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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

LG Talks Tech at CES 2013

The morning started off with an LG press conference. They talked at length about “Touch[ing] the Smart Life.” They then talked about their “smart” products. This included everything from refrigerators and washing machines to televisions with more pixels than people in New York. They spoke briefly about connected devices. They talked about a washing machine that you can start with your smartphone using NFC. You can control their robotic vacuum with your smartphone. They also covered standard device mirroring, or...

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Former Writer · Dec 14, 2012

Increase Video Bitrate on the Nexus 4

The Google Nexus 4 has had its ups and downs since its release. The lack and subsequent gain of (limited) LTE functionality, shipping/stock issues, and of course the great development occurring on the device. Another issue that some users have reported is that there is excessive noise in their video recording. Now, there may be a fix for that. XDA Recognized Contributor mohit1234 released a mod that increases the bitrate of the Nexus 4 from 12 Mbps to 20 Mbps. This should help fix the...

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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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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 24, 2012

All-in-One Toolkit for the Google Nexus 4

While one-click tools have been a subject of much debate, developers are still developing them and users are still using them. They often come in the form of one-click methods and all-in-one toolkits. They can be helpful with a variety of things. Now, the Nexus 4, which recently achieved root, has its own. The toolkit comes from XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip, who usually does Samsung devices, but has made an exception for the latest Nexus device. The features include: *...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 23, 2012

4G Chip Found Lurking Inside the Nexus 4 [Update: It Works!]

Nov 23 Update: It appears that the modem does indeed work on band 4 (1700 MHz / 2100 MHz)! Instructions on how to enable the functionality can be found here! Essentially, you need to enter *#*#4636#*#* into the dialer, select Phone Information, and set Preferred Network Type to one of the LTE options. Depending on your carrier, you may also need to modify your APN settings. Work is now being done to try and enable bands 1 and 2. (more…)

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Former Writer · Nov 21, 2012

ClockworkMod Recovery and TWRP for the Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 was just recently released, and naturally it didn't take long for developers to achieve root and start releasing development work. With all Nexus devices, unlocking the bootloader is fairly simple. You need the Android SDK for Fastboot support, and you simply enter fastboot OEM unlock. First came ClockworkMod Recovery for the Google Nexus 4 thanks to Koush. The update was posted to the forums by XDA Forum Member fkrone. The recovery is the official version of ClockworkMod Touch, and it seems...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 19, 2012

Apple Settles with HTC, Nexus 4 Rooted, Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Leak – XDA Developer TV

Jelly Bean Leak, Nexus device rooted, Windows 8 and wireless device manufacturers' agreements---all this and more covered on today's episode of XDA Developer TV. Android News specialist Jordan talks about the Jelly Bean leak for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Also mentioned is the article talking about more and more Windows 8 apps being released. In rooting news, Jordan mentions the rooting guide for the Droid DNA device. Also, to the surprise of no one, the...

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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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Adam Outler · Nov 4, 2012

Nexus 4 Battery Shot Reveals Potential Quality Issues

Several pictures of the LG-built Google Nexus 4 have been showing up across the Internet. The featured image in this article really caught my eye because it shows the internals of the device relatively well. While this device has not yet been released, a lot can be said (and judged) about a device's hardware, even without full board shots. Overall, it appears to show that LG's build quality is considerably lower than that of the Samsung Nexus devices in the...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 2, 2012

Had Enough 4.2 News? Here’s the Nexus 4 System Dump

Ever since the Nexus 4 and 10 were announced last week, things here at XDA have been moving around non-stop.  Not only were fora for these two devices added almost immediately, but we also learned that Android 4.2 would actually be an updated version of Jelly Bean. Tons of new first-party features become available with the update, such as a brand new (and very smart) keyboard as well as a camera that allows you to truly capture the essence of the world...

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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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