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Jimmy McGee · Nov 10, 2014

Lollipop-Based OmniROM, Android 5.0 for Moto X 2014 and LG G3 (F400S) Captured – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now being booted by OmniROM! 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 leaked version of Android Lollipop for the LG G3 and be sure the check out the article talking about the Moto X Lollipop Soak Test! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 8, 2014

OmniROM Now Booting on Android 5.0 Lollipop!

Although it was first announced back at the Big Android BBQ only last year, OmniROM has grown into a tremendously large-scale project with a talented team of developers, dozens of supported devices, and an immense number of devoted fans. With developers like XDA Developer Admin pulser_g2, Senior Recognized Developers XpLoDWilD, Entropy512 and Dees_Troy, and many other big names in the Android world, as well as quite a few innovative advancements, it's no surprise that the ROM has amassed quite a loyal following in such a short...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 13, 2014

OmniROM Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA Developer TV

When CyanogenMod announced there were "going corporate," there was understandably some hesitation from some people in to community. Whether you think it is a good idea or not, it bore fruit in the release of OmniROM. OmniROM is available for a wide varity of devices, is supported by a solid group of developers and offers nightly releases. In today's video, XDA Developer TV newcomer droidmodd3rx, shows off OmniROM on his Samsung Galaxy S4. The main features covered and talked about in...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 7, 2014

Nexus 4 Gets Android L Port, Jolla Phone Launcher Ported to Android 4.2+ – XDA Developer TV

Android L has been ported to the Nexus 4! 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 the announcement of OmniROM landing on the Sony Z Ultra GPe. And in other porting news, the Jolla Phone Launcher has been ported to Android devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 5, 2014

OmniROM Finally Lands on the Sony Z Ultra GPe

We have several flavors of AOSP-based Android builds here on XDA-Developers, and each one of them brings something new to the table. It could be the originality of CyanogenMod that floats your boat, or maybe some of the advanced control features in Paranoid Android. Whatever your motivation to sail through the sea of custom ROMs on XDA, there is one thing that we are certain of, and that is that your ORD always wants more. But wanting more can sometimes make you...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jun 23, 2014

Easily Add OpenDelta Functionality to Almost Any ROM to Save Bandwidth

One of the most interesting features of OmniROM is OpenDelta. This innovative OTA system created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire uses open delta technology to bring updates in an easy, bandwidth-friendly way. In short, OpenDelta downloads only files that were updated since the last downloaded nightly. If you thought that OpenDelta was a feature only available in OmniROM, you were right. But it's an open-source project, so porting it to work with other ROMs is absolutely possible. If you ever wondered...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 9, 2014

OnePlus One Gets Unofficial 4.4.3 OmniROM, 2012 Nexus 7 Updated to Android 4.4.3 – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat 4.4.3 has been released for the Nexus 7 (2012)! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is OmniROM 4.4.3 for the OnePlus One and Android 4.4.3 for the Moto X! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure the check out the other  videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for...

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Lady Android · Jun 6, 2014

Android 4.4.3-Based OmniROM Unofficial Build for the OnePlus One

Quite often when any new phone is released, we at XDA wonder if  and when we’ll be able to install a custom ROM. But with the OnePlus One  delivering CyanogenMod 11s out of the box, it was more than likely this device would have custom firmwares available quickly. Today, we are seeing just that. Not long after the first devices hit their buyers’ doorsteps, an early unofficial build of OmniROM was released. Keen observers will be quick to note that the device shipped with Android...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 6, 2014

Android 4.4.3 Released, Google Unveils Project Tango Tablet Dev Kit, Galaxy Gear Tizen Rooted! – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat 4.4.3 has been released for the Nexus 5 and many more Nexus devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that OmniROM nightlies are now based on Android 4.4.3 and Google announced a new Project Tango tablet! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 5, 2014

Today’s OmniROM Nightlies Now Based on Android 4.4.3

After Android 4.4.3 was released and its source code uploaded to the AOSP, it was only a matter of time before all of its tasty commits would find their way into a large-scale, source-built custom ROM. In most cases and with most multi-device projects, this process takes a considerable amount of time. But now just three days since Android 4.4.3's initial release, one such project has merged 4.4.3 into its nightlies. Starting with builds dated 2014-06-05 (#253) onwards, Android 4.4.3 is now integrated into OmniROM. This comes...

