POSTS TAGGED: Xposed
Posted December 16, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 Xposed Framework, we may have a solution for you.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you see more apps in your battery stats. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo created the Battery History XXL module. TK shows off the mod. . . READ ON »
Posted December 9, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 Screen Filter module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Samantha
A lot of users of Windows 8 were angry when they took away the classic Start Menu and replaced it with the more touchscreen friendly “Modern UI” start screen. Demand for the return of the Start Menu has been so strong that there are numerous programs out there that recaptures this element of the UI, and in fact, has forced Microsoft to bring it back in a future Windows OS update. Now it seems like there are some folks who like it so much that they’ve brought it over to Android.
XDA Senior Member leducbao has managed to develop an Xposed module called TaskBar that enables a task bar and start menu very much like those seen in Windows OS to run on your Android device. Once downloaded and enabled, the module ins. . . READ ON »
Posted December 2, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 scanner. XDA Senior Member thomashofmann created the Xposed Media Scanner Optimizer module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 1, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Samantha
Although it’s demonstrably insecure by its very nature, Snapchat can be a really fun way of communicating with your friends. While those immensely ugly faces that you make in front of the camera can technically last beyond those 10 seconds if you use an aftermarket client or any number of other methods to preserve the data, most casual users don’t do this so it’s kind of like the self destructing tapes used as plot elements in various movies. But when there are a lot of friends who need to see your ugly selfie, it can be pretty annoying and tedious to have to individually select every friend on your list to send your Snapchat to.
Posted November 25, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 an Xposed Module that automatically cleans your recent apps from your memory. XDA Senior Member safet.me created the Recent App Cleaner module. TK shows off the module and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 Xposed Module that shows a visual download completion indicator on your notification bar. XDA Recognized Contributor C3C076 created the Statusbar Download Progress module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted November 17, 2014 at 12:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Typically, all media files housed on your external storage are scanned upon boot. The service that does that is called Media Scanner, which saves its output in Media Store. Android’s developers have tried hard to optimize it, but Media Scanner is still a service that drains battery quite effectively for the first few minutes following a reboot.
The Media Scanner service itself doesn’t offer a preferences menu, and it runs in background so you can’t control it. Well, you can’t do so easily without the Xposed Framework. XDA Forum Member thomashofmann decided to address the issues with Media Scanner by creating a module that provides quite a few tweaks. With this module, you can e. . . READ ON »
Posted November 15, 2014 at 07:00 pm by GermainZ
Most download operations use the standard Android download manager, which provides developers with a robust and reliable solution. A few popular examples that make use of it include the Play Store, Chrome and the Xposed Installer. (If you’re curious, the “Downloads” app on your phone provides an interface for viewing files that have been downloaded using the Android download manager.)
If you want to view the progress of an ongoing download, you’d usually have to pull down the notification bar to do so. This can be distracting, and causes the current activity to lose focus (especially noticeable if you’re playing a quick game while waiting for your download to complete). F. . . READ ON »