POSTS TAGGED: Oppo Find 5

Hacky Workaround for a Bigger Data Partition on the Oppo Find 5

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Oppo is quite a a developer friendly OEM, and the Oppo N1 is quite the confirmation of this. The previous Oppo device, the Find 5 is also very successful. Good technical specification and great support from Oppo were paramount to its success. However, Oppo didn’t avoid making some weird decisions, such as granting only 2 GB of space for user data.

Allocating 2 GB to /userdata is rather strange, as the device came with up to 32 GB of internal storage. Rather, almost all new devices ship with /userdata and /sdcard on the same parent partition to share the available space. Using ART on such limited storage space can be quite a hassle as well.

Luckily, the Oppo 5 developer scene is pretty active, and a number . . . READ ON »

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Multi-Purpose Tool for the Oppo Find 5

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Oppo is proving to be a developer-friendly manufacturer of Android devices. Not only was it a Senior Sponsor for the XDA Dev-Con event a couple of weeks ago, but it has also shown much love and acceptance for the open source development community on their flagship Oppo Find 5.

With this spotlight shining upon Oppo, it is with no surprise that it has attracted a great number of users, new and experienced, to the development prospects and potential it has to offer. To help both novice and end-users ease into the flow of things with the Find 5, XDA Recognized Developer benjamin.j.goodwin has developed Simple Tool. A multi-purpose tool for the PC, Simple Tool does some of the more frequently performed ADB and . . . READ ON »

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How to Root the Oppo Find 5 and Install a Custom Recovery – XDA Developer TV

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We have talked about the Oppo Find 5 before. This relatively unknown phone manufacturer (though well known for their home entertainment equipment) has created a lot of buzz recently. To be honest, this video is going to continue that buzz. And rightfully so, as the Oppo Find 5 is easy to root and install a custom recovery.

In today’s video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin talks about the Oppo Find 5’s features. He then talks about how to install a custom recovery. Once you get there, you can flash a SuperSU APK from Recovery and you are rooted. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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Oppo Find5 New Firmware Impressions and XDA Forum Profiles Update – XDA Developer TV

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The Oppo Find5 has a new firmware soon to be released, and we had a chance to preview it. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article teaching Android 101 basics and news about XDA’s new participated filter.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about using NFC to trigger events on your phone, later he released a video on getting Quick Settings on unrooted and older phones, and TK did an app review of CameraAce. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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First Impressions on Oppo’s Upcoming New Find5 Firmware

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Right or wrong, first impressions often shape the way we view people, places and things. It’s in our makeup, the fabric of who we are. Sometimes we can ignore these thoughts, but more often than not they influence us. And that’s literally the first thing I thought when I was given a Release Preview to Oppo’s new Find5 Firmware, codenamed “Color” (previously known as “Project Firefly”).

For those who aren’t familiar, the Oppo Find5 is a beautiful device we’ve talked about on a few occasions, and our Portal Admin WillVerduzco reviewed recently. Having used one for the last few months, I have to say it’s a terrific device, a sleeper some would say . . . READ ON »

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Device Review: Oppo Find 5

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All too often, major device manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung, and Motorola steal the thunder with their announcements and product releases, leaving little room for smaller OEMs to enter the market. Today we’re going to put aside the HTC One and Samsung’s Next Big Thing to talk about the Oppo Find 5, the Chinese company’s first foray into the global market.. . . READ ON »

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Paranoid Androids “Halo” Makes its First Appearance

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Little more than a few days ago, there was word from the guys behind Paranoid Android that they were working on a new feature called Halo. Similar in form and function to the “chat heads” feature of Facebook Home, Halo was intended to bring a new level of multitasking to Paranoid Android ROMs by allowing the user to receive notifications from apps and act on them from a floating or “windowed” version of the app in question.

Despite still being at an early stage with a lot of development still to be done, the PA guys have clearly been hard at work over the past few days and decided to release some test builds featuring Halo for public consumption. This is by no means a final version and there will . . . READ ON »

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Oppo Find 5 Receiving Open Source Project Love

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Here at XDA, you’ve probably seen us talk about collaboration. The dictionary defines collaborating as “to work with another or others on a joint project.” We take collaboration seriously, so much so that we actually frown when we see members of the community not take it as seriously. What makes us even more upset is when manufacturers don’t take it seriously, though that rant is for another day.

There have been numerous instances of OEMs that have claimed to be “developer-friendly,” but whose actions spoke louder than their words. On the other hand, there are only a few instances of OEMs actually having their actions match their words, with one of those b. . . READ ON »

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OPPO Find 5 Source Code Released, Sony Xperia Z Rooted – XDA Developer TV

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A new bill was released in congress addressing the SIM unlocking ban. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is OPPO Find 5 source code release. Jordan talks about the rooting options for the Sony Xperia Z.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve gives a Windows Phone App Review of Freda, XDA Developer TV Producer and newcomer Steve released a video on the Basics of Tasker, and XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Android app review showdown with Sidebar taking on Glovebox. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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