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Jimmy McGee · May 30, 2014

LG G Watch Seen at LG Event, TWRP for OnePlus One, Firefox OS Nightlies for Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV

The preproduction LG Smartwatch gives an early look at Android Wear! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is Official TWRP for the OnePlus One and Sense 6 for the Verizon and Sprint HTC One M7! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video...

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Will Verduzco · May 27, 2014

Latest OmniROM Nightlies Bring Custom Hotwords to Your Home Screen

Android has offered Google Voice Search for many, many years now. Thanks to nearly constant backend updates, its capabilities are continually expanding. And if you're anything like I am, you use every chance you have to impress your friends by saying,  "OK Google..." As powerful as Google Voice Search is, it's not perfect. For example, while it has the ability to perform quite a few tasks such as opening your Camera app, the list of supported commands are controlled entirely by Google....

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Jimmy McGee · May 23, 2014

Sony 2013 Flagships Get KitKat, OmniROM Alpha for Oppo Find 7A, Motorola Provides Moto E Bootloader Unlock – XDA Developer TV

Official Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the arrival of Official OmniROM alpha builds for the Oppo Find 7a and official KitKat finally arriving on the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer...

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Will Verduzco · May 21, 2014

Official OmniROM Alpha Builds for the Oppo Find 7a

We've talked about the Oppo Find 7a quite a bit here on the XDA Portal ever since its unveiling, back in March of this year. In the time since, the Find 7a has received official TWRP support, a feature-packed official OTA, and even CyanogenMod 11S from the OnePlus One. During this time, we've also stripped the device down to its hardware innards and given it a quick review. Now, we're about to enter the next phase in Find 7a development, thanks to the first source-built...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 10, 2014

OmniROM Switcher and MultiWindow for Everyone, Capturing Recovery Screenshots Easily – XDA Developer TV

OmniSwitch, the new application switching utility from OmniROM, is now available to all with OmniSnitch! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that OmniROMs multi-window feature is available as a Xposed Module and there is now a way to take screen captures of your recovery! Jordan also talks about how you can play resource intensive games on low end devices with...

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 2, 2014

Meet OmniSwitch: An Innovative New Feature in OmniROM

OmniROM is one of the hottest new custom ROMs. It comes from developers including XDA Senior Recognized Developers Chainfire, XpLoDWilD, pulser_g2, and is definitely something that shouldn't be missed. During the past few months, the OmniROM team added a few of very interesting features like OpenDelta and Multi-Window, which is still described as a work-in-progress. Now, users who have updated to the most recent nightlywill notice a "mysterious" OmniSwitch entry in their application drawers. If you don't know what exactly OmniSwitch is, we're...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 22, 2014

How OmniROM Pulled Off Multi-Window

Over the years, we've seen a few attempts at multi-window on the Android platform, with varying levels of success. We first saw Cornerstone a few years back, and it was even slated to be integrated into the popular CyanogenMod ROM, but that didn’t go so well. We then saw Samsung's proprietary implementation, but this only worked with a few whitelisted applications. Although rooted users could modify that whitelist, this wasn't an ideal solution for people who wanted a truly multi-purpose multi-window...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 6, 2014

CyanogenMod 11 M2, Nexus 5 Camera Mod, Web-based Odin Utility – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod 11.0 M2 is coming to over 65 devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is KitKat-based OmniRom for the LG Optimus Black and an article talking about how you can improve the quality of your Nexus 5 photos with a simple mod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler's JOdin3 web-tool to flash your Samsung...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 3, 2014

Custom ROM Central Expanded to Include AOKP and SlimRoms

Not too long ago, we announced the creation of a dedicated forum for large-scale, multi-device custom ROMs. Originally, this forum was home to development and discussion surrounding OmniROM, PAC ROM, and Paranoid Android. Now, we've gone ahead and expanded the forum to include two other important multi-device ROMs: SlimRoms and AOKP. As is the case with the previously created entries in the Custom ROM Central forum, this is where general discussion pertaining to these ROMs belongs, as well as Q&A about the projects themselves, and feature development to...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 2, 2014

Motorola Xoom Still Alive and Kicking, Receives Functional KitKat

The Motorola Xoom is rapidly approaching its third birthday. And given its age, you would be forgiven for thinking that it is readily approaching time for retirement. However, thanks to innovations such as the recently covered bigpart partition layout, the device still clings to life. Now, the device has highly functional 4.4.2 KitKat-based OmniROM builds, courtesy of XDA Forum Member Schischu, along with some help from quite a few other developers mentioned in the thread's OP. Currently, there are only a few very...

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