Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

Samsung Wave II

Running Android on a device that was never supposed to support the OS is quite a challenge. But even when you’ve got that part working, those last ten percent is often the most challenging. This has been exactly the case for the BadaDroid project, which aims to bring Android to Bada (a lesser known OS released by Samsung for their Wave series, for which development stopped in 2013 after it was replaced by its successor, Tizen). We’ve actually seen the project develop slowly over the last two years, and it’s always great to see it progressing further.

OmniROM is the latest member of the family of ROMs available for the Wave and Wave II, and it’s also the most usable to date, brought to you by X. . . READ ON »

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Convert Launcher Themes with Theme Converter

Theme Converter: Converting Launcher Themes

Most Android launchers are extremely customizable, and many users like to experiment with different launcher themes and icon packs to get the perfect look. Some launchers also allow you to pick icons on a per activity basis, which comes in handy when trying to give each page its own style, or if you just want to style the home screen without changing the app drawer’s icons.

While most launchers agree on a basic set of rules for themes and icon packs, originally made popular by ADW Launcher, some aren’t fully compatible with these standards or require themers to use their own methods for certain features (e.g. GO Launcher and icon masks). Similarly, some themes and icon packs are exclusive to certain . . . READ ON »

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Smile Clock Alarm Makes You Grin to Stop the Ring

Smile Clock Android Alarm

Let’s face it–waking up is a chore. There’s really no other way to describe being forced to leave the warm comfort of your bed and entering the cold world of work or school. However, a new alarm clock called Smile Clock by XDA Senior Member ntnel aims to change this by making your day start off with a smile.

Smile Clock, as its name implies, aims to make sure you start your day with a smile. This is accomplished in a number of ways. First, you are able to customize what you see and hear when your alarm goes off with custom picture(s) as well as whatever sound or music you’d like. Then rather than simply being able to click a button to snooze or disable the alarm, you must smile at your front facing c. . . READ ON »

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New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV

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LG is set to release the Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC on the LG G3 Screen! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of the official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK does an Android App Review of Google’s New Inbox. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video talking about the Big Android Giveaway. And if you missed it be sur. . . READ ON »

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Learn Some Commonly Used Linux Development Commands

Linux development commands

For the most part, if you’re looking to delve into the world of Android development, you’re going to want to run some variant of Linux. Cygwin’s often times a nightmare and high performance tasks like compiling are never quite the same when run in a virtual machine. For many long-time Windows users, however, making the switch can be a little daunting. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available here on the XDA forums to help you get acquainted with your new OS.

One of the most important parts of most Linux distributions is the easy terminal access. Understandably, using the command line interface isn’t always easy for new users, so XDA Senior Member warrior1208 created a quick . . . READ ON »

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Share Files with Other Devices over WiFi with ShareBox

ShareBox WiFi File Sharing Android

If you’ve ever handed over your mobile device to someone else in order to share files or allow them to look at a picture or video that you’ve captured, you undoubtedly know frustrating the process can be. Not only do your friends and family have to pry your smartphone out of your hands, which is painful in its own right, but you also have to worry about what other content on your smartphone they might “accidentally” find.

ShareBox by XDA Forum Member droidev1 aims to solve both of the problems mentioned above by allowing users to share files via a common WiFi network. The app works by allowing you to select a set of files that will be made available for sharing. Once that is done and the app is . . . READ ON »

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Merge Your Battery Indicator and Home Button into One!

Battery Home Icon

The status and navigation bars are probably the most commonly used areas of your device (that is, assuming you have a navigation bar), and they’re definitely two of the more heavily customizable parts using Xposed modules. Android 5.0 Lollipop will also bring refreshed navigation and status bars, with new, streamlined shapes for the icons.

A new Xposed module by XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG aims to make your navigation bar even more useful, while also cleaning your status bar some more. Battery Home Icon replaces the normal home button in your navigation bar with a Lollipop-styled version, which also shows you the current battery level. The result is a battery indicator that looks like t. . . READ ON »

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Port Lollipop Checkboxes and Radio Buttons to Older Devices

Android Lollipop material design checkboxes

Ever since it was first unveiled at the Google I/O 2014 keynote, the company’s new UI paradigm Material Design has been dramatically reshaping how we interact with not only Google’s applications, but third party apps written for the Android platform. And by now, we’ve seen most UI-focused applications receive updates to this Android Lollipop style.

As one would expect, not every device has received a highly functional port of the latest Android L developer preview images. However, you can still have some of the Material Design look on older devices thanks to a tutorial by XDA Senior Member KuaQ that helps users bring the Material Design checkboxes and radio buttons to their ROMs.

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Big Android Giveaway – XDA TV

Big Android Giveaway

XDA TV has teamed up with YouTubers DroidModd3rxZedomaxFlossy CarterDanny Winget, and QBKing77 to give you a chance you win some great prizes. All you need to do is subscribe to the above channels, including XDA TV and leave on comment in the YouTube comments for this video.

Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6, a OnePlus One, a NVidia SHIELD Tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more. Winning one of these prizes could not be easier. Enjoy this great XDA TV video and the content found on the other great channels mentioned. Check this video out!. . . READ ON »

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