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Jimmy McGee · May 18, 2015

OnePlus Touchscreen Issues Fixed, Android Wear 5.1.1- XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 is rolling out! 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 a resolution to the OnePlus touchscreen issues and be sure to check out the article talking about MediaTek taking Qualcomms place in Flagship devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV...

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Jimmy McGee · May 4, 2015

Xiaomi Mi5 Specs Leaked, CyanogenMod SDK – XDA TV

CyanogenMod is going to release their own SDK! 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 Yu Yuphoria and be sure to check out the article talking about the leaked Xiaomi Mi5 specs. 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...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 24, 2015

Cyngn Explained: Who’s Cyanogen, What’s Cyanogen OS?

While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between Cyanogen, Inc and CyanogenMod developers, as well as Cyanogen OS and the CyanogenMod ROM that so many XDA users love. The entities surrounding each of these are sometimes different and sometimes intertwined. We’ve gotten messages and comments requesting for a clearer distinction between these for future reference, which is why we are writing this feature. Let’s start...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 24, 2015

Android 5.1.1 Released, Google Cell Service – XDA TV

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 has been released. 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 Google Cell Service and what we know about it and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

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Chris Gilliam · Apr 17, 2015

PSA: Google Play Services Wakelock Affects Many 5.x ROMs

Wakelocks are the bane of the battery conscious, and this wakelock bug has been plaguing Android ROMs for a while. Yes, the issue is neither new nor unique, and it won't be resolved for good until Google steps up, but the recent launches of CyanogenMod 12 and CyanogenOS (among others) have prompted a new round of interest in the Google Play Services 7.x SystemUpdateService Wakelock bug. The good news is that CM12 saw a fix folded in yesterday, and CyanogenOS...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 16, 2015

Microsoft Cortana for Android, Droid Turbo Root – XDA TV

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android! 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 a Xiaomi smartwatch and be sure to check out the article talking about Google's support of YouTube 360 on Android. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 13, 2015

Xposed for Lollipop, CM 11S Brings MaxxAudio – XDA TV

Xposed Framework is getting closer to a Lollipop release! 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 Android 5.0 for the T-Mobile HTC One M8 and be sure to check out the article talking about the new OnePlus OxygenOS! 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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Faiz Malkani · Feb 12, 2015

CM12 Theme: DeepDarkness by _moelle

Earlier this week, we covered a few CM12 themes as part of a guide to highlight some of the best community system themes out there, and today we dive in for a quick glance of one of the most popular CM12 themes, one of the proverbial crème de le crèmes - DeepDarkness by _moelle. This project started off as a little modification for a ROM and due to the overwhelming appraisal it received in its early stages, the theme evolved into a multi-device, universal CM12 theme,...

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Faiz Malkani · Feb 9, 2015

Guide: The Best CyanogenMod 12 Themes

In the past few years, a heated debate has been waged - and goes on to this very day - about the superiority of mobile operating systems, and because of different perspectives, there is no clear victor in the arguments pitched, save for one - customization. Google's Android operating system is known far and wide for its limitless and flexible customization options, and goes wholly unchallenged in this domain. System themes, custom bootanimations, recovery themes, icon packs, APK mods - Android...

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Mathew Brack · Feb 8, 2015

Just Where Is Cyanogen Taking Us?

If you have rooted your phone or flashed a custom rom, chances are you have heard about CyanogenMod. The company has given users the chance to customize their devices greatly, remove bloatware and keep up with the latest OTA updates long after their device has been abandoned by their carriers. By developing a universal installer, it has brought an ease and grace to installing rarely found in other roms, with CyanogenMod officially supported on 256 devices and unofficially on many...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 14, 2015

CyanogenMod 12 Overview – XDA TV

Several months ago, we did a bit of an overview of CyanogenMod 11. However, we've since moved on to bigger and better things with the introduction of Google's latest Lollipop update. With Lollipop comes CyanogenMod 12, and another overview from XDA TV! In today's video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx shows off CyanogenMod 12 on his Nexus 6. The main features covered and talked about in today's video are the camera, quick pulldown, and more. While we are showing the version on the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2014

Sea, Sailfish & Haddock: Shipping Linux to Devices and the Community w/ David Greaves – XDA:DevCon 2014

In his presentation Firefox OS Architecture and Collaboration Opportunities at XDA:DevCon 2014, Asa Dotzler talked about Firefox as a web browser and mobile OS, and how it exists to ensure there is choice in the marketplace. As it stands right now, the big players are Android and iOS, but a little group of hackers has another option for you: SailfishOS. SailfishOS is the topic of today’s talk. David Greaves is one of the co-founders of the Mer Project, where he focuses...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 26, 2014

OnePlus Indian Ban Lifted, Android One Expanding – XDA TV

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is available for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet! 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 TWRP 2.8.3.0 and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest with Cyanogen where the Micromax injunction against OnePlus has been over turned! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

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Pulser_G2 · Dec 24, 2014

CM, Micromax and OnePlus – Sales Ban Lifted

It's less than a week since our recent in-depth analysis of the legal battle over the Indian market, with which Cyanogen Inc, OnePlus and Micromax are embroiled. In light of the holiday season, I shall keep this update short, but the Delhi High Court has today overturned the original sales ban imposed as a result of Micromax's legal petition, in an apparently early Christmas gift to OnePlus. The original court order against OnePlus, preventing it from selling its mobile phones,...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 24, 2014

XDA’s Top 5 Stories and Videos for 2014 – XDA TV

Yesterday we talked about our favorite Xposed Mods from 2014 on XDA Xposed Tuesday. Today, we continue by talking about the Top 5 Stories and Videos for 2014 from XDA. Stories include: Open Sourced .NET Framework, Android One, Lollipop and more. Jordan talks about the top five videos released this year on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer Jared showed you his Top 3 OnePlus One ROMs, Adam showed you how to hack an app, TK showed you how to root...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 22, 2014

Android 5.0.2 Fixes 2012 Nexus 7! Sony’s Making a Google Glass Competitor? – XDA TV

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is available for the Google Nexus 7 2012! 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 YU Yureka using CyanogenMod and be sure to check out the article talking about Sony releasing a Google Glass competitor! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV....

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 19, 2014

Micromax Takes OnePlus to Court! Android Wear Receives Lollipop – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is available officially for the Moto 360! 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 Sony supporting AOSP on the entire 2014 Qualcomm Line of products and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest with Cyanogen where Micromax sues OnePlus! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other...

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Pulser_G2 · Dec 18, 2014

Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax – The Legal Battle

Recently, a battle has been waging in India over the rights to distribute the commercial version of the CyanogenMod operating system. The court order from the recent case (where Micromax wanted to enforce their exclusivity agreement against OnePlus) has been released. The order, written by Justice Manmohan Singh, weighs in at 29 pages, and the contents prove rather interesting. Let's take a look through it. The documents are available for reference from this link. In a break with convention, I...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 12, 2014

Android Wear Watch Face API Available – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop kernel source is available for the HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition! 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 Android Wear Watchface API and be sure to check out the article talking about Cyanogen and updating the OnePlus One globally, but not in India! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 10, 2014

Indian OnePlus One to Ship Without Cyanogen OS After All

A little under two weeks ago, we first talked about an unfortunate situation whereby upcoming OnePlus One devices sold in India were rumored to ship without "Cyanogen OS" due to Cyanogen Inc. granting exclusive rights to their proprietary firmware in India to Micromax. Needless to say, this situation is less than ideal both for the Oppo offshoot as well as potential Indian buyers, as one of the main appeals of the OPO is undoubtedly its bloat-free CM11s install. After the...

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