If you have updated your Galaxy S5 to the latest NHA ota update you can root it by flashing the NCG kernel, rooting, and then reflashing the NHA kernel. Once this has been achieved you can then reflash the SafeStrap recovery. Once you have flashed the SafeStrap recovery you can resume installing rom. There is already a stock rooted NHA rom. This rom can also be used by other developers as a base so expect plenty of other development to roll out quickly.
The rom features are limited since this is pretty much stock with root. Features include free native wifi tethering, zipaligned, busybox, initd support, odex and deodex, KNOX removed, removed...
T-mobile is now updating the LG G3 on their network. Chances are that the Verizon LG G3 will be receiving an update pretty soon too. If you are rooted you will probably want to get your device back to stock before receiving an over the air update, especially if you have changed any of your system files. We still don't have a recovery. So if all you have done is root the device you may can get away with just unrooting it with the unroot option in the systemsu app.
Another reason you will want to grab the TOT file and the Flash Tool is just to have a safety net for when the bootloader is unlocked and we are able to begin flashing...
There are plenty of you out there that are addicted to Face Book. The website has over 1 Billion monthly active users. That is pretty huge when you consider that it amounts to 1/7th of the world's population. I believe that the one reason users will never be able to fully divorce facebook is the fact that it has become our online photo album. While there are those of you that love to post your life experiences and those who love to see whats going on with friends and loved ones, some of us just want to upload photos and have a place where we can conveniently view them.
If photos is one of your main uses for facebook there is now a new app that can make this part of facebook even more useful for you. FBView uses your facebook photos to...
CyanogenMod has been hard at work preparing the next Snapshot build of Kit Kat for your Android device. Another month has passed and anther M build is now available. CyanogenMod 11 M10 has been released for lots of devices. For those of you who aren't familiar CM releases nightly builds which are built by bots. These builds are not as stable since a human has not compiled them. Basically as changes are made to the code it is automatically integrated into nightlies without human oversight. With that CM has put together a monthly release cycle to provide a stable build that has been debugged by a human. The latest build brings some new features and fixes.
Sometimes you see a product hit the streets and it just makes you say... "Wow! Why didn't someone think of that sooner!" Here's a prime example: the Universal Mobile Keyboard from Microsoft. It basically does exactly what it sounds like it should do... you can use this on your Windows device, your iOS device or your Android device.
It basically offers the "platform agnostic" mobile hardware junkie the best of all worlds for their various tablets and other devices. It's designed to make things much easier when you actually need to be productive on your tablet, and don't feel like lugging around (or breaking out) your laptop.
This universal keyboard uses Bluetooth and even works on most of the phones from Android and iOS. Check out the video above for a demo. The keyboard is a bit pricey at $79.95 on Microsoft's Store, but the versatility and virtual elimination of extra junk could provide extra value.
A budget friendly mid-range version of the LG G3 just came to Sprint and AT&T. It's called the LG G3 Vigor, and for now we only have pricing details from Sprint. On the Now Network the G3 Vigor will cost $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $12.50, or you can get it off contract for just $299.
Sprint will have it available on September 19th. Here are the specs:
Verizon's new Advanced Calling 1.0 service just activated network wide today. This service will provide VoLTE HD Voice and Video calling. While the new service is available across the country, only a limited number of devices are currently compatible with the technology.
Right now the only phones listed to work with it are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to join that list shortly, and Verizon is working to add more. Technically, any device which supports VoLTE should be able to use the service, but certain settings and tweaks are required to get it going.
Check out Verizon's landing page for more info: Verizon
This news is so strange we have a hard time swallowing it here at DF HQ, but it's also so hot, we just had to report it, in case it's true. Supposedly, Motorola won't be the only manufacturer to release a Nexus smartphone this year. According to this report, Motorola, LG and even HTC could all be offering Nexus devices. The picture above is supposedly the leaked press image of this HTC Nexus phone.
This report also suggested a different possibility though. That is that the Motorola device will not be the Nexus 6, but the HTC device will. Instead, the devices from Motorola and LG could be the rumored Android Silver devices. We can envision a Motorola Nexus X, an HTC Nexus 6 and the return of the LG Nexus 5.
Either way, whether Nexus or Android Silver, it appears that all three manufacturers will have something on hand and the big reveal will be between October 7th-October 9th. This meshes nicely with the October 8th Google Android L announcement rumor we...
The 32GB LTE Version of the NVIDIA Shield tablet is almost ready to hit the streets. The company just put it up for pre-order for $399.99. That's only $100 more than the not LTE-version. The pre-order for this one will ship on September 30th.
This version is certified for AT&T's network in the US, but it is unlocked so it should work on any GSM LTE networks. It's specifically compatible with LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 4, and 5 in North America, and LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 20, and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 5, and 8 outside of North America.
Just as we shared yesterday from Motorola's blog, the AT&T version of the Moto X is available for pre-order on AT&T's website. You can nab the hot new Motorola super-phone for only $99.99 on a new contract.
Alternatively you can get the device for $526.99 off contract through AT&T. That's a bit more than the $499.99 that Motorola will be asking for their Pure Edition unlocked and carrier free version of the device (which should be available on the Moto Maker website at 12PM EST today). AT&T also has another option as well in which you can make 20 or 24 monthly installments of $26 or $22 respectively.
Keep in mind that AT&T is only offering pre-made versions of the new Moto X on their website, so if you want customized versions you will need to wait for the phone to show up on the Moto Maker website. AT&T has the Black Resin version, the Bamboo version, and the Black Leather version for now. AT&T claims their new Moto X will ship on September 23rd.