Ladies and gentlemen we're doing this awesome giveaway a little....ok a lot.......well, drastically different! You must watch the video for all the rules and guidelines for entering. Good luck and have fun! We look forward to all the great entries!
It's that time! Can you beleive the holidays are almost here....AGAIN!? Whut the...?!!
Ladies and gentlemen it's time to kick off the Official DroidForums.net 2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal Thread!! Find a good deal? Then let us know how to get it! Looking for a deal on something specific? Post it here and let the DF community help find you the hottest and best deals of 2014!
We will be hitting this thread with every bargain we run across so be sure to keep checking in!
Tomorrow is a time to show we are thankful for what we have and the day after we will trample each other over a $50 TV. Please be safe out there and enjoy friends, family, football, and deals. For those of you following the Fitness Friday threads enjoy your time meal with family and friends and make sure to load up the plate with more vegetables and less desserts and you will be fine.
To say the Amazon Fire Phone was a big failure is an understatement, but now it looks like Amazon is playing it smart by trying to cut their losses on the device. They are now selling the Fire Phone for only $200 without a contract. This is a far cry from its previous price of $299 On Contract before.
At this price, this actually becomes a tempting phone with fairly decent specs. Of course, this is really just Amazon's attempt to get rid of product on their shelves. It makes you wonder what they will do with the next iteration of this device.
Motorola is being a bit "forward thinking" with their sales events. They just announced a very hot sale on the Moto X 2014 Edition, but this one will be Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday. The device will be available on Cyber Monday for a whopping $140 off of its regular price, which brings it down to just $359.00.
That's a crazy price for a fan-favorite phone. To be clear, this is a fully unlocked, off contract Moto X 2014 Edition (2nd generation). It will go on sale at this price on Monday December 1st between 11am and 5pm central time.
Video chatting seemed to be something out of the future 15 years ago, but now we video chat everyday. With apps like skype and Google Hangouts you can talk to people on the other side of the world. There is only one major drawback to doing so on a mobile phone is that this pretty much ties up your device while you are doing it. With the latest update to skype you can now use your phone while you chat. Skype now has built in picture in picture. You can use your device while a chat screen is hovering in the corner. This is a great addition for those of you who need your devices to stay productive. Head to the link below to grab the app from the Play Store.
There may come a time when you need to boot your Nexus 6 into recovery. You may need to wipe data or factory reset your device. One quick and easy way to do this is to boot into recovery and then select the option from recovery.
If you are a rom flashaholic like me then you have had your Nexus 6 rooted and have recovery installed and are waiting for the floodgate of new roms to release. A few days ago a the first ever rom was released for the Nexus 6. This is not per say a "custom rom" as it is simply AOSP compiled from source. It uses both the binaries and kernel from Google. This serves as a good base and starting point for custom rom development. To install this rom you will need both the Rom itself and the Gapps. Flash both files in recovery after wiping data. Grab the rom from the link below.
Rooting Nexus devices is super easy. Normally all you need to do is unlock your bootloader, and flash recovery to your device, then simply flash the SuperSu.zip to gain root access to your device. This is a pretty simple process for the rooting veterans, however for anyone who is new to all of this it can be a daunting task. It does require a bit of knowledge of how to use adb. You also need to have the SDK installed on your PC which can be another difficult task for the beginner. There is now a much easier way to root your device. Developer "Cryten" has released a toolkit that will allow you to quickly and easily root your Nexus device. You can root the Nexus 4/5/6/7/9 and Nexus 7 2013 with this toolkit. To root simply check the box next to your device and then click the "Start Rooting" button. There is also an option to unlock your bootloader in the toolkit. Head to the link below for the download.
If you like to mod your device there are always chances that you can damage your phone in the process. It is always best to have a safety net. On Motorola devices RSDLite and a stock FXZ image are the safety net of choice. XDA member "summer.cat" has uploaded the stock file for the Verizon Droid Turbo. The firmware version is KDF21.128-15_15 Blur_version.21.21.15. You would flash this in RSDLite. You should always be sure to charge your device or use a factory cable. If your device powers down during the flash it could brick your device. Flashing via RSDLite seems to take forever. Whatever you do, do not unplug the device while the image is flashing or you could seriously damage your device. Head to the link below to grab this file for safe keeping.