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Michael Leahy Releases OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 Frameworks

You may know XDA Forum Member MichaelEGR, a.k.a. Michael Leahy. Michael is known for his work with OpenGL on Android. In fact, at the Big Android BBQ 2014, He gave a speech entitled "OpenGL ES 3.1 / Android Extensions Pack". Today he has given more information for developers to use in the form of an...

Device Review: Samsung Galaxy NX (or Building the Ultimate Android-Powered Camera Setup)

Picking out a mid- to high-end camera is a bit like picking a phone. Once you've made your decision and plunked down the large investment, you've got a lot of work ahead of you in order to make it your own. A good camera can be accessorized and tailored to your needs, and the Galaxy NX is no...

Have You Paid Your Linux Kernel Source License Fee?

When asked for source code, MediaTek asks for money. They literally charge a Licensing Fee to device manufacturers for Linux Kernel source code.It's a sad state of affairs when a manufacturer closes off GPL-protected Source Code.  It's even sadder when they are providing compiled firmware with several severe security vulnerabilities.  It's sadder even still when...

Free Android Development Tutorials

When I learned how to program Java, I sat down for about a month watching YouTube videos and reading tutorials trying to understand what I was seeing.  Because development is such a broad topic, and everyone thinks differently, one cannot have too many resources from which to absorb knowledge. This is why we decided to contribute to the development knowledge...

TrustZone, a Dimension of Multiple Worlds

TrustZone (a.k.a. TZ), in conjunction with Secure Element, is becoming more prevalent in modern devices.   The TrustZone acts as a buffer between the kernel and the hardware.   It prevents the kernel from directly interfacing with the hardware, but it also does so much more.We all want secure devices for certain things like keypad...

Android Gains X11 support

In 1984, the Massachusettes Institute of Technology released the open-source window system known as X Windows System.  In 1987, the X11 protocol was finalized.  Flash forward 25 years into the future and Linux has been through several changes, but still runs its graphic system on the original X11 protocol.  While the X Window System has...

Nexus 4 Battery Shot Reveals Potential Quality Issues

Several pictures of the LG-built Google Nexus 4 have been showing up across the Internet. The featured image in this article really caught my eye because it shows the internals of the device relatively well. While this device has not yet been released, a lot can be said (and judged) about a device's hardware, even...

Heimdall, the Bringer of Illumiation, Enters a New Age

Heimdall 1.4.0 RC1 was released in source form today by XDA Recognized Developer Benjamin Dobell.  In Norse mythology, Heimdall battled Loke, brought Illimination, and introduced the idea of social classes. In the realm of XDA, the parallels to Norse Mythology are astounding.For the uninitiated, Heimdall is an open source project that brings the same capabilities of Samsung's...

Win a Galaxy S3 from XDA

In case you missed the announcement, we're giving away a Verizon Galaxy S3 for writing obfuscated code in the BASH Obsfucation Contest. Official Entry and Rules are located in the forum. Rules:Post Obsfucated BASH code within code tags. Example: #! /system/bin/bash # or #! /bin/bash is acceptable too. your code goes here Post the video above (not ready yet) or your entry to...

XDA Will Be at the Big Android BBQ–Will You?

You have a chance to rub elbows with some of the more prominent members of the Android community. The Big Android BBQ is the place. At the Big Android BBQ, you can expect to see Recognized Developers, Forum Members, and XDA-Developer TV Producers who you've grown to know and love for their personalities and knowledge....

The New Development Cycle Starts

Back In May, we talked about the managability of having five separate devices from five separate manufacturers all conglomerating within the AOSP source tree.  This will lead to some obvious problems with maintainability of AOSP which has traditionally supported only one device and has been back-ported to older variants.  The solution is already in the...

LiME Forensics Kernel Module for Raw Memory Snapshots

Raw access to memory is useful while performing data forensics or while hacking devices.  Sometimes you need a snapshot of memory to be able to analyze what is going on with locked bootloaders, get a snapshot of a memory location to track down a bug, or just to figure out the proper memory location of...