CyanogenMod 12.1 is not here yet, but you can get an unofficial build for the Galaxy S5 now. This will bring some Android 5.1 action to your device. This is an Alpha build so you can expect some bugs. You will need to be sure to install the 5.1 Gapps or you will be without the Play Store.
So far the whats working list includes:
Their is nothing listed in the not working section, but im sure there are a few things here and there that will need to be fixed in later builds. Custom mods include bootanimation, wallpapers, wallpaper app, switch for su notification in status bar, home screen rotation, audio mods, save picture to sdcard option, and the tn tweaks section. Grab this rom for your device below.
If you have a device with a Quad HD display and need a new look you should download the stock wallpapers from the HTC One M9+. The M9 was released today, but you can have the walls from its bigger cousin the M9+ today. While these aren't much different from what will be available on the M9, the big difference here is the resolution. The M9+ should be ready for store shelves in April. Grab the whole wallpaper set from the link below.
The video above demonstrates how to root the Nexus Player. This will root the latest version of Android for the Nexus Player LMY47D Android 5.1. This root method will require an unlocked bootloader. This is a simple root script which you will download and run from your Nexus Player. Just double click the root.bat and follow the onscreen guides.
Grab the proper file for your version of Android from the link below.
Contrary to what I was told today by a T-mobile rep some pre-orders actually arrived on doorsteps today. These may just be a lucky few who have slipped through the cracks, or more likely T-mobile reps don't know what they are talking about. I actually ordered mine late last night. I called in after learning the shipment emails were going out to see what was going on with my order. I was told that the shipment notifications were sent out in error and that NOONE would receive their phones prior to April 10th.
The pictures above would appear to disprove that "fact". Pre-orders that were made on Friday with overnight shipping should arrive by Monday. Those with standard shipping are set to arrive between Tuesday and Friday. Have any of you received your S6 from T-mo yet?
On the heels of the Galaxy S6 release Verizon has finally decided to update the Galaxy S5 to Lollipop. This update was supposed to come way back in February, but for some unknown reason Verizon decided to pull the update. Version G900VVRU1BNLC would have been the version to roll out last month. Apparently their have been some fixes and changes since that build. The new build is labeled G900VVRU1BOA4.
Some of the few that did receive the update last month were reporting some crazy bugs. Verizon has not mentioned any changes between this update and the update from February, but we can assume the changes had to do with bug fixes. The Lollipop update will bring Material design, bolder color and more fluid animations, and the new on off toggle style based on material design. This is still not 5.1 so no security features.
It's time for our weekly Android in the News! Our newest Week in Review features three hot topics of high-tech hilarity, including foldable phones, Cyanogen funding and the new Remix Tablet. We recorded this yesterday because we were so excited to converse on these issues.
So, we already know about the HTC One M9 and it's slightly larger brother, the HTC One M9+, but apparently, HTC is also working on an HTC One E9 and E9+. We now have some leaked images of the HTC One E9+, even though we have no details on the device.
The HTC One E9 will be a true phablet sized 5.5 version of the HTC One M9, so does that mean the HTC One E9+ will be even larger? The images don't give any clue since there is nothing in the shot to offer us some scale. Still, the images do showcase the unusual color combinations to be found with this new HTC product (assuming the leaks turn out to be real). What do you guys think?
While the Apple iPhone has an incredible following from its fans, that doesn't mean it can do everything. In fact, one could probably list a dozen features of Android that are lacking on iOS. Also, sometimes an Android OEM packs enough extra stuff in their device to really show up what Apple offers in the iPhone line.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a perfect example of that. In fact, here at HQ we quickly rattled off seven features which can be found on the Galaxy S6 Edge that the iPhone 6 simply cannot do. We are sure there are more, but we want you guys to chime in with your perspective. Also, feel free to share cool features on other Android devices that simply outclass the iPhone 6.
Here are those outstanding Samsung Galaxy S6 features:
Use your phone as a TV Remote
Make mobile payments anywhere that takes Credit Cards (after they launch Samsung Pay)
Tracking auto-focus on the Camera
See who’s calling without picking up your phone
To be clear, this thread isn't meant to strictly bash on the iPhone. It's a solid product and is obviously very popular. Still, it can sometimes be important to point out differences, otherwise all smartphones would basically be the same...
For more discussion, check out our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge thread @: Samsung...
It seems that HTC is having a hard time holding on to lead designers. HTC's VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, just announced via Twitter that he is leaving the company. Becker replaced Scott Croyle (the designer who created the One M7 and One M8) not quite a year ago. No details have been shared as to why Becker is leaving the company, although it's easy to speculate that it had something to do with Cher Wang taking over.
Of course, it's also possible he was asked to leave considering the new HTC One M9 didn't really change the design of from the previous generation very much. While many are fans of the subtle changes, it has been widely publicized across the web that it seemed like the "safe" approach. Bloggers have complained that the new HTC One M9 should have taken more chances with a more update aesthetic, or that HTC didn't do good enough PR to convince users on what makes the HTC One M9 special compared to the previous gen.
On top of the Tweet, HTC confirmed Becker's departure,
We just posted a complete pricing guide for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, so, of course we can't leave out the other flagship smartphone of the hour. Here's a pricing guide for the beautiful new HTC One M9 on all the major US carriers. This one isn't quite as detailed, but it gets the job done, and is all we have ATM.
Pre-Orders start today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract, and $23.64/mo for 30 months or $708.99.
Pre-Orders start April 1st, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract, and $24.99/mo for 24 months or $599.76.
Pre-Orders start today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract or $20/mo for 24 months (lease).
Pre-Orders start starts today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $27.08/mo for 24 months or $649.92.