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Jimmy McGee · Jul 28, 2015

How Strong Is Your Connection? – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Everyone is always talking about their bars. How many bars of WiFi do they have? How many bars of 4G? What does a bar really represent? Does it give you any indication of the “strength” of the signal? Does it give you the throughput? If you had this information, you could know more about your data connections. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you the ability to put certain...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 21, 2015

Take Control with Action Widgets – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Our smart devices do so much, but those awesome features at times come with draw backs. Things like WiFi or Bluetooth eat up your battery.  Other items like flashlight or other neat settings are buried so deep, by the time you find them the desire has passed. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a customizable quick access widget for these actions? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 14, 2015

Wanam Kit for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

It has been a few months since the Xposed Framework became compatible with Android Lollipop. More and more different Xposed Modules are moving towards being compatible for Lollipop. A popular combination pack of modules is known as Wanam. The Wanam Kit is for AOSP like ROMs and gives you many different tweaks in one convenient package. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you many different tweaks for your device....

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 7, 2015

How to Lock and Protect Your Apps – XDA Xposed Tuesday

The smartphone revolution has passed. Everybody has mobile apps. Some of these apps have access to very important information. Your mobile banking app gives you access to your money. Your Dropbox app could hold your secret plans to world domination. These apps should have greater protection than your Trivia Crack game. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to control access to your apps. XDA Senior Member defim created...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 30, 2015

Make Your Network Smart – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We rave about the features and abilities of our smartphones. However, in order for the device to be so smart, there is a lot of items running in the background. Running all these processes behind the curtain can impact battery life. If you can control how often something runs in the background, you may be able to get some more battery life out of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 23, 2015

XHangouts to Customize the Look – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Most of us here at XDA use Hangouts on a regular basis. Unfortunately, that’s not because Hangouts is the best, most customizable chat program. Google tells you what to like about Hangouts and doesn’t make it easy for you to change that. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the look and feel of Hangouts. XDA Recognized Developer Kevin M created the XHangouts module. We’ve reviewed XHangouts...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 16, 2015

XBridge for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

On your device you get a lot of notifications. Usually, all you can do with a notification or an entry in the recent applications screen is open the app. Some notifications have other options, but sometimes we want more options on what to do with the notifications. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you better control notification actions. XDA Forum Member lj3lj3 created the XBridge module. TK shows off the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 9, 2015

Scroll Me Up and Down– XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve ever been scrolling through a list or reading a long article, you have endured the long arduous task of scrolling to the top again. Sometimes you wish you could just tap the top of the screen and get to the top of the page again. What if you could tap to get to the bottom too? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to quickly scroll through...

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Jimmy McGee · May 26, 2015

XPrivacy for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Have you ever been on the Google Play Store and saw an app that you wanted to try, but the sheer amount of permissions put you off? Why does a LED Color app need access to my calendar? Sometimes app developers tell you that it’s because of the ads. However, other times, apps don’t explain why they are spying on your text messages. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables...

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Jimmy McGee · May 19, 2015

Change Battery Saver Warning Color – XDA Xposed Tuesday

With all the tasks we ask of our smartphones, sometimes there isn’t enough battery to get through the day. That’s alright because Lollipop has a battery saver mode. When you are on that mode the notification bars change to orange. What if you want a different color? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the battery saver warning color. XDA Forum Member TheFragen created the module Remove...

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Jimmy McGee · May 12, 2015

Android 5.1 and Xposed – XDA Xposed Tuesday

It was not too long ago that Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop came out. However, Google quickly patched some of the ways Xposed worked with Andorid 5.1. Well, that didn’t stop the Xposed train, as there has been people hard at work making it work with 5.1, and the Super Alpha is here. On this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the latest Xposed Installer on Android 5.1 Lollipop. XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 created...

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Jimmy McGee · May 5, 2015

Android System WebView Update – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android Webview is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. Google released a security update for the pre-installed feature, but didn’t take effect on many AOSP based ROMs. However, there is no need to fear, an Xposed Module is here. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables the update on AOSP based ROMs. Xposed Developer PeterCxy created the WebViewGoogle module. TK shows off...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 28, 2015

Xposed Modules to Modify Email – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Even though we have Dropbox and other ways to share files, people still want to send files by email. Some Email apps on your Android device have a limit on file sizes. These limits are often lower that the emails servers limits. Why can’t you attach to the limit set by your server? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews a couple Xposed Modules that removed the file size limit of the email client. Today...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 21, 2015

Google Play Music Customizations – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds some customization options into Google Play Music. XDA Senior Member Maxr1998 offers...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 14, 2015

ChromePie for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

One of the great features of Android is the Pie Control menus you can get with Xposed modules and other manners. To get the Pie controls in Chrome there was a module called ChromePie. ChromePie didn’t work with Android 5.x Lollipop, until now. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the pie controls to Chrome. XDA Forum Member JT5 offers up the ChromePie module. TK shows off the module and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 7, 2015

Swipeback2 – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Everyday, more and more modules for the Xposed Framework are being updated to support Lollipop. Some of these Xposed Modules are background fixes and tweaks. While others offer expanded customizability and control of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the ability to control your device with a swipe gesture. XDA Senior Member PeterCxy offers up the Swipeback2 module. TK shows off the module and gives his thoughts,...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 31, 2015

Fix Lollipop Memory Leak – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Unfortunately there was a memory leak in Android 5.0.x Lollipop. Thankfully it was fixed in Android 5.1. However, at the time of this video Xposed Framework doesn’t have Android 5.1 support. So you are faced with a choice of fixing the memory leak or running your Xposed Modules. Or are you? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the Android 5.1 memory fix to pre 5.1 Lollipop devices. The module...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 24, 2015

Lollipop Lock Screen Mods – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced features into the system better. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds more clip board...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 17, 2015

Native Clip Board – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced features into the system better. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds more clip board...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 10, 2015

Xposed Installer Alpha 2 & More – XDA Xposed Tuesday

The Xposed Framework on Android 5.0 Lollipop is getting closer and closer to a final release. When that will happen, no one is quite sure. But, the alphas are flowing and the bugs are being worked out. Fear not Samsung TouchWiz users, there is always hope that someday Xposed will work on your device again. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you watch a video in a pop up...

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