Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
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In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food. Contact: [email protected]

Solid Explorer Is Now Optimized For Android TV And Chrome OS

In the years since it was released, Solid Explorer has built its reputation as one of the top file managers available for Android. It was installed over a million times and has a rating of 4.6 in Google Play Store. The popular file manager has finally made its way to Android TV and Chrome OS. Usually,...

500 Firepaper will stop working on June 15th as 500px closes down API

Those of you who love having a random, but always great wallpaper, have surely heard about 500 Firepaper. It's an application that was created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire and it has been changing the look of many Android home screens since late 2013. Unfortunately, according to the developer, 500 Firepaper will stop working this...

Pixel Launcher’s “At A Glance” Widget Now Available In the Latest Google App Beta

The Google Pixel launcher that comes pre-installed on Google's devices brings some unique features that usually are ported to other launchers. One of the features called "At a glance" can now be enabled on every Android device via latest beta of Google app. "At a glance" is a useful widget that shows the date and current weather....

The Journey of F2FS and why File Systems Matter: Interview with Stan Dmitriev from Tuxera

File systems aren't discussed on XDA or any other forum all too often. The topic involves a lot of low-level development, so developers prefer to focus on applications, ROMs, or kernels. Nevertheless, the file system is a vital part of every storage. It's the technology that outlines how data in your device's storage is stored...

WireGuard, a Revolutionary VPN Project, Adds Support for Android ROMs

It’s hard to imagine the modern Internet without a VPN. For many years, VPNs have extended private networks across public networks, enabling users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. This consequently has had the effect of allowing users to...

Interview with OmniROM Developers Max Weninger and Jake Whatley – Origins, Custom ROM Development, Tips and More!

Recently I had the pleasure of talking with two OmniROM developers -- Max Weninger (maxwen) and Jake Whatley (Gandalf). OmniROM has been part of the Android development scene for four years now and it offers a distinct and polished Android experience, with a history of introducing excellent features with tons of customization options. Innovation, transparency, community, and freedom are...

One Click Tool to Change the Splash Screen on the HTC U11

The splash screen is one of the first things that every user sees after booting up a device. It generally shows the company logo before going into the device's boot animation. Developers on our HTC U11 forums have managed to create a tool to replace this splash screen for the device. The Universal Splash Screen Flasher...

Jolla Introduces Sailfish X for the Sony Xperia X

Jolla has officially introduced Sailfish X - Sailfish OS for the Sony Xperia X. The company will start pre-selling the system late September, and downloadable images will be available in October. After the Jolla Tablet fiasco, the Finnish company had a difficult time. Preparing for Sailfish X is one of the ways the company is hoping...

Latest L Speed Mod Now Compatible with Android Oreo

L Speed is one of the XDA's most popular mods. The application combines many tweaks to improve a device's performance and it's been available for rooted phones since early 2015. XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor Paget96 has recently released the Android Oreo compatible version of the mod. The developer is actively seeking for Android O users to test...

Galaxy Note 8 Applications For Any Samsung Device Running Nougat

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been officially launched just a few days ago, and the king of phablets comes with a handful of useful updated applications. XDA Senior Member AlexisXDA managed to extract some of these applications and made them available for all Samsung devices running Nougat. This set includes a total of 16 applications that can...

Automate Your Uber / Lyft Driving With A Free App

Uber and Lyft are great alternatives to the traditional taxi system. Many XDA members even work as a driver in either company! Using two applications at the same time can lead to many problems, however. XDA Senior Member ThunderStick managed to find a way to use both applications simultaneously. Additionally, Uber / Lyft Automated Driver offers the following...

Enable Call Recording on the OnePlus 3, 3T, or 5 with a Simple App (Root Required)

Some variants of the OnePlus 3T allow users to record phone calls natively. This feature is unavailable on the global firmware, but developers discovered that you can enable call recording with just one simple build.prop command. XDA Senior Member padlad made this process much easier for the average user by creating an app to automatically enable call recording....