You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
The Configurator Makes Many Modifications to Many Phones
Most devices have a plethora of dedicated developers. People who make ROMs, Mods, Tweaks and even Tools. However, some phones aren’t so lucky and don’t get a lot of developer support. In either case, there are still those out there who develop things for everybody.
This is the case with The Configurator. It’s a tool made by XDA Senior Member smokin1337 that can be used on any phone with busybox installed and it can do a great number of things. The features are ridiculous, and some of them can even replace apps you may have already been using. They include:
1. Set CPU Governor
2. Set Max CPU Frequency
3. Set Min CPU Frequency
4. Undervolt CPU (If Available)
5. Multiple Tweaks
6. Enable/Disable Virtuous OC (Developed by rmk40)
7. Configure Virtuous OC
8. Enable/Disable The Configurator
9. Optimize Mounts
10. Enable/Disable SD Read Ahead
11. Backup Apps
12. Restore Apps
13. Backup Configurator Settings
14. Restore Configurator Settings
15. Enable/Disable Cleanup
16. Set I/O Scheduler
More tweaked settings
So, basically, this tool takes all the things any root user should need and bundles them up in a nice, complete package for anyone to use. Based on the dates on the change logs, the application is also well supported so any newly discovered features could make their way to this application as well.
For anyone who wants to try it, you can find it in its original thread along with instructions for use, downloads and update information. As per the norm, users should make complete backups before using or applying anything from the app, just in case something goes wrong!
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.
When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very inventive, and the cycle of rehashed jokes re-surfaces on different products every year or so. This time it was the M9’s turn and it was...