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N-ify brings more Android N features to Lollipop and Marshmallow devices
N-ify, an Xposed module that emulates some of the best features of Android N, has received a major update.
We first talked about N-ify back in March. At the time the module was promising, but rather basic, as it only offered a couple of Android N features: Settings menu subtitles (the descriptions shown beneath the main categories in the Settings menu) and double-tap to switch to the last used app. N-ify developer MrWasdennnoch promised he would add more functionality, and version 0.2.0 of N-ify delivers just that.
This “huge update” brings three big features that were previously exclusive to Android N preview: the new notification design, the new quick settings, and the new recents design. But there’s more – here’s the full changelog:
- New notification design
- New status bar header design
- New Recents design
- More double-tap fixes
- Use Recents button to
- return to last app
- return to current app
- navigate through Recents
- Option to restart SystemUI
- App theme switch
- About screen in app
- Option to force English app language
- Dutch, Farsi, French, Korean, Polish, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translation
As you can see from the screenshots, the features look consistent to Android N, with the notable exception of the recent apps cards, which have a slightly different look.
MrWasdennnoch is working to add even more Android N features to the next version of the N-ify Xposed module. His to-do list includes quick reply, quick settings animation, night mode and more.
There are a couple of known issues with N-ify 0.2.0: the “clear all” button in recents misbehaves occasionally, and the volume panel and heads-up notifications can be the wrong size on some devices.
N-ify works with devices running Lollipop or Marshmallow without major OEM modifications. Stock-like devices won’t have any problems, but phones running TouchWiz or LG UX likely will. Root access is needed to install the Xposed framework.
Has anyone here tried N-ify? Let us know!