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Jimmy McGee · Dec 5, 2014

Polish S5 Gets Lollipop, Android 5.0.1 Rolling Out – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for the Polish Samsung Galaxy S5! 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 Lollipop for the Kindle Fire and be sure the check out the article talking about the modular PuzzlePhone. 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...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 4, 2014

Xender Your Files from One Device to Another – XDATV

One vision of the "future: is that sharing files and folders will eventually be so simple that it is only a one-button-click affair. This sharable package can take the form of a picture, a video, an app, or anything else. Are we there yet? Is there an app for that? XDA Forum Member AnMobi offers up app that lets you easily share files. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Xender.  TK shows off the application, its uses, and functionality, so check out...

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admin · Dec 3, 2014

AirDroid 3 Beta Preview – Win a Year of AirDroid Premium! [Update]

Update!: We've chosen the winners of the contest. They are: petzku, Androidshek, mascaliente, damir1, nicopizza, dagoban, cretu01, JDLion, trusselo, mohfreestyl. These users will be contacted via XDA PM shortly with a code to unlock AirDroid premium. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest, and thanks to AirDroid for the codes! It's the little things that make using convergence apps like Pushbullet and AirDroid so appealing. As I've been sitting here typing this article, I've gotten three text messages from my...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 3, 2014

Root and Bootloader Unlock the Nexus 6 – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom ROM on the Google Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest phone with “pure Android,” or at least, "pure Google." So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 6 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 2, 2014

Optimize Your Media Scanner – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve got a lot of file crammed on your device and external SD card--and let’s be honest, who doesn’t--you could be losing precious battery life. The reason is that when your device boots, it has to scan the files to create the Android media store entries. And there is nothing you can do about it. Or is there? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you optimize your media...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 1, 2014

Android 5 for Xperia Z Ultra and Ouya? LG G3 Oversharpening Fixed! – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop lands on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra! 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 Android TV port for the OUYA gaming console and be sure the check out the article talking about the LG G3 Oversharpening fix! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 30, 2014

How to Install and Use MultiROM – XDA TV

The great thing about XDA is you can find all these great custom ROMs. There are so many in fact that sometimes you want to have access to a couple so you can change depending on your mood. And while you can just flash those everytime, what if there was an easier way? In this episode of XDA TV, rirozizo shows you MultiROM Manager using his Nexus 4. MultiROM is an unique customization that you can place on supported Android...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 29, 2014

Write a Batch File and Automate Your Android Commands – XDATV

XDA TV Producer RootJunky has helpfully created a lot of Super Tools. These tools automate the process of unlocking, rooting, and loading various other modifications onto your phone. He has created a Samsung Gear Live Super Tool, a LG G Watch Super Tool and a Moto 360 Super Tool. He has created all of these using batch files. In this episode of XDA TV, RootJunky shows you how to get started with creating a batch file. He helps you set...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 28, 2014

Lollipop Leak for Sprint Galaxy S5, TWRP for Micromax Canvas Magnus – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop has been leaked for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5! 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 TWRP for the Micromax Canvas Magnus and be sure the check out the article talking about the hidden Notification LED on the Google Nexus 6. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 27, 2014

Android App Review: Manage Your Connections Automagically – XDA TV

Material Design is all the buzz in the Android world right now. Android 5.0 Lollipop’s user interface introduced this UI paradigm, and most apps are going Material--even "boring" old file managers.  What was once a standard app that allowed you to browse your device's file system is now available with Material Design glory thanks to XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 and his application Amaze File Manager. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the Material Design-themed Amaze File Manager.  TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 26, 2014

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast – XDA TV

There is no doubt that Amazon is a huge player in many markets, and they want to be a huge player in the mobile market as well. From the Kindle hardware and app to the new Amazon Fire TV, Amazon is big enough to play with Google in its own sandbox. But can it outlast Google in its own game? In this episode of XDA TV, XDA TV Producer TK compares the new Amazon Fire Stick to Google’s Chromecast. Recently...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 25, 2014

Clean Your Recent Apps – XDA Xposed Tuesday

In this day and age, you have quite a few apps installed and running on your Android device. Sometimes, having a lot of background processes can drain your battery. While the Android system does a good job of trying to maintain those background apps, sometimes it is better to just remove them. There are many ways to do this, but sometimes having an automated process makes it easier. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 24, 2014

Unofficial CM12 for Android One, Disabling Encryption on Nexus 6 – XDA TV

Android One devices have received an Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 build! 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 Jolla Sailfish OS tablet and be sure the check out the article talking about how to disable data encryption on the Nexus 6! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 23, 2014

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review – XDA TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts now? You’ll be ahead of the game. For the Android enthusiast you can get them many things like a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower. If they enjoy their music you can get them a FuGoo Bluetooth Speaker. Perhaps even a WowWee MiP? In this...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 22, 2014

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

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 21, 2014

TWRP for Nexus 6 and 9 Available, Unofficial CM12 Alpha for HTC Explorer! – XDA TV

Team Win Recovery Project for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 is available now! 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 Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 for the HTC Explorer and be sure the check out the article talking about Android 5.0 Lollipop landing on the Sony Xperia Z3. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 20, 2014

Android App Review: Get Amaze with Material Design – XDA TV

Material Design is all the buzz in the Android world right now. Android 5.0 Lollipop’s user interface has introduced the topics of material design.  All apps are going to material design, even boring old file managers.  Those standard apps that allow you to browse the file system of your phone, and today’s app does it in material design. XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 offers up a Material Design-themed file manager. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Amaze File Manager. ...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 19, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop Overview for Nexus Devices – XDA TV

We've showed you how to install Google factory images on your Nexus devices before. Now the latest factory images are of the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. A lot of excitement have been buzzin around Lollipop. With its Material Design and other great improvements. Continuous improvement is a good thing. What if you are not ready to flash the last Lollipop image to your device? We won't judge you, we promise. But let us show you what you are missing. In...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 19, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet! – XDA TV

Not too long ago, Nvidia announced the successor to the Nvidia Shield, which got redubbed the SHIELD Portable. The successor was the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. In the past, XDA TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD (Portable) unboxing, review, and a played a couple games, including streaming games from his PC to his SHIELD. Also, he showed you how you can play two hot PC games on the SHIELD natively, Half Life 2 and Portal. Check out this video to watch Jordan talk...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 18, 2014

Download Status on the Notification Bar – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve ever had to download something on your phone, you know that big files can take a while. Depending on your data coverage, small files might also take a while. So to kill time during a download, you go do other things on your phone. It would be nice if you didn’t have to pull open your notification tray to check the status of your download. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an...

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