What do the horses in the Xiaomi stable, notably the Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2 & Redmi Note 4G have in common with the YU Yureka or the Micromax Canvas Spark, or even the Lenovo A6000 and the A7000? For starters, the mentioned phones are amongst the more value centric Android smartphones, aiming to offer a better deal in terms of specifications and an overall package, than their domestic and foreign competitors in the Indian market. What...
Accidental Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Leak for Motorola Droid RAZR
For some Motorola Droid RAZR owners out there, this Christmas was a very Merry one indeed. As it turns out, Verizon had accidentally flipped the update switch, and some owners got a very early update to Android 4.1. Unfortunately, the switch was flipped off eventually, but not before a good number of people got the update. Now, that build is available for developers and users to try out and work from.
XDA Senior Member spc_hicks09 managed to grab the update as it was being pushed and uploaded it for all to have. Along with the download, spc_hicks09 has also provided a rather extensive set of instructions for users who want to install it. There are some risks though, as spc_hicks09 explains:
CAUTION!!!!! AFTER INSTALLING THIS UPDATE, IT IS COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE TO GO BACK TO ICS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
So if anyone is thinking of flashing this, do keep in mind that you won’t be able to go back—at least not yet. The good news is that if you follow the instructions precisely, you can even maintain root.
For additional details, check out the update thread. Just be sure that you are fine with the possibility of not being able to revert back to ICS after updating.
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The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...
From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?