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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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Jimmy McGee · Dec 8, 2014

HTC One M7 GPe Gets Lollipop, Verizon G3 CM11 Nightlies – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for the HTC One (M7) Google Play Edition! 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 Lollipop landing on the Sony Xperia S, Ion and Acro S and be sure to check out the article talking about Cyanogen to update the OnePlus One globally, even in India! That's not all that's covered in today's video!...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 4, 2014

Cyanogen to Update OnePlus One Globally, Even in India

Just a few days ago, we talked about how Cyanogen Inc. was set to drop support for the OnePlus One in India due to a conflicting contract. According to many articles on the Web, including those from the OnePlus team, exclusive rights to use Cyanogen OS in India were transferred over to Micromax. The One's makers then announced that they were working hard to create their own operating system that would eventually replace Cyanogen OS as a main operating system on devices produced...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 1, 2014

Android 5 for Xperia Z Ultra and Ouya? LG G3 Oversharpening Fixed! – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop lands on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra! 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 Android TV port for the OUYA gaming console and be sure the check out the article talking about the LG G3 Oversharpening fix! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 21, 2014

TWRP for Nexus 6 and 9 Available, Unofficial CM12 Alpha for HTC Explorer! – XDA TV

Team Win Recovery Project for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 is available now! 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 Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 for the HTC Explorer and be sure the check out the article talking about Android 5.0 Lollipop landing on the Sony Xperia Z3. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2014

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

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....

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 28, 2014

Flash Cyanogen Recovery to Your 2012 Sony Xperia

Cyanogen Recovery is one of the newest custom recovery projects available in the aftermarket development community. Its minimalist and easy-to-navigate user interface makes it worth a shot for many new users. While ClockworkMod, TWRP and PhilZ remain three of the most popular recoveries, you can try Cyanogen Recovery on a large number of devices. XDA Recognized Developer championswimmer decided to port the Simple CM Touch Recovery to the whole 2012 line of Sony Xperia devices. You can find images for...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 20, 2014

Updated Android Lollipop Preview Images – XDA TV

The Android Lollipop Preview Images are now available! 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 Android L final API and marterial design support library going live and be sure the check out the article talking about the Micromax Canvas 5 which may ship with CyanogenMod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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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 17, 2014

Android Lollipop Confirmed, Nexus 6, 9, and Player Announced! Sony AOSP Extended

Google Officially Announced 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 Google Nexus 6, 9 and Player and be sure the check out the addition of Xperia Z1 and Z2 to Sony's AOSP Program. 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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 16, 2014

CyanogenMod and Other ROMs Allegedly Vulnerable to MITM Attacks

According to an anonymous security researcher and The Register, over 10 million Android users running CyanogenMod and various derivatives are potentially vulnerable to a specific type of man-in-the-middle attack. The main group vulnerable are users running CyanogenMod and CM-based ROMs. The CyanogenMod team has stated that The Register's claims are invalid and ensured that CyanogenMod 11 is well protected. The alleged vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher who works for one of top Android vendors. CyanogenMod developers and other teams had...

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