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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.


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.


  • 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


  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 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.
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.

Samsung Galaxy J7 V with 5.5″ Display & 3,300mAh Battery Launched in the U.S

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 which has been in the rumors mills for the last couple of months is yet to be officially launched in the market. Now, the same device is launched by Verizon as the Galaxy J7 V in the U.S along with the another budget smartphone LG K20 V. Compared to LG K20 V, the Samsung Galaxy J7 V is priced slightly higher at $240 and packs better specifications on paper. It sports the same design as the Galaxy J3 2017 that was launched in the U.S as Galaxy J3 Emerge. The Galaxy J7 V sports a polycarbonate shell with removable back cover.

It comes with a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2Ghz. This is the same processor that is also used for Moto Z Play & Moto G5 Plus smartphones. The Galaxy J7 V includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Though the available storage will be even lesser, there is a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage up to 256GB. Just below the display, we can find two capacitive buttons placed on either side of the physical home button.
Though there is no information about the presence of fingerprint sensor, we expect it to come integrated with the home button. In the camera department, there is an 8MP sensor on the rear with LED flash and a 5MP sensor on the front for selfies and video calls. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery that is mentioned to give 40 hours of talk time and lasts up to 12 days in the standby mode. With the Power Save Mode, the device can last even longer by decreasing the screen brightness and minimizing the background app usage.
The Galaxy J7 V runs on the TouchWiz UI based on the latest Android 7.0.1 Nougat out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The power button is placed on the right edge, whereas the volume rocker can be found on the left edge. The speaker is also placed on the right edge of the device, sitting just above the power button. Unlike LG K20 V, Verizon is not offering any gifts while purchasing the Galaxy J7 V.

Verizon Launches LG K20 V Smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat for $168

Verizon recently launched the LG K20 V and Samsung Galaxy J7 V smartphone in the U.S. The LG K20 V will be retailing for $168 or $7/month with 24 months contract. It is the same LG K10 2017 smartphone that was first showcased at the CES 2017 event held in January in Las Vegas. The users can also choose the gift of $25 Google Play credit or a 32GB MicroSD. The device comes with decent specifications and an interesting color combination of Black and Orange. It sports a metal frame with a textured plastic back panel.

The 5.3-inch IPS display come with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and a 2.5D curved glass on the top. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz and comes coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. It also packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be good enough for regular usage. If not, there is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to 2TB. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized LG’s UX UI on top. The circular fingerprint sensor can be found on the rear of the device.
In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. Beneath the back panel is the 2,800mAh removable battery that is rated to deliver 12.5 hours of talk time and lasts up to 32 hours on standby mode. Last month, LG launched this device as LG K10 2017 in India for Rs. 13,990 (approx $215). While the Indian variant came with NFC support, there is no information about its presence in the LG K20 V. The volume rocker is placed on the left edge of the device, whereas the power button is on the rear.
Recently, Cricket Wireless & AT&T launched the K4 2017 as LG Fortune and LG Phoenix 3 respectively. While the LG Phoenix 3 is retailing at $80, the LG Fortune costs $90. It comes with a 5-inch in-FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display and is powered by 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor. There is a 5MP autofocus rear camera and a 5MP fixed focus camera. It is kept powered on by a 2,500mAh removable Li-ion battery and runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow.

HTC U (Ocean) leak reveals pressure-sensitive frame

The new Taiwanese flagship named HTC U is expected in the second half of April but it already leaked from head to toes. The most impressive feature of all is a touch-sensitive frame that enables several features, depending on how hard you squeeze or press it.
A product presentation acquired by Android Headlines reveals the most exciting specs and features the new flagship of HTC will have.

The most impressive feature is the Edge Sense that lets you interact with the device by squeezing it in your hand. Even when the device is turned off, you can start an app like the Google Assistant or the camera. It supports different levels of pressure which suggests you can do more than one action with the unique feature.
Another surprise HTC has is the HDR+ that automatically kicks in when the camera needs it. As we already reported, the device will come with the latest Snapdragon 835 CPU and HTC’s Sense 9 user interface.
The HTC U comes with four microphones as we saw in the U Ultra. There is only a Type-C connector for audio output, but at least you are getting the HTC USonic technology, which should deliver high quality stuff to your ears.

LG V20 currently going for under $450 in US

The LG V20 is currently available at discounted rates in the United States. Newegg is running a limited-time promo where-in the retailer is offering the phone (unlocked, Titan model) for as low as $449.99.

That, if you compare with the device’s official price tag of $799.99, is a discount of around $350. What’s worth noting is that the listed price of the handset on the retailer’s website is $499.99, but entering the coupon code EMCSRERD5 at checkout nets you $50 extra saving.
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How to install Nougat OTA with March 2017 Security Patch for Galaxy S7

Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 smartphones last year and needless to say that they are still one of the best devices out there which you can buy. Having said that, one of the main issues which people usually face is with the software. However, with the Galaxy S7, the company has managed to keep it updated. The company also just released a new update for this device which brings in the new March 2017 security patch as well.
If for reason you didn’t get the update or if you have flashed some other third party ROM and want to go back to this latest build by Samsung for the Galaxy S7, then you are in the right place, since today in this tutorial we will be showing you exactly how to flash the new Nougat based OTA update with March 2017 security patch for the Galaxy S7 smartphone.


This new firmware released by Samsung comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat version and it is only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. The PDA is G930AUCS4BQC2 and this was released in the month of March. So let’s quickly what are things which you need to make sure before starting the installation... ( Read More Visit Android Developerz)