Tomek Kondrat · Dec 14, 2013 at 05:30 pm

Get Back App Ops with Just a Root-Enabled Application

Many things has been said about Google’s recent decision to further hide App Ops. It certainly caused a big disturbance in the force, and some critics have a point in saying that Google tries to play the big brother and decide what we should and should not do with our phones. In the last few days, we’ve presented various ways of getting App Ops back on Android 4.4.2. One of the methods used an Xposed Framework module, while the other was a smali hack, which didn’t break ART compatibility.

There is a third method, and it’s probably the easiest one so far. It was created by XDA Forum Member safet.me. The app adds a sub menu in Settings with many common use cases, rather than one-to-one mapping. For now, it requires root access to work, but we hope that the developer will manage to create an application that can be run on unrooted Android.

This application is a great chance to bring back App Ops without much effort. The newest APK can be found in the application thread, where you can leave your feedback regarding this app.


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Emil Kako · Feb 28, 2015 at 10:15 am · 1 comment

Which App Is Most Desperately in Need of an Update?

While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 03:52 pm · 1 comment

PhotoMath: A Math Beginner’s Dream App

To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 2 comments

Leaked Galaxy S6 Apps Hit the Forums

XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread:     The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...

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