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Cyanogen OS 12 (lollipop) released, rolling out for OnePlus One


Cyanogen OS 12 based on Android Lollipop

Cyanogen announced Cyanogen OS 12 today (based on Android 5.0 Lollipop) and is finally available for OnePlus One users. CyanogenMod 12 offers a Material Design inspired user interface along with all the functional changes of Lollipop. In addition, you also some Cyanogen exclusive features.

OnePlus releases OxygenOS


OnePlus releases OxygenOS

Oxygen OS, One Plus' flavor of  Android, was expected back on February 12, but has faced a number of delays as the build was going through a certification process. Now the company behind the OnePlus One is finally ready to unveil Oxygen OS to its users.

Microsoft may let you install Windows 10 on your Android device


Microsoft may let you install Windows 10 on your Android device

Microsoft may be planning on allowing Android users to install Windows 10 on their handsets. Today the company confirmed that Windows 10 was headed for a summer release, but they also shared an interesting bit of information regarding Android.

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.4 based TeamEOS ROM on your Motorola Xoom


Motorola Xoom no longer receiving official software updates, it still gets attention from the developer community. The EOS project has been a popular supplier of custom ROMs for the Xoom, and the most recent version brings Android 4.4 KitKat support to the veteran tablet.
While the

KitKat has already arrived on the Xoom courtesy of OmniROM and CM11 (unofficial). Now check out the following guide on how to install Android 4.4.4 based TeamEOS ROM on your Motorola Xoom

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.4 based CyanogenMod 11 on your Motorola Xoom


Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom was released back in 2011 offering a pure Android experience, and has since been a great option for those looking for a powerful Android tablet. While the device no longer receives official software updates, it still gets attention from the developer community.

We have already posted a guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4 KitKat using OmniROM. Now check out the following guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4.4 using an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM.

OnePlus to unveil OxygenOS on February 12


OnePlus Oxygen

Earlier this month OnePlus released its own version of Android, which didn't involve CyanogenMod. After releasing a teaser of a periodic table yesterday, the company has revealed that it is ready to unveil OxygenOS. OnePlus promises that Android custom ROM will be "open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features."

Official CyanogenMod 12 nightly builds with Android 5.0 Lollipop now available


CyanogenMod 12

Popular ROM maker CyanogenMod is now releasing nightly builds of CyanogenMod 12, which brings the long anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop to its ROM users. While unofficial versions of CyanogenMod 12 have been making their rounds for some time now, those who have been reluctant to test it can now enjoy the real thing.

Get Galaxy Note 4 features on your Galaxy Note II with this custom ROM


Samsung Galaxy Note II

The Electron Team have managed to port several features from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the Samsung Galaxy Note II. So if you your old Note is starting to feel a little run down, you may want to see how the Ditto Note 4 (DN4) ROM can breath some life back into it.

This means, once you install the DN4 ROM, your old Galaxy Note II will have features like the Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM), the new Air Commands GUI (with Smart Select included), the Flipboard-exclusive leftmost screen, and a ton of others. Everything else, including the UI and stock Samsung apps like the Clock, Dialer, Messaging, and others, all have the new Note 4 overlay and look exactly like they do on it.

Keep in mind that installing this ROM is meant for advanced users, and you should be aware of the risks to your device. This website nor the developers of the ROM will be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction.

If you know what we are talking about, you need to follow these steps:
  1. Download DN4 custom ROM for your Galaxy Note II
  2. You need to have Samsung 4.3 Bootloader or newer. MJ5 firmware Bootloader is recommended for those who wish to avoid knox counter. You can check one of the following:
  3. Download and install TWRP custom recovery. You can also use CWM recovery, but TWRP is recommended.
  4. Next, remember to backup your app and your efs folder. That's something that you always should do before flashing anything
  5. Go to TWRP/CWM recovery via pressing home + power + volume up button at the same time.
  6. Make a nandroid backup if you haven't done so.
  7. Use the "Clean to install a new rom" option in Wipe Data and system.(clean installation recommended)
  8. Now go to choose to install the rom zip file.
  9. Flash the rom. It should take less than 10 minutes till it boots.
If you have any issues or concerns, please check the following video guide on how to install DN4 on your Galaxy Note II or follow the source link at the bottom of this post.



