Nexus 6P Unlock Blows Hardware Fuse?? Sony Xperia Z3 Marshmallow Concept Rolls Out! TWRP for Nexus 5X – XDA TV

Nexus 6P Unlock Blows Hardware Fuse?? Sony Xperia Z3 Marshmallow Concept Rolls Out! TWRP for Nexus 5X – XDA TV

It’s Friday, October 23, 2015, and let’s talk about what happened this week over at

First up, Blackberry let some more info about their upcoming PRIV device slip out on their site. It popped up as a preorder for $749 in the US, and it said it would be shipping on November 16th. It looks like a really interesting device, but I’m not quite sure it’s $750-interesting.

Robin, the cloud-based phone from Nextbit that just finished up its Kickstarter, is now available for preorder for just $399. So if you missed out on their Kickstarter project, and you’re willing to wait until February to receive your device, head on over to their site.

HTC unveiled their newest device this week, the One A9, which, strangely enough, is a middle of the road device, with a Snapdragon 617 and either 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage, or 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage, depending on where you are. Preorders are going for right at $400, but that price is a limited time offer, so it will be going up eventually, so act fast if that’s what you’re looking for.
Speaking of the A9, a system image dump has shown up on the forums thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFer, so if you want to dig into it, check out his thread.

Now that the Nexus 5X has started arriving, like mine did today, Google has rolled out the Android 6.0 factory images for it to their site. And while the 128 gig Nexus 6P is completely sold out on Google’s site, you can still order it from Huawei’s site directly in both Aluminium and Graphite. Just keep in mind, it has an estimated ship date of late November, and won’t come with the $50 in Google Play credit.
Speaking of the Nexus 6P, some information has come out that the 6P has a hardware feature called QFuse, which is a bit of a ticking time bomb. Basically, if you unlock your device, which a LOT of Nexus
owners will do, the QFuse gets tripped, and it can’t be revered with any sort of software tweaks… which is totally confusing. Presumably it’s to make Android Pay more secure. Still a bit of a confusing feature to have on what would normally be considered a development device.

Moving right along, this week Motorola rolled out the kernel source code for Android 5.1.1 for the Moto Maxx, so it should be a bit easier to do dev work on it, if you’re into that.

Sony has started rolling out their experimental Marshmallow concept to users of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in some countries, so if you got into that program, be on the lookout for updates.If not, though, XDA Senior Member ImPutazz released the guide from Sony showing you how you can manually install it on your Z3.

A new build of Cyanogen 12.1 for the OnePlus One was released recently, mostly bugfixes and patches, but if you haven’t gotten it on your device yet, XDA Portal Supporter Titokhan found the URL, so it can be sideloaded pretty easily.

CyanogenMod has added nightly builds for the 2015 Moto E 4G, which is great, considering Motorola might actually be abandoning it as far as updates are concerned.

An official build of TWRP is now available for the Nexus 5X, though it doesn’t support decrypting data quite yet.

XDA Senior Member Crios put out a quick guide to unlocking tethering on the Nexus 6 running Marshmallow, though it also works on KitKat.

Early builds of AOSParadox based on Android 6.0 were released this week for both the 2013 Moto G and the OnePlus One, but keep in mind, there are still some bugs in them.

XDA Recognized Developer Quarx released an alpha build of CM13 for the Asus PadFone S and X, but unfortunately the tablet and camera don’t work properly.

XDA Senior Member m4jkee pulled together a few tweaks for the HTC One M9’s camera, so if you’re not terribly impressed with it, those might help out a bit.

XDA Recognized Contributor Omamendih put out a guide showing you how to flash Windows Phone 8 or Windows 10 Mobile to your Lumia device. Looking through the thread, it’s hard to get a sense of which Lumia devices exactly this works on, but people seem to be having issues with some of the lower end ones that are locked down. Either way, if you have a Lumia Windows Phone and you’re looking to upgrade it, his thread is a good place to start.

And finally, a bit of XDA specific news. First, XDA previously recommended using a file hosting site called Dev-Host, but it was discovered that they were doing some pretty nasty things, so it’s recommended that you avoid using Dev-Host at this point, and try other sites like AndroidFileHost, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on.

Also, as I’ve said more than a few times now, I’m going to be at DroidCon London with XDA next week, and apparently Honor has offered to fund 8 tickets to the event for you guys, as long as you can get yourself to London for the event. Head on over to the portal post for specifics and instructions.

And finally, 2 other videos were posted to XDA TV this week. TK announced a giveaway of a bluetooth speaker, then the 4th episode of the XDA/Android podcast was released.

But you know what? That’s going to be about all from me for today. You can find the links to all the stories I talked about in the video description, as well as the links to my YouTube channels. Make sure to stay tuned for more exciting content coming out soon, give us a “Thumbs up” down below if you liked this video and subscribe to receive our content as soon as it becomes available. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time.

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As the resident token curmudgeon Senior Moderator of the XDA Forums, get off his lawn. Member of XDA since the Windows Mobile days Jimmy McGee heads up the YouTube channel for XDA dubbed XDA TV. Technology Geek by trade and security analyst by training, he has a lot to say about things found on the internet, some of which can be safely ignored.