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Cyanogen announces a new device sync service in partnership with Nextbit, called Baton

Cyanogen announces a new device sync service in partnership with Nextbit, called Baton

Moving Android devices can be a long, slow painful process, especially if you’re not using Titanium Backup, Helium or any other backup solutions. CyangogenMod has today announced a new feature, from startup company Nextbit called Baton, that will offer a cloud-sync and backup solution for Android devices, which will seemlessly let you change back and forth between those devices at will. This new software is designed to backup and sync the sum total of a person’s apps and data, not only making it effortless to switch between devices, but insuring against the devastation of lost data from damaged or stolen[Read More...]

by 3:13 PM on October 28, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Modding
Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

If you’re playing with the latest builds of Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7, there’s a fair chance that you’re interested in rooting your device to unlock further potential. The updated preview builds of Android L break the existing root tools, but don’t despair; there’s new versions available as of yesterday. Chainfire, the developer of popular root tool SuperSU, has released updated tools to allow you to root your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 running the latest developer preview of Android, however it isn’t exactly for the faint of heart. It requires first flashing a modified Android[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on October 20, 2014 2 comments Modding, News, Phones, Tablets
Clockwork Mod Recovery and Root available for all Android One handsets

Clockwork Mod Recovery and Root available for all Android One handsets

Android One handsets are only just arriving into the market place in India (and onto the Ausdroid review bench), but with kernel source available for the platform, it was only a matter of time before someone managed to unlock, install a custom recovery and get root access to the phones. All that is now possible, thanks to the devs at XDA-Developers for anyone wanting to have a play with their Android One handset. XDA-Developer varun.chitre15 has managed to port ClockworkMod recovery to the Karbonn, Spice and Micromax, Android One handsets, and you can find them all in the XDA thread[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on September 25, 2014 0 comments Android One, Modding
Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Google launched Screen Mirroring from Android to Chromecast only a couple of days ago, but it’s fairly limited. Google announced that while limited to a few devices, it’s expected to roll out to more devices soon. But why wait? This being Android the option to jump the line and start mirroring your screen to Chromecast is now open thanks to the fine folk over at XDA-Developers. To get the workaround going, you will need root access on your device. If you’re already rooted, then you’ll require the file – MirrorEnabler.apk – provided by XDA member r3pwn, which will trick your[Read More...]

by 9:59 AM on July 12, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, Modding
Xposed Versus ART Update

Xposed Versus ART Update

Each time Google release a new version of Android it is a lot of work for Xposed framework developer, Rovo89, to get Xposed framework working for the many users that rely on it. All those past experiences with modifying the framework to the newest version of Android may end up seeming like a walk in the park compared with what is most likely in store come November and Android version L. Rovo89 has answered some questions that every user of Xposed modules has been dying to ask, Will it ever work with ART? The Xposed framework is a mod that[Read More...]

by 9:37 AM on July 8, 2014 1 comment Modding, News
Download apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and more to your device from the Android L Preview

Download apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and more to your device from the Android L Preview

The Android L Preview is a pretty exciting development, for the first time, we’re getting a look behind the curtain at what Google is cooking up for the L release of Android before it’s officially ready. With a massive developer community, it was only a matter of time before that release was rooted, and the apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and boot animation from the Android L Preview were pulled and released for anyone running KitKat/JellyBean to flash to their device. There’s all the apps you want (Chrome and Google Earth are not quite ready, with both force closing), including the[Read More...]

by 9:41 AM on June 28, 2014 1 comment Apps, Modding, News
Root the Android ‘L’ Preview on the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

Root the Android ‘L’ Preview on the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

With any update to a Nexus device, Root access is generally only a short time away and that has rung true with Googles latest update for Android – the L Preview. You’ll need the latest version of your devices custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) installed first, but with that done you can then flash the modified SuperSU and Boot Image file for your device (Hammerhead and Flo are both provided) courtesy of XDA-Developers member Savoca. You can grab the files from this thread on XDA-Developers. For Nexus 5 owners, there’s also the option of a pre-rooted Android L Preview image,[Read More...]

