POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)

Organize Your Apps Better with JINA

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We’ve all been there at one point or another. You take out your device to open an app to look for something and you find yourself wasting about a minute fumbling through hundreds of installed apps in your device while frantically swiping up, down, left, and right in order to find the app you set out to find. This is just one instance and if you are a busy individual, the likelihood of this happening several times a day is quite high. There are alternatives that have come with the evolution of Android such as the use of folders, multiple desktop environments, and even some launchers which come with the ability to categorize your apps either alphabetically, by installation date or by whichever way you feel (your o. . . READ ON »

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Avoid All the Space Junk in Debris Cascade

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Are you tired of Temple Run, Despicable Me 2, and and the rest of those runner games out there? Would you like to try a simpler, yet more fluid game that will keep you hooked for a while? Then keep on reading because XDA Forum Member Karriz brings you something that will fill you with joy for a little while. The one thing that characterizes most runner games is the fact that the obstacles are either fixed or move in a very similar pattern time and time again with the only difficulty being that they come faster as time progresses. Well, this is where this game, called Debris Cascade, outshines the competition.

In Debris Cascade, your objective is to survive the never stopping amount of space trash floating aroun. . . READ ON »

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Be the Last Man Standing in Last Bird Standing

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The craze over birds in the mobile gaming world just won’t go away. Every time we feel that we have gotten over Angry Birds or the ever so infuriating Flappy Birds, we seem to stumble into the madness that involves feathered creatures once again. This is where XDA Forum Member ogiepogi@gmail.com comes in, with his latest creation, Last Bird Standing.

Last Bird Standing is a game that is based on the retro Atari game Joust. The objective of the game is quite simple. As its name states, the point is to survive all the other birds that are trying to get rid of you in every level. You eliminate your opponents by jumping on them à la Mario. And much in the same fashion as with the beloved Italian plumber, y. . . READ ON »

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Get Greenify-Like Functionality on Gingerbread with Xposed

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Despite all of the advances that Android devices have made over the years, battery life remains as an issue for most of us who use our devices heavily while on the go. Luckily, there are a variety of tools available to help us manage battery life a little better. One such tool is Greenify.

Unfortunately for users of legacy devices, Greenify is only compatible with Android 4.0 and up.  And while the vast majority of users have already switched to newer OS builds, there are still those who can’t afford or don’t feel the need to upgrade to newer devices. And since the app is closed source, there isn’t a chance of backport.

Luckily, XDA Forum Member liudongmiao made an Xposed module desig. . . READ ON »

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Make Your Gingerbread ROM Look Like KitKat

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Android 4.4 KitKat was released two months ago, and it brought a lot interesting changes like a transparent status bar. But not many of you know that you can get a very similar effect on any ROM, even Gingerbread, and all you need to do is to visit the thread we’re going to describe below. With APK tool and good text editor like Notepad++, Gedit, or any UNIX-based notepads, you can easily make your status bar use a gradient background.

XDA Senior Member kk9999gada wrote a guide to describe the process of decompiling SystemUI.apk  to make the status bar transparent. He also provides the resources (a PNG file) needed to get this effect on your MDPI or LDPI device. The process of making your status bar more KitK. . . READ ON »

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Dual Boot on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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The Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 is the lesser known cousin of the original Galaxy S GT-I9000 smartphone.While virtually indistinguishable from the I9000 from the outside, the devices are vastly different on the inside: For starters, the I9001 swaps out the 1 GHz Hummingbird processor for a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S2.

While the hardware received somewhat of an upgrade compared to the original Galaxy S, there is a bit less aftermarket development available for the S Plus. Now, however, a major gap has been crossed, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer educk and Senior Member h0rn3t. The developer was able to get dual boot functioning on the device.

Educk and horn3t’s solution comes in the . . . READ ON »

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Never Forget to Charge Your Phone Again with AC Socket

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Ever since the days of Windows Mobile, we have had features available on our devices that we pretty much have taken for granted. This includes things like applications for taking down notes, setting calendar events, alarms, and many others are things that we have lived with for many years. Because of this, not too many improvements are done to said features as they essentially do everything we expect of them—and they do it well. We have some developers out there who apparently can take these 100% working, reliable concepts and squeeze an extra 5-10% more out of them, making them effectively even better than the original tools. In this particular case, the concept in question is ensuring that you can use yo. . . READ ON »

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Control Your Computer from Your Mobile with Monect

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One of the key advancements in the mobile industry is the fact that people want to break away from the chains of a desktop (and even laptop) computer. Not having to carry 5-7 lbs of tech on your back is always an interesting point to consider when deciding what you want to get for work/play. However, since our devices are not (yet) fully capable of replacing our computers, the best thing we can do is try to utilize what we have and make ourselves as comfortable as humanly possible. After all, even if it is a pain, being able to use your PC from a distance with wireless devices is not nearly as bad or cumbersome when you are sitting in your most comfortable couch. The only issue with this is that you need to spend money on wi. . . READ ON »

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Android Flashing Tool for the HTC Touch HD

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There seems to be a tendency these days of referring to devices that have been around for a year or so as “old.” And given the pace at which mobile technology advances, that’s probably a fairly reasonable assessment. So by those standards, the HTC Touch HD (a.k.a Blackstone) is positively geriatric—not in a crocheting by the fire, reminiscing about the good old days kind of way though; the Blackstone is more of a fencing with walkers kind of device.

Originally released back in late 2008 sporting a whopping 3.8 inch screen, 288 MB of RAM, and Windows Mobile 6.1; the Blackstone is still  not ready to call it quits, and is capable of running a version of Android 2.3.7 built by XDA Se. . . READ ON »

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