Tagged: nexus 6

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Google Daydream VR Demo & How to Install On Android N!

Google has announced Daydream VR coming to next Android N a few weeks back and it should be coming soon to everyone but if you want to check out the beta Daydream VR demo, you can do it if you have a Nexus device with Android N.

Now, currently the only app it has is a beta painting app that is a watered-down version of Google Tilt Brush but with this app you can experience Daydream VR along with a 3D controller (using a 2nd phone as emulating controller).

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Project Fi Unboxing & Setup on Rooted Nexus 6!

I finally got hands on Google’s new Project Fi, which is a new type of carrier-switching smartphone plan from Google.  Basically, Google uses T-Mobile and Sprint’s network to give you best of both worlds at a low monthly cost.  The best part about Google Fi is that you only pay for data that you use and all unused data carryover to the month.  While carriers like AT&T do carryover, their carryovers expire after only a month while Google allows you to carry over as long as you want.   In essence, it’s somewhat prepaid data plan.

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New Nexus 5 & 6 Leaks, Qualcomm 820, and Android Stagefright Exploit!

For this week’s green news, we discuss the Qualcomm 820 quad-core processor, New Nexus 5/6 leaks, and Android Stagefright exploit and how to fix it easily.

Here’s transcript of the video:

To say 2015 hasn’t been a great year for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagship would be a severe understatement. The Snapdragon 810 was supposed to be the latest and greatest processor. Instead, words like ‘overheating’ and ‘throttling’ accompanied any talk of the 810 in a new phone throughout the year. The disaster began in January with the LG G Flex 2 and continued with the HTC One M9 a few months later. By the time we arrived at the release of the G4, LG opted for the Snapdragon 808 instead of the 810 to curtail any heating concerns.

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How to Fix Nexus 6 Firmware Error! – “could not allocate 1778070480 bytes”

Are you getting “could not allocate 1778070480 bytes” while flashing the latest Android 5.1 firmware or other versions?

That’s because the latest Android 5.1 firmware comes with system image that’s too big for regular fastboot to handle.

To fix this, simply download mfastboot.zip, unzip and put the files in the fastboot folder. then replace the lines in our update guide to:

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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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How to Root Nexus 6! [Windows/Mac/Linux]

For those of you who want to root your Nexus 6, remember that in order to root a Nexus device, you will have to unlock the bootloader first.  Unlocking your bootloader WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone so we highly recommend you to root your Nexus 6 as soon as you receive it in the mail.  Also, copy EVERYTHING (all your photos/videos) to your computer so you don’t lose them.

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Nexus 6 Unboxing!

After months of waiting, I was finally able to score a brand, new Nexus 6 32GB from Motorola.com for $649.99. It was a long wait (due to the popularity of the phone) but the wait may be well worth it then buying it over retail price from scalpers on eBay.

First, let’s start with the important numbers first. The Nexus 6 ships with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7Ghz and with a whopping 6-inch 2560×1440 (1440P) resolution. That said, this is one of the largest phablet-type phone on the market that can still fit in your pocket. (Disclosure, I wear normal to baggy jeans, can fit 6-inch smartphones just fine but skinny jeans may be pushin’ it.)