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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 30, 2015

Would The LG G4 Fare Well With The Snapdragon 808?

The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...

Tomek Kondrat · Dec 5, 2014

Verizon LG G3 Finally Gets CM11 Nightlies

If you've ever thought of flashing a custom ROM, CyanogenMod's name more than likely rings a bell. This custom ROM project is one of the most popular on XDA. Its developers have created dozens of device trees and kernels used by many other developer teams. As such, CyanogenMod is often used by developers to create the first functional source built ROM for quite a few devices. Most flagship devices already received quite functional CM nightlies some time ago. One device has had to...

Samantha · Dec 1, 2014

LG G3 Oversharpening Fix Just Got Simpler with Aroma Script

A couple of days ago, we reported on a much needed and welcomed fix to the oversharpening issue LG G3 owners have been reporting about their screens. The issue seems to have manifested from the high resolution quad HD display of the device, which on the software side, has a noticeable sharpening effect (much like in software like Photoshop). This, just until recently, could not be removed. This improved fix comes from the same creator of the originally reported fix,...

Faiz Malkani · Nov 28, 2014

LG G3 Receives Oversharpening Fix via Modified Kernel

Nothing is perfect, as they say. No matter how alluring or seemingly perfect, everything has some or the other flaw. When the flagship LG G3 was released earlier this year, it outdid all the company's previous attempts at far. Cutting edge hardware, narrow bezels, appealing design were expected, but the Quad HD screen made the phone stand out among it's competitors. Sure, it did take it's toll on the battery, but that was an arguable sacrifice for the crisp, high resolution display...

Jimmy McGee · Nov 22, 2014

Bump! Workaround for the LG G3 Locked Bootloader – XDA TV

The LG G3 is a power house device. It's been a favorite of many people. However, the Bootloader is sticky. If you want to unlock the bootloader so you can flash a custom recovery or ROM, you have your work cut out for you. LG did not make this easy by any means. Of course the brains at XDA have found a way to bump a custom recovery on the LG G3. Even then, the process isn't the easiest to...

Tomek Kondrat · Nov 12, 2014

Bump Your LG G3 Kernel On-The-Fly

The LG G3 is one of the best devices released so far in 2014. Despite many hoops to jump through, its developers managed to root this phone and then release the Bump! utility to bypass the bootloader protection. With Bump!, developers can finally create custom ROMs and users can flash them on their devices. To make the LG G3 compatible kernel with Bump!, it has to be signed with the correct key. Developers can either patch them manually or use the...

Will Verduzco · Nov 9, 2014

Android Lollipop Leaked for the LG G3

Earlier today, we talked about how LG was gearing up to release Android 5.0 Lollipop for its flagship LG G3. The upcoming update, which is slated to reach consumer devices in Poland later this week, is undoubtedly in the final stages of preparation and testing. But since it's so close to release, you may be wondering where exactly are the leaks. Well folks, a leaked firmware has now surfaced for the F400S variant of the LG G3. Today's leaked firmware comes courtesy of XDA...

Will Verduzco · Nov 9, 2014

LG G3 Set to Receive Lollipop This Week

It hasn't even been a full week since Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially released and its source code was made public. But in that short time, we've already seen quite a bit of progress on the OEM update front, with an incredibly early Motorola Lollipop Soak Test that was quickly captured, Sony's efforts on the AOSP front, and other update news from Samsung. Now, LG is entering the early update fray with Lollipop for the flagship LG G3 set to arrive...

Jimmy McGee · Oct 27, 2014

New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV

LG is set to release the Octa-Core "Nuclun" SoC on the LG G3 Screen! 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 official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

Will Verduzco · Oct 25, 2014

Damp the LG G3 Thermal Throttling

As our mobile devices grow thinner and more powerful with each passing generation, it's inevitable that we start to run into their thermal limits more frequently. Although past devices were slow and thick enough to run full tilt practically indefinitely, this is no longer possible on today's devices like the LG G3, which are really meant to only run at full speed for small packets of time. And while shrinking die processes have helped cooling considerably, this still can't really keep up...

