XDA Developers release a book, the Android Hackers Toolkit

Daniel Bader

June 1, 2012 4:04pm

Android modding, hacking and custom ROM development is proliferating at a ridiculous pace, with hundreds of devices hitting the market every year capable of being ‘the next big hackers’ phone.’

XDA-Developers is a haven for such users, and millions of lines of text have been poured into instruction on rooting, installing custom recoveries, kernels and ROMs. Now that instruction has been corollated into an actual book. The text also gives users a layman’s introduction to the forum itself, which is a sprawling and rather confusing entity that is constantly growing, changing and improving.

All the revenue from the book will go towards the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the default charity used in the popular Humble Bundle. The book costs between $19 and $22 at Amazon depending on whether it’s the physical or e-variety. Head on over to XDA-Developers for more details.

Via: XDA-Developers

  • astudent

    I am definitely buying to support these developers!! they work incredibly hard at their ROMs, least I can do!

  • cybik

    wtb this on Google Books

  • zzzZZZZzz

    Honestly, I believe I will buy this book. Good stuff happening on xda-devs

  • Andy Warhol

    As much as I think this is a good idea, technology changes so fast that this book will quickly be out of date. You Just think about how far along things have come since milestone/hero rooting 2 years ago.

    • derp

      Under the same logic, computers are a good idea but quickly become out of date. derp derp

  • Amanda

    FREAKING WIN! So going on my bookshelf.

  • WIN

    This could be sold for millions after 60 years!!!!

  • Samuel

    people who knows how to root their phones —– hacker
    people who knows how to flash roms —– programmer


  • Ted

    This is obviously a pro Android Site.