Unfortunately there was a memory leak in Android 5.0.x Lollipop. Thankfully it was fixed in Android 5.1. However, at the time of this video Xposed Framework doesn’t have Android 5.1 support. So you are faced with a choice of fixing the memory leak or running your Xposed Modules. Or are you? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the Android 5.1 memory fix to pre 5.1 Lollipop devices. The module...
Give Your Nexus S a More Premium Feel With A Faux Brushed Metal Battery Cover
A common complaint surrounding the Google Nexus S is that its flimsy, all-plastic body simply does not exude a sense of quality one might expect from a flagship device. Having owned the device for the better portion of a year, I must agree. Now that the Galaxy Nexus was recently announced, prominently featuring a well-textured back, what is a Nexus S owner to do?
We previously published a method of covering the Google Experience Device’s battery cover with PlastiDip to give it a soft-touch rubber feel. However, several users have experienced problems with both the finish’s durability and actually obtaining the PlastiDip to use for the mod. Starting with a failed attempt at the PlastiDip solution, XDA forum member AardvarkAdventure brings us another excellent solution! In his own words:
It seems like the #1 complaint about the Nexus S is the shiny plastic battery door- well I, like others, decided to do something about it. I started by seeking out a can of the now-ubiquitous, slightly infamous PlastiDip.
Instead, I wound up with a similar product by 3M. On the downside, it sucked. The upside? It was not possible to “peel it off,” which is often mentioned as a benefit [and the main shortcoming] of PlastiDip. Removing it required long soaks in acetone, and a lot of scrubbing & scraping. [I do want to note, however, that the 3M undercoating spray could probably work quite well for someone with the time to figure out when, after spraying, to roll the surface flat].
Anyway, here’s what I ended up with / resorted to / etc. It looks fantastic!
If you’re interested in making your aging Nexus S feel just a little bit sleeker by giving it a brushed metal look, be sure to continue on to the original thread!
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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...