You can see the Galaxy Note II with DN 4 installed and enjoying the benefits of the Galaxy Note 4 features in the following video.



source - XDA Developers

Oppo bringing ColorOS to LG G2; beta testers wanted


Oppo bringing ColorOS to LG G2


Oppo is planning to bring its Color OS to LG G2 users and has been actively developing it for this purpose over the last three months. Now its time for beta testing, and Oppo is looking for those with the unlocked European version of the LG G2 (D802) to test the ColorOS ROM.


Oppo will recruit their beta testers starting September 5th through September 19th, and say that there is no limit to the number of LG G2 users that will be allowed to join. Once the testing phase is over with, ColorOS will be made available to all compatible LG G2 devices.

Those joining the beta test must agree to share feedback with Oppo about any problems they are having with the OS. In addition, those participating in the test must promise not to share any information publicly. If you're and LG G2 owner interested in joining the beta test, click on the sourcelink and give Oppe's ColorOS a try.


source - Oppo

HTC One receives Android L Release Preview ROM


HTC One M7

The folks at XDA have managed to port the Android L Preview Release to the HTC One M7. The developer team have been working on bringing the latest version of Android to other devices since Google released the Preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). We have already seen the Nexus 4 receive Android L courtesy of XDA, now its time for HTC's former flagship.

HTC One receives Android L Release Preview ROM
However keep in mind that this is still an alpha release, which means its in an early stage of development and several features and application do not work. Additionally, since ramdisk and kernel modifications were made to accommodate Android L on the HTC One M7, there is a good chance that the phone won't run like you would expect it to. As things stand, the GPS feature is working, but  Wi-Fi, data, Bluetooth, sensors, camera and sound are not working.

The Android L Preview Release is primarily meant for developers, so that they can prepare their applications to support the next version of Android when it is released later this year. If you want to take the chance, you can click on the sourcelink for all of the directions. If you do happen to get Android L running on your HTC One M7, please leave us a comment and let us know how it goes.


source - XDA | Android Authority

Google Nexus 4 receives Android L Release Preview ROM


Google Nexus 4 by LG

As you may know Google has released a Developer Preview of the upcoming Android L Release to developers who own a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7 (2013). However the company has also released the source for other Nexus devices. indicating that they may receive a preview release of as well. However the XDA team has managed to port the L Release for the Nexus 4 and have put together a working ROM.

Check out the following video which demonstrates the Android L Release Preview ROM running on the Nexus 4. The video is only three minutes long, but things seems quite stable for an "initial release".







[NOTE] It is not recommended that you try this on a device you use regularly. This is a port based on a preview release and it will likely come with bugs... Please note that you are proceeding at your own risk, and this website or the ROM developer will not be responsible for device malfunction or loss of data.

[NOTE] This is not an official update for your Nexus 4 and will likely void your warranty

[NOTE] Make sure your backup all your data accordingly before you proceed. This guide requires you to perform a full wipe of your data.

Requirements Make Sure your device is rooted. The following guide assumes that you have the CWM custom recovery installed. You should be able to install the ROM using TWRP, but we recommend CWM for this ROM.


GUIDE
  1. Download the Android L ROM for Nexus 4... You may find newer versions of this ROM by following the source link at the bottom of the page.
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  2. Place the downloaded file in your device's internal storage.
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  3. Reboot your device into your custom recovery.
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  4. Go to "wipe data/factory reset"  and select "Yes".
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  5. Go to "mounts and storage" > "format system" > "Yes".
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  6. Go to "advanced" > "wipe dalvik cache" > "Yes".
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  7. Now go to "install zip" > "choose zip from sdcard" and select the zip file you downloaded in Step 1. It should be in the '0' folder.
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  8. Confirm that you want to flash by clicking "Yes" and proceed with flashing the ROM on your device.
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  9. Once the flashing process is complete, perform the following steps:
    • "wipe cache"
    • "advanced" > "wipe dalvik cache"
    • "reboot into system"
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  10. Please note that the first boot may take between 5 - 10 minutes as the system is configured.. The process should be faster after that.
Since this is still an early release the developer may continue to release updated versions of this ROM. Make sure you follow the source link to the XDA forum for updates... During the update process you can follow the above steps to install newer zip files, but you may skip Step 4 during updates.


source - XDA

[GUIDE] How to install the Nokia X launcher on any Android device


How to install the Nokia X launcher on any Android

The Nokia X smartphone lineup runs a customized version . Nokia has built a custom user interface which is visually similar to the company's Lumia Windows Phones. The Nokia X devices also offer Nokia and Microsoft services instead of Google's. The following guide will show you how to install the Nokia X launcher to any existing Android device.

