Make your Android device truly your own
Are you eager to make your Android device your own but you're not sure where to start? Then this is the book for you. XDA is the world's most popular resource for Android hacking enthusiasts, and a huge community has grown around customizing Android devices with XDA. XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkitgives you the tools you need to customize your devices by hacking or rooting the android operating system.
Providing a solid understanding of the internal workings of the Android operating system, this book walks you through the terminology and functions of the android operating system from the major nodes of the file system to basic OS operations. As you learn the fundamentals of Android hacking that can be used regardless of any new releases, you'll discover exciting ways to take complete control over your device.
- Teaches theory, preparation and practice, and understanding of the OS
- Explains the distinction between ROMing and theming
- Provides step-by-step instructions for Droid, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, LG Optimus, and more
- Identifies the right tools for various jobs
- Contains new models enabling you to root and customize your phone
- Offers incomparable information that has been tried and tested by the amazing XDA community of hackers, gadgeteers, and technicians
XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkit is a simple, one-stop resource on hacking techniques for beginners.
Table of Contents
Part I: What You Need toKnow
Chapter 1: Android OS Internals: Understanding How Your Device Starts
Chapter 2: Rooting Your Android Device
Chapter 3: The Right Tool for the Job
Chapter 4: Rooting and Installing a Custom Recovery
Chapter 5: Theming: Digital Cosmetic Surgery
Chapter 6: You've Become Superuser: Now What?
Part II: Manufacturer Guidelines and Device-Specific Guides
Chapter 7: HTC EVO 3D: A Locked Device
Chapter 8: Nexus One: An Unlockable Device
Chapter 9: HTC ThunderBolt: A Tightly Locked Device
Chapter 10: Droid Charge: Flashing with ODIN
Chapter 11: Nexus S: An Unlocked Device
Chapter 12: Motorola Xoom: An Unlocked Honeycomb Tablet
Chapter 13: Nook Color: Rooting with a Bootable SD Card