Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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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 wisened up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

CF-Auto-Root Updated with Support for Over 300 devices!

If you are a Samsung user and call yourself an Android enthusiast, you sure would be familiar with CF-Auto-Root. Coming from the reputed XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, this tool has opened up the doors to the world of root and beyond for a lot of new users. Often times, CF-Auto-Root is the easiest and most...

HTC Launches the One X9 in China, Bears MediaTek Helio X10

It's the season of giving, and HTC has given us another device to add to the list of releases in 2015. The HTC One X9 has gone official in China, aiming to occupy a space in the mid end Chinese market. The HTC One X9 features a 5.5" 1080p IPS display, and a metal body that...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Launched in China

In the build up to CES 2016, we are seeing more and more devices rush their way through regulatory authorities in order to be ready for an announcement during the event. This time, we caught the Samsung Galaxy A9 as it passed through Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. Design wise, it looks like a standard Samsung device that...

LG Unveils SD-615 Powered G Pad II 8.3 LTE Tablet

LG has added on to the G Pad family with the new G Pad II 8.3 LTE. This variant comes along to offer more choice to users not content with the G Pad II 8.0 or the G Pad II 10.1 Tablets. As its name implies, the LG Gpad II 8.3 LTE bears a 8.3" display...

YU Launches CyanogenOS Powered “Yutopia” With SD810, 4GB RAM

Nowadays, YU is being called as the OnePlus of India, and for good reason too. The similarities between both of them are numerous: Both are off-shoots of a major and successful company in their home markets. Both tend to create a fair bit of hype around their products. Both aim to produce the most "bang for your...

Elephone M2 Review: Hardware and Style on a Budget, but Not Much Else

The Elephone M2 is a device that aims much higher than its price tag. Featuring the exterior design language seen frequently in the higher-end of the market, the Elephone M2 packs in much of the same hardware internally as other other Elephone devices devices in the market currently. So what makes the device different and worth...

HTC One X9 Renders Leak Online

The HTC One X9 has been garnering a lot of attention recently, for it is the next device to be released after the HTC One A9. The One A9 created its fair share of controversy when it came to design, so it was expected that all eyes would be set on the new release just...

Pixel C AMA Summary: Google Touts Hardware, Excuses Software

The Pixel C is an ambitious attempt by Google to take on the likes of the productivity oriented tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple iPad Pro. To promote the newly available device and to answer questions of the masses regarding the $499 Android tablet, the team behind the Pixel C took to...

Google’s Pixel C Tablet Available For $499

Android's Tablet scenario has undergone dramatic changes in the past few years. From having an entire OS version dedicated to bringing out a unique tablet experience, to now being limited to a handful of good choices, tablets have faced a battle with odds always slipping away from them. Google looked like it planned to give the tablet...

Android 6.0.1 Released; Includes New Emoji, Security Patches and More!

Just when people were starting to get settled into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google has added on a point release to the fray. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update comes in the form of the MMB29M build which is available to download for Nexus devices. Devices for which the factory images are live at the time of writing are: Nexus...

Chainfire’s Systemless Root Now Supports Automated Boot Image Patching

Continuing on with the Systemless Root experiment, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's latest release for SuperSU Beta includes automated boot image patching at the time of installation. This essentially eliminates the need to upload specific boot images for devices as the zip installer for SuperSU will install SuperSU in systemless mode on Android 6.0 and Touchwiz...

BlackBerry PRIV AMA Compilation — Learn More About The PRIV!

This year has seen one of Blackberry's best products in recent memory, as it marked the release of the BlackBerry Priv -- a phone that tried to merge BlackBerry's strong point of security and enterprise adoption with the flexibility and popularity of Android. Banking on the hype and good reception of the Priv, members of Blackberry's team...