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Jimmy McGee · Mar 17, 2014

Google Patents PIE Controls and Drops Wallet Support for Pre-KitKat, Blast From the Past ROMs! – XDA Developer TV

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA for the Bell Canada Galaxy S 4 is now rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that CyanogenMod 11 has been released for the HTC Desire Z and the Motorola Milestone 2 gets a functional KitKat build! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the exciting news coming out of...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 14, 2014

T-Mo/Rogers Galaxy S4 Receive KitKat, LG/Google Smartwatch Leaks, and Google Might Pursue Set-Top Gaming? – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4 is being rolled out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia SP and the leaked Google and LG smartwatch specs! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an  Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 10, 2014

Google Wearable Tech SDK Coming Soon, Sony Adds Widgets to Firefox OS, CM 11 Milestone 4 Available – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat over the air update for the HTC Butterfly S is now rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 4 has been released and 2011 Xperia devices running CM10 have a mod for recording 720p30 video! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the exciting news coming out...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 7, 2014

T-Mo Galaxy Note 3 Gets KitKat, Microsoft Cortana Leaks, Xperia Z2 Camera Ported – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Official CyanogenMod for the Sony Xperia M and that the Xperia Z2 camera has been ported to other Xperia Devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 21, 2014

Samsung Devices Get Unified CM11 Builds, Google’s Project Tango Unveiled – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Samsung devices are getting unified CyanogenMod 11 builds. Google Project Tango has also been made public, and this project promises Kinect-like abilites for smartphones! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 14, 2014

Android 4.4.2 for Unlocked HTC One and Moto X, Convert Moto G into Play Edition – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat 4.4.2 is now available for the unlocked and developer edition HTC Ones! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 3 is available for 50 devices and their is now a way to turn your Moto G into a Play Edition! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 10, 2014

CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 3 Now Available for 50 Devices

Nowadays with the growing popularity of rooting and device modification, there are quite a few legitimate players in the large-scale, multi-device custom ROM scene. There are new greats such as OmniROM making a splash with impressive new features, as well as older giants like ParanoidAndroid and AOKP, both of which have been home to quite a bit of major innovation over the years. However, there's one large-scale, multi-device custom ROM that for better or worse stands in its own category, and that's CyanogenMod....

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 7, 2014

KitKat Arrives for VZW HTC One, Galaxy S2 Gets Official CM 11 Nightlies, Chromecast SDK Available! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat for the Verizon HTC One has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S2 is getting official CyanogenMod 11 nightlies and the Chromecast SDK is now available for your Hacking pleasure! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 23, 2014

Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod Review – XDA Developer TV

Oppo has made great strides in becoming a very developer friendly company, from attending XDA:DevCon to providing much needed kernel source code and developer information. Perhaps some of the most exciting news was that a version of the Oppo N1 became the first phone to officially come with CyanogenMod preinstalled from the factory. Recently, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan reviewed the Oppo N1, but didn’t have a chance to get a copy of the official CyanogenMod to review. In the...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 15, 2014

CyanogenMod Installer Now Available on the Mac

A couple of months ago, we talked about the beta release of CyanogenMod installer. The installer, was intended for new users otherwise unfamiliar with the custom ROM world. It essentially serves as the fastest and most streamlined way of installing CyanogenMod onto your device, with little to no effort expended. CM Installer was removed from the Google Play Store not too long after due to developer agreement violations, but that did nothing to halt the project's development. One major limitation of...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 10, 2014

KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S Plus, Cyanogen Inc Phone ‘OnePlus One’ Announced, CES 2014 News – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Galaxy S Plus gets KitKat and Jelly Bean builds! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Cyanogen Inc has teamed up with ex-Oppo employees to release a commercial CM phone called the 'OnePlus One' and the article talking about the leaked Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia SP and T! That's not all that's covered in today's...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 7, 2014

Cyanogen Inc Partners with Ex-Oppo Employees in OnePlus Startup

When the CyanogenMod team became Cyanogen Inc, they embarked on a journey to bring the formerly power user-only world of their aftermarket ROM into the hands of standard consumers. Their first move towards this goal was the launch of the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition. That N1 CM Edition was significant because it was the first device to come bundled with CyanogenMod, as well as the first time that CyanogenMod has come with bundled Gapps since Google’s famous C&D letter many years...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 6, 2014

CyanogenMod 11 M2, Nexus 5 Camera Mod, Web-based Odin Utility – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod 11.0 M2 is coming to over 65 devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is KitKat-based OmniRom for the LG Optimus Black and an article talking about how you can improve the quality of your Nexus 5 photos with a simple mod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler's JOdin3 web-tool to flash your Samsung...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 3, 2014

KitKat Builds for Xperia Ion, Xperia S, Motorola Xoom, and T-Mo / International Galaxy Note 3 – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat unofficial builds for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Motorola Xoom has a KitKat build, and you can get CyanogenMod on the locked Sony Xperia S! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. Jordan gave us...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 1, 2014

Top 5 Technology Stories of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday, we talked about the exciting technology developments in the mobile device world for this year. And today, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, XDA-Developers news, and device forums to find what happened this year. He then identified the Top Five Technology Stories of 2013. This includes everything from the trials and tribulations of CyanogenMod in their venture to become Cyanogen Inc. to the rapid expansion of Ubuntu Touch, and much more. So take a moment...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 26, 2013

Official CyanogenMod Now Available for the Oppo N1 Standard Edition

Just two days ago, we talked about the release of the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, as well as its factory images and source code. While the device's large dimensions make it somewhat of a niche device, the N1 is a device aimed to please those looking for a very large phone. The N1 is also great for those who value support from an OEM that actively caters to the development and enthusiast communities. Alongside the release of the N1 CM Edition, Oppo...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 24, 2013

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, Factory Images, and Source Code Now Available

The almost ludicriously sized Oppo N1 isn't exactly a device aimed at everyone. No, its gargantuan dimensions simply preclude it from much mass market appeal. But for those of you who can handle the device's macroscopic proportions, Christmas has come a little early---one day early, to be exact. Earlier today, the CyanogenMod team announced that a version of the N1 with CyanogenMod 10.2 preinstalled has just gone on sale. The device is available directly on the Oppo Style website for $600...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 21, 2013

CyanogenMod Hits 10,000,000 Installs!

Just moments ago at approximately 3:44 PM Eastern US time, the CyanogenMod team achieved a rather significant milestone. CyanogenMod just clocked in at 10,000,000 unique installs, as registered by CMStats. In a little over four years, XDA Recognized Developer cyanogen's creation has gone from "optimizing the crap out of Android 1.5r2" on the HTC Dream: G1 to the widespread adoption it sees today. Looking at the current tally, the numbers come in at just over 5 million official CM installs and...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 10, 2013

CyanogenMod Adds WhisperPush Secure Messaging into CM10.2 Nightlies, CM11 Integration Soon!

While secure text messaging systems have been available on Android for quite some time, many users (even power users) have failed to set them up on their devices. This isn't because privacy isn't important, but it's often one of those things you don't think of until it's too late. Now, CyanogenMod is taking a great first step by incorporating an existing and open source secure text messaging platform into CyanogenMod. The integration comes in the form of TextSecure, which is maintained...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 9, 2013

CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies For Many, Motorola Open Sources Moto G, Chromecast Mirroring Coming? – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.1 KitKat is now available for the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi-only version. Official KitKat is also available for the Nexus 10! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices get unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat and the article talking about browsing every AOSP code commit in Android 4.4.1 KitKat! In other important news, Jordan...

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