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Moto X Pure gets kernel source code published

Motorola just released the kernel source for the Moto X Pure and it is codenamed Clark. Motorola managed to push the open source code to Github where everyone can take it from and dabble in baking and tinkering with their device. This comes after the release of Android 5.1 source for the Moto X 2014.

 

Moto X  Pure

 

As always, this is mostly news for developers and not the everyday user, but you may just as well benefit from it in one way or another. The kernel source is always an important step when it comes to creating good mods and apps. The source code is based on Android 5.1 and it is 145MB in size. You can go to the source link and grab it for yourself.

Source: Github via AndroidPolice

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Galaxy Note 5 gets official TWRP support starting today!

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is already getting official TWRP support starting today. The GSM version is first in getting this type of support as we already know that most experimented users will bake their devices and flash different custom ROMs on them.

 

Note 5

 

Which Galaxy Note 5 version gets support first?

The Note 5 showed up officially mid-August and it is already available for purchase in many places of the world. The Note series remains one of the more popular phablet lines out there, and this can only mean that some owners will want to root and mod their device to their liking.

 

Team Win’s Recovery project custom recovery will allow users to mod their Note 5 as they see fit. Keep in mind that this official support version is available for the GSM Samsung Galaxy Note 5 version, which means that if your device is carrier-locked, this will not work for you. The download is available in the source link below.

 

Source: TWRP

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Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 could be Lollipop compatible sooner than you think

Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 could come to devices faster than you think. If you like to mod your device, you must have found Xposed Framework pretty useful already. You don’t have to flash new ROMs but you can customize your system and tweak the UI to your liking with little risk. You waited around for a while, but Xposed may now be coming to Lollipop as well, and soon.

 

Nexus 5

 

Xposed’s developer posted an update on XDA saying that the mod works rather well already. Rovo89 also added a screenshot where Xposed is shown running on a Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.2.

When you install Xposed Framework for the first time you will need root access, but after that you will get the possibility to install modules really simple. This is a soft-mod that can be reversed and it is basically powerful enough for any light modding you may want to do. There is one problem though, and that is Xposed does not work with ART runtime, the new Lollipop default version.

Source: AndroidPolice

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Titanium Backup update – save and restore your Bluetooth pairings any time you want

Titanium Backup, the backup app you use every time you want to save something on your phone after rooting, has just received an update. The app can now back up and restore any Bluetooth pairings on devices with Android 4.2 and above, including Lollipop. If you have a device running on Android Jelly Bean or higher, you can use it to back up and restore your Bluetooth settings and connections at any time.

 

In case you don’t want to reconnect your phone to the same car you have been using for years now or if you love your headset very much, you can save the connection via Bluetooth so that you can restore them any time you want. As long as you are rooted, of course. It all comes with a catch, you see.

 

With the Titanium Backup Pro version – which you can pay for – you also get backup, restore and freeze for apps, data and Market links too. The app protects system apps, apps and external data you put on your SD card too. It allows you to move data from and to your SD card and you can browse app data and query the Market to see detailed information regarding the app.

 

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup”]

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Developer changelogs from Android KitKat to Lollipop 5.0 published on AOSP

If you were looking for the developer changelog for Android KitKat to Lollipop 5.0.0 r2, now you can find it on the AOSP. Yesterday morning, Google started uploading the Lollipop source code to the AOSP and, considering the operation took some hours, now we can sigh in relief that we have it at our disposal at any time. Anyone who wants to compile their own Android version can now try to do so whereas those who are just curious to find out the changes in a comprehensible manner can glance at the developer changelog generated by Al Sutton.

 

Lollipop build

 

This is the biggest Android update yet and the changelog is a rather bulky one too. You will find 128,680 commits which will only increase in number as future updates hit the public, and they would be even more if not for the unbundling of Chromium WebView from Android.

The android-5.0.0_r1 tag, or LRX21L, is destined for Nexus 9 and the android-5.0.0_r2, or LRX21M, is destined for the Nexus player. These are the official builds for the new devices and other builds will soon show up for the rest of the Nexus devices. The source code for Lollipop was kept in a forked branch to facilitate KitKat updates and bug fixes to other devices, but it may reach the master branch in the following days.

Source: Changelog

 

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Android Lollipop 5.0 factory images published – Nexus 9 gets first factory image, other Nexus devices to come

The full factory images for Android Lollipop 5.0 were released today, and the first image up is the one for Nexus 9/ Volantis. Even if most of you are probably not helped by it, at least you know things are moving along.

UPDATE: Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 , Nexus Q, Nexus S, Nexus maguro, Nexus toro and Nexus toroplus images included.

 

The factory images are important because they let Nexus device users undo anything they may change or mess up on their device. They are also good for getting back to the stock Android before an OTA update. In case you’re an avid modder, you can now be assured you will have a certain way to go back to stock Android just in time for that OTA next time!

Source: Google devs