Posts From Haroon Q. Raja

Haroon Q. Raja
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Silent Camera Mod Disables Shutter Sound for Android 4+ Devices

Ever found yourself in a situation where you want to take pictures, but don't want it to make any sound? And no, we are not talking about spying on others. Rather, we are talking about scenarios such as capturing priceless moments of your kids or pets doing something interesting, where the shutter sound would distract...

Access Notifications from a Full Screen Launcher with NotificationBrowser

If you have ever used a full-screen launcher on your Android device, the first thing you likely missed was easy access to the notification shade. Android has a very elaborate notification system, and not having easy access from the home screen can make one feel a bit handicapped. While full-screen launchers typically offer alternate means...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets Android 4.2.1 in Unofficial CM 10.1 Nightly

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was one of Samsung's flagship Honeycomb devices, but with the latest focus being on Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1, the device seems to have fallen out of favor in Sammy's court. Not so here at XDA, though. Fortunately for the owners of the device, XDA Senior Member C-o-M has ported the latest...

Easily Compile CM10, CM10.1 or AOKP on Ubuntu 12.10

XDA forums are full of ROMs of all sorts, and for devices of all types. One can usually find a new version of Android for many of these devices much before the manufacturer pushes its official update---and that's if they decide to do it at all. Most of these releases come in the form of...

Easily Remove Bloatware from Your ROM via Recovery

The bloatware that comes preinstalled on many of our devices can be a major pain. On most computers, it can easily be removed by simply uninstalling it. On smartphones however, it's usually a whole different story. It's bundled in the form of system apps that can't be uninstalled directly using the standard uninstall procedure. While you...

Manage Your 3G & WiFi Connections Automatically To Save Data Costs & Battery

Ask any smartphone or tablet user how would their life be without Internet access, and the answer would certainly not be a happy one in most cases. We use these devices to stay connected to the rest of the world using WiFi and cellular data. However, switching between these two can become a hassle, especially...

Smart Settings, AOSP Style Lock Screen, and More on Several Sony Xperia Devices

Do you have a Sony Xperia Arc, Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Ray, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Pro, Live with Walkman, or another similar Xperia series device from 2011? Why not add a whole bunch of goodies, including a feature-loaded Smart Settings app and AOSP-style lock screen? We've got just the right mod for you....

Samsung Wave Gets CM10.1 Nightly, SlimBean & Tsunami Android 4.2.1 ROMs

Our developer community at XDA is known for making operating systems work on devices they weren't intended for, and Samsung's Wave series of devices is no exception. Originally shipped running Samsung's Bada OS for mid-range smartphones, the series first saw an Android port in 2011, got its first AOKP Jelly Bean ROM in June, and got...

OSLoader is a Dual Boot Bootloader for Android on Windows CE Devices

Remember the good ole' days of XDA when life was simple, and Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile were considered state of the art? After Google disrupted the smartphone industry with the introduction of Android, a lot of developers have gotten to work trying to port the popular open-source OS to their Windows Mobile devices, the...

Keep your Device Screen Awake for Select Apps with KeepScreen

Practically every mobile device has an automatic screen timeout feature built-in and enabled by default to save battery life. Android allows you to disable screen timeout when the device is charging, but you might also want to keep it from timing out when you have certain apps running---even when untethered from the charger. While several...

All-in-One Unbrick Package for the Samsung Galaxy Ace

So you were trying to flash a ROM or kernel to your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i through ODIN. What was that? Did you say that you (or your cat) accidentally unplugging the device in the middle of the process? While this won't always result in a bricked device, you can likely get stuck in a...

Get in the Fast Lane with 3D Drag Race

Here at the XDA Portal, we usually bring you our top picks from the latest developments at the XDA forums. Most of the time, these are hacks, mods, tweaks, how-to guides, ROMs, and the like. Though every now and then, it's a good idea to put the geeky stuff aside, grab a nice casual game,...