· Mar 29, 2015 at 03:08 pm

Consolidated GApps Central

Following the retirement of Paranoid Android GApps Provider TKruzze and subsequent deletion of GApps from his BasketBuild account, Senior Member TheXGX stepped in to fill the void left behind. In his new consolidated thread you can find most of the available GApps packages from around XDA including PA Gapps.

· Mar 29, 2015 at 01:08 pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Receives CyanogenMod 12.1

Released in 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 is the quad-core Snapdragon 600 powered brother of the octa-cored Exynos-5 Galaxy S4 I9500. Thanks to work by XDA Recognized Contributor AntaresOne and team, users can now enjoy CyanogenMod 12.1 Lollipop builds on all I9505 jflte variants.

· Mar 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: Corporate Cyanogen Good for Android?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...

· Mar 29, 2015 at 10:02 am

AOSP Lollipop 5.1.0 for LG Optimus 4X HD

One of the main rivals of the legendary Samsung Galaxy SIII, the LG Optimus 4X HD has received an impressive port of Android 5.1. XDA Forum Member MoltenMotherBoard adjusted CyanogenMod's sources to work nicely with almost pure AOSP.

· Mar 29, 2015 at 09:01 am

The Theory Behind Best Router Placement

When considering where to place your router, not many of us go as far as Jason Cole. Here he discusses how electromagnetic waves travel around a building and even includes an Android app for calculating where Wi-Fi 'dark' and 'hot' spots are likely to occur and how to fix them.

· Mar 29, 2015 at 08:00 am

S6 Pre-orders on T-Mobile are Arriving

T-Mobile appears to be first off the mark with delivering the S6, as some customers are already reporting the devices have been delivered today. Some less lucky customers will have to wait until Monday to receive theirs but this is still far sooner than picking one up in store, which starts April 10th.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm · 5 comments

Best Alarm App for Android?

There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.
· Mar 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm

HTC One M9 Only Has 21GB of Usable Storage

According to HTC's spec sheet, a third of the internal storage will be taken up by Sense and bloatware, as the 32GB M9 will only have a shocking 21GB of usable storage. This is less storage than the S6, however unlike the S6, the M9 supports microSD up to 2TB (when/if you can get one that large).

· Mar 28, 2015 at 01:30 pm

Unofficial CM12.1 Available for Moto E 2014

While Motorola is yet to release a final 5.0.2 build for the Moto E 2014, XDA Senior Member scritch007 and team have got CM12.1 up and running on this budget device. The bug list includes issues with video recording and media scanner, but small issues are to be expected.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm · 1 comment

Pinsy Brings Social Sketching To Your Watch & Phone

Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...

· Mar 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Android 4.4 KitKat on a laptop: Android x86 Install Guide

We all know that Android runs pretty well on phones, tablets and watches. There are many versions of Android to test. If you ever wanted to run KitKat on your laptop, head over to this complete guide, where every step is carefully explained.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 10:30 am

CyanogenMod 12.1 for Samsung Galaxy S5

Android 5.1 is slowly putting its mark in the custom ROM world. CyanogenMod 12.1 is available to the Samsung Galaxy S5 thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer vinman12. List of bugs isn't long, so head over to this thread if you have an S5 in your pocket.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 09:40 am

Xiaomi Expanding Offline Presence in India

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is expanding its retail offline presence in India by selling the Mi 4 and the Redmi Note 4G via The Mobile Store, India's largest mobile phone retailer, in the Delhi-NCR region. These and future smartphones will be available at the online prices, and the stores will also offer repair services.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 08:30 am

Nexus Player 5.1 LMY47D Rooted

We recently featured the Nexus Player, Google's second attempt at a digital media player, getting updated to Lollipop 5.1 with the LMY47D build. Now thanks to efforts by XDA Recognized Contributor bunchies, those with an unlocked bootloader can root the latest version of Lollipop on the Player with a simple .bat file.

· Mar 28, 2015 at 07:42 am

CyanogenMod: All About L – Part 1

CyanogenMod is preparing its sources for the Android 5.1 release. Many interesting things will happen, including the end of unified builds. You can read about plans, ideas and added devices in the official announcement made by ciwrl at CyanogenMod's blog.