Note 5 S-Pen Breaking! 256Gb Asus Zenfone 2! Unlimited 4k Recording on Note 5 – XDA TV

Note 5 S-Pen Breaking! 256Gb Asus Zenfone 2! Unlimited 4k Recording on Note 5 – XDA TV

It’s Friday, August 28, 2015, and let’s talk about what happened this week over at

First up, what I’m going to call the facepalm of the week.

Someone, somewhere, “accidentally” inserted their S-Pen into their Samsung Note 5 backwards. Nevermind how, or why, or even the fact that it’s possible, it happened… and apparently doing that, even once, breaks a ton of functionality, so please don’t do that. 9to5Google put together an explanation with teardown images showing exactly what happens when you put the stylus in backwards, so if you’re curious, link’s down there.

Asus is now offering a “special edition” of their Zenfone 2 in Brazil, which comes with a ridiculously awesome 256 gigs of internal storage, and the same microSD slot capable of up to 128 gigs of additional storage. I’ve been fairly pleased with 64 gigs of storage on my devices, but 256? Wow…

Even though an early build of Microsoft’s Cortana for Android leaked out last month, if you’re ready to try out the real thing, Microsoft has rolled out a beta version to the Play Store, you just have to opt into their beta testing program. I gave it a quick try on my G4, and it’s not bad at all, so far. Obviously it reminds me a lot of Cortana in Windows 10.

An update bringing Android 5.1.1 to Chinese version of the Nokia N1 is now available. However, once you install this update, if you unlock the bootloader, there’s an issue rebooting into the ROM, so you won’t actually be able to root it, but keep an eye on the forum thread for updates, and head on over there to get a download link if you’re interested.

According to an article on iDigitalTimes, AT&T and Verizon versions of the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are supposedly unrootable. Well, they can probably still be rooted, but according to the article, if you do so, it will kill the phone. They say the T-Mobile, Sprint, and unlocked versions don’t have that feature, so if you’re thinking of buying one of the newer Samsung devices, you may want to keep that in mind.

Speaking of which, though, a pre-rooted kernel for the Note 5, as well as a build of TWRP, are now available thanks to XDA Senior Member Manh_IT, links down below.

And once you’ve rooted your Note 5, head on over to XDA Recognized Contributor KevinRocksMan’s thread to get Project Super Camera on Steroids, a modified version of the stock Samsung camera that removes the 5 minute 4k recording limit. He says he’s recorded as much as 35 minutes so far, but it should work up to an hour, and it splits the files into 4 gig chunks, which is around 8-9 minutes per video.

An updated build of Android 5.1.1 is out for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and XDA Senior Member EthanScooter put together a guide showing you how to install it on your device, so you can get some of the new fun UI tweaks from the Note 5 or S6 Edge+.

XDA Senior Member 6th_Hokage put together a guide, using Unjustified Dev’s work, on how to root the LG G Stylo running Android 5.1.1, so if you’ve got that device you may want to read his thread.

XDA Senior Member U-Ra released a preview build of CM 12.1 for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, specifically the MT2L03 model. He’s hoping it will become an official supported nightly, but it isn’t currently, so head on over to his thread if you’ve got that device and want some updates.

XDA Member DianLujiTao put together a thread with links to all of the custom ROMs, rooting information, and the build of TWRP he did for the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max.
Definitely very convenient if you’ve got that device.

A new forum for the Oppo R7 Plus is now available as well.

Matthew put together 3 articles about our time in China, one about dealing with the Great Firewall of China, one about the super cute tiny little Elephone device we got to play with, and one about the Qualcomm Quick Charge power bank we left there with.

I did a video unboxing the ZUK Z1 while I was in China, then another video once I got back recapping the experience of the launch event.

TK did an Xposed Tuesday talking about Xposed for the LG G4, then he reviewed Encore Music.

And finally, Jimmy uploaded a video about 5 interesting mobile-related Kickstarter projects you might be interested in.

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. Remember if you liked this video to leave a like down below, 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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