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Haroon Q. Raja
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Secure Your Android Device with SecDroid

Personal information security has been a prime concern for computer users since nearly the beginning of computing itself. Malicious users find exploits and develop viruses, trojans, and  rootkits to gain control of our devices to use them for their own advantage. This not only costs us in form of degraded performance and potential data usage...

Linux 3.0 Kernel for the HTC Explorer (Pico)

It's truly impressive how dedicated the developers in our community are in working to keep old devices relevant with the latest OS updates, even after their manufacturers have ditched them entirely in favor of newer devices. In one such development, XDA Recognized Developer sakindia123 has ported the Linux 3.0.16 kernel to the HTC Explorer. This is great news...

Easily Manage Your Device Configuration with Hive Settings

Do you want to quickly access and change all your Android settings from one place? While Android's default settings interface does give you access to all your device settings, this is spread inside different hierarchical sections, making it a bit of a hassle to quickly get to the setting you wish to modify. That's why many people...

Broadcom Releases EGL Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Y

A few months back, we talked about how a team of developers at XDA lead by XDA Forum Member arbylaw had contacted Broadcom to ask for proprietary drivers for the GPU used in Samsung Galaxy Y in order to build ROMS for the device with full hardware accelerated graphics support. In response to the request, Broadcom had...

DataManagement Library Offers Android App Developers Easy Database Storage

The evolution of smartphones over the past few years has brought about massive changes in our lives. And for many developers, it has created entirely new platforms for earning their bread and butter. By making free or inexpensive mobile apps that aim to generate ad revenue or a substantial number of sales, several indie app...

Unofficial CM10 and 10.1 Ports for the Galaxy Player 5 and Straight Talk Galaxy S II

Lately, several devices have been getting Jelly Bean in form of CM 10 and CM 10.1 ports. Recently, we brought you unofficial CM10.1 ports for the Nook HD+ and Samsung Galaxy Fit. Now, the Galaxy Player 5 and Strait Talk Galaxy S2 have joined the club, thanks to unofficial ports by XDA Forum Members Mevordel and mr-cook, respectively. The Straight Talk SGS2...

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Phones, Coming Soon to Galaxy Nexus

If you visited the Ubuntu home page early this morning, you couldn't have missed the countdown timer that promised something, "So close, you can almost touch it." Most assumed it to be about a fully touch-optimized UI for the next version of the popular Linux distribution, but it turned out to be something even more significant....

Make Flashable FTF Files from SUS Files for Stock Sony Xperia ROMs

If you have owned a Sony Xperia device, you probably know about the FTF file format. In case you aren't aware, it's a flashable ROM file format that can be used to install Android from your computer using FlashTool. Though when it comes to updating your Xperia device using the Sony Update Service (SUS), multiple...

Have Some SnowBall Fun with SnowBall Fight for Android

Holidays are a time to break free from the routine, relax, and have fun with friends and family. While the Holiday season may be coming to a close, there is still some Holiday cheer to be had. If you're lucky enough to be living at a place with a white winter, what better way to have...

Easily Make Custom Ringtones with Ringtone Slicer

Here at XDA, we are all about personalizing our smartphone experience as much as possible. While several of the modifications that we feature here involve flashing zips and tinkering with configuration files, and so on, there are certain simple things that can be done with just the right app. Like any modern mobile OS, Android...

Add Custom Boot Animation to Any Samsung ROM

Due to the open nature of Android, at times device manufacturers make absolutely ridiculous decisions in an attempt to set their devices apart from those of the competitors. A perfect example of this is Samsung's choice of using a proprietary QMG format for its boot animations, as opposed to the standard bootanimation.zip format used on...

Keep Your Android Device Screen Awake with Wakey

Just a few days back, we featured KeepScreen here on the Portal. That app allowed you to keep the screen of your Android device awake for select apps. While that app is immensely useful as it is, at times you might want to keep the screen awake for an extended period of time, regardless of...