Modding

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
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