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...
Reset Your Phone With Style
With cell phones being the most common means of communication, it is rare that one would turn off their phone. Sometimes however, it is unavoidable, and we have to press the reset button. As smartphone users we have the option of customizing the loading screen with bootanimations, making resetting our phone a little less boring.
XDA member D4rKn3sSyS has developed an easy way for us to switch out bootanimations with his “Bootanimation Installer“. Features include:
- Backups current bootanimation
- Push new bootanimation
- Show Preview of Current Bootanimation (Choose one bootanimation and Press ESC to stop)
XDA has a wealth of custom bootanimations to get you started, and the Bootanimation Installer can help finish the process. For more information on how you can reset your phone in style, see the original thread.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...