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Root Released For LG G4 Carrier Variants

Good news for carrier-based LG G4 owners! After what may seem like months of waiting, some of the carrier variants of the LG G4 can be safely rooted by users. This root method comes through combined efforts of XDA Recognized Developer thecubed, XDA Recognized Developer and Recognized Contributor autoprime, XDA Member IllegalArgument and XDA Forum Moderator and Senior Recognized...

Samsung Pay Not Supported On Knox-Tripped Devices

Back at MWC 2015, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, it also unveiled its ambitious attempt on the existing mobile wallet scene. In order to stand above the crowd and competition from services of Google and Apple, Samsung's methodology involved use of NFC as well as a new proprietary technology called...

OnePlus 2 Images Leaked; Do You Like What You See?

We're only a couple of days away from the official unveiling of the OnePlus 2, but leaked pictures of the highly anticipated device have already given us a pretty good idea of what to expect. We reported on the leaked pictures earlier this week, and initial impressions from the community mostly seemed pretty mixed. What...

CM12.1 On ZenFone 2: Closer to What Should Have Been

All ZenFone 2 models offer some of the best bang-per-buck ratios available today, but this didn’t stretch past the hardware. ASUS’ ZenUI has enough going for it, but the general consensus is very clear. When I originally reviewed the ZenFone 2, I was one of those who complained about its nonsensical bloatware among other pointless decisions that kept...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+ Leak in All Their Glory

As we build up for the second half of 2015, we get to see more and more of the surprises that OEM's have in store for their customers, courtesy of both professional and amateur leakers who get their hands on unreleased test devices. The latest device, or devices in this case, come from the stables of...

LG Thinks Flexible Displays Are the Future, Do You?

LG enjoyed moderate success with its flexible 6-inch G Flex, enough to invest in this year's successor, the G Flex 2. This confidence has been reflected in the company's insistence that flexible smartphones will make up 40% of the market share in 2018, and now more firmly in its newly announced flexible display factory. Despite the phone itself initially suffering from...

Kickstarter Gives KickMaterial The Boot

Remember KickMaterial, the android app that promised to bring Material Design to Kickstarter made by Grzegorz Oksiuta in collaboration with Outline? After contacting the developer on behalf of one of our members for a progress update it was revealed that KickStarter had put an end to all hopes of a release. There was an issue back in May causing...

Boldbeast for Your Voice Recording Needs – XDA TV

Many people use their phone to help them keep their life organized. From creating to do lists and setting reminders, we put a lot of information on our phones. Sometimes you want to put a reminder in your phone, but you are on a phone call or don’t have use of both your hands. XDA Senior...

T-Mobile Brings Messenger-Like Features to SMS

T-Mobile has announced that it's switching on a new messaging technology called, "Advanced Messaging." Built on the international GSM Association's Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, T-Mobile promises to do to text messaging what VoLTE has done to voice calling—essentially, bring it into the modern age.   When most of us think of standard SMS messaging, we think: Slow Unreliable Finicky Basic Featureless Limited ...and...

Easy Fix for CPU Throttling?

Much has been said about the overheating and subsequent throttling issues surrounding the Snapdragon 810, but XDA forum member schecter7 thinks he may have found a simple fix. What is CPU throttling caused by? Excess heat. How do you get rid of excess heat? Add a bigger heat sink. This is essentially what XDA member schecter7 has done...

Hound vs Google Now – Digital Assistant Showdown!

There are many great features on our phones. Between Microsoft’s Cortana coming to Android and Google Now getting more and more intelligent, voice control of our searches is not far away. Siri, Cortana and Google Now are not the only ones looking to make a vocal search assistant, as song identification service SoundHound is jumping...

OnePlus 2 Gets Certified In China, Images Follow

Just 6 days away from its official launch, the OnePlus 2 has paid a visit to TENAA, which is the telecommunications equipment certification authority in China. The listing gives us the clearest look so far of the OnePlus 2, as all previous leaks and hints did not provide an image of what the device could...