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Double Tap to Wake feature brought back to unrooted Nexus 6

A few weeks back, we talked about an app that brought back the “double tap to wake” feature to the Google Nexus 6 phone, a feature that was planned to be active on the phone but was nixed by Motorola and Google at the last minute. Said app only worked on rooted Nexus 6 phones, so it still presented quite a challenge for those who don’t like/want to root their phones. Enter XDA member “_qwerp” who now presents an alternate solution for bringing back the feature to non-rooted Nexus 6 units.

ADB Tools allows your device to connect with ADB over wifi

This is a constant issue for those who like to tweak their Android devices just so – the one where you need to connect your device to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and you have to look for a spare USB cable to be able to do that. Well, not anymore, we guess. The good guys at the XDA forums just keep making our lives easier, this time with ADB Tools – an app that allows your device to connect to ADB over wifi.

Get LTE up and running on your Nexus 4, even on Lollipop

If there’s one thing most consumers probably didn’t know about the Google Nexus 4 (manufactured by LG) is that it was initially intended to have LTE connectivity. But since Google was unable to get regulatory approval for LTE on the Nexus 4, they locked up the feature via an update on the radio firmware of the device.

App brings back Double Tap to Wake on rooted Nexus 6

The “double tap to wake” feature – which I first experienced on an LG phone – was truly a game changer for me, and probably for a whole multitude of Android users out there. That’s why we were kinda happy to see it on the initial review units of the Nexus 6. Strangely, the feature was nixed when the Nexus 9 was launched for the market. Here’s a probable fix.

Amaze File Manager is a root browser sleek with Material Design

No offense, but Android file managers are dime a dozen – you can literally go crazy on the choices you have available. Unfortunately, very few of them have the features you want in a robust file browser. And even then, only a select few are even good to look at. XDA senior member “arpitkh96” wants to be able to tick both boxes with Amaze File Manager – a powerful file explorer with the looks to boot.

LG G3 Lollipop ROM appears, rooted for your convenience

We told you guys and gals to brace yourselves for the avalanche of Lollipop ROMs sure to come our way after Google officially released Android 5.0, and today we have a new one for you. This is stock a LG G3 ROM, for people who don’t want to mess with LG’s beautiful rendition of Android – but this one is in Lollipop. And rooted, just for you.

Motorola Defy lives up to its name, still alive for Lollipop

There are just devices that simply refuse to die, mainly because they have great hardware foundations that are able to run operating systems much higher than the ones they were released with. The Motorola Defy is one such phone (along with the Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC HD2), which was initially released with Android 2.1 , now is getting support for an Android 5.0 port.

LG G3 locked bootloader workaround now available

The LG G3 is truly a flagship device in all senses of the term. It’s stylish and elegant, and the Korean manufacturer spared no cost on the specs and hardware. That is why we like it so much. And the software – well, we think LG does one of the best versions of tweaked Android out there, bar none. One small issue may be that the LG G3 comes with a locked bootloader, hence custom ROMs used to be close to impossible to install. Not anymore.