ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP Posts on XDA

How to Get the Google Assistant on Android 5 Lollipop (No Root)

https://youtu.be/AnDYjIcLD8k TK is at it again with another useful tip, this time it's getting the Google Assistant to work on Android Lollipop. The kicker - no root is required for this setup. Even though it still has a few improvements to sort out, it has definitely come a long way since its initial release. The only...

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

How to Change Your Android Encryption Password Without Changing Your Lock Screen Password

As more and more users seek better protection for their private data across the technological space, Google has continued to introduce additional features in Android for their more privacy minded consumers. Notably, Google introduced full disk encryption (FDE) in Android Lollipop and made it a requirement for any device shipping with Android Marshmallow to have FDE...

ASUS Launches ZenFone Max in India

ASUS generated a lot of hype and interest in 2015 with its devices, especially the ZenFone lineup. Carried across by the ZenFone 2 and its variants, along with other smaller ZenFone variants like the ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Selfie, ASUS created a lasting impression on the mind of the budget consumer. To bank upon the...

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...

Only Have $100? Here are the Best Phones You Can Get (Part 1)

Enough talk about flagships. Let's scrape the bottom of the barrel and see what can be had for those on the tightest of budgets. Let's find the best sub-$100 phone available. Because the reality is that while you might be forgoing a super-high resolution screen and amounts of RAM that some manufacturers still can't take...

Device Review: YU Yureka

In January of this year, YU, a new brand coming out of the Indian manufacturer Micromax, released their very first device in collaboration with Cyanogen, Inc., the Yureka. In terms of specifications, the Yureka is what I would call mid-range. Here's a list of the details though, in case you're not familiar with them:       CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615...

How to Root the Moto E 2015 and Unlock the Bootloader – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery and install a custom ROM to fix the broken camera from rooting the Moto E 2nd Gen 2015. TK just recently reviewed the device if you haven't checked it out already.  So as is usual at XDA, we...

Google Play Music Customizations – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA...

YU Yureka Cyanogen OS 12, TWRP for Galaxy S6 – XDA TV

The YU Yureka is receiving Cyanogen OS 12. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Huawei P8 and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the OxygenOS kernel...

Profile Picture Editor – App Review

One great thing about our smartphones is the ability to take pictures with them. You can even upload them to your social media if you are brave enough. However, sometimes you want to edit and embellish your social media and local photos before posting them. Talented Developers over at IntuitiveWare offer up a picture editing program for...

CyanogenMod 12S Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Just last week the rebel OEM OnePlus released their own version of Android Lollipop for thier One device. It was called OxygenOS, and Jordan (sort of) reviewed it. However, we all know that the OnePlus One shipped with a version of CyangenMod. Well the CyanogenMod update has dropped. CyanogenMod 12s is now available to owners...