There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01...
Get the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Look on Your Android 4.2.2 Device
For ‘phablet’ fans and haters alike, if you’ve been reading the tech headlines recently, you may have heard of the newly announced Xperia Z Ultra from Sony. With a Goliath 6.4 inch screen as its main selling point, your eyes may have been drawn to its new user interface and what not, especially its new launcher, widgets, and wallpapers. Good thing for you folks, as XDA Recognized Themer ThilinaC brings a complete transformation pack for your device featuring these new goodies.
ThilinaC has managed to port the new launcher and widgets of the Xperia Z Ultra, with a whole bunch of additional features not native to the original versions. Most notably, support for multiple resolutions means you don’t need a phablet to enjoy these ports. And aside from the default 6×4 app drawer, custom dimensions have also been made available, such as 7×5 for xhdpi devices, 5×4 and 4×4 for hdpi, and 4×4 for mdpi. The rest of the feature are as follows:
- New Xperia Z Ultra widgets
- Auto rotation
- Tablet support
- Support for up to 7 home screens
Installation is straight forward and pretty much the same for both Xperia and non-Xperia devices, requiring you to download the base zip files of the launcher and widgets ports and simply flashing them through a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. However, the latter does require an additional reboot in between the installation of the two base zip files. If there’s an aspect of the launcher you’re not a fan of (such as the dimensions of the app drawer) or if you don’t like the bar of the home dock, ThilinaC has conveniently provided various modification zip files with different options.
It must be stated that the ports are compatible only with devices running Android version 4.2.2 as of now, and root access is a must. So if you would like to learn more or give this a go, be sure to head over to the original thread for more information and downloads.
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