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Android 5.0 Lollipop Overview for Nexus Devices – XDA TV

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We’ve showed you how to install Google factory images on your Nexus devices before. Now the latest factory images are of the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. A lot of excitement have been buzzin around Lollipop. With its Material Design and other great improvements. Continuous improvement is a good thing. What if you are not ready to flash the last Lollipop image to your device? We won’t judge you, we promise. But let us show you what you are missing.

In this episode of XDA TV Producer rirozizo shows you what Lollipop looks like using his Nexus 4. He shows of the user interfact changes. He shows you the new notification panel. He talks about ambient display. If you wanted to see Lollipop in action, check out t. . . READ ON »

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Lollipop Images for Nexus 5, 7, 10, .NET Open Sourced! – XDA TV

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Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now available! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Sony bringing Lollipop to the Sony Xperia L, and be sure the check out the article talking about Microsoft Open Sourcing the .Net Framework. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for ScreenOffAnimation. Then, TK showed you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And later, TK gave us an Android App Review of Weak Control. Pull u. . . READ ON »

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Beginning to Arrive

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Last month, Google unveiled the latest iteration of its operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop (LRX21M), accompanied by the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 6 reference devices. Despite the unveiling, no official date for the OTA rollout was given. However, “Lollipop Day” was later confirmed for today, November 3rd through various means. And to top things off, Google just added an article to the Official Android Blog detailing how developers can get their apps ready for Lollipop. Initially, the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition devices were listed as Lollipop candidates, but the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) were added to the list later that day.

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How to Unlock and Root a Nexus Device – XDA TV

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It is official–Google has released the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus family is growing, and as we all know the great part of a Nexus device is that you can customize it to your heart’s content. While rooting, unlocking, and installing a custom recovery on a Nexus device is easy, sometimes you just want to click and go.

In today’s video,  XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh‘s Nexus Root Toolkit. This kit allows you to to quickly and easily make your desired changes to your Nexus devices. This video gives an overview of the toolkit and shows you how to root, bootloader unlock, and install a custom recovery on your Nexus device. Grab your favorite b. . . READ ON »

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How to Factory Reset and Unroot a Nexus Device – XDA TV

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If you spend any amount of time reading or hanging out in the XDA Developers Forums, you will hear people talking about bricking the device. They warn you to be careful because doing this wrong could brick your device. The rumors of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are swirling. With a Google event in the coming weeks, many people predict these devices will be announced. Of course the best part about Nexus devices is the ability to easily unlock their bootloaders. This allows you to root, unlock and install custom recoveries, so you can modify and test the Nexus devices to your heart’s content.

In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh‘s Nexus Root . . . READ ON »

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2013 Nexus 7 Factory Images and Driver Binaries Available

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Just a few days back, we covered the unfortunate news that official restore images for the new 2013 Nexus 7 were not yet available. Much speculation pointed towards Qualcomm as the underlying cause for the delay, given that such a trend was observed on previous Qualcomm-based Nexus devices. Thankfully, either due to a change of heart by Qualcomm or Google, the factory images are now available. Furthermore, the component drivers are now also available, so those looking to compile from source can do so with ease.

The 359 MB factory restore image comes in the form of build JSS15J. For those keeping track, this is the same build that is found after the second OTA for the device. The drivers come from Asus (Audio and Sen. . . READ ON »

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New Nexus 7 Factory Images Not Available; JBQ Leaves AOSP

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Now that’s a doozy, isn’t it? Before proceeding, let’s take a moment for that to better sink in. In addition to support from the AOSP, one of the hallmarks of the Nexus program has traditionally been the availability of factory restore images. This is more than a simple convenience for Nexus device owners. Rather, it allows for users to safely and reliably restore their devices to their factory state.

As a result of the availability of factory restore images, Nexus device owners always had a safety net available for when (not “if” here at XDA) they decide to leave the confines of stock software and venture into the realm of aftermarket development. And the loading of unsupporte. . . READ ON »

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