Device Review: OnePlus One


oneplusone1Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are flagship devices. Naturally, there are budget conscious enthusiasts who would like to have both. Recently, a device has made a big splash in the tech industry, and is called by some as the Nexus killer. Then again, what’s not being (perhaps inaccurately) called a Nexus killer these days? This device is the first offering from OnePlus. Let dive in and see if we have a Nexus killer or not.

Before we start this review, please note that some people are having some issues with the service of the company. That being said, this review is of the device hardware and software and our experience with it.. . . READ ON »

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Browse the Internet with the Innovative Atlas Web Browser

Atlas Web Browser

For the most part, Chrome, Firefox, and Dolphin Browser have no real rivals among the popular Android Web browsers. But from time to time, a new browser pops up and creates quite a fuss because it’s innovative and fresh features that offer something that the three kings don’t.

Not too long ago, we talked about Pale Moon Browser finding its way to Android. Now, the stage of browsers has gained one more player. XDA Senior Member tliebeck created a browser with tons of new features. Atlas Browser is absolutely ad-free, and it also incorporates an ad-blocker and has lots of privacy-related options. But that’s not the most interesting feature this browser has to offer.

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Choose from Over a Thousand Battery Styles with 3Minit Battery Mod

3Minit Battery Styles Mod

The battery style in stock Android looks pretty dull. It doesn’t offer the percentage remaining, customizable colors, and so on. Basically, it’s not something that most of us here on XDA are looking for. Luckily, you can change your default white or blue battery style to something more fancy with just few steps.

The battery style can look really nice and colorful. XDA Senior Member gharrington created a mod that gives you the ability to browse from over one thousand battery types. With a single click, the 3Minit Battery Mod will download and set the battery type onto the status bar. The application will download only those files that are needed by the currently selected battery type, so . . . READ ON »

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Organize Your Cloud Storage Files with Unclouded

unclouded cloud storage

Cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive have grown in popularity dramatically over the last few years. They’ve obviously become available on Android since it’s the most popular mobile OS. And nowadays for many users, almost everything is kept in cloud. The list of benefits from using the cloud is very long. Your files are always safe, accessible from everywhere, and available on every platform.

After some time, services inevitably become more and more cluttered and full of duplicated files. XDA Senior Member cgollner created an application that can be used to analyze and clean your cloud storage. Unclouded shows which files take the most of space of your online storage. You . . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Blur Your System Notification Panel – XDA Developer TV

Blurred System UI Xposed

Listen, we love innovative applications and modules that expand the functionality of your device. We cover those modules often. However, sometimes you are fine with the functionality you have, and you just want it too look different. So today, we celebrate that desire.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you blur your system UI. XDA Recognized Developer serajr created the Blurred System UI module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Modernize Your Emails with Email Popup

Email Popup

SMS and Hangouts messages likely won’t ever replace traditional Emails for more formal communication. This “old fashioned” way of sending messages is used for almost everything, such as getting SPAM to finishing an important report, and everything in between.

The stock Email client in Android is still far from being a perfect and modern-looking app. For example, if you receive an Email, you need to open your notification bar, click the notification to open the app, and then finally read the message. To reply to it, you need to do some extra work. XDA Forum Member glensantacruz saw this as a problem, so he decided to put an end to slow, overly complicated Email clients. Email Po. . . READ ON »

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Change Your Toast Notification Style with XToast

toast notification

Android uses multiple types of notifications. One of these is known as a “toast notification.” You’ve no doubt seen toast notifications in the past, where small prompts with a short text line are shown with information such as successfully signing in, and so on. The default toast notifications in Android are far from being pretty. But luckily, there are tools like the great Xposed Framework that can change almost anything in the Android OS. The best thing about Xposed is that all of these changes can be done without re-compiling the whole OS.

An interesting module to change the look of toast notifications was been made by XDA Recognized Themer vikasb32. With XToast, you can do severa. . . READ ON »

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Cell Phone SIM Unlock Bill Just Steps Away from President’s Desk


For all those who believe that Cinderella stories don’t actually exist, I guess I can safely say that you are dead wrong. For the past year and a half (give or take a few months), there has been a push by the people of the United States to try and fix one of the many things that are wrong with the country. I’m not talking about Healthcare or firearms regulations, but one issue that is far closer to home and affects us and what we do here on XDA directly. In case you are not familiar with what went on over the last year and a half, let me brief you in a bit. XDA-Developers has been an avid supporter of certain groups, including the FSF and EFF in particular, during the fight against the specific sections in the DMCA tha. . . READ ON »

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TWRP and Toolkits for Android Wear Devices, Gear Live Firmware Pulled and Temp Rooted – XDA Developer TV

android wear xdatv

TWRP has been released for Android Wear Devices such as the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live! 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 article talking about the AWToolkit that performs multiple operations on Android Wear. Also be sure the check out the article featuring the toolkit all LG G Watch owners need: the LG G Watch Tool! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan also talked about TK’s video showing you how to root the Sony Xperia Z2 and the addition of forums for the HTC Desire 610 and the LG G3 US carrier variants. So pull up a chair and check out t. . . READ ON »

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