From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
How to Edit the Settings Menu on Your Android Device
Feeling that there are some settings missing in the settings of your device? Or do you think some settings are a bit too tedious to reach? Perhaps the overall layout is just bugging you a little? You’ve seen it done in custom ROMs, but never really knew how to do it yourself. Well, good news, because with the help of XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899‘s tutorial, you can now switch up the settings layout to your heart’s content.
Sorted into different categories of your intended modification, the guide covers:
- Decompiling Settings.apk
- Editing Strings.xml
- Editing the settings options icon
- Adding options to the setting’s header
- Adding dividers in the main settings screen
- Rearranging the settings order
- Adding items to sub-menus
- Adding Developer settings to the Android 4.2 settings menu
- Recompiling Settings.apk
Each category’s difficulty is conveniently rated out of 5 stars, and if you come across hiccups where your APK doesn’t recompile or your new settings menu does not appear, there’s a general troubleshooting section. Examples of the necessary code edits and additions accompany each step of the guide, and Quinny899 has also provided a download of icons of various sizes you may want to use.
So if this interests you and you would like to learn more, visit the original thread for more information.
[Screenshot courtesy of Diaz1999]
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