Previously I talked about the Pebble Time Kickstarter, and why I thought it was the most practical smartwatch to buy in 2015, and that I decided to be an early backer on Kickstarter. Well as of this morning an interesting development has come from my - currently - favorite smartwatch company. They will release the Pebble Time Steel variant alongside the regular Pebble, instead of say a whole release cycle down the road. The accompanying announcement along with the Steel,...
Convert Your HTC One M8 into a Harman/Kardon Edition
When the flagship HTC One (M8) launched about a month ago, many wondered what would take the place of its predecessor’s Beats Audio. While the M8 itself didn’t have any such a feature, HTC and US carrier Sprint later released the Harman/Kardon edition of the M8. Not differing in hardware, the M8 Harman/Kardon edition uses special software to “restore” lost frequencies due to compressed and streaming audio.
Given that the M8 and the M8 Harman/Kardon edition do not differ in hardware, it was only a matter of time before the latter’s audio goodies were ported to the former. And now thanks to XDA Recognized Developer baadnewz, users of any variant of the M8 can enjoy all of the benefits of the Harman/Kardon edition’s tweaked software.
The modification works on all variants the M8. But if you own a GPe device and wish to install this mod, you must first install a Sense-based ROM. The modification obviously requires root access, as it is flashed through a custom recovery. And if you have S-Off, a special version of the modification also updates your ADSP firmware. This is useful in the event that you lose audio after flashing the standard firmware.
If you’re an M8 owner who’s been lusting after the Harman/Kardon edition, head over to the conversion thread and enjoy the benefits on your existing device.
[Many thanks once again to XDA Portal Supporter Titokhan for the tip!]
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The LG G Pro Lite D680 is a budget phone that was released in 2013 alongside the LG Optimus G Pro, LG's 2013 flagship device. Unfortunately, it hasn't received much development attention so far… but XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf has now released an unsecured boot.img along with a CWM recovery. This is despite the bootloader being locked (which means there's no need for you to void your warranty!), and marks the first step towards custom ROM and kernel development for...
Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S6 Edge, is drastically different from any Samsung flagship that has come before it. The Korean giant took a very different approach when designing this little beast, creating quite the debate among android enthusiasts about whether this is really the next big thing or not. Is the Galaxy S6 Edge true innovation, or Samsung's desperate attempt to be different? Let us know what you think!