April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Block Android Intent Broadcasts with ReceiverStop for Xposed
A few days ago, we took a look at an Xposed module by XDA Senior Member defim aimed at allowing users to choose which apps launch at boot. That app works by blocking the BOOT_COMPLETED command. What if you could block other intents from reaching Android’s BroadcastReceiver? As it turns out, defim has you covered for this as well, with his app ReceiverStop.
Just like Boot Manager, ReceiverStop is an Xposed Module. In other words, you first need XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s fantastic Xposed Framework (thread) to play. And just like other Xposed modules, installation is a breeze. Simply install the module APK and activate it using the Xposed Installer GUI. Using the app is easy as well. Simply open the main interface, access the apps you wish to limit, and disable the intents that you don’t want the app to receive.
It is important to note that this modification, as with any other that controls the way in which apps behave, may occasionally have unexpected results. That said, since you can always remove limited intents or disable the module entirely, experimentation is safe and easy.
Head over to the module thread to get started.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....