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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Backup+ Lets You Backup Your App Data on Android Lollipop

Backup+ Android Lollipop

Even though Android 5.0 Lollipop hasn’t yet seen its official release, quite a few users are using the latest version of the Android 5.0 developer preview as their daily driver OS. With the latest revision, Lollipop has gained quite a boost in both functionality and polish, with many more applications and features working than in the previous two releases. Unfortunately, however, there are still a few third party applications here and there that don’t quite work as expected, and data backup applications have been a bit tricky thus far.

This is where XDA Senior Member gh0stslayer‘s new app Backup+ comes in. As its name implies, Backup+ is a complete backup and app manipula. . . READ ON »

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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

TechTalk Android News

If you’re as obsessed with mobile devices as the vast majority of our forum goers, chances are that you browse multiple Android-related websites to keep tabs on all the latest Android news. Manually browsing the web for content, however, isn’t always the best approach. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to aggregate all the relevant content into one place, but following Google Reader’s demise, many have been looking for the “just right” replacement for their Android news fix. XDA Senior Member grilledbacon32‘s new application TechTalk hopes to do exactly that.

TechTalk is an Android news app that aggregates Android-related articles from various sites . . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Google Inbox to Improve Your Life – XDA TV

Google Inbox Review

Recently, Google+ exploded with the announcement of Google Inbox, as revolutionary new way to handle your email. Google is trying to revolutionize the way you deal with email, with features like Snooze for an email, quick reminders and automatic sorting into categories.

In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Google Inbox.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. If you want a more in depth review check out TK’s videos on his YouTube Channel. For a quick overview, check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Damp the LG G3 Thermal Throttling

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As our mobile devices grow thinner and more powerful with each passing generation, it’s inevitable that we start to run into their thermal limits more frequently. Although past devices were slow and thick enough to run full tilt practically indefinitely, this is no longer possible on today’s devices like the LG G3, which are really meant to only run at full speed for small packets of time. And while shrinking die processes have helped cooling considerably, this still can’t really keep up with our high power mobile SoCs in demanding circumstances such as gaming.

Luckily, ever since the now archaic Pentium 4, mainstream processors have employed increasingly intricate methods of the. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

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Every once in a while, Google updates the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.  This agreement must be accepted by every developer within one month after changes are published, otherwise certain services may be suspended. The last change was published Septempber 25, 2014, which means tomorrow is the deadline.

Here’s a copy of the reminder email, which was sent out today to each Google Play Developer.

Hello Google Play Developer,

Our records have indicated that you have not yet accepted the updated Developer Distribution Agreement (“DDA”). This is a friendly reminder that the acceptance due date is October 25th. In order to avoid any disruption in service, please sign in to the D

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LG to Release Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC in the LG G3 Screen

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LG is set to follow the likes of Samsung and other manufacture its own System-on-Chip. The chip will be called “Nuclun,” and it will be used for the first time in the upcoming “LG G3 Screen,” which is debuting this week in Korea. The LG G3 Screen will be unavailable in other countries.

So far, the list of active SoC manufacturers isn’t too long. We most commonly see Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, HiSillicon, and Mediatek parts, as well as older devices based on TI OMAP past designs. LG is looking to become a big player here, so this is definitely interesting.

The new LG Nuclun processor will feature eight cores meant to run on ARM’s big.LITTLE arch. . . READ ON »

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