Download Status on the Notification Bar – XDA Xposed Tuesday


If you’ve ever had to download something on your phone, you know that big files can take a while. Depending on your data coverage, small files might also take a while. So to kill time during a download, you go do other things on your phone. It would be nice if you didn’t have to pull open your notification tray to check the status of your download.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that shows a visual download completion indicator on your notification bar. XDA Recognized Contributor C3C076 created the Statusbar Download Progress module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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ADB WiFi Connects Your PC and Phone–Even on Lollipop


ADB (Android Debug Bridge) can be used to perform various actions like pulling a logcat, pushing and pulling the files, and much more. To connect your device to your computer, you normally need to use a USB cable, which must be plugged in to your device and a computer. Unfortunately, cables seem to like disappearing at the least opportune moments–when you have to pull a log, for instance.

With the ADB WiFi tool by XDA Recognized Developer bartito, you can put the cables to rest. ADB WiFi is an application that allows your device to be connected to your computer through your home WiFI connection. It works with every operating system that can be configured with ADB, as long as you own a rooted Android device. I. . . READ ON »

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Nvidia SHIELD Lollipop Coming, Project Tango Hits Google Play – XDA TV


Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images are finally available for the Google Nexus 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, and be sure the check out the article talking about Chainfire releasing CF-Auto-Root for the Lollipop Nexus Line of devices! 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 talks about some of the Best Mods for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video showing you the FuGoo Speake. . . READ ON »

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CWM Nandbackup File Extractor Extracts Recovery Images


Every piece of development work has to have its own starting point, and for various modified stock ROM projects, this begins with partition images. Perhaps the easiest way to obtain this material to work with is by creating a recovery image that can be extracted afterwards. Naturally, ClockworkMod is an easy tool with which developers can make backup images of every available partition.

Extracting the images created by ClockworkMod and other recoveries using Linux is quite simple. There is a tool called unyaffs that can extract the image with a single command. However, the situation on Windows is a bit tricky since you have to use Cygwin, which is pretty hard to configure for some. If you’ve experience. . . READ ON »

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Amaze File Manager is a Material-Compliant Root Browser

Amaze File Manager Material Design

There are dozens upon dozens of powerful file managers available for Android. There are also quite a few file managers that aren’t too painful to look at. Unfortunately, however, there aren’t too many Android file managers that fall under both categories by being powerful and also a pleasure to look at. XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 hopes to change this with Amaze File Manager.

As its name suggests, Amaze File Manager is an Android file manager. It features an attractive Material Design-compliant interface, it offers intuitive and aesthetically pleasing navigation and browsing. In addition to simply looking nice, Amaze hopes to amaze you by offering power user features such as the ability t. . . READ ON »

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FuGoo Speaker Style, Sport and Tough – XDA TV


The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts? Flor the Android enthusiast you can get them many things like a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower. Perhaps even a WowWee MiP?

In this episode XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx takes some time to talk about a unique smartphone accessory, the FuGoo Speaker. This device includes an assortment of jackets to upgrade both the durability and style. This speaker lasts 40 hours per charge. Finally, it is sand, dust, snow, mud and water proof. Check out this video to find out more.. . . READ ON »

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Check Download Status with Statusbar Download Progress

Statusbar Download Progress

Most download operations use the standard Android download manager, which provides developers with a robust and reliable solution. A few popular examples that make use of it include the Play Store, Chrome and the Xposed Installer. (If you’re curious, the “Downloads” app on your phone provides an interface for viewing files that have been downloaded using the Android download manager.)

If you want to view the progress of an ongoing download, you’d usually have to pull down the notification bar to do so. This can be distracting, and causes the current activity to lose focus (especially noticeable if you’re playing a quick game while waiting for your download to complete). F. . . READ ON »

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Best Mods for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – XDA TV


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been out for a little bit and if you own this device, you’ve probably gone through the phases of a new device. You’ve watched reviews on the device, you’ve purchased it, and then you’ve rooted it. So what do you do next?

In this video, XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and Xposed mods that he’s installed on his Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Check out these mods to give you an answer to the question of what to do next. These suggestions include Amplify, ChromePie, Greenify and Wanam. There are many other mods mentioned as well. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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Ditch Messenger and Regain Facebook Chat on Android


Facebook is the undisputed king of the social sites (with others such as Google + gaining popularity… and fast). Because of this status, they can pretty much do anything and everything they please with their platform, and users are to either take it or leave it. One of Facebook’s latest moves, which royally annoyed a lot of people, was that they killed off chat functionality in their Android app. As an alternative, Facebook released what we know today as Facebook Messenger, which as its name rightfully implies, takes the place of the aging Facebook app feature. This change came coupled with a lot of talk and conspiratorial theories which pointed at Facebook essentially snooping on your every move . . . READ ON »

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