Posts From jman2131

MultiROM Available on the Sony Xperia ZL

The Sony Xperia ZL was released back in April 2013 alongside the more well-known flagship Xperia Z, and the ZL featured almost identical specifications to its sibling. Since then, it has received Android 4.3 and then 4.4 earlier this year from Sony, as well as strong aftermarket support, as can be seen with the development of...

Sony SmartEyeglass SDK Update Brings Artificial Reality Rendering API

We’ve all heard of Google Glass, the spectacle wearable that just until recently, we all believed was only possible in sci-fi movies. However, a very similar prototype has also been worked on by Sony called SmartEyeglass, which looks like a bulky pair of swimming goggles fitted with a 3 megapixel camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, microphone,...

Restore Your Softbricked Moto G after Lollipop Update

Being one of the handful of devices released by when Motorola was still owned by Google, the Moto G has finally been updated to Android 5.0 in the past week through an OTA update and an update leak. As Moto G users are installing and experiencing Lollipop, it’s inevitable that some issues would occur, such...

Always On “OK Google” Now Available with the Australian Accent

The phrase “OK Google” has sort of become the catchphrase of Google Now across all devices running Android, be it the smartphone, the tablet, or the smartwatch. If you want something done, such as to do a Google search, set an alarm, or search for directions, simply say “OK Google” into your device and state...

Highly Functional Android 5.0 Build Lands on Samsung Galaxy S Plus

Released in 2011, the Samsung Galaxy S Plus is one heck of an old device. Despite this, it remains privy to a very healthy dose of aftermarket development. Although having shipped with Android 2.3, support for this device has been going strong ever since--not from Samsung, but from its users. This can be witnessed with...

Learn How to Restore Files and Settings with Flashable ZIPs

There’s an absolute treasure trove of mods we can find, access, and play with here on the XDA Forums--each with their own purpose and effects. Some change the aesthetics and cosmetics of your device’s UI, some enhance the utility and practicality of features, and some are just for fun. However, unless provided, there’s really no way...

Use the OnePlus One Front Earpiece for Media Playback

Opting for dual speakers positioned on the bottom of the OnePlus One, many would say that this device's speakers look awfully similar to the ones on the Nexus 5. Despite the aesthetic similarity, the One employs two separate sound drivers, each with its own speaker grille. So although they may not be stereo, they at least...

Youtube Now Supports Offline Playback in India

If you’ve had your eyes on the headlines in September, you may have heard of plans by Google to enable Youtube support offline playback of videos in India. Announced at the Android One event, this would work by introducing an extra button with a downward arrow as an icon under the video, which if pressed,...

Google Hangouts Update Brings Stickers, Video Filters, More

Google Hangouts is the company’s answer to Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger, and its users are finally being treated to a variety of new features that they can play with thanks to the new update from Google that was announced yesterday. These features include those which enhances both the fun factor, such as stickers and...

Sony Xperia TX Also Gets Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 Build

The Sony Xperia TX is the slightly taller and thinner sibling of the late 2012 flagship device from Sony, the Xperia T, albeit lesser known. And like the Xperia T and the rest of the 2012 lineup, the Xperia TX was unfortunately given the no-go on any future updates after Jelly Bean 4.3. But as...

Advanced Power Menu, Settings, and More on the Sony Xperia M2

Of the more less known devices from Sony, the Xperia M2, is quite a hidden gem. Though it’s not as powerful as its flagship siblings of 2014, it’s relatively low price tag, large screen, quad-core CPU and 4G capability makes for a decent device. Released with Android 4.3 and upgradeable to 4.4, it retains the...

Flash Android 5.0 to a Bootlooping Nexus 5 in 2 Minutes

We all know the feeling of having a bootloop occur on our devices every so often, whether it be when we’re flashing a new mod or ROM, making an edit to a root-level file, or because of some unknown and unreported compatibility issue. But when it occurs over and over again and you have no...