To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Run ADB in Root Mode with ADBD Insecure
We are all undoubtedly aware of adb. In fact, most of us use it quite often in order to execute commands on our mobile devices from the comfort of our computers. It allows you to do this such as push and pull files on the device, retrieve logcats to send to your favorite dev when your kernel causes a bootloop, reboot to recovery or bootloader, and many other useful things. It is also the core of most one-click root methods. Ultimately, it is the adbd (ADB Daemon) that is responsible for allowing you to access the shell and all the other cool functions. For most stock kernels, however, it seems that this only allows you to run adb in secure mode even if you have a rooted device.
So, if you have a stock kernel and want to have all the goods that comes with an insecure adbd (write access to /system goodness and much more), you may want to take a long look at a new release by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire. He has released an APK that allows your device to run adbd in insecure mode, even if you are rooted and on stock kernel. The app doesn’t enable insecure adbd permanently, and will thus revert to the standard adbd upon reboot. However, there is an option to restart insecure adbd on boot.
There is a good chance that if you are running a custom kernel, you do not need this app. Chainfire mentions that this app must be installed on rooted devices, and that it may not work if your device has a locked bootloader. Please take it for a spin and leave some feedback for the developer.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.