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Jimmy McGee · May 22, 2015

YotaPhone 2 Pre-Order, Xperia Z1 Price Cut – XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA downloads are now available. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Sony cutting the price of the Xperia Z1 and be sure to check out the article talking about the YotaPhone 2 Indiegogo pre-order. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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TK · May 21, 2015

Device Review: No.1 X1 Rugged Smartphone

We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the year already. While flagship phones usually offer bleeding-edge specs and are the most sought after phones, there is a huge market for non-flagship phones. Some offer value, others offer unique differentiating features. Today, we are going to look at the X1 phone by a Chinese company named N0.1. The company promises a truly rugged IP68 Certified phone. The device has a Quad...

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Jimmy McGee · May 20, 2015

Put a Pin In It with PinTasking – XDA App Review

Smartphones today are extremely powerful, constantly handling many apps at once. Switching between running apps is handled many ways. However, sometimes it would be nice to just put a pin in it and get back to it later. XDA Forum Member PhinxApps offers up an app that creates a visual pin to switch between apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews PinTasking. TK shows off the application and shares his thoughts, so check out this app review. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · May 19, 2015

Change Battery Saver Warning Color – XDA Xposed Tuesday

With all the tasks we ask of our smartphones, sometimes there isn’t enough battery to get through the day. That’s alright because Lollipop has a battery saver mode. When you are on that mode the notification bars change to orange. What if you want a different color? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the battery saver warning color. XDA Forum Member TheFragen created the module Remove...

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Jimmy McGee · May 18, 2015

OnePlus Touchscreen Issues Fixed, Android Wear 5.1.1- XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 is rolling out! 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 resolution to the OnePlus touchscreen issues and be sure to check out the article talking about MediaTek taking Qualcomms place in Flagship devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV...

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Jimmy McGee · May 15, 2015

LG G4 Quick Charge! YU Yuphoria Launched – XDA TV

Android Lollipop-based Color OS is coming for the Oppo Find 7. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the YU Yuphoria and be sure to check out the article talking about the LG G4 supporting quick charge. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · May 14, 2015

How to Tweak Your Kernel – XDA App Review

Part of being a power user is getting and using more of your device than even the OEM could imagine. Power users want to tweak everything to run just perfectly in their eyes. There are many apps out there that allow you to customize your kernel and today we are going to show off a few. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews three different applications to tweak your kernel. The applications covered in this video are FKupdater, Kernel...

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jordankeyes · May 13, 2015

Device Review: YU Yureka

In January of this year, YU, a new brand coming out of the Indian manufacturer Micromax, released their very first device in collaboration with Cyanogen, Inc., the Yureka. In terms of specifications, the Yureka is what I would call mid-range. Here's a list of the details though, in case you're not familiar with them:       CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5Ghz Octa-core 64-bit GPU: Adrena 405 GPU Memory: 2GB DDR3 Storage: 16GB ROM, MicroSD card slot (up to 32Gb) Camera: 13MP...

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Jimmy McGee · May 12, 2015

Android 5.1 and Xposed – XDA Xposed Tuesday

It was not too long ago that Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop came out. However, Google quickly patched some of the ways Xposed worked with Andorid 5.1. Well, that didn’t stop the Xposed train, as there has been people hard at work making it work with 5.1, and the Super Alpha is here. On this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the latest Xposed Installer on Android 5.1 Lollipop. XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 created...

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Jimmy McGee · May 11, 2015

Cyanogen Support OnePlus One in India – XDA TV

Cyanogen is going to support the OnePlus One in India! 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 the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact launch date and be sure to check out the article talking about the Xiaomi's 2015 Roadmap. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · May 8, 2015

Galaxy S6’s Different Sensors, Nexus 9 5.1.1 – XDA TV

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 has been released for the Nexus 9. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the OnePlus Two and its hinted price and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest partnership Cyanogen has entered into and what it means. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Jimmy McGee · May 7, 2015

System information Now w/ Castro – XDA App Review

Part of being a power user is getting and using more information on your device that is standard. Power users like to see things like the Battery Voltage load and the CPU performance. Knowing this information can help solve a performance issue you may be experiencing. However, default Android doesn’t give you access to all the information. XDA Forum Member **Menos** offers up an app that collects and displays this information in one place. In this video, XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · May 6, 2015

Vinsic 20,000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank Giveaway

We have covered a lot of Android Accessories here on XDA TV. Mostly because we realize that there are not many phones out there designed specifically with us in mind. So we get powerful phones that don’t have the best speakers or batteries. To resolve this issue we can grab an accessory to fill the gap. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer Jordan reviews the Vinsic 20,000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank. This device provides a great big helping of...

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Jimmy McGee · May 5, 2015

Android System WebView Update – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android Webview is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. Google released a security update for the pre-installed feature, but didn’t take effect on many AOSP based ROMs. However, there is no need to fear, an Xposed Module is here. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables the update on AOSP based ROMs. Xposed Developer PeterCxy created the WebViewGoogle module. TK shows off...

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Jimmy McGee · May 4, 2015

Xiaomi Mi5 Specs Leaked, CyanogenMod SDK – XDA TV

CyanogenMod is going to release their own SDK! 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 the Yu Yuphoria and be sure to check out the article talking about the leaked Xiaomi Mi5 specs. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an...

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Jimmy McGee · May 1, 2015

128Gb Zenfone 2 Coming! LG G4 Unveiled – XDA TV

The LG G4 has been unveiled. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the ASUS ZenFone 2 with 128GB of storage and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 30, 2015

Launcher 10 for Your Enjoyment – XDA App Review

Many people say that the best thing about Android is the ability to have custom launchers. Custom Launchers let you configure your device to be exactly how you want it. Do you want a sea of icons or a simple desktop with only one or two icons and the time? It doesn’t matter you can do whatever you want! XDA Forum Member junaid558 offers up the latest version of custom launchers. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Launcher...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 29, 2015

How to Root the Moto E 2015 and Unlock the Bootloader – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery and install a custom ROM to fix the broken camera from rooting the Moto E 2nd Gen 2015. TK just recently reviewed the device if you haven't checked it out already.  So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Moto E 2nd Gen 2015 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 28, 2015

Xposed Modules to Modify Email – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Even though we have Dropbox and other ways to share files, people still want to send files by email. Some Email apps on your Android device have a limit on file sizes. These limits are often lower that the emails servers limits. Why can’t you attach to the limit set by your server? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews a couple Xposed Modules that removed the file size limit of the email client. Today...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2015

3D Printable Mobile Microscope? Nexus 7 Discontinued – XDA TV

The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! 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 Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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