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16th May 2013, 06:51 PM   |  #1  
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Xda, my friends is a big ocean of knowledge and what you may be looking for right now maybe just a small part of it. But here I present to you the best of the best guides out there that will help you in everything, from setting up the sdk :P to making a kernel. Obviously you will find some things to be a bit obvious but that's the way it goes, it's designed for everyone. These are not device specific (where it is, i have mentioned it) so it works for one 'n' all! I have tried to keep it as neat as possible with no nonsense stuff. All suggestions are welcome and this will be updated frequently. Do rate the thread 5 stars if you like it. So, let the games begin



A. Getting Started

#1.How to Flash a Custom ROM

#2. How to Flash A kernel

#3. How to unbrick your device. (this is is in particular for Xperia devices)

#4. How to Irritate people less by using search on XDA :P

#5. For app makers, how to make your first app

#6. How to Setup ADB on Windows/Mac

#7. How to Install And Use Android SDK

#8. How to unroot any device

#9. Easiest way on How to use adb, logcat, push, pull, etc.

#10. How to overclock your device


B.Now, lets head over to some porting and debugging stuff

#11. Port your own custom ROM

#12. Port ParanoidAndroid Rom to your device{Both ICS and Jb versions}

#13. Port MIUI V4 to your device.

#14. Port AOKP and themed ROMs

#15. Port manufacturer ROM such as Sense, Touchwizz., Xperia etc.

#16. Port sense to non-HTC devices.

#17. How to Port rom from HDPI to MDPI

#18. How to take a logcat if your ROM ain't functioning well

#19. Setup dsixda's Android Kitchen

#20. How to Sign your ROM


C.Now lets move on to some Apps, Apk, resizing and media related stuff

#21. Decompile and recompile APK's using ApKManager

#22. Decompile and Recompile with apktool

#23. How to make boot animations

#24. Change the default wallpaper when creating a Custom ROM

#25. Add a Touch of 3D to Your Apps

#26. Make your settings.apk Transparent in your own Custom ROM

#27. How to Sign and Zipalign Your APK Files

#28. Easily modify and flash framework-res.apk to add a touch to personalisation in your ROM

#29. How to make and install android bootanimations

#30. A note on the latest Android Studio


D.Get ready folks, we are now entering into some serious developing, compiling from Source and kernel related tuts

#31. How to download and compile ICS from source

#32. How to compile Jelly Bean from Source [UBUNTU]

#33. How to build Cm10.1 from source

#34. How to Compile AOSPA from Source

#35. How To Build CWM From Source

#36. How to compile TWRP touch recovery

#37. How to Build a kernel from source

#38. How to Overclock a kernel

#39. How to Add all sorts of features to your kernel

#40. How to add custom bootsplash logo into kernel

F.Moving on to the theming section

#41. Want to learn how to theme?

#42. Jellybean navigation layout for CM7 ROM

#43. Basic Android Theming - Simple APK Modding

#44. Decompiling, theming, and recompiling JB SystemUI.apk

#45. Port Jelly Bean transition animations on any rom and device

#46. How to Centre clock and icon switch.

#47. How to MetaMorph/Theme

#48. Pattern Lock Tweaks - Wallpaper Brightness, Pattern Lock Dots, etc.

#49. How to edit .9.pngs

#50. Tips for themers


G.Some Random things, everything else

#51. How to Implement Swipe to Remove Notification

#52. How to enable on-screen buttons in ICS rom

#53. How to edit build.prop on any Android device

#54. How to use AROMA INSTALLER in any ROM/MOD

#55. How to make a flashable Zip for your Stock ROM

#56. How to add EDT Tweaks support in your odexed ROM/Themes

#57. How to Flash a ROM WITHOUT an SD Card

#58. All about using UOT Kitchen

#59. How to use Tasker- Advanced

#60. How to use Github

#61. Add 3-Way Boot to your Power Menu

#62. Add ICS 'Recent Apps' button (or other softkeys) to Status bar

#63. How to add TABS to Settings with swipe gesture

#64. Faking US Play Store without Market Unlocker or *ROOT*

#65. Partiton SD-Card, the proper way

#66. Port SONY Small Apps to Any Device Cm Based Roms

#67. Fix status 6 while flashing ROMs

#68. Fix Status 7 while flashing ROMs

#69. How to Crack android pattern lock!

#70.How to Set File Permission's

#71. How to Install Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

#72. How to add StatusBar Tweaks

#73. Everything you need to know about build.prop. Build prop terminologies

#74.How To Create Your Own Odin Flashable TAR (Samsung Specific)

#75.How To Extract Files from a TAR or TAR.MD5 Odin Package (Samsung S2)

#76.How To Extract Files from a TAR or TAR.MD5 Odin Package (Samsung S3)

#77.How To Extract Files from a TAR or TAR.MD5 Odin Package (Samsung Note 2)

#78.Adding Transparant status bar background and pull-down menu

#79.All about Governors in Kernels

#80.Adding CRT, Airview, 4-way reboot, ink effect, phone, sms..etc

#81. Making Flashable ZIPs, EDIFY Script, ZIP Signing & Key Creation

#82.How to add 0.00k/s meter on statusbar ICS/JB

#83.ADB Push a ROM to your phone

#84.How to use ADB, DDMS and take a logcat {pictorial explanation}

#85.How to Crack Pattern/Password lock of Android without root and with USB Debugging off

#86. Guide to changing path thickness of Pattern Lockscreen to ICS style

#87.Theming your ROM on Phone(Editing framework-res.apk to change icons)

#88. The Comprehensive AOKP Building Guide

#89. All About Repo tool , manifests, using local manifests and a few tips

#90. Start to Finish Guide on APK Modding and Theming

#91. Understanding the Android Source Code

#92. Understanding and using Gerrit [Easy+Explained]

If you want more guides head over here

More coming guys, Just keep calm
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I would like to thank sincerely all those who made these wonderful guides and shared their knowledge with us. The credit goes to all, and I mean all. I hope you enjoyed my work and were benefited by it. Suggestions are always welcome and I will try my level best to keep these updated always. PS- It took me a lot of precious hours to get this ready for you, so I won't mind if you hit the Thanks button for me

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  • Added 23 new guides-17/5/13
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  • 22/5/13 added 4 new samsung specific guides thanks to @rwilco12
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Awesome list!!

Bookmarked..
Really hard work on this THREAD Superb @adityalahiri13
Should be pinned
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Awesome list!!

Bookmarked..
Really hard work on this THREAD Superb @adityalahiri13
Should be pinned

Thanks a lot mate. Yeah I did put a lot of hard work into this
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Great work @adityalahiri13. Consider it stuck
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Great work @adityalahiri13. Consider it stuck

Thank your sir, thanks a lot for stickying it
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Its really A nice Thread my dear friend. I really like your OP Image.

Hope, Newbies will take lesson from this & don't make unnecessary threads.
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Nice collection
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