How to Factory Reset and Unroot a Nexus Device – XDA TV


If you spend any amount of time reading or hanging out in the XDA Developers Forums, you will hear people talking about bricking the device. They warn you to be careful because doing this wrong could brick your device. The rumors of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are swirling. With a Google event in the coming weeks, many people predict these devices will be announced. Of course the best part about Nexus devices is the ability to easily unlock their bootloaders. This allows you to root, unlock and install custom recoveries, so you can modify and test the Nexus devices to your heart’s content.

In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh‘s Nexus Root . . . READ ON »

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Make Your Sleep Rock Solid with SleepTimer


After long and stressful day, spending some time with your favorite tunes becomes a major relief. Sleeping with your headphones on might give you a better sleep, but you can also wake up pretty tired if you fall asleep well with music but keep waking up when it stops.

If you like long playlists, XDA Forum Member pboss has a tool that you may find quite useful. SleepTimes is a simple application that forces your favorite player to stop playing music after a predetermined time. For example, if you want to listen to your music for an hour, just spin the circle and select 60 as the value and start your favorite music player. The application has no upper limit, so you can even set 10 or more hours of music playback. This appli. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Services 6.1.71 Updates Icon, 6.1 Rolled Out

Google Play Services 6.1.71

A little under a month ago, we wrote about how Google Play Services had begun receiving a version bump to 6.1. Chief among the enhancements brought forth by the new version are added e-commerce analytics support through Google Tag Manager and improved APIs for Google Fit and Google Drive, including a new Material Design compliant file picker for the latter. With this update’s improved tag support, developers were then able to better understand how various user acquisition campaigns perform at a granular level. Now according to the Android Developers Blog, the rollout has finished making its way to all devices connected to Google Play, which means that developers can now feel free to use these updated . . . READ ON »

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The Risk of Brick – XDA TV


If you spend any amount of time reading or hanging out in the XDA Developers Forums, you will hear people talking about bricking the device. They warn you to be careful because doing this wrong could brick your device. Developers always mention that they are not responsible if you brick your device. There are questions with people asking how to fix their brick. Do the XDA members have a stonemason fetish?

In this episode of XDA TV, Producer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo gets real about the topic of device bricks. He defines what a brick is, what the difference between a hard brick and a soft brick are. Also, he talks about your options if you devices is in one of the many “bricked” states. So, if . . . READ ON »

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QuickEdit, a Sleek and Quick Text Editor

QuickEdit Text Editor

If you’ve worked on a development/design project in the past, you likely found yourself wanting to edit a source file you’ve been working on, or create a quick one for an idea you’ve just had. There aren’t many text editors on Android that excel at this, but QuickEdit Text Editor by XDA Forum Member rhmsoft might be one of them. It combines many needed features for code editing with a neat interface, and then adds some more tricks.

QuickEdit Text Editor comes with all the options you’d expect from an advanced text editor: syntax highlighting for languages you’re likely to work with, line numbering, indentation, undo/redo support and more. A dark theme is also available (. . . READ ON »

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Sync Files on Multiple Devices with Syncthing


Syncthing is an open-source file synchronization client, written in Go language. The authors decided to create their own equally free Block Exchange Protocol that can successfully replace Dropbox or BitTorrent Sync on your home network.

The application is available for all major desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Syncthing recently debuted on Android, thanks to XDA Forum Member Nutomic who prepared a mobile version of the client. With this application, you will be able to keep your files up-to-date and easily synchronize things downloaded on your Android devices with your PC.

Syncthing is a brilliant solution for all of you that have a big collections of photos or other rather h. . . READ ON »

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CM11 for Android One, Updated Galaxy Nexus GPU Drivers!


ChainFire’s Auto-Root Program now supports S5 Prime and Note 4! 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 CyanogenMod and Micromax releasing a device in India and be sure the check out the Android One based CyanogenMod 11 ROM. 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 TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for OBB on SD. Then TK reviewed the Blackphone BP1. And later, TK gave us an Android App Review of C Floating. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Store 5 Brings Added Material Design, New Icon

Google Play Store 5

This past week and a half has sure been busy for first party Google Android application updates. Just a little over a week ago, we started off with a Google Play Newsstand update that brought a complete Material Design makeover. Then just one day later, Google followed up with a Google+ update that brought some additional Material Design goodness to the first application to sport the UI style in the first place. Then two days ago, we were given updates to the Chromecast companion app and Chrome Stable. But if you thought that Google was all done with updates for the week, you were wrong. There’s (at least) one more in store, and it’s a doozy: Google Play Store 5.

Today’s update to the Google Pl. . . READ ON »

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Enable Guest Mode on Your Chromecast Today!

Chromecast Guest Mode

Back at the I/O 2014 keynote earlier this year, Google announced that a future update to the Google Chromecast would bring Guest Mode functionality to the budget-friendly media streamer. Once enabled, this feature will allow users to cast to a Chromecast without needing to be on the same WiFi network. Four months and a couple of Chromecast companion app updates later, Guest Mode has not yet been enabled by the Mountain View giant.

Luckily, yesterday’s Chromecast companion app update brings us one step closer. And with some help from XDA Recognized Contributor r3pwn, we can now enable Guest Mode ourselves. This is accomplished using an application called #Configuration for Root and two simple comman. . . READ ON »

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