Paranoid Android has released the 4th Beta of Paranoid Android 4.5 and the ROM files are up for flashing. Here is how to flash Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 4 on Nexus 4 and enjoy the latest from team PA. Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 4 fixes the issues faced in earlier beta builds including issues in the mako WiFi, kernel, Theme Engine reboots, and others. Paranoid Android 4.5 is based on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat, however, it features quite a few design elements of the Android 5.0 L. You can enjoy this stable firmware on your Nexus 4 if you want to enjoy Android L interface before its public release this fall.
This year’s IFA is almost upon us. Its only a month until we get to see the latest offerings from today’s tech giants. Excluding Apple of course. Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony are all primed up for this year’s IFA. To be held in Berlin, we’ve made a list of products you should expect to see by these manufacturers. Of course, the IFA is not limited to these few only. Each year hundreds of companies present their latest offerings to the public and this IFA will be no exception.
So before IFA officially starts, a large variety of gadgets are expected to be unveiled in Berlin. So if you’re anticipating a gadget launch and want to know whether it’ll be launched at the IFA, here’s your chance. We’ve made a list of all the major releases expected this year. So let’s start!
Here is the official CM11 M9 custom firmware from the team CyanogenMod to update your Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Designed by CM, the custom firmware packs quite a ton of features and updates. Here is the complete changelog as posted on the CyanogenMod official website.
CM 11.0 M9 changelog:
* Themes support for additional UI elements
* Heads Up Notifications – Bug Fixes
* Lockscreen – Allow doubletap to sleep when using secure keyguard
* Torch – Improve performance
* Safe Headset Volume – prompt when interfering with 3rd party device (Jawbone, Square, etc)
* Center clock support
* Quick Settings – respect locale changes on additional tiles
* Proximity Wake-Up support – prevent accidental wake-up of device by checking to see if proximity sensor is blocked (eg. Device is in a bag or pocket).
* Spam notification filtering – Set notifications to auto-ignore based on content (perfect for those pesky games that want you to ‘Save 20% on our new game’). Long-press offending notification to set as ignored; manage in Privacy settings.
* Settings Search – Additional improvements and highlighting
* Data Usage Info – Add support for CDMA devices without sim cards
* Bluetooth – Add additional A2DP profiles
* Bluetooth – Disable AVRCP 1.5 by default (fixes various car unit compatibility)
* Email – Fix saving attachments to storage for POP3 accounts
* Translations (Thanks CM Crowdin Team!)
* Account for Play Services induced wake-locks
* Fix encryption on some LG Devices
* Dialer – add support for Korean and Chinese to smart-dialer
- Important: This update is valid for following Samsung Galaxy S4 variants: flteatt, jfltecan, jfltecri, jfltecsp, jfltespr, jfltetmo, jflteusc, jfltevzw, jfltexx, and the International Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. Follow on to get the instructions about how to update Galaxy S4 LTE to Android 4.4.4 based CM11 M9.
Samsung has released XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Once you have updated (Flash XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 JB Official Firmware on Galaxy S3 I9300 – How to), here is how to root XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 using CF Auto Root package and get the super access of your device.
Prerequisites to root XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 JB on Galaxy S3 I9300:
You can now flash XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 on Galaxy S3 I9300 which is the latest official JB update for the S3. While you may be waiting for the KitKat to beautify your smartphone, it has become a very unlikely update to expect from Sammy. However, you can update the Android 4.4 KitKat latest firmware using various custom firmwares that are both stable and provide amazing performance. Here are some:
- How to Update Galaxy S3 i9300 to Android 4.4.4 with C-RoM
- Update Galaxy S3 i9300 to Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 Custom ROM – How to
- Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 4.4.2 Fusion-SP Custom ROM – How to
- Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 4.4.2 Revolutionary S5 Custom ROM – How to
Here is the official JB update to flash on your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300.
XXUGNG3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean details:
Model name: GALAXY S III
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:28:54 +0000
Product Code: DBT
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 got a latest XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update. Once you have updated your Note 3 to this latest KitKat update, you can use this guide to root Galaxy Note 3 on XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat to get the root access of your phablet.
Follow this detailed guide to update Galaxy Note 3 N900 to XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat: Update Galaxy Note 3 N900 to XXUENG3 4.4.2 KitKat – Official Firmware
Prerequisites to root Galaxy Note 3 on XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 got a latest XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update. Here is the complete tutorial to help you update Galaxy Note 3 N900 to XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 official firmware. The latest official update brings in some performance improvement, maintenance and bug fixes and you can update to it via KIES or OTA too.
Android 4.4.2 XXUENG3 details:
Model name: GALAXY Note 3
Country: United Arab Emirates
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:12:23 +0000
Product Code: XSG
Follow this detailed guide to update Galaxy Note 3 N900 to XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Once you have updated, here is how to Root Galaxy Note 3 on XXUENG3 Android 4.4.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 has received latest KitKat update. XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat fixes some bugs found in the first build and also helps to improve the overall performance. You can update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat via OTA or this manual guide: How to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 – Official Firmware. Once you have updated your tablet to the latest official firmware, here is how to root XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1.
Prerequisites to root XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 has received latest KitKat update. XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat fixes some bugs found in the first build and also helps to improve the overall performance. You can update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat via OTA or Samsung KIES. The update is only available in the UAE region now with more regions to follow soon. If you are looking to update your Note to this latest official Android firmware, this guide will help you do so without official notification.
