First ROMs for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet get released

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Not only has the NVIDIA tablet received a significant update recently, but now the first custom ROMs are beginning to surface. Members over at XDA have not not only released an unofficial port of ClockworkMod recovery for the device, but now two source-built ROMs have been made available for ...

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Get This Look: Veu

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Everyone is still going crazy over Android L and how absolutely gorgeous it is. If you are among the rooters and custom ROM users, then you are in luck. Veu is a very popular CM11 theme created and maintained by the amazing Arz Bhatia. Everything follows Material Design guidelines and looks ...

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My new default file browser: Tomi File Manager

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Sometimes, I’m just not satisified with what my phone comes with my default, such as the messaging app or the file browser. When I first heard about Tomi File Manager, I saw the pictures and was impressed with an app that looks to take file browsing to the next level. Not only was it ...

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LG are working on solution to unlock the G3′s bootloader

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A owner of an LG G3 took it upon themselves to query LG as to if the handset’s bootloader would ever be unlocked. Well, the company responded, and the response is positive. Whilst LG state that it may take a while to unlock the LG G3 bootloader given the technical restrictions, they are ...

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Christmas in July: This power user’s Android wishlist

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Do you wish stock Android would do a little bit more? Tired of relying on third party developers or manufacturers to add the features you feel should be standard in Android? I could not agree more. As great as Android is, there are some shortcomings in the system. Do not take me the wrong way, ...

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How I Android (mid-2014)

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The beauty of Android is in the ability to customize it, do whatever you like and use it as such. In other words you’re not nearly as limited as you are in other mobile platforms. Of course there are some limitations on Android as well, but even those disappear once you root the device. ...

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Perform a Nandroid backup online with this App

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A Nandroid backup is a process which is performed in recovery mode to take a snapshot of the current state of your Android Operating System, along with data, settings, and a whole bunch of other information to create a backup file. This backup can then be used to restore to if you flash a bad ...

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I paid to unlock my phone and you should too

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Recently, I became the new owner of a Moto X; however, here was a giant hoop I had to get over first before I could claim it as my own. I received a beautiful 32GB white Moto X that was locked to AT&T’s network. This is all fine and dandy for a prospective AT&T customer –... ...

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Essential apps for every Android user

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As someone who works for one of the big carriers in the US, I run into the same question on an almost daily basis. What apps should I try out and download? This is something that is asked by even those tech-savvy users when they switch from iOS or Windows Phone to Android. This got... Read More

Get This Look: Boot up your Android device with your favorite comic book heroes and villains

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You don’t see it often unless you reboot your device all the time, but the boot animation is another place that you can make your Android device your own, especially if your smartphone or tablet is rooted. This boot animation features all your favorite superheroes and villains, including ...

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Android L’s quick settings might be customizable once the OS gets released

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The beauty of Android si the ability to customize it. Even without rooting the phone you have an incredible level of customization that you can apply on your device, unlike some other platforms which allow you to do very little when ti comes to this *cough* WP and iOS *cough*. Non-rooted ...

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Android L theme available for Xposed devices

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So you want to receive the Android L visual goodness of Material design, but don’t want to or can’t install the developer preview. If you’re rooted and running the Xposed framework then the Android L theme package may be for you. Whilst it is only the visuals of the Android L ...

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 begins rolling out to select devices

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For avid followers of CyanogenMod you’ll be pleased to hear that version 11.0 M8 that moves to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat codebase has hit download servers today for a select few devices. The devices that will have CyanogeMod 11.0 M8 available to them include: OnePlus One, Oppo Find 7a, ...

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(Now in Beta) Install Android L “Lemon Cake” Developer Preview on Nexus 4

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Nexus 4 owners jealous of those with a Nexus 5 or 7 (2013) running the Android L Developer Preview can get a taste of the next version of Android thanks to developers at XDA Developers forum who ported the rom over to the device. Since Google only pushed part of the source code to ...

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TimePIN: Keep your device secure

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TimePIN is a security app for android devices, with the concept being that every minute, you have a new passcode. The application uses your system clock to change your passcode. There are four options in this app. Offset PIN, Double PIN, Mirror PIN and Reverse PIN. Each one modifies the time to ...

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