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Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most awaited Smartphones and not yet released. Galaxy S5 has made its first appearance with Orange in Romania for pre-order. If you want to get Samsung Galaxy S5 with two year contract, then you have to pay $341 (€249) and for a contact free Galaxy S5, you have to pay $958 (€699) and it will be completely unlocked. You can place your order with Orange in Romania. And it’s available in contract or without contract option.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Orange is also providing a S-View cover for Samsung Galaxy S5. Website claims that they will deliver orders by April 11. We found three color options for Samsung Galaxy S5 as black, white and blue it was missing Gold as an option

Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4.2 kitkat operating system. It comes with Quad-core 2.5 GHz processor which is supported by 2 GB of RAM and a 16 MP camera. There are many connectivity options with NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G. Orange in Romania is the only site showing pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S5 till now. We expect it to appear on other sites soon.

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HTC One users, who are with Verizon and the Sprint models have already received latest Android 4.4 KitKat update a few days ago. HTC One users who are on T-Mobile US were waiting for kitkat update for their device. Finally their wait comes to an end. HTC is now rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for their HTC One users who are on T-Mobile US. So you can go to to settings > about from your smartphone and check for update. There are a very sew on screen instructions that you need to follow and it will be updated.

Android kitkat Logo

The newest firmware also has Sense 5.5 user interface which is same as update for Verizon and Sprint. With the help of Sense 5.5 user interface, you can customize Blinkfeed homescreen pane. Sense 5.5 user interface is one of the highlight features of update. Other than sense UI, there are many tweaks and improvements which helps to boost overall performance of your device.

HTC’s executive director of product management said that update will be also available for AT&T HTC One consumers soon. So all T-Mobile HTC One users are requested to do update and comment with your experience with kitkat update. We wish that update will be available for rest of the users soon.

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LG each product has earned great reviews from its users. LG’s Smartphone has given tough competition to other Smartphone manufacturers. LG has confirmed that the company will soon be launching next model by January end. This product will sport Android 4.4 KitKat version. This G2 Smartphone will support the latest version of Android, supporting great features and will be released in Saudi-Arabia. Until now, the Korean Smartphone manufacturer has announced that the product will be launched only in its home country. But still the manufacturer are still not sure that the update will launch at global level or not.

LG G2

The LG officials has finally announced that the product will be launched for international markets too. But the time, will unwrap the surprise. The announcement was made by LG higher officials. The news was leaked by a video showing Android 4.4 KitKat running on LG G2. The three minute video leak shows LG G2 features. According to some reports, the officials claims that the unnamed LG, will follow the lead manufacturer like Apple, HTC, Samsung and soon will be unveiling the G2 in super Golden colour.
The KitKat version has great features related to performance, and also feature’s related to setting menu. This product will be stuffed with excellent features, the video running application will include a notification bar on the top. There will also be new Printing options, Camera setting, browser supporting different modes like full-screen mode.
To say about its good points, it has got brilliant display, superb performance and great battery backup. The hardware placement of keys and plastic back is bit disappointing, but still the good points cover the bad points. Still, there has to be final news to be arrived regarding the Golden colour will be available in Korea or in other markets too

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In today’s day and age, we are witnessing the rapid rise of mobile phones. Almost every nook and corner of the world owns a mobile phone, built in with the latest technology and applications. However, not many focus their attention towards the OS that is considered to be the ‘lifeline’ of all mobile phones. Very few sink in the importance of an OS for a mobile phone. In fact, in today’s technological driven world, it is very important for all mobile phones have an advanced powered OS to ensure a performance favorable condition of a mobile. At the same time, even factors like longevity, reliability as well as software applications are also dependent upon the OS which operates the mobile phone accordingly. Although today, there is no dearth of OS in the virtual markets, it is very essential to opt for the right OS, which can assure the wellness of the mobile phone in terms of its value added performance. How quick and easy it is to install CynogenMod 11 on LG G Flex and ensure the well being of this mobile phone with its suitable OS? The methods are swift and understandable.

LG G Flex

A mobile phone is one such gadget that needs to be understood holistically. Especially advanced phones like LG G Flex which comes with many software applications and operations, it is essential to choose the suitable OS that can gel well with such brands. Many mobile users have this false assumption in mind, which makes them believe that all mobile phones can operate on the same wavelength with any OS available in the market. As soon as people realize the importance of choosing the right OS for the right system, people with LG G Flex mobile phones experience pressures to install CynogenMod 11, considering it to be tough. However, the good news is that, the methods used to install CynogenMod 11 are simple, user understandable and very quick. Presented are a few swift methods of installing CynogenMod 11 and experiencing a smooth sailing encounter with LG G Flex.

