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Jimmy McGee · Dec 29, 2014

Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop Leak, Failed Find 5 Update – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been leaked! 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 ColorOS KitKat for the Oppo Find 5 and the resulting issues and be sure to check out the article announcing the XDA LG Developer Challenge winners! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 28, 2014

Oppo Releases ColorOS for the Find 5… Poorly

Almost every OEM has taken the liberty of creating its own incarnation of the Android OS. While some ROMs are simply better than others, we aren't here today to discuss the quality of Sense UI, TouchWiz, or even EmotionUI. These ROMs are ultimately (and sometimes loosely) based on AOSP. They are also developed by professionals who put lots of effort to make them stable, "beautiful," and quite often commercially bloated. Sometimes the front-end user interface is a reason why people decide to...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 2, 2014

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

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,...

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Samantha · Aug 23, 2013

Multi-Purpose Tool for the Oppo Find 5

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....

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 13, 2013

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

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 12, 2013

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

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...

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jerdog · Jul 10, 2013

First Impressions on Oppo’s Upcoming New Find5 Firmware

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 20, 2013

Device Review: Oppo Find 5

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. (more…)

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Conan Troutman · May 5, 2013

Paranoid Androids “Halo” Makes its First Appearance

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...

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jerdog · May 2, 2013

Oppo Find 5 Receiving Open Source Project Love

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 15, 2013

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2013

Kernel Source Released for the OPPO Find 5

Often times, device manufacturers seem to think the GPL license that governs the Linux kernel used in Android is merely a suggestion rather than a legal obligation. Unfortunately, these are usually devices coming from manufacturers few of us have ever even heard of. And due to the lack of popularity in regions where GPL is properly enforced, these violations often go unnoticed. The OPPO Find 5 is an intriguing device. Featuring a powerful 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, an...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 4, 2013

Xperia Jelly Bean Lockscreen Ported to ICS Xperias, Oppo Find5 Rooted – XDA Developer TV

It's been a slow news week, but there were still great news stories that hit the Portal at XDA-Developers this weekend. Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week, such as the Xperia Jelly Bean lockscreen ported to all Xperia Devices. In application news, Jordan talks about using a custom DPI without causing Google Play headaches. Also, you can play embedded videos with Airvidplay. Jordan talks about the new rooting procedure for the Oppo Find 5 using CASUAL by XDA Elite...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 30, 2013

Oppo Find 5 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we love devices, and we love to see what we can do with them. We love playing with different devices so much that sometimes we import them from China, like the Meizu MX. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Oppo Find 5. This device was just released for purchase yesterday in China. This device is quite fast, and the 1080p screen is something to be admired AdamOutler starts by...

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