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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Lineage OS 14.1 for Coolpad Note 3 Lite

The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is about a year old now. At the time of the launch, it was running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box along with the company’s custom Cool UI 7.0. The company’s UI is too heavy on the device, but then again, you get some additional features as well at the same time. However...(Read More)

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How to install full stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on the Galaxy Note 5



Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 smartphone is a couple of years old now. At the time of the launch, it was running Android Lollipop out of the box and the company had promised a marshmallow update for the same. While the smartphone is awaiting the Nougat update as of now, you can still get the full stock Android 7.0 Nougat based OS on the Galaxy Note 5. Do make a note that this update has to be... ( Read More )

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Moto X 2017 has been slipped into Motorola’s 44th anniversary video

Only yesterday, Moto USA has released a video on its YouTube account celebrating the past 44 years of cellular mobility and pays homage to Motorola’s greatest invention: the cellular phone. In the first few seconds of the video there is a brief montage of flip-phones and smartphones, a couple of which are not immediately recognizable.


, on top of the fact that the video is only available in 480p (limiting the amount of detail we can make out of a single frame), and we’ve got ourselves a great foundation for speculation.
One device in particular struck us. Consider that this particular frame of the video shows off a smartphone with antenna lines and a barely discernable rear-firing loudspeaker on the lower-right corner of the backplate. We have not seen a Moto smartphone use antenna lines in the past few generations, and although the Moto Z had a metal backplate, it used glass ”windows” to let signals pass... ( Read More)

How to Install Resurrection Remix-N 5.8.0 Nougat based ROM on Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge smartphone a couple of years back and this was more or less the company’s first implementation of the Edge display on a smartphone. It soon became very popular and was bought by a lot of people. However, just like any other smartphone, this has also become a comparatively old device now and with this also we are now facing issues with the software updates. The smartphone was running on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat when it was launched and now as we all know we are quite ahead in terms of the updates.


However one of the ways with which you can get the latest version of Android on this device is by flashing a custom ROM manually. As of now, since we don’t have an official wording from the company on any software update, this seems like the only option to get the latest version of Android running on your device. If you are wondering on now to install the latest version of Android on your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone then you are in at the right place since we will be showing exactly how to install the Resurrection Remix ROM on Galaxy Note Edge...  ( Read More )


Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro lands in India for around $130

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro – which was made official by the company last year, and has only been available in China so far – has now landed in India. The device carries a price tag of INR 8,490 (around $130), and will be available exclusively through Paytm starting tomorrow (April 6).

The handset’s key specs remain broadly same, except for the chipset – the Indian variant comes with 1.5Ghz quad-core SoC, while the Chinese model packs in 1.2Ghz quad-core SoC. In India, the phone also comes with features such as Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode and S bike mode.
Color options for the Indian Galaxy J3 Pro include Black, White and Gold.

Monday, 3 April 2017

How to Install B183 Firmware with Amazon Alexa on Huawei Mate 9 smartphone

A couple of months back, Huawei had officially announced that it will be bringing the new Huawei Mate 9 smartphone to the U.S and not only that, it was also reported that the U.S. variants of the smartphone will have Amazon’s, Alexa. As promised, the company has now released the same and we now have the official firmware available for the same with Alexa built into it. This is the new B183 firmware and it has Amazon’s Alexa built right into it.

ABOUT THE FIRMWARE

This version of firmware is based on Android 7.0 Nougat and it has Emotion UI 5.0. The firmware version is B183 and it will work only on Huawei Mate 9 (MHA-L29) and no other smartphone. Hence make sure that you are not installing this on any other device. This is an official firmware (MHA-L29C567B183) and it is limited to U.S only.
This firmware update adds Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant which is a cloud-based service. It is also said to fix some significant bugs and on top of all that, it comes with the latest March Security update. Do make a note that this particular version of firmware is limited to the U.S. only. However, if you wish to use the Alexa voice assistant on your device then go ahead and install the firmware and the installation for the same is given below.

PREREQUISITE

  • The first step is to check the model number of your smartphone. This will only work with Huawei Mate 9 MHA-L29 variant and hence it is advised that you try not to install this on any other model.
  • The next step is to create a complete backup of your device. This installation will completely wipe out your device memory and hence we suggest you create a backup.
  • You also need to make sure that your device has about 50-60 percent charge left in the battery before beginning the installation.
  • And lastly, you need to download the necessary file from the link given below

INSTALLATION

  1. Assuming that you have created a backup of your files and have downloaded the file in the link given above, we can now start the installation procedure.
  2. The first step is to create “dload” folder to the root of the SD Card
  3. Once the folder is created, you need to copy the update.zip file which you downloaded into this folder.
  4. Once done, open dial pad and type “*#*# 2846579#*# *”.
  5. From the options, select software upgrade and go to SD card upgrade and then finally confirm the installation.
  6. This will trigger the flashing process and once the flashing is done, your device will automatically reboot into the new firmware.
Do make a note that the final reboot may take some time since it has to initiate all the files. Hence we suggest you stay patient with the same. With that said, if you happen to have any queries, then be sure to leave a comment down below also stay tuned to Android Developerz for more info on this.

How to Install Android O in Nexus or Pixel Devices – Guide

Android O, yes it’s an all-new Operating System announced by Google few hours back and is supposedly the new Android 8.0. While there is still no confirmation on the name of this OS, the best part is you can now flash your Nexus or Pixel device with this update. Let’s check out on how you can update your device with this update.


Pre Requisites:
++ Make sure to create the backup of all essential things in your device as mentioned below;
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card and remove the same from device before flashing the firmware
Navigate to the path “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging” and enable the USB Debugging.
++ Make sure that the battery left in your device is at minimum of 60%.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible / liable in any manner for the damage caused to the device due to not following proper instructions.
Let’s proceed to the next step where we have summed up the insturctions to flash Android O in your Nexus/ Pixel device.
Procedure to Apply Android O Update in your Nexus/ Pixel Device:
Below are the download links for the Android O previews. Make sure that you are downloading the correct image for your device;
• Pixel
• Pixel XL
• Nexus 6P
• Nexus 5X
• Pixel C
• Nexus Player
Once downloaded, decompress the zip file which has name “image-bullhead-opp1….” To get 5 files which are android-info.txt, boot.img, recovery.img, system.img and vendor.img.
Now, assuming thaty your device has fastboot and adb already set, you need to use the below commands
Adb reboot bootloader
The above command will reboot the device in bootloader.
fastboot oem unlock
The above command will unlock the OEM.
flash-all.sh
The above command will run all the fastboot commands which arte required to flash the complete Android O image in your device.
Just in case, for Windows users, if above commands doesn’t work then you need to individually run the below commands in the command prompt one after another;
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
Once all the scripts are loaded in your device, you will now see that the device will reboot and Android O setup will be completed in few minutes of time. Do let us know in case you need any help while installing Android O in the comments section below.