As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.
Unbrick Guide for US Carrier-Branded SGS3
It is inevitable for nearly all devices with heavy development that the occasional mistake is made and a device goes down. This is commonly referred to as bricking, and there are different kinds of bricks—soft and hard. While hard bricks are nearly impossible to fix without OEM support, soft bricks can usually be brought back. With the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S III, there’s already a soft bricking problem going around. Thankfully, there’s also a fix going around.
XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip has released a solution for users who accidentally soft bricked their devices trying to flash a GSM boot image. The devices are brand new, so there’s still a question of what works and what doesn’t, and flashing a GSM boot image is apparently one of those things that doesn’t work.
Each variant has their own files, but the process is identical. Users simply need to download their phone’s stock boot image and flash it via Odin. This should fix the issue and restore the phone to working status. It should be noted that these files are not factory tarballs wherein this won’t work if you need to restore to a stock, unrooted ROM. These fix only the GSM boot image brick issue. As stated, the process is identical but the files are different so be sure you pick up the file for your variant.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between Cyanogen, Inc and CyanogenMod developers, as well as Cyanogen OS and the CyanogenMod ROM that so many XDA users love. The entities surrounding each of these are sometimes different and sometimes intertwined. We’ve gotten messages and comments requesting for a clearer distinction between these for future reference, which is why we are writing this feature. Let’s start...
Android Lollipop 5.1.1 has been released. 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 new Google Cell Service and what we know about it and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...