While by now the majority of us have already kicked our Flappy Bird addiction, many still harbor some animosity towards the curiously addictive game for taking so much time from us. Luckily, there are a few ways to get back at that clumsy bird.
A few days ago, we talked about FlapShot by XDA Recognized Developer EatHeat, where instead of playing as the bird, your job is to shoot the bird. Now, there’s a new way to take out your aggression thanks to Crushy Birds by XDA Forum Member benjamin94.
Crushy Birds is a rather satisfying game. Rather than . . . READ ON »
Let’s face it. Not all of us own cars featuring fancy, built-in touch screen navigation systems. Regardless of the high initial expense, these systems are often quite cumbersome and underpowered, at least when compared to our modern mobile devices. Because of this, many instead choose to permanently mount their Android-powered tablets to their dashboards.
While using your Android-powered tablet as a car computer works quite well for the most part, there are a few lingering inconveniences in doing so. Perhaps the biggest one is manually powering on and off your device. Luckily, XDA Forum Member gdort2 created AutoSleeper to make this . . . READ ON »
There are quite a few major players in the source-built custom ROM world nowadays, but undoubtedly the most prominent is still CyanogenMod. Having made a name for itself way back when on the G1, the CM team now officially supports a rather extensive list of devices, and has contributed a great deal to the Android community at large.
Nearly one month ago, the team reached Milestone 3 status for their Android 4.4 KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11. Now, the team has finished work on Milestone 4, which means that we’re just that much closer to CM11 Final.
The new release brings quite a . . . READ ON »
Managing files between your Android device and PC isn’t an easy task, and often requires additional software to do so efficiently in the absence of USB Mass Storage mode. Downloading a file to Android device can also be done through ADB, but this requires long commands and a physical connection if you haven’t already set up wireless ADB.
Luckily, you can transfer files between your PC and Android device via WiFi thanks to XDA Recognized Developer OmarBizreh‘s app Droid Sync Manager. This Windows-only application works with an Android client, and serves as a convenient command center.
With Droid Sync Manager, . . . READ ON »
Chances are that when you think of widgets, you’re thinking about Android. While our favorite little green robot didn’t exactly invent the concept, the OS sure brought it into the mainstream. As such, our home screens are riddled with widgets of every size and shape, accomplishing a variety of different tasks.
Ever since launching a Firefox OS build for the Xperia E, the company has been hard at work developing the platform and considering offering it on more devices. Now, Sony is trying to bring the world of widgets to Firefox OS.
Dubbed “gadgets,” the general concept is nearly identical . . . READ ON »
In the past few years, Sony Xperia devices have come to be known for their exemplary camera performance. However, the camera performance of even today’s high end devices will seem a bit outdated in a couple of years, and naturally, the same could be said for yesterday’s greats such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Live with Walkman.
While the 2011 Sony Xperia lineup featured more than adequate image capture abilities for the time, these devices are now three years old. As such, they lack modern staples such as 720p video recording and the like. But . . . READ ON »
The Samsung Galaxy Mega is the less well known sibling of the OEM’s popular Galaxy Note lineup. Announced back in April of last year, there are two main variants of the phablet, the GT-I920x with a 6.3″ screen, and the GT-I915x with a more modest 5.8″ screen—not far from the Note 3. Nevertheless, it’s a device that definitely has its appeals, such as dual-SIM support with the GT-I9152 variant, powerful specs, and wireless charging, a feature we just don’t see being adopted as much as we would like.
If you own one of these devices and would like to . . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rolling out! 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 Official CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia M and that the Xperia Z2 camera has been ported to other Xperia Devices! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
In addition to their inherent cool factor, floating apps and widgets can be quite useful productivity tools by allowing us to truly multitask with ease. Over the years, we’ve featured quite a few floating apps created by our community members here on the XDA Portal. But up until now, there hasn’t been much in the way of optimizing multitasking while in a phone call. And let’s face it—we’re always doing something else while in a call, so why not make it easier?
After making its way through most of the HTC’s One lineup, Android 4.4.2 is now starting to pop up on other recent devices from the Taiwanese OEM. The latest HTC device to receive an official udpate to 4.4.2 is the Butterfly S.
The 737 MB update, which has begun rolling out to many end user devices, comes in at software version 3.06.708.3. Aside from bumping up the Android version to 4.4.2, this update also brings cloud printing support, security enhancements, and new Bluetooth profiles. It also unfortunately removes Flash Player support from the default web browser, just like we’ve . . . READ ON »
Not too long ago, we talked about the HTC Sense-like DO Launcher. But at the time, XDA Recognized Developer doga.ozkaraca‘s application was in early alpha stage, and had much that needed to be done. Then, HTC found out about the developer’s work and decided to send a DMCA letter to take the launcher out of the Play Store.
Despite the hurdles, the developer didn’t give up and decided to make a new version of the launcher with quite a bit reworked, as well as much more stability. A few options have been added like a share button in news . . . READ ON »
Aside from being a famous god in Norse mythology, Odin is the name of an application used to flash Samsung firmware onto Galaxy phones and tablets. With this tool, you are able to revert your phone or tablet to vanilla state, and you can also root it using CF-Root or by changing the kernel without recovery.
Creating Odin- or Heimdall-compatible packages from scratch is not easy. But this isn’t challenging anymore, as XDA Senior Member hnkotnis wrote a simple guide that explains how to create an Odin-compatible firmware in just a few steps. To crate said firmware, you need a Linux . . . READ ON »
As much progress as Android’s UI has made over the past few years, many relatively experienced users still find the Settings menu a bit cumbersome to traverse. And even if you know exactly where every single setting resides, why should you have to tap the screen so many times to perform a simple task like toggling rotation lock?
Luckily, XDA Senior Member Jubakuba created a simple, yet powerful app that allows you to create customized shortcuts to any system setting on your device. The aptly titled Advanced Settings Shortcut offers a few basic actions in its settings shortcut arsenal. These include . . . READ ON »