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Best of XDA: MX Player

There are many video players for Android, but there are few that have proven themselves to be mighty in the way MX Player has. It is not only one of the longest-standing popular video players out there, but it’s also innovated with sensible features, amazing performance, and clean user experience. What makes MX Player amazing,...

Elephone P7000 – Device Review

The Elephone P7000 is a smartphone from a relatively new and unheard of manufacturer. The device is sporting an 64-bit Cortex-A53 1.7GHz Octa-core processor. Is the Elephone P7000 another cheap device from China or is it worth considering? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he takes the opportunity...

Sony Xperia Z4v To Arrive In USA Exclusively On Verizon

Back in April, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z4 as a kind of exclusive device to Japanese carriers. For all practical purposes, this "Z4" was an incremental upgrade over the Z3, as it did not offer many reasons to upgrade from the last years flagship. Sony realized this apparently, as the same device was...

Google Launches Android Security Rewards Program

Android as an OS is a fair mixture of robustness and versatility. From supporting a wide range of hardware options to allowing OEM's to modify the base and not redistribute the code, Android has clicked with users and manufacturers alike. But as with everything else in the world, Android is not perfect. It certainly does not...

Android 5.1.1, TWRP And CWM Come To Mi Note

As frequent readers will know, my daily driver is a Xiaomi Mi Note. However, up until now, that has necessitated the use of MIUI, a bloated and poorly translated build of Android. That was until popular MIUI forum member @秋叶随风 known as 'Ivan' released 5.1.1 for the device. Along side the ROM came the release of TWRP and CWM.   The ROM...

AirDroid Premium Winners!

As many of you are aware, we recently held a giveaway to celebrate AirDroid's latest update that brought support for AirMirror to most Samsung devices. The prize for 20 randomly selected commenters was a year of AirDroid premium. If you have won, you should receive your code via pm shortly. Check if you have won below!   The...

XBridge for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

On your device you get a lot of notifications. Usually, all you can do with a notification or an entry in the recent applications screen is open the app. Some notifications have other options, but sometimes we want more options on what to do with the notifications. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV...

Moto X for $299 with 30-day Trial For a Limited Period

The past few years have seen interesting developments in the Android OEM playing field, with Samsung and HTC's dominance giving way to allow smaller OEMs like Asus, Motorola and Xiaomi to strengthen their foothold in the market. Motorola in particular has seen an exponential rise in sales, fueled by their ability to read customer requirements and...

Xposed: Best of XDA

Xposed Framework is exactly what its name says it is, and in software this means that it allows generic code to be overridden by user code to expand or modify functionality. In other words, this "exposes" the system’s code to the framework, which requires root privileges, and allows you to plug in different modules which...

How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?

XDA has members living in regions spread across the world. Taking this in to consideration, we all have vastly different experiences when using our devices. From features and apps only available in some countries, differing prices for phones and data and in some countries even strict laws governing what you can do to your devices or...

Blackberry Android Devices Incoming? – XDA TV

Blackberry has been said to be releasing Android devices. 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 CM12.1 Nightlies for YU devices and be sure to check out the article talking about official CyanogenMod 12.1...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...