Android App Review: Control That ‘Noyze’ – XDA TV


Recently, we talked about an Xposed Module that allows you to modify the volume bar on your device and put it in the statusbar. However, sometimes you don’t have the Xposed Framework available, or root. Sometimes you want more customization options for your volume control.

XDA Forum Member tombarr offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to customize your volume bar. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Noyze.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: No Map Tips with Google Maps – XDA TV


Many people use their phone as a navigation system. Typically, in car standalone navigation systems tell you to set the destination while the car is not moving. But lets be honest, how many of us do that all the time? To make matters worse, when you are doing it with Google Maps, Google makes you ignore and compete with multiple pop up tool tips.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you hide these potentially dangerous Google Maps tips. XDA Senior Member Kevin M created the No Map Tips module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Don’t Get Down with OBB on Your Internal Memory


Everyday, our devices are getting more and more powerful–so powerful that you can play some serious games like Portal or Asphalt 8: Airborne. The problem with these games is the often require a huge library file for maps, and graphics elements, and these OBB files can take up a big chuck on your on-board storage

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you move these massive files to your huge SD card. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo created the OBB to SD module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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ProtectedApps Keeps Your Private Apps and Data Safe


As much as we would all like, our mobile devices aren’t always quite as private as we would assume. It’s often difficult to prevent others from getting a bit too comfortable with the content stored on our smartphones and tablets when we hand them over for entirely unrelated purposes. After all, it’s likely that most readers will have been in a situation where you needed to hand your device to somebody else to let them take a picture or make a phone call, only to find them browsing your saved pictures or call log afterward.

Luckily, you have quite a few tools at your disposal to prevent casual user snooping. There are various app lockers that we’ve covered here on the XDA Portal, and a new offe. . . READ ON »

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Manage Fonts on Your Android Device with Fonter


Probably one of the most effective ways of changing the overall look of your Android device is by replacing the default font. It’s a seamless process on some desktop operating systems like Windows, which feature the appropriate mechanisms to make a change very easy.

The situation differs a little bit on Android. While changing the system font is relatively easy when your device is rooted (rename the file of the font and put it in appropriate folder), changing the font on a per-application basis requires some additional tools. One of them was recently presented by XDA Forum Member goodevh. Fonter is a font manager that allows you to change the font system-wide and for specific applications. This power. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Modify Your Volume Control


How many screenshots have you seen with a volume status bar in the middle? How often do you wish that your volume statusbar didn’t pop up right in front of your YouTube Video? Well, with the power of the Xposed Module, you have the option of customizing your volume status bar.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you customize the display of your volume statusbar. Xposed Developer niko001 created the StatusbarVolume module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Change the Volume From the Notification Panel with Xposed

Notification Volume

You know, it seems like a lot of the time it’s simply much easier to navigate to my phone’s ‘sound’ settings and manually change the volume of my music rather than actually pressing the physical volume buttons on the side. Maybe because my device is finally showing its age, or I’m just not patient enough, but on many occasions the volume buttons decide not to trigger, or it changes the wrong type of volume at the good part of the song which absolutely needs to be played at the loudest volume. And I’m sure that many of us share similar gripes with our devices. Lucky for us however, XDA Senior Member hamzahrmalik has developed the perfect Xposed module for the job.

Aptly name Notification Volume, the Xposed . . . READ ON »

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Liven up Your Notification Icons by Animating them with LiveIcons


We usually see quite a bit of Android customization in a few select elements of the UI, such as the lock screen, status and navigation bars, and home launcher. However, one of the areas we’ve not seen many people delve into is device animation, particularly with regards to animated notification icons. Perhaps it’s a little too insignificant for anyone to notice, or maybe it just never came across people’s minds, but animated notification icons might be a really fun part of Android customization that no one’s really considered.

With this said, XDA Senior Member hulgo has developed an Xposed module called LiveIcons that animates your Android device’s notification icons. As of right now, the module . . . READ ON »

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Don’t Waste Internal Storage; Keep Obb Files on SD Card with Xposed


Obb is a data file format used by multiple game developers. Data stored in such a format often contains music, videos, and other large files that are downloaded after the APK is installed. This makes the APK smaller and easier for developers to maintain. (Imagine uploading 2 GB file every time when the app gets updated!)

Additional data files are stored in internal storage, which isn’t a perfect situation–especially for owners of devices with external SD card support. The internal storage gets full in very short time, even when it’s big, so it’s a good practice to use the external SD card to keep these obb files. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo came up with an interesting s. . . READ ON »

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