First, thanks to all who have served to make this nation free. Because of the sacrifices of the brave men and women who serve I am able to live in a land of freedom and voice my opinions without fear of being arrested. Day in and day out our troops answer the call regardless who the Commander in Chief is or their opinions on the matter. Regardless how one may feel about the CiC calling the shots, respect and honor should remain for those who sacrifice family, life, and limbs for our great nation. So thank you again for all who served. And on this memorial day weekend take the time to say a prayer or give a moment of silence to those who have fallen in defense of our nation.
We are four days from Google I/O where we are looking forward to what Google has planned for us. Here are some of what we expect from I/O.
Android M which is rumored to include a fingerprint reader
SlickWraps are the best way to protect your phone from scratches, especially on devices like the HTC One M9 which has a brushed metal back that scratches super easy. It is also just an awesome way to add a custom design. They also help you grip your phone better by adding a bit of texture. These slickwraps just look awesome! For the holiday weekend you can get 50% off the entire inventory! Just use code MEM50 Head to the link below!
"Neffstarr" puts out some of the best Wallpapers in Android. He is also one of the most dedicated when it comes to updating a wallpaper app. He religiously puts out several new walls per day! Each wallpaper is hand drawn, with different shadowing and lighting schemes applied. If you want a truly custom looking wallpaper you are sure to find it in this app. Anyone who loves Star Wars, DC, or Marvel or basically anything pop culture will also love this app since it includes walls featuring all those things! Grab this app from the link below.
If you own a Samsung device that you mod you are probably familiar with Odin. Odin is used to flash stock images to your phone incase you have bricked it, or if you just want to put your phone back to stock for warranty purposes. A while back developer "Chainfire" released a app called mobile Odin which allows you to flash stock images without a PC directly on your phone.
His latest creation "FlashFire" allows goes even further by allowing you to flash custom roms, and some mods to your Samsung device. This means you are able to flash roms without having an unlocked bootloader, or even a custom recovery. The only drawback here is you won't be able to flash and AOSP roms since you can only flash roms based on the Touchwiz kernel. This is still a beta product and you will have to join the beta program to download and install the app. Head to the link below for more info.
The good thing about "Scrosler" of ScottsRoms owning the same device as you is that you know your gonna have all the standard roms and mods you need. He has already released a stock rom, and his clean rom and now he has put together a mod that will allow for no provisioning on the stock tether app. We have been able to use FoxFi to tether before now. The only downside to FoxFi is that it requires you to connect to a VPN, and you get a little pop up stating "Your data connection may be monitored". That seems a little shady. Scotts mod uses the native hotspot so you don't have to worry about your data connection being monitored. Grab this mod from the link below.
Wow! Just like that we now have roms for the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge! Thanks to a tool by Chainfire called "FlashFire" we are able to flash custom roms based on the touchwiz kernel. There are actually already a small handful of Roms for this device, while the Note 4 on Verizon still lacks full root! The Clean Rom is exactly as it seems a stock touchwiz rom that has been cleaned up an tweaked for performance. This rom is missing most verizon and amazon bloatware. The only bloatware left behind is the essentials like video voice mail, hotspot, and a few others. This rom is incredibly snappy and light. Grab this rom from the link below.
If you're planning on getting the LG G4 and live in the US, then it's probably a good idea to pre-order it from Best Buy. The retail giant is offering a $100 gift card if you buy LG's new flagship from them. This deal is good for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint versions of the LG G4.
Our 23rd excitingly silly episode of Android in the News - Week in Review is up for your enjoyment! We have several hot topics this week ranging from the Iron Man Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge to an Asus smartphone and a Huawei Nexus 6! Here are the story topic links for this week:
There was an interesting hiccup this week in our video. Due to time constraints because of the upcoming Memorial Holiday weekend, we actually recorded our show a day early. It turns out that new info was detailed this morning on...