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by cereal killer at Jan 22, 2015
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Ladies and gentlemen we have an AWESOME giveaway that we are excited to announce! As you can see we are giving away a Limited Edition Code Black Drone!! Yes, one (1) lucky member will get the chance to win this very cool drone and as always it's going to be a snap to enter.

Lets take a quick look at some of the Code Black Drone's features:
  • 6-axis flight control system and adjustable gyro sensitivity, the Code Black Drone can perform complicated maneuvers will speed and accuracy. A beginner and expert flight mode allow you progress to more complex flights.
  • Take amazing aerial video in stealth mode. Shoot perfect HD and SD video with this stealth matte black drone. This badass drone shoots badass video.
  • Easy to use remote. This responsive, 4-channel remote is included with every Code Black Drone. Easy to learn controls will have you flying like a pro in no time
So what do you have to do to enter? Rules for entry are as follows:
  • Only ONE (1) entry per member. Duplicate entries will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Let us know what carrier you are on AND what carrier, if any, you are planning to move over to. If you're happy and staying where you are, please let us know!
That's all you need to do and you are entered folks, so jump right in!!

On January 29, 2015 at 12:00pm Central the contest will close and we will randomly draw one (1)...
by dgstorm at Jan 26, 2015
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T-Mobile's latest new initiative to draw customers to their network is a bit odd, but seems to offer a decent value. It's called "Score!" and it's basically a way to upgrade to newer devices sooner, and for cheaper than their normal retail.

The way the plan works is a bit complicated. You agree to pay an extra $5 per month on your plan, and as you reach certain stages/tiers of value, you can use your "Score!" to upgrade to a newer device. At the $30 mark over a 6 month period you can basically get a budget-friendly device for free. The value is that the cost of purchasing these devices unlocked and off contract is a bit more than the $30 you just paid over 6 months. One example is the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 which T-Mo sells for $79.20. On their Score! plan, you would get it for free at that six month mark. This is nearly a $50 savings off the normal price of that device.

When you get to the 12 month mark (and $60 paid into the plan), things get more interesting. At that point you can actually choose any device that T-Mobile sells. One example is the 32GB Google Nexus 6. Normally it sells for $649.99, but after 12 months of Score! you can get it for just $499. When you factor in the $60 you paid into the plan, that's a $90 savings, which isn't too shabby.

It's an interesting concept. T-Mobile basically helps you save up for a new device, and then gives you a bonus discount for doing it! There are more details at the source link below, but that's...
by pc747 at Jan 25, 2015
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We are continuing to hear more and more about Project ARA on a weekly basis, and even though it is a concept device 3 years away from even being market ready it peaks our interests. The other day 9to5google posted an article about Google potentially working with BLOCK's smart watch team to build modules. That got me asking the question if the BLOCK's model, what Project ARA is based off of, would work for smart watches. Yeah the concept looks cool but in the grand scheme of things it looks more like a geek's watch.

Would you ever consider buying a Project ARA watch?

Considering a Nexus player?
According to AP you will be able to pick one up today at Best Buy.

For those with a locked down Sony Xperia Z3 Compact there is a way to root it. @DroidModderX has the method posted here.
by DroidModderX at Jan 25, 2015
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Layers is an alternative theme engine that is quickly becoming even more popular than the Cyanogen Mod Theme Engine. It is new enough to only have a handful of themes, but so far it is being used in Roms like Frank, Project D.I.S.C.O., LiquidSmooth, Xenon HD, BrokenOS, SimpleAOSP, Terminus, Chroma, BoostPop, and SlimRom. Theme developer "krazie1" has released 7 Layers Theme Engine Themes called "MEGA Layers Overlays".

