Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
Easily Root Your Nook Tablet With An SD Card
Since the latest 1.41 update from December, rooting the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has gotten a lot harder – you had to block the update or, if you had already applied it, restore to the previous 1.40 version before it was possible to gain root access. However, some people have been working on directly rooting the 1.41 version, and even come up with a method to root the Nook Tablet by booting from the SD card.
With help from Goncezilla, forum member Indirect has been able to “throw together” some files – copy them to a properly formatted SD card, insert it into the Nook Tablet, turn it on, and you should directly boot into CWM. From there, just flash a ZIP and you’ll get root plus all the Google Apps you’d expect from a real Android device.
Sounds easy enough? Visit the forum thread for full instructions and download links.
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While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between Cyanogen, Inc and CyanogenMod developers, as well as Cyanogen OS and the CyanogenMod ROM that so many XDA users love. The entities surrounding each of these are sometimes different and sometimes intertwined. We’ve gotten messages and comments requesting for a clearer distinction between these for future reference, which is why we are writing this feature. Let’s start...