POWERUSER Posts on XDA

Pie Controls for All Devices Froyo Onward

Not too long ago, we featured a couple of Xposed modules aimed at emulating some of Paranoid Android's functionality on other ROMs. The first gives you an experience similar to Paranoid Android's open source Halo interface. The second gives you per-app controls for things like dpi, language, and much more. Due to requirements inherent to...

Generate Nvflash Blobs for Original Nexus 7 and Other Asus Tablets with Flatline

Blob files for Nvidia Tegra-powered Asus devices are incredibly useful. This is because they allow us to easily flash images to our devices using Nvflash at an extremely low level.Given the low level at which APX (Nvflash) mode runs and how this is much more primitive than booting into a standard Android recovery partition, a device...

Automaton Updated with Host of New Features

Not too long ago, we took a look at an app by XDA Senior Member Akshay (Aky) that simulates smart cover functionality. Conceived originally as a smarter method of sleeping and waking your device, the app was quickly re-imagined to incorporate additional features under a new name: Automaton.Since our previous coverage, the developer has been hard at...

Open Source Focal Camera App Appears in Standalone Form

Not too long ago, we talked about the new camera application Focal by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD that made its debut in CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies just a couple of months back. At the time, several community members expressed their wishes for the application to be available in standalone form. Now after an interesting turn of events caused...

Root Functionality added to the Open Source Simple Explorer

Not too long ago, we gave praise to the open source application Simple Explorer. At that time, we noted that the app brought a great user interface and streamlined functionality. We also stated that we were left longing for root functionality. Luckily, however, this was on XDA Senior Member DF1E's list of features to add.Now after...

Open Source Active Display Implementation Added to ChameleonOS

We've given much coverage recently to applications that simulate the  Moto X's Active Notifications functionality on other devices. Since applications already exist to bring this functionality in a non ROM-specific manner, you may be wondering why we would feature a ROM-based solution. Well, when these additions are made to a fully open source ROM, with...

Block Android Intent Broadcasts with ReceiverStop for Xposed

A few days ago, we took a look at an Xposed module by XDA Senior Member defim aimed at allowing users to choose which apps launch at boot. That app works by blocking the BOOT_COMPLETED command. What if you could block other intents from reaching Android's BroadcastReceiver? As it turns out, defim has you covered for this as...

Manage Your Storage Space with the Open Source Mounts2SD

Not too long ago, we featured a brief guide aimed at helping users use Link2SD in order to increase apparent internal memory. The program cited, however, is only one of various options that can connect your /data and /sd-ext paths. Mounts2SD by XDA Recognized Contributor dk_zero-cool accomplishes this, and also provides users with heaps of additional functionality that...

XblastTools for Xposed Brings Plethora of Visual Tweaks

Part of the fun of the Android customization experience is tailoring everything to our liking. Naturally, this extends to visual tweaking with themes, and the like. And if you like to get down and dirty with the options, you probably don't want to settle for any given prepackaged theme, opting instead to select all of...

Guide on Increasing Application Storage with Link2SD

If you're running an older device as your daily driver or are just something of a hoarder, you will have likely run into your storage limits at one point or another. As someone who got his Android start with the Google Nexus One, I know the feeling all too well. And while I have since...

Custom Xposed Installer Offers Additional Tweaking

We've recently talked quite a bit about the fantastic Xposed Framework by XDA Recognized Developer rovo89, along with some help from Recognized Contributor Tungstwenty. The powerful and versatile framework allows users to quickly and easily apply a wide range of modifications. Because modules are installed as APKs rather than flashed through recovery, undoing a modification is as simple...

Improve Your Multitasking with Sidebar Plus

When available time is at a minimum and you're trying to perform tasks as efficiently as possible, multitasking is key. And in order to best do this, it is important to have easy access to your common applications, most often used functions, and relevant information. Luckily the freedom of Android allows us to add this...