Tag Archives: Hacks & Mods

FFC hack: Who needs another cam when mirrors exist?

With video calling rising in popularity the apps supporting it are readily and freely available. But not everyone can afford to run out and buy the latest phone with a front-facing camera in order to get in on the action, so hackers have come up with other solutions. One of them is very involved and risky and consists of cracking your phone open and… Read more

Android garage door opener hack: OpenSezMe

Want to use your Android phone to control your garage door opener? Of course you do! But there’s more to this hack than downloading the app called OpenSezMe and tapping a virtual grage door opener’s button; you’re going to have to set up a computer with a relay switch so the command to open or shut can be sent over the Internet. I’m sure there are other… Read more

Add custom screen transitions to a ROM

I don’t cook my own ROMs, and when I run someone else’s switching from “show all animations” to “show some animations” is one of the first steps I take in customizing whatever flavor of Android I’m running. But those of you that dig sliding panels and the like will love this: a guide on adding custom transition to cooked ROMs from xda-developers. Of… Read more