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Jimmy McGee · Apr 15, 2015

CyanogenMod 12S Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Just last week the rebel OEM OnePlus released their own version of Android Lollipop for thier One device. It was called OxygenOS, and Jordan (sort of) reviewed it. However, we all know that the OnePlus One shipped with a version of CyangenMod. Well the CyanogenMod update has dropped. CyanogenMod 12s is now available to owners of the OnePlus One. In today's video, XDA TV Producer Jordan, shows off CyanogenMod 12s on his OnePlus One. The main features covered and talked...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 14, 2015

ChromePie for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

One of the great features of Android is the Pie Control menus you can get with Xposed modules and other manners. To get the Pie controls in Chrome there was a module called ChromePie. ChromePie didn’t work with Android 5.x Lollipop, until now. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the pie controls to Chrome. XDA Forum Member JT5 offers up the ChromePie module. TK shows off the module and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 13, 2015

Moto 360 Price Drop! Chainfire Releases FlashFire – XDA TV

The Moto 360 smart-watch prices have been slashed! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-orders beginning in April and be sure to check out the article talking about HTC Champions. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV....

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 10, 2015

Galaxy S6 LED Flash Issue, LG G4 and More! – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy S6 LED Flash has an always-on issue. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the LG G4 and be sure to check out the article talking about the price point for the ASUS ZenFone 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 9, 2015

Flynx Link Browser – XDA App Review

If you’ve ever read an article on your mobile device, you’ve probably encountered the problem with links in stories. You start off reading one story. And half way through an interesting sentence or word is highlighted with a link to another story. Sooner or later your half way through 15 stories. XDA Forum Member night_hawk91 offers up an app that allows you to open these links and keep them handy for later reading. In this video XDA TV Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 8, 2015

OxygenOS Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Over the past couple of months we have, sort of, reviewed many custom ROMs, like CyanogenMod 12, OmniROM, SlimKat and more. However, there is a ragtag OEM in our midst that tries to convince us to "never settle." The OnePlus One originally shipped with CyanongenMod 12s, and the update to 12s is forthcoming. Due to some agreement troubles OnePlus has gone ahead and created their own version of Android Lollipop for their device called OxygenOS. Is this release a breath of fresh air?...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 7, 2015

Swipeback2 – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Everyday, more and more modules for the Xposed Framework are being updated to support Lollipop. Some of these Xposed Modules are background fixes and tweaks. While others offer expanded customizability and control of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the ability to control your device with a swipe gesture. XDA Senior Member PeterCxy offers up the Swipeback2 module. TK shows off the module and gives his thoughts,...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 6, 2015

OxygenOS Released and More! – XDA TV

OxygenOS for the OnePlus One has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Android Studio 1.2 beta being released and be sure to check out the article talking about CyanogenMod 12s for the OnePlus One coming just around the corner. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 3, 2015

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Sources, LG G2 Lollipop! – XDA TV

The LG G2 is receiving Android Lollipop. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of S-Off being available for the HTC M9 and be sure to check out the article talking about Android kernel sources from Xiaomi! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 2, 2015

Dumb Ball Review – XDA Game Time!

There are some heavily staffed venture capital backed development houses that can make some great games. However, at XDA we think the journey is just as important as the final product. So when an XDA developer makes a simple addictive game, we take notice. XDA Forum Member Degineth offers up an addictive puzzle type game. In this episode of Game Time, XDA TV Producer rirozizo reviews Dumb Ball.  Rirozizo describes the game, plays it and talks about his thoughts of...

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Tomek Kondrat · Apr 1, 2015

Hi Locker to Help You With Lockscreen Headache

The lockscreen is a part of the OS that we see hundreds of times every day, whether we're using Android or iOS. The look of the lockscreen depends on the Android version, device manufacturer or ROM chef. In short, it differs for almost every user. Luckily enough, users can use third party alternatives that bring more features. One such application is Hi Locker, developed by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Hi Locker can be found both on the Play store and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 1, 2015

Must Have App Review: Spider Squisher Pro Extreme

Here on XDA TV we have a series we like to call Must Have Apps. These are apps that we think are so great and useful that you must have them. We’ve given this title to such programs as Pushbullet, Light Flow, Helium, the AROMA File Manager, ROM Toolbox and Pocket Casts. But today we have an app that surpasses them all. Former XDA TV Producer Adam Outler offers up a must have application. In this video, XDA TV Producer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 31, 2015

The History of Flagships: Part III – HTC

A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 31, 2015

Fix Lollipop Memory Leak – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Unfortunately there was a memory leak in Android 5.0.x Lollipop. Thankfully it was fixed in Android 5.1. However, at the time of this video Xposed Framework doesn’t have Android 5.1 support. So you are faced with a choice of fixing the memory leak or running your Xposed Modules. Or are you? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the Android 5.1 memory fix to pre 5.1 Lollipop devices. The module...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 30, 2015

LG G4 Note Picture Leaked, Oxygen OS Delayed – XDA TV

The LG G4 Note has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the news of the delay in the release of Oxygen OS and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 4.4 Kitkat on a laptop. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 27, 2015

Droid Turbo Rooted, Bezel-less Oppo R7 Seen – XDA TV

Oppo has demoed the bezel-less smartphone called the "R7!" That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Google's internal code building tool is being having its source opened and be sure to check out the article talking about Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5 and 6! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 26, 2015

CyanogenMod 12 Theme Options – XDA TV

Be together, not the same. That is the current phrase that Google is using for Android. This is really wise, the strength of Android is that I have a choice in what phone I get and what it looks like. I get more choices than black or white and 16, 64 or 128 GB. One of the more visual parts of Android customization is theming. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews talks about theming your CyanogenMod 12 device....

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 25, 2015

Must Have App Review: Pocket Casts for Android

The great thing about our smartphones is the ability to put on your head phones and listen to music or podcasts while on the bus, on the train, waiting at the DMV or just eating lunch when you are trying to block out the outside world. In order to listen to podcasts seamlessly, you will want the best application you can get your hands on. The talented developers over at “Shifty Jelly” offer up a must have podcast application. In...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 24, 2015

Lollipop Lock Screen Mods – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced features into the system better. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds more clip board...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 23, 2015

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger or a compiler for a specific programming language as C++ or other. Quite often, the toolchain used for embedded development is a cross toolchain, or...

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