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Jimmy McGee · Jul 14, 2015

Wanam Kit for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

It has been a few months since the Xposed Framework became compatible with Android Lollipop. More and more different Xposed Modules are moving towards being compatible for Lollipop. A popular combination pack of modules is known as Wanam. The Wanam Kit is for AOSP like ROMs and gives you many different tweaks in one convenient package. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you many different tweaks for your device....

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 13, 2015

Android M Dev Preview 2 Available & More! – XDA TV

The Android M Developer Preview 2 is now available. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a new mobile VR headset that's gaining attention and be sure to check out the article talking about what we know about the OnePlus 2 so far. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

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Jack Jennings · Jul 10, 2015

Android’s Audio Latency Problem

There's been noticeable disquiet around the combination of Android and audio for many years, and understandably so. We posted an article last month on how the changes in the upcoming Android M could affect the implementation of audio applications and what we hoped that would mean for the platform as a whole, and since then we've come across a few sources that make the logic behind all this a lot easier to digest.   Really what's underpinning this is the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 10, 2015

YotaPhone 2 Source Released & Win 7 on Zenfone! – XDA TV

The YotaPhone 2 has released its kernel source. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a 50% rebate on Android Nanodegrees and be sure to check out the article talking about Windows 7 booting on the ASUS ZenFone 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 9, 2015

Solid Explorer’s Big Update – XDA App Review

The Play Store is filled with many impressive launchers to choose from. Last week, we talked about a small little launcher that makes your shortcuts float called Rovers. However, you need more than just a launcher, you need a way to explore your files. A solid option that has been around for a while in the file explorer arena is called “Solid Explorer.” Solid Explorer Developer NeatByte offers up a material design update to the app. In this video, XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 8, 2015

How to Flash a Custom ROM – Android Basics 101

Here at XDA, we love customizing our phones. One of the best ways to get great options and customizability for your device is to flash a custom ROM. These modified system images are tweaked to get optimal performance, bring us great themes and icons as well as very handy tools by the talented members of the XDA Forums. Flashing a Custom ROM isn’t difficult, but it also isn’t always straight forward. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK gives a generic...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 7, 2015

How to Lock and Protect Your Apps – XDA Xposed Tuesday

The smartphone revolution has passed. Everybody has mobile apps. Some of these apps have access to very important information. Your mobile banking app gives you access to your money. Your Dropbox app could hold your secret plans to world domination. These apps should have greater protection than your Trivia Crack game. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to control access to your apps. XDA Senior Member defim created...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 6, 2015

IonVR Coming Soon, HTC M9 Dev Edition Gets Android 5.1 – XDA TV

The HTC M9 Developer Edition has received Android 5.1. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of IonVR and be sure to check out the article talking about the OnePlus Cardboard price (Hint, it's free). That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 3, 2015

Droid Turbo Lollipop OTA, 2015 Moto G Leaked – XDA TV

Android Lollipop for the Droid Turbo has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the 2015 edition of the Moto G and be sure to check out the article talking about Android Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 2, 2015

Floating Apps with Rovers – XDA App Review

There are a lot of great launchers to help customize your phone. Some Launchers allow you to apply different color themes. Others offer many great automated features. Some make your most used apps easy to locate by putting them in prominent positions. There is a launcher that will let you do just about anything you want. XDA Senior Member roshga offers up a neat little app that allows you to have floating shortcuts to your favorite apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 1, 2015

NVidia SHIELD TV – XDA TV Device Review

The SHIELD TV is a not an Android smartphone device. However, that doesn't mean it is not an awesome device in its own right. Bringing the Power of the Tegra X1 processor to Android TV, the SHIELD TV is an Android based console with unlimited capabilities. Is the SHIELD TV powerful and feature packed enough to be worth considering? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he takes the opportunity to review the device. Check...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 30, 2015

Make Your Network Smart – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We rave about the features and abilities of our smartphones. However, in order for the device to be so smart, there is a lot of items running in the background. Running all these processes behind the curtain can impact battery life. If you can control how often something runs in the background, you may be able to get some more battery life out of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 29, 2015

Meizu MX5 Leaks, Oukitel’s 10,000 mAh Phone – XDA TV

The Meizu MX5 has been leaked. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Amazon releasing the Alexa SDK and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony E5663 specification leak. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 26, 2015

OnePlus 2 USB-C Port & More! – XDA TV

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 has been spotted. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of USB Type-C for the One Plus 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony Xperia Z3+ overheating and crashing the camera. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 25, 2015

Most Recently Used Apps Widget – XDA App Review

If you use your phone a lot, it’s possible that you use the same set of programs over and over. Having quick easy access to the apps that you have most recently used can be a quick way to go between apps. Android widgets can be very helpful. XDA Forum Member registered-user offers up a neat little widget that allows you to get quick access to your most recently used apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews MRU Widget....

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 24, 2015

Montar Car Mount – Android Accessories Review

Our smartphones are more than just phones. They are movie theaters, game consoles, internet portals and more. In fact one of the great things about our phones is the GPS capability. Using GPS on your phone is great because you never have to know the exact directions, your phone will tell you. However, it is nice to have the phone screen visible so you can see the map if you need to. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 23, 2015

XHangouts to Customize the Look – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Most of us here at XDA use Hangouts on a regular basis. Unfortunately, that’s not because Hangouts is the best, most customizable chat program. Google tells you what to like about Hangouts and doesn’t make it easy for you to change that. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the look and feel of Hangouts. XDA Recognized Developer Kevin M created the XHangouts module. We’ve reviewed XHangouts...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 22, 2015

ZenFone 2 Bootloader Unlocked & More! – XDA TV

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Bootloader has been unlocked. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Amazon Fire OS 5 developer preview and be sure to check out the article talking about forcing the Moto 360 5.1.1 OTA. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 19, 2015

Android 5.1 on a Blackberry? and More! – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is receiving Android Lollipop 5.1.1. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Elephone releasing the source code for the P8000 and be sure to check out the article talking about a Blackberry running Android Lollipop 5.1. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 18, 2015

Easy Copy – XDA App Review

Let’s be real for a minute here. As great as Android is, sometimes switching between apps is cumbersome. Especially if you are trying to copy something from one app to another. There has to be an easier way. If I copy an address it should open Google Maps. If I copy a URL, I should be able to open in Chrome or my browser of choice. XDA Forum Member MurinXDA offers up an app to help make copying and pasting...

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