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Google Nexus 5 Leaked on Play Store, International HTC One S-Off Available – XDA Developer TV

The Google Nexus 5 mistakenly appears on the Play Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting that Ubuntu Touch is officially available for the Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and an article on...

Easily Change Your Notification Shade Background Image

The notification shade in stock Android practically epitomizes the ideals of simplicity and form following function. While this is ideal for the vast majority of users, some would prefer to extend some customization love to here as well.  With this in mind, XDA Senior Member ernest33 created a simple modification that allows you to easily change your...

Odex Your ROMs Quickly and Easily Directly from Your Device

As our mobile devices grow faster and faster with each passing generation, more people opt for the convenience and ease of customization of deodexed ROMs rather than the (theoretical) speed advantages of odexed ROMs. While we aren't here to debate the merits of either stance, some people still prefer to use Odexed ROMs. That said,...

Get Back Pre-4.2 Airplane Mode Functionality via Xposed

If you're running Android 4.2 or 4.3, you will have likely noticed that airplane mode doesn't exactly work in the same way that it used to work on 4.1 and below. This leads to applications either being unable to directly enable or disable airplane mode from within the app or a notice stating why airplane...

Jordan Interviews Tha Phlash – XDA Developer TV

This year's Big Android BBQ was a great event. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was in attendance, and you have already seen him interview XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD and Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy (interview). However, these were not the only people Jordan interviewed. In today's episode, Jordan interviews the artist and personality that is ThaPHLASH. Tha Phlash is a...

Antigravity Tetrix Puts New Spin on an Old Classic

Whether you grew up playing the game on Gameboy and NES in the late 80s / early 90s, or if you're part of the younger crowd who played the game on a TI graphing calculator, nothing was quite like Tetris. The game, which was first released in 1984, quickly became an iconic hallmark of a...

Discover and Edit Wallpapers with WallBox

When setting out to edit a mobile device wallpaper, most people will turn to desktop-based image editing software such as Photoshop and Gimp. While it's possible to perform edits in mobile editing apps, most solutions are a bit too cumbersome or slow to use for simple changes. That said, unless you're creating a new wallpaper...

Dees_Troy Talks about Software Architecture at this Year’s Big Android BBQ – XDA Developer TV

During the BBQ, there were many great events and presentations. You’ve already seen the presentation by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. However, that was not the only presentation by an Elite Recognized Developer from XDA. Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy, also known as Ethan Yonker, gave a presentation as well. For the few who may not recognize...

Developer Interview: Ethan Yonker, a.k.a. Dees_Troy – XDA Developer TV

Before his presentation at this year’s Big Android BBQ, Ethan Yonker (XDA Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy) takes a moment and sits down with XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan for a quick chat. Jordan and Dees_Troy talk about his accomplishments, his projects, and a little about himself. Dees_Troy is the developer responsible for such projects as TWRP (Team...

Knox-Free 4.3 TouchWiz ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Earlier this week, we covered the release of the official I9505XXUEMJ5 update to Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Although technically intended for the German market first, this update could be downloaded and installed manually through Odin using simple instructions by XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab. Although it was possible to update manually, many chose to instead...

Monitor and Restart Killed Apps with KeepRunning

Ordinarily, Android's process lifecycle is a great thing. Rather than allowing apps to keep running indefinitely, the process lifecycle defines what happens to old processes as the system is in need of new memory for newer and more important apps. This behavior is generally a good thing, unless one of the apps that is killed happens...

Rumrunner S-Off Now Working on International HTC One

Not long ago, we wrote about how XDA Recognized Developers beaups and Fuses had achieved S-Off on the Verizon HTC One using their recently developed Rumrunner S-Off. This was much needed for the device, as the Revone S-Off that worked on other devices didn't work on the Verizon part. Adding insult to injury, Verizon quickly closed off the previously working HTC Dev unlock for...