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by DroidModderX at Sep 17, 2014
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If you are looking forward to grabbing the all new Moto G from Motorola here in the next few weeks you may want to learn how to get it rooted so you will be ready when the phone arrives. This method will only work if you are able to unlock the bootloader via the Motorola dev site. You will also need Motorola drivers installed and have fastboot drivers installed. This probably won't work on carrier devices like the Verizon and AT&T variants.

Steps:

1. Unlock your Bootloader..Click here
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by DroidModderX at Sep 17, 2014
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While the new Moto X is nearly a full vanilla AOSP Android experience Motorola has added a few apps of their own to make this the best experience possible. Most OEM bloatware apps are just that, bloat that is not needed on the device that just take up valuable resources. Motorola on the other hand has released some pretty useful apps in the past with their handsets like motorola assist and motorola connect.

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They have added 4 new custom Motorola apps to the 2014 Moto X. These new apps include Moto (an assistant that helps new users to become more familiar with their phone), Moto Actions (Allows you to configure 3D gestures which can be...
by DroidModderX at Sep 17, 2014
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If you want a seriously unique look for your home screen then look no further than the "Ikkons" icon pack by developer "wave and anchor". Their pixelated icon skin will bring a whole new look to every icon in your app drawer. Most developers hand theme each individual icon, and while you can achieve some really neat effects like shadowing and 3D. The downside to hand themeing each and every icon is that even the most committed and hard working themer is unable to theme the more than 1 million app icons that exist in the Play Store.

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The Ikkons theme brings the same awesome pixelated theme to each and every icon on your phone! No icon is left out. Not only do you get the pixelated look, but there is also i nice 3D edge on each icon making the look more like buttons. This Icon pack should work with most custom lauchers. Head to the Play Link...
by DroidModderX at Sep 17, 2014
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If you are on an unlimited data plan then you already know that the 4g hotspot is only available to you with an added tether plan. If your phone is rooted you should be able to achieve some sort of free wifi tether, but not all phones on Verizon are rootable. The Bluetooth Tether Switch allows you to tether over Bluetooth for free. The only downside to this is that Bluetooth tethering is not nearly as fast as wifi tethering but, some tethering is better than no tethering. If you want a way to tether on your device without having to be rooted the small fee of $3.18 for the app download may be worth your while. Head to the Play Link below for the download.

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by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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Although Sony already cut its forecast for smartphone sales in July, they have had to readjust their predictions for the financial year and the outlook is bleak. Sony is now expecting quadruple the losses and it's due to poor sales of their Xperia smartphones.

Sony now expects a 180 billion yen ($1.7 billion) "impairment" after an internal review of its mobile division. Sony shared that they have changed their focus from "achieving significant sales growth" to reducing risk, volatility and "more stable profits." Apparently the mid-range devices were the worst offenders so Sony is likely to return their focus to premium devices.

Source: Sony
by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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The insanity has come to Android now! Goat Simulator is now available on Android. If you haven't tried out Goat Simulator, it is a rare treat in utter astonishment. We won't call it a great game, but it is one of the wackiest ways to have a good time and laugh until your stomach hurts.

There's no way to describe the ridiculous situations you can create while attempting the perfect combo with your acrobatic little goat. It's a bit pricey at $4.99 on the Google Play Store, but that might be worth it for the sheer shock value alone.

Let the mayhem ensue!

Here's a full description from the Google Play Store:

by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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After the folks at Anandtech dug deeper into the source code of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4's Exynos 5433 chipset, they discovered that it uses the new A57/A53 configuration instead of the previous generation Cortex-A15/A7 mashup. ARM themselves have confirmed this to be a 64-bit architecture.

It's odd that Samsung hasn't been touting that fact too loudly and basically only describe the chip as a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor. It is likely that Samsung simply wants to wait until Android L is released because the 64-bit functionality of the chip is mostly useless without a compatible OS to take advantage of it.

Of course, the primary exception to that is that this chipset will support more than 3GB of RAM in a device, but since the Note 4 only comes with 3GB of RAM, there's really no pressure to announce it yet.

Source: AnandTech
by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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Samsung is no stranger to making adorable commercials that tug at your heart or make you laugh. They are also known for using celebrities in many of their ads. This latest one uses all three and is pretty entertaining.

If you aren't fan of Dax Shepard and/or Kristen Bell, you may want to give it a pass, but otherwise, these two are a cute couple and do a great job of making the Galaxy Tab S seem cool and useful. Enjoy!
by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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According to the latest intel, the rumored Android Silver program is probably a completely dead project. This isn't the first time we have heard rumors that the Android Silver project would never see the light of day, but this intel seems to go into more detail as to why.

Here's a quote with the explanation,

When you think about it, this actually makes sense. There is really nothing wrong with Google's Nexus program. The Android Silver program would simply have added unnecessary complication to an already crowded mobile market. Sometimes having too many options can be too confusing for consumers.

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by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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Just as predicted (and just like they did before), it looks like AT&T is getting a timed Moto Maker exclusive on the new Moto X. A new rumor suggests Verizon won't get the Moto Maker customized version of the device until September 26th. No other info has been presented at this time regarding Sprint and T-Mobile in all of this, but if this rumor holds true, we expect them to be later as well.

We will keep you updated if this gets corroborated or refuted. Here's a link to Moto Maker.

Source: TKTechNews