POSTS TAGGED: Google Nexus 6
Posted December 14, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
In the past, XDA Developer TV Producer droidmodd3rx has shown you how to root and unlock the bootloader on a Nexus device. This process used the WugFresh Toolkit to Unlock than Relock and Unroot and Root. That required a Windows PC. People have asked for an easy way to do this with a Mac computer.
Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to remove root access and relock the bootloader of your Google Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. Next week we will have video that shows you how to unlock the bootloader and root a Nexus 6 using your Mac as well. So, take a moment and check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 6, 2014 at 04:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
The Google Nexus 6 is finally landing more and more people’s hands. That of course means that more and more developers have gotten hands on the Nexus 6. Recently we showed you how to rooted it. So what do you do next?
In this video XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and modifications that he’s installed on his Nexus 6. Check out these mods to give you an answer to the question of “what to do now.” These suggestions include the Nexus 6 Notification LED, Double Tap to Unlock, Switch Pro Widget and Viper4Android. There are many other mods mentioned as well. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 3, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom ROM on the Google Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest phone with “pure Android,” or at least, “pure Google.” So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 6 is no exception!
TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. This video shows you how to install a custom ROM and unlock the Bootloader as well. So if you wanted to root your Nexus 6, take a moment and check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted November 25, 2014 at 01:00 pm by GermainZ
A few months ago, Google announced its newest flagship device, the Nexus 6, alongside the Nexus 9 tablet and some other sweet news (Lollipop!) Unlike previous phones in the Nexus line, the Nexus 6 featured some very impressive specs that pleased many users–though others were undoubtedly a bit less pleased with its higher price point. One particular feature that ended up in the Nexus 9 but not the Nexus 6 is double tap to wake.
If you happen to own the device codenamed shamu, then you might know that it was actually originally intended to have this option enabled by default. Unfortunately, it was disabled prior to release. Fortunately, it can be enabled back from the shell (using a terminal emulator or the AD. . . READ ON »
Posted November 24, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Android One devices have received an Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 build! 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 Jolla Sailfish OS tablet and be sure the check out the article talking about how to disable data encryption on the Nexus 6! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer Jared shows you how to Bump! unlock your LG G3. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video talking about the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. And if you missed it be sure to check out Jordan’s Review of the Nvi. . . READ ON »
Posted November 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
LED notification lights have existed on Android devices since the very beginnings of the OS. While most devices feature a hardware LED notification to inform you of notifications such as missed calls, texts, or battery charge level, some devices ship without trace of a physical LED. One such device is the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, which ditched the LED notification light in favor of an AMOLED panel capable of displaying notifications on the screen itself.
If you’ve been following the XDA Portal for a while, you certainly remember that the Moto X also “didn’t feature” a physical LED–but nevertheless, XDA members managed to find it hidden beneath the front speaker. Su. . . READ ON »
Posted November 23, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In late September, Google decided to step on NSA’s toes and turn on encryption by default in Android Lollipop. The Nexus 6 is the first Google Nexus device to ship with data encryption enabled right out of the box. According to AnandTech, the Google Nexus 6 performance decreases significantly because of encryption.
Data encryption is a software layer. This is a well known fact, since encryption has been available to enable for some time. XDA Recognized Developer bbedward noticed that the encryption is enabled with just one flag available in the device’s fstab. Flashing a boot image with modified fstab should disable the data encryption by default. Bbedward prepared such an image, which can be e. . . READ ON »
Posted November 19, 2014 at 06:38 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Google continues to play its nightly game with the release of the latest 5.0.0_r7 revision of Lollipop. The updated code isn’t everything, as the Mountaon View giant decided to publish the factory image for yet another Nexus device–and surprisingly, it’s not the Nexus 7 GSM, but rather, the Google Nexus 6. Original Android developers have also released new versions of the OS for other devices in the last few days, so it’s a wise choice to check if your build is up-to-date.
The Google Nexus 6, codenamed Shamu is one of the latest devices presented by Google. It is produced by Motorola and is one of the most powerful devices currently available to buy. Google hadn’t published . . . READ ON »
Posted November 12, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
It’s been over a week since Google released the full source code for Android Lollipop. We’ve seen quite a few ports made by the community. However, one thing was still missing: factory images for Nexus 5, 7, and 10. Earlier today, we talked about how the Nexus 7 2012 WiFi images were found a bit early, but the rest were nowhere to be seen.
Finally, after almost two weeks, Google engineers pressed the shiny green button and the factory images are now live. In addition to the factory images, we also have vendor-specific binary files needed to create our favorite custom ROMs. It’s a bit strange to see the release of these factory images come so long after source release, but hopefully they used that t. . . READ ON »