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Old HTC Bravery: A Look at Financial Hurdles & Lost Inspiration

HTC now needs a winner more than ever -- that’s what an AnandTech review brilliantly summarized. Not in 2015, mind you, but in 2013 while reviewing the first successful phone of the HTC One line. And a winner they got. The M7 and the M8 reminded us of why the Taiwanese company used to dominate.So...

How to Root the Nexus 6P and Install TWRP Recovery – XDA TV

A rooting method for the Nexus 6P is fairly straight forward, but in case you’re new or need a reminder, XDA TV Host TK shows you how to root and install TWRP recovery on the Nexus 6P. Even though it’s a Google stock Android experience device, you can still get so much more out of it....

LG G3 Set to Receive a Marshmallow Update in December

Poland is once again a country where a new Android revision for a popular phone will appear. According to reports, LG will release an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its LG G3 2014 flagship in just four weeks. Marshmallow updates are rolling out for many devices of major Android OEMs. We know that HTC and Samsung are...

Tasker Pulled From Google Play Store

At XDA, we are big fans of Tasker: the tool which can automate almost every task on your device. Tasker can be used to setup your device to work exactly the way you want it to, making your device truly one of a kind in its own unique way. We have a wide variety of guides...

This is TouchWiz on Marshmallow — Note 5 Android 6.0 Leak Hands-On

Those of you who checked our front page yesterday might have read about the Note 5 Marshmallow update hitting a forum member’s device, and about a subsequent system dump. Now, we can actually boot into Marshmallow thanks to the community! TouchWiz on Marshmallow has changed in various ways, and after a few hours of testing it...

Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow System Dump Available!

A few hours ago, reports started emerging of a XDA user receiving Touchwiz based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow on his T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Many media outlets reported on it with the information that the system dump was available at their moment of writing.We refrained from doing so till we actually had the System...

OnePlus Announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow Roadmap

OnePlus took to its forums to announce the roadmap for bringing over Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its growing portfolio of devices.First up is the OnePlus One, which will continue on with Cyanogen OS as that is what the product officially shipped with. The Marshmallow update for the One (with Cyanogen OS) is expected in the...

Sunday Debate: How Can Android Wear Capture the Mainstream?

Android Wear has been around for over a year, and despite numerous software iterations and two generations of hardware filled with alternatives, the smartwatch game still hasn’t trickled down into the mainstream, and it has certainly not matched the prediction that analysts have been putting forth for years now.While Wear is not a mainstream product,...

Xposed for Marshmallow is Here!

Xposed is one of the most beloved tools an Android enthusiast can have, as it allows for all sorts of modifications to extend the functionality of our favorite devices. Each new Android release, however, brings with it a small wait for the next version.Marshmallow’s wait is over! Xposed version 76 is here with support for Android...

The Grand Journeys of XDA Phones: To Kill or Not To Kill (A Device)

A few days ago, we wrote about Sony's Open Device Program. The interview that followed after the talk focused on the realization that the devices that we possess are much more powerful than what we normally give them credit for. Phones launched 3 to 4 years down the line are still powerful enough to be repurposed...

Verizon Galaxy S5 Bootloader Has Been Unlocked

Verizon has a storied history with regards to bootloader unlocking - namely, they hate the very idea of it. For years now, Verizon has maintained that preventing you from unlocking your device's bootloader is for your own benefit. In a letter sent to customers who filed a complaint with the FCC, Verizon states that: "[A]n open bootloader could...

Vinli Sync: The Connected Car Goes Phone-Free

Vinli is an unassuming smart stick that acts as a wifi hotspot, comes with a suite of apps, and aims to replace OnStar in the digital age. It's latest trick? You can leave your smartphone at home thanks to a 4G connection to the cloud called Vinli Sync. We covered Vinli last month at the Big Android BBQ...