Modding

Xposed Framework for Lollipop now available to download as an Alpha

Xposed Framework for Lollipop now available to download as an Alpha

After a long wait, and a tease the other day, the developer of the Xposed Framework has finally announced Xposed is ready to download for Lollipop users. As usual, you’ll need to be rooted to install the release, which is available as an Alpha only at this stage. As the developer notes : Note that this is still an alpha[Read More…]

by 9:24 am on February 14, 2015 3 comments Modding, News
Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release

Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release

Android is an almost infinitely moddable system and the implementation of the Xposed Framework led to ease of implementing various hacks, as modules to be installed. The release of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) threw a spanner in the works for a number of Modders who have been waiting for the framework to be updated to work with the latest version of[Read More…]

by 6:25 am on February 11, 2015 3 comments Modding
CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9

CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9

Owners of the Nexus 9 are now able to install CyangogenMod on their tablet, with nightlies of CM12 now available to download. CM12 is based on Lollipop, so there’s very little to lose – except obviously OTA udpates from Google – from installing the ROM. CyanogenMod is one of the oldest, and certainly one of the easiest to install third[Read More…]

by 7:29 am on February 8, 2015 3 comments Modding, OS Update, Tablets
Add Ambient Display To Your Nexus 5

Add Ambient Display To Your Nexus 5

One of my favourite things about the Nexus 6 is Ambient Display. This is where notifications are displayed on a black background after you turn the device on (or lift it up in the case of the Nexus 6). Unfortunately, Google has left this out of the Nexus 5 Lollipop code, most likely due to the battery hit it may[Read More…]

by 2:16 pm on January 26, 2015 3 comments Modding, Podcast
CyanogenMod CM11 now available for Android One devices

CyanogenMod CM11 now available for Android One devices

Cyanogen announced yesterday that it will now support Android One devices, marking its intention to enable users to install CyanogenMod 11 builds (based on Android 4.4 KitKat) on the low cost devices. They also announced that an update to Lollipop-based CM12 is also in the works. The announcement was posted to the Cyanogen blog, and the release is significant in[Read More…]

by 8:37 am on January 13, 2015 0 comments Android One, Modding, News, OS Update, Phones
Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

So if you’re the modding type, then you’ll be into Nexus devices. You’ll probably also have heard of, and may have a passing interest in, CyanogenMod, which is one of the first (and still one of the better) custom ROMs available for a wide variety of Android handsets. Until now, if you wanted CyanogenMod on the Nexus 6 from Motorola,[Read More…]

by 2:56 pm on January 9, 2015 0 comments Modding, News
Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

One of the best things about a Nexus device is the ability to build a fully functional ROM from the AOSP. Usually it is fully functional. This time Motorola have included some software into the shipped ROM that allows for the phone to be able to listen for the OK Google hotword(s) to start a Google search with the screen[Read More…]

by 9:03 am on January 9, 2015 0 comments Modding, News
Cyanogen announces CM12 nightlies go live – the L is for Lollipop

Cyanogen announces CM12 nightlies go live – the L is for Lollipop

The team at CyanogenMod has just announced that the nighly releases of CM12 – based on Lollipop – will go live as of today. The team advise that though the builds are usable, they consider them 85% complete at this stage, there’s still some fairly major features still missing or incomplete. They will be bringing up the rest of the[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on January 6, 2015 1 comment Modding
New hack allows users to unlock the bootloader on Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3 Series devices and retain Camera functions

New hack allows users to unlock the bootloader on Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3 Series devices and retain Camera functions

If you know anything about modding your Sony Xperia phone, you’ll know that unlocking the bootloader means you won’t be getting the full camera experience, due to the loss of DRM keys when you unlock the bootloader. But there’s hope on the horizon, with modders posting a new hack on XDA-Developers which works around the restriction. According to the forum[Read More…]

by 8:19 pm on December 26, 2014 22 comments Manufacturer, Modding, Phones
Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Owners of Sony‘s newest family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact have banded together to offer a bounty for a developer to obtain root access to their devices through the XDA-Developers forum. Having root access on your device is nice, but in recent years it’s become less important as manufacturers and even Google implement[Read More…]

by 11:20 am on November 26, 2014 2 comments Android Development, Modding