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Jimmy McGee · Dec 12, 2014

Android Wear Watch Face API Available – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop kernel source is available for the HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition! 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 Android Wear Watchface API and be sure to check out the article talking about Cyanogen and updating the OnePlus One globally, but not in India! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 11, 2014

Better Notifications with C Notice – XDA TV

In the past, we have reviewed much of the “C Series” of applications from an XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah. We talked about C Locker, C Floating and C Widget. All of these apps offer excellent solutions to certain problems. Well this developer is back at it with another great app. XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah offers up app that lets you see your notifications without opening the tray. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews C Notice.  TK shows off the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 10, 2014

Power Bank Comparison and Options – XDA TV

There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews and discusses various options. He reviews the Lepow U-Stone 12000mAh Power Bank, the Lepow ADD Power System,...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 9, 2014

Screen Dimming to the Next Level – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Auto brightness on some devices is a joke. Even if you control your brightness manually, the dimmest setting is oftentimes still too bright. If you’re in a dark room or area too bright a screen can hurt your eye or be a distraction to others. Don’t be distracting! In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you take your screen dimming to the next level. XDA Forum Member tony78960 created the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 8, 2014

HTC One M7 GPe Gets Lollipop, Verizon G3 CM11 Nightlies – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for the HTC One (M7) Google Play Edition! 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 Lollipop landing on the Sony Xperia S, Ion and Acro S and be sure to check out the article talking about Cyanogen to update the OnePlus One globally, even in India! That's not all that's covered in today's video!...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 7, 2014

How to Disable the Forced Encryption on Android 5.0 Lollipop – XDA TV

The Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 were launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In Lollipop Google has kindly made encryption on with no way to disable it. This is a great thing for security, however some people are complaining about slowness In this episode, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx takes some time to show you how to disable this forced encryption on the Nexus Lollipop devices. You will want to have your bootloader unlocked, which we covered in another video. Also,...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 6, 2014

Best Google Nexus 6 Mods – XDA TV

The Google Nexus 6 is finally landing more and more people’s hands. That of course means that more and more developers have gotten hands on the Nexus 6. Recently we showed you how to rooted it. So what do you do next? In this video XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and modifications that he’s installed on his Nexus 6. Check out these mods to give you an answer to the question of “what to do now.” These suggestions...

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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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