How to swiftly install CynogenMod 11?

There are certain technical nuances that need to be well versed with at the time of installing CynogenMod 11 effectively. There are as follows;

CM 11 ROM- The first quick step starts off with downloading CM 11 ROM zip which leads to the applications that are about to get automated to the mobile phone. This procedure involves the unzipping instruction that needs to be followed.

GAPPS- The second downloading procedure includes the attaining the GAPPS file, which enable the procedure to move onto to its final phase.

Booting the device- Without unzipping GAPPS, the mobile phone needs to get booted into the CWM Recovery mode after which the CynogenMod 11 account is created, and thus the software applications with CynogenMod 11 are ready to perform at a lightning speed. Thus presented are some of swift techniques to install CynogenMod 11.
Download CynogenMod 11 for LG G Flex
Download Gapps File for LG G Flex

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The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s indeed very useful: screen recording and cloud printing directly from your gallery are added among others, and it uses 14% less charge from your battery.

The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. However, if you end up following this tutorial and going through with the process, it is possible to revert back to your original ROM. If you ask me, it’s worth the risk, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 60% charge.

Everything ready? Decision made? Let’s roll:

Step 1 – In case this is your first time doing this: Backup everything on your computer! The process involves wiping your memory card clean, and you will lose everything. Save text messages, internet connection settings, everything. Use additional apps to get it done if necessary.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone, otherwise you can’t copy the .zip files we will be working with on your phone. The USB drivers for your phone have to be up-to-date on your computer, and be sure you have the latest CWM Recovery.

Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For Samsung Galaxy S3 and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs. Download the CyanogenMod 11 file here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Only use the CynanogenMod file that was designed to be used on your model.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the files to the phone’s internal storage unit. Don’t extract the .zip files to your computer.

Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.

Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this on the Galaxy S3, you need to press and hold the Volume Up button, the Home button and the Power button at the same time.

Step 7 – Navigate with your Volume buttons and do a Nandroid Backup. This will create a backup of your current ROM, giving you the option of going back to using your previous ROM.

Step 8 –Now it’s time for the factory reset (if you’re already using a previous version of CyanogenMod, you may skip this step). Select data wiping/factory reset.

Step 9 – When it’s done, select install zip from SD card. Navigate to the directory where you copied the .zip files, and select the CyanogenMod file first. After it’s completed, select the GApps file.

Step 10 – After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and do a normal reboot.

Step 11 – Congratulations, you did it! You have Android 4.4 on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Enjoy!

You don’t have a Samsung Galaxy S3, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing you more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.

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The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your LG Optimus G Pro to Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s indeed very useful: screen recording and cloud printing directly from your gallery are added among others. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about installing it or not, keep this in mind: it uses 14% less power.

The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. An Important Warning: note that this is an unsupported build, and you may have some bug issues. You can always revert back to your original one though, so it’s worth the risk.

LG Optimus G Pro

Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 60% charge.

Everything ready? Decision made? Let’s roll:

Step 1 – If you haven’t done it yet, this would be the perfect time to save everything you have on your phone to your computer. You know, just in case.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Get the USB drivers for your phone installed on your computer, and ClockworkMod Recovery has the latest build on your phone.

Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For LG Optimus G Pro and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs. Donwload the CyanogenMod 11 file here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Make sure that the Mod file you are downloading is for your device. Every device has it’s own build designed specifically for that phone.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the files to either your internal or external storage units, and remember where you copied them.

Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.

Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this on the Optimus G Pro, you need to press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button at the same time. When it is done and you see the boot screen, navigate with the Volume buttons and select with the Power button. Select recovery mode.

Step 7 – Do a Nandroid Backup. This will help you to revert to your original ROM in case you can’t get used to Android KitKat.

Step 8 –Now for the data wiping. Select data wiping/factory reset. After it’s done, go back to the main menu, and select wipe cache partition. After that’s done, navigate to advanced options and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Step 9 – When it’s done, select install zip from SD card. Select the CyanogenMod file first, and perform the flash. After it’s completed, select the GApps file.

Step 10 –  After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and Reboot your system.

Step 11 –  The Android KitKat 4.4.1 boots up, and you are set to go. Enjoy!

You don’t have a LG Optimus G Pro, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing you more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.

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The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your Sony Xperia ZR to Android 4.4 KitKat. Apart from being the new hot custom ROM that everyone wants, it’s very useful. Even if you don’t take advantage of functions such as Screen recording or cloud printing directly from your gallery, you still want to consider installing it, since it uses 14% less charge of your battery.

