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Get a Taste of Many Different Devices with the Definitive Ported Apps Directory

Ported apps are inherently fun. While shoehorning the Galaxy S 5's stock app suite onto your two-year-old Galaxy S III won't magically turn your aging device into Samsung's latest and greatest, doing so allows you to experience some of the "exclusive" features that newer devices have to offer. Because of that, we frequently see quite...

F2FS Put to the Test Against EXT4

You may recall that earlier this month, we talked about speeding up the original Nexus 7's internal memory by using F2FS. F2FS was created at Samsung early last year for use on Linux-based operating systems. As its name implies, Flash-Friendly File System is a file system designed specifically to cater to the specific characteristics of...

[OTA Captured] Sprint LG G2 Receives Android 4.4.2-Based ZVC Update, Open Source Files Released

Right at the tail end of 2013, the Korean version of the LG G2 started receiving its official OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat. After that, we knew it was only a matter of time before the update would make its way to carrier-branded variants of the device. About two months later, we saw the update...

Perform Simple Calculations on the Fly with Floating Calculator

Imagine that you're in the middle of composing an email on your smartphone or tablet. Suddenly, you realize that you need to quickly verify a calculation before clicking send. Normally, this would require you to return to your launcher (or sidebar launcher), find the appropriate calculator app, perform your calculations, and finally return to your...

Verizon HTC One M8 Rooted, Sense 6 Ported to Evo 4G LTE, Omate SmartWatch Bluetooth Tethering ROM – XDA Developer TV

If you haven't gotten the Android 4.4.2 KitKat over the air update for your HTC One Max, we have a mirror! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that Jcase and beaups have rooted the...

Automatically Enable Airplane Mode when You Lose Signal

There are few things more annoying than losing network connectivity on our supposedly always connected mobile devices. But one thing that definitely is worse is losing connectivity, and then subsequently draining your battery as a result of the lost connection. Unfortunately, this is all too common for those of us who frequently travel to rural...

Xperia Z2 Calendar Ported to All Android 4.0+ Devices

Sony's new flagship Xperia Z2 was released late last month at MWC in Barcelona. Improving on its predecessor in every aspect that counts, the Z2 is quite the tempting proposition for those looking for a new high-end device in early 2014. Earlier this month, XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD provided a firmware dump for Sony's latest flagship. While this was obviously not intended...

Want to Run Some of the Sense 6 Apps on Your Non-HTC Device?

Although it was briefly caught on camera a couple weeks earlier, HTC Sense 6 was officially unveiled to the world five days ago alongside the newly released HTC One M8 (2014). HTC's Sixth Sense (sorry, had to) was then ported to various devices, including the HTC EVO 4G LTE, but not everyone wants to run...

Complex Numbers App Makes the Imaginary Seem More Tangible

It's not quite back-to-school time anymore, and not many people deal with complex numbers on a day to day basis. But if you're a student or engineer, it never hurts to incorporate a new tool to streamline your tasks. XDA Forum Member WeissenbornC recently created an app to help you work with complex numbers more easily. The app...

Simplify Your Home Screen with Crescendo

It's reasonable to go out on a limb and assume that most of our readers have at least 50 apps installed on their mobile devices. Because of this, we often turn to sidebar launcher apps such as the recently updated SideControl to make all of these apps easier to launch. But sometimes, instead of making apps...

Draw Your Own Clock Widget with DrawTime

Widgets are some of the most useful staples of our Android home screens. They're also perhaps the biggest differentiation we have to set our devices apart from the generic grid of icons found on iDevices. Widgets come in all shapes and sizes, and there are options to handle pretty much every task imaginable. Since most of...

SideCuts Becomes SideControl, Gains Many New Features

Not too long ago, we featured an innovative quick access shortcut bar by XDA Forum Member Jawomo called SideCuts. In the time since, the sidebar launcher has donned a new name, SideControl, and it has been rewritten to incorporate several new and important features. But with so many fantastic sidebar launchers available, is SideControl worthy of its...