Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
BIOS Boot Animation for Your Windows Phone
If you’ve read our recent article on the pretty neat BIOS-like boot animation for Android but couldn’t find anything similar for your Windows Mobile phone, then look no further!
The original boot package by Wajk works on QVGA, VGA and WVGA devices and includes a BIOS animation accompanied by the nostalgic soundtrack of system beeps and a whirring hard drive. The package has recently been updated, now adding the option of a ‘no sound’ version while speeding the animation up for more capable devices. Find it in this thread.
Elsewhere on the site, members have created device-specific BIOS splash screens and animations.
Srctcwlvl‘s BIOS boot splash and animation are designed solely for the Raphael and include the device’s specs during the sequence. You can download them from this thread. Jeckyll has made a similar sequence, this time for the HD2, and can be found here.
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