· Nov 17, 2014 at 07:00 am · 3 comments

Nvidia SHIELD Lollipop Coming, Project Tango Hits Google Play – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images are finally available for the Google 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 Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, and be sure the check out the article talking about Chainfire releasing CF-Auto-Root for the Lollipop Nexus Line of devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

· Nov 17, 2014 at 12:30 am · 4 comments

Effectively Optimize Your Media Scanner Service with Xposed

Typically, all media files housed on your external storage are scanned upon boot. The service that does that is called Media Scanner, which saves its output in Media Store. Android's developers have tried hard to optimize it, but Media Scanner is still a service that drains battery quite effectively for the first few minutes following a reboot. The Media Scanner service itself doesn't offer a preferences menu, and it runs in background so you can't control it. Well, you can't do so...

· Nov 16, 2014 at 07:00 pm · 7 comments

CWM Nandbackup File Extractor Extracts Recovery Images

Every piece of development work has to have its own starting point, and for various modified stock ROM projects, this begins with partition images. Perhaps the easiest way to obtain this material to work with is by creating a recovery image that can be extracted afterwards. Naturally, ClockworkMod is an easy tool with which developers can make backup images of every available partition. Extracting the images created by ClockworkMod and other recoveries using Linux is quite simple. There is a...

· Nov 16, 2014 at 04:30 pm · 15 comments

Amaze File Manager is a Material-Compliant Root Browser

There are dozens upon dozens of powerful file managers available for Android. There are also quite a few file managers that aren't too painful to look at. Unfortunately, however, there aren't too many Android file managers that fall under both categories by being powerful and also a pleasure to look at. XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 hopes to change this with Amaze File Manager. As its name suggests, Amaze File Manager is an Android file manager. It features an attractive Material Design-compliant...

· Nov 16, 2014 at 10:30 am · 6 comments

Toggle Data 5.0 Brings Data Toggle and More to Lollipop

Every time a new version of Android rolls around, there are undoubtedly plenty of applications that for some reason or another simply stop working. While some of these may be minor inconveniences to some, that isn't always the case. If you're a Type-A personality and you like micromanaging exactly when your mobile data is on and off, you most likely noticed that existing mobile data toggle widgets simply stopped working when Android 5.0 Lollipop came around. Luckily, there is now...

· Nov 16, 2014 at 06:00 am · 4 comments

FuGoo Speaker Style, Sport and Tough – XDA TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts? Flor the Android enthusiast you can get them many things like a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower. Perhaps even a WowWee MiP? In this episode XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx takes some time to talk about a unique smartphone accessory, the FuGoo Speaker. This...

· Nov 16, 2014 at 01:30 am · 7 comments

Project Tango Tablet Listed on Play Store

If you've been following Android hardware development in the last year, you almost certainly stumbled upon Project Tango--a feature rich tablet with multiple cameras and really tasty hardware specifications. We've talked about Project Tango back in June, when Google announced it for a rather pricey sum of $1024. Now, the Project Tango tablet has officially been made available on the Google Play Store. Before you start looking for money under your grandma's mattress, we need to warn you that it's...

· Nov 15, 2014 at 07:00 pm · 104 comments

Check Download Status with Statusbar Download Progress

Most download operations use the standard Android download manager, which provides developers with a robust and reliable solution. A few popular examples that make use of it include the Play Store, Chrome and the Xposed Installer. (If you're curious, the "Downloads" app on your phone provides an interface for viewing files that have been downloaded using the Android download manager.) If you want to view the progress of an ongoing download, you'd usually have to pull down the notification bar...

· Nov 15, 2014 at 01:30 pm · 119 comments

Android Lollipop Builds Land on Next Batch of Devices

The Android hype rages on, as we continue to see source-built ports of this OS for many devices practically every day. Some of them are ready to be considered daily driver status, while others aren't just yet. Regardless, they are all great because once again the community says no to arbitrary limitations imposed by OEMs. A short while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia L getting an Android 5.0 port. Since then, XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor varun.chitre15 managed...

· Nov 15, 2014 at 11:09 am · 154 comments

Chainfire Releases CF-Auto-Roots For Nexus Line

Benjamin Franklin, the US Statesman from simpler times, gave the famous quote in 1789 that "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I can't fault him for not having the forethought to identify that there would be a few more certainties in life, and those would be "Chainfire releasing root for Nexus devices and providing analysis of the state of root on a new Google release." For those not familiar, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire...

· Nov 15, 2014 at 09:00 am · 116 comments

Best Mods for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been out for a little bit and if you own this device, you’ve probably gone through the phases of a new device. You’ve watched reviews on the device, you’ve purchased it, and then you’ve rooted it. So what do you do next? In this video, XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and Xposed mods that he’s installed on his Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Check out these mods to give you an answer to...

· Nov 15, 2014 at 03:30 am · 121 comments

Ditch Messenger and Regain Facebook Chat on Android

Facebook is the undisputed king of the social sites (with others such as Google + gaining popularity... and fast). Because of this status, they can pretty much do anything and everything they please with their platform, and users are to either take it or leave it. One of Facebook's latest moves, which royally annoyed a lot of people, was that they killed off chat functionality in their Android app. As an alternative, Facebook released what we know today as Facebook...

· Nov 14, 2014 at 05:00 pm · 129 comments

Google Nexus 4 Finally Gets Lollipop Factory Image, Android Up to 5.0.0_r6

Google has finally released Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Google Nexus 4. The new factory image comes alongside yet another revision of the operating system: Android-5.0.0_rc6. The images for the mobile data variants of Nexus 7 (both years) are yet to be seen. The previous batch of Android 5.0 was tagged with various versions: LRX21M for the Nexus Player, LRX21Q for the Nexus 9, LRX21O for the Nexus 5, and LRX 21P for the Wi-Fi variant of Nexus...

· Nov 14, 2014 at 01:30 pm · 91 comments

Best Practices for Software Development w/ Chet Haase – BABBQ2014

Googler Chet Haase made a big appearance at the 5th annual Big Android BBQ. He talked about Android 5.0 Lollipop during the Opening Keynote. Additionally, he gave a talk entitled, “Best Practices for Software Development of Practical Practicing Software Practitioners” Lead of the Android UI toolkit at Google, Chet and his team focus on animations, graphics, performance, and more. In this presentation, Chet talks about the latest in best practices for software developers. So if you wanted to learn more about...

· Nov 14, 2014 at 09:30 am · 108 comments

Lollipop Images for Nexus 5, 7, 10, .NET Open Sourced! – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now available! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Sony bringing Lollipop to the Sony Xperia L, and be sure the check out the article talking about Microsoft Open Sourcing the .Net Framework. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...