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Will Verduzco · Jan 16, 2014

Sony Xperia T, TX, V, and SP to Receive Official Android 4.3 OTA Starting Late This Month

We've been talking quite a bit about Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia, T, TX, V, and Xperia SP as of late. About a month ago, we saw the devices receive DLNA certification for the upcoming 4.3 update. Then not too long after, the leaks started pouring in---first for the Sony Xperia T and SP, then for the Xperia TX, and finally for the Xperia V. After all these highly functional leaked builds, we all had a feeling that an official...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 15, 2014

Android 4.3 Rolling Out to the AT&T Galaxy S 4 Active I537, OTA Captured!

Late last night, the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S 4 Active started receiving a 721 MB over-the-air firmware update. No, it's not KitKat, but it's a step in the right direction. Instead, this OTA is the long awaited Android 4.3 update. In addition to bumping up the Android version to the last version of Jelly Bean, this OTA (build number I537UCUBML2) brings a few other notable features including Galaxy Gear support, drag-and-drop application uninstallation, and you guessed it, bloatware. The bloat in UCUBML2...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 14, 2014

2012 HTC One X and One X+ Won’t Receive KitKat—Seriously!?

We've been talking about Android 4.4 updates, both official and unofficial, ever since KitKat was released alongside the Google Nexus 5 back in October of last year. And thankfully, the number of devices with official KitKat firmware releases is finally starting to gain some momentum. Despite this KitKat growth, many other devices have just recently received official Android 4.3 updates and/or leaks. While this isn't ideal, at least some progress is being made towards relatively new firmwares. However, there are some...

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Samantha · Jan 13, 2014

Sony Xperia V Gets Leaked Android 4.3 Firmware Too!

Among the most recent Sony devices to receive the highly anticipated Android 4.3 update, the Sony Xperia V has been left in the dark with regards to leaks and other news. First came the firmware leaks for the Xperia SP and T, courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD. Then not long after, Xperia TX owners also got their hands on the leaked firmware, thanks to XDA Forum Member MN-Ming. Now it looks like the Xperia V is no longer the odd one...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 13, 2014

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Leak for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, Open Source Android Device Manager – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets a leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat build! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Sony Xperia M got an unofficial Android 4.4.2 KitKat Release and the Sony Xperia TX has a leaked version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about all the videos released on XDA Developer...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 11, 2014

Android 4.3 Leak Now Available for the Sony Xperia TX LT29i

Two days ago, we talked about a leaked Android 4.3 firmware build for the Sony Xperia T. The leak, so generously provided by XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, came in at version 9.2.A.0.278, and featured generally great performance aside from a strange "NFC closed error." This highly functional status prompted many to question when a leaked build for its sibling, the TX, would emerge. Now, a version for the Sony Xperia TX has appeared, thanks to XDA Forum Member MN-Ming. This leaked build comes in...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 9, 2014

Leaked Android 4.3 Now Available for the Sony Xperia SP and T

You may recall that just yesterday, we talked about how the Android 4.3 update for the Sony Xperia T and Xperia SP was drawing near. We were made aware of this thanks to XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who shared screenshots of the latest test builds for both devices and was taking requests for any other screenshots that users might be interested in. Now just a few hours after his previous "sneak peak," DooMLoRD has decided to make the firmwares available. Initially, the firmware was meant for...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 8, 2014

Android 4.3 Drawing Near for the Sony Xperia SP and T

Android 4.4 KitKat is all the rave, with more and more devices receiving aftermarket builds by the handful practically every day. Some devices such as the current Nexus lineup, the Moto X, Moto G, and certain variants of the HTC One also have official KitKat releases. Despite this, many devices, especially older ones, are stuck on pre-4.3 releases. This is the case for the Sony Xperia T and Xperia SP, which only ever made it to 4.1 in official capacity. You may recall that...

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Samantha · Jan 8, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S Plus Gets Highly Functional KitKat and Jelly Bean Builds

If you rewind back to a couple of months ago, you may remember that dual boot was achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Well, there's been more happening with this device, the refresh of the perhaps more popular Samsung Galaxy S. Shipped all the way back in 2011 with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, it only received an incremental, official update to Android 2.3.6 before being discontinued by Samsung. Fortunately however, Galaxy S Plus owners will see the abandoned device get back...

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Samantha · Jan 4, 2014

HTC Desire HD Gets Sense 5.0 Port

The HTC Desire HD has quite the history. With a 4.3-inch screen on the outside and a single core 1GHz CPU on the inside, it became available all the way back in 2010, rocking some truly ancient software that'll challenge even the most studious of historians---namely Android 2.2 Froyo and HTC Sense 2.0. It was upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Sense 3.0, and was graciously promised by HTC an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich. Unfortunately, HTC didn't keep...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 2, 2014

Locked Bootloader Xperia S and Want CM10? No Problem!

