Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah DroidForums.NET members and guests!! We are kicking off the final stretch until Christmas with a fantastic Giveaway sponsored by the fine folks over at KENU! This giveaway features the chance for two (2) randomly drawn winners to win their choice of the Stance or AIRFRAME+. After reviewing these two products I decided to pick them both up because they are that good. With excellent build quality, perfect craftsmanship and just an all-around great pair of accessories, these are a must have for any Android smartphone owner. Here are a few details of the Stance and AIRFRAME+....
Stance: Stance is an amazingly versatile, compact tripod that mounts directly into your phone's charging port. Watching your favorite videos, making video calls, and positioning your phone's camera to capture amazing photos and videos has never been easier.
AIRFRAME+: Airframe+ supports the full range of smartphones and phablets ranging from the iPhone 5/5s (4" screen) to the Lumia 1520 (6" screen). It even accommodates most oversized cases, like the Otterbox Defender for iPhone 6 and mophie® juice pack plus for iPhone 5/5s. Sporting a new sleek design while still weighing under an ounce, Airframe+ offers all of the amazing functionality and portability of the original Airframe car mount.
Please check out the video for a quick look at both of these products "in...
The long awaited return of DjDarkKnight is finally here! DjDarkKnight is back with an all knew theme chooser theme! He has also decided to release this to the Play Store for FREE! In order to use this theme you will need to be on a Cyanogen Mod based rom with the theme chooser. This won't work for Launchers. One added benefit to Theme Chooser themes is the ability for theme developers to theme every part of the UI. DjDarkKnight has done an impressive job at totally changing everything! One thing you will notice instantly is the transparency of the app icons. The app icons are also squared off, and appear to be raised from the background. Other apps also have a transparent background. Widgets also have the transparent background. Text, notifications, system UI, and framework-res along with many other elements have been themed. Head to the link below to download this theme.
Google has already rolled out 5.0.1 for the Nexus 6 and earlier today we announced that the Nexus 7 is already receiving the rollout of 5.0.2. Certainly Google will have this build ready to go for the Nexus 6 soon however you don't have to wait for them to begin rolling it out if you are bootloader unlocked with a custom recovery installed. Dhacker29, most well known for his extensive development for Motorola devices, has already released his build of 5.0.2 AOSP and GAPPS for the Nexus 6. According to Dhacker all the normal stuff should be working. As this is an unofficial build there may be a bug or two. Head to the link below for the download.
Google just released an incremental update for the Nexus 6. If you are like me then you have already unlocked your bootloader, and installed a custom recovery. You may have even already installed a custom Rom. Preparing a device in this state to receive a stock Over The Air update can be a true pain in the rear. First you will need to unroot the device (which in and of itself is not difficult simply go into SuperSU settings and select "full unroot"), then you will need to either find and flash the stock recovery, or you will need to flash the stock image bringing your device to full factory settings prior to accepting the OTA update.
Alternatively you could simply flash the 5.0.1 system image. Normally flashing the system image on a Nexus device is pretty simple. You do have to have the sdk installed with adb.exe and fastboot.exe files so that your phone can communicate with your PC. You would then normally put your stock image files in your folder containing the adb and fastboot files. Then simply click flash-all.bat. For some reason Google has been packaging the system images for the Nexus 6 wrong and running the Flash-all.bat will not work. You have to extract the file and flash them one by one. This also ends up being a bit of a pain.
Thanks to Developer "Scrosler" of ScottsRoms has packaged a prerooted 5.0.1 Rom. This has been modified in no way. It has only been rooted. Otherwise this rom is completely stock. There are no customizations added and...
ASUS has taken to Facebook to jump start the marketing hype of some new smartphone they plan to unveil at CES next year. The smartphone will have an unknown unique camera setup, which looks pretty intriguing. It is definitely some form of dual-camera, which has been done before, but it will be interesting to see what ASUS does with the idea.
The slogan in their post is too cryptic to really deduce much, “see what others can’t see.” It sounds like some version of X-Ray glasses, but that would obviously be a legal and PR nightmare, assuming such a mobile technology could even exist, so it obviously isn't that. What do you think ASUS has cooked up?
If this latest intel is accurate, then LG might be working on a new Android G Pad Tablet. The evidence of this was found at the USPTO, and the device is called the G Pad X. It is suspected that this will be a new high-end tablet product from LG, which would be a welcome change. It's been quite some time since LG released a powerful Android tablet into the market.
The only thing disappointing about this name is that it is so over-done. We have seen the "X" moniker used on multiple different devices from multiple different companies. What do you think?
The hottest new Droid to make a Landing in years is undoubtedly the Motorola Droid Turbo. With cutting edge specs and phenomenal battery life, the Droid Turbo is really an incredible evolution of the whole Droid lineup. While many of you already have one, there may be a few of you who are out of contract and looking to grab yourself a new Droid Turbo. Now might be the "best" time.
Best Buy is having a phenomenal sale on the Droid Turbo. When you sign up for a new Verizon contract, the Motorola Droid Turbo is only one measly dollar ($1 USD). The deal could be even sweeter than that though. If you are a new customer to Verizon, Best Buy will also include a $150 gift card with your Droid Turbo purchase and contract signing.
Alternatively, if you are upgrading your existing Verizon Wireless service to Verizon Edge, you can get a $100 Gift card to go with the phone instead.
This is a ridiculously good offer on one of 2014's best smartphones. Here's the Best Buy link to take advantage of this offer: droid-turbo-131960 - Best Buy
Here's a fun Off Topic story for comic book movie fans.
The folks who made the above fake movie trailer have some seriously impressive editing skills. Somehow they were able to merge a number of different battle clips from actual movies and trailers to showcase a DC vs Marvel movie. A movie like this will probably never exist, but it's pretty incredible to see the creative vision that went into creating this fan-made fiction. Enjoy!
What's this? Apparently, Google sneakily rocked out a new and previously unknown Android 5.0.2 update for the original Nexus 7 2012 WiFi tablet. This is obviously meant to address some of the bugs which Android 5.0 brought to the party for the venerable tablet.
This version is LRX22G and specifically addresses "issues with MountService which should now start before performBootDexOpt [and] changes related to NAND have also been pushed. Fstrim, introduced in Android 4.3, caused some serious issues on Lollipop… devices with slow NAND should now have a noticeable performance boost.” ~ XDA Developers
Here's a link to grab it for a manual update: Google