Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Guide to Take Better Control of Your Volume Levels
Would you like to know one of the things that really annoys me on a daily basis? Tough, because I‘m going to tell you anyway. It is not being able to find the perfect volume level for my phone. Whether it’s listening to music on a commute or trying to balance the sound of a YouTube video over whatever rubbish my better half is watching on TV, rarely a day goes by when I don’t find myself flipping back and forth between two different levels trying to decide which is better. Sure it’s a pretty trivial problem, but I dare say that I’m not the only one infuriated by the limited number of steps on the volume control of my Android device. In fact, I know I’m not because XDA Senior Member HeadFox has created a thread not only offering to adjust the volume scale of your ROM for you, but also taking you through the process step-by-step if you’d prefer to do it yourself.
The guide is very clear and easy to follow, thanks to some helpful screenshots. It walks you through the process of extracting the relevant .smali file from your ROM’s framework and making the necessary changes before pushing the file back to your device. There are quite a few steps to follow, but all in all the process is pretty straightforward and very well explained. If you’ve always wanted to get your feet wet and learn how to make this kind of adjustment to Android, this is a pretty good place to start. All the tools you will need are clearly outlined and linked from the guide as well.
Head over to the tutorial thread for more information if this is something you’d like to try for yourself.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
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