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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.

Bootloader unlock for Kindle Fire HDX tablet now available

The Kindle Fire HDX Tablet is just one of those tablets, you know – the ones that you love so much for the robust specs but hate so much because of the software embedded in it. In this case it is Amazon’s proprietary Fire OS. Nothing against the concept of tweaked Android stuff, because we love that. It’s just the locked bootloader on the tablet – which means you can’t easily change software – that tick us off.

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.

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge leaks

Samsung seems to be taking its own sweet time in releasing Android 5.0 software to its devices – but at least it didn’t tie itself down to a 90-day time frame like some OEMs we know (we kid, HTC). The South Korean manufacturer is in the process of rolling out Lollipop to its devices, but it has been very slow indeed. The Samsung Galaxy S5 at least has Lollipop in some markets around the globe, including US consumers under Verizon. No Lollipop sweetness yet for the quirky Galaxy Note Edge, but if you’re really desperate to try, there is a leaked beta build available in flashable ROM format.

MultiROM now available for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3

The world of multiboot goodness keeps growing, as MultiROM – the project that seeks to allow devices to boot into different versions of Android whenever the user feel like it – now adds support for the high-end Sony Xperia devices, the Xperia Z2 and Z3. MultiROM has been available in other Sony devices for some time now, but it’s just now that users of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 will actually get a taste of this cool project.

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.

DIY mod for hard-to-press Nexus 9 buttons now available

We’ll be honest: We love the HTC Nexus 9. We’ve raved about it before -- how sleek and elegant it looks, about its 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with dual Denver cores running at 2.3GHz, and that vibrant 8.9-inch display (2048x1536 pixel resolution). Now if only those really iffy volume and power buttons would have an easy fix. It turns out, there might just be hope for us and the rest of the tablet world who use Google's premier tablet.

HTC HD2 boots up with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Apart from the Nexus S, there’s another device that has received a long list of upgraded Android versions – this is the HTC Leo, more popularly known as the HTC HD2. This is a testament to the versatile hardware build of the device that years after its release, it is still able to boot and run Android 5.0.

Double Tap to Wake feature brought back to unrooted Nexus 6

A few weeks back, we talked about an app that brought back the “double tap to wake” feature to the Google Nexus 6 phone, a feature that was planned to be active on the phone but was nixed by Motorola and Google at the last minute. Said app only worked on rooted Nexus 6 phones, so it still presented quite a challenge for those who don’t like/want to root their phones. Enter XDA member “_qwerp” who now presents an alternate solution for bringing back the feature to non-rooted Nexus 6 units.
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