One of the things that we see every year with new smartphones are a bunch of mods. Some are pretty cool, some are cool but not really needed. This one is actually a pretty interesting one. It’s from Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo. It is a version 1 mod, but it works pretty well for what it does. It’s features are pretty simple right now. That is bringing the battery percentage to the status bar and the ability to hide heads up notifications instead of just dismissing them when swiping them away. Both are pretty useful. But that’s not all.
He’s already talked – in the thread – about version 2 of this mod with all kinds of new features that I think many people are going to love. You’ll need to be running a ROM on build LRX22C. There shouldn’t be any issues with CyanogenMod or anything that’s not complete stock on this build, however we’ve only tested it on rooted stock LRX22C.
So how do you install it? It’s pretty simple. Just download the zip file, linked in the XDA post that’s in the sources down below, make sure you’re rooted – bootloader unlocked, custom recovery, etc. Then save the zip file to your phone. Now you’ll want to reboot into recovery, and install the zip. It’s a small one, so shouldn’t take that long. Now wipe cache and reboot. You may not need to wipe cache, but when doing things like this, it’s always a good idea to do so. It might take slightly longer to reboot than normal, but that shouldn’t be a huge issue. After it’s done, voila, you’re all set. There’s no settings – yet, in r2 there is talk of a settings panel – so it’s just a flash in recovery and reboot.
I’ve been using this one for a couple of days now on my Nexus 6 (rooted but still stock and encrypted), and it’s been working great. Can’t wait to see what comes in future versions of this mod.