Former Writer · Aug 14, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Make Google Voice Phone Calls on Your Nexus 7

As Captain Obvious would be wont to point out, tablets aren’t really made for making phone calls. This, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t use your tablet to make phone calls. In some cases, it can even be preferable. Google Nexus 7 owners can now get in on the phone calling action. It requires that you have a Google Voice account to make phone calls from, but otherwise the mod isn’t all that difficult.

Released by XDA Senior Member bongostl, the guide instructs users on how to modify the Nexus 7’s framework-res.apk using a tool provided in thread. Some users running custom ROMs have reporting boot loops, but bongostl is trying to help users by modding their specific files personally. So for now, it only seems to work on the stock ROM.

For more info, check out the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Faiz Malkani · Jul 2, 2015 at 08:41 pm · 1 comment

Mysterious GG1 Google Device Stops by FCC. Glass v2?

As the year progresses, we draw further away from Google's annual I/O conference, and closer to the time when the latest hardware from Mountain View is made available to the public. While I/O itself remains one of the most popular tech conferences, the hardware unveiling is a contrastively low-key post across social media, but nonetheless, remains an exciting and much awaited event. In the months leading up to the unveiling, a host of leaks take place, revealing various info about...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · Jul 2, 2015 at 04:54 pm · 3 comments

Material and Material Dark Hit Samsung’s Theme Store

The latest version of Touchwiz, launched alongside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, was aimed at providing a vastly improved software experience in lieu of the bad reputation its predecessors had gained. While this iteration turned out to be a vast improvement in terms of lack of bloatware, fluidity and user experience, Samsung's OEM skin fell short in the aesthetics department by a long shot, abandoning a plethora of Material Design principles and leaving users wanting more. However, Theme Store...

XDA NEWS
Jack Jennings · Jul 2, 2015 at 01:09 pm · 4 comments

Swappa’s New App Helps You Value Your Device

There comes a sad time in everyone's life where you must part ways with your gadgets. Perhaps they are dropped from a height, carelessly hardbricked, or simply stashed in a drawer in favor of a shinier upgrade. Alternatively they might enter the world of the second-hand market, and become someone else's daily driver. Swappa is especially popular for this purpose here at XDA, where thousands of users trust the site enough to buy and sell their devices through it. In fact, we made...

XDA NEWS
Share This