· 7/5 at 06:30 am · 2 comments

OmniROM Finally Lands on the Sony Z Ultra GPe

We have several flavors of AOSP-based Android builds here on XDA-Developers, and each one of them brings something new to the table. It could be the originality of CyanogenMod that floats your boat, or maybe some of the advanced control features in Paranoid Android. Whatever your motivation to sail through the sea of custom ROMs on XDA, there is one thing that we are certain of, and that is that your ORD always wants more. But wanting more can sometimes make you...

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· 7/5 at 02:00 am · 19 comments

Rovo89 Speaks up Regarding ART and Android L Support

If by now you haven't already heard of XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89's fantastic Xposed Framework--well, maybe you're in the wrong place. But for those of us who are well acquainted with this incredibly versatile and powerful tool, there's only one question: When Xposed will gain support for ART runtime, and by proxy, Android L. Two weeks ago when we first learned that the L release would be the first version of Android to remove all traces of Dalvik and make ART...

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· 7/4 at 08:05 pm · 3 comments

Change the System Accent Color of Your Xperia Device Easily with Xposed Module

One major and welcomed addition to the Sony Xperia user interface that came along with the Android 4.3 update was Xperia Themes. This feature allows you to effortlessly change a number of UI elements with custom themes created by the community, one of which includes the system-wide system accent. Normally, the only way to change the color of the system accent is to set a new theme, which may also inadvertently change other aspects of the UI. But if you’d...

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· 7/4 at 03:01 pm · 1 comment

Easily Set Up Your OnePlus One with the OnePlus One Easy Toolkit

The OnePlus One is one appealing device. With gorgeous industrial design, top notch specifications, and an unbelievably affordable price tag, it's with no surprise that many of us are itching for a purchase invite, or even better yet, for the phone to be released to the wider market. And it's certainly not hurting their cause by sponsoring xda:devcon ’14. Those who are lucky enough to claim a OnePlus One as their own, especially recent owners, may want to check out the...

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· 7/4 at 12:00 pm · 8 comments

Jolla Phone Launcher Ported to All Devices Running Android 4.2+

The Jolla phone has been out for a while now, and running Sailfish OS, it presents itself as a fresh and interesting alternative what we've all gotten used to over the years---albeit it has heritage in the more primitive MeeGo previously. Normally, those who are looking to give Sailfish a go would have to either get some hands on experience with the Jolla phone themselves or wait around for a port to their current device. But because both of these options...

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· 7/4 at 08:00 am · 0 comments

HTC Roadmap for Android L and 4.4.4 Updates Leaked! SuperSU Updated to Support Android L Preview – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.4 roadmap from HTC for their device updates has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of SuperSU being updated to root Android L developer preview. Also be sure the check out the story talking about what the Android L developer preview really is and what it all means! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

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· 7/4 at 05:30 am · 2 comments

OnePlus to Sponsor XDA:DevCon ’14

One of the most talked about, debated, looked forward to, and oft-maligned companies of 2014 is OnePlus. The makers of the once highly sought after, and now hard to get a hold of device, the OnePlus One, are sponsoring xda:devcon '14. OnePlus, a technology startup created and ran by former leaders at Oppo, are committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra, “Never Settle,” OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality...

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· 7/3 at 09:12 pm · 9 comments

Get “OK Google” Functionality on Every Screen without Root

You may recall how last week's update to Google Search brought "OK Google" hotword detection to any screen, something which was previously only available when on the home screen of the Google Experience Launcher or in the Google Search app itself. We've now received one more update to Google Search, but even with this latest update, the revised hotword detection is only available to certain Google accounts. Luckily, root-enabled users were quick to find workarounds, but as we all know, not everyone's running a...

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· 7/3 at 07:00 pm · 2 comments

Theftie Helps You Find Your Stolen Device

When a phone or tablet gets stolen, not much can be done. Such situations should not occur, but the world isn't perfect and some people want things for free. When this happens, there are some tools that help you protect your private data and wipe as a last resort. Wiping data and locating your device is not everything that can be done remotely, however. XDA Senior Member leducbao has gone further and created an app that also can be used...

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· 7/3 at 02:00 pm · 4 comments

Browse the New AOSP Code Commits in Android L Developer Preview

It's been just one week since Google introduced Android L to the world at the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote. In the time since, we've gotten our hands on the developer preview release and even managed to root it. Then in a surprising move, Google decided to open source part of the Android L codebase in limited capacity. We don't yet have the complete L source code, and likely won't until its official release in the Fall. However, the fine folks over at FunkyAndroid have...

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· 7/3 at 11:30 am · 2 comments

Make Your Current OS Match the Android L Style with Xposed

Unquestionably, many have grown to like Android L since its official unveiling. Since then, we've seen users come up with random application ports, ringtones, and other goodies from Google's latest work in progress OS. We are all waiting for the official release, so why not give our current OS builds some of L's graphical style? Not too long ago, we talked about a theme that changes your UI to look like that in Android L. Unfortunately, however, this only works on ROMs with CyanogenMod's...

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· 7/3 at 08:00 am · 8 comments

Android App Review: QuickClick – XDA Developer TV

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, America’s holiday. The great thing about being American is if you want to be lazy, you can bet there is a shortcut product available for you now for only 4 easy payments of $19.95. But wait, there’s more! If you call now, you get twice the product. Today’s app feature helps make your life simpler by making controlling your Android device easier. XDA Senior Member bluenote73 offers up an application that allows you control your device...

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· 7/3 at 02:35 am · 3 comments

[APK] Sheets and Docs Updated for Android L; Wear App Added to Play Store; Minor Updates for Slides, Search, YouTube, and Google Play Services

It's still Wednesday in Mountain View, and you know what that means---it's another Google Update Wednesday. Today, we have one entirely new application in the Play Store, two major app updates that bring Android L compatibility, and four other, more minor updates. First off, we have Android Wear. Coming in at inaugural version 1.0.0.1261840, this app allows you to pair with and edit the parameters of your new Android Wear device--provided you're one of the lucky few to already own one....

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· 7/2 at 08:00 pm · 1 comment

Play Your Favorite Summer Hits with Pixel Player

Friedrich Nietzsche once said that without music, life would be a mistake. For many, this statement can't be any more accurate. Music plays an important part in the lives of billions, including many of us here on XDA. Because of music's importance in our lives, music players are some of the most important and frequently used applications on Android. If you are looking for a free and lightweight solution, XDA Forum Member kcrims has something that might interest you. Pixel Player...

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· 7/2 at 04:30 pm · 1 comment

Get Your English On with the XDictionary Xposed Module

  We've all likely had the pleasure of coming across words while using our phones that are  beyond our literary grasp, and this can prove to be extremely annoying. The typical solution in such cases is to switch to the browser and quickly Google the word in question, or alternatively, open a dictionary app and look up the word. However, doing so breaks the workflow and isn't very user friendly. For those of using the Xposed Framework, XDA Senior Member perseuso807 has...

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