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Will Verduzco · Jul 24, 2013

Android 4.3 Announced and Rolling Out to Nexus Devices, Images Available

We were all expecting it. In fact, we've all been waiting for it ever since this year's Google I/O. However, that conference came and went, without a trace of Android 4.3. But after last week's Android 4.3 leak, we knew it was finally coming soon. And in today's Google event, which also marked the release of the Nexus 7 refresh, it has finally been made official. So what's new in this latest flavor of Jelly Bean? Here are some of the...

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Conan Troutman · Feb 13, 2013

Android 4.2.2 Rolls Out to (Most) Current Nexus Devices

Those of you with Nexus devices will most likely have received an update to Android version 4.2.2  by now. The news of the OTA was broken on the forums yesterday by XDA Senior Member kataria.vikesh. Those of you who have not are no doubt on the verge of applying the update manually after a lengthy session of gawping at your status bar awaiting that notification. Nexus 4 owners may find themselves waiting a little longer than the rest, as there doesn't...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 9, 2013

Paranoid Android 3 Released for Four Nexus Devices

By now, you've no doubt heard of Paranoid Android. In fact, there's a good chance that if you own the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10; you're either running the ROM yourself or you've given it a try in the past. For the few unfamiliar, Paranoid Android's defining characteristic is what they call Hybrid Engine. Contrary to what many believe, this is not "tablet mode," though that is one of many things that can be accomplished using Hybrid...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Jan 14, 2013

Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP Available for Nexus Devices

Whenever there is mention of custom ROMs for Android, AOKP is one of the first to come to mind. Over the past year, the popularity of this source-built ROM has skyrocketed to make it one of the most recognizable third party development projects. Though over the past few months, several AOKP users (including myself) decided to jump ship to other ROMs because of the delay in a release based on Android 4.2. There is good news: The wait is over,...

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jerdog · Jan 8, 2013

Unlock Bootloaders without Fastboot on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and 10

Bootloaders are like locks on a cookie jar: They're just begging to be unlocked. When users on XDA see a locked bootloader, they immediately start looking for the accomplished developer who is working on hacking the device. It is for this reason that we like to hold Google Nexus devices as the gold standard for how manufacturers (and carriers) should approach their bootloaders, as well as firmware openness. Nexus devices are easy to unlock: You go into fastboot mode, type...

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Former Writer · Dec 5, 2012

Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been bringing you news of mskip's toolkits making it to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. It's a popular and well known toolkit with extensive features. There is a second toolkit making its way around to Nexus devices, known as Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit. We brought you news that it was released for the Nexus 7. Now, it's available for the Samsung Nexus S and Nexus S 4G, the Nexus 4, and...

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jerdog · Dec 5, 2012

New Nexus Devices Receive CF-Auto-Root Treatment

Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that Google has released a few new devices (Nexus 4 and Nexus 10), as well as a refresh to the Nexus 7. What makes this different from previous Nexus releases is that there are two new manufacturers added to the mix with Asus (Nexus 7) and LG (Nexus 4) joining Samsung (Nexus 10 as well as Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus) and HTC (Nexus One). We recently told you about...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 3, 2012

Jellybro CM10.1 Nightlies for Nexus 10 Now Available

With the release of Android 4.2, Google added several new features to the the OS. While the CyanogenMod team has officially started the transition to 4.2 based CM 10.1, it may take a while for them to start rolling out the latest 10.1 nightlies for all devices. That's where XDA Recognized Developer and Team Euroskank member makelegs has stepped in, providing us with a working self-compiled kang built from the latest CM 10.1 sources for the Google Nexus 10. Announced through Google+ by...

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Former Writer · Dec 2, 2012

Universal Naked Driver Updated Again, Supports New Nexus Devices

Earlier, we brought you news that the universal naked driver received a well deserved update. For those who are unaware of the universal naked driver, it is a project that fits as many drivers as possible into a single driver install to save new users hassle. It's been updated once again, and this time for the newer Nexus devices. The new update supports the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus Q, and---even though it's a little late---the Nexus S. XDA Senior...

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Former Writer · Nov 28, 2012

Nexus 10 All-in-One Toolkit Released

It didn't take long for developers to sink their teeth into the latest Nexus releases. In an almost instantaneous fashion, the Nexus 4 received a toolkit to help with all rooting and recovery needs and the Nexus 10 was rooted. And now, there is an awesome toolkit for the Google Nexus 10. XDA Senior Moderator, Recognized Developer, and toolkit guru mskip has released yet another all encompassing toolkit---this time, for the Nexus 10. As we've come to expect from his toolkits,...

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Former Writer · Nov 27, 2012

ParanoidAndroid Released for the Nexus 10

It didn't take long for developers to get their hands into the Google Nexus 10. There were bootloader unlocking tutorials and root guides basically upon release. ClockworkMod Recovery and TWRP have also been released for the device. Now, source-built ROMs have started showing up for it, including a favorite among XDAers, ParanoidAndroid. XDA Recognized Developer jaybob413 has released the popular AOSP ROM for the Nexus 10. For those who don't remember, ParanoidAndroid is a forked ROM (formerly from CyanogenMod, but now...

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Former Writer · Nov 21, 2012

Nexus 10 Rooting Tutorials for Windows, Mac, and Linux

While some may have a problem understanding why we would want to do so, the Nexus 4 was rooted in short order. With the whirlwind of Nexus 4 news, it's easy for some to forget there was a second Nexus device released. The Samsung-made Nexus 10 was released as well. And just as you would expect, it already has root. XDA Senior Member zedomax has released a series of videos to help get users rooted. There is one video for...

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Former Writer · Nov 15, 2012

Unofficial ClockworkMod Recovery Released for the Nexus 10

Well that didn't take very long, did it? The new series of Nexus devices has been released, and developers have already started getting their hands dirty coding for the new toys. As they are Google devices, their bootloaders are unlockable. And after only a couple of Fastboot commands, they are ready to be developed on. The Nexus 10 got its first big piece of development with the release of an unofficial build of ClockworkMod Recovery. XDA Senior Member shimp208 ran...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Nov 13, 2012

Android 4.2 Update Hits AOSP, SDK Updated, Latest Nexus Binaries Added

Earlier today, we brought you news of the Andriod 4.2 OTA update for GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus in the US, and Android 4.2 factory images for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. While that's enough to get end users excited, Google isn't leaving ROM and app developers behind either. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has been pushed to the Android Open Source Project, and the Android SDK has bee updated with 4.2 based API17. News of the AOSP update was...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Nov 13, 2012

Android 4.2 Images for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, 4, and 10

The past few hours have been quite exciting for Nexus device owners. Earlier today, Google started rolling out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OTA to the Google Play variant of the GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus (takju). The OTA update file was shared with us by XDA Senior Member HAKA, along with installation instructions for all GSM/HSPA+ variants of Galaxy Nexus (yakju and yakjuxx). The method involves first installing the latest 4.1.2 takju factory image on non-takju devices, to be able to install the 4.2 update....

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Will Verduzco · Oct 29, 2012

Google Nexus 4, 10 Announced; Forums Created!

Earlier today, we announced the creation of forums for the US Samsung Galaxy Note II, Motorola Droid RAZR HD, and the Meizu MX. Now, we would like to share an even bigger announcement. Following Google's unveiling of the Nexus 4 and 10, we have created two new forums for the newest arrivals in the Nexus family. First up is the Google Nexus 10. With a retina-besting 2560x1600 resolution, the Samsung-built tablet packs the world's highest resolution tablet display. And at...

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