· Jan 31, 2015 at 08:59 pm

Lollipop for OnePlus One Enters Testing Stage

Cyanogen just announced on their twitter that their CyanogenMod Lollipop build for the OnePlus One is undergoing quality assurance and testing procedures, and certifications with 3rd party partners for meeting GMS standards will begin shortly. You'll be the One getting Lollipop now!

· Jan 31, 2015 at 07:00 pm

Xiaomi Business Model Unlike Usually Conceived

This article explains how Xiaomi sells phones not just to be a mobile OEM, but also to seed competitive e-commerce business. Everything from their brilliant community management to their marketing is a reflection of a deeper motive different than Apple's or Samsung's, and now Xiaomi fans are on the rise.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 06:00 pm

Note 4 Launcher Theme Collection

If you like the features and integration of the TouchWiz Launcher on your Note 4, FrenchFamousTeam put together these themes that will give it a fresh new look with improved iconography, from minimal to galaCtic.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 04:00 pm

Verizon Allows Customers to Opt Out of Supercookies

Following the controversy that Verizon's zombie "supercookies" generated, the carrier now allows users to kill the cookie for good to avoid their unjustified tracking. Great news for all of us concerned about private information security, and let's hope that Verizon becomes a little more transparent in the future.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 03:30 pm

Note 3 Camera Mod Brings You Multi DPI

This mod for the Note 3 (SM-N9005) camera will give you multi DPI support as well as lift the recording limits on 4K video and get rid of image compression. If you like taking lots of photos and find the DPI of stock intrusive, this is for you.

· Jan 31, 2015

Titanium Backup 7.0.0 APK

This latest version of Titanium Backup can now store backups on any DocumentsProvider on Lollipop, and can now support CM12's new SU binary for root functionality, as well as other fixes.

· Jan 31, 2015

Safron UI Theme for CM12

Safron UI brings a complete UI redesign with citric orange headers, text and switches, a consistent status bar across the system and a custom boot animation made for the theme. Great for AMOLED screens!

· Jan 31, 2015 at 03:15 pm

Xperia AOSP Full Device Encryption Now Possible

Sony just announced that of today, full device encryption is possible to build from open source code in AOSP for Xperia supported devices. And this is only possible thanks to the open source developer heroes from the FreeXperia Team and our very own developer community here at XDA. Great job, devs!

· Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 1 comment

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · no comments

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

· Jan 31, 2015 at 01:56 pm

Root Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet Without Losing DRM Keys

XDA Junior Member CubicU07 compiled this guide to root your Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet running a rooted SGP621 firmware but still retain your DRM keys to keep the proprietary software implementations that make Sony's cameras so great.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 01:41 pm

Android Update Adoption Explained

This article explains how Android differs from iOS on update adoption and how it can affect developers' revenue. Learn why Android's adoption rate is slower, and what the benefits of Google's approach are in regards to backwards compatibility in their APIs.

· Jan 31, 2015 at 01:28 pm

Xiaomi’s Maps Cause Internet Drama

At the launch of Xiaomi's latest Mi4 phone in Delhi, Xiaomi CEO Hugo Barra presented a map of China and India that featured a still-disputed area as Indian. Proud Chinese bloggers immediately got up on arms and unleashed keyboard fury on their home-town billionaire startup. Tread lightly, Hugo...

· Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Learn How To Theme Lollipop

This amazing guide written by XDA Recognized Themer lacoursiere18 explains how to theme Lollipop. With this guide you can start your journey with theming or learn some new things that might be useful with your own theme. Check it out!