If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds some customization options into Google Play Music. XDA Senior Member Maxr1998 offers...
Google Glass XE16 Update Factory Image and Rooted Boot Image Now Available
You may recall that early yesterday, we talked about the XE16 update to Google Glass, which finally brought Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the tech world’s most controversial piece of wearable computing. For those who don’t remember, XE16 brought several new additions such as Photo Bundles, Photos in Hangouts, and Voice Command Sorting.
At the time that the update first rolled out, we noted that although direct OTA links were available for your updating pleasure, there were no factory restore images to go along with the update. This was then a rather roundabout way of reaching the XE16 build, as users on older software who wanted to force the OTA would have to load XE12, and then receive or sideload the incremental OTAs for XE12.1 and XE16. We also noted that because only OTA links had been captured, there was no officially endorsed way of obtaining root access on XE16.
Now, however, Google has updated its Glass Factory Images page with both the XE16 firmware itself, as well as a rooted boot image—both of which can be installed via Fastboot. Curiously, however, this update comes in at XRV15C, as opposed to yesterday’s XRV15B. Luckily, a minor incremental OTA was also made available for those who received yesterday’s build.
To get started, simply head over to the Google Glass Factory Images page and download the XE16 build and the associated rooted bootloader directly. And users looking for every known firmware for the device should check out XDA Recognized Contributor TheManii‘s stock firmware thread.
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Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac gamers that use bootcamp for their videogames. On computers, the process has gotten relatively simpler over time, with Microsoft and Apple typically supporting the notion....