Posts From GermainZ

GermainZ
GermainZ

Currently studying for a Master's degree in Computer Science at EPFL, Germain Z. is interested in all things related to technology, mobiles and programming. Previously, he was also a Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer on the XDA forums.

Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

Running Android on a device that was never supposed to support the OS is quite a challenge. But even when you've got that part working, those last ten percent is often the most challenging. This has been exactly the case for the BadaDroid project, which aims to bring Android to Bada (a lesser known OS...

Convert Launcher Themes with Theme Converter

Most Android launchers are extremely customizable, and many users like to experiment with different launcher themes and icon packs to get the perfect look. Some launchers also allow you to pick icons on a per activity basis, which comes in handy when trying to give each page its own style, or if you just want...

Merge Your Battery Indicator and Home Button into One!

The status and navigation bars are probably the most commonly used areas of your device (that is, assuming you have a navigation bar), and they're definitely two of the more heavily customizable parts using Xposed modules. Android 5.0 Lollipop will also bring refreshed navigation and status bars, with new, streamlined shapes for the icons.A new Xposed...

Check Your I/O Usage with Iotop for Android

Ever needed to check the I/O usage of apps? If so, you probably tried searching for an iotop port, a Python script for Linux--only to find none and either write one in a hurry or manually check /proc/ yourself.Luckily for you, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf has written a shell script to replicate...

Shattered Screen? Turn Your Broken Device into a Complete Media Center!

A cracked screen usually means you'll have to spend a hefty amount to make your device usable again. For older devices, it might actually be easier to buy a new one. If this situation sounds familiar, or if you simply have an old device with a shattered screen laying around, XDA Forum Member mailme45 has...

Android L Final API, Updated Preview Images, and Material Design Support Library Now Live!

It's the 17th of October and as previously announced, the Android L/5.0 SDK is finally out, in addition to updated preview images for the Nexus 5 "hammerhead" and the Nexus 7 "razor" (2013).You should be able to get the latest 5.0 SDK from the Android SDK Manager, as usual:Start the Android SDK Manager. In the Tools...

Add Charts to Your Application with HelloCharts

Charts give you a way to represent your data in a clear and concise manner. This becomes even more important on mobile devices, where screen sizes require you to provide your data in a straight forward manner, and users expect a simple representation instead of an overwhelming table.There are several libraries that allow you to...

QuickEdit, a Sleek and Quick Text Editor

If you've worked on a development/design project in the past, you likely found yourself wanting to edit a source file you've been working on, or create a quick one for an idea you've just had. There aren't many text editors on Android that excel at this, but QuickEdit Text Editor by XDA Forum Member rhmsoft...