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An Android Enthusiast’s Apple iPhone 6 Challenge

Posted by wicked October - 1 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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The media has gone batty again over Apple “revolutionizing” smartphones. However, as a lot of Android fans will tell you, there is nothing revolutionary in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So during Apple phone releases, it’s usually best to not read your Facebook or Google+ notifications, as the endless droning from both sides with drive you mad. The legendary Sun Tzu is quoted as saying “to know your enemy, you must become your enemy.” Which is a fancy way of saying “do knock it until you try it.”

In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the iPhone 6. As a very involved Android Enthusiast, Adam wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. So he challenged himself to the “One Month Challenge.” In this video he talks about the good and the bad of that experience. So, if you wanted to see what a Android Enthusiast has to say about the latest offering from Apple, check out this video.


Also, be sure to check out other great video’s on XDA TV.

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Modify Your Volume Control

Posted by wicked September - 30 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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How many screenshots have you seen with a volume status bar in the middle? How often do you wish that your volume statusbar didn’t pop up right in front of your YouTube Video? Well, with the power of the Xposed Module, you have the option of customizing your volume status bar.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you customize the display of your volume statusbar. Xposed Developer niko001 created the StatusbarVolume module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.


Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos

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Customizing the OnePlus One, XDA 2015 Forum Redesign Live! – XDA TV

Posted by wicked September - 29 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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You can now customize your OnePlus One’s boot logo! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of XDA 2015 forum redesign going live and be sure the check out the article showing you how to compile your own Ubuntu kernel! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video reviewing Paranoid Android. Then rirozizo showed you how to be a good user. And if you missed it be sure to check out Jordan’s Review of the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. Pull up a chair and check out this video.

Links to stories mentioned:

Check out Jordan’s YouTube Channel and Jordan’s Gaming YouTube Channel

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Paranoid Android AOSPA 4.6 Beta 2 Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Posted by wicked September - 28 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

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Paranoid Android custom ROMs is not for tin-foil hat wearing users. At least not exclusively. They bill themselves as a custom ROM focused on open devices. Their aim is to extend Android, under the same guise as Google with is Android Open Source Project. Further Paranoid Android is proud of the fact that you will find a minimalistic user focused approach to Android instead of a bunch of options.

In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off Paranoid Android on his Samsung Galaxy S4. The main features covered and talked about in today’s video are “Rainbow Smoothness”, DSB (Dynamic System Bars) and various bug fixes to improve performance. While we are showing the version on the Samsung Galaxy S4, the features will be similar on any Paranoid Android supported device. Grab your favorite beverage and check out this video.

Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos.

Check out droidmodd3rx’s YouTube Channel.

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How to Be a Good Custom ROM or Kernel User – XDA TV

Posted by wicked September - 27 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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Listen, we understand, starting down the path of device hacking, customization and development can be daunting. The experienced guys at time can seem like jerks. However, most of the time, its not that they want to be jerks, its that they know that the journey to Android customization enlightenment is filled with trials and tribulations that help you learn and become an expert yourself. It’s almost more about the journey than the destination.

In this episode of XDA TV, Producer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo gives you some basic tips and tricks on how to be a good custom ROM or Kernel users. Or most generally how to be a good XDA user. It gives you some basic edicate rules for communicating with developers on the XDA forums. So, if you don’t want to be called an annoying noob, check out this video.


Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos

The post How to Be a Good Custom ROM or Kernel User – XDA TV appeared first on xda-developers.

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Android One devices have been rooted! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Android M in Android Code Review and be sure the check out the article talking about the start of our second annual devcon. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Less Frequent Notifications. Then rirozizo showed you how to change your boot animation. And later TK gave us an Android App Review of Second Screen. Pull up a chair and check out this video.


Links to stories mentioned:

Check out Jordan’s YouTube Channel and Jordan’s Gaming YouTube Channel

The post Android M Mentioned by Google Developers, Android One Devices Rooted, XDA:Devcon Incoming!! – XDA TV appeared first on xda-developers.

Android App Review: Chromecast Screen Cast at 1080p – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 25 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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For a while now, the Google Chromecast has had the ability of the cast your screen from your mobile device. However, must TV are 1080p or 720p. With Chromecast picking whatever resolution it wants it may not make full use of your TVs functionality. If the right resolution was picked, your Chromecast mirroring could be so much better.

XDA Senior Member farmerbb offers up a simple application that gives you the ability to quickly select the resolution you Screen Cast at. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Second Screen.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.


Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos

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How to Change Your Boot Animation – Android Basics 101 – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 24 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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The great thing about Android is the vast possibilities when it comes to customization. When you root, you open up even more options for customization. One of those options is changing your boot animation. Why have the same stock boot animation as everyone else? You can find a vast selection of custom boot animations from simple graphic animations to animations that make your phone feel retro or pay homage to another device like a Playstation 2.

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo shows you how to change the boot animation on your Android device. He shows off the steps using his Nexus 4, but these steps should work for any rooted Android phone. So, if you wanted to change the boot animation of your Android device, check out this video.


Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: How to Shut Up Your Phone – XDA Developer TV

Posted by wicked September - 23 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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So many different applications want to send us notifications that sometimes the vibration and message tone is non-stop. And as a citizen of this Earth let me tell you, it’s not just annoying to you, it is often more so to others. So be kind to your neighbors and control your phone.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you minimize the amount of notification sounds your phone plays. XDA Senior Member ofmb created the Less Frequent Notification module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.


Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos

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Flyme OS has been ported to the Google Nexus 5! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of Android L having Data Encryption turned on by default and be sure the check out the article talking about how to compile your own kernel! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Newcomer droidmodd3rx released a video reviewing the WowWee MiP. Then Newcomer Jared showed you some great battery saving tricks. And if you missed it be sure to check out Jordan’s Review of the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. Pull up a chair and check out this video.

Links to stories mentioned:

Check out Jordan’s YouTube Channel and Jordan’s Gaming YouTube Channel

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