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Use Google Now in any Language

It is no secret that we are an international community here at XDA. With users living in practically every country on earth, it should come as no surprise that not everyone's first language is English. However, not every first party Android app retains full functionality when used on other system languages.\ Unfortunately, Google Now is one...

Floating Pen Window for any App on the Galaxy Note 3

We all love floating apps. From making them to using them for productivity or leisure, they add quite a bit of functionality to the Android experience. When the Galaxy Note 3 launched with its own floating app feature called Pen Window, there was much cause for excitement. After all, what better way is there to...

Xposed Additions Module for More Power and Lock Screen Settings

Switching ROMs from one device to another, you often lose some of the nice little perks that you've familiarized yourself with during your daily usage. Loading an AOSP-derived ROM on a device also means giving up these OEM-specific features and quirks that you may enjoy. When XDA Recognized Contributor dk_zero-cool switched from the HTC One X to the Samsung...

Xposed Framework Backported to Gingerbread

We've talked a considerable amount about XDA Recognized Developer rovo89's powerful Xposed Framework (thread). We've also extensively covered various modules that make use of the framework to deliver various tweaks and modifications simply and easily. Naturally, one of the greatest features of Xposed is that it allows for these modifications to be performed at runtime and in a device- and firmware-agnostic...

Android App Review: Don’t Let the Stock Camera App Hold You Back, Use Focal – XDA Developer TV

The great thing about Android is customization. You can have App that replicate and improve on even core apps and functions on your device. Often times the stock Camera app can leave much to be desired. Google touted their PhotoSphere feature, but not many devices have that functionality. Well a third party camera app can...

Easily Sign APKs and Flashable ZIPs without a PC

If you like to theme or otherwise modify your mobile apps, you have surely had to sign a fair number of APKs in order to then install them to your device. Unfortunately, though, this typically means having to use your PC. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but if you wish to do a bit...

Simulate the Moto X Touchless Controls with Open Mic+

Aside from Active Notifications, one of the Moto X's coolest features is undoubtedly its touchless controls. Rather than having to first open Google Now before saying the hot word, this can be done anywhere without ever laying a finger on the device. Now thanks to XDA Forum Member RSenG2x, you can have similar functionality on your...

CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

We've written about XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root for various devices in the past. For those just now hearing about CF-Auto-Root for the first time, it's essentially the easiest and quickest way to achieve initial root for your Samsung device, while keeping your newly rooted device as close to stock as possible. And due to the...

Ubuntu Touch Development: Working with the XDA Developers App by Michael Hall – XDA Developer TV

In the past, XDA Developer TV has made videos showing you how to build an Android App. We even made videos showing you how to build a Windows Phone app, back when Windows Phone was new and had a chance. At our first Developer conference Ubuntu Staff Member Michael Hall gave a presentation on Ubuntu...

TWRP Lead Developer Dees_Troy to Speak at Big Android BBQ

With the Big Android BBQ just days away, we thought it would be a good time to let you all in on what is now a not-so-well-known secret: TWRP Lead Developer, and XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Dees_Troy will be giving a presentation at the big event. His talk will be on "Software Architecture and Design." If...

Only Show What You Want Others to See with Gallery Plus

You might just be one of those people with your entire life on your handheld. Because of this, you need to have everything at your disposal with a short move of your arm and a quick swipe of the finger. That said, that is only you. And since you cannot selectively decide what you need...

Android Basics 101: Understanding Wakelocks – XDA Developer TV

The number one issue most people have with their smartphone is battery life---unless of course, it’s the Motorola Droid Maxx or the LG G2. There are many tricks people have to help extend their battery’s life: dim the screen all the way and squinting to read the screen, turning off WiFi when they aren’t at...