Sideload Applications to Android TV Thanks to Chainfire

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Android TV played quite a major roles at this year’s Google I/O’s keynote. We didn’t have to wait long to see the first Android devices designed specifically to work with TVs. One of the most exciting Android TV devices is the recently launched Google Nexus Player, which was introduced alongside Lollipop and other Nexus devices.

Google added a requirement that every existing application that is to work on Android TV must be declared as compatible by the app’s developer(s). Such a situation is far from perfect, because users often can’t use their favorite applications or games even if they actually work with Android TV but aren’t officially tested. Luckily, there are . . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Unlock Your Device Automatically with No Lock Home – XDA TV

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It is a very good idea to have a lock screen on your phone. The basic suggestion is to use a PIN code, and there are other options like Pattern and Face Unlock. Using these helps keep your phone and files private from casual snooping and prying eyes. But when you get home, you may not need the hassle.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you disable your lockscreen when you are on your home WiFi. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo created the No Lock Home module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Flash Cyanogen Recovery to Your 2012 Sony Xperia

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Cyanogen Recovery is one of the newest custom recovery projects available in the aftermarket development community. Its minimalist and easy-to-navigate user interface makes it worth a shot for many new users. While ClockworkMod, TWRP and PhilZ remain three of the most popular recoveries, you can try Cyanogen Recovery on a large number of devices.

XDA Recognized Developer championswimmer decided to port the Simple CM Touch Recovery to the whole 2012 line of Sony Xperia devices. You can find images for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia V, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Tablet Z in both variants, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia SP and Xperia ZR.  As you can see, the list of supported devices is very l. . . READ ON »

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Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

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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

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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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