XXUDNF2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat:
Model name: GALAXY Note 10.1
Country: United Arab Emirates
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:28:10 +0000
Product Code: XSG
Once you have manually updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to this latest official firmware, here is how to root Note 10.1 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Apple promised that the Lightning cables will deliver durability but as we are witnessing that promise isn’t really being delivered. The ends of the Lightning cables attached to the connector get frayed over time giving us some real trouble. Most of this happens because of pulling the charger from the cable rather than the connector. However, even if you take the above precaution, frayed Lightning cables is a notion that you will have to experience anyway. Here are some tips on how to prevent and fix frayed Lightning cables of your precious iPhones and iPads.
Prevent frayed Lightning cable:
Care is better than cure – as it has been said forever. Keeping on with the tradition then, here are a couple tips to help you prevent frayed Lightning cables:
Not sure what is the reason behind the level frustration that Dong Nguyen soaks his games into but it seems to be working – so far. After a truly crazy success of Flappy Bird, the indie game dev is back with his latest: Swing Copters. I am sure you must have tried this game already and have pulled a few hair out of your head too. However, similar to Flappy Bird, it is quite easy to score better at the game with a few simple Swing Copters cheats – or more of tips and tricks.
Before you read on to find the simple and yet quite helpful Swing Copters cheats and tips to score better at this ridiculously hard game, here are the links to download the game: get it for free on Android and iOS here, until it’s taken down and goes for sale on Ebay for more than a few grands!
Swing Copters cheats and tips:
Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Barebones has been compiled using CM11 offering a great level of customization. Barebones CM11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat is one stable ROM giving you some of the best battery backup as you go by using your smartphone. Here is how to update HTC One M7 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat using the Barebones CM11 custom firmware.
Barebones CM11 Android 4.4.4 details:
- init.d support
- All CM11 settings
- Removed Bloat
- Init.d Tweaks (Speed/Battery + forced ondemand governor and noop I/O scheduler. Also optimized oom values and ondemand governor)
- Build.prop Tweaks (Speed/Battery + Removed unnecessary logs and added optimization tweaks for pictures and such)
- Removed Apps (List of apps down below.)
- Removed Boot Animation + Unnecessary fonts and sounds
- Removed Google Analytics via noAnalytics Remix (Just like in the AOKP ROM)
- Silent Camera
- Zipalign on boot
- Database optimization on boot
- ART & MultiBoot compatible!
You can now have the latest TWRP 18.104.22.168 custom recovery tool on your brand new HTC One M8. Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is one of the two most popular recovery tools and helps you root your smartphone along with installing custom firmwares on your device. TWRP is itself customizable as it lets you change its themes and mods to better suit your own requirements and aesthetics. Here is how to install TWRP recovery on HTC One M8 and start your journey of customized smartphone usage.
- Relevant: How to Root HTC One M8 – Tutorial
TWRP Recovery features:
- Ability to save custom recovery settings
- Default partitions to back up
- Default zip folder location
- Default color theme (lots to choose from) (Thanks to ffolkes!)
- Default Time Zone (for more accurate time stamps)
- Zip Signature Verification
- Zip md5 Verification (looks for file with zipname.zip.md5)
- Ability to flash multiple zips in one go
- Ability to select which individual partitions to backup, and restore.
- Ability to choose compression or no compression backups.
- Compression takes longer of course, but you save roughly half the space. EVO3D’sstock system uncompressed is ~800mb, 380mb compressed. You choose.
- Ability to auto restore GAPPS on zip flash (for CM based ROMS)
- Ability to auto reboot after successful flashes (for the lazy)
- Some devices utilize their capacitive buttons in recovery.
- Home – Main Menu
- Menu – Advanced Menu
- Back – Up a Menu Level
- Search – Select Current Selection
- Battery Level and Timestamp
Here is how to update Galaxy S3 T999 to Android 4.4.4 based C-ROM custom firmware. Based on AOSP sources, C-ROM is one of the few stable and smooth custom firmware available on KitKat. Enjoy the level of customization provided by this ROM.
C-ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat:
- Moved Halo Icon back to on Statusbar ( Not sure if it works good on HDPI devices).
- Launch the msim settings when the new card dialog appears
- Disable keyguard widget frame
- Don’t hide baseband on dual sim devices
- Port BatteryBar
- Frameworks: Fix linked volume does not persist after reboot.
- Change notification background from holo to kitkat grey
- Fix possible ANR and navigation bar freeze
- Frameworks: do not kill favorite recent apps
- Frameworks: fix possible NPE + and missing expandable panel correction
- Fixed Recent Clear Butons colors
- Don’t register methods when there’s nothing to register.
- Get rid of noise during boot.
- InCallUI: Fix potential NPE
- Launcher3: Icon pack support
- OmniSwitch: added icon pack support
This tutorial will run you through the procedure of getting super user rights on your new HTC One M8. Rooting your Android devices enables you to do everything with your phone giving you complete system rights. However, it does come with a trade-off of loosing your manufacturer warranty so please think before rooting and unlocking bootloader of your brand new HTC One M8.
Once we are done with this window-warning, here is how to root HTC One M8 and unlock its bootloader!
Prerequisites before you root HTC One M8:
- Charge your HTC One to at least 70% of battery level.
- Create backup of all your important data in your HTC One.
- Make sure that USB Drivers for HTC One are installed on your computer; ensure to have HTC Sync on your PC.
- Ensure to have your HTC One M8 with an unlocked bootloader and have a recovery tool installed.