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Bump! Workaround for the LG G3 Locked Bootloader – XDA TV

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The LG G3 is a power house device. It’s been a favorite of many people. However, the Bootloader is sticky. If you want to unlock the bootloader so you can flash a custom recovery or ROM, you have your work cut out for you. LG did not make this easy by any means. Of course the brains at XDA have found a way to bump a custom recovery on the LG G3. Even then, the process isn’t the easiest to follow.

There is no need to fear! In today’s video, XDA TV Producer Jared shows you how to Bump! your LG G3 so that you can unlock the bootloader on your LG G3. Jared shows you a way to make the process even easier using Flashify. He gives you a step by step demonstration of how to bump your LG G3. So grab your LG G3 and check out this . . . READ ON »

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TWRP Available for the Google Nexus 9 and 6

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The HTC-manufactured Google Nexus 9 has just been on the market for just a couple of weeks. As you may recall, Google promised to deliver the newest version of the Android with encryption turned on by default. Luckily, the strengthened security policies didn’t cause any additional trouble with rooting, as the Volantis was quickly rooted by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire.

With working root, the only thing that was left was a custom recovery. This problem has been solved by the TeamWin Lead Developer and recovery guru, the XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy. TWRP 2.8.2.1 handles Android 5.0 Lollipop and its new features perfectly. The new version of TWRP will now automatically de. . . READ ON »

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How Open Source Can Help Your Project w/ Ethan Yonker – BABBQ2014

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People have finally recovered from this year’s Big Android BBQ festivities. After all the fun and merriment, we cannot forget the sessions. We’ve talked about the Opening Keynote, and the User Experience session put on by Kevin Bruckert, technical lead for the user interface area of the NVIDIA SHIELD line of products, and today we have another great presentation for you.

Lead developer for the Team Win Recovery Project for over three years, Ethan Yonker discusses how the topics covered in last year’s speech covering software architecture, can be combined with the idea of Open Source to make your project succeed and grow a strong community around your project. So if you wanted to learn more about the p. . . READ ON »

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Bump! Works Around the LG G3 Locked Bootloader

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Without any doubt, we can say that the LG G3 is a great device. LG did its very best to provide high level technical specification and make its flagship a “must have.” While end users are likely enjoying stock ROM experience, folks here at XDA are yet to see some custom ROMs prepared by the community. This is all due to a locked bootloader that has been served by the LG.

The LG G3 was rooted back in August, when XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase and his team discovered a vulnerability and created an exploit allowing users to push the superuser application. Now after a few months, XDA members with any variants of the device can finally around this limitation and flash modified “Bumped!” i. . . READ ON »

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HTC Desire 816 Gets Developer Treatment with Custom ROM, Recovery, and Kernel

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In the last few days, we’ve talked about some fairly high end devices receiving official ports of popular ROMs or updates via OTA. Users of mid-range devices usually must be more patient when it comes to waiting for their devices getting developer support. Patience, however, is certainly a virtue.

The HTC Desire 816 was announced at MWC in Barcelona in February of this year and eventually released in April. This 5.5” phablet brought a number of high-end specs into mid-range world. Now, Desire 816 owners have a proper reason for celebration, as XDA Recognized Developer Grarak and XDA Senior Member v_superuser laid the cornerstone for the future development for this device by releasing . . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project 2.8 Brings Native MTP Support and More!

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Team Win Recovery Project, known more simply as TWRP, is one of the most popular custom recoveries available for Android. It has a nice layout, a ton of features in its easy to use UI, and it gives us the ability to dive into custom ROM world. This recovery is available for most popular devices–no matter if they are big or small. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and XDA Recognized Developer bigbiff who developed most of the features, have updated the recovery and bumped its version to 2.8. It’s a major release so the list of changes is huge.

What’s new in the latest TWRP? The UI layout hasn’t changed, but the recovery gained quite a lot of new features that many of . . . READ ON »

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TWRP Now Available for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

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Over the past week or so, we’ve talked quite a bit about the first two Android Wear-powered smartwatches, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Last night, we saw a great toolkit for G Watch owners. And just one day before, temp root was achieved on the Gear Live and its restore images were pulled.

Now, the development community has reached the next major milestone thanks to custom recoveries for both devices. The custom recoveries for both devices come in the form of the highly versatile and feature packed TWRP recovery. These images are thanks to TWRP project leader, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy. And as can be expected from official TWRP releases, the recovery i. . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Customize Your TWRP Recovery with This Theme Manager – XDA Developer TV

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If you spend any amount of time on XDA, you probably also spend a lot of time in your recovery. Perhaps you hate blue, or perhaps you just want to change things up a little. And since we like changing things, wouldn’t it be great if you could apply themes to your TWRP Recovery more easily?

XDA Senior Member ScumpinatoS offers up an application that allows you apply themes to your TWRP Recovery very easily. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews TWRP Theme Manager. TK shows off the application, its uses, and functionality, and then he gives his thoughts on the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Jazz Up Your Recovery with TWRP Theme Manager

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Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, is one of the most popular custom recovery options available. It offers support for a wide variety of devices both new and old. It has all the features that you would expect to find in a recovery, as well as a whole lot more. One such not necessarily essential, but nonetheless welcome feature is support for custom themes. While a recovery might not be the first thing on everyone’s list of things to theme, I suspect that a few of you out there spend just as much time looking at recovery as you do actually using your device.

For those of you who do theme your TWRP, XDA Senior Member ScumpinatoS created an application that might be of interest. It’s called sim. . . READ ON »

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