TWRP Recovery Themes for 720p Devices

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Sometimes, it’s those little tweaks that fill us with the most joy inside—you know, little goodies like boot animations, themed icons, and the like. After all, our mobile devices are growing so incredibly powerful that not even manufacturer-supplied bloatware can hold them back from delivering acceptable levels of performance. Because of this, many have taken to creating and applying themes all throughout their OS in the form of themed apps, launchers, and icons.

The present and future of Vesper for iOS 7



Vesper gets a lot of attention because it’s crafted by well-known personalities in the Apple community, namely Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber. Part of the reason they’re well-known, however, is because they’re not only capable of great craft, but of explaining the creative and business processes behind it. That makes it as valuable as them. Cases in point, Brent Simmons technical details on Vesper 007’s iOS 7 implementation on Inessential:

how to root samsung galaxy quattro Gt i8552

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Hello Guys….

Well say a good bye to Framaroot… Now cwm has released… Thanks to Shabby….
Now for rooting its so simple

Install cwm as per the instructions from here…php?p=45738322

1, download Root-SuperSU-v104 attached here
2, place it in sdcard(dont put it inside any folder)
3, Boot into cwm and select apply update from sdcard and select the Root Supersu
4, wait till its done….
5, Reboot your phone


********UNROOT GT-I8552*********

Procees as above … instead of the former file take Unroot




Surprise! Google Search Update 2.8.7 Changes Hotword To ‘Ok Google’ And Enables Hotword From Search Results, After Language Pack Update

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It looks like Google isn’t done adding goodies to the latest round of updates for the official Search app. The hotword for activating the voice search function is now “Ok Google,” and it also works while looking at results, not just from the standard search screen. You’ll need Search 2.8.7 (grab the APK here if you don’t have it yet) and an updated English (US)language pack to see the new functionality.

Easy Rooting Toolkit Makes Rooting Simple on Sony Devices

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Normally when rooting a non-Nexus device, your first order of the day becomes finding out exactly what its particular rooting instructions are and what tools you need. For most users, this then means downloading a toolkit with the appropriate root exploit, superuser binary and control app, and a custom recovery. However, it’s always nice to see a utility that is compatible with a large number of devices.

Open Source Focal Camera App Appears in Standalone Form

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Not too long ago, we talked about the new camera application Focal by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD that made its debut in CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies just a couple of months back. At the time, several community members expressed their wishes for the application to be available in standalone form. Now after an interesting turn of events caused in part by a change in direction for the large scale multi-device ROM, the application is finally available for users of any ROM to use.

Google updates Gmail, Hangouts Android apps

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Gmail for Android recently received a big usability upgrade, but the app’s design hasn’t changed much since it was overhauled for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

With the addition of a left-side sliding menu and, now, a move to a cards-based conversation view, Gmail for Android is beginning to look a lot like the rest of Google’s app ecosystem: clean, simple and white.

The new look also brings some improvements to multi-email selection; gone are the strange-looking avatar boxes in place of checkboxes. It’s a small but significant workflow alteration.

The app is rolling out over the next few days, so keep watching the Play Store for that Update button.

FlashCast Makes Chromecast Rooting Easy

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Some time ago, we wrote about how the folks over at GTVHacker managed to root the Google Chromecast. Shortly thereafter, the secure boot vulnerability was closed, and this root method no longer worked. For this reason, many users refuse to let new Chromecast units connect to the Internet before first rooting and disabling OTAs.