As you may all be aware, plenty of mods are available for the picking that offer customized settings menus. Usually, they include the addition of the standard CPU frequency settings, on-screen buttons, and a bit of shifting here and there of the settings layout. However, it’ll still be nice to know the process behind such mods, either for curiosity’s sake or because the available offerings are just not clicking with what you had in mind.
You can now play almost any video on your Google Chromecast. That and much more Chromecast stories are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about Google’s first party app updates and using Fling to view your local media on your Chromecast.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler released an unboxing of the Oppo Find Mirror (R819), and then he unboxed XDA:DevCon. Later, TK gave us an Android App Review of . . . READ ON »
Over the years, the process for connecting Android devices to proxy servers has changed dramatically. Originally only supporting global configuration, now configurations can be set on a per access point basis. Furthermore, applications such as OpenVPN can work globally on devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and later.
So what do you do if you’re building an application and you want your to know a user’s proxy configuration? Up until now, this would be a pretty difficult task. Luckily, XDA Forum Member lechuckcaptain has already gone through the hassle so that you don’t have to. He has created a library to . . . READ ON »
Not too long ago, we brought you news of the Nexus 7 (2013) Factory Image situation and the drama that ensued. Luckily, it wasn’t too long before the world was made right once again, and the factory images and driver binaries for the device were released. For those keeping track, this was build JSS15J for the 2013 Nexus 7 and JWR66V for the rest of the current Nexus stable. Now, a new build has emerged, and it is build JSS15Q for the 2013 Nexus 7 and JWR66Y for the others.
So what does this update bring? This is essentially . . . READ ON »
You’ve most likely already heard about XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s incredibly versatile Xposed Framework. We’ve talked about it quite a few times here on the XDA Portal, starting with a primer on its versatility and power and continuing to quite a few articles covering the plethora of modifications that the framework enables.
With the ease of use and added safety that the framework enables, it’s no wonder that the framework is so popular. However, because of the extremely large number of modules available, it’s sometimes a bit difficult to find exactly the ones you want. Wouldn’t it be great . . . READ ON »
Not too long ago we talked a little bit about the Moto X and gave it a place here on the forums. While Motorola’s first real post-Google flagship may not have what it takes to win over the specification-frenzied techno-elite, its innovative software features have won the favor quite a few. This has lead to apps that emulate much of the functionality on other devices. However, the Moto X isn’t Motorola’s only high end phone.
Launching exclusively on Verizon in the US, the Motorola Droid Ultra (as well as the Droid Maxx) shares much of its internals with the flagship . . . READ ON »
Let’s face it, we all love shortcuts. In this fast paced got-to-have-everything-now world, every extra click or two is milliseconds from our life that we could be using watching something important! If the number of shortcut widgets and applications on Google Play are any indication, we love to make shortcuts.
XDA Forum Member dasi1241 offers up an application to help you get a piece of the shortcut pie. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Floating Toucher. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Google has been on a roll recently, updating various updates to its first party mobile apps. Two days ago, Google released rather substantial updates to Google Maps and YouTube for Android and iOS. And just a few hours ago, Google Keep and Google Search were given rather hefty overhauls as well. Hangouts was also graced with an extremely minor revision, but the changes are not quite as dramatic as the other apps.
Google Maps underwent a major transformation, integrating functionality previously only seen on Waze such as real-time incident reporting from Waze users. Conversely, Waze benefits from this intermingling by integrating . . . READ ON »
As we all already know, not all applications play nicely with a user’s internal storage. Furthermore, there are tons of additional waste files on most users’ internal storage thanks to bug reports, unneeded log files, and more—and let’s not get started on files and folders such as thumbs.db and .DS_Store left by our desktop operating systems after mounting our mobile devices.
Thankfully, XDA Recognized Developer Dark3n has done something about this problem, after getting some inspiration from a thread in which a user was looking for a solution to this very problem. Developed into much more than a simple internal . . . READ ON »
If you have a Samsung device, you’ve undoubtedly heard of CSC files before. For the uninitiated, CSC editors on various Samsung devices allow users to modify various hidden settings and enable certain hidden features. By modifying these files, you can do things such as disable the camera shutter, enable infinite scroll on the launcher, change the number of contacts that can be merged, make the enter key send a text message, and much, much more.
We’ve talked quite a bit about the Google Chromecast in the past few weeks. Ever since it was launched a little under a month ago, the little $35 media streamer has lived an exciting life. From gaining root to losing root and from alternate receivers to alternate content providers, there have certainly been more than a few twists and turns. We were even recently shown how to enable ADB on the device, so long as you were one of the lucky few to have obtained and kept root access before the root-killing OTA.
Now, there’s a new application . . . READ ON »
If you caught yesterday’s video, you saw XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s teardown of the Oppo Find Mirror (R819) while at this year’s XDA:DevCon. Well, AdamOutler didn’t just teardown the Oppo. He attended presentations and talked with exhibitors and sponsors of the event.
In this episode, AdamOutler shows off all the good conference swag he got at XDA:DevCon. From Devices to trinkets to business cards; it’s all there. If you wanted to know what kind of cool stuff you missed by not attending or want to compare his loot with yours if you did attend, check out this video.. . . READ ON »
If you’re a former CyanogenMod user whose ORD has resulted in a move to another ROM or if you’ve simply changed devices to one without officially supported CM builds, you’re in for a treat.
Undoubtedly, one of the most visually striking parts of CyangoenMod as of late is its cLock home and lock screen widget. For those with an eye for the visually pleasing, cLock offers a clean and information-rich interface. And for those who like to stand out, it’s quite customizable in both color and content. Sadly though, changing ROMs generally means doing away with ROM-specific perks.
Thankfully, this . . . READ ON »