SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Xposed Module Brings Back App Ops on Android 4.4.2 to Give Your Control of Your Application Permissions
Just yesterday, we talked about some changes to the Android 4.4.2 source code reported by our colleagues at FunkyAndroid. One of the most significant changes was the removal of App Ops, a very handy utility to manage application permissions. Google Framework Engineer Dianne Hackborn stated that hiding it was intentional, as the utility was meant for internal use only by Google for debugging.
While originally intended for internal use, App Ops was quite loved by many XDA users who simply like to have everything under control. Luckily, XDA Forum Member caspase decided to use his programming skills by creating an Xposed Frameworks module to bring App Ops back to Android 4.4.2!
The developer describes his work as a quick and dirty hack that enables the :android:show_fragment, as well as adds the option back to the settings application. Getting into more technical language, this module reverts this commit in Settings repository. Caspase also integrated his changes into Settings app, so an external launcher is no longer required to bring back App Ops to the newest KitKat version.
To use this module, your device must be rooted and Xposed Framework for Android 4.4 must be installed. You can find more information about changes, as well as the module itself, in the original thread.
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Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.
ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...