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Best Google Nexus 6 Mods – XDA TV

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The Google Nexus 6 is finally landing more and more people’s hands. That of course means that more and more developers have gotten hands on the Nexus 6. Recently we showed you how to rooted it. So what do you do next?

In this video XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and modifications that he’s installed on his Nexus 6. Check out these mods to give you an answer to the question of “what to do now.” These suggestions include the Nexus 6 Notification LED, Double Tap to Unlock, Switch Pro Widget and Viper4Android. There are many other mods mentioned as well. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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Top 5 LG G3 MODs – XDA Developer TV

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The LG G3 has been LG’s breakout hit of the summer. Using their knowledge from building some Nexus Devices and improving on the LG G2, the G3 is a beast right out of the box! However here at XDA, we are never completely satisfied with a stock device. While our review of the device shows off the stock features, there is always more you can do with your LG G3.

In today’s episode,  XDA Developer TV Newcomer Jared shows off the Top 5 LG G3 MODs. He talks about 5 Mods, that in no particular order that really help expand your LG G3’s capabilities. Jared talks about a lock screen mod, a camera mod, thermal mods, a split view mod, and Xposed Tweaksbox Module. So if you wanted to see what these MODs offer and . . . READ ON »

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“Transform” Your Xperia into an Xperia M2 in Just a Few Steps

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Sony’s Timescape UI is one of the most eye-pleasing custom Android interfaces currently available. Many consider it to be elegant and minimal, which has lead to it amassing quite a following of fans. Not too long ago at MWC this past year, Sony announced the Xperia M2, a mid-range device with development that is just now starting to flourish. And now, you can enjoy some of the M2 goodies on other devices.

XDA Senior Member xperiaz2 ported the M2’s System UI to other Sony devices running Android 4.3, and added fonts from its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z2. And given that the majority of Sony devices are now running 4.3 thanks to recent update pushes, quite a few Xperias can get . . . READ ON »

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Add a Quick Launch Panel to Your ROM with a Smali Modification

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The panel that is available when you drag down your status bar differs in almost every custom build of Android. It’s different in Sony or Samsung ROMs, not to mention AOSP and AOSP-derived ROMs. This panel is frequently used to toggle device features like WiFi, GPS, and ringer mode. Needless to say, these settings can be changed, and we don’t need Xposed Framework this time thanks to a little smali editing.

Those of you running Samsung devices may be familiary with 3Minit Mod by XDA Recognized Contributor gharrington. The developer was kind enough to share the source code with users, and now 3Minit can be used on other devices. With this modification you gain a quick launch panel, which adds a possib. . . READ ON »

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Change Your Battery Stats Color with a Smali Modification

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Holo UI has become an integral part of Android ever since the the launch of version 3.0 Honeycomb. Its visual styling has earned quite a few fans, as well as many who actually dislike it. A few days ago, we talked about the Holofication Nation project, where developers are transforming well known applications to better fit the Holo style. Now it’s time to continue this journey and further ‘Holo-ify’ your device.

Your battery stats readout is one of the last places in Android’s UI that hasn’t yet been touched by the Holo magic. But with a small amount of work, you can change this state. XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor iamareebjamal posted a guide describing the process of . . . READ ON »

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Add the Jelly Bean Easter Egg to Your Favorite Gingerbread or ICS ROM

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The Android dev team has a sense of humor, and has put several funny easter eggs into their code. Probably the best known easter egg is the “hidden” pseudo-game in the About Phone section. Tapping on the Android version several times launches a screen with Jelly Beans, KitKats, or other funny stuff. Now, you can port these little mini games to other Android versions.

XDA Recognized Contributor iamareebjamal wrote a guide for Gingerbread devices, and explained what needs to be done to swap the standard easter egg screen with the one from Jelly Bean. This can be done by using reverse engineering tools like APKTool and derivatives.

The process of adding in the easter egg is pretty straightforward. You need t. . . 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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Bring Back Facebook Contact Sync with a Flashable Mod

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If you’ve been on Android for 2 years or perhaps even shorter, you might remember that in Gingerbread you could sync contacts with Facebook. For unknown (mostly security) reasons, it has since been removed. It was quite nice for Facebook users, as your contacts always had updated photos without the need for any third-party applications. But then Google did what it did, and developers here on XDA used their amazing skills to bring this good back to our devices.

XDA Forum Member cuadedanh created a mod to bring back Facebook sync to CyanogenMod 10, 10.1, and 10.2; PAC; and possibly other custom ROMs. The update comes in the form of a flashable update.zip, which you apply from a custom recovery. Needless to . . . READ ON »

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Improve Photos on LG G2 Photos with Jishnu’s Camera Mod

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The flagship LG G2 was released not too long ago. Powerful hardware—almost identical to its younger sibling, the Google Nexus 5—places G2 in the top league of Android devices. But while the G2 packs great camera hardware, the stock camera software is a bit less than ideal.

A camera mod released by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™ improves the photo quality significantly. For example, the stock camera app shoots video at 14 FPS in low light, which results in a choppy picture. After the mod, the framerate is back at 30.

Increased low light video FPS is just one of the many improvements. A detailed technical changelog is available in the thread. With this mod, the G2’s camera works lik. . . READ ON »

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