Modding

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
Double Tap to wake can be enabled on the Nexus 6

Double Tap to wake can be enabled on the Nexus 6

When Google announced Lollipop, the addition of native double tap to wake was a highlight for many people who have used devices with the feature. Subsequently, the Nexus 6 went through a will it, won’t it period when it came to supporting Double Tap to Wake. But now we know that the phone doesn’t, even though it once did, so[Read More…]

by 1:20 pm on November 25, 2014 4 comments Android Development, Apps, Modding
Is your Ouya gathering dust?  Why not try out Android TV

Is your Ouya gathering dust? Why not try out Android TV

With the Nexus player is on its way to customers in the US only for now, there’s still no options for Android TV in Australia. But, if you were enticed into that popular Kickstarter project, promising cheap Android gaming on a TV, that is Ouya, then rather than let it gather dust, you may have a way to make it[Read More…]

by 4:19 pm on November 9, 2014 8 comments Android TV, Modding
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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Read More…]

by 8:50 am on June 28, 2014 4 comments Modding