Get Back Pre-4.2 Airplane Mode Functionality via Xposed
If you’re running Android 4.2 or 4.3, you will have likely noticed that airplane mode doesn’t exactly work in the same way that it used to work on 4.1 and below. This leads to applications either being unable to directly enable or disable airplane mode from within the app or a notice stating why airplane mode can’t be enabled directly through the app.
Thankfully, XDA Senior Member DavisNT has come up with a handy Xposed module to get back the pre-4.2 functionality for most applications. The way this module works is by intercepting the airplane mode broadcasts from applications. Once it receives a broadcast, it then enables airplane mode itself. Initially, this was only compatible with Android 4.2 (and not 4.3) since Android 4.3 now blocks these broadcasts, but DavisNT was able to get around this and extend the functionality to Android 4.3 as well.
Since this modification comes in the form of an Xposed module, you’ll naturally need to have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread) installed. From there, simply install the module APK, enable it through the Xposed installer, and reboot.
You can get started by visiting the module module thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the year already. While flagship phones usually offer bleeding-edge specs and are the most sought after phones, there is a huge market for non-flagship phones. Some offer value, others offer unique differentiating features. Today, we are going to look at the X1 phone by a Chinese company named N0.1. The company promises a truly rugged IP68 Certified phone. The device has a Quad...
The majority of us here at XDA would consider ourselves power users and Android enthusiasts. Thus, when a friend or family member has a question about which phone they should get, they usually come to us. However, this is where we all differ. While some will atomically recommend the Nexus line, others in the community will suggest an offering from Samsung or LG. When a friend or family member asks you for a phone recommendation, what do you say?
This month was a big one for Android 5.1.1 updates, as you can see from last week's roundup and the barrage of posts on the portal's front page in the recent past. So far we are seeing the lineup of Wear watches, the Nexus 4, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus Player, and a handfull of others slowly make their way to the latest Android. While waiting around for updates may be fine for casual users, this is XDA; we have OTA download links...