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...
Mushy 2013 Nexus 7 Buttons Got You Down? Fix Them!
The Google Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) is a fantastic little tablet. Packing speedy enough internals, a fantastic screen, and the latest version of Android into a sleek and finger friendly enclosure; the new Nexus 7 is great for what it is. That said, it’s not perfect.
A common complaint on the new Nexus 7 been the quality of its hardware buttons. Many units (mine included) lack rewarding and clicky button feedback when depressed. This issue seems to present itself most on the power button, which may be caused by glue used during assembly seeping under the button contacts.
Normally, this sort of problem wouldn’t be something you could easily change, and if your device is genuinely defective, we still recommend seeking out a replacement. But as we all know, this never stopped XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler, a man who’s created a whole new kind of unboxing, turned devices into other devices, and given new freedom to restricted devices.
Head over to the original thread to see how he did it. However, as with any hardware modification, proceed with extreme caution. If you’ve not had experience opening your device before, you could very well end up with a $230 paperweight.
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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...