· 8/3 at 08:28 pm · 0 comments

Flaw Allows For Queue Jumping With One Plus Waiting List

After being pushed down the queue 61,000 places, Jake Cooper set about creating a work around. Using Python and the mailinator API, he was able to push himself up to position 1,694 of 1.5million in just a short while. This is a surprisingly simple trick and yet another example of the flaws in the invite system used.

· 8/3 at 12:48 pm · 2 comments

[US] Get a $100 Visa Card With Verizon LG G4

If you buy an LG G4 from Verizon between August 1st to August 12th, you are eligible to receive a $100 prepaid Visa card from Verizon. The G4 is already a great deal and a great device - the $100 is plenty of cash to buy a spare battery and SD card.

· 8/3 at 11:19 am · 1 comment

OnePlus Post-launch AMA Has Just Begun

OnePlus is holding an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on Reddit right now, so if you want to learn more about the OnePlus 2 and where the company currently stands, be sure to follow the link and leave a question. The event is also being live-streamed on Periscope via @cmtdb.

· 8/3 at 11:04 am · 2 comments

[US] Pick Up an Amazon Fire Stick for $25

Best Buy currently has the Amazon Fire stick on sale for only $25 ($15 off.) The Fire Stick is a capable media player with support for all the services you'd expect (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video), and some you might not (Plex, HBO Go, Starz, and Showtime.)


· 8/2 at 09:05 pm · 2 comments

Galaxy S6 & Edge get €100 Price Cut—New Models Incoming

Samsung has dropped the price of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by €100, making the current retail price of these phones €599 and €699, respectively. Though no new prices have been announced stateside, a cut is expected soon. (more…)

· 8/2 at 07:08 pm · 1 comment

How To Port Fully Featured Sony Xperia Z4 Camera

Xperia Z4's hardware may not impress, but its software is definitely good. You can port the Z4's camera quite easily to other ROMs based on AOSP with just a few simple steps. Head over to this guide created by XDA Recognized Themer xperiaz2 to learn what's needed to have this mod on your phone.

· 8/2 at 06:57 pm · 0 comments

Experimental TWRP Available For Moto G 2015

XDA Senior Member squid2 has posted experimental builds of TWRP for the Moto G 2015 [codename osprey]. These builds are not recommended to be flashed to the device, but rather to be booted off with the fastboot boot command. Nonetheless, initial replies confirm that the recovery is working and can root the device.

· 8/2 at 11:33 am · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: How Can We Get a No-Compromise Phone?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Compromises. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     Getting an upgrade is a big deal to us power users: it’s our little Android Christmas, where after a long time (for plenty of us, at least)...

· 8/1 at 09:56 pm · 1 comment

ZTE Axon Pro Now Available for Only $450

ZTE's impressive new all metal Axon is available to buy for $449.98. You can purchase the Axon from ZTE themselves or eBay, Amazon, and Newegg. The Axon comes with a two year warranty and a "free" set of $49 headphones if you buy now. It's a lot of phone for a few hundred less than the competition.

· 8/1 at 04:47 pm · 1 comment

Mozilla Writes An Open Letter To Microsoft’s CEO

Disturbed by the difficulties of preserving user default app preferences when upgrading to Windows 10, CEO of Mozilla Chris Beard has written to Microsoft urging them to reconsider their business tactics.  He has requested that Microsoft respects people's right to choice if they wish to use a product not provided by them.

· 8/1 at 03:54 pm · 3 comments

PSA: You Can Optimize Your Note 4’s Recents Menu & RAM

The Note 4 never had the fastest Recents Menu, and despite its 3GB of RAM, its app-holding capabilities only got worse on Lollipop. The infamous RAM bug that plagued the S6 is indeed an annoyance on the Note 4's 5.0.X ROMs. Rumors of an update to fix all of this were confirmed with the first reports of the 5.1.1 update for the Russian Note 4, which seemingly improved the Recents Menu and RAM management. But it'll be a long time...

· 8/1 at 01:33 pm · 2 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 25 – Aug 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

· 8/1 at 12:46 pm · 1 comment

Newly Leaked Specs Reveal No SD Card Support On Note 5

Notable leaker @evleaks has released render images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Along with these, he also gave us specifications of the Note 5, which includes an Exynos 7420 octa core SoC, 5.66" QHD display, 4GB of RAM with 32GB Internal storage but no micro sd card support.  

· 8/1 at 09:00 am · 2 comments

Voices Of XDA: Orbiting The Earth With Android

Editor’s note: This week's feature has been written by forum member RowHanSolo and takes a look at the exciting prospect of launching satellites fitted with little more than an Android phone as an onboard computer. From a university to NASA, multiple projects like this have launched!   Technology is an ever-growing industry, regardless of which corner you look at. However, each area of technology has its limitations on what it can do and how far it can expand. For satellite technology,...

· 8/1 at 05:47 am · 1 comment

Deal: Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 & Onetouch Watch Only $300

The incredibly affordable Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is even more affordable right now, provided you're interested in the Alcatel Onetouch watch. Currently you can buy both in a bundle for $299.99. The phone is already a great device at a great price, and regularly will set you back $249, so for just $50 more you can have the watch too!