Instagram update to finally bring multiple account feature to Android

Instagram has been flirting with multiple account support and now that is finally starting to become real to more and more users. A while back, the app got multiple account support for some users, but it was rapidly removed. Now the feature is back and it is here to stay.       Instagram announced today via a post that the new feature is officially in full effect. In order to get it, you will need the v7.15 update. The multiple account feature is beautifully involved into the app. You are able to add a new account from the settings menu and in order to switch between existing accounts all you have to do is tap the drop-down menu on your profile page. Your profile photo will appear throughout the app so that you know which account you are using at any given time. This change will basically make your life easier by letting you switch between a personal and a professional account at any given time.   You can download the Instagram app from the Google Play Store widget below. Will this new feature help you in any way? Let us know in the comment section below!      

FlashFire tool gets update – say Hello to Android 6.0 and OTA support

The FlashFire tool from developer Chainfire has been updated today and, starting now, you will not have to manually update every time there is an Android update being released. Rooting has become more of an usual action now, when Android OS keeps changing and maturing, and one measure that made modding a much less desired action is the need to always keep up to date with things via manual updates. Now, FlashFire has added support for OTA packages and for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.       FlashFire’s original purpose was to flash full firmware images and to update ZIP files, as well as backup and restore devices. The latest updates change the use of the app as it can now install OTA packages without the need to re-root your device. It also offers support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and SuperSU’s systemless root. FlashFire can now restore original boot.img, it can flash official OTA packages and it can re-root a new boot.img or back up an original boot.img without the user’s regular assistance.   As an example, if you want to root a Nexus device and keep updating, the app will almost automatically keep you updated. Remember that you will have to give OTAs an unmodified /system partition in order for them to be installed safely. After a new update has been downloaded, you have to launch FlashFire and it will take care of everything after detecting the package.   Even if the app was originally meant to work on Samsung and Nexus devices only, now […]

TWRP official support for Honor 5X and OnePlus X

Do you have a OnePlus X or a Honor 5X device? If you do, you must like nice-looking smartphones with affordable prices and mid-range specs. Now, you can also safely flash custom ROMs on them because Team Win Recovery Project has offered official support to both devices. If you want, you can download the TWRP recovery images for the devices from the source links below.       The devices were chosen to get official support because the Android community usually gravitates towards a certain type of smartphone: mid-range, good looking and with great performance. These two manage to fit into every category. Since there are so many devices on the market at the moment, it is impossible to offer official support to all of them, therefore these two are pretty lucky to get any support at all. It may be the case that they did get TWRP support because OnePlus X is gaining some momentum on the US market while Honor 5X is just entering the market.   If your phone is already rooted, you can install the TWRP via the official app. If not, you can get the images from the web and install via fastboot with the help of your PC.   Source: TWRP Honor 5X, Oneplus X  

TWRP custom recovery gets huge update with true terminal emulator, new theme and more

Whenever you flash ROMs or ZIP files on your Android device, you will surely need and use TWRP. It is the most common and supported custom recovery for Google’s OS. Now, it is finally getting a new update. The 3.0.0 release is just around the door and it brings about many many changes, including a new theme to match Android’s newest look.     Below you can see the official changelog for TWRP’s newest update:   Completely new theme – Much more modern and much nicer looking (by z31s1g) True Terminal Emulator – Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc. (by _that) Language translation – It won’t be perfect and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese won’t be availble on most devices. Also some languages may only be partially translated at this time. Feel free to submit more translations to OmniROM’s Gerrit. (mostly by Dees_Troy) Flashing of sparse images – On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI (by HashBang173) Adopted storage support for select devices – TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP – includes support for adf and drm graphics (by Dees_Troy) SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools (by mdmower) Update AOSP base to 6.0 A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks   The new TWRP version looks much […]

Google improves Hangouts call quality via peer-to-peer connections

Google is making some changes to Hangouts when it comes to peer-to-peer calls. The mod will improve audio and video quality of your calls on the app because it will reduce the number of hoops the signal must pass through.     The downside to this change in Hangouts is that both IP addresses of the callers will be revealed. This will in turn make it easier for someone to know your location. For most users, this will not constitute a problem but some people may use their accounts on professional affairs and need their location to be kept secret.   There is the case when Hangouts will not be able to make a peer-to-peer connection, when the service will make a connection via servers. This is an internal change that will not affect your usual use of the app if all goes well, it may even improve your call quality overall.      

Samsung Galaxy S II gets Android Marshmallow through CyanogenMod 13!

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the first smartphones that changed the way that the OEM was viewed on the market. It was the first device to change Samsung’s image and brand into something much much more. It was the device to make the company what it is today. But now, S II is considered a very old device, especially considering that we are on the brink of Galaxy S7’s launch. It is 5-years old and its specs are no match to even the lowest of the low-end smartphones.       Galaxy S II is powered by a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz, with 1 GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage and a 4.3-inch 480×800 display. This means that it is still viable for some current Android ROMs, including CyanogenMod.   CyanogenMod 13, which is a ROM based on Android 6.0, will finally be supported. This means that, if you had an S II ever since it launched, you have seen all the flavors of Android running on it, either official or unofficial. And now you will even get the most recent Android version, ahead of so many other devices nonetheless!   This CyanogenMod build is a nightly, so it may not be the most stable at first, but a more stable version could come in the future. You will need to flash the Gapps zip package in order to make your Google apps work. This should make for a nice project in the next couple of days!   Source: CyanogenMod