You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
Enable Developer Options in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Android has traditionally shipped with developer options that allow quick access to the device from a PC via ADB. Developers find this useful, as it allows them to quickly deploy their app and debug it. The feature is indispensable to Android hackers and enthusiasts as a means to quickly access and control their device from the PC. Several guides, hacks, and mods for Android devices posted here at XDA involve significant use of ADB commands.
If you have recently installed the latest Android 4.2 update on your device or bought one of the new Nexus devices that ship with 4.2, you likely noticed the lack of the Developer Options and searched frantically for them under all the settings. Turns out, Google has hidden the feature in the latest version of Android. We can’t seem to decide whether this is a trolling attempt, a feature, or an Easter Egg. However, the move makes sense since those options can be confusing and unnecessary for most end-users.
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With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.
When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very inventive, and the cycle of rehashed jokes re-surfaces on different products every year or so. This time it was the M9’s turn and it was...