Chainfire releases CF-Auto-Roots for all Nexus devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop

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The all-new Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop, was officially released on November 3rd and it has already been rooted. While rooting has been available for Nexus devices running Lollipop ever since the developer preview, it hasn’t been easy… until now. XDA Senior Recognized ...

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Nexus 4 factory image for Android 5.0 Lollipop released

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A few days ago, the majority of the Nexus line-up received Android 5.0 Lollipop, whether it was through OTA updates or through manually installing the factory image. However, one device was missing. The Nexus 4 wasn’t on the initial Lollipop roll-out, but rest assured, it is here. Today ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Nexus 4

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Android Lollipop is coming, and everyone is excited. However, if you can’t wait and are willing to tinker with your Nexus 4, then you can get an early taste before the official release. The thread on XDA (link below) gives some tips on how to flash the Android Lollipop ROM on your Nexus ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to the Nexus 4

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Despite Google saying that the recently announced Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks, it seems that the Nexus 4 won’t be left out after all. Googler Sascha Prüter clarifies in a Google+ post that the lack of Nexus ...

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Google employees are running Android L on the Nexus 4

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When Google released a developer preview for Android L at its I/O event this summer, owners of Nexus devices were excited. However, this excitement was short lived for owners of the Nexus 4. Google only released the preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Many believed that this meant the ...

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Source code for Android “L” preview is now available in AOSP, Nexus 4 and 7 (2012) included

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Android L preview is hot at the moment. Everyone is talking about it and we can’t wait for Google to release it when it’s done, hopefully this Fall. Google released Android “L” preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) only, but there seems to be hope for Nexus 4, first-gen ...

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Looking back: A brief history of Google’s Nexus devices

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Sometimes when a smartphone is released, it is very easy to tell what the manufacturer was aiming for. Unlike some popular lines of smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S series or HTC’s One series, Google’s Nexus line has received some interesting feedback over the years. Does ...

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta released with reworked PIE controls for KitKat

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There are plenty of options when looking to run a custom ROM on your Android device and one of the most popular, besides CyanogenMod, is Paranoid Android. Official PA ROMs only support Nexus devices, so if you don’t see your device in the downloads, it’s not supported by the main ...

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Rumor: Nexus line coming to an end in 2015?

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If true, this may be sad for many, but according to @eldarmurtazin on Twitter, Google will be killing off the Nexus line by next year in favor of Google Play Edition devices. The Nexus program has been around since January 2010 when the HTC Nexus One was announced. All Nexus devices have been ...

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Poetic Slimbook Case for Google Nexus 5 for $3.95 (80% OFF)

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Protect that brand new Nexus 5 smartphone with one of these Poetic Slimbook Cases. These guys are warrantied for three years, provide front and back protection, and don’t add much bulk whatsoever. Head over to Amazon and you’ll find this guy going for less than $4 right now, a ...

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Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 seeing Android 4.4 KitKat updates

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Those of you with an Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 are advised to keep an eye on your notification bars for software updates. According to the Android team, the 4.4 KitKat update has begun trickling out to both tablets. Actually, to be clear, this is more than two tablets as the 2012 and 2013 versions... ...

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Android 4.4 to hit Nexus 4, 7, 10, and Google Play edition devices in coming weeks

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Officially making its debut today, Android 4.4 KitKat will make its way to older devices in the next few weeks. Specifically, the Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices area already promised from Google. What’s not, however, is the 2011 flagship ...

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Nexus 4 LTE chatter resumes with Bluetooth SIG listing

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Google may be ready to soon debut a new 4G LTE version of the Nexus 4 smartphone, if you put stock into today’s chatter. An LG-E960 spotted at the Bluetooth SIG this week has people talking up the potentially refreshed Android handset in the form of a LTE-capable Nexus 4. While there are ...

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Might Google refresh the Nexus 4 with LTE for Android 4.4?

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Here we go again with yet another Android 4.4/Nexus rumor… Google could be readying a refreshed version of the LG Nexus 4 with LTE support and have it ready to go with Android 4.4 KitKat. The rumor suggests that instead of introducing one new model this fall, Google will tweak the current ...

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Google out of 16GB Nexus 4 inventory

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Looks like Google has sold through inventory of both the 8GB and the 16GB versions of the Nexus 4. Boy, that stinks, right? We sure hope they get some more in stock soon.  Who knows when the next model of Nexus is ready to come along? All sarcasm aside, this is just seems to further... Read More