Remember 500 Firepaper, that app that turns 500px photos into a livewallpaper? Now it's back with a vengeance and has a few major features in tow, including an overhaul of the History Browser and a partnership with the 500px mothership.
Tinkerers and modders who desire the Galaxy S5 for its hardware but with very little interest in Samsung's bloatware now have a fighting chance. The latest 2.7 version of the Team Win Recovery Project, better known as TWRP, is now available for Galaxy S5 devices of the "klte" variant.
A set of commits have recently been pushed to the Android Open Source Project that seeks to harden the platform against malicious attacks. But while the intention is definitely good, this new feature could very well spell disaster for the dozens of root apps out there.
Of the subsets within Android, those who enjoy rooting their device for various purposes remain one of the more loyal. Rooters are fond of the vast customization options allowed them, with many rooting a device straight away after purchase. With the newest version of Android, the rooting community might see a slight setback.
The Android world is definitely not lacking in custom ROMs but a few, like CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, have risen to become the more popular ones. One new contender, OmniROM, is slowly but surely building up its army by adding six more smartphones to its list of supported devices.
Chainfire has rolled out a nice, new app called 500 Firepaper, which pulls pics from popular photography site 500px for your device background image. You can choose which category you’d like the pics pulled from, and Firepaper will randomly select pics to display. You can also select Editors Choice or Most Popular.
Many look towards the Nexus devices for the clean Android experience. And given that, there is often less reason for users to be looking towards third party ROMs. But that being said, some may still prefer to have their Nexus device rooted. There are a variety of options, one of which is for backing up. Regardless of your personal reason for rooting though, there is some good news in that CF-Root has been released for the Nexus 5.
A group of Android developers have joined forces to create OmniROM, a new ROM in a rapidly shifting Android custom ROM scene. With a title such as "open ROM", this new project sets out to try to occupy a hole recently left by CyanogenMod.
Samsung's latest S Pen phablet may be a wonderful device, but the Galaxy Note 3 has also been shrouded in controversy, some of which involve the new KNOX security framework. But now thanks to some developers from XDA, at least one of those problems can be put the rest and owners will now be able root their devices without tripping up KNOX.
Samsung is seemingly on a roll in making some rather controversial design decisions, ranging from the eyebrow-raising to the blood-curdling. Now it seems that the manufacturer has effectively found a way to discourage the few brave souls from tinkering with the newly released Galaxy Note 3.