performance tweaks

Xposed Framework officially arrives for Android Lollipop

Xposed Framework has a lot of followers out there because of the unheard of level of control it gives users of Android devices. There are those who like to tweak their Android devices, and then there are Xposed Framework users. So count this all as good news, that the developers of said tool are now officially launching Xposed for Android Lollipop. It has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.

Samsung tweaks: Root and TWRP on Galaxy S5, add missing toggles and super 4k recording

We have a few tweaks and tricks for Samsung devices featured today, all care of our friends over at the XDA developers’ forum. As quintessential fans of the Android platform, we usually promote ways for people to bring the performance of their Android devices to a higher level. That said, these tweaks usually require root access, and will void any kind of warranty. If you want to swap that for better performance, read on.

Install Xposed Framework on your LG G4 without custom recovery

Ok, so anyone who has plans of using Xposed Framework to spruce up your Android device’s OS will know that installing it would be a pain in the nether regions. It’s difficult enough to install via custom recovery (and root is required) that most people won’t bother. Unless you have an LG G4, where the installation just involves flashing the framework file. It’s that easy. Who knew?

DU Speed Booster review: A performance Swiss army knife

Most smartphones these days are behemoths of power, almost as powerful as micro PCs in a pocket-sized form. While all that power is available at our fingertips, quite literally, however, that doesn't mean that our smartphones are running at maximum efficiency. In fact, many apps simply presume that they have full access to all CPU, memory, and storage. Multiply that by the number of apps you have installed and you get a sordid mess of performance black holes. Now, Baidu has come up with DU Speed Booster in a bid to clean all that up. We tried it out to see how well it works.

Chainfire updates CF.lumen, now available for non-rooted devices

Anytime you want to change the hue or color tone of your display either for convenience purposes or if you just want to impress your friends – and you can basically be sure that stock Android will not allow you to do this – time to install Chainfire’s “CF.lumen” app. This was once a “root only” app, but now an update has brought a workaround for non-root devices.

GravityBox for Xposed finally arrives for Lollipop

GravityBox can make a claim for the title of “most loved Xposed module” and most people would probably agree. If you have at any point in time tweaked your Android device using the Xposed Framework, then you will (at the very least) have heard of GravityBox. Simply put, it was a module that gave your stock ROM features that seemingly only custom ROMs could put out. But Android 5.0 Lollipop came and broke Xposed Framework compatibilities, leaving GravityBox users in limbo of whether they should jump to Lollipop.

Rejoice! Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 is finally here

It was a sad, sad day for modders when Android 5.0 was launched and people started realizing that Lollipop broke KitKat’s long-standing compatibility with Xposed Framework. It made modders and tweakers actually want to go outside (for once) and take long walks under the falling autumn leaves. So it is with great rejoicing that Xposed Framework is back – after a fashion – and that it is ready to start taking on Lollipop challenges.

Universal ADB Helper is an easy tweaking tool for newbies

Tweaking and modding your Android device usually starts out with the desire to personalize some bits and elements of your device’s Android operating system. Usually, gaining root access would be a gateway to this, usually done by connecting your device to a laptop or a PC. This is where Universal ADB Helper helps out newbies, as it has a fairly large number of tools to help out tweakers.

AutoInput plugin automates almost any app, no root needed

Let us bottom-line this for all of you out there – if you’re wondering what’s so amazing about the Android OS (and ecosystem), it is because of rockstar developers like “joaomgcd” who developed a lot of the AutoApps plugins for Tasker like AutoVoice, AutoRemote, and AutoNotification. He’s back with a new one – AutoInput – which is another Tasker plugin that will allow you to automate clicking on app buttons and typing text on input fields.

MultiROM now ported for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

We’ve been giving you a lot of updates regarding which devices now have working MultiROM ports just because we understand that sometimes productivity demands being able to tweak an OS just the way you want it. Or maybe because being able to boot into different ROMs without deleting your OS is just a cool thing to do. Whatever it is, we’re adding to that list today with a MultiROM port for the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
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