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Posted October 11, 2014 at 09:30 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. 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 »
Posted October 10, 2014 at 04:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
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 XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase and his team discovered a vulnerability and created an exploit allowing users to push the superuser application. Now after a few months, XDA members with any variants of the device can finally around this limitation and flash modified “Bumped!” i. . . READ ON »
Posted October 10, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
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 »
Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 8, 2014 at 06:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 what makes this phone more secure than a Nexus device.
The Blackphone has a nice designed and is easy to hold in your hand. There are no markings on the device other than the logo next to the Speaker on the back. I like the understated look of the Phone. The phone is only av. . . READ ON »
Posted October 7, 2014 at 09:30 am by Jimmy McGee
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 huge SD card. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo created the OBB to SD module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 6, 2014 at 05:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
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 unstable. A great majority of functions work properly. Only dual SIM and Internet connectivity are on the to-do list. The ROM is universal, and as such it works on every Android One device released to dat. . . READ ON »
Moto X Available in the UK, Repartitioning The Moto Defy and HTC Pico, and Making Sony Small Apps – XDA TV
Posted October 6, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer RootJunky showed you how to unlock the moto 360, XDA TV Producer Jared talked about 3 Launchers from the XDA forums, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video diving deeper into Paranoid Android. Then TK reviewe. . . READ ON »
Posted October 5, 2014 at 05:00 pm by TK
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 holding their breath for months now.
So is the round smartwatch the one you want to wear a-round town?. . . READ ON »