Posts From Adam Outler

Adam Outler
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What is Unlocked and How Does This Affect Verizon’s SGS3?

For the first time in the history of the Galaxy, Samsung has released a device with a "Locked Bootloader" in the form of the Verizon Galaxy S III. If you own this device, you should know that it is beyond the current abilities of XDA to support you.   But, what does it actually mean to...

Qualcomm Releases Proprietary API Extensions

One thing we at XDA like is information. One thing we hate is convoluted methods. Qualcomm has released proprietary extensions for their latest processors in hopes that developers will take advantage of them instead of releasing actual documentation, source, or other means that would allow developers to program applications for all devices. In their latest bit...

Voodoo SIM Unlock for i9300 GS3

Just days after a root method for all Galaxy S3 variants was released, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio has done it again and released another extremely highly regarded application on the Google Market. This time, he manages to provide a solution to SIM-Unlock Galaxy S3 aptly named Voodoo Galaxy S III SIM Unlock.How does it...

Nvidia and the Problems with Closed Hardware

Here at XDA-Developers we hold very few ideas close to our hearts: Openness, new concepts, and development. These all revolve around one core principal: Technological advancement of society. Those who do not practice these concepts are generally given warnings and eventually banned from XDA.What do we do when a manufacturer violates our values? We don't...

Nook Touch Desktop Conversion

More than anything, hacking is a state of mind. Hacking is the want to explore the world around you, solve problems, learn, and work with your environment in a creative manner. The world of the hacker is something that is moldable and changable. One of the best hacks I've seen in a long time comes...

Oracle vs Google: Final Decisions

Judge Alsup has ruled that Oracle's Java APIs are not copyrightable, and in doing so, developers everywhere let out a sigh of relief. Oracle has engaged Google in a legal battle over Android's use of JAVA language for quite some time. Now, Judge Alsup made his final decision regarding the case regarding the Java Application Protocol Interface. The...

Google’s 5 Rumored Nexus Devices May Not be What You Think

Historically, the officially sanctioned Nexus line has come from just one manufacturer. While the manufacturer has changed through the passing iterations, there has never been more than one for any particular generation.According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Google plans to allow 5 manufacturer the ability to produce the Nexus development platform. Google plans...

Update on the Oracle Versus Google Trial

The case which, was proclaimed by some to end Android or raise the prices of future Android devices, is turning out more favorable by the day for Google and its star OS. If you haven't already read our primer on the topic, now would be a good time to do so.At the end of the day...

Want to Learn How to Program for Android? Start Here

Everyone has experienced the desire to program at one point or another. However, there are generally four limiting factors: Time Constraints, Study Material, Mental Blocks, and Attention Span. So clear your schedule, clear your mind, and self-medicate your ADD with a nice cup of your favorite coffee because here's the material you need to learn how...

The Galaxy S III S5E4412 Processor—A Hacker’s Overview

The Exynos 4412 processor, aka S5E4412, has been confirmed as the application processor for the Samsung Galaxy S III. After scouring the web for publicly available data sheets, best information listing I could come up with came from 8gpad. I'd like to take a minute and talk about the S5E4412 procssor.Lets start by breaking down...

The “Perfect” Phone

I've seen too many "perfect phone" articles from people who really have no idea what they are talking about. I'm going to use this white-space to dispel some ill-conceived myths that uninformed people have generated, as well as list several entirely mandatory features for the "perfect device."  I believe you, the reader, will find my...

Hunter Davis Releases 70 Open Source Apps in One Shot

We all know that one of the biggest draws to Android is that it is an open source operating system.  It is this open source ethos that rings clearly throughout the halls of XDA-Developers.  Recently, XDA Forum Member huntergdavis studied his site and app traffic and decided the increased overall benefits of open source Android applications would...