MIUI V5 ROM for Nexus 5!

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MIUI ROM for the Nexus 5 is one of the most unique custom ROMS. MIUI completely changes the look of your phone, so much that the average person couldn't even tell if it was running on Android or not. MIUI ROM removes the app drawers, leaving all your apps on your homescreens, and the most left homescreen is a search page!

This ROM is an excellent ROM if you're getting bored of your usual AOSP, Touchwiz, etc look and just want something completely different! MIUI ROM even lets you change up the theme the way you want. 

Dive into the Themes app and you have a huge selection of themes to choose from. These themes change your widgets, icons, wallpapers, sounds, lockscreen, and apps! 

Be sure to check out MIUI ROM for the Nexus 5 by downloading the ROM using the links below!

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How to Root LG G3!

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The LG G3 is out and that means one thing, time to get that phone rooted! This guide will show you a step-by-step guide, both written (below) and in a video format (above) on how to root the LG G3 for Windows, Mac, and Linux/Ubuntu. 

The overall process is simple and only takes a few hits of the enter key to get your LG G3 rooted literally within minutes. Be sure to check the list below and to confirm that your LG G3 is able to be rooted!

This root guide is compatible with: 
  • AT&T D850 (10D) LG G3
  • T-Mobile D851 (10C) LG G3
  • Korean F400L (10A/B) LG G3
  • Korean F400S (10A/B) LG G3
  • Korean F400K (10A/B) LG G3
  • Open D855 (10E/F/G) LG G3
  • European D855 (10A) LG G3
If you don't know your model number or firmware version go into Settings > General > About phone > Software information. Look at the last 3 characters of Build number to see if your phone is compatible.

This root guide will NOT wipe your phone, but backup your phone just in case!!

Now let's get the LG G3 rooted!

Follow the guide below to root the LG G3 on Windows, Mac, Linux/Ubuntu.

1. Go into Settings > General > About phone >Software information > tap on "Build number" for about 8 times until it says "You are now a developer". 

2. Go back into Settings > General > Developer options and check mark USB debugging. 

3. Plug in your LG G3 to your computer via microUSB. 

4. Pull down your notification shade > tap on "Media device (MTP) > and select "Send images (PTP)".

5. Download PurpleDrake-Lite.zip using the download link below. 
Download PurpleDrake-Lite.zip

Skip step 6 if you're on Mac/Linux/Ubuntu

6. Open Device Manager by using the start search. You should see "ADB Interface". Click on the small triangle tab and you should see "AndroidNet Sooner Single ADB Interface". 

If you don't see that exact text then download and install LG G3 drivers using the link below. 

7. Unzip PurpleDrake-Lite.zip

8. Open up PurpleDrake-Lite folder and follow the text below depending on what computer OS you have. 

Double click on "purpledrake_windows.bat" 

Double click on "purpledrake_osx.command"

Right click on "purpledrake_linux.sh" > Properties > Permissions > check mark "Allow executing file as program". Now double click on "purpledrake_linux.sh" and choose "Run in Terminal". 

9. Press enter then look at your LG G3 screen. "Allow USB debugging?" will pop up, select "OK". If this happens more than once keep tapping on "OK".

Tip:  If you get stuck with "Waiting for device..." for more than 5 minutes close the program and relaunch it. 

10. It will now show you your phone info, press enter to continue. 

11. It will show "Press [enter] to continue..." again. Press enter. 

12. One last time, it will show "Press [enter] to continue..." press enter. Your phone will now reboot. 

13. Head to the Play Store and install the SuperSU app. Your LG G3 is now officially rooted! 

You can check that you are rooted by installing a root app like Titanium Backup and see if you get SuperSU/Superuser request. If you do then you are confirmed rooted!

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LG G3 Unboxing & First Look!

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With all the recent LG G3 videos coming out and all the positive things I kept hearing about the LG G3 I couldn't resist and headed to the store and bought the LG G3. I was most excited about the Knock Code and the QuadHD (4K) display. 

What's Included:
  • LG G3 (obviously)
  • 3000 Mah Battery
  • MicroUSB 2.0 Cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Manuals
  • Sim Card

How to Enable Immersive Mode on any Android App! [Root]

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With devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Moto X, and others that have software keys it's great since you can modify them to your advantage, but sometimes they just get in the way. They take up screen real-estate when you need it all. There are many times when I wish both the status bar and the software keys would just disappear, luckily for us Google has created a nice way to do that with certain apps. 

However not all apps are enabled to give you immersive mode (fullscreen). Luckily for us we can now enable "Immersive Mode" on any Android application, even the launcher if you want. While with MOD works with just about every rooted Android device it doesn't make much sense using it on an Android device like the Galaxy S5.

The Galaxy S5 doesn't have software keys and only has a small status bar that may get in the way from time to time. Devices that include software keys is where this MOD will make a true difference. 

Google Play Edition Android 4.4.4 ROM for Galaxy S4! GT-i9505/T-Mobile/AT&T/Verizon/Sprint

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Today we're taking a look at the pure Android Google Play Edition ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint variants. This ROM is based off the latest Android version, Android 4.4.4. This ROM is 100% stock, just like a Nexus device so you don't have to deal with Samsung's bloatware and useless features. 

