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Htc One M9 Is Now Official

So finally HTC’s latest flagship is official now. Today at MCW 2015, Htc announced their new and upcoming flagship HTC One M9 which is a successor of One M8. There was so many rumors about this and now this device is official and all the specs are revealed so all those freaking rumors gets an dramatic end.

Moving to the official specifications of One M9 and the thing which dissapointed us most is it’s display which is a 5 inches Full HD display, manufactering the flagship in 2015 with old school Full HD display doesn’t suits big names specically like HTC. Comparing it display with current and upcoming flagships, One M9 doesn’t stands in race as other competitor got QuadHD displays.htc one m9 review

Other than display Htc M9 got some serious and brilliant hardware. It features the latest 64 bit Qualcomm snapdragon 810 octa core processor, Adreno 430 GPU is also there for producing amazing graphics. The Htc M9 have 3GB of Ram and 32GB of storage as well, furthermore it is powered by a 2840 mAh battery. It also supports external storage via sdcard.

As far as the camera is conserned, Htc never dissapoints masses because their cameras are superbly brillaint always and so this time htc have also brings amazing camera to M9. The Htc One M9 features a 20MP back camera with latest BSI sensor which having dual LED Flash. On the front,is the 4MP Ultra pixel camera which is same as the m7’s 4MP rear camera. Both the cameras have sapphire glass protection on top of them.
It’s other noticeable features includes the all new Htc Sense 7 UI based on the latest version of android that is android lollipop. It have the same metal Uni body design as its predecessor and also supports the LTE connectivity.htc one m9 availability

Htc One M9 will be available from mid of march and will be available in four colors Silver, Gunmetal Grey, Pink and Gold. Now that’s it from the specifications of Htc’s latest flagship. Let us know about your thoughts on this device and the thing which you liked most about it and are you happy with it’s design and display ?

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Here Are Some Best And Lightest Launchers For Your Android Phones

Android is no doubt have edge on it’s biggest rivals (IOS and Windows) when it comes to the flexibility and user customization. Both rivals doesn’t even stand in this race and android is the only competitor and winner of this race. Almost every big android smartphone vendors use their own customized user interfaces in their smartphones which are based on android. The three famous custom UIs of all the time are Samsung’s-Touchwiz, Htc’s-Sense and Xiaomi’s MIUI. Although user doesn’t like all the custom features of them and then try different launchers and then icon packs, themes and wallpapers for them to customize their android.

When users with 1GB Ram smartphones installed third party launchers, themes, icon packs and wallpapers, they find their smartphones glitching or lil bit heavier than normal and if the users with low end smartphones that is with 512MB or less Ram smartphones installed the same above mentioned things, they are about to broke their smartphones because of so much lag. Ever you wonder why this thing happened ? well if you still wondering then come back to reality because the only reason behind this is the heavier sized launcher which not only took a bit more space on memory but also taking the massive MBs of Ram.

Now what to do to tackle this thing and enjoy customizability without having glitches and lags. Here we are with a list of some best and lightest launchers available right now in android market.

Lollipop Launcherlightest launchers for android

Lollipop launcher is a brilliant launcher by mobint softwares which is amazingly designed like give a look of stock launcher which comes pre-built in android lollipop. It is small in size that is 1MB and took very few amount of Ram. This launcher is available at playstore and can downloaded for free.

Cheetah Launcherbest android launchers

Cheetah launcher is another cool home screen replacement by CC launcher and can be customized to next level. It supports various themes and icon packs. It’s total size is 3.2MB and took less Ram. You can simply head over to playstore to download this launcher for free.

Apus Launcherbest light weight launchers for android phones

Apus launcher is yet another fastest, lightest and simplest launcher available in android market and offers some great features for users to customize it. It also supports various themes and icons. Get it for free at playstore.

Hola Launcherlightest launchers for android

Hola launcher is a simple home screen launcher app which offers simple home screen and no app drawer, it resembles Mi launcher but is very smaller in size that is 1.8MB only and doesn’t take too much Ram thus user experience gets smooth and fast. It is a free app and can be downloaded via playstore.

CM Launchercm

CM launcher is developed by the same developing group of Clean Master app which is mostly famous for cleaning phones app caches and also Ram to boost the android performance. In CM launcher’s description, it’s already mentioned that it will boost 100% startup time and bring smoothness in experience. It have a sleek user interface and supports various themes. It also comes in only 1MB size and took very small amount of Ram. You can install it on your smartphone simply by going to google playstore.

