I have some xml files, and I keep them in
String xmlName = application.xml;
Its not right practise to keep your general xml files in res folder. put those in assets folder. make assest folder at the same level where res folder is there in your project. Create your [name].xml file there.
access it as
InputStream in=getAssets().open("[name].xml"); String xml=convertStreamToString(in); and then use this string variable