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Posted October 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In the last few weeks, we have been talking quite a bit about Android 5.0 Lollipop. This imminently upcoming version of Google’s operating system is really innovative and brings lots of interesting features that can soon be enjoyed by many. Google put forth lots of effort to make this version of Android a big step forward comparing to Jelly Bean and KitKat.
One of new features added to Lollipop is screen pinning, which prevents others from looking at your
pr0n stash personal data. You can pin the dialer and allow others to make a call. It’s an incredibly handy feature with loads of potential. XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899 wrote an application that can be used to pin the photos to your scre. . . READ ON »
Posted October 22, 2014 at 03:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
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?
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Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
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Posted October 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The importance of proper logging is undeniable. No, we’re not talking about lumberjack work. We’re talking about tools like logcat and kmsg, both of which are used for the most basic debugging purposes, and so many custom ROM users have done at least once. To obtain a log, you don’t even have to use a USB cable, since everything can be done directly from the phone itself.
To obtain a certain type log, usually you have to use one application per one log. It’s a big waste of internal storage and application grid. XDA Senior Member Bassel Bakr gave us the pleasure to meet Andy Log, the logging application to rule them all. The concept of Andy Log is very simple, yet innovative. The applicatio. . . READ ON »
Posted October 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android 5.0 Lollipop has been officially announced and lucky users of Google Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 7 have a chance to try out the final developer preview. Google will soon release the full source code and begin the porting madness. If you crave some of the Android Lollipop experience on your older devices, XDA folks have prepared something for you already.
As you may already know, Android 5.0 introduced a new file structure. System applications are now placed in folders with odex file in an arm sub-folder. This makes them a little more difficult to use on older devices. Luckily XDA Recognized Contributor marcomarinho deodexed them and posted them as flashable archives, so you can taste some of the the sweet Lo. . . READ ON »
Posted October 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Will Verduzco
As we’ve talked about in the past, battery life is still somewhat of a sore spot on most modern day Android devices. While our CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and storage have all received many boosts over the years, battery life on most mainstream devices has not. As such, making it through a full dayu of heavy use is difficult almost no matter what device you run–with the obvious exception of phablets like the Galaxy Note lineup.
Luckily, there are quite a few ways to stretch out your battery so you don’t have to be tethered to a charger all day. Obviously you could replace your kernel with a more battery friendly variant, and you could also mitigate the biggest battery drain culprit: screen brightness. Howev. . . READ ON »
Posted October 19, 2014 at 03:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Custom kernels are designed to make our devices run better, faster, and be more battery friendly than their stock counterparts. Kernel development is definitely not easy, as it requires lots of knowledge about the Linux ecosystem and coding ability. You can find multiple kernels available in basically any device subforum.
Kernel developers often create applications to keep their users on updated versions and to streamline the update process. Users can easily download the kernel and install it without even touching a USB cable, which is surely a convenient way of updating. However, not every developer creates such Android applications, so it might be a bit problematic to keep them up-to-date. XDA Re. . . READ ON »
Posted October 18, 2014 at 07:00 am by Jimmy McGee
There are many Camera apps available for Android, some free, some not so free. Sometimes though you want more than just a standard camera app. The sensors are good enough on most devices now days that with the right app, you can do some pretty significant adjustments to your photos. The apps we cover today won’t make you Annie Leibovitz or Ansel Adams, but if you know to turn your phone into landscape mode before you take a picture, these may be of interest to you.
In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer Jared shows off the best 3 Pro Camera Apps. He talks about A Better Camera , Camera FV-5 and HD Camera. So if you wanted to use a pro camera for your Android device, check out this video!. . . READ ON »
Posted October 17, 2014 at 05:00 am by Will Verduzco
Let’s face it–we’re all guilty of screening and selectively answering our phone calls. Heck, most of us have been doing this ever since the advent of caller ID. While some may consider it somewhat disrespectful to only answer calls from a select few, it’s a fact of life that we’re all busy and have limited amounts of time to waste. So why waste it talking to people you would rather avoid?
Luckily, there are plenty of tools available for Android that help keep you free from distractions but allow your most important contacts to reach you when necessary. XDA Forum Member jollz04 recently created one such solution called RingThru, which works by letting you set a default no. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
While most of us are super excited about the Android Lollipop and the new Nexus devices, a few of you might have noticed that Google issued a major update to its Androidify app. This small, yet cool application allows you to create funny avatars that are used by many XDA members such as Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD.
With this latest update, Androidify has become quite a different application. There are a sheer number of sharing tools that can be used to promote your avatar. If you are lucky, your small guy can take part in a Google commercial or be a face on a billboard.
Here’s a full changelog of the app:
- Pick a move and watch your Android character laugh, dance, cheer, rock out, or all sorts of other m