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Jimmy McGee · Jul 29, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Blur Your System Notification Panel – XDA Developer TV

Listen, we love innovative applications and modules that expand the functionality of your device. We cover those modules often. However, sometimes you are fine with the functionality you have, and you just want it too look different. So today, we celebrate that desire. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you blur your system UI. XDA Recognized Developer serajr created the Blurred System UI module. TK shows off the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 28, 2014

Change Your Toast Notification Style with XToast

Android uses multiple types of notifications. One of these is known as a “toast notification.” You've no doubt seen toast notifications in the past, where small prompts with a short text line are shown with information such as successfully signing in, and so on. The default toast notifications in Android are far from being pretty. But luckily, there are tools like the great Xposed Framework that can change almost anything in the Android OS. The best thing about Xposed is that all of these changes...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 25, 2014

Rid Yourself of Charging Annoyances with No Wake on Charge Xposed Module

Almost every OEM has skinned and otherwise modified Android to suit its particular needs. Companies like HTC and Sony have changed the default Android UI, added sounds, and modified substantial amounts of built in functionality to suit their own philosophies and commercial agreements. Some of added features are extremely annoying, and are equally difficult to disable. But what can't be done with regular settings menus can generally always be done using Xposed Framework. One of these small annoyances is Android wake on charge. When you...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 22, 2014

Remove Unnecessary WhatsApp Elements with Xposed

In modern life, you can't underestimate the power of the dark side messaging applications like Facebook, Snapchat, or WhatsApp. These apps are used by millions every day, so it's definitely a large user base. If you use WhatsApp just for typing plain text messages without sending selfies or cat images to your friends, or maybe you often misclick selecting the photo or voice record buttons, you might be interesting to try an Xposed module made by XDA Senior Member jayshah. Jayshash's module allows...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 22, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Launch Apps from Your Lock Screen with PINshortcuts – XDA Developer TV

Every Tuesday like clockwork, we talk about an Xposed Module designed to help you make your life easier, more secure, or just more awesomer (yes, I say that is a word).  We’ve showed everything from Heads Up Notification Easter eggs to Deep Sleep Battery Saver, all the way down to PerAppFonts customization. And today will be no different. Here is a module that, perhaps, will make your life easier In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 17, 2014

Blur Your Expanded Notification Panel with Xposed

Unlike Windows Phone or iOS, Android looks quite differently on various devices. OEM skins such as HTC Sense, Samsung TouchWiz, or the lesser known Emotion UI look totally different than barebones AOSP. Clean Android might have lots of fans because of its simplicity, but not everyone is a fan of the default UI. Almost every OS flaw be fixed either by the source amendments or by using Xposed Framework by XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 and his partner in crime Recognized Contributor...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 15, 2014

PINshortcuts Xposed Module Launches Apps by PIN Code

Security in Android (or any mobile device platform) is one of the top priorities for users. Google offers a few ways of protecting your private information and device data. These range from the popular pattern unlock to the old school, yet still functional PIN code. By default the OS asks you to enter a PIN code once the device is powered on. Protecting it with just a single code may not be enough, so third party developers invented a new ways of protection every...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 15, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Heads Up Notifications – XDA Developer TV

Easter Eggs: we all love them and finding them is always a thrill. Whether it be added features or just random silliness, finding treats in a program is invigorating, so imagine how many Android enthusiasts are excited about the heads up notifications feature hidden deep inside KitKat. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you activate the pop up notification panel feature in KitKat. XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG created the Heads...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 13, 2014

Change Your Status Bar Transparency Style with Xposed

The time when the Android status bar was only black, without any transparency is now long since forgotten. With the release of KitKat, Google officially added support for translucent status and navigation bars to the default launcher and system UI, so every application can now use transparency. Android development is evolving, and now most of things can be achieved without changing a line of code in smali. Xposed Framework by XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 is a powerful tool for both users and developers. One of...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 12, 2014

Enhance Your Google Keep Experience with Keep Trash

Google Keep is one of these first party Google apps that has earned very positive feedback from its users. This app plays the role of a virtual notebook, and is loved by many. Unfortunately, Keep isn't perfect. The current model of deleting a note that serves no purpose is quite cumbersome. You need to perform three steps to get rid of it: First, you need to long press the note. Then, you tap on the three-dot overflow menu. Finally, you can select delete. XDA Senior...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 8, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Clean Your Notification Panel – XDA Developer TV

Speaking from personal experience, I know that no matter how hard I try to keep it clean, my Android Notification Tray gets as cluttered and dirty as the change tray in my car. Between the forty different instant messages and emails I get a day and other apps making their presence known, it’s sometimes hard to find stuff in one try. There has get to be a way to suppress those notifications that I don’t want. In this episode of XDA...