Sony Xperia ZR

The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 70% charge, but do it with full charge, just to make sure.

Are you ready? Let’s begin then:

Step 1 – Save everything from your phone: contacts, photos, everything. Although it is unlikely that something unexpected will happen, it is better to be ready for such a case.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone. You also want to download all necessary USB drivers for your phone on your computer, and has the latest ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your phone.

Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For Sony Xperia ZR and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs.  Both are needed, since otherwise you will have no Google applications on your phone. Donwload the CyanogenMod 11 file here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Before you proceed make sure you are downloading the Mod designed for your device. Every device has it’s own build designed specifically for that phone, and you don’t want any other build on your phone except your own.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the files to either your internal or external storage units.

Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.

Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this on the Xperia ZR, you need to press the Volume Up button a few times while it’s booting. Once you see the screen, navigate with the Volume buttons and select with the Power button.

Step 7 – Do a Nandroid Backup. Give yourself a chance to back out later if you don’t enjoy the experience.

Step 8 –You have to do a data wiping. Select data wiping/factory reset. After it’s done, go back to the main menu, and select wipe cache partition. After that’s done, navigate to advanced options and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Step 9 – When it’s done, select install zip from SD card. Select the CyanogenMod file first. After it’s completed, do the same thing with the GApps file.

Step 10 –  After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and Reboot your system.

Step 11 – Congratulations! You now have Android 4.4 KitKat on your Sony Xperia ZR. Enjoy.

You don’t have a Sony Xperia ZR, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing you more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.

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Nexus 5, the fifth generation Google’s Smartphone which is faster and better as compared to its previous version. This product promises to offer more unique and elegant features as compared the previous one. This Nexus 5, is built by LG but still a Google phone at the end. This Nexus 5 sports 4.95 inch full HD IPS Plus LCD display screen with full 1080 HD display. The screen is all improved as compared with Nexus 4. This has 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2-GB of RAM in the device. This will be first Google phone to sport 4.4 Android Kitkat latest versions. The Google phone is topping the list of Smartphone’s. The features of this Smartphone make it glow and stand out in crowd differently.

Google Nexus 5 with good quality of display provides great display quality. With this video calling is amazing. The Top 5 free video calling applications are:
1. Tango app:

This is one of the award-winning applications. This video calling application has scored great up till now. This application is free to download irrespective of any platform. This app was launched in 2009 and now has crossed 130 million users world-wide. The quality of video calling with a combination of social networking is brilliant idea Tango producers has come with.

2. We-chat

wechat

This Chinese based application has been successful to establish its base with crossing 300 million users across the globe. This application provides numerous features like group chat, broadcast messaging, voice messaging, photo & video sharing and many more.

3. Oovoo:

oovoo

This video chatting app was release in 2007. This app is not only compatible with Android, iOS platform but also with Microsoft platform. This application has 12-different ways. People who are facing problem with slow connection can sigh- relief with this application.

4. Fring:

Fring

This app offers four different type of video chatting. This reduces burden of logging in and out of network to get connected simultaneously. This is multi-platform application. This also supports social networking, it brilliantly aggregates Facebook and Twitter updates.

5. Qik:

qik for Android

This offers an additional option to stream video on social network. It also provides facility to share photos via e-mail and messages. This application is compatible with several platforms. This app works on several connectivity networks like 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.

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Installing custom ROMs and softwares is quite difficult in Android devices, but now we have a solution for that by rooting and unlocking the bootloader of the device. So for that we are going to check out the process of unlocking the bootloader of the Sony Xperia SP and then rooting the device. This is an awesome device from Sony with not so great specs but still a wonderful mean machine that is pleasing to the eyes. And now with the latest Android versions, the device can now function much more efficiently and awesomely. So for that we are going to check the step by step process of unlocking the bootloader and rooting of the Sony Xperia SP.

Some warnings and notes before starting. When you unlock the bootloader, all your data including your contacts, phone memory and SD card memory, absolutely everything will be completely wiped off. So do make sure that you get a backup of it done somewhere else like on another phone or your desktop. Also do make sure that your phone can be unlocked else your phone might get bricked. Plus the most important of it all is that when you do this, the warranty on your phone is lost. So do make an important note of it. If you follow the instructions completely then you will succeed in the process but if by any chance there is some issue caused with your device, we are completely not at all responsible for any of it.

