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Xposed Framework 2.4 Exits Beta, Brings Official KitKat Support and Bug Fixes

A little under a week ago, we covered the release of Xposed Framework 2.4 beta. For those just tuning in, 2.4 beta brought one very major change: support for Android 4.4 KitKat. Now just a few days later, XDA Recognized Developer rovo89 has taken 2.4 out of beta and into official circulation. In addition to bringing official support...

Google Nexus Devices Vulnerable to DoS Attacks, Protect Yourself with Simple App

Due to their expedient updates and lack of potentially vulnerable carrier and OEM addons, Nexus devices are considered to be among the safest Android devices. Being certified by Google mean a lot, but everything has some vulnerabilities, and newest Nexus devices are no exemption.According to Romanian security researcher Bogdan Alecu, the Nexus lineup is vulnerable...

HTC One Developer and Unlocked Models Now Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat!

Although it may seem like only yesterday, Android 4.4 KitKat was officially launched an entire month ago, alongside the release of the highly anticipated Google Nexus 5. Since then, we've seen copious amounts of work to bring these KitKat goodies over to older devices. Most of this effort has come in the form of unofficial ports,...

Add Screen Recording to Your KitKat Project ROM

Native screen recording is one of the new features of Android 4.4. Google finally decided to give its users the ability to capture a video of the contents of their screens. This is very useful in various situations, such as presenting a new feature or simply demonstration some instructions. Unfortunately, the ADB command to do this is...

Floating Music Controls with Beat Player

A device's music player is one of the most important apps for almost everyone. This is because most of us love music and listen to it on various mobile devices and in various places. However, finding a good, free player is not an easy task. And finding a free and innovative player is almost impossible. XDA...

Bring Back Battery Statistics on KitKat with Xposed Module

Android 4.4 has been quite a hot topic for the last four weeks. Many of you already have it on your devices in the form of an official update or unofficial port. It brought a lot of improvements, but also made few previous features unavailable. One of these was the ability for non-system applications to...

Give Your Battery Some Extra Life with OnePowerGuard Pro

Since the beginning of Android, hardware changes have been easy to notice. Quad- and octa-core devices are nothing unusual now, and RAM and storage capacities make phones as powerful as some traditional PCs in certain respects. Unfortunately, they all have one major weakness: battery life. Even the biggest batteries still last a day or two...

Get News Fast with NewsJet

The tempo of life is incredibly fast nowadays. Having to keep pace and an overall lack of time are main reasons why people use news feed readers. Information needs to be extremely fast and reliable... fast like a jet. Many of you browse various news sites to get information about politics, technology, and sports. Browsing when...

Countdown to Your Favorite Events with this Simple Countdown App

Big events in life hold a strong meaning to us. And when we plan such events, we start counting the days and minutes.You may remember XDA Senior Member  MOST2K2's application APPoint. Now, he brings us another productivity tool---this time in the form of a simple, yet customizable countdown widget that can be placed on your home screens.As...

Android App Review: 1-2-3 Draw Your Number with Draw2Dial – XDA Developer TV

Smartphones are smart because they are more than just phones, but let us not forget that they are indeed phones. You can use them to make calls. If you are the type of person who makes a lot of calls to a certain group of contacts or you just want to dial with swag, we...

Happy Thanksgiving from XDA-Developers!

For those of you celebrating, we here at XDA-Developers would like to take a minute to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're spending the Holiday with a large group of friends and family or you're relishing the company of a select few, we hope you have a grand time full of ROMs, kernels, device...

OmniROM Nightlies Launched: 15 Devices, New Features

At this year's Big Android Barbeque, a new player in the multi-device custom ROM world was announced. This was of course OmniROM, an open source project created by some of the greats in the Android development world such as XDA Senior Recognized Developers Xplodwild, Chainfire, Dees_Troy, and others.Over the last few weeks, we've seen Android 4.4-based OmniROM builds appear...