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Sony’s new software concept leaks for the Xperia Z3 – you can try it if you want to

Sony’s new software concept leaks for the Xperia Z3 – you can try it if you want to

Just days after announcing they would be trialing a new software concept with 500 Swedish Xperia Z3 owners, the software has leaked. The new software concept, Sony said was a stripped back, more AOSP like interface with a few Sony apps baked into the system. Recognised XDA contributor Jozinek has posted a how-to on flashing the software onto your Xperia[Read More…]

in Android Development, Modding, Phones by at 10:15 pm on July 29, 2015
Android M Developer Preview: OTA Links
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Android M Developer Preview: OTA Links

If you’ve got the Android M Developer preview on your Nexus device you (hopefully) are accepting of the failings of an early build. On Friday in the small hours Aussie time, the first update dropped to the preview with images being posted on the Google Developers site. But if you can’t be bothered (or don’t have time) to download and[Read More…]

in Modding, News, OS Updates by at 11:08 am on July 14, 2015
CyanogenMod rolling out another CM11.0 build as well as 12.0 Final

CyanogenMod rolling out another CM11.0 build as well as 12.0 Final

CyanogenMod has begun rolling out two releases, announcing a new build of CM11.0, as well as a CM12.0 Final build are hitting the servers now. The CM11.0 release is based on the Android 4.4 KitKat release, while the CM12.0 build is built from Android 5.0.2, CM12.1 is focused on the Android 5.1.x release. Today’s releases of CM11.0/CM12.0 are focused on[Read More…]

in Modding by at 3:13 pm on June 26, 2015
Raccoon APK Downloader
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Raccoon APK Downloader

There’s any number of reasons you may wish to download an APK rather than use the Play Store to install it direct on one of your devices; Anything from sideloading onto a device that’s not officially supported, to bandwidth saving or perhaps rolling back to an older version of an app and Raccoon APK downloader can solve your issues. I[Read More…]

in Modding, News by at 8:26 am on May 23, 2015
Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX
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Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX

There’s a method now for Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge owners to achieve root on their handsets without breaking Samsung’s KNOX security protection. We posted a guide a little while ago on how to root the S6 range when it first came out. That process, which was largely the same as that used to root many a Galaxy S[Read More…]

in Modding, Phones by and at 7:30 am on May 11, 2015
Android Tool for Mac makes Android and Mac play (more) nicely together
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Android Tool for Mac makes Android and Mac play (more) nicely together

Android Tool for Mac brings Mac-like simplicity to some of the common tasks a more advanced Android user might perform on a daily basis. This simple tool connects to your USB-connected Android phone, and allows you to take screenshots instantly, record screencasts, and install third-party APKs without going through the command line or the hassle of emailing the app to[Read More…]

in Modding, News by and at 8:23 am on May 6, 2015
Sony releases special bootloaders to allow recovery access for custom ROM users
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Sony releases special bootloaders to allow recovery access for custom ROM users

Sony makes some pretty decent phones, but there’s one segment of the user base that doesn’t like them too much; custom ROM users. That’s because Sony makes it rather painful to install custom ROMs, through bootloaders that don’t actually facilitate the use of a recovery partition, something that is required to install virtually all custom ROM softwares. There are ways[Read More…]

in Modding, News by at 8:25 am on May 5, 2015
CyanogenMod team have enabled nightlies for the Nexus Player

CyanogenMod team have enabled nightlies for the Nexus Player

Nexus Player news is the popular subject this week in the lead up to launch in Australia this week – but if you don’t like Android TV then why not try out CyanogenMod on your new set top box? The CyanogenMod team have today enabled nightlies for the Nexus Player with the first build ready to download now. The first[Read More…]

in Android TV, Modding by at 3:01 pm on April 26, 2015
Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices
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Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices

Sunshine is one of those Swiss Army knives of the Android world that enables a range of tinkering options for popular devices, and with its latest update to version 3.1, support has been added for the HTC One (M9). Not only can it perform a range of actions on the One M9, but it can also now remove SIM locks on the[Read More…]

in Modding, News by at 8:45 am on April 19, 2015
Team Win Recovery Project custom recovery now available for Samsung Galaxy S6
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Team Win Recovery Project custom recovery now available for Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is throwing down the challenge as the flagship to knock off its perch this year, and as one of the more popular handsets on the market, it’s more likely than others to receive a lot of support from the modding community as well, just as previous Samsung Galaxies have before it. Mere days after launch, the[Read More…]

in Apps, Modding, News by at 3:05 pm on April 13, 2015