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GravityBox – popular Xposed module – available for Android 5.0 Lollipop devices

GravityBox, a popular Xposed module, is now available for Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. Xposed Framework itself was released for Lollipop devices a little over a week ago, and now one of the best and most popular modules is updated as well. This GravityBox version is an alpha build however, which means it can have bugs and glitches. Nexus owners will be happy to know about it however.

 

GravityBox

 

For those who don’t already know, GravityBox is a module that offers certain tweaks for AOSP-like ROMs. This is trying to make custom ROMs such as Cyanogen unnecessary in the grand scheme of Android things. Users have more control over the modifications they want to make on their devices.

Below you can see a feature list from the developer:

  • CyanogenMod Pie controls
  • Expanded Desktop
  • Statusbar QuickSettings tile management with additional tiles and reordering /* work in progress */
  • Statusbar icon coloring
  • Statusbar Brightness Control
  • Center clock in statusbar
  • Battery indicator style
  • Navigation bar tweaks including cursor control keys
  • Low battery warning policy
  • Disable LED flashing when battery low
  • Disable LED while charging
  • Advanced power-off menu (reboot, recovery)
  • Volume key cursor control
  • Skip tracks by volume key long-press while screen off (thanks to rovo89)
  • More volume levels for music stream
  • Option to control safe headset media volume
  • Button for clearing all recent tasks at once
  • Minimal brightness setting
  • Autobrihtness levels adjustment
  • Lockscreen tweaks
  • Hardware/navigation key actions
  • Notification drawer style (background color, image for portait/landscape, transparency)
  • Button backlight modes (default, disabled, always on while screen is on)
  • Dialer (Phone) tweaks
  • Google Launcher tweaks
  • Screen recording
  • GravityBox Actions – interface for 3rd party apps
  • Smart Radio
  • Notification control (per-app notification LED/sounds/vibrations)
  • Ascending ring tone

If you want more info, you can head over to XDA devs; you can find the link in the source below.

Source: XDA Devs

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Chainfire’s SuperSu gets beta for rooting Lollipop without using a modified kernel

Chainfire is closer and closer to developing a perfect way of rooting devices without the help of modified kernels. The first attempt is the newest SuperSU beta – version 2.27 – where you will no longer need a modified kernel in order to root Lollipop devices. But if you try this beta release, be warned you could damage your device more than free it from all boundaries.

 

The previous modded kernel will not create any troubles, but Chainfire is looking for some feedback on the beta, so if you feel courageous, go ahead and give it a try on a secondary device. In case you’re up to it, you should flash back to stock Android and re-root using the new beta SuperSU. When you will try to get root without the kernel, you may get hung up on some errors, as the method is much more invasive than usual ways.

 

If the beta proves to be viable, it will be updated on the Google Play Store. Remember that Lollipop devices cannot install OTA updates unless their root is reverted.

 

Source: AndroidPolice