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Will Verduzco · Sep 14, 2013

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 the parameters yourself. To bring a cohesive and integrated theming experience, XDA Senior Member FemBlack has created XblastTools. The modification comes in the form of an Xposed module,...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 8, 2013

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 moved on to devices with more internal storage that I can ever dream of filling, not everyone has a recent device. Plus, you never know...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 1, 2013

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 as disabling its module and uninstalling the application. However, there's room for a few additional tweaks in even the mighty Xposed Framework. XDA Forum Member WisdomSky created...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 1, 2013

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 functionality when necessary with the appropriate add-on application. XDA Forum Member leducbao aims to make multitasking more efficient with his application Sidebar Plus. Currently in its first...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 21, 2013

Bask in OCD Delight with SD Maid System Cleaning Tool

As we all already know, not all applications play nicely with a user's internal storage. Furthermore, there are tons of additional waste files on most users' internal storage thanks to bug reports, unneeded log files, and more---and let's not get started on files and folders such as thumbs.db and .DS_Store left by our desktop operating systems after mounting our mobile devices. Thankfully, XDA Recognized Developer Dark3n has done something about this problem, after getting some inspiration from a thread in which a user...

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Conan Troutman · May 8, 2013

Say Goodbye to Custom “Stock” Roms and Hello to Xposed Framework

Every so often, an OEM will do things right. Well, nearly right anyway---right enough at least for their stock ROMS to only need some minor tweaks before they are almost perfect. More often than not though, these tweaks are things that can be tricky to implement for the average user---a user who will often find himself looking to install a custom ROM that is pretty close to stock with these desired tweaks added in. Usually that means downloading a pretty...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 26, 2013

TWRP 2.4.2.0 Comes Loaded with Extra Sauce

Last month, we brought you news about Team Win's baby, the recovery known as TWRP. Back then, it had been just updated to version 2.4 and it included a bunch of new features and stability improvements. Everyone was happy, but as the old saying goes, there is always room for improvement. So with that in mind, and considering that our devs do not like to sit still, the recovery created by XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and team has kept evolving. The newest...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 25, 2013

Android Beam Capable File Manager – Introducing File Beam

Android 4.1 brought quite a few surprises, improvements, and extensions in functionality since it was introduced last year. Needless to say, many of the OS's features require hardware elements, such as NFC and Beam functionality. The concept is simple and it works quite well. However, the implementation of this on Google's AOSP as well as manufacturer's variants is limited to a few things such as pictures or video. Having said that, there is more to life than just sharing visual...

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