· Jul 8, 2014 at 01:30 am · 3 comments

Oppo Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

2013 was a big year for Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Early in the year they became the first Chinese OEM to honor their obligations to the Linux kernel source by posting their GPLv2-licensed kernel for the Find5. Then they freely and willingly opened up to the developer community through a partnership with XDA, which ultimately led to CM's release of CyanogenMod on the Oppo N1. And finally, at the end of 2013, they sponsored our first developer conference in Miami, FL.  After the...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 08:05 pm · 6 comments

Latest Android Platform Stats: KitKat Nearly 18%, Overtakes Gingerbread But Growth Slows

It's become quite customary for Google to release updated Android Platform Stats at the start of every month. These figures show the latest state of fragmentation in the Android ecosystem--valuable information for developers looking to better target their application development efforts. When we last left off one month ago, we were pleased to note some rather significant progress in the right direction. Android 4.4.x KitKat was up to 13.6% from 8.5% the month before, resulting in a 60% relative growth. This figure kept...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 04:30 pm · 3 comments

Learn How to Implement Split View into Your LG G2 KitKat ROM

A few months have passed since the LG G2 started receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and with it, G2 owners have been enjoying some new features and benefits. Unfortunately, the one of the most standout features seen in other LG devices, Split View, didn’t quite make it into this update. No need to panic, however. Those who have gotten used to the feature on the G2 previously thanks to a port from the G Flex can now enjoy it once again because XDA Senior Member...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 01:30 pm · 2 comments

Forums Added for the Moto 360 and LG G Pad 10.1

We recently added forums for two new devices here at XDA. The first is perhaps the most anticipated addition to the Android Wear lineup, while the second is a budget-friendly 10-inch tablet from LG. We are of course talking about the Moto 360 and LG G Pad 10.1. First up, we have the Moto 360. This upcoming smartwatch is Motorola's entry into the Android Wear world. Although we don't know much about its hardware specifications, the device is set to make a rather significant splash in the smartphone...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 10:30 am · 1 comment

Snapdragon 801 PVS Bin Guide Helps You Make the Most from Your SoC

Anyone who's ever delved into the world of overclocking will readily tell you that this is a field where the old adage "your mileage may vary" most definitely applies. But while individual luck of the draw will vary from chip to chip, there are certain factors that influence how well a particular chip overclocks or how low of a voltage it can put up with at any particular frequency. Component manufacturers are well aware of this, and often use factors such...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 07:00 am · no comments

Nexus 4 Gets Android L Port, Jolla Phone Launcher Ported to Android 4.2+ – XDA Developer TV

Android L has been ported to the Nexus 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of OmniROM landing on the Sony Z Ultra GPe. And in other porting news, the Jolla Phone Launcher has been ported to Android devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on...

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· Jul 7, 2014 at 03:00 am · 8 comments

Floatify Brings Stacked, Android L Style Notifications to Your Lock Screen

Over the past year, we've talked quite a bit about SideControl by XDA Senior Member Jawomo. For those who don't remember, this app started out as a sidebar launcher, but it has grown into a much larger project capable of delivering your notifications and allowing you to perform up to 45 custom activities. Now, Jawomo is back with a new app called Floatify. Floatify is essentially a floating notification center. When a notification is received, you are shown a translucent popup menu with stacked...

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· Jul 6, 2014 at 07:30 pm · 13 comments

Nexus 4 Users, It’s L-Preview Time

  During the I/O 2014 keynote, Google unveiled Android L. Shortly thereafter, the Developer Preview was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, leaving owners of other Nexus devices with just screenshots and second hand impressions. Then, a glimmer of hope came as Google released the GPL mandated code for currently supported Nexus devices. All eyes then turned towards the development community. Would they come through with a port? Sure enough, expectations were met and XDA Senior Members sykopompos and defconoi came through with a port of the...

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· Jul 6, 2014 at 02:42 pm · 4 comments

Android APKTool Becomes Android Multitool, Gains Tag Support and Takes Care of Your Decompiling Needs

We first talked about XDA Senior Member Flextrick's Android APKTool a little over a year ago. For those who don't remember, Flextrick's offering works as a frontend to the legendary APKTool (thread) by XDA Recognized Developer Brut.all, providing an easy-to-use and user-friendly package. Since it's initial debut, the tool has continually evolved, and its second iteration adds application signing capabilities, a better UI, and the ability to work with both JAR and APK files. Now, the tool has been given another major update, as well as a name change. Now in its...

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· Jul 6, 2014 at 10:30 am · 1 comment

Pimp Out Your LG G3’s UI with G3 TweaksBox

If you're looking for some comprehensive UI customization on your Android device, there’s really not much reason to look further than the Xposed framework. It has enabled extensive customization of the Android UI to be as flexible and convenient as opening up and browsing your favorite app, with modules such as the hugely popular Gravity Box standing testament to this. If however, you own an LG G3 and the current selection of modules are simply not enough to satisfy your customization...

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· Jul 6, 2014 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

Toggle Your Lock Screen When at Home with the No Lock Home Xposed Module

Ding! You have a notification. And another. And another. Unlock your phone and check it--and again and again. But wait, you're at home, there's no danger of anyone snooping on your data or stealing your device, so why is the lock screen needed anyway? Turning it on and off every time you enter or exit your house is unceremoniously monotonous--and if you forget, say goodbye to privacy! Look no further, for XDA Senior Member moneytoo has  just the solution you're...

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· Jul 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm · 3 comments

Unlock File Type Restrictions for Bluetooth Transfers with Xposed

Bluetooth is one of the most conventional ways we transfer files from one device to another, and this is even more so with the integration of NFC technology in almost every device that’s been released in the past couple of years. And there are good reasons for this too–Bluetooth is convenient, relatively fast, energy efficient, and most important of all, can be found within any tech device of the past 10 years. With all its upsides however, it’s unfortunate that...

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· Jul 5, 2014 at 06:00 pm · 2 comments

Learn How to Create Watch Faces for the Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony jumped into the pool relatively early when it comes to smart watches and wearables. With a history extending back to 2010 with the LiveView, it was not until the SmartWatch 2 that Sony had a rather solid offering with plenty of customization and aftermarket flexibility. If you have one of these devices strapped on your wrist right now, or want to get some development experience with wearables, you'll certainly want to check out XDA Senior Member naheel azawy's tutorial on...

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· Jul 5, 2014 at 02:00 pm · 5 comments

No. Bad Autocorrect. Don’t Do That.

FDA-developers. No, I meant XDA-Developers. Blame autocorrect. Undoubtedly, all of us have a love-hate relationship with our phone's autocorrect and suggestions engine. At times, it saves us from embarrassing typos, but other times, it smothers us with its over-the-top suggestions--especially for proper nouns and uncommon words. Like FDA XDA. Disabling autocorrect won't work, because it does do a lot of good after all and without it, we'll end up typing nnosense txet. So what can be done? Well, XDA Senior Member theknut saves the...

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· Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00 am · no comments

Logcat Tool Receives Major Update

A few years ago, we started talking about the importance of the always necessary (and not always easy to read) logcat. This happens to be a rather important tool for both developers as well as for users. Developers will normally use the data contained within these logs to troubleshoot and fix issues within their Android builds. However, it is not always easy to look for the necessary information to provide to our devs, particularly for those without much coding skills....

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