The XDA forums are the capitol of all Android root/ROM development efforts these days, and from its multitudes of developers and endless pages of posts come most of the homebrew software that provides us with root access, liberates draconian device restrictions, and keeps older phones ticking. Android enthusiasts aren't the only ones making use of the software there, though. Turkish OEM General Mobile recently rolled out its own Android Q beta program for two of its phones even though it isn't among the manufacturers Google lists as participating in these early Q tests. It turns out, that's because General Mobile's Android Q beta is merely a lightly-tweaked ripoff of an unofficial GSI from XDA's forums. Read More
Most Android enthusiasts have probably heard of XDA Developers. And if you're reading this post, then you're likely interested in what their Forums and Portal offer in terms of new customizations, development advances, and more. But if you don't want to use the full XDA app with the entire forum experience, and you'd prefer to just have the important news from the different device sub-forums reach you instead of having to dig for new threads here and there, then this new XDA Feed beta app might be the thing for you.
It gives a customized feed for certain devices (or a general feed for all other phones) of the latest news coming from XDA. Read More
Over the years, we've had an official XDA-Developers app, followed by another official XDA-Developers app, then an official but not Play Store-friendly XDA-Developers app, but if that wasn't enough, we now have one more official XDA-Developers app. Because apparently updating the previous listing isn't something the XDA Developers developers could figure out. (Actually it's good they kept the legacy apps for those who were using them, but this was an easy joke not to make.)
Anyway, this super duper new app differs from the previous legacy app in the fact that it's coded in-house and based on XDA APIs, not on Tapatalk. Read More