Earlier today, we talked about a highly functional KitKat build for the Sony Xperia S created by XDA Recognized Developer RaymanFX and the OpenSEMC team. The release, which brings daily driver-status unofficial CM11 to the much loved Xperia S is perhaps the top choice for users looking for the latest and greatest software on their unlocked device. But what about users who haven't or can't unlock their bootloaders? Well, that's no longer an issue thanks to a ROM created by XDA Recognized Contributors djolivier and letama, and Recognized...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 31, 2013

Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE to Receive Android 4.3 in Mid-Feb

Despite the massive success enjoyed by the device's predecessor, the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE never quite became a pop culture icon like the HTC Evo 4G. But even though the Sprint's branded version of the HTC One X is now nearing its planned end-of-life, it still has a decent amount of loyal users a year and a half later. Thankfully, HTC is still actively supporting the Evo 4G LTE, and they have now publicly stated their update plans for the...

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Samantha · Dec 28, 2013

Sense 5.0 Ported to the HTC Pico (Explorer)

It's pretty much a proven, scientific fact that the HTC Pico (a.k.a. Explorer) is one heck of a trooper. Its 3.2 inch screen, 600 MHz processor, and 512 MB of RAM have seen more action than the latest and greatest devices out on the market right now. Having marched past Sense 4.0 without batting an eye, having Firefox OS for breakfast, and conquering dual booting, the Pico can now proudly boast Sense 5.0 on the trophy shelf. Accomplished by XDA Senior...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 26, 2013

Official CyanogenMod Now Available for the Oppo N1 Standard Edition

Just two days ago, we talked about the release of the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, as well as its factory images and source code. While the device's large dimensions make it somewhat of a niche device, the N1 is a device aimed to please those looking for a very large phone. The N1 is also great for those who value support from an OEM that actively caters to the development and enthusiast communities. Alongside the release of the N1 CM Edition, Oppo...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 26, 2013

Android 4.3 Rolling Out to the Nvidia Tegra Note 7, Brings HDR and Stylus Improvements

Google's first generation Nexus 7 prominently featured Nvidia's Tegra 3 System-on-a-Chip. When Google and Asus decided to ditch the Tegra platform and instead use Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro as the foundation of the new Nexus 7 (2013), Nvidia saw this as an opportunity to create their own tablet based on the Tegra 4. They gave it quite a few extra features, such as active stylus support, and with that, the Nvidia Tegra Note 7 was born. The Tegra Note 7...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 24, 2013

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, Factory Images, and Source Code Now Available

The almost ludicriously sized Oppo N1 isn't exactly a device aimed at everyone. No, its gargantuan dimensions simply preclude it from much mass market appeal. But for those of you who can handle the device's macroscopic proportions, Christmas has come a little early---one day early, to be exact. Earlier today, the CyanogenMod team announced that a version of the N1 with CyanogenMod 10.2 preinstalled has just gone on sale. The device is available directly on the Oppo Style website for $600...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 23, 2013

Android 4.3 Rolling Out to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z

In the past few months, Sony has been quick to demonstrate its willingness to work with the aftermarket development and enthusiast communities by publishing experimental unskinned builds for various devices. At the same time, they've also pushed out official firmware updates at a relatively quick pace, even for some older devices. To that end, the company has been rolling out official Android 4.3 updates to many of its past Xperia devices over the last few weeks. And now, the company...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 18, 2013

Verizon Galaxy S III Now Receiving Android 4.3 OTA, Complete with KNOX and Added Bloat

Just yesterday, we wrote about how the Verizon variant of the HTC One finally received its Android 4.3 update---quite some time after the International variant and other US carrier variants. Well the Verizon-flavored One isn't the only device on America's largest carrier that is receiving the official Android 4.3 goods. Now, the Verizon Galaxy S III gets to join in on the fun as well. Today's update brings the Verizon device to Android 4.3 (I535VRUCML1). In addition to simply bumping up the Android version,...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 17, 2013

[OTA Captured] Verizon HTC One Now Receiving Android 4.3

Not too long ago, the international HTC One received its official update to Android 4.3. Alongside the Android version update, the OTA also brought Sense 5.5, which allowed users to finally disable BlinkFeed on the device. Then three days ago, we talked about how the Verizon HTC One was slated to receive an OTA update to Android 4.3 very soon. Now, the Android 4.3 (2.10.605.1) update is here, and as expected it does not come with Sense 5.5. Despite not coming with Sense 5.5, the 2.10.605.1 firmware brings...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 17, 2013

Android 4.3 Rollout Begins for AT&T Galaxy Note II

We first saw official Android 4.3 appear on the international Galaxy Note II LTE N7105 back in the middle of November. Ever since then, it's gradually been making its way over to other variants of the device such as the Sprint, T-Mobile, and finally the Verizon units. Now, the update has begun rolling out to the AT&T variant of the Galaxy Note II, and it's about time. The update in the form of a 696 MB OTA update to  I317UCUBMK6 from the previous I317UCAMH3 build. It...

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