Included are:

Jimmy's Overlays
Dark Theme
Red Theme
BNW Thee
Orange Layer
Indigo and Pink

Head to the link source link for more info on this project and the download links.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 25, 2015
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The ability to enable free wifi tether on Android was one of the biggest reasons to root a few years ago. In fact most people who didn't care anything about modifying their device would still root it just for the ability to enable wifi tether. When Verizon started the share everything plan and included free wifi tethering with that plan. However anyone with a grandfathered unlimited plan still has to pay $30 to enable wifi tethering on their device. You can get around this with root on several devices. You can enable wifi tether on the LG G2 by simply changing up the name of a few stock apps, and then installing a modified version of the app. Head to the link below for the full guide and downloads.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 25, 2015
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Orbis is another round icon pack, but a few elements make this particular icon pack stand out. The icons feature beautiful gradients around the edges, in inset glyph, and multiple textures. Each icon single color, but the different textures cause the colors to change a bit around the entire icon (Think chameleon paint job), they seem to glow from the bottom up. These icons will no doubt bring a super fresh look to your Android device. The icon pack features over 1000 hand themed icons. There is a material design dashboard which helps you to get these icons running on your favorite custom launcher. There are 10 custom wallpapers, icon masking (so every icon in your app drawer matches the icons that are themed, and much more. Head to the link below for the download.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 25, 2015
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If you want to give your phone an entirely new look one of the best and easiest ways to do so is to add a theme. This is one of the biggest advantages of running a rom like CyanogenMod 12. CM12 includes a theme manager which allows themers to modify every aspect of the User Interface and Framework. Most themes also include the themeing of apps, and app icons. The new "Neon Colors Theme" by theme developer "Nitin Vaid" is not like most themes. Most themes pick a color and stick to that throughout the theme. The Neon Colors theme changes various aspects of the devices theme with random colors making your device bright and colorful. Head to the Play Link for the download.

via Play Store
by DroidModderX at Jan 25, 2015
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The Xperia Z3 is one of the best Android devices around. Sony has been one of the best OEMs in Android as far as developer friendliness is concerned. Their devices have been unlockable at release for the most part, and the skin overlay has been one of the closest to AOSP with the addition of a few Sony branded apps. The phone comes loaded with a 1080p screen, quad core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, an industry leading 3GB of Ram, and 32GB of internal storage. This is really one beast of a phone. Now you can root it easily with the Giefroot Tool.

The tool works for both the Z3 and Compact Z3. You will need to enable usb debugging on your phone and set your display timeout to atleast 5 minutes. Allow "mock locations" under developer options. You can only run this on a Windows PC and will need to have all the usb drivers installed. To run the tool simply download it, extract it and double click the .bat file. Grab this tool from the link below.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 24, 2015
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Framer is a super simple app for Android Wear. Its only purpose is to round up the edges on your square Android Wear device. Most folks agree that round Android watches like the LG G watch R, and the Moto 360 look much cleaner than square Android watches. While this app will not make your square watch round, it will make the screen look a bit cleaner by adding a frame to round up the squared off look. This also allows you to set a round overlay so you can test round layouts on a square device. Head to the link below to grab this app.

via Play Store
by DroidModderX at Jan 24, 2015
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If you love to customize your phone's homescreen one of the easiest ways to do this is by changing the wallpaper and icon pack. With custom homescreen replacements you can change your icon pack to make your device look fresh and new. There is a new icon pack by developer "Benas Dzimidas" called Voxel. This icon pack brings the shadow effect to your homescreen for free! Each individual icon has a flat appearance with a raised center logo. The Logo in the center cast a shadow from an apparent light source.

The Icon pack includes more than 1200 custom hand themed icons, 19 custom wallpapers, category based icon sections, an icon request tool, Icon masks for unthemed icons, analog clock widget, help section for starters, muzei support, and a material design dashboard. Supported launchers include Nova, Apex, Action, Smart, Atom, ADW, Go, Holo, Unicon, Beautiful Icon Styler, Aviate, Themer, Launchy Widget, KK Launcher, Nine Launcher, and many others. Grab the icons for free from the Play Link.

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