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Project Ara: Modified Android L and Hot Swapping

Project Ara is a very exciting topic--both for hardware and software enthusiasts. The modular smartphone idea looks like a mission impossible, but Google is determined to make it a reality pretty soon. Paul Eremenko from Project Ara team has shed some lights on the project's status and we now know that Ara will have a modified...

Streamline Android Theming with Graphic Porter

I don’t have a custom theme on my Android phone, and the reason for this is because I am too busy picky (and perhaps lazy) to go through the countless fantastic custom themes that have been created and made available here on XDA and in the Play Store. And I’m sure that many folks here...

Boost the Brightness of Your Sony Xperia Z1’s LED

I think the last time anyone has ever used a physical torch to find their earphones, keys, or contact lens case was eons ago--before phones with LED flashes were invented. Now if we have to navigate or find something in the dark, we just whip out our phones, turn on their LEDs and sweep the floor...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Modify Your Volume Control

How many screenshots have you seen with a volume status bar in the middle? How often do you wish that your volume statusbar didn’t pop up right in front of your YouTube Video? Well, with the power of the Xposed Module, you have the option of customizing your volume status bar. In this episode of XDA...

Prepare Your Nokia X2 for Battle with Nokia X2 Tools

Unveiled in June this year, the Nokia X2 is the Finnish company’s second crack at an Android-powered device. With a 4.3 inch IPS display, a dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a price tag under $200, the X2 is a device unique for its dual Windows-Android experience, with Nokia replacing any indication of Android...

Increase the Speaker Volume of Your Samsung Gear 2

I think it’s pretty safe to say that any sound coming out of a wristwatch isn't exactly going to be audiophile-grade. But then again, smartwatches aren’t meant to serve as standalone music players (for now at least), with their speakers acting as the outlet for notifications you may receive on your watch. However, if you...

Unlock Hidden Camera Settings on Your Moto G

At one point in time or another, we’ve all gotten very fiddly with the camera settings on our Android devices--maybe it was because you had just discovered that your camera actually had settings, you were playing around with a new mod or port, or perhaps you even thought of yourself as a ‘street photography’ connoisseur. With...

[UPDATED Terms & Conditions] XDA Partners with LG for Developer Challenge

Many Android enthusiasts know the name LG. LG is the maker of some Google Nexus devices and some great devices of there own, from the LG G2 and the follow up LG G3. Of course, there are many other great devices that LG makes, including tablets and watches. LG is focusing heavily on user experience....

Customizing the OnePlus One, XDA 2015 Forum Redesign Live! – XDA TV

You can now customize your OnePlus One's boot logo! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of XDA 2015 forum redesign going live and be sure the check out the article showing you how to...

Forums Added for US Carrier Variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Fire HD 6 and 7

There's something to be said for being the first. On the other hand, there's also something to be said for being the best. Not only did Samsung's original Galaxy Note kick off a wave of phablets including Cupertino's latest offering, but the Note product line also managed to do the whole "phablet" thing the best thanks to...

Sony Xperia SP Receives Functional Firefox OS Port

It was recently revealed that the Sony Xperia SP would not be receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat update from Sony, which expectedly left many owners rather confused and disappointed. Because after all, its specs shows that the Xperia SP is more than capable of running the update, and the fact that it was released last...

Sony Xperia Z3 D6653 and D6603 Get Root and Recovery!

Ever since its unveiling at IFA earlier this year, many users and potential users have been excited for Sony's latest flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z3. Featuring top of the line specifications, fantastic build quality, a pleasantly skinned UI, and gorgeous industrial design aesthetics, it's not a struggle to see why. Accordingly, we've seen a...