Jimmy McGee · Oct 13, 2014

Working Around the LG G3 Bootloader, Sony Remote Device Lab, MultiROM for Galaxy Note 2

The LG G3 Locked Bootloader can be worked around with Bump! 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 MultiROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and be sure the check out the article showing you how to test your apps on a Sony device with Sony's remote device lab! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

Tomek Kondrat · Oct 10, 2014

Bump! Works Around the LG G3 Locked Bootloader

Without any doubt, we can say that the LG G3 is a great device. LG did its very best to provide high level technical specification and make its flagship a "must have." While end users are likely enjoying stock ROM experience, folks here at XDA are yet to see some custom ROMs prepared by the community. This is all due to a locked bootloader that has been served by the LG. The LG G3 was rooted back in August, when...

Jimmy McGee · Aug 30, 2014

Top 5 LG G3 MODs – XDA Developer TV

The LG G3 has been LG's breakout hit of the summer. Using their knowledge from building some Nexus Devices and improving on the LG G2, the G3 is a beast right out of the box! However here at XDA, we are never completely satisfied with a stock device. While our review of the device shows off the stock features, there is always more you can do with your LG G3. In today's episode,  XDA Developer TV Newcomer Jared shows off the Top...

Jimmy McGee · Aug 18, 2014

All LG G3’s Rooted! Sony Updates Xperia Z1 and Releases Kernel Source! Samsung Gear 2 Jailbroken – XDA Developer TV

Jcase and crew have rooted the Sprint LG G3! 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 Sony releasing the open source files for the latest Sony Xperia Z1 update and be sure the check out the article talking about jailbreaking your Tizen powered Samsung Gear or Gear 2 Smartwatch! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

Will Verduzco · Aug 17, 2014

Jcase and Team Root the Sprint LG G3 with Stump Root

The LG G3 is a flagship among flagships. In terms of raw hardware specifications, the G3 is undoubtedly one of the best devices available at the moment. We recently took a closer look at the G3 and liked what we saw. We're not alone either, as many users and developers have also plunked down the cash for a variant of their own. As such, it's no surprise to see that despite the device's young age, several LG G3 variants have already been rooted. Unfortunately,...

Samantha · Jul 27, 2014

Boost the LG G3 Speaker and Headphone Volume

It seems like OEMs are stepping up their game, with regards to the quality of their devices’ sound and speakers. HTC kicked it off with the fabulous Boom Sound speakers on the original HTC One and its successor the One M8, as well as the mid-range Desire 600 and Desire 816, and Sony hopped on board later with their first front facing speakers debuting on the Xperia Z2. With the bar set up high, other OEMs, such as LG and their G3,...

Will Verduzco · Jul 27, 2014

Forums Added for the HTC Desire 610 and LG G3 US Carrier Variants

We recently added two new sets of forums here on XDA. The first is the affordable and mid-range HTC Desire 610, while the second set consists of US Carrier variants for the popular LG G3 flagship device. Starting things off on the LG side, the LG G3 is the company's flagship for 2014. Just like what we saw with the international version, the US Carrier variants of the G3 are high end devices. They all feature a 5.5" Quad HD IPS LCD, which runs at...

Jimmy McGee · Jul 19, 2014

How to Root the LG G3 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your LG G3. Jordan recently reviewed the LG G3, and it has been released on the major carriers in the use. So as usual here at XDA, we must root all the things, and the LG G3 is no exception! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your LG G3 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and straight...

jordankeyes · Jul 16, 2014

Device Review: LG G3

The LG G3 was announced at the end of May, and has just recently started reaching more general availability. This device builds upon the popularity of the previously released G2 from last year, bringing along with it a few key upgrades. But are those upgrades worth the price? Let’s find out. (more…)

Jimmy McGee · Jul 14, 2014

Android L Ported to HTC One M7, Proposed Android L Features Under Consideration – XDA Developer TV

Android L Developer Preview has been ported to HTC One! 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 how Google may consider changing the SD Card access rules in final Android L and the story about enabling Chromecast mirroring from Any Device! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer...