Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Portrait-Only Apps Giving You The Blues? Fix Them!
Have you ever been frustrated with how some apps are only optimized for use in a particular device orientation? Don’t get mad, get even! Actually, no—we really don’t suggest you take out your aggression on your favorite app developers. Instead, you should take a look at this handy guide created by XDA forum member Dblfstr.
With Dblfstr‘s guide, you are just four easy steps away from getting your feet wet with basic application modification. In his words:
1. Decompile the Application.apk with apktool
2. Edit the androidmanifest with Notepad++
3. Build the Application.apk with apktool
4. Sign the apk with autosign.
OK, fine—there are several parts to each step. Luckily, Dblfstr details the necessary steps brilliantly, using everyone’s favorite streaming media application as his example of choice. Those wishing to get their feet wet in basic application modification should continue on to the guide thread to get started!
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Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...