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Detect, Avoid IMSI-Catcher Attacks with Android IMSI-Catcher Detector

Privacy is always an important topic, as well as a delicate one to cover. Corporations spend millions to provide the best security systems, which are then quite often cracked by hackers or security researchers. You might not be aware that some fake cell towers (a.k.a. IMSI-Catchers, StingRays, GSM Interceptors, Subscriber Trackers) can be used to...

Materialized LeanDroid Fights Your Poor Battery Life

Battery life has always been one of the biggest problems facing most Android devices. Phone manufacturers are battling it out putting increasingly powerful CPUs, more RAM, storage--but a bigger battery always seems to be left behind. Even Google noticed that something was wrong and added some battery saving features into Android L. The large battery drain...

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...

Enable Call Recording on Xperia Z2 and Z3

Call recording, while not legal in every part of the world, is quite handy in certain situations. Some OEMs have decided to implement call recording into their default Phone applications, and sometimes hide it. There are ways to enable the feature, if it's there but hidden, through Xposed Framewok modules or other apps. On the older...

How to Set a Video as Your Boot Animation

If you wish to make your phone truly unique, you may want to consider adding a nice boot animation. A boot animation is nothing more than a set of PNG files that are played one after another at the desired frame rate, while the operating system loads. Various OEMs put their own animations and often...

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...

Jolla Tablet Announced: The Second Sailfish OS Device

A little over a year ago, Jolla released its first smartphone with the brand new Jolla Sailfish OS. Despite quite a good amount of hype surrounding the phone, its sales were rather low. The Jolla team didn't give up, and they announced their second device. This time, it's a tablet that can easily compete with...

Android One Devices Get Unofficial CM12 Port

Android One was initially announced right before Android Lollipop. By releasing these cheap, yet quite powerful smartphones, Google has tried to reach as many users in developing markets such as India and other parts of Asia as possible. Android One was a big hit right from the start, mostly due to its price and direct...

WhatsApp Decides to Protect Your Data

When Facebook bought WhatsApp for the absurdly large sum of $19bn back in February, they took the tech world by storm. $19bn for a FREE messaging app? A messaging app? Really? Soon afterwards, speculation began to grow about the real reason Facebook, a content marketing company at its core, bought the company and it's pretty...

Bring Back LTE on the Google Nexus 4 Running Lollipop

One of the predecessors of the latest, largest, and greatest Gooogle Nexus 6 (the Google Nexus 4) has a bit of a strange history. When the device was announced, it was an LTE-ready handset (kind of). Unluckily for Google, the company never obtained regulatory approval for its usage on the device, and LTE connectivity quickly became an issue and the...

Google Maps, My Maps, YouTube, Androidify, Slides, Music Updated–Here’s What’s New

In the last few weeks, Google has been one of the busiest company in tech world. In addition to the floating Android revision releases popping up every couple of days, the developers from Mountain View have also focused on providing updates to proprietary applications commonly known as GApps. You, however, may not be familiar with...

SuperSU BETA: Root Android Lollipop on Stock Kernel

Up until now, if you wanted to get root on Android 5.0, you needed to flash a modified kernel onto your device to work around some SELinux restrictions. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire recently released the previously-necessary CF-Auto-Root package, which made the necessary kernel ramdisk modifications to remove SELinux restriction from the install-recovery.sh script on...