If you’ve been tweaking your Android device for a while now, you would have already come across TWRP
. This is one of the most widely used custom recoveries in the Android third-party development community and has grown in popularity and usage over the years. If you’ve flashed some custom ZIPs to your phone, chances are you’ve used TWRP. So heads up, a new version of your favorite custom recovery just dropped.
is probably the most widely supported custom recovery
for Android, but the fact of the matter is, it's been a while since it got a big update from its official developers. So here we get the 3.0.0 release, which brings a ton of new stuff. Most obviously, a new theme is up front, more in keeping with Android's current look. Here’s a list of what you can expect – not a complete changelog, but should tell you the main changes.
- 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
Just looking at the images, we certainly like new sleeker and cleaner lines on the new look TWRP. But we do advice to take some care in using it to flash stuff – a lot of changes mean there might be incompatibilities here and there. Smart move will be to keep an older version of TWRP handy. Check the source link forr details and the download links.
A number of technology companies took to the airwaves during last night’s Super Bowl 50 broadcast to make their names – and brands – better known among a mainstream audience. However, according to new data out today from TiVo, which historically tracks viewer engagement with Super Bowl ads across its network, the only tech company to make into the list of the top 10 Super… Read More
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With the millions of apps out there in the Google Play Store, discoverability is always a key issue for developers an app makers. Google has been experimenting with various ways to help promote and push app downloads, whether for free or paid apps. They have to find the fine balance between getting these apps discovered and also not annoying users. One of the things that they seem to be playing around with is putting videos promoting selected apps on the main page of the Google Play Store.
Not everyone sees these videos for now, so it looks like it’s still in the experimental stages. But some users have reported seeing app videos in the main page layout, which you cannot avoid seeing if you’re browsing through the Google Play Store. It’s mixed in with the thumbnail apps on the main page and has a “Check out this video” before it to differentiate it from the categorized apps you normally see. It also promotes both free and paid apps.
One of the recent tweaks that Google has also brought to the Play Store is that you can now thumbs up an app or game
if you want to give it a positive review. And as we all know, giving a good rating to an app also increases its discoverability as well. The thumbs up option is a good way for those who are too lazy to write a review to at least still contribute something to the app, especially if it’s a free one.
Now we don’t know if the videos mixed in with the app categories in the main page will be a permanent thing, but as always, let’s adapt a wait and see attitude before we start complaining to death.
VIA: Android Police
Given that the Galaxy S7
will be arriving in the near future it’s understandable that carriers would want to move as much inventory of the current flagship as they possibly can. No wonder Sprint’s latest promo is offering $200 off the Galaxy S6
, this promo also applies to the Galaxy Note 5. All new and existing customers can avail this offer and get $200 credit against purchase or lease of the aforementioned handsets provided they trade-in their existing smartphone.
The smartphone that’s going to be traded in has to be in working condition and the customer must own that device, it can’t be leased. Existing Sprint subscribers who want to take advantage of this promo have to be eligible for an upgrade. Once the $200 value is applied the 32GB Galaxy S6 costs $9.75 per month to lease and the Galaxy Note 5
just $16.67 per month. The offer is available via Sprint retail stores and runs through March 3, 2016.
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We're still betting on the idea that Samsung will be release not just one or two Galaxy S7 but three: the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, and the Galaxy S7 edge+. We're excited to know how the new premium flagship phones will look like although we're not expecting them to look far from the past models. The possibility of the S7 Edge+ is not clear but we've been hearing a lot of information that there are more variants in the works. The "more" part could be true but the question now is if they will be unveiled all at the same time.
Now we've got news that the South Korean tech giant has no plans to launch the S7 Edge+ at all. Nope, not anywhere in the whole world but only in Europe. It's nothing final yet but rumor has it that Samsung will bring the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 instead after not offering the Galaxy Note 5
. This should be great news to those people disappointed that the Note 5 didn't arrive officially in the region. It was reported to arrive this 2016
but it looks like it will be the Note 6 instead. If that's the case, we have to wait for summer before the next phablet is introduced. That or the Note 6 would also be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event in February 21.
That's just more like a wishful thinking but who knows what Samsung has in store for us? The Note 6 will definitely be welcomed by the Europeans with open arms because aside from the Note 5's no-show last year, the new Note 6 will be better than ever. Technically, it will be a big jump from the Note 4 to the Note 6. As for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the two will definitely make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress.
The Samsung Galaxy 7 is said to be released in the European market starting March 11
. The Galaxy S7 edge+ sits between the S7, S7 edge, and Note 6. We're crossing our fingers that this Galaxy S7 edge+ will still be available in South Korea and United States. If it won't be available in Europe, perhaps Samsung is just being careful in releasing more units especially now that numbers are not that great.
No confirmation on all our speculations yet so we'll just wait and see.
VIA: Tech Radar