Posts From Punya Vashist

Punya Vashist
24 posts

have a perennial fascination with all things tech.

Team Paranoid Android Releases Source Code for Color Engine, PIE Controls, Pocket Lock and Other Features

The Paranoid Android ROM project has been the recipient of endless praise, but also of a lot of criticism stemming from the fact that some of the elements of their ROM hadn't been open sourced yet. The AOSPA team has addressed such complaints, and has now open sourced all of their elements on GitHub. The code...

Interview with Alex Naidis from AOSPA: The Future of Paranoid Android, Developer Advice and More!

Introduced to the Paranoid Android development scene in early 2016, Alex Naidis is now a part of the core leadership responsible for the project. Given AOSPA's popularity and the sudden resurrection of development surrounding it, the community had got to have some questions. Read Alex Naidis answers to the community's questions right here on the...

Updates from BlissROMs: Udoo partnership and the Bliss contest

Due to the fact that the team has been receiving rather remarkable submissions for their BootAnimation and Wallpaper Contest for Android O, the last date of submission had been pushed to the first of July. For the curious that wish to see some, here's a collection of all the entries submitted to the team so...

Interview with XDA Labs and FEED Developer Jeff Corcoran: App & ROM Development, the Future of XDA Apps, and More!

It can take a lot of time and effort to develop an application for Android, and it's even tougher when you're the only one doing it. Jeff Corcoran, the man responsible for two awesome XDA applications - Labs and FEED - is one talented developer. Debuting into the Android scene with Hangar, an application he built...

Lead Developer of Xperia Open Source Project (XOSP) Will Cease Development

The lead developer for XOSP, XDA Recognized Developer nilac considered, had starting work on XOSP based on Android O earlier this month. However, due to certain major concerns the developer had, he made the decision to stop any development garnered towards XOSP. XOSPApps The XOSPApps package can easily be installed on any device regardless of the ROM...

Interview with AndroidFileHost’s Vice President of Public Relations: Roy R. (rwilco12)

AndroidFile Host has been the go-to service for hosting custom ROMs, kernels and mods for quite a fair amount of time. Developers and users trust the service and turn towards it when it comes to hosting files without giving much thought - they're one of the most reliable services around. Today we have with us Roy...

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700P)

While developing for Samsung devices has proven to be a tough task over the years, there have still been a handful of developers who have been able to accomplish a great feat by porting functioning AOSP-based builds. XDA Recognised Developer minz1 is one such developer who recently released LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat for the...

substratum Release 801 — Sungstratum, Encrypted Assets, and More

Quite recently, the lead developer of substratum released version 801 of the application. The update not only adds proper support for Samsung users (that too, rootless!) but it also manages to include a version bump for substratum's template to version 10. Rootless integration for Samsung SeX/TW users has been added to the application as a paid...

Android Dev Weekly 03: What’s new in the world of Themes, ROMs, and Mods

In this Android Dev Weekly, we'll cover updates from many areas of the Android enthusiast world including substratum, team GroundZero's new application, the Bliss family of ROMs, and the Arise Family Feud. substratum Space integration management The stock option letting users clearing substratum's app data has now been disabled. This particular integration is currently under development. However, users can...

Android Dev Weekly 002: Arise, XOSP, Substratum News and Giveaway!

The first iteration of the Android Dev Weekly series focused on the achievements of Substratum, updates from BlissROMs, the discontinuity of revision-based updates for XOSP, the feature of ResurrectionRemix on the OnePlus forums and updates from PureNexus. The goal of this series is to bridge the gap between users and the developers, and we've got great news...

The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

Substratum 621 Re-Introduces DirectAssets Mode and Prepares for Android O Support

Substratum is a highly popular theme engine, one that you are likely familiar with if you spend any time browsing our forum looking at all the cool custom ROMs that are available. We've covered this tool many times in the past, and will likely continue to do so as the team behind the engine is...
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