If you are looking for a new set of quality bluetooth earbuds look no further. iClever currently has their two newest and most popular sets of bluetooth headphones on sale. I had a chance to use the BTH06 BoostRun headphones and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. In my testing I found that these do an excellent job of not slipping out of your ear in the middle of a workout which seemed to be a problem with my JayBird Bluebuds X headphones. I was also very surprised at the sound quality I got from the headphones. You get a full range of sound although the bass leaves a bit to be desired. The headphones also get very loud, loud enough to be heard over my lawn mower while mowing grass. They are super easy to connect to any bluetooth device simply press and hold the center button until the led flashes blue and red then connect. I have really enjoyed my time with these headphones. They normally go for about $28 but are currently on sale.
Rooting Nougat can be a bit confusing. It isn't as simple as just flashing the latest SuperSU in TWRP. If you aren't comfortable with rooting Nougat no worries Wugfresh has got you covered with his latest update to the Nexus Root Toolkit. If you already have the toolkit installed on your PC just open it and it will automatically suggest the update. Once you have updated you will see options for installing TWRP and rooting Nougat on your Nexus device! If you are not yet running Nougat on your device there are also options for installing the official update with a single click. Head to the link below to grab this on your device.
We are only a week past the official launch on the Note 7 and we already have root on the device! TWRP was actually released on this device a few days in. Apparently SuperSU is now working as well. Rooting this phone will require a few more steps than simply flashing SuperSU in TWRP. You will need to flash TWRP in Odin, you will then flash SuperSu, and before exiting you will flash the dm-verity and force encryption disabler. Once you have performed all of these steps your device will be rooted. Head to the link below for full instructions and downloads.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to give your device a fresh new look and feel is to add a theme. You no longer have to be rooted with a custom recovery installed to enjoy a custom look and feel on your device. These days a simple Icon Pack will do the trick. Icon packs have the ability to change not only your icons, but also you wallpaper, and many of your widgets. You can really make your device fit your style and personality.
One of my favorite Icon developers "Drumdestroyer" has released the perfect icon pack for those Tenesse and Texas fans who love Orange! The tang icon pack brings burnt orange and other shades of the citrusy color to your home screen. This icon pack contains more than 2610 hand themed icons. There are also more than 180 matching wallpapers included here. The app also comes with a dashboard that allows you to choose different colors and styles and even request new icons. Even some popular widgets have been themed. Grab this free theme from the link below.
Every once in a while the news and media go bonkers over lab created bugs in Android that will never actually amount to your valuable information being exposed. One crazy bug you won't likely hear about is a government cyberspionage tool that can totally take over your iPhone with one single click. The exploit uses three vulnerabilities within iOS software to give total access to the hacker. The exploit comes in the form of a text message with a link. Once you click the link your phone is remotely jailbroken and the would be hacker essentially has complete access to your phone and all of the information contained with
The hack was discovered by Ahmed Mansoor a human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates. He was a bit suspicious of a strange text message he received with a link "New secrets about torture of Emiratis in state prison.". Instead of opening the link he forwarded it to Bill Marczak a Citizen Lab researcher. It was soon discovered that this was no innocent news article link. Instead it was a very sophisticated piece of malware developed by a group of hackers who received the vulnerabilities and zero day exploits from Israeli surveillance vendor NSO.
As soon as Marczak of Lookout found out about these zero-days they informed Apple. Apple was able to get these exploits patched up in about 10 days. The latest update to iOS 9.3.5 will patch up the exploits. If you own an iOS product you had better update the software. Also don't click...
Nexus devices have already started to see the rollout of Android N on their devices. LG will have the first device in the LG V20 to feature the update out of the box even before the new Nexus devices. Samsung has already said they would be providing a Nougat update for Note 7 devices within the next 2-3 months. Now HTC is jumping in on the action. They have announced their update order for their latest devices.
HTC will be updating the HTC 10 first. That update will come during Q4 of this year. This will be specifically for the unlocked version of the HTC 10. Of course carrier versions will have to get their hands on the update to modify it however they see fit. This means carrier devices may not see the update for a month or so after the unlocked model. Once the unlocked HTC 10 receives its update HTC will then update the Unlocked One M9, and finally the Unlocked One A9. For now these are the only devices HTC plans to update, but that may change.
A while back we got word that the new Nexus devices by HTC would include an all new Navbar that would integrate Google Assistant. The official update that Google just released to Nexus devices for Nougat did not include this update to the navbar, however it appears that their is a highly customizable navbar hidden deep within the Nougat code.
Apparently when Google decides to enable this feature you will be able to remove navbar buttons. You will also be able to add new buttons to the navbar. New buttons include a clipboard button, a keyboard function short cut button, a spacer button, a menu button, and a keyboard switcher. You will also be able to rearrange the buttons on the navbar. This may not be enabled until Android O since it seems to still be quite buggy. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see a customizable nav bar? You can try this out at the link below.
Now that the official source code for Nougat has been released by Google it won't be long until we start to see builds of Nougat for all devices. Cyanogen has already started to merge source code from Android 7.0 under the CyanogenMod 14 umbrella for the Nexus 5X. It won't be long before we start seeing work on other devices as well from the CM team. CM devs are volunteer developers so don't go asking for ETAs. Now that the source code is dropped we will start to see the release of Nougat roms from other developers as well. The first devices to receive roms will likely be the devices that Google has already provided updates for. These are exciting times in the Android community for sure!
If you weren't on the beta version of Android Nougat on your Nexus device then you may not have received the official update to Nougat since beta devices were the first to receive the update. In this case you would need to flash the update manually via fastboot. If you flash Nougat with Google's official system images you won't be able to flash TWRP and root since they force encrypt.
Wugfresh the guy behind the Nexus Root Toolkit has put together no force encrypt images for all the Nexus devices. Once these are installed you should be able to easily root your device with a custom recovery. Grab the system image for your device at the link below.
Android Auto brings all of your favorite apps and mobile experiences to your car's head unit. If you wanted to customize this experience you can. All it takes is installing a custom Rom. One of the most popular rom series for HTC devices is now on its way to Android Auto. This is pretty exciting because the Viper Rom series from Team Venom is also one of the most customizable Roms ever. This more than likely means you can expect lots of customization options for your Android Auto! For now there is no ETA. We don't even know how far along in development the developers are. All we have is the image above showing that they were able to get it to boot. Follow the twitter handle below for progress reports!