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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(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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Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge. Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all ...

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Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition now available for $599

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Just a few days ago, CyanogenMod’s Oppo N1 was officially revealed – CyanogenMod’s first ever phone and also the first phone to officially ship with CyanogenMod 10.2. The phone comes with exact features like the Oppo N1, but this special and limited edition comes with few ...

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Superuser on Android 4.3 gets sketchy

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According to a recent post by Koushik Dutta, aka – Koush, on Google+, there are some issues with the Superuser functionality in Android 4.3. According to Koush: “Basically /system is mounted as nosuid to any zygote spawned process (ie, all Android apps). Root will still continue to ...

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Sony’s SmartWatch goes open source

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Sony’s SmartWatch, a bluetooth accessory that was released last year to somewhat mixed reviews, has undergone a pretty major change. Sony has made the SmartWatch open source, meaning that developers can now freely develop, build, and release their own firmware and applications for the ...

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“Google Edition” Samsung Galaxy S4 confirmed, to be available June 26 on AT&T and T-Mobile US

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Last night, we posted about the fact that we should be seeing a stock Android version of the Galaxy S4 from Samsung. Now, Google has officially made the announcement that, yes, this is true. It’s been dubbed the “Google Edition” of the GS4, and is going to go on sale via ...

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them. I can’t see what AT&T has to ...

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Leak: official Jelly Bean update for the T-Mobile Galaxy SIII

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No, you didn’t read the title wrong. Following reports that the international version of the Galaxy S3 will be getting Jelly Bean on August 29th, an XDA user has posted a Jelly Bean ROM for the T-Mobile USA variant of the device, and claims that it’s the real thing. There are some ...

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Jelly Bean ROM available for Galaxy S III in form of CyangonMod, running in early stage of development

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The early preview build of CM10 for the GSIII has been released, and is now ready for you to try out Jelly Bean on that awesome Galaxy S III of yours! It’s in a very early state, so you won’t be seeing a lot of CM9′s features merged over yet, but hopefully soon. Here are the... Read More

CM10 progress video show’s CyanogenMod’s yet-unreleased version running on Optimus 4X HD

CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular ROM in the Android community, is working on an update to their software. The newest version being worked, CM10, is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. One of the devs on the CM team has released a video preview showing CM10, and we’re excited. Ricardo ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

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Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset… and for good reason. A locked bootloader means saying goodbye to most of the aspects of Android that give it the open source ...

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Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

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When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders, and tweakers to get to customizing and messing with the Q right away. The social streamer device has gotten what it wanted, and ...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM working with GSM, Verizon Galaxy Nexus phones, available for download

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  In the wake of Google’s release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean yesterday, developers have been hard at work. Now, in record time, Jelly Bean ROMs are being released for GSM and Verizon Galaxy Nexus phones. Not only are they ready to flash, but they also seem to have LTE working as well. If ...

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CM9 Nightlies and ClockworkMod come to Sprint Galaxy Nexus

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Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners, get ready. CM9 has come to your device, along with the infamous ClockworkMod recovery. With as new as this device is, we’re surprised to see these official builds come to the SGN. Surprised, but not let down. With the CM9 builds being nightlies, all you crack ...

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