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Jimmy McGee · Oct 19, 2014

How to Unlock and Root a Nexus Device – XDA TV

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 18, 2014

Micromax Canvas 5 May Ship with CyanogenMod

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 18, 2014

Best 3 Pro Camera Apps – XDA TV

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 16, 2014

Android App Review: Control That ‘Noyze’ – XDA TV

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 15, 2014

Join Us at the Big Android BBQ 2014 – XDA TV

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 14, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: No Map Tips with Google Maps – XDA TV

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 13, 2014

Working Around the LG G3 Bootloader, Sony Remote Device Lab, MultiROM for Galaxy Note 2

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 12, 2014

XDA:DevCon 2014 UK Edition Event Review – XDA TV

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 12, 2014

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 11, 2014

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 10, 2014

Bump! Works Around the LG G3 Locked Bootloader

Without any doubt, we can say that the LG G3 is a great device. LG did its very best to provide high level technical specification and make its flagship a "must have." While end users are likely enjoying stock ROM experience, folks here at XDA are yet to see some custom ROMs prepared by the community. This is all due to a locked bootloader that has been served by the LG. The LG G3 was rooted back in August, when...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 10, 2014

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 9, 2014

Android App Review: Multitask with Ease with C Floating

In the past we have shown you C Locker and C Widget. Those applications allow you to customize your lockscreen and your weather widget, respectively. Well, from the same mind that gave you those apps, now you can customize your multitasking shortcuts. XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to multitask and switch apps fast. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews C Floating.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about...

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TK · Oct 8, 2014

Device Review: Blackphone BP1

When you hear about a phone that is secure and has the means to be give you control over your personal data, an Android device might not the first thing that comes to mind. Two companies, Geeksphone and Silent Circle, are working together to get you to associate PrivatOS (a customized version of Android 4.4.2) with security features. These are security features that you normally have to root your device in order to have. It will be exciting to see...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 7, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Don’t Get Down with OBB on Your Internal Memory

Everyday, our devices are getting more and more powerful--so powerful that you can play some serious games like Portal or Asphalt 8: Airborne. The problem with these games is the often require a huge library file for maps, and graphics elements, and these OBB files can take up a big chuck on your on-board storage In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you move these massive files to your...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 6, 2014

Android One Joins the Custom ROM Family with CM11

A short while ago, we talked about Android One getting root and custom recovery thanks to XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15. It was fairly easy to predict that the custom ROM madness would start afterwards---and surprise, surprise, we were all right. The first custom ROM for Android One has just been released, and once again varun.chitre15 is the developer who delivers goodness to the community. CyanogenMod 11 is at an early stage of development. This doesn't mean that the ROM itself is...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 6, 2014

Moto X Available in the UK, Repartitioning The Moto Defy and HTC Pico, and Making Sony Small Apps – XDA TV

The Moto X (2014) is now available in the UK! 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 Motorola Defy gaining new life with a system repartition and be sure the check out the article showing you how to make your own small apps! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released...

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TK · Oct 5, 2014

Device Review: Moto 360

This year at I/O, Google announced its wearable effort, uniquely named Android Wear.  To help show they were serious they announced three Android Wear devices, but only two were immediately available. The last of the three announced devices was the Moto 360. Motorola, formerly Google owned, entered the game of wearables with a round smartwatch. This is truly the first circular display available to the public. This new form factor for wearable devices has had people from the Tech community...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 5, 2014

Paranoid Android AOSPA 4.6 Beta 2 In Depth Feature Review – XDA TV

Last week, we talked about Paranoid Android and gave a sort-of review and quick overview. However, Paranoid Android includes a lot more features than the ones we mentioned last time. So in the interest of helping you decide if Paranoid Android is the ROM for you, we will talk more about the features of the custom ROM and go more in depth. In today's video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, gives you a full in depth review of the features of Paranoid...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 4, 2014

3 Unique Launchers from the XDA Forums – XDA TV

There are many Launchers available for Android. There are very popular ones, like Nova Launcher. However, just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Each person’s preference is different as well. In today's episode, XDA TV Producer Jared shows off a 3 unique launchers from the XDA forums. He talks about SwiftOpen Beta, FlowHome Beta and SAO Launcher. So if you wanted to try a new unique launcher for your Android device, check out this video! (more…)

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