While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?
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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