ANDROID 4.0 (ICE CREAM SANDWICH) Posts on XDA

Google Play Services is dropping support for Android ICS (API 14-15)

There comes a point when we have to move on in life. This can include a particular relationship, a job, or something trivial like an older version of Android, which is the case with Google Play Services. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released over 7 years ago and Google believes it's time to retire...

Android Q to warn users running apps targeting Android Lollipop or older

It's usually in the best interests of a developer to update their apps to support the latest Android platform features. Each new Android versions offers new APIs and features that earlier versions of Android don't offer. However, each new Android version also adds new restrictions to what apps can do, which some application developers aren't...

Organize Your Apps Better with JINA

We've all been there at one point or another. You take out your device to open an app to look for something and you find yourself wasting about a minute fumbling through hundreds of installed apps in your device while frantically swiping up, down, left, and right in order to find the app you set...

Effectively Optimize Your Media Scanner Service with Xposed

Typically, all media files housed on your external storage are scanned upon boot. The service that does that is called Media Scanner, which saves its output in Media Store. Android's developers have tried hard to optimize it, but Media Scanner is still a service that drains battery quite effectively for the first few minutes following a reboot.The...

Stream Your Media Files with the New Version of Droid Sync Manager

Android is a Linux-based operating system, but this fact doesn't put any limitation on this OS. Android can work with other OSes really nicely thanks to many tools developed by its massive community. Back in May, we talked about Droid Sync Manager, a handy Windows-Android utility that allows users to sync files between your phone and computer. Many things...

Disable the APK Installation Screen with Xposed

Many applications available here on XDA that aren't available on the Google Play Store. There are usually a few reasons for their absence: Developer accounts cost money, they are too “hacky” to be acceptable on the Play Store, or simply developers don't want to release their work in the biggest app store for Android. You can find...

Blast Those Flags with Knock the Flags

Lately, we have seen a rather drastic shift in the world of mobile device gaming. The infamous Angry Birds series has tried to reinvent itself again and again, attempting to continue reigning supreme over all else. However, it seems that it was not really enough, and it makes sense. After all, just how many times can you possibly...

Reddit for Android: As Close to Official Reddit as it Gets

The online world is made up of several factions, clans, communities, social media sites---whatever you want to call them. Pretty much every person in the world with Internet access belongs to at least a few of these, and if not as a member, at the very least as an everyday lurker. After all, we all...

Quick Note is a Stylish and Capable Notetaking App

In this crazy fast and modern world, we often need to supplement our memory by writing some notes. The classic paper and pen system is often not an option, especially now that this can be accomplished with our fingers and our Android devices.Android is pretty bare without third party applications, but the Play Store is huge and contains dozens of...

PINshortcuts Xposed Module Launches Apps by PIN Code

Security in Android (or any mobile device platform) is one of the top priorities for users. Google offers a few ways of protecting your private information and device data. These range from the popular pattern unlock to the old school, yet still functional PIN code. By default the OS asks you to enter a PIN code once the device...

Bring Back Native Facebook Sync on Your Device with Xposed

A few years ago when the whole Android party was starting, Google and Facebook were really closely integrated. Before Ice Cream Sandwich, users were able to see contacts synced directly from Facebook on their devices. Then, policies changed, and synchronization through the first party Facebook app was no longer possible, so people looking for contact syncing...

Be the Last Man Standing in Last Bird Standing

The craze over birds in the mobile gaming world just won't go away. Every time we feel that we have gotten over Angry Birds or the ever so infuriating Flappy Birds, we seem to stumble into the madness that involves feathered creatures once again. This is where XDA Forum Member [email protected] comes in, with his latest creation, Last Bird...