Posts From Adam Outler

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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...

Two Methods to Fix Random Key Press Bug on Fascinate

Sometimes while engineering a device, a manufacturer misses a small problem. Here at XDA, we take these issues and make revisions to the hardware and the software. That's one of the reasons why we have a whole forum dedicated to hardware hacking.In this particular case, XDA Recognized Developer electric bill isolated a problem with a hardware interrupt...

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...

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 Responds to Torvalds in Kind

Recently Linus Torvalds stated that NVIDIA is the worst company to work with in regards to the Linux kernel.  He then colorfully displayed his frustrations with the company.  Given the track record of difficulty associated with porting new kernels to NVIDIA based devices, we can't help but agree.NVIDIA responded to inquires from Phoronix with the...

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...