Smart Keyboard from LG G3 ported for rooted Android devices


LG Smart Keyboard

The LG G3 is arguably one of the hottest smartphones of this year. It brings several unique features, including the super high-resolution Quad-HD display, the fast laser autofocus and the enhanced Smart Keyboard. Fortunately the folks at XDA have managed to extract the Smart Keyboard.

In order to install the ported Smart Keyboard, you will need to have a rooted device running Android 4.4 KitKat. Note that if you are using an LG G2, your old keyboard will be overwritten, so if you don't want to lose it, better back it up.

The Smart Keyboard comes with improved contextual recognition, which reportedly decreases the margin for input errors by 75%, and a fair amount of customization, which enables owners of the G3 to change its on-screen height and bind symbols to buttons. Although most of the keyboard's features are not unique, it's always good to see that a manufacturer is trying to treat its users to the best possible experience.

If you want to try LG's Smart Keyboard on your Android device, you can do so by following the source link at the bottom of this post.




source - XDA

[GUIDE] How to unlock bootloader, root and install custom recovery on Motorola Moto E


Motorola Moto E

Despite being nothing more than an entry level smartphone, the Motorola Moto E is one of the best value for money Android devices in the market today. With a solid performance, stellar battery life and its affordable $130 price, the Moto E is setting itself up to be a huge success. Like with any successful handset, hardcore Moto E users would want to root, unlock and install custom ROMs on their devices, so we have put together an all-in-one step by step guide on how to get all this done on your device

Some useful CyanogenMod apps are now available for any Android


CyanogenModCyanogenMod is clearly one of the more popular custom ROMS for Android. It offers stellar performance and has a large base of users and developers behind it. Unfortunately not all Android users will be willing to root their devices or install custom ROMs to get access to these features. Luckily, CM apps has arrived on Google Play allows you to install and try out several CyanogenMod apps without having to flash the ROM

You can download CM Apps directly on your device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link:

Download
Download from the Google Play Store
Price Free
Requirements Android 4.2 or greater

CM Apps for Android includes the following apps from CyanogenMod
  • Apollo
  • Clock widget
  • DSP Manager
  • File Manager
  • Sound Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Torch
  • Trebuchet
  • Wallpapers
CM apps is not developed by Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, but it allows you to download and install some of its signature apps on any Android device. CM Apps comes with Apollo, a music player, the cLock home and lockscreen widget, the DSP Manager audio-enhancing tool, the customizable Trebuchet launcher, and several others.What's more, you can download and install the camera app from CyanogenMod 11S, which is identical to the one featured in the OnePlus One

However it is important to keep in mind that these apps may not work as expected on your device without having the necessary framework provided by installing the custom ROM. Still it will give you the opportunity to try out some of these apps before committing to install the custom ROM.

CyanogenMod 11 M6 released


CyanogenModThe CyanogenMod team have just released the latest version of their custom Android ROM, CM11 M6. The newest version is available for 50 devices with support for more devices expected soon. In addition, the CyanogenMod team will be replacing Stable and Release Candidate versions with monthly (later bi-weekly) Milestone releases. 

The latest version includes support for devices like the Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, LG Optimus G, LG G2, LG G Pro, LG G Pad, HTC One, and HTC One Mini.

The CyanogenMod 11 M6 change-log is as follows:
  • Quiet Hours - Fix longpress QS tile option
  • Voice+ - Integrate into settings (under Wireless and Networks > ‘More’)
  • Blacklist - Add provider permissions
  • Lockscreen - Fix custom wallpaper crashes and album art issues
  • Display - Consolidate screen-off animation options (remove checkbox)
  • Bluetooth - Upstream updates and fix issues with audio routing to select car makes/models and disconnect issues
  • MultiSim - Additional support patches (15+) and UI/UX modifications
  • Lockscreen - Disable elements when in custom lockscreen
  • Quick Settings - Options to show smaller tiles; add BT device name to tile
  • Quick Settings - Fix QS tiles layout in landscape mode
  • Usage Stats - Fix screen on stats after boot
  • Resolve memory leaks in Frameworks
  • Settings - Show ‘eject card’ action for USB storage
  • Theme Engine - Introduce new Engine capabilities (chooser to arrive in nightlies this week)
  • Parallel Shutdown - Decrease shutdown time
  • Address security vulnerability for icons
  • Downloads - Add pause/resume support
  • Trebuchet - Hidden apps and labels support
  • Remove parallel boot dexopt from stable/cm-11.0 branch
  • And more (all changes from Mar 29th to April 30th)
If you want to get updates even faster, you could still consider the experimental Nightly releases at the risk of stability problems.


source - Android Authority

TWRP custom recovery available for HTC One M8


HTC One M8

The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) custom recovery is now available for the international, Sprint and AT&T versions of the HTC One M8. You can flash the custom recovery file onto your One M8, once you have unlocked your device on HTC's official unlock method at HTCdev.com and connected it to your PC in fastboot mode.

