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Posted October 19, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
It is official–Google has released the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus family is growing, and as we all know the great part of a Nexus device is that you can customize it to your heart’s content. While rooting, unlocking, and installing a custom recovery on a Nexus device is easy, sometimes you just want to click and go.
In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh‘s Nexus Root Toolkit. This kit allows you to to quickly and easily make your desired changes to your Nexus devices. This video gives an overview of the toolkit and shows you how to root, bootloader unlock, and install a custom recovery on your Nexus device. Grab your favorite b. . . READ ON »
Posted October 18, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Update: It appears as if the source of our report has been called into question. Cyanogen, Inc. was unable to provide a comment, leading us to question the original sourced report by Droid Goblin.
Two weeks ago, we talked about how Cyanogen, Inc. was entering the Indian market teamed up with Micromax. Users should expect to see the resultant device this year, but the model and hardware specification have remained unknown, until now of course.
According to Droid Goblin, CyanogenMod will be used as a default firmware in the as of yet announced Micromax Canvas 5. The newest 5-inch Full HD smarthone from one of leading Indian vendors will be powered by a new Mediatek MT67xx octa-core SoC. The device will be supplem. . . READ ON »
Posted October 18, 2014 at 07:00 am by Jimmy McGee
There are many Camera apps available for Android, some free, some not so free. Sometimes though you want more than just a standard camera app. The sensors are good enough on most devices now days that with the right app, you can do some pretty significant adjustments to your photos. The apps we cover today won’t make you Annie Leibovitz or Ansel Adams, but if you know to turn your phone into landscape mode before you take a picture, these may be of interest to you.
In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer Jared shows off the best 3 Pro Camera Apps. He talks about A Better Camera , Camera FV-5 and HD Camera. So if you wanted to use a pro camera for your Android device, check out this video!. . . READ ON »
Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Recently, we talked about an Xposed Module that allows you to modify the volume bar on your device and put it in the statusbar. However, sometimes you don’t have the Xposed Framework available, or root. Sometimes you want more customization options for your volume control.
XDA Forum Member tombarr offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to customize your volume bar. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Noyze. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jimmy McGee
It is only a couple days until the fun and interesting festivities of this year’s Big Android BBQ start. Every year the event just keeps getting better and better. Last year, we interviewed OmniROM maintainer XpLoDWilD, TWRP Lead Dees_Troy and Tha Phlash. Additionally Jordan shared his experience.
In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the Big Android BBQ. He talks about all the people he’s excited to see. Also, he gives an overview of the Big Android BBQ App and its many features. So, check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Many people use their phone as a navigation system. Typically, in car standalone navigation systems tell you to set the destination while the car is not moving. But lets be honest, how many of us do that all the time? To make matters worse, when you are doing it with Google Maps, Google makes you ignore and compete with multiple pop up tool tips.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you hide these potentially dangerous Google Maps tips. XDA Senior Member Kevin M created the No Map Tips module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
The LG G3 Locked Bootloader can be worked around with Bump! 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 MultiROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and be sure the check out the article showing you how to test your apps on a Sony device with Sony’s remote device lab! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer rirozizo talked about the Risk of Brick. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video showing you how to factory re3set and unroot a Nexus Device. Then Jordan reviewed this years . . . READ ON »
Posted October 12, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
This year’s xda:devcon has come and gone. XDA TV Producer Jordan was in attendance. He got the devcon experience and is sharing it with you. Jordan talks about some of the great talks and the event as a whole. He talks about his whole expierence.
If you missed the event and wanted to get a bbrief synopsis of what happened, you can check out this video. We will be uploading the session videos we took over the next few weeks. Of course if you couldn’t make it to xda:devcon, maybe you can catch up with XDA and XDA TV at this years Big Android BBQ. If you haven’t already purchased a ticket you can save 20% with Discount Code “XDA”. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 12, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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.