Category: Nexus 5

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Best Android Smartphones 2014 & 2015! [Buying Guide]

Whether you are thinking about getting a new 2015 flagship smartphone like the Galaxy S6 or maybe getting the 2014 LG G3 as prices have dropped in half, here’s some of my thoughts into the Android smartphones from 2014 and 2015.

Now, this buying guide is geared towards people who want to know some of the highlights of each of these phones and I wanted to include some of my thoughts on rooting and custom ROM development on each.  This isn’t probably the best guide in the world but then again, I have personally bought all of these phones with my hard, earned money and yes, I have used them all as daily driver.  If you are in the market to buy a new phone or used phone, this guide should help you.

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How to Update and Root Android 5.1 Manually on Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10!

For those of you who are looking to get the Android 5.1 today not tomorrow, this tutorial will show you how to update your Nexus 4, 5, 6, 9, or 10 to the latest Android 5.1 and root it.

UPDATE: Also works for Android M Preview but DO NOT install SuperSU as you will soft brick! (Cannot root M Preview atm.)

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Android 5.0 L Preview!

Google has released a “preview” version of upcoming Android 5.0 KeyLimePie dubbed “Android L Preview”.  This isn’t the final version nor is it recommended as daily driver but there’s some drastic UI changes.

My favorite feature on it is the new Lockscreen notifications.  Although I have been enjoying this feature on most of my Android devices with use of custom ROMs, I am beginning to believe that Google is actually implementing a lot of features that are on custom ROMs into the official Android OS.   It’s definitely headed in the right direction I think.

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Nexus 5 DROP TEST with a CruzerLite Case!

It seems to me pretty obvious that the Nexus 5 screen will crack if you drop it without a case.  So to prove the point, I did a drop test of my brand, new Nexus 5 with a CruzerLite case, which I have been using for many of my other Android devices and it protects your phone well, especially the screen.

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How to Disassemble Nexus 5 for Repair!

If you ever break your Nexus 5 screen or perhaps your USB stops working, you may be able to repair the Nexus 5 yourself as it’s a phone that’s made easy to repair.

In the future that you do need to repair Nexus 5, here’s a video tutorial and step-by-step guide to help you disassemble the Nexus 5 down to the screen/frame assembly.

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Nexus 5 Unboxing!

My brand, new Nexus 5 32GB model just arrived in the mail today.  I am not sure what happened as it’s supposed to ship at the end of this month but got shipped much earlier.

Anyways, here’s my first, initial thoughts on it.

The all-new Nexus 5 built (again) by LG is the predecessor to the Nexus 4.   The Nexus 5 has gotten slightly longer and thinner than Nexus 4 while internal hardware has been upgraded with full 1080P HD screen with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SPU with Adreno 330 GPU (identical to one on Note 3), 2GB of RAM, and 16 or 32GB of internal storage.