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by DroidModderX at Jul 28, 2015
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One of the most useful root apps is the Xposed Framework. This allows you to make all kinds of Rom style mods to your device without having to actually install recovery and a custom rom. A new Xposed module allows you to add widgets to your lockscreen. This is great because it means you can add widgets like your clock, toggles, and plenty of other widgets which allow you to be productive without unlocking your device. This will work on your stock Lollipop rom. Grab this from the link below.

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by DroidModderX at Jul 28, 2015
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It seems like the hype is surrounding the OnePlus 2. This seems to be one of the must have devices of the summer. The internet kind of exploded last night when the device was launched. Youtube was flooded with videos and Android sites everywhere posted thousands of articles. If you were hoping that OnePlus would be able to launch this device without the need for invites you might be disappointed. More than 600,000 people have signed up for OnePlus 2 invitations.

If you go and sign up now for a OnePlus 2 invite you are going to be at the very end of the line. However you can move up the line by sharing the invite link. Everytime someone uses your link you move forward in the line. If you have lots of friends you could potentially end up at the front of the line. This also works in the opposite the way. If you don't invite folks to sign up you could slip back in the line. I am hoping this is all just a means to generate some media attention. Hopefully they have atleast this many devices to ship on day one!

by DroidModderX at Jul 28, 2015
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Sunshine is the app by team that allows you to easily unlock your devices bootloader. It is compatible with many HTC devices and a handful of Motorola devices. Today an update was released 3.1.12 that adds support for HTC E9X. Sunshine is the closest thing to a one click bootloader unlock for the devices it supports. The app test your device for compatibility, then charges you $25, then proceeds to unlock your phone's bootloader and provide S-Off if necessary. This has to be the easiest way to S-Off and bootloader unlock your device. Grab the latest update from the link below.
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Microsoft just announced they are adding we are adding the ability to view, share, and save Xbox One screenshots using the iOS and/or Android Xbox One SmartGlass apps. Here's a quote with more of the details straight from Major Nelson:

If there are any forum members who have the Xbox...
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Samsung just officially announced their next announcement event. Does that make this a pre-announcement announcement? Anyhoo, It looks like the rumors of an August 13th announcement we posted previously turned out to be dead-on. Samsung's next Unpacked event will be held on August 13th in New York. We fully expect to see the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

There are two big things that fans of the Galaxy Note series are looking forward to finding out. One is if it will have a removable battery. All signs point in the negative on that subject, although no official confirmation has been given. The other is if the Galaxy Note 5 will include a microSD slot or not. The rumors on that subject have been flip-flopping like a slippery politician lately.

For some folks, this is a make or break moment for the fifth generation Galaxy Note. We only have to wait about 2.5 weeks to find out its final fate.
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Here's a story that @Jeffrey shared with us. Apparently several nasty new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Android. These new vulnerabilities are being called the worst security flaw in Android ever discovered. The scary part is that they can be activated just from text messages. Here's a quote with the details,

by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Last but not least (although spec-wise it is the least), we have the Motorola announcement of the next generation Moto G for 2015. This device is designed to be the perfect "budget-friendly" smartphone. In fact, this year it even includes a water resistance rating.

At just $179 (for the smallest storage and RAM version), this is an incredibly affordable and practical little Android phone. In fact, it could be the perfect Android for your teenager or family member who are prone to accidents. Here's the full spec breakdown for the device:
  • 5-inch Gorilla Glass display with HD resolution
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1/2GB of RAM
  • 8/16GB of storage
  • microSD support
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • LTE
  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • 2,470 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • swappable rear covers and MotoMaker support
  • "turbo" fast charging
This time we have an image and a video of the device. You can find the video in the thread below.
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Just a moment ago we shared Motorola's announcement of the new Moto X Style smartphone. This morning's big announcement from Motorola also revealed another Moto X device: the Moto X Play. This device is a slightly smaller phone than the Moto X Style. Strangely it has a larger battery and a less powerful processor as well. Here's the breakdown:
  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa-core processor
  • 3,630mAh battery
  • 21-megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Dual SIM version available
  • SIM + microSD integration card slot
  • Android 5.1.1
The Moto X Play is going to show up in August and will be $300 to $400 less than other premium Android devices. As you can see above, this story comes with a video of the device!

*Update - it doesn't look like this device will be coming to US markets anytime soon, if at all.

Here's our dedicated Moto X Play section for more discussions: Moto X Play Android Forum at
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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*Update - We missed it this morning, but apparently the Moto X Style will be marketed as the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States. Additionally, the phone's price was detailed as starting at $399.99 off contract, and it will be compatible with all US carriers. Here's a link to its Motorola landing page: Moto X Pure Edition - Motorola

Three new Motorola smartphones were revealed by the Lenovo owned company just this morning. Two of them are new variations of the Moto X device, and the third is the new Moto G. The Moto X Style and the Moto X Play are designed to cover the mid-range device category for Motorola's lineup (although they are actually phablet-sized devices). The Moto G rounds out the entry-level.

The first one we have to announce is the Moto X Style (aka the Moto X Pure Edition). It will be available in September and will cost just $200 to $300 less than other brand flagship devices (off contract). Here are its full specs:
  • 5.7-inch quad-HD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz hexa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • A 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Universal LTE banding
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • Android 5.1.1
As usual, the Moto X Style/Pure Edition will be available on the Moto Maker for...
by dgstorm at Jul 28, 2015
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Our very own @DroidModderX covered all of the nagging deficiencies of the (just announced last night) OnePlus 2 smartphone. For those who have read his articles (here & here) and won't actually miss any of those missing features, here's a spec breakdown to give you the whole picture:
  • 5.5-inch, LCD, 1080p
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • 64 GB or 16GB Storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front, 4K video recording
  • 3,300 mAh Battery
  • USB Type-C Connector
  • OxygenOS on Android 5.1
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Aluminum-magnesium alloy frame with jewelry-grade stainless steel accents
  • 720p slow-motion video recording
  • LED notification light
  • Alert slider
  • Dual nano SIM cards
You may have noticed from the image above that we have multiple different aesthetic designs for the OnePlus 2. The phone will be available with several StyleSwap back covers. The default back cover is black sandstone, but you can "upgrade/swap" that out for kevlar, black apricot, bamboo, or rosewood at a cost of $27 each.

Technically there are two different models of the device. The 64GB version will include 4GB of RAM, and is coming to the US and Europe on August 11 for $389 (available with invite only). whereas the 16GB model with...
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