SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Leaked Android 4.4.2 XXUFNA1 Firmware for the Galaxy S 4
Up until very recently, Samsung has been relatively quiet about an official KitKat update for its flagship Galaxy S 4. Despite this, a leaked memo pointed towards a possible January release for the S4 and the Note 3. Now, it looks like Samsung is actively preparing for release, as a leaked 4.4.2-based firmware has appeared for the S4.
A few days ago, we shared leaked screenshots that seemed to indicate that Samsung was working on a dramatic artistic redesign for their trademark TouchWiz UI. Unfortunately, this leaked build does not incorporate these graphical tweaks. However, progress is being made in the UI front, as the device now features a translucent notification bar with white icons. There are a few other changes such as a revised lock screen, tweaked keyboard, and performance improvements.
For those looking to give the firmware a try, XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab has posted the leak to the forums. To give it a try, download the firmware over in the original thread. From there, you will need Odin to flash the ROM. And if you want root access, be sure to download the latest version of SuperSu or CF-Auto-Root, which have been updated to work with the leaked 4.4.2 firmware.
[Many thanks to XDA Forum Member toastido for the tip!]
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Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.
ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...