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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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Jimmy McGee · Mar 3, 2015

True Silent Mode for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 24, 2015

Xposed Modules with Lollipop Support – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last week we talked about how the day has finally come! Xposed now works on Lollipop. Last week we showed you how to install the new Xposed update. Today we take a look at some modules that are working in some capacity on Lollipop. Whether all the features make a return or if they are even needed depends on the modules and Lollipop itself. On today’s XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the updated Gravitybox LP and the...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 17, 2015

Xposed Framework on Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We knew it would happen! The day has finally come! Xposed now works with ART and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yes, this release is still an Alpha and some bugs need to be worked out, but the arduous task of porting Xposed Framework to the new Android Run Time has largely been completed! Naturally, this means that it's time to return to our XDA Xposed Tuesday video series. For our next installment, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the latest version of Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 25, 2014

Top 5 Apps for 2014 + Top Xposed Mod of 2014 – XDA TV

It’s that time of year where you look back and remember the things that happened during the year. You learn from the bad things, and celebrate the good things. It’s been a great year here at XDA TV and we are looking back at some of our favorite items from the year. Tuesday we talked about our Favorite Xposed Mods of 2014, and yesterday we talked about the Top 5 stories and videos from 2014. In this episode, XDA TV...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 23, 2014

Best Xposed Mods of 2014 – XDA TV

The story of the Xposed Framework has been somewhat of a roller coaster. In the beginning of 2014, everyone was excited and making great modules for the framework. Then, Lollipop came around, and Xposed Framework hasn't yet been updated to be compatible. That said, not everyone is running Lollipop yet, and the framework may one day see compatibility on newer OS builds. In honor of this fantastic framework with almost limitless modification possibilities, we would like to look back over...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 16, 2014

Battery History with More Details – XDA TV

When you use your device, there are always little programs in the background that could be sucking up your battery juice. There are many apps out there that can help you see what’s running in the background like WakeLock Detector. However, those apps can give you too much data. Sometimes you just want to go into your native Android battery stats and see all the applications using battery, not just a short list. If you still have access to the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 9, 2014

Screen Dimming to the Next Level – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Auto brightness on some devices is a joke. Even if you control your brightness manually, the dimmest setting is oftentimes still too bright. If you’re in a dark room or area too bright a screen can hurt your eye or be a distraction to others. Don’t be distracting! In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you take your screen dimming to the next level. XDA Forum Member tony78960 created the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 2, 2014

Optimize Your Media Scanner – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve got a lot of file crammed on your device and external SD card--and let’s be honest, who doesn’t--you could be losing precious battery life. The reason is that when your device boots, it has to scan the files to create the Android media store entries. And there is nothing you can do about it. Or is there? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you optimize your media...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 25, 2014

Clean Your Recent Apps – XDA Xposed Tuesday

In this day and age, you have quite a few apps installed and running on your Android device. Sometimes, having a lot of background processes can drain your battery. While the Android system does a good job of trying to maintain those background apps, sometimes it is better to just remove them. There are many ways to do this, but sometimes having an automated process makes it easier. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 18, 2014

Download Status on the Notification Bar – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve ever had to download something on your phone, you know that big files can take a while. Depending on your data coverage, small files might also take a while. So to kill time during a download, you go do other things on your phone. It would be nice if you didn’t have to pull open your notification tray to check the status of your download. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 11, 2014

Control Your Screen On/OFF Animation – XDA TV

Android is about customization. There are what some would consider advanced customizations, such as setting up Tasker Automation. There are also what some would consider basic customizations, like adding Pie Controls to your Chrome browser. Either way, the possibility of choice with Android is great. You can even change the way your screen turns off and on. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you change your screen on and...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 4, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Get Some Pie for Your Chrome

Chrome has become Android’s default browser. As great as Chrome is, it’s still missing some ease-of-use features. Sometimes on our phablet devices, we need two hands to work in Chrome--lest we need to perform an awkward thumb stretch. Because of this, simple Pie Controls would help with navigation. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you enable Pie Controls in your Chrome browser. XDA Forum Member JT5 created the aptly...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 28, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Unlock Your Device Automatically with No Lock Home – XDA TV

It is a very good idea to have a lock screen on your phone. The basic suggestion is to use a PIN code, and there are other options like Pattern and Face Unlock. Using these helps keep your phone and files private from casual snooping and prying eyes. But when you get home, you may not need the hassle. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you disable your lockscreen...

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