by 8:50 AM on June 28, 2014 4 comments Modding
Sony adds Kernel source to GitHub, will add more for Flagship devices over time

Sony adds Kernel source to GitHub, will add more for Flagship devices over time

Sony has been moving towards openness with regards to working with the open-source community for the last few years. They started moving towards a more open approach back in 2012 when they added AOSP support for their flagship at the time the Sony Xperia S. Today they’ve announced that they will be adding their kernel source to the Sony Dev GitHub and will be adding more sources for other devices over time. Sony has already added source for a large range of Sony Xperia devices such as the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z2 and more. To get access[Read More...]

by 10:00 PM on June 27, 2014 0 comments Modding
Optimus G3 ROM brings flat UI and 4K recording to the LG G2

Optimus G3 ROM brings flat UI and 4K recording to the LG G2

With the arrival of the LG G3 not to far away, those with an LG G2 who are into modding may wish to make their G2 look like a G3. Developer OptimusRS has now brought us the aptly named “Optimus G3 ROM” to the G2. The ROM was ported from the official Korean LG G3 F400K and is based on the LG D802 20d firmware. The new ROM essentially brings the cleaner, less colourful UI of the G3 over to the G2 and there’s also support for 4K video recording, and a number of other improvements originally designed for the G3. As[Read More...]

by 2:28 PM on June 25, 2014 1 comment Modding, News, Phones
Dalvik to be removed from next major version of Android, replaced with ART

Dalvik to be removed from next major version of Android, replaced with ART

When Google announced the release of Kit Kat, one of the big-ticket items intended to improve performance across all devices was the introduction of a new runtime environment, known as ART. It was obvious that ART would eventually replace the aging Dalvik VM that is currently used on the majority of Android devices. ART is still experimental, and a great number of developers have yet to get behind it, meaning that if you switch your phone over to use the ART runtime, some apps will simply not work (*cough* Angry Birds Epic). It appears though, that the day of ART[Read More...]

by 11:29 AM on June 20, 2014 3 comments Modding, OS Update
Ok Google For Every App

Ok Google For Every App

I need to make an apology to all our readers. I dropped the ball. A brand new, extremely useful, Xposed module was released and I totally missed it. Then on Wednesday the Nova launcher developer, Kevin Barry, released an update to his app that mentioned the module in his announcement and I didn’t follow it up. In a nutshell, the Ok Google commands now work on Nova launcher, just as they do for the Google Now launcher. I’m also here telling you that there is an Xposed module to make Ok Google commands work within each and every app you[Read More...]

by 4:16 AM on June 8, 2014 3 comments Modding, News
DIY Android 4.4.3 Custom Rom

DIY Android 4.4.3 Custom Rom

I posted something similar when KitKat was released late last year. Google do us all a favour and release a new version of Android but those of us on custom roms have a dilemma to solve. Do we stay on the old version of Android and continue to love that multitude of extra options that a custom rom provides or upgrade to the newest version of Android and lose these customisations. I’m here to remind you that you can very nearly have both, the newest version and nearly all the customisations of a custom rom. First let’s look at the[Read More...]

by 12:22 PM on June 7, 2014 11 comments Modding, News
Foxtel Go, working on Nexus 7? We’d suggest it does, and should officially.

Foxtel Go, working on Nexus 7? We’d suggest it does, and should officially.

Just yesterday we shared Foxtel’s announcement that Foxtel Go is now officially supported on the Nexus 5, and confirmed for ourselves that it does indeed work. However, it left us wondering.. the Nexus 5 really isn’t that different inside (software-wise) to the Nexus 7, so why shouldn’t it work on that device as well? Well, as you can see above, it does. You see, apart from the different screen size, and slightly different internals, the Nexus 7 runs the exact same software, libraries and whatnot that are on the Nexus 5, so you would think that getting the Nexus 7 certified for[Read More...]

by 7:47 AM on May 23, 2014 13 comments Apps, Exclusive, Modding, News