performance tweaks

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.

Enable call recording on Samsung Galaxy S5, other devices

Call recording is a nice feature to have on smartphone, especially if the user makes phone calls for work that are data and information intensive. A person’s memory can only hold on to reminders and information on voice calls for so long, and sometimes technology can help out those memory gaps. Fortunately, the good fellows at XDA has help for us.

Moto E, Moto G can now enjoy multiboot goodness

Multiboot refers to an Android device’s capability housing multiple operating systems and being able to boot to whichever you choose or that one that fits your current fancy. This is a very cool capability – although not featured in most devices for practical and business reasons – and one of the tools you can use for this is MultiROM, made by XDA developer “Tassadar”. This cool capability has now been tested on Motorola’s budget device the Moto E, as well as the older version of the Moto G (not the one recently announced at IFA 2014).

Android 4.4 weight loss secrets revealed

One of Android 4.4's advertised new features isn't exactly something you'd immediately see in devices. The latest version of Android is claimed to have been optimized to run even on low-end devices thanks to an effort internally known as Project Svelte. How this was made possible is now being revealed by Android engineering head Dave Burke who was also responsible for bringing Project Butter's improvements to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
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