Universal Simlock Calculator – soon
Outraged behavior cellular that block phones, I decided to help all victims that area. The result of my work are calculators that generate a code used to unlock your phone from simlock. I encourage you to download and comment my work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NnnGNVhf08 If you’ve ever dropped a letter to Santa in a mailbox, it might have been ended up at a post office in one small town in southern Indiana where the U.S. Postal Service, began delivering them all there. Tens of thousands of envelopes filled with Christmas wishes and petitions arrive by the truckload each […]
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Just a few days ago, Sony did an utterly fantastic job by pushing out numerous device trees for all 2014 Qualcomm based Xperia devices to its GitHub account. This came as a rather big surprise for some, but Sony wants to finish this year with a little extra oomph. The Japanese OEM decided to update the device trees, kernel and binaries to Android 5.0.1. Way to go, Sony!
The list of currently supported devices is impressive. In addition to almost the entire Xperia Z line, Sony also supports the Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3. If you have one of those devices, you can try to build the AOSP by following the provided materials. Keep in mind that these ROMs aren’t intended for daily use and you have to unlock your bootloader first in order to flash them. This will unfortunately break the camera, so backuping your EFS partition isn’t a bad move.
Sony’s move is definitely good for developers who can use the updated binaries to improve the stability of custom ROMs. It’s also a fantastic learning material for all Android enthusiasts wanting to learn more about Android development.
[Thanks to XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea for the tip!]
Snapchat’s war on Windows Phone users has rapidly escalated from warning to banning to this morning removing all 3rd party Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone Store.
Like many I assumed the last action presaged the release of an official app, though permanently banning accounts of people who used 3rd party apps seemed a bad start to this.
Rudy Huyn, who has had contact with the company, however claims no such app is on the way, saying:
I receive a lot of questions about it: No official Snapchat app is planned. So just keep 6snap on your phone or use an other service
— Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) December 20, 2014
Windows Phone Snapchat user Casper Svensrud has not just accepted the situation, but has started a Change.org petition demanding a Windows Phone app, saying:
Make Snapchat for Windows Phone!
We have been waiting years on an official app for Snapchat on WP, but now Snapchat are blocking us from using 6snap and then it is much more important to make an app! They’re making new features into Snapchat and use money on that, but instead of that they should make an app for Windows Phone! For example SnapCash… Who is gonna use that? I think "no-one" because you must have an exact bank to use that feature so support my petition instead of all the new features for Snapchat and go to Snapchat.com -> support -> Requests and feedback -> Support my incompatible device -> Windows Phone. Just twit them, mail them, send pm on facebook and do everything you can and do your best to make a Snapchat app available for Windows Phone. Share this and spam Snapchat as much as you can so they’re understand what we’re trying to tell them! We’re desperate!https://support.snapchat.com/ca/incompatible
His goal is 5000 signatures, but so far the petition has gathered only 99 signatories.
To join his cause sign up at Change.org here.
After a long period of time, GoPro finally released an update for its official Windows Phone. First off, the update comes with support for the company’s latest Hero4 camera. The update comes with several other features and some traditional bug fixes. The latest update doesn’t bring a lot of new features, however, the update does bring the much-awaited support for its latest camera, the Hero4 camera.… Read More
We all know the feeling of reading a news article or rather long document, when our screen suddenly turns off after a minute or two. This can be extremely annoying when you’ve found yourself a perfectly comfortable position while lying in bed. You’re then forced to stretch out that finger to reach the power button and unlock your device. Of course, you can change the sleep settings to a longer period of time, but this is hardly an effective solution.
In situations like these, a suitable remedy may be KeepItOn by XDA Senior Member Fredericosilva. Designed especially for these scenarios, it aims to prevent screens from turning off by detecting any small movements and consequently increasing the time the screen stays on for a little longer. Furthermore, if the screen does turn off, you can also conveniently turn it back on by shaking your device for a short time period set by yourself. And by “shaking”, you simply have to move the device a little.
KeepItOn definitely has its uses, especially for those who enjoy watching lengthy videos or reading ebooks or other documents on their Android device. If you would like to check this out, head over to the KeepItOn application thread for more information.
Microsoft today announced changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website. Microsoft is ending Public Website feature to Office 365 customers from January 2015. Instead, Office 365 customers will have access to industry-leading tools and services that are provided directly from third-party solution providers for building and managing your online presence. Microsoft will provide additional details […]
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The Lumia Denim update has now been rolling out for 2-3 days in many regions, including Asia, Europe and even USA.
That should be long enough for users to see early bugs.
The main issue we have heard so far is upgraders complaining of much poorer battery life and severe battery drain.
We have also heard of issues running the Netflix app and crashes with some apps.
Have our readers who were lucky enough to get the upgrade already run into any issues? Let us know below.
Words With Friends game is now available for your Windows tablet and PC. You can play the game you love with friends and family on your preferred Windows device. Game Description: World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game! Words With Friends is the fun, free social word game where your skills are tested. Connect with players […]
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It seems like it was just yesterday that we announced that we had paired up with LG to challenge developers to make great apps with their LG QPair SDK. However, it wasn’t yesterday–it was at the end of September. This challenge came with the reward of some great LG devices. XDA and LG went through every single one of the proposals sent in by developers – we had a tough time selecting the finalists – but in the end we had to narrow the entries to 9. Those 9 finalists were selected based on the innovation and originality shown in their proposals.
Now it’s down to you! XDA and LG will be selecting a Grand Prize winner, but the users of XDA will be selecting the other Grand Prize winner by a vote. Take a look through the competition entries below, and make your selection wisely. You can only vote once. The voting begins now, December 20, 2014 @ 10a PST, and ends at 1pm December 27, 2014.
Regarding the voting, there is a limit of one vote per person. Any votes by accounts registered after Sunday 20th of December. Apply common sense here – feel free to share the contest with others, and suggest they vote, but don’t spam, be a nuisance, or break the law, or try to do anything unethical.
Without further ado, here are the competition entrants, in a randomly selected order (thanks, random.org), and yes, we know that this list doesn’t add up to 9. The below are the only ones who met all of the criteria as set forth in the Contest Rules.
Thanks to all who submitted their work, and we look forward to seeing who the Grand Prize winners are!
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While we are still not expecting any super high end devices until Windows 10, NokiaPowerUser reports that users who want to step up from their 4 inch handsets will indeed have something to look forward to early next year.
…the Microsoft/Nokia RM-1062, RM-1063, RM-1064, RM-1065 is a new 5.7” phablet with a 720P display seen it in Finland, US (AT&T) and some Asian countries. AdDuplex suspect this device may be released very soon, and be a follow-up to the 1320.
NokiaPowerUser adds that according to their sources the Lumia RM-1062 will be a phablet with a rather special feature – a 14 megapixel Pureview camera.
The affordable phablet is expected to have a 5.7 inch 720P HD screen, Snapdragon 400 processor, 14 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera with 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and will likely run WP8.1 Update 2.
NPU expects the device to be revealed at Mobile World Congress 2015.
If the specs are true the device appears once again to be only let down by a middling processor, which is a shame, because otherwise the specs are pretty spot on, and would do well if priced well.
What do our readers think?