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Recovery? Check. Root? Check. Android One Ready for Lift Off!

In the last few weeks, we have been written quite a lot about Android One devices. There’s plenty of good reason for this, as Google has released the first batch of Android One devices produced by Karbonn, Spice Mobile and Micromax. As a cherry on top, all of them have publicly available kernel source, which isn’t too common for devices running chipsets made by MediaTek.

Owners of these pretty much identical and pocket-friendly devices in India now have yet another reason to be happy. XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15 managed to port ClockworkMod recovery to every Android One device available. This also means that Micromax Canvas . . . READ ON »

Change the Style of Your Notifications with HeadsUp

Change the Style of Your Notifications with HeadsUp

Head Up notifications is one of these upcoming features that Android developers hid deep in the Android KitKat source code. It was discovered by the custom ROM community not too long ago, and nearly simultaneously ported to the majority of popular ROMs. This method of notifications has also been introduced as a standalone application and an Xposed Framework module.

One of the most interesting alternatives to this built in hidden code was recently released by XDA Recognized Developer AChep. HeadsUp is a fork of the quite popular AcDisplay application. The developer made quite a few improvements to make it . . . READ ON »

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Google Play Store to Show Price Ranges for In-App Purchases

Google recently announced a change to Google Play Store policy that requires developers to provide a physical address if they want to sell their applications in Play Store. This change was pretty significant for the app developer community, but it’s not the only interesting modification that Google has in store for us. Another big change is waiting right around the corner, as Google decided to put information about in-app purchase prices on the application installation screen. Users will now see how much they will eventually have to pay to get the full application functionality.

Freemium applications and games are very popular–and that’s not just . . . READ ON »

XDA Xposed Tuesday: How to Shut Up Your Phone – XDA Developer TV

So many different applications want to send us notifications that sometimes the vibration and message tone is non-stop. And as a citizen of this Earth let me tell you, it’s not just annoying to you, it is often more so to others. So be kind to your neighbors and control your phone.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you minimize the amount of notification sounds your phone plays. XDA Senior Member ofmb created the Less Frequent Notification module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, . . . READ ON »

Add Some Power to First Generation Snapdragon CPUs

Add Some Power to First Generation Snapdragon CPUs

Some older devices still remain very popular. Phones like the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and HTC HD2 are considered legendary and have many developers still actively working on ROMs, kernels, and tweaks to keep these old devices kicking. All of these old devices feature the first generation Snapdragon SoC with the Adreno 200 GPU. And although top-notch back in its time, the SoC has long since been forgotten by all but just a few who keep these older devices.

It goes without saying that devices that use the QSD8x50 platform could stand to have their performance improved. Luckily, the Adreno 200 and Qualcomm . . . READ ON »

Android M Mentions Spotted in Android Code Review

Android M Mentions Spotted in Android Code Review

While we are still waiting for Android L to be officially released, the first mentions of Android M have been spotted in the Android Code review discussion group. Google looks to be continuing its Android naming scheme, and M seems to be the future successor for the yet unnamed Android L.

Android L was officially announced at the Google I/O 2014 Keynote, which took place back in June. The official release date and even the full codename remain unknown, but multiple reports claim that we should expect Android L in less than one month.

The functionality discussed in the . . . READ ON »

Create a Simple Custom Launcher from Scratch

Create a Simple Custom Launcher from Scratch

When you are starting your journey into any sort of development, it’s never easy at the beginning. Perhaps the best way to learn something new is by doing, and in the context of coding, this involves using some code samples and modifying them to gain experience. After you’ve become familiar with this for long enough, you can then make your own project from scratch. The same applies to Android applications—and not only the most basic ones. If you are looking for a good source of resources to enhance your knowledge, XDA is the perfect place for you!

If you ever dreamed about making your own application, a simple . . . READ ON »

Flyme OS Ported to the Google Nexus 5, Android L Will Have Default Data Encryption – XDA Developer TV

Flyme OS has been ported to the Google Nexus 5! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of Android L having Data Encryption turned on by default and be sure the check out the article talking about how to compile your own kernel! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Newcomer droidmodd3rx released a video reviewing the WowWee MiP. . . . READ ON »

Sony PS4 Remote Play Ported to All Android Devices

Sony PS4 Remote Play Ported to All Android Devices

I’m pretty sure that every informed gamer out there perked their ears up when Sony came out with PS4 Remote Play for their Xperia Z3 lineup. For those not in the know, PS4 Remote Play is a unique feature that allows you to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on the device. Unfortunately, according to comment from a Sony representative, the company has “no intent to bring remote play to any device other than Xperia” – a disappointment for anyone wanting to try out the feature on their non-Xperia device. But don’t let this get you down however, as XDA Forum Member . . . READ ON »

Change Your Samsung Galaxy S2’s Dialer Background in Real Time

As with anything, if you’ve looked at something long enough, things can get pretty boring. This is the reason why we have a plethora of custom themes, mods, and tutorials that teach you how to customize and personalize almost every aspect of your Android device. One of these elements include the phone dialer, which up until recently, could not be easily changed through the native device settings on your Samsung Galaxy S 2. If however, you feel like it’s about time to have these settings introduced to your phone, be sure to check out this tutorial.

Written by XDA Senior Member remuntada78. . . READ ON »

Increase Your Multitasking Workflow with C-Floating Windows

Technology has put life on the fast track. Lazy, relaxed days have turned into hurricanes of work and productivity, as people strive to do as much as possible in as little time as possible. As such, the tendency to do multiple things at a time, or “multitasking” has become quite popular. Most desktop operating systems offer native multitasking, but less so in mobile operating systems, due to various limitations. However, further evolving has made mobile devices more than capable of running simultaneous tasks, and while the AOSP doesn’t have windowed multitasking yet, features such as multi-window and floating apps are available in . . . READ ON »

Compile Your Own Kernel From Source with Comprehensive Tutorial

One glance at any developer section of any device forum on XDA and you’ll find countless custom kernels handcrafted by XDA members. For the newcomer, this could be quite the treasure trove among the interwebz for them to play with. However, as much fun as they can provide, they could also be quite daunting to the aspiring developer who simply does not know where to start. If you feel this may be you, you should definitely check out XDA Senior Member Eliminator79’s kernel compiling tutorial.

Eliminator79 has written a great tutorial teaching you how to compile a kernel from . . . READ ON »

WowWee Mip – Android Accessory Review – XDA Developer TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts now. You’ll be ahead of the game. For the Android enthusiast you can get them many things like a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower.

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, Shane takes some time to talk about a unique smartphone accessory, the WowWee Mip. This device is marketed as a toy robot that you can control with your Android phone. . . . READ ON »

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