POSTS TAGGED: Xposed

Sleep Well Thanks to XQuietHours

X Quiet Hours Xposed

The Quiet Hours feature available on certain OEM firmwares and custom ROMs is extremely useful for those who have trouble sleeping. If you have friends spread all over the world, they may (and often do) try to contact you in the middle of the night. Quiet Hours prevents that, and makes your sleep time more efficient. This feature stops your device from playing any sound at preselected hours, primarily for use at night.

While most ROMs available on XDA have Quiet Hours functionality built-in, Paranoid Android and possibly other ROMs still don’t have this handy feature available. XDA Forum Member kimifan316 decided to give Paranoid Android’s users the possibility to use Quie. . . READ ON »

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Disable the APK Installation Screen with Xposed

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Many applications available here on XDA that aren’t available on the Google Play Store. There are usually a few reasons for their absence: Developer accounts cost money, they are too “hacky” to be acceptable on the Play Store, or simply developers don’t want to release their work in the biggest app store for Android. You can find plenty such applications in the various forums we have here.

Unlike some other operating systems, Android allows its users to install applications directly from internal storage. When initializing installation, you are given a screen that shows you every permission used by the app and other important information. Normally, you should be well informe. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Kids Mode for Your Phone – XDA Developer TV

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The greatest thing about technology is its ability to teach and promote personal growth. No one knows this to be truer than the technology enthusiasts who have procreated and have a little mini-them running around. However, sometimes this little spawn gets ahold of your phone, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and they sometimes make changes they should.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you create a kids mode on your phone to protect your device. XDA Senior Member WasseemB created the Kids Mode module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Customize Your Hover Notifications with xHover Xposed Module

xHover Xposed module

One of Android L’s most interesting features is its way of handling notifications, choosing to show a hovering dialog containing them, which you can interact with or swipe away. This allows you to view and interact with notifications without needing to pull down your notification shade and subsequently break your workflow.  However, the source code for this was found in Android 4.4 KitKat and a similar feature was developed by the ParanoidAndroid team and baked into their ROMs.

However, ParanoidAndroid’s Hover feature, despite its ahead-of-its-time nature, lacks any form of customization or tweaks to modify Hover’s attributes. XDA Senior Member xenon92 has a fix for this, in . . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Change YouTube’s Mobile App Starting Screen with YourTube – XDA Developer TV

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Here on XDA Developer TV, we talk about helpful Xposed Modules on our weekly show, XDA Xposed Tuesday. We’ve covered some modules that have everything and the kitchen sink, and those are great, but sometimes the simplest module catches our attention because it solves a singular major annoyance.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you change the starting screen in the YouTube application. XDA Recognized Developer GermainZ created the YourTube module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Change Your Battery Stats Colors without a Smali Mod

Battery Stats Xposed Module

You may recall that earlier this year, we covered a simple Smai modification by XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor iamareebjamal that allowed users to change their battery stats color with a simple Smali modification. Such a modification isn’t exactly groundbreaking, as it just changes the way a certain (though often used) Settings page looks. However, as Google and OEMs place an increasing emphasis on UI styling, customizing a page’s look is more valuable than ever.

Let’s say that you wanted to go ahead and apply the modification listed above. Unfortunately, the guide only showed users how to do this through a Smali modification. While the modification itself isn’t . . . READ ON »

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Great XDA Mods for Your Sony Xperia Z2 – XDA Developer TV

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The Sony Xperia Z2 has been out for a while, and if you own this device, you’ve probably gone through the various phases inherent to getting a new device. You’ve watched reviews on the device, you’ve purchased it, and you’ve even rooted it. So what do you do next?

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK presents some applications and Xposed mods that he’s installed on his Sony Xperia Z2. Check out these mods to give you an answer to the question of “what to do now.” These suggestions include OK Google for Third Party Launchers, GEM Xperia Launcher Tweaks, Advanced Power Menu, and 20MP Superior Auto. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Statusbar Gestures – XDA Developer TV

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In this day and age, pressing the power button to turn off your phone is old hat. The LG G2 brought the knock to wake feature and the LG G3 expanded on that! The idea of gestures doing things on your phone is nothing new, but some versions of Android just don’t have the customizability you’d like.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you to add various gestures to your Statusbar. XDA Forum Member MythosXe created the Statusbar Gestures module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Improve Landscape Typing by Disabling the Full Screen Keyboard

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Landscape orientation typing was all the rage a few years ago, back when phones had slide-out, physical keyboards. These devices also weighed a ton, so they quickly fell out of favor. However, this form of text input can sometimes prove to be more efficient, whether its because two handed typing feels natural with the increased width, or because you can’t seem to press a key without pressing the adjoining ones too when in portrait mode.

Sure enough, when Android came of age, landscape typing gained a foothold among various users, but all was not well with the world. Android keyboards, when operated in landscape orientation, have an unfathomable tendency to take up the full height of the screen, breaki. . . READ ON »

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