Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and every one of their flagships, many of them still managed to lag. Other top-tier devices, including the latest Nexus phone and tablet, managed to output...
OmniSnitch Makes OmniROM’s OmniSwitch Available to All
A couple of days ago, we talked about a new OmniROMs feature called OmniSwitch. For those who don’t remember, it is an app switcher created by XDA Senior Member maxwen that also offers quite a few customization options like adding favorites or killing running processes by swiping. OmniSwitch can be found in the newest OmniROM nightlies and used on every supported device.
One disadvantage of OmniSwitch for users not running OmniROM is that it’s distributed only with OmniROM, and doesn’t work on anything except KitKat. These compatibility problems were solved by XDA Recognized Developer EatHeat, who managed to backport OmniSwitch to Ice Cream Sandwich and newer versions of Android. The features of OmniSnitch and OmniSwitch are essentially the same. In both applications, you are able to change your running process, display your current RAM usage, and define favorites. The only broken feature in OmniSnitch is the missing option to kill the running process by swiping or using action buttons. However, one possible workaround for this bug is building OmniSnitch alongside your ROM.
More information can be found in the application thread. If you are on Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean and want a small taste of the Omni goodness, you should definitely give this a shot.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
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