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Haroon Q. Raja
Haroon Q. Raja

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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...

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...

Silent Camera Mod Disables Shutter Sound for Android 4+ Devices

Ever found yourself in a situation where you want to take pictures, but don't want it to make any sound? And no, we are not talking about spying on others. Rather, we are talking about scenarios such as capturing priceless moments of your kids or pets doing something interesting, where the shutter sound would distract...

Access Notifications from a Full Screen Launcher with NotificationBrowser

If you have ever used a full-screen launcher on your Android device, the first thing you likely missed was easy access to the notification shade. Android has a very elaborate notification system, and not having easy access from the home screen can make one feel a bit handicapped. While full-screen launchers typically offer alternate means...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets Android 4.2.1 in Unofficial CM 10.1 Nightly

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was one of Samsung's flagship Honeycomb devices, but with the latest focus being on Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1, the device seems to have fallen out of favor in Sammy's court. Not so here at XDA, though. Fortunately for the owners of the device, XDA Senior Member C-o-M has ported the latest...

Easily Compile CM10, CM10.1 or AOKP on Ubuntu 12.10

XDA forums are full of ROMs of all sorts, and for devices of all types. One can usually find a new version of Android for many of these devices much before the manufacturer pushes its official update---and that's if they decide to do it at all. Most of these releases come in the form of...

Easily Remove Bloatware from Your ROM via Recovery

The bloatware that comes preinstalled on many of our devices can be a major pain. On most computers, it can easily be removed by simply uninstalling it. On smartphones however, it's usually a whole different story. It's bundled in the form of system apps that can't be uninstalled directly using the standard uninstall procedure.While you...

Manage Your 3G & WiFi Connections Automatically To Save Data Costs & Battery

Ask any smartphone or tablet user how would their life be without Internet access, and the answer would certainly not be a happy one in most cases. We use these devices to stay connected to the rest of the world using WiFi and cellular data. However, switching between these two can become a hassle, especially...

Samsung Wave Gets CM10.1 Nightly, SlimBean & Tsunami Android 4.2.1 ROMs

Our developer community at XDA is known for making operating systems work on devices they weren't intended for, and Samsung's Wave series of devices is no exception. Originally shipped running Samsung's Bada OS for mid-range smartphones, the series first saw an Android port in 2011, got its first AOKP Jelly Bean ROM in June, and got...

OSLoader is a Dual Boot Bootloader for Android on Windows CE Devices

Remember the good ole' days of XDA when life was simple, and Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile were considered state of the art? After Google disrupted the smartphone industry with the introduction of Android, a lot of developers have gotten to work trying to port the popular open-source OS to their Windows Mobile devices, the...