Google Play Edition Android 4.4.4 has everything working including the camera, data, WiFi, and bluetooth. This ROM will give you a nice boost in storage space when comparing it to a Touchwiz based ROM. This ROM also comes rooted with SuperSU! 

Paranoid Android 4.4.4 ROM for Galaxy Nexus! GSM/Verizon/Sprint

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Paranoid Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM is out for Galaxy Nexus GSM, Verizon, and Sprint This seems to be the final version for the all the Galaxy Nexus variants. This version is a very stable version that includes little or no bugs at all! 

This ROM includes the CyanogenMod Showcase, that allows you to theme your phone with more detail. It allows you to pick and choose what parts you want themed and what parts you don't. For example if you only want the boot animation and icons themed, you can! 

Paranoid Android for Galaxy Nexus also includes the nice immersive mode that hides the status bar and navigation key. To keep using the phone in this mode all you do is use the PIE control by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. 

XtreStoLite ROM for Galaxy S5! Debloated & Light

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XtreStoLite ROM for Galaxy S5 G900T, G900F, G900I, G900M, G900W8, G900L, G900S, and G900H is a very debloated light Touchwiz ROM. As usual we always get useless apps, add ons, and widgets from Samsung that we never end up using. We may end up using it once in a while when you want to impress your friends, but never on a daily basis. 

Luckily for us, XtreStoLite ROM is a light weight ROM that removes all the useless features and leaves the essentials. If there are any features that you really need you can easily install it from the Play Store. 

Junk like KNOX, a whole bunch of Samsung apps, and a sizeable amount of widgets all leave this ROM at around only 500mb. Touchwiz ROMS are usually around 1.3-1.5GB, that's a SOLID amount of storage you're getting back! 

Minimalism Icon Pack for Android! 600+ HD Icons & 14 HD Wallpapers

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Well it's been a while since I did a icon pack review so let's start it back up with Minimalism icon pack for Android! This icon pack is a simple look that are squared shaped. Minimalism icon pack supports all the popular launchers including ADW, Apex, Action, Aviate, Go, Holo, Nova, and Smart. 

There are currently over 600 HD icons available and for the icons that aren't supported they don't look out of place since they still have that square look. You can also request icons to be supported using the included Minimalism app. 

The app also includes 14 HD wallpapers that you can apply to your launcher, allows you to preview all the supported icons, contact the developer, and give the developer feedback on how his icons are doing. Overall there are a solid amount of icons supported that all look clean and simple. 

Get Android L Keyboard and Google Home Launcher on any Android Device!

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Even though Android L developer preview has been making headlines for both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 it's unfortunate that those are the only two devices to get a supported Android L developer preview. 

Luckily for anyone who doesn't own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013 we can now install the Android L keyboard and Google Home launcher on just about any Android device, phone or tablet. I guess Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 can't have all the fun! I didn't find any differences between the Kitkat and Android L Home launcher, but I added the files anyway.

This process is straight forward on how to get both the Android L keyboard and the Google Home launcher on an Android device since it's just installing APKs. Best of all, these procedures don't require any root at all (except for Nexus devices)!

Safestrap Recovery for AT&T/Verizon Galaxy S5!

It wasn't too long ago that both the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5s got root access, however there wasn't a way to install any custom ROMS since there wasn't a custom recovery for the locked bootloader Galaxy S5s, not until now. We finally have Safestrap recovery for the AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A and Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V. 

With Safestrap recovery it creates virtual partitions that allows you to install custom ROMS, perform Nandroid backups/restores, and pretty much anything else ClockworkMod and TWRP recovery allow you to do!

Another bonus to Safestrap recovery is that it allows you to boot into multiple custom ROMS with the use of virtual partitions. This allows you to switch between a couple of ROMS whenever you feel like it!

Android L ROM with Root for Nexus 5!

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Android L ROM for the Nexus 5 is out and it also comes with root! This ROM wasn't easy to make flashable and also rooted. I was closely following the thread and developer all day yesterday with all new versions constantly running into a new problem once flashed on the Nexus 5, but now it works great!

If you already haven't heard Android L (5.0) developer preview brings some nice new changes and looks to Android. One of my favorite changes was the keyboard. The keyboard has a much cleaner look and the gray background just looks right!

Some other great enhancements were that the notification now shows up on the middle of your lockscreen and the notification shade is a 2 layer pull down. The first layer pulls down to show your notifications, keep pulling down and you will see your toggles like WiFi, data, bluetooth, etc. 

Android L Review on Nexus 5 | Features, UI, & More!

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As promised Android L developer preview was released earlier today. This preview is not only great since it helps developers get a head start to making even better apps and improving their already make apps, but it's also nice to taste Android "L". 

Android "L" has made a nice bump in new features and looks compared to the jump from Jellybean to KitKat. A new look, cool transitions, and an all new project. This year the Android team is going to be working on Project Volta which will help improve battery life, as much as 90 minutes. 

If Project Volta is anything like Project Butter then it will be another huge accomplishment for Android.