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XenoAmp Updated to Support ViPER Audio’s New External API

A little over a year ago, we briefly talked about the then-new replacement media player XenoAmp by XDA Senior Member ssuukk. In fact, we liked XenoAmp so much that we even put in on our Holiday Guide 2012 apps list. The player has amassed a loyal following, thanks in part to its fantastic and unique UI, which is seemingly...

Samsung Posts Android 4.3 Kernel Source for the Galaxy S 4

Ever since the Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) update was released for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, we knew it wouldn't be long for the kernel source would follow. Now, one week later, Samsung has uploaded the GPL-mandated kernel source files for the XXUEMJ5 update for the GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 models. Naturally, this means little to end users. But if...

Event Recap: What Happened at Big Android BBQ 2013? – XDA Developer TV

If you’ve been watching over the past couple weeks, you know that a lot of fun and excitement happened at this year’s big Android BBQ in Texas. To start, the OmniROM project was announced. Our friend XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was there talking to people and capturing the events. So if you missed it,...

Bootloops on Your Galaxy S 4 After Manually Flashing 4.3?

A little under a week ago, we talked about how Android 4.3 (I9505XXUEMJ5) was starting to roll out for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Thankfully for those averse to waiting, XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab mirrored the update and gave users instructions on how to use Odin to flash the ROM image. Unfortunately though, some users updating from Android 4.2.2-based...

Preparing for CASUAL Development

Not too long ago, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Adam Outler launched the CASUAL-Dev website. The site's goal was to help other developers make use of CASUAL, or Cross-platform Android Scripting Unified Auxiliary Loader, as a launching platform for future development work. At launch, Adam's site mainly described how to use the CASCADE IDE to create a CASPAC (CASUAL Package...

Easily Replace the Default Holo UI Background Images

Starting with Holo UI's debut in Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola Xoom, Google has made great strides in bringing top-notch UI design to the platform. Better typography, flat design, and a chromeless (but still pretty) look are all now relatively commonplace thanks largely in part to Matias Duarte's handiwork. One aspect that hasn't changed much...

WSM Tools Brings Impressive Customization to MIUI V5

Not too long ago, XDA Recognized Developer rovo89's Xposed Framework (thread) was updated to add support for several new platforms. Among those to benefit were MIUI users. With version 2.3, anyone running a MIUI ROM based on Android 4.0 or later could access the almost endless tweaks housed within the hundreds of Xposed modules currently available. Naturally, however, not every...

Android App Review: Better App Switching with Switchr – XDA Developer TV

Many of us have been using computers longer than we can remember. The dominant operating system for the longest time was Windows, and one thing Windows gave us was quick program switching with Alt+Tab. Wouldn't it be nice to quickly swap apps on your Android phone with a live preview of the app you are...

Touchcontrol Updated to Support Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013)

We first talked about Slide2wake with Touchcontrol in June of last year. Back then, the app only supported the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and many users wanted this functionality extended to other devices. XDA Recognized Developer bponury released a substantial update to his Touchcontrol app, adding support for the Nexus 4  and the Nexus 7 (2013) as well. The update also brings new...

Ultimate Dynamic NavBar Given Substantial Overhaul

Back in June, we took a quick look at Ultimate Dynamic NavBar by XDA Senior Member MrBIMC. The application was originally created to solve one of the most common complaints with the on-screen navigation bars most prominently seen on Google Nexus devices. The app was created to replace the ever present on-screen navigation bar with a panel...

Play Store 4.4.21 Update Brings Slide-Out Navigation Drawer

Earlier today, Google started rolling out a significant update to its Play Store app. The updated carries a version number seemingly intended to troll us, coming in at version 4.4.21 and replacing the previous 4.3.11 version. So what's new in this Play Store update? So far, we haven't noticed any chances with regards to functionality. Rather,...

Quickly Change from One App to Another with APPoint

When we use our devices these days, we look for ease of access to our data, and a high level of responsiveness when we try to access said information. Here at XDA, we have seen numerous options when it comes to launching apps quickly and switching between them.We have introduced you to floating navigational buttons and floating...