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: eagleeyetom@xda-developers.com

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....

Silence Annoying Work Emails Automatically with Quiet for Gmail

Day in and day out, millions of people around the world are glued to their smartphone screens. Whether it be for work or leisure, our smartphones have become an integral aspect of our lives. But many people are finding it difficult to separate their me-time with their work-time, often responding to work-related emails off the clock....

Add a Brightness Slider to your Status Bar with the “Display Brightness” App

There are millions of applications available in the Google Play Store, so finding new and interesting applications can be an overwhelming task. Adding on to that fact, we also have to consider that many useful applications are not available through the Google Play Store. There's also our own XDA Apps & Games forum, XDA Labs,...

Neatly Display Your Agenda With “Your Calendar Widget”

There are a plethora of available third-party calendar applications available in the Google Play Store, but for those of you looking for a simple application that neatly displays your upcoming events, Your Calendar Widget is a new addition to consider. The application is currently in open beta and so the developer, XDA Forum Member AndroidMash, has released it...