It seems like the root apps which work with the HTC One, work well on the M8, so thats one less thing Android modders will have to worry about.
Please note that you select the correct recovery file for your device as they are not interchangeable. HTC One M8 users on T-Mobile will have to wait for  the phone to launch on April 11th, but those with Verizon phones are probably out of luck for true custom recoveries, thanks to those carriers' policies of locked bootloaders. The AT&T model can be unlocked using the HTCdev unlock tool for now. Meanwhile, work is already underway to get root on the stock software builds for these locked phones.


source - AndroidPolice | TWRP | XDA

Nokia X receives its first Android custom ROM


Nokia XChinese company Le Frog Technology, which is mainly focused on developing ROMs for Android devices, has released the first custom ROM Lewa OS for Nokia X smartphones. Custom ROMs can let you do tons of things that the manufacturer of your device never intended. We knew it was coming, and now the first custom ROM for the Nokia X Android smartphone has been released.

You can check out our following step by step tutorial on how to install the Lewa OS custom ROM on your Nokia X if you want to try it out.

[NOTE] The Nokia X is not meant to be rooted to run custom ROMs, you could void your warranty by following this guide.

[DISCLAIMER] Please do not proceed unless you are aware of this risks of installing custom ROMs on your device. This website will not be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from wrongly following this guide. Please note that you are proceeding at your own risk.


Step 1 - Downloads
  • Download and extract the Nokia driver file
  • Download and extract the configuration file
  • Download and extract the tool into your recovery
  • Download the music frog from

Step 2 - Installation
  1. Install all the above downloaded drivers one by one
    • The NOKIA 3806 USB DRIVER Ver1.5.exe
    • Nokia_Mobile_Phone_Driver_V2.00.10.ms
    • NOKIA_USB_Driver_v4.8.6.msi
  2. Copy the file adb_usb.ini into C:\Users\username\android directory
  3. Enter the phone settings – enable developer options and check USB debugging

Step 3 - Clearing Data
  • Copy the ROM LeWa_NOKIA_X_JB_ROM_XXXXX.zip to the root to the root directory of the phone
  • Open the folder in which recovery has NokiaX, double click on recovery.bat
  • Your device will automatically boot into recovery mode, if it is not to try again a few times
  • Now you need to delete the data, choose Wipe to carry clear data
    • Select Wipe on your custom recovery
    • Press and slide 'Swipe to Factory Reset'
    • After factory reset, select Back until you return to previous level


Step 4 - Installing Custom ROM
  • Select 'Install' on your custom recovery main menu
  • Find and select ROM LeWa_NOKIA_X_JB_ROM_XXXXX.zip which you copied to your device in Step 3
  • Press and slide 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'.
  • Once action is complete, select Home on menu
  • Repeat Step 3 - Clearing Data
    • Wipe > Factory Reset then press Back > Return!
  • Now select Reboot on the main menu of the recovery
  • Choose System
  • Wait for the phone to automatically reboot back into Android
You can now enjoy the Lewa OS custom ROM on your Nokia X


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[Guide] How to install the new HTC Sense 6 weather and lock widget on any Android


HTC Sense 6.0 (sixth-sense) UIHTC Sense 6.0 sports a new weather and clock widget that made a debut on the HTC One M8 flagship. The new interface is cleaner, with flatter looks, and has received a default widget to match. The weather and clock information is displayed on white background, and doesn't throw too much info at you, like some other clock widgets we know.

Obviously the best way to experience this on your Android phone is to purchase an HTC One M8. However the developer community on the XDA forum have a solution which allows you to install the new Sense 6.0 weather and clock widgets on any Android device.

[Guide] How to root the Nokia X and install Google Play apps


How to root the Nokia X

We previously reported that the Nokia X had been hacked to run Google services. Now we have put together a step by step guide on how to root your Nokia X and install Google Play services. There is even a video walkthrough to help you in case you get stuck

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