Will Verduzco · Jun 16, 2014 at 05:00 am

Regain Lost Functionality in HTC Car Mode with Xposed

If you’re an HTC device owner and you frequently find yourself using your phone while on the road, you probably have become well acquainted with Car Mode. For those unaware, HTC Car Mode is a user interface mode that puts together all of the most useful functions that you may find yourself using while in the car. This includes navigation, your phone dialer, music, and voice commands.

While Car Mode is  a great feature addition, HTC decided to limit its functionality quite a bit in Sense 6. Most likely to encourage more responsible driving and to discourage drivers from playing with their phones while on the move, HTC removed some features that were available in previous versions. The most noticeable example is the loss of status bar pulldown functionality and the ability to easily switch between applications for multitasking.

Luckily, this is XDA, and our community frequently finds ways around OEM-imposed limitations. To that end, XDA Senior Member Ambious created an Xposed module that brings back all of the missing functionality on Sense 6-powered devices. Naturally, in order to run this modification, you need both a device running Sense 6, as well as Xposed Framework.

You can reclaim your missing features by heading over to the module thread. However, please be careful when driving. There’s good reason why HTC removed these functions for the general population, and that’s because you shouldn’t be texting (or playing with your mobile device) while driving. But if used wisely, this can serve as a time saver for when you’re not actively driving, and you need to access your device.


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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 28, 2015 at 03:45 pm · no comments

MWC 2015: What Are Your Predictions?

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Best Apps To View RAW Images On Android

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Emil Kako · Feb 28, 2015 at 10:15 am · 1 comment

Which App Is Most Desperately in Need of an Update?

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?

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