Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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<p>Commerce graduate and Law student with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. Once an ardent Samsung fanboy, he has since wised up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.</p>

Alphabet’s Nest to Permanently “Brick” Revolv Devices

What do you expect when you pay full price of a product and get complete legal possession of a device? Well, it is now yours to do as you please. You can use it yourself, lend it to your friend, give it to your mom, or even destroy it at that moment. That is what it means...

Ad-Blocking Browser #NoChromo Receives Update; Now Built on Newer Sources

Ads. Ads. Ads. They are everywhere. And none of us like them. Ads are a necessary evil for websites like ours to function. It might seem hypocritical for a website that earns revenue from ads to shoot itself directly in the foot by promoting a browser that removes the main source of income of the internet in...

LG Releases Statement Over Metallic Unibody Concerns

Remember the guy who bent his Nexus 6P in half with his bare hands? Well, he's back again. This time with a different device and a different test. https://youtu.be/SyP_cEpp2Zo?t=57s YouTuber JerryRigEverything had his doubts on LG's claim that the LG G5 had a metallic body (unibody at that too). He mentioned that the weight and feel of...

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Finding Your Future Device

Everyone has fond memories of their first device: the joy of the first purchase: the awe of the first boot, exploring the features you were promised, and finding those that were not mentioned. It's a wonderful journey, and we all loved ours. The feeling of getting a new device and being elated with it is...

Which OEM is the Best at Marketing?

Selling an Android phone isn't just a game of specifications. You can create the best device on the planet, but that does not mean you can sell it as well. Most major Android OEM's have influential marketing departments, working all the time to create and maintain a level of buzz around the company and its devices....

What Can Android Learn from its Competition?

We love Android, but there are (understandably) things Android is not the best at. While plenty of competitors have adopted Android features, it's also true that Android has learned from its enemies. And there is still plenty to learn, not just when it comes to software and user experience, but also strategies and targets. So we...

LG Invites Registrations for “Play with Friends” Developer Event

LG tried to make modularity mainstream by incorporating it directly on their flagship for 2016, the LG G5. Although the approach taken by LG restricts the actual modularity aspect of a device, they have taken a notable risk by going in a direction that the consumer market has not yet gone for, so we'll cut...

TWRP Receives Update to V3.0.1-0; Now Supports new CM13 Pattern Encryption

TWRP version is now available for all currently supported devices! The latest update brings loads of new features including support for CM 13 Pattern encryption, multiple fixes for minor bugs including the progress bar not updating during image flashing and an option to reboot after a ZIP is installed. support new CM 13.0 pattern encryption (sultanqasim) fix...

LG G5 on T-Mobile Bears Unlockable Bootloader After All

The recent Galaxy S7 Bootloader-gate for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 variants, especially on US carriers like T-Mobile which are usually bootloader-unlock-friendly, gave a lot of people a reason to be vary of their purchase decisions. So when it surfaced that the LG G5 on T-Mobile might be a victim of the same, a lot of people...

It’s Settled: The OnePlus One has Stood the Test of Time

Back in April 2014, a Chinese startup, one which was never heard of before, claimed that it could shake the smartphone market. And looking back at it 2 years later, they did leave a major impact. This startup was none other than OnePlus, and their impact came in the form of the OnePlus One -- an oddly-named...

What is Your Current Daily Driver Set-Up? (Phone/ROM/Kernel)

It's that time again! Now that new phones are out and updates and sources allow for new software, we want to know what phone, ROM and kernel you run on your daily phone, and specifically, why you chose that set-up! That way we can share your opinions so that others can check them out and...

OnePlus Releases Community Build of OxygenOS 3.0 (MM) for the OnePlus 2

Android N is the latest talk of the town, but that's only restricted to a select few Nexus devices. For the rest of us non-Nexus simpletons, we still have to stay content with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, users of the OnePlus 2 can jump on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow bandwagon too! In an official manner, no...