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    Default Mods that will make your Nexus 5 even better! [requires root]

    I thought I wanted to share you guys some mods that I like.
    I've never really had huge improvements using camera mods or Volume mods so I didn't include them here. If you have any mods that you want to add on, feel free to share

    I know a lot of people use the stock rom and most don't like the way the current stock battery icon looks under the notifications, so I used this mod to fix it:

    I also flashed 4 way reboot mod as well:

    I did post a video on how to flash these mods (and how they look):
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    I think the headphone volume is set too low on the Nexus 5 and this MOD helped me. It also tells you how to manually change the values.
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    These worked great. Any more mods I can try? Nothing major just small tweaks. Liking the stock ROM right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merv69 View Post
    These worked great. Any more mods I can try? Nothing major just small tweaks. Liking the stock ROM right now.

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    I would suggest installing Xposed Framework and also Xblast tools which gives you lots of interesting tweaks. While you cannot use ART with XF you can flash the moto x optimized dalvik and bionic libraries.

    Also, I love the 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=1' to remove the menu buttons at the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p3ntyne View Post
    I would suggest installing Xposed Framework and also Xblast tools which gives you lots of interesting tweaks. While you cannot use ART with XF you can flash the moto x optimized dalvik and bionic libraries.

    Also, I love the 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=1' to remove the menu buttons at the bottom.

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    Thanks man. Any links BTW. If not I'll have to search it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merv69 View Post
    Thanks man. Any links BTW. If not I'll have to search it.

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    Hey, np!

    The link to Xposed Framework: - From here you download modules within the app. And with the qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 simply download a root file explorer app of your choice, navigate to system/build.prop and right at the bottom type the line 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=1', save and reboot (make sure you have some sort of pie controls enabled so you can navigate.

    Edit: Forgot to include the dalvik libraries -

    Hope this helped,
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    I'll add the Franco kernel to the mod list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
    I'll add the Franco kernel to the mod list.



    All kinds of tools at its disposal. You can tweak things such as the CPU, backup/restore, battery, etc.
    Aha, forgot that too - it's awesome!

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    Alright guys, thanks a lot. Installed all the above except dalvik libraries. Just out of curiosity, if I wanted to remove one of the mods in the op, say the battery percentage or reboot menu, how do I do this? The reason I ask is because the xposed framework with gravity box has some of these mods already. Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: Sorry guys I figured it out, checked the original OP. Thanks anyways.

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    What's the difference battery drain wise using ART vs the Xposed Framework (with and without the MotoX Dalvik)?

    I'm curious if I want to mostly leave the phone alone with ART or play with it with Xposed, but so far I'm very happy with the ART battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
    What's the difference battery drain wise using ART vs the Xposed Framework (with and without the MotoX Dalvik)?

    I'm curious if I want to mostly leave the phone alone with ART or play with it with Xposed, but so far I'm very happy with the ART battery life.
    I haven't been able to play around with ART unfortunately. I love my xposed modules way to much, especially with gravity box.

    I am curious though, how is your battery life compared to when you were on Dalvik? Also are you running a custom kernel or anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    I am curious though, how is your battery life compared to when you were on Dalvik? Also are you running a custom kernel or anything?
    I can get 2-3 days on a single charge with "light" use with Art (3-4 hours of screen time over said period). 3 days is stretching it, but unplugging it one day to plugging it in the next day is hardly a stretch. Battery Widget Reborn has me getting 1 day, 8 hours per charge, but it says my phone takes 4 hours to charge, which I know is off, so I don't know how much to trust that.. It was worse on Dalvik, but I hadn't finished optimizing the phone when I swapped. I might be able to stretch it further if I turned off Google Now.

    Do keep in mind though, I keep the phone on 3G (Sprint) unless I need data (which isn't that often when I don't have wifi), and don't do a lot of stuff data wise with it regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
    I can get 2-3 days on a single charge with "light" use with Art (3-4 hours of screen time over said period). 3 days is stretching it, but unplugging it one day to plugging it in the next day is hardly a stretch. Battery Widget Reborn has me getting 1 day, 8 hours per charge, but it says my phone takes 4 hours to charge, which I know is off, so I don't know how much to trust that.. It was worse on Dalvik, but I hadn't finished optimizing the phone when I swapped. I might be able to stretch it further if I turned off Google Now.

    Do keep in mind though, I keep the phone on 3G (Sprint) unless I need data (which isn't that often when I don't have wifi), and don't do a lot of stuff data wise with it regularly.
    Hmm that sounds pretty good lol, mine varies, I use my phone pretty heavily, I wonder how it would go.

    I appreciate you going in depth with your experience and usage with it.

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    The files at this link adds performance to my already fast N5.

    Via my LG Nexus 5...
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