Cyanogen launches Themes Studio design challenge

Themes Challenge

Yesterday, Cyanogen announced a Themes Design Challenge, for all of those out there who want to create a special theme for the release of Themes Studio.

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Enable the hidden Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake feature with this simple app

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You’ll have read that a number of features never made it into the Nexus 6 and Google removed the functionality from the final code build; one of those features was the double tap to wake feature, which those who own a OnePlus One will be familiar with. Despite the functionality being ...

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How to unlock the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Bootloader to root

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For those of you who have received your Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices and are anxious to begin tinkering with them then you’ll need to unlock the Bootloader. Whilst unlocking the Bootloader does void your warranty, it does allow you to do cool things like root, flash ROMS, and put on custom ...

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Lollipop root without a custom kernel is now available in Beta

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As of version 2.27 of Chainfire’s SuperSU, you no longer need a modified kernel to gain root on Lollipop devices. It is in Beta, and Chainfire does warn that you could break something and get into a bootloop, but it is an incredible feat to get such a feature even possible. If you want ...

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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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Root your Nexus 9 using the Chainfire method

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You want root on your Nexus 9, you got it ! Well known XDA developer and Android modder Chainfire has been up to his old tricks again, this time he’s managed to root Google’s shiny new tablet faster than most users got it shipped. A blog post over at Allthingroot.com details the ...

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Bounty for first person to root Verizon/AT&T Galaxy Note 4 over $4285+

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The need for a Galaxy Note 4 root has reached new levels over at the XDA Forums as members have set up a bounty to encourage someone to come forward with a solution. The Verizon/AT&T Galaxy Note 4 is yet to be rooted and those members have taken it upon themselves to raise a bounty,... Read More

Root Nexus 5 Running Android 5.0 Lollipop With SuperSU

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The Nexus 5 running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software can now be rooted using a SuperSU package, formed from the Android 5.0 SDK with a build number of LPX13D. This is great news for Nexus 5 owners concerned with keeping their root access when the Android 5.0 Lollipop update lands on ...

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How to speed up the OnePlus One charging time

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The battery on the OnePlus One is undeniably good, no, fantastic, but a little tweak to the device could decrease the amount of time it takes for the device to charge, keeping the device in your pocket for that bit longer. The method involves flashing a kernel so the standard we do not accept ...

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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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Root your LG G3 with one-click using Stump Root for any US Carrier

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Whilst a handful of tools already exist to root the LG G3, no one tool has been created that has been able to root the device agnostic of carrier, the Sprint model is still waiting for a root method. Well that wait is over, as a one-click universal solution for all carriers, including Sprint, ...

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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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Enable Android screen mirroring to Chromecast on your rooted device

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Google just flipped the switch to allow Android screen mirroring to Chomecast for a few devices, but if you don’t have one currently supported, you’ve been pretty much out of luck. Thanks to r3pwn over at XDA Developers forum, through an experimental app, you can now enable the beta ...

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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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Root an Xperia Z2 without unlocking its bootloader

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Although Sony embraces the Android community and offers a tool to unlock the bootloader on Xperia devices, which you can then gain root, doing so disables certain features. If you want root, but don’t want to lose features such as the X-Reality engine and TrackID app, please keep reading. ...

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