Tutorials

How to Repurpose Android as a DIY ChromeCast

Over the last three days we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make your own ChromeCast or Android TV device. This is accomplished using the apps Unwind Launcher and Tablet Remote. Check out this video to learn...

How to Repurpose Android as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam

We continue this week showing you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam. This is accomplished using the apps linked below. Check out this video to learn more and visit our Repurposing Android Devices forums on XDA. Also, check out our...

How to Repurpose Android as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker

Yesterday we showed you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Security Camera or Baby Monitor. Today we are continuing the topic of repurposing by showing you how to use an old Android device as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker. This is accomplished using the...

How to Repurpose an Android Device as a Security Camera

As mobile device enthusiasts it is highly likely that we have an old device laying around collecting dust. Perhaps there is still some useful life in that old device. Today we are going to show you how to repurpose an old Android device as a Security Camera or a Baby Monitor. This is accomplished using...

XDA Tasker Week in Review

Did you miss Tasker week? If so, here's a compilation of all the guides, videos, and other posts we've made this week showcasing the power of Tasker. Tasker Week Kick Off. Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!. [GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Prompt to add Previous Caller as Contact. [GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Take a Picture and Grab...

Tasker Day #5: Community Best-Of!

The final day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we're featuring a plethora of neat creations made by the Tasker community. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality we wish...

Tasker Day #4: Read Calendar Events, Get Best Route for a Commute, Hotspot Monitor, and More!

The fourth day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #3: Automatic 2G Toggle, TWRP Backups, Driving Mode, and More!

The third day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #2: Shake to Toggle Brightness, Automate Screenshot Editing, Monthly Call/Data Monitoring and More!

The second day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!

The first day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Enable One-Handed Mode using a Script

Bigger Isn't Always Better With the advent of bigger phone screens, it’s nearly impossible for most people to reach every corner of their phone using only one-hand (unless you’re LeBron James). Yet big phones like those from the Note series are still very popular due to how comfortable they are is to consume video and web...

How to Flash a Custom ROM – Android Basics 101

Here at XDA, we love customizing our phones. One of the best ways to get great options and customizability for your device is to flash a custom ROM. These modified system images are tweaked to get optimal performance, bring us great themes and icons as well as very handy tools by the talented members of the...