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More Android 5.0 Details Revealed, Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker – XDA TV

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Google talks more about Android 5.0 Lollipop! 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 the new Mircosoft Band, a fitness tracker and be sure the check out the article talking about sideloading apps to Android TV thanks to Chainfire. 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 No Lock Home. Then RootJunky showes us How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360. And later TK showed us how to sync music to your Android Wear devices. Be sure to check out K. . . READ ON »

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Sideload Applications to Android TV Thanks to Chainfire

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Android TV played quite a major roles at this year’s Google I/O’s keynote. We didn’t have to wait long to see the first Android devices designed specifically to work with TVs. One of the most exciting Android TV devices is the recently launched Google Nexus Player, which was introduced alongside Lollipop and other Nexus devices.

Google added a requirement that every existing application that is to work on Android TV must be declared as compatible by the app’s developer(s). Such a situation is far from perfect, because users often can’t use their favorite applications or games even if they actually work with Android TV but aren’t officially tested. Luckily, there are . . . READ ON »

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SuperSU 2.13 Begins Preparations for Android L Release

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After a few quiet months since the last major release and several minor beta revisions, SuperSU finally receives a major update in its stable branch. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire added a vast number of bug fixes, compatibility additions, and under-the-hood changes that only tech savvy users will notice.

SuperSU is now fully ready for Android L, which should be released sometime soon. Chainfire put a lot of efforts into making this application compatible with AOSP. As a result, SuperSU is now more compatible with root-level applications. There are still some concerns as to whether the boot.img will have to be updated in order to acquire root, but we should remain optimistic.

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CF-Auto-Root Gains Note 4 and S5 Prime Support!

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We’ve talked quite a bit about CF-Auto-Root by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire in the past–all with good reason. For the few who don’t know, CF-Auto-Root is essentially the easiest and most efficient way for new users to root their devices while keeping them as close to stock as possible. Essentially everything is automated, and once all is said and done, you end up with a practically stock device, but with the SuperSU binary and APK installed.

Not too long ago, we saw CF-Auto-Root appear for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 before the device was even publicly available. Now, CF-Auto-Root has made its way to another variant of the Galaxy S5, the significantly higher resolution S5 Prime. . . READ ON »

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SuperSU 2.01 Lets You Root the Android L Developer Preview the Right Way

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Last week during the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote, Google unveiled the much anticipated and radically different Android L release. The very next day, Google made an early developer preview available for users to get an early taste of what L will eventually be like.

Many end users rocking the Google Nexus 5 or 7 ended up flashing this update, and this in turn lead users to want to root the update. But unfortunately, SuperSU was not yet compatible with Android L Dev Preview, so a workaround with a pre-rooted boot.img was necessary. Now, however, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has returned from I/O and presents a new version of SuperSU that is able to handle the L developer Preview. And co. . . READ ON »

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Next Version of Android to Bring Even More Root Headaches

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About a week and a half ago, we took a look at a few recent AOSP merges initially spotted by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire that severely impact root app developers due to changes in SELinux, default runtime compiler, and the requirement of PIE (Position-Independent Executable) for non-statically built executables. These changes compounded previous headaches caused by commits that prevent SU from executing files stored on the /data partition. Luckily, potential workarounds for the above changes were quickly publicized by Chainfire when he updated his How to SU guide.

Now, the breakage continues, as new AOSP commits are poised to make life more difficult for root . . . READ ON »

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Next Version of Android to Cause Even More Issues for Root App Developers

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You may recall that a few months back, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire analyzed some upcoming changes to AOSP that will likely appear in the next publicly available version of Android. As a quick refresher, the two commits in question at the time made life a little more difficult for root app developers by preventing the SU binary from executing files stored on the /data partition. Because of this change, root-enabled applications that extract and execute files from app-specific directories in the /data partition will have to be updated in order to work on the next version of Android. Luckily, Chainfire detailed a few potential workarounds that were added to his How to SU page. Th. . . READ ON »

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Mobile ODIN 4.20 Brings Support for Several Galaxy S5 Variants

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We last talked about XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s Mobile ODIN back in January with the launch of version 4. For those who don’t recall, v4 brought quite a few new features such as the ability to flash modem images and support for several new Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 variants. Now, version 4.20 is here, and it packs a few goodies–no, not THAT.

Mobile ODIN v4.20, which went live yesterday afternoon, packs two new features. First off, the injected SuperSU has been updated to version 1.94. In addition, v4.20 brings support for nine Galaxy S5 variants:

  • International SM-G900F
  • Oceania SM-G900I
  • Korea SM-G900L
  • Middle and South America SM-G900M
  • Sprint SM-G900P
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500 Firepaper Update to V2 Brings Major Overhaul

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It’s been a while since we talked about 500 Firepaper. For those who don’t remember, it’s an innovative application that downloads high quality wallpapers of various genres from the popular service 500px. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire recently announced a major overhaul to version 2.0.

What’s new in 500 Firepaper v2? The changelog is quite long and is covered on his Google+. These new features include a brand new option to pin a wallpaper for 7 days. Additionally, wallpaper history browsing has been refined, and it now supports swiping. The overall layout of the UI has been improved as well.

500 Firepaper v2 also brings the option to use hardw. . . READ ON »

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