XDA News Articles

Jack Jennings · Jun 15, 2015

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart from the slew of minor fixes that Google implemented with this version of Android, Samsung has of course added its own changes on top,...

Mathew Brack · May 5, 2015

T-Mobile Steps Up The War Against Verizon

T-Mobile has today launched a new attack on Verizon under the tagline of “Never Settle For Verizon” complete with eight new adverts and risk free trials for their customers. This is in retaliation to the new campaign from Verizon sharing the same name as One Plus's "Never Settle".     Following the latest “Never Settle” advert campaign from Verizon, T-mobile has surprisingly agreed, you shouldn't settle … For Verizon and to reinforce this point they have launched no less than eight...

Chris Gilliam · Mar 26, 2015

Galaxy S6 US Pricing & Availability Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the "big four" US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That's a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks landed from all angles. Here's the rundown of Samsung offerings as we know them, but it's worth mentioning that HTC's newsroom was just as busy rattling off...

Mathew Brack · Mar 18, 2015

T-Mobile Steps Up The Competiton

We have come to expect great things from T-Mobile and today was no different. During the 9th Un-Carrier event, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced some huge changes to how they will operate with businesses. The introduction of some massive changes will surely make changes to how all carriers handle their business.   Their first announcement was "Our Best Price Is Our Only Price". In a bid to stop businesses having to haggle over prices with their carriers, and ensuring even smaller...

Ian Stacy · Feb 3, 2012

AT&T Users Get Access to Google Wallet in the Marketplace, Some Success for T-Mobile Users

XDA forum members have noted that the AT&T Android Marketplace does, in fact, have the Google Wallet app available for download. Previously available only to Verizon users with NFC capable phones, the app is already in high demand. Now AT&T users with NFC capable phones (looking at the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy Nexus) can start using Google Wallet to make purchases. An APK version of the Google Wallet app modified for any NFC capable phone is already...

Former Writer · Jan 2, 2012

Samsung Galaxy 4g Receives An Easy-To-Use Unlock Script

Using a hex editor to unlock a phone can be a very challenging task, especially if one does not have good knowledge of hex. More difficult still if it's something that needs to be done on the fly. Well, if you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy 4g, then the difficulty level has just dropped to nearly nothing. XDA Senior Member FBis251 has written out a script, run through an existing app in the Android Market, that will get you...

azrienoch · Dec 20, 2011

UnBricking the Nexus S

Last week, T-Mobile issued the Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update to Nexus S customers.  Great news for some, miserable news for others.  I didn’t found out exactly what all Google and T-Mobile included in the update, but apparently a new bootloader was included.  For some users, that meant a nice, Nexus-shaped brick. So XDA Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos of Team Hummingmod set out to do what they do best: unbricking devices.  And they released revision 37 of the UnBrickable...