Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Xposed Gel Settings(XGELS)

The impending release of the Google Now Launcher (GNL) presents a bit of a dilemma. The cool Google Now integration isn't  possible with third-party launchers, but  GNL doesn't  have many customization options. If you're rooted, there is atleast  one way to get around that–the new Xposed GEL Settings, which as you can tell from the name, requires the Xposed Framework. To know more about Xposed Framework, Click here:

Xposed GEL Settings adds a number of useful features to GNL (remember it used to be known as the Google Experience Launcher). A Google Search update is usually an occasion to celebrate – not only do we get new Google Now cards, but the Google Now Launcher can also be augmented with new features and tweaks. But all was not well when Google Search 3.4 rolled out. Users of the popular Xposed GEL Settings Module (XGELS) found that it no longer worked. The developer was pessimistic at first, but now it's back.

Google opted to obfuscate much of the Search APK in the v3.4 update, for whatever reason. This meant the Xposed module couldn't latch onto the Google Now Launcher to do its thing. It took some work, but developer theknut has managed to get XGELS completely functional on the new update.
This is still at the beta stage, so you'll have to grab the installer from XDA, but XGELS will presumably be updated in Google Play if all goes as planned. Keep in mind, Google doesn't update its apps with specific allowances for third-party Xposed hacks – you have to expect things are going to break sometimes.

You can download the latest version of XGELS from download option in Xposed Module.

XGELS Features:

Android L launcher design(Material Design)
Enable full rotation
Resize widgets
Hide widgets
Hide/Show "OK GOOGLE"
Android L search bar style
Hide/Show app drawer button
Hide/Show dock
Change app drawer color
Define gestures
Enable badges
Android L integration
Dynamically changes back and home buttons
Lock desktop tiles
Hide/Show Google Search Bar
Hide apps from app drawer
Resize the home screen grid
Change the number of hotseat apps
Export/Import Settings
Hide the page indicator
Change the color/size of icons

You will get a lot more features in next update of XGELS. Give it a try. I wanted to make my home screen look like that of Android L, first I edited the build.prop file(suggested by XDA) and I got caught in bootloop. Then I used this Xposed Module, it is working nice.

Have a Smiling Day :)

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