CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build released for select Motorola devices

A CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build is finally here and we can sigh in relief at last. Many-a-user has already moved along to the Marshmallow nightly builds whereas some still prefer the more stable ROM versions which are still based on Lollipop. It has been two months since the last snapshot build was released, but things are starting to pick up again.       CyanogenMod snapshot builds are the closest to a stable release you can get. They should have fewer bugs and imperfections and the best hardware support. Because they are more stable than nightlies (which are launched every now and then) snapshot builds take longer to be released.   The build has been released for some Motorola devices such as the 2013 Moto X, the Moto Maxx and the Droid Ultra/Maxx variants. Support for more devices should arrive soon.   Source: CyanogenMod  

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 deemed somewhat indestructible in early tests!

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 is new and ready to tumble, as Verizon and Motorola announced today, plus the device is marketed as shatterproof! According to third-party testers, this claim may have some truth to it as the phone is seen suffering tons of falls against different surfaces that have little to no effect over its functionality.       You can drop it from various distances, let it get hit by a car or stomped by a horse’s hoof, but it will still function. DROID Turbo 2 does not just get up from all of the violence it’s been put through without scars though, but if you have lived life with a smartphone with a shattered screen you can live with some dents in the screen too. CNN tried to break the smartphone today and below you can see what they managed to do:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V2r_9Um2Tw   The main problem could be the sides of the screen as they suffer the most when the device is dropped, scratched or ran over. If you can’t take a dent or two on your smartphone – if you do a lot of heavy-lifting or are just that clumsy – you may still want to invest in a case or keep your mobile device close by. DROID Turbo 2 is closer to being an indestructible smartphone, but it still lacks Superman skills in this aspect.   Source: AndroidPolice

Sunshine bootloader unlock tool supports Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra, Max and other 4.4.4 Motorola devices

Sunshine bootloader unlock tool is now available for other Motorola devices, not only the Moto X we talked about in a previous article. Many users choose to tinker and bake their Android device by using the most stable software on the market. Carriers and hardware manufacturers can try to lock their devices but they will not be able to stop the avalanche of hackers and modders out there whose constant work relies on finding solutions for free and user-friendly devices. Most Motorola owners have been waiting for reliable methods for unlocking their bootloaders and Sunshine just put a stop on the wait. The unlock tool now offers support to Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra, Max and other 4.4.4 Motorola devices out there. All carrier-specific Moto Gs are now supported by the tool and even some Motorola 2013 devices can be unlocked as long as they already run on Android 4.4.3 or above. The most secure way of finding out if your device is supported is to install Sunshine apk, and it will check for support by itself. If your device is supported and you can  unlock your device, you will be charged $25 USD! Source: XDA   [wdsm_ad id=”1484″ class=” ” ]

Verizon awakens DroidLanding Twitter account – cryptic message released

Verizon seems committed to Motorola Droid and its most recent release and it revived its DroidLanding Twitter page! Verizon seems committed to the Droid thing and it just released a cryptic message just in time for the Motorola event on Thursday. The tweet itself doesn’t reveal any information but it does reactivate the account which was silent since past December. The background for the page is not dedicated to the 48 hours until the Motorola Event but it refers to the 48 hours of battery that Motorola Droid MAXX had last year.  Source: Twitter [wdsm_ad id=”1484″ class=” ” ]