MediaTek not being open to the development community and not adhering to the GPLv2 requirements with regards to the Linux kernel. Recently, MediaTek has come around to understand that the development community has a wealth of resources to help an OEM grow and better their products, and their...

Slide Dial Replacement Dialer Lets You Make Calls from Anywhere

If you frequently make phone calls, your dialer (aka phone app) is one of the most crucial apps in your app drawer arsenal. There are times, however, when we cannot dial right away because we are busy composing Emails, looking for files, or are simply tied up in other not-so-menial tasks. In such cases, launching the...

Navigate with Your Samsung Gear 2 Using DMA Navi Watch

Whether you're travelling to a new destination or exploring some previously unvisited corner of your own city, you're bound to get lost without navigation assistance. Google Maps has done wonders in this niche with turn-by-turn navigation, even in the remotest places. But nothing comes without drawbacks--and constantly unlocking your phone to check the next turn...

[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update

It's been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3's official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have...

Enjoy Wallpaper Overload with PhotoPhase

We don't usually feature live wallpapers on the XDA Portal unless they are somewhat innovative and offer some kind of improvement over the vast sea of wallpaper apps currently available. More often than not, these apps will either make the current wallpaper on our screen come to life, such as those offering a parallax effect, or...