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Jimmy McGee · Dec 7, 2014

How to Disable the Forced Encryption on Android 5.0 Lollipop – XDA TV

The Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 were launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In Lollipop Google has kindly made encryption on with no way to disable it. This is a great thing for security, however some people are complaining about slowness In this episode, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx takes some time to show you how to disable this forced encryption on the Nexus Lollipop devices. You will want to have your bootloader unlocked, which we covered in another video. Also,...

Jimmy McGee · Nov 19, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop Overview for Nexus Devices – XDA TV

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...

Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2014

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

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...

Faiz Malkani · Nov 3, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop Beginning to Arrive

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...

Jimmy McGee · Oct 19, 2014

How to Unlock and Root a Nexus Device – XDA TV

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...

Jimmy McGee · Oct 12, 2014

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

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...

Will Verduzco · Aug 10, 2013

2013 Nexus 7 Factory Images and Driver Binaries Available

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...

Will Verduzco · Aug 7, 2013

New Nexus 7 Factory Images Not Available; JBQ Leaves AOSP

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...