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Lockdown Pro 2 Brings Material Design and Media Support

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Back in March of this year, we took a look at a rather innovated security application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Aptly titled Lockdown Pro, this app allowed users to lock applications with a PIN or pattern unlock. But rather than simply locking apps like the sea of other app locker solutions, Lockdown Pro differentiated itself by offering pre-defined locations where the phone locks automatically, as well as simulated force closes to prevent intruders from figuring out that they’ve been locked out.

Fast forward about seven months, and a lot has changed in the Android world. Ever since Google publicly unveiled Android L at the I/O 2014 keynote, both third- and first-party applications have been . . . READ ON »

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Android 5.0 Favorite Features, Release November 3rd? – XDA TV

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Google Confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for November 3rd! 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 Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mobile HTC One M8 and be sure the check out some of our favorite features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. 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 video for XHangouts. Then TK got his Hands On a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. And later TK gave us an event recap of the Big Android BBQ 5. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

Socials Addict Android

When you use your phone, you often don’t even realize how much time you spend waste on various social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are only a few examples of the very long list of social media portals. I’m sure that you are not using a physical stopwatch–but let’s be frank, it’s more than a few seconds per day.

This time spent watching cats and stalking beautiful photos is nothing but total waste of productivity. You can do something about this by using an application by XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad. Socials Addict calculates your time spent on popular social media sites and tell you how addicted you are.

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Document the Story of Your Social Life with 8tory

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The different forms of social media are growing every day. It’s hard to imagine a day without using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. If you are not a very communicative person, you can certainly still appreciate the ability to use social media logins to sign up to various websites. In short, social media as a whole is difficult to live without.

Every few weeks or months, we see one or several new social media platforms pop up. One of the newest is 8tory. XDA Forum Member carlsmileee recently presented a client application for this service that has some interesting functions worthy of mention. The application automatically stores the best moments of your life (according to the app of course), monitors the . . . READ ON »

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Make Calling Your Loved Ones Easier and Cheaper this Diwali

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Diwali, or Deepawali as some Indians call it, is the pride and joy of Indian festivals. The Festival of Lights as it is aptly titled is a festival celebrated in the Fall every year that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. It is the time of the year when family and  relatives are the closest, getting together to commemorate the occasion with pujas and firecrackers.

For those of us who have friends and family far from home and are unable to be with them physically, phone calls are the way to go, to wish each other as well as catch up on recent events. However, interstate or intercountry phone calls can be hard on one’s wallets, so these qu. . . READ ON »

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Big Android BBQ 5.0 Recap – XDA TV

Big Android BBQ

This fifth annual Big Android BBQ has come and gone. The speakers have spoke, the sponsors have sponsored, enthusiasts have enthused, the developers have developed and of course the BBQed meat has been consumed. Did you miss out this year?

In this video, XDA TV Producer TK talks about his experience at this year’s Big Android BBQ event. He talks about the event, shows some pictures and even interviews some attendees, with the help of XDA TV Producer AdamOutler. We’ve already posted the Opening Keynote on the XDA Roundtables channel, and we have more videos from the event to come, so be sure to subscribe. Check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Get Your XDA 2015 Custom Avatar and Signature Images Here

Custom XDA 2015 Avatar and Signature Images

As stated in our motto, XDA Developer is for developers, by developers. The community comes foremost, with contributions made in various forms, such as ROMs, mods, open source apps, and much more. Each user contributes in one way or another–be it in the aforementioned ways or by testing, reporting bugs, flashing unstable builds, and so on.

In the spirit of giving back to the community, XDA Senior Member thenookieforlife3 has consolidated a thread where services such as custom avatar and signature image design are offered at no cost, with a single request being all that’s needed to get such a custom set. The signature and avatar images come in a variety of themes, including light and dark variat. . . READ ON »

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Nova Launcher Update Brings Lollipop Functionality and Feel

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One of the most popular third party launcher on Android, Nova Launcher, has just received an update to version 3.2. The new stable version of this great and lightweight application brings multiple optimizations and fixes, as well as an Android 5.0 Lollipop overall UI feel.

Many of this update’s changes are hidden deep under the hood, so you need to know where to find them. Kevin Barry, known to many of you as XDA Senior Member kevin@TeslaCoil added a short changelog to his Google+. What’s new in Nova Launcher?

Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
Lollipop Icon Th

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Check Your I/O Usage with Iotop for Android

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Ever needed to check the I/O usage of apps? If so, you probably tried searching for an iotop port, a Python script for Linux–only to find none and either write one in a hurry or manually check /proc/ yourself.

Luckily for you, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf has written a shell script to replicate the original features of iotop. It will allow you to examine I/O loads/usage for every process, see the total amount of read and written bytes or even the current read/write speeds.

Before you use the script, though, you’ll have to make sure you have the following:

  1. A rooted device.
  2. A kernel with I/O accounting enabled. This usually isn’t the case by default, but you can
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