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!
Smart watches are great and can be super functional. They save your phones battery life by allowing you to check notifications on your wrist, and are super convenient keeping you from having to take out your phone every few minutes. The only real setback so far has been the inability to see screen especially in sunlight. Sony will be releasing an E-Paper Watch. At first glance this seems to be a step backwards. It won't have any "Smart" functionality, but will instead rely on its sleek and minimal design to attract buyers. If you want something different and unique but don't want what is essentially a small tablet on your wrist this could be the perfect watch for you.
Phones are getting bigger and bigger all the time. The newest Nexus come with a whopping 6 inch screen! Other phones like the Note 4 and LG G3 are on the same line. With bigger screens comes more screen real estate which means we can be better immersed in our media. This also means we have to deal with sore thumbs, and can also mean we may eventually have to deal with broken screens from cumbersome phones that slip out of our hands while trying to reach to the other side of the screen.
Samsung has done a pretty good job of including one hand modes in their phones since the release of the Note. One handed mode shrinks the screen and allows you to reach the entire screen without having to maneuver the phone around in your hand. MIUI, one of the premier roms of today, has released a new one handed mode in version 6 of their rom. You can find this mode on Xiaomi devices produced by MIUI. You can also now find this feature in the latest updates of the Rom for your device making your new phablet easier than ever to use!
If you are going to be flashing Roms on the Nexus 6 you will want to always be sure to make a full Nandroid backup prior to installing your Rom or mod. A nandroid backup makes a complete copy of your phone's current state. This means text messages, call logs, apps, and all data will be totally backed up. If something goes wrong when flashing your mod you will always have a safe restore point. This is also a good way to run multiple roms. You can flash a rom and back it up then flash another and back it up. Then you will able to go back and forth between them. You will need to be rooted with TWRP installed. Links for both are included in the video's description above. Be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel to be notified when more guides like this are uploaded.
Hyperdirve's latest release brings the Note 4 UI to your Note 3 along with a long list of customization options. Along with endless customization you will also notice performance enhancements thanks to tweaks. This Rom is installable on the T-mobile and international unlocked variants of the Note 3. It is based on 4.4.2 Kit Kat with TW N900TUVUDNF9 firmware, and includes wifi calling, and aroma installer (allows for full customization by the user). The rom is fully debloated, deodexed, rooted with busybox. Some tweaks include init.d script and zipaligned. This rom is fully knox free.
You can make your phone your own with Hyperdrive Tweaks 3.0, Hyperdrive HUB, Hyperdrive OTA so you can get all the updates as soon as they are relased by sbreen, Hyperdrive Wallpapers, Hyperdrive PIE control, Hyperdrive file manager, Hyperdrive color control, lots and lots of extra options. Head to the link below for the Rom download.
Lollipop has to be the fastest adopted major Google update ever! It seems like OEMs have finally gotten a handle on this whole update process. The Galaxy S5 for sprint is closer than ever to receiving the OTA update of Lollipop. The build has actually been leaked and you can install it now! The leaked build is flashable via ODIN. It appears that all of the major functions of this rom are working just fine such as SMS, calling, data, and pretty much anything you would need to work for your phone to be functional. This hasn't been extensively tested so it is uncertain as to whether or not you can rely on this as a daily driver, but it should be stable enough to play around with. It should be noted that this is a leak and is not the official build, as such this is more than likely not the final build and there are possibly some bugs. Grab the flashable Odin zip for you Sprint Galaxy S5 from the link below.
Here's a happy holiday treat for everyone. I put together a video presentation showcasing several of Android 5.0 Lollipop's best features. Of course, we like to do things differently here at DroidForums, so I decided to give it a silly comedic theme.
Please don't hesitate to comment, and let me know if you liked my bizarre adventure, and please let me know which (if any) of my crazy characters you liked the most. Perhaps I will invite them back for future videos!
Thanks for watching and... may my little movie of madness and mayhem make your holiday merriment magnificent!
BTW... the language is slightly PG-13, in case that matters to you. (No swearing, just mild potty humor.)
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.