CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Auto-Rotating TouchWiz Launcher for Gingerbread
If you are a fan of Touchwiz, check out this modded auto-rotating version for the Galaxy S by XDA forum member pawitp.
For de-odexed ROMs only, the mod features the following branches:
- 5_icon_dock, enabling 5 icons in the dock
- alphabetical, which lets you arrange the menu alphabetically
- landscape, enabling landscape mode
- no_app_tile, no app background tiles
- translucent_bg, enabling a translucent background in app menu
- fullscreen, enabling use of the launcher in fullscreen mode
- blank_page_indicator, remove numbers from the page indicator
All 127 combinations, plus sources, have been provided by the dev.
For more information and the download link, head on over to the modification thread.
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