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by dgstorm at May 6, 2016
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LG has a couple of new "bona fides" worth bragging about. They just made it through the bureaucratic red tape necessary to be certified for U.S. government enterprise and military use. Here's a quote with more of the details,

"In this case, it was the US National Information Assurance Partnership or NIAP that gave the thumbs up to two of LG's latest smartphones, the LG G5 and theLG V10. The NIAP has deemed that these two flagships have met the criteria that it has set for security conformance. Luckily for LG, those criteria are also recognized by countries like the UK, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, and South Korea, just to name some.

LG credits this achievement to the LG GATE technology it launched last 2013. GATE stands for Guarded Access To Enterprise and is a security platform that increases a smartphone's defenses against hacking and also gives enterprises and government more control over device management. In short, it was LG's foray into the BYOD scene, where the likes of BlackBerry, Apple, and Samsung are also fiercely competing." ~ SlashGear

This adds a bit more legitimacy to LG's products. We can't blame them for wanting to share this info. Here's our dedicated sections for further discussion on both of these devices:
by DroidModderX at May 5, 2016
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I feel like an old timer and I'm only 29 years old. I can remember back when I was in school we used these things called pencils and paper to convey a message. If we made a mistake we would actually use this thing called an eraser. These days all the kids have macbooks and ipads assigned to them. Before you know it handwriting will be a dying art form.

How cool would it be if you could use your own handwriting as a font in Android. Personally for me that would be awful as my handwriting is pretty atrocious, but for many of you this would be pretty cool. Myscriptfont allows you to download and modify a template to actually add your own handwriting as a custom font in your Android device. Head to the link below for further instructions.

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by DroidModderX at May 5, 2016
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Apparently when rooting and especially when S-Offing the HTC 10 users have been experiencing some issues with their radio.I believe this is due to the auto encrypt.

JCase has figured out a way to root the HTC 10 and keep your radio working. You will need to head to htcdev.com and follow the directions to get your bootloader unlocked. Then you will need to grab the latest version of TWRP for your device. Reboot into download mode and flash the new recovery. Next boot into the bootloader. Be sure to insert an Sdcard into your device for the backup. Boot into recovery. Run TWRP in read only mode, and back up all partitions except user data. Also be sure to backup system.img. Reboot TWRP recovery. download SuperSU 2.71, sideload supersu in twrp,

From there you can S-OFF your device. Even if you don't decide to S-Off your device your radio may stop working if you wipe your data after rooting since it will no longer be encrypted. Head to the link below for the steps to keep your HTC 10 radio working.

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by DroidModderX at May 5, 2016
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If your heater was broken all winter you probably had no need to start a fire in the fireplace if you had an HTC One M9 in your pocket. It suffered from overheating early on. Eventually HTC implemented throttling when the phone got too hot. It's great that you no longer have to worry about your phone melting in your pants, but not at the expense of performance!

The Enhanced Thermal Configuration Mod for the HTC One M9 allows you to unleash the Snapdragon in your M9 without having to worry about destroying your phone with overheating. Applying the mod is pretty simple just grab a specific file from the link below and add it to the correct directory. Then reboot your phone and you'll be good to go. Head to the thread below for the download and full instructions.

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by DroidModderX at May 5, 2016
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Tom is back at it again. He has been finding bypasses for the factory reset protection on just about every phone on the planet. What is so amusing about the whole situation is that Google is steadily patching up these holes that Tom is finding, but they aren't diving deep to try to find the holes on their own. Every time a patch comes out Tom just slightly modifies his methods and viola a new bypass is born.

His latest demonstration takes place on the latest Android N Developer preview security patch update for the Nexus 6P. The same method should work on other devices like the Nexus 5x. This is good for anyone who has purchased a phone which the seller forgot to fully log out of before factory resetting. It is unfortunate however that such a vulnerability exist as it allows thieves access to their stolen goods. I have confidence that Google will eventually get this all patched up.
by DroidModderX at May 5, 2016
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The guys over at MPOW decided to send us another great deal! Yesterday we took a look at the MPOW Cheetah 2nd gen bluetooth wireless sports headset. The current deal is on the MPOW Jaws Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Neckband Headset. The headset features magnetic earbuds that easily attach and disconnect from the neckband. These are very similar to the popular LG Tone headphones.

The Jaws headset features noise cancellation. This means that your calls will be heard even in loud environments. The headphones should get you up to 13 hours of use off a single charge.

Grab the headphones here: Amazon.com: mpow jaws

Droidforums Members Use Coupon Code "K6KEX7JW" to grab these for $23.99
by dgstorm at May 5, 2016
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In the world of artificially intelligent digital voice assistants, it looks like there will be a new girl/guy in town soon. There's a startup company working on something called Viv that is meant to be an eve better conversationalist than Apple's Siri. What's especially intriguing about this project is that it is being developed by most of the former project leads of the original Siri found on the iPhone.

This requires a bit of background... basically a non-profit named SRI International developed Siri back in 2010 as a third party app for the iPhone. Of course, Apple was impressed and needed a competitor to what Google was working on, so they grabbed up the company and ran with the ball.

SRI's version of Siri was conceived as a true digital personal assistant that uses normal conversational language for voice commands. Although the current iteration of Siri is pretty good about handling important tasks, its conversational speech patterns need to be verbally massaged to get the prefect outcome sometimes. One of Siri's co-creators, Dag Kittlaus, describes the current version of Siri as a chatbot instead of a full-fledged natural speaking voice assistant.

At some point in the past few years, the original concept for Siri was basically lost in the shuffle of the Apple takeover and the way the project evolved. Unhappy with how things turned out, Kittlaus and several of the other original creators of Siri left Apple to pursue their real goal of creating...
by dgstorm at May 5, 2016
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Yesterday, Verizon customers started getting emails letting them know that their pre-ordered HTC 10 smartphones had shipped. This had quite a few folks miffed because HTC had promised customers that if they pre-ordered through HTC, their phones would ship first. Obviously it didn't quite work out that way.

Despite that (or perhaps because of it), HTC started shipping out their pre-orders late yesterday and started letting the customers know. While they technically hadn't shipped out "before" any of the carriers, as HTC promised, at least they tried to make up for the scheduling error by shipping out the same day as others.

Here's our dedicated HTC 10 section for further discussion: HTC 10 (Formerly the HTC One M10)

Source: Twitter - HTC
by dgstorm at May 5, 2016
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Owners of the Verizon version of the LG G Pad X8.3 might be pleasantly surprised by their latest update notification. This isn't some minor security or bug fix, but is the full Android 6 Marshmallow software version to VK81522A. Here's a recap of the usual Marshmallow features highlighted with this update:
  • Now on Tap
  • Runtime permissions
  • Do not disturb and silent mode
  • Direct Share
  • Screenshot deleting
  • Control over peeking notifications
Don't panic if you haven't received the update just yet. It will likely roll out in batches, so you will just need to wait patiently for your turn.

Source: Verizon
by dgstorm at May 5, 2016
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Apparently there are enough first generation 32GB LG Nexus 5 smartphones still floating around in inventories to offer up a sale. The folks at Dailysteals are selling the D820 Unlocked GSM version of the 32GB Nexus 5 for a very affordable $139.99.

While the device is approaching 3 years old now, (yes, it debuted in October of 2013), it is still a quite capable device for most users, especially since it offers pure, unadulterated and un-doctored, stock Android. Heck, at this price, it would make for a great backup phone or maybe a kid's device.

Here's the deal link: LG Google Nexus 5 D820 Unlocked GSM (32GB)
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