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by dgstorm at Nov 12, 2014
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One of the hottest new phones of the year is undoubtedly the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6. Its high-end specs and Android 5.0 preinstalled appeal to a great many folks, and we are thrilled to see our Nexus 6 section in the forums taking off so fast.

We plan to get a Nexus 6 in the office for a full hands-on preview and Q&A session on the new super-phablet. We want to find out what you folks would like to know the most regarding the next Nexus. We thought it would be cool and useful to get some direct feedback from you. That way, once we work up a full breakdown of the device, you can get a feel for it before you shell out your hard earned dollars, just in case you have a backup device in mind.

To that end, please post any and all questions you have about the Nexus 6 in this thread. Once we get our hands on one, we will fill out the Nexus 6 Q&A thread with all of the answers we can come up with. Your questions could be about anything: the general feel of the phone, any technical glitches, performance, battery life, or anything you can come up with.

We want to fill our hands-on Nexus 6 content with the highest volume of useful info for our members!
by danDroid at Oct 27, 2009
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by dgstorm at Nov 24, 2014
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According to the latest reports, Samsung missed their sales expectations for the Galaxy S5 by a massive 40%. This resulted in sales of 12 Million for the Galaxy S5, which was 4 million less than the previous generation Galaxy S4. On top of that, sales for the Galaxy S5 were even worse in China. Here's a quote, “Galaxy S5 sales were down by about 50% from those of its direct predecessor during the first six months that the device was on sale.”

Apparently, this has resulted in a large glut of already built, but never shipped Galaxy S5 devices languishing in dust on supply shelves. Supposedly, Samsung's board may be looking to oust mobile boss J.K. Shin and replace him with B.K. Yoon. This is despite the fact that Samsung has risen to become the global Android leader under Shin's direction. If this does happen, it just goes to show that when you miss your projections by such a large amount, even the mighty will be thrown to the wolves.

Very soon it might look like a season finale of Game of Thrones at Samsung Mobile HQ.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
by dgstorm at Nov 24, 2014
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The hot new Nexus 6 from Motorola and Google just went through its final "unofficial vetting process"... it has now been dissected by those crazy mobile surgeons at iFixit! Somewhat surprisingly, the phone scores a 7 out of 10 on their repairability scale. This is in spite of the fact that it was filled with a dizzying array of screws. There were also a few components hard-soldered to the motherboard.

Here's a quick recap of the final analysis:
Motorola Nexus 6 Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
  • Pressure contacts and cable connectors make the modular components (cameras, buttons, headphone jack) easy to replace.
  • The Nexus 6 uses a single kind of screw, although it's a fairly uncommon size (T3).
  • Many many screws hold the midframe in place—this makes its removal somewhat tedious, but also means no clips or adhesive are needed to secure it to the front panel.
  • The glued-in battery is less accessible than we'd like, but it can be replaced.
  • Several components (vibrator, SIM slot, speaker, USB port) are soldered directly to the motherboard and will be more difficult to replace than if they were connected by cable.
  • The digitizer is fused to the display, increasing repair costs for a cracked screen, but it is easy to get to the bare display assembly.
Be sure to check out the full breakdown at the iFixit site for all of the gory images. :)

Here's our dedicated Nexus 6 section:...
by dgstorm at Nov 24, 2014
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Moto X 2014 Edition owners on Verizon should check your email inboxes. Some of you may have received a soak test invite for an update to the phone. There's no word yet on whether this is just some security update, or the full blown Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Based upon what we have been hearing from the grapevine, it is very possible this is Android 5. Of course, it could simply be the Advanced Calling 1.0 feature that Verizon has coming for the device. We will keep an eye on this and let you know what happens!

Be sure to check out our dedicated Moto X 2014 Edition section here: Moto X 2014 Edition Android Forum at
by DroidModderX at Nov 23, 2014
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As has been reported last week the Nexus 6 comes stock with Encryption enabled. Many have reported some minor lag issues which seem to be tied to this feature. There is actually a way to disable the Forced Encryption. This does require a bit of adb knowledge. You will also need to be bootloader unlocked for this to work. Once bootloader is unlocked simply download the "Noforceencryption boot.img", flash it in bootloader mode (use fastboot flash boot command), then you will need to factory reset your device (use format userdata command, or you can factory reset in recovery), if for some reason this does not work you can flash the stock image in the bootloader mode. Run Cf-auto-root for root if desired. Head to the link below for the full guide. This should rid your device of all lag.

via XDA
by DroidModderX at Nov 23, 2014
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CF-Root by Chainfire has been released for the Nexus Player. The Nexus Player is the new $99 media box from Google. This device is made to bring apps, media, and gaming from the Android platform to your big screen. With root you should be able to modify your device and have even more access for more media. You will be able to install alternative launchers and this should pave the way to really open up your device. Head to the link below for the download.

by DroidModderX at Nov 23, 2014
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The "OK Google" feature of Google Now is a great and easy way to get answers from the web, launch apps, get directions, and much more on your Android device. By default you can only use this feature from within the Google Now screen or from the home screen. You can't enable it with the screen off or from within other apps by default, but there is a way to make the "Ok Google" recognition work from any screen.

To Enable "Ok Google" recognition from any screen.

1. Open Google Now Launcher
2. Slide out the menu from the left edge of your screen
3. Tap on Settings, Voice, "Ok Google Detection"
4. Check the "From Any Screen Option"
5. It will ask you to setup recognition by repeating "Ok Google" many times
6. Check the "When Locked" enable recognition even when the screen is off or device is locked
7. Enjoy
by DroidModderX at Nov 23, 2014
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Chainfire has been steadily working on SuperSU for Lollipop for the past few weeks. He has made tons of progress but it is still not perfect. In his latest release 2.27 he has removed the need for patching the kernel to get SuperSU working which is a major step at getting this stable. While things are heading in the right direction it should be noted that this version uses a more invasive method which means there is a higher chance of bootloops. I have tried many of the newer releases and have already experienced bootloops. Chainfire says you are most likely to experience bootloops in this version. You install this through recovery. You will want to have stock images handy for restoring your device in case you do experience issues. Then again you may just want to wait this build out and wait for a more stable update. CF-Auto-Root has worked fine for me on both the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 so I would stick with that method for now.

Release notes
by DroidModderX at Nov 23, 2014
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Here we go. Bump recovery has paved the way for roms and mods on both the AT&T and Verizon LG G3. So far the Verizon variant has already received a few roms including an unofficial build of Cyanogen Mod 12. This is an unofficial BETA build. There are plenty of bugs here including GPS navigation does not update correctly in Maps but does work, mobile data is flaky and may actually require a reboot to restore it at times, mms is not working, facebook causes soft reboots, BT phone does not work, root not working. Other than that everything else seems to be working. This rom is not ready for daily driver use.

It should be noted that you must already have the bump recovery installed. This Rom has been bumped by "kelmelzer" the developer of the rom. You need to install both the Rom and Gapps. Head to the link below to download the necessary files.

via XDA
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