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Samantha · Jul 6, 2014

Pimp Out Your LG G3’s UI with G3 TweaksBox

If you're looking for some comprehensive UI customization on your Android device, there’s really not much reason to look further than the Xposed framework. It has enabled extensive customization of the Android UI to be as flexible and convenient as opening up and browsing your favorite app, with modules such as the hugely popular Gravity Box standing testament to this. If however, you own an LG G3 and the current selection of modules are simply not enough to satisfy your customization...

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Faiz Malkani · Jul 6, 2014

Toggle Your Lock Screen When at Home with the No Lock Home Xposed Module

Ding! You have a notification. And another. And another. Unlock your phone and check it--and again and again. But wait, you're at home, there's no danger of anyone snooping on your data or stealing your device, so why is the lock screen needed anyway? Turning it on and off every time you enter or exit your house is unceremoniously monotonous--and if you forget, say goodbye to privacy! Look no further, for XDA Senior Member moneytoo has  just the solution you're...

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Samantha · Jul 5, 2014

Unlock File Type Restrictions for Bluetooth Transfers with Xposed

Bluetooth is one of the most conventional ways we transfer files from one device to another, and this is even more so with the integration of NFC technology in almost every device that’s been released in the past couple of years. And there are good reasons for this too–Bluetooth is convenient, relatively fast, energy efficient, and most important of all, can be found within any tech device of the past 10 years. With all its upsides however, it’s unfortunate that...

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Faiz Malkani · Jul 5, 2014

No. Bad Autocorrect. Don’t Do That.

FDA-developers. No, I meant XDA-Developers. Blame autocorrect. Undoubtedly, all of us have a love-hate relationship with our phone's autocorrect and suggestions engine. At times, it saves us from embarrassing typos, but other times, it smothers us with its over-the-top suggestions--especially for proper nouns and uncommon words. Like FDA XDA. Disabling autocorrect won't work, because it does do a lot of good after all and without it, we'll end up typing nnosense txet. So what can be done? Well, XDA Senior Member theknut saves the...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 5, 2014

Rovo89 Speaks up Regarding ART and Android L Support

If by now you haven't already heard of XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89's fantastic Xposed Framework--well, maybe you're in the wrong place. But for those of us who are well acquainted with this incredibly versatile and powerful tool, there's only one question: When Xposed will gain support for ART runtime, and by proxy, Android L. Two weeks ago when we first learned that the L release would be the first version of Android to remove all traces of Dalvik and make ART...

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Samantha · Jul 4, 2014

Change the System Accent Color of Your Xperia Device Easily with Xposed Module

One major and welcomed addition to the Sony Xperia user interface that came along with the Android 4.3 update was Xperia Themes. This feature allows you to effortlessly change a number of UI elements with custom themes created by the community, one of which includes the system-wide system accent. Normally, the only way to change the color of the system accent is to set a new theme, which may also inadvertently change other aspects of the UI. But if you’d...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 3, 2014

Theftie Helps You Find Your Stolen Device

When a phone or tablet gets stolen, not much can be done. Such situations should not occur, but the world isn't perfect and some people want things for free. When this happens, there are some tools that help you protect your private data and wipe as a last resort. Wiping data and locating your device is not everything that can be done remotely, however. XDA Senior Member leducbao has gone further and created an app that also can be used...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 3, 2014

Make Your Current OS Match the Android L Style with Xposed

Unquestionably, many have grown to like Android L since its official unveiling. Since then, we've seen users come up with random application ports, ringtones, and other goodies from Google's latest work in progress OS. We are all waiting for the official release, so why not give our current OS builds some of L's graphical style? Not too long ago, we talked about a theme that changes your UI to look like that in Android L. Unfortunately, however, this only works on ROMs with CyanogenMod's...

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Faiz Malkani · Jul 2, 2014

Get Your English On with the XDictionary Xposed Module

  We've all likely had the pleasure of coming across words while using our phones that are  beyond our literary grasp, and this can prove to be extremely annoying. The typical solution in such cases is to switch to the browser and quickly Google the word in question, or alternatively, open a dictionary app and look up the word. However, doing so breaks the workflow and isn't very user friendly. For those of using the Xposed Framework, XDA Senior Member perseuso807 has...

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