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  

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  

OnePlus 2 update for OxygenOS 2.2 starts rolling out

OnePlus 2 is getting another update! Its operating system, OxygenOS, has reached version 2.2 today and it brings about some well-deserved bug fixes and a number of security patches. Panorama and photo-sphere issues in the Google Camera are now fixed, plus you will be able to tweak your screen temperature from the quick settings section.     This way you will be able to adjust the colors of your display as you want. Here is a complete list of the changes for OnePlus 2:   added NTFS and exFAT support for OTG fixed dual SIM preference selection issues in settings fixed Google Camera photo-sphere and panorama bugs added hide search bar option in launcher settings screen temperature can be adjusted from the quick settings security patches general bug fixes and optimizations holiday wallpapers.   The OxygenOS update will roll out in patches, which means it will take a few good days to reach all OnePlus 2 devices, but it should come to all devices soon enough. Let us know how your phone feels after the OTA.   Source: AndroidCentral  

CyanogenMod 12.1snapshots available with AOSP’s security updates

CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshots are rolling out and they are comprised of the security updates that Google released in AOSP in November. CM snapshots are the most stable version of a custom ROM on the market right now, and they are usually pretty close to the original Android OS when it comes to releasing updates.       Keep in mind that this rollout will not move your device to Marshmallow yet, that will happen when CyanogenMod 13 hits. Among the builds you can already find are some Galaxy phones, the Moto X, E and G versions, some DROIDs, HTC One M7/M8, Nexus 7 and even Yureka Yu.   CyanogenMod snapshots show up every month or so and they manage to offer users stable and predictable experiences with less security and bug issues. If you want a stable custom ROM experience, you may want to flash this CM version. You can find the files in the source link below.   Source: CyanogenMod Snapshot Downloads

Oxygen OS v.2.1.1 for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X is live!

Oxygen OS is being updated to version 2.1.2 and the OTA is going to the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. even if the update itself is the same version for both devices, the changelog is not very similar, and below you will find out why.     OnePlus 2 changelog   The smartphone is getting and improved preview interface on the camera plus some performance improvements when you install apps: Improved UX for preview in Camera Performance improvements on app install and launch Individual icon customization support Fixes for RAW format on 3rd party camera apps Russian & Turkish language support Lockscreen wallpaper support Security patches Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability General bug fixes and performance improvements If you have a OnePlus X, your Oxygen OS update will include HDR mode color improvements and some bug fixes.   OnePlus X changelog:   UX bug fixes in the Camera app Improvement to color offset in HDR mode Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability System optimizations in low battery state General bug fixes and performance improvements   The HD storage on OnePlus X is a known fact for the OEM, and it will apparently be addressed in a future update. The Oxygen OS 2.1.1 update will roll out in stages and it will take a few days to get to every smartphone. When it does happen, you will get a notification on your device. it won’t be long now!   Source: AndroidPolice    

CyanogenMod 13 spotted, will allow Wi-Fi calling where supported

CyanogenMod 13 is soon going to grace us with its custom presence and then you will not have to worry about losing your Wi-Fi calling feature on your new phone again. T Mobile just included the Wi-Fi calling on their most recent smartphones used in areas where the network is not able to penetrate yet. Until now, this was one of the best reasons for you to stay on Android stock, but it is no longer the case, if you like to adorn your device with a custom ROM.     A Cyanogen Inc. employee, namely former AOKP leader Roman Birg recently posted a photo on Google + showing T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling on a custom ROM build. This confirms statements that this will be CyanogenMod 13 in the near future, a custom ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This implementation will use some proprietary software plus some Wi-Fi calling code.     Although it is still in an incipient phase, Wi-Fi calling will soon become a norm for stock smartphones and custom ROM-using ones, especially since most carriers are allowing their customers to use off-contract phones. CyanogenMod 13 does not have an official release date as of yet, but alpha and beta builds will soon show up.   Source: Google+