Sony Xperia SP

How to unlock bootloader:

Unlocking a bootloader is actually simple and can be done is some steps. But before anything you need to check out if it is possible to unlock the bootloader. But before some steps that need to be taken. Note your IMEI number by typing “*#06#” in the dialler but do not note down the dashes. Secondly download the drivers for Windows that you will be needing from right here (http://developer.sonymobile.com/downloads/drivers/xperia-z-driver/).

Make sure you have a Windows PC with USB cable to connect the phone. Power down your phone and keeping the Volume Up button pressed connect the USB cable to PC this will trigger FASTBOOT mode and windows will start driver installation, extract the above package and point the driver install to that location (usb_driver) folder. Once drivers are installed just disconnect cable and power on device.

Before starting the unlocking process, first you should confirm that it is possible to unlock the boot loader of your phone by checking the service menu. In your phone, open the dialler and enter *#*#7378423#*#* to access the service menu. In your phone, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.

Now let’s check out the unlocking process:

Step 1. Go to: http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/ and read everything.
Step 2. At the bottom click ‘Start Unlocking the Bootloader’.
Step 3. After you have verified that you can unlock bootloader, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Continue”.
Step 4. You will get numerous prompts, read all info and if you agree click on “Accept”/”OK”/”Proceed”.
Step 5. Finally you will get a “Create Unlock request” page, enter your IMEI (sometimes the last digit needs to be removed for this to work), name and email address.
Step 6. You should now receive your unique unlock key via EMAIL, SAVE THIS KEY SAFELY.
Step 7. Extract fastboot_with_Android_USB_file.rar and open Fastboot folder.
Step 8. Hold SHIFT and right click on the background of the folder.
Step 9. Select ‘Open command window here’.
Step 10. Connect your phone in Fastboot mode (turn phone off, hold Volume UP button and plug in USB Cable) [make sure drivers are installed as explained above).
Step 11. in the cmd windows type in fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version.
Step 12. If a value is returned (it will return 0.5), it means the phone is correctly connected.
Step 13. Type in fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce OEM unlock 0xKEY and replace KEY with the key which you received earlier.
Step 14. You’re device should now be bootloader unlocked

How to root:

Rooting the Sony Xperia SP is pretty simple after unlocking the bootloader of the device. So since we have seen now how to unlock the bootloader we can now root the device and this is how.
Step 1. First of all, you need to download the one-click root tool.
Step 2. You can download the tool from here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2327473) or else here (http://d-h.st/Kmm).
Step 3. Extract or unzip the downloaded package on desktop.
Step 4. Now, connect your smartphone with the computer.
Step 5. Establish the connection by using the phone’s USB cable.
Step 6. On your computer navigate through the unzipped folder from desktop.
Step 7. from there double click on the “runme_win.bat” file for launching the executable file.
Step 8. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Step 9. Click on any key for starting the root procedure.
Step 10. When gaining root access ends, your handset will reboot automatically.
Step 11. You can then unplug the USB cable as you are done.

Follow all the steps perfectly and your rooting of the Sony Xperia SP will be done easily in a jiffy without any pains or issues. Now you are free to install any custom Android ROMs on your device from many free ones out there like CyanogenMod for example. Now even your Xperia SP can taste the feel of Android 4.3 JellyBean running under it. So enjoy your device to the fullest.

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Amidst much expected fanfare, Google launched the Nexus 5 pretty quietly. Well, we are not complaining because Google actually is planning to get the Nexus 5 to India soon as well. There is an official listing of the Nexus 5 on the Google Play Store India stating that the Nexus 5 is coming to town soon. They have also listed the price down as INR 28,999/- for the 16 GB version and INR 32,999/– for the 32 GB version. Well, the price is absolutely competitive considering that no other phone with these specs is available at such a low price. So just a roundup now that it is official lets list out the specs of the phone in detail.

Google Nexus 5

  • Display: 4.9” IPS LCD Full HD display, 1920×1080 @ 445 ppi
  • Processor: Snapdragon 800 Quad Core @ 2.3 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Memory: 16/32 GB
  • Camera: 8 MP rear camera with OIS, 1.3 MP font camera
  • Network: GPRS, EGPRS, HSDPA+, LTE.
  • Battery: 2300 mAh Li-Po.
  • Features: Android 4.4 KitKat, Wireless charging, Google cloud services.

So all in all we can see that this phone is a complete powerhouse and considering that this phone is available at such a cheap cost, you can be sure of it that it will be a great hit and maybe the highest selling phone here in India. Let us know what you think about this device and also if you are planning to buy the Nexus 5. Do comment down below with your answers.