So that was our collection of top and best launchers which are lighter in size and don’t take so much Ram and thus results in a glitch-less user experience. If we have missed any other launcher which is lesser in size than these launchers, you can tell us in comments below.

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Root And Cwm Recovery For QMobile A900i

QMobile A900i is a upgraded version of QMobile A900 which is one of the best smartphone till now by the company. QMobile A900i comes with 1.3Ghz Quadcore processor, 2GB Ram, 8GB internal storage and 8MP camera. It also features a 4.7″ qHD display and 3G connectivity. It comes with 4.2 jellybean but it can be officially upgraded to kitkat via visiting service centers of the company. This upgraded model of A900 doesn’t get so much attention of users and as well as developers. But right after this mobile phone comes in our development group, A900i users should now take a long breathe because they have now gonna be noticed and the custom roms are on road.

Before the custom roms for QMobile A900i, we are first today going to provide you the easiest and best method to roo0 your device and install cwm recovery on it. So now come to the things which are required to root and install cwm recovery on QMobile A900i.

Requirements:

  • Vroot One click root software – Download from here
  • CWM Recovery for QMobile A900i – Download it from here
  • A Pc for rooting via Vroot
  • Mtk Mobile uncle tools | Get it on playstore
  • A working brain

 Disclaimer :

We are clearing you here that this method is checked and verified for QMobile A900i Kitkat firmware but still it can be done on jellybean firmware too. Follow all the steps mentioned below correctly and remember that we will not be responsible for any damage you did to your device so follow this on your own risk.

How to root QMobile A900i :

  1. Download Vroot software from above requirements section and install it on your pc.
  2. Now on your phone enable USB Debugging option by going to Settings > Developer Options. (If you are unable to locate developer options then just simply go to about phone menu and tap on build number 3 times)
  3. Now connect your phone to pc with the help of USB cable.
  4. Now open the Vroot software on your pc and let it detect your phone.
  5. Now just click on the Root button at the bottom of the Vroot window on pc and let it be complete the procedure.
  6. After the procedure, your phone will automatically reboot and after the boot up, you may now able to locate superuser app in app drawer.

How to install Cwm recovery on QMobile A900i :

  1. Download the cwm recovery from above given link in requirements section and transfer it to your phone’s sdcard.
  2. Now on your phone download and install Mtk Mobile Uncle tools from play store.
  3. After this, locate the cwm recovery file on your phone by simply opening your file manager and rename it to “recovery.img” from “recovery_a900i_MGeeky”.
  4. Now open Mtk mobile uncle tools app and go to Recovery update option, there you will see the “recovery.img” file which you have just copied and renamed, just select it and after that tap on Ok.
  5. After it completes flashing, it will prompt you asking reboot to recovery, just choose it and it will take you to the newly installed Cwm recovery.
  6. Enjoy.

Now you are free to do some experiments on your A900i but be sure to take nandroid backup before trying anything. You can also follow our ultimate guide to completely theme any rooted android phone to look like Android lollipop here and can follow some tips to improve your android experience here. If you having any difficulties following the steps you can comment them below, we will try our best to solve them.

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Moto E 2015 Specs, First look

Motorola recently released its 2nd generation of its Economical Smartphone, Moto E. There are three versions of Moto E 2015. LTE, Non-LTE, and US GSM. The Latest Moto E has separate Specs for LTE and Non-LTE version. The LTE Version has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Chipset which has a QuadCore Processor running at 1.2GHz and an Adreno 306 GPU running at 400MHz.

The Non-LTE version, on the other hand, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Chipset which also has a QuadCore Processor running at 1.2 GHz and Adreno 302 GPU running at 400MHz.

The Front has 4.5 inches IPS display with qHD (Quarter HD) resolution. 960×540 to be more specific. This converts into an overall Pixel density of 245 Pixels per inch. The front of Moto E 2015 is treated with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. There is a front facing camera in this version of Moto E.

At the back, we have 5.0 MegaPixels AutoFocus camera without LED Flash. Below that, we have got the famous Dimple with Motorola Logo. Motorola Moto E 2015 is a completely plastic built phone, just like its predecessor, but the build quality is really good.

The best part of this budget friendly device is that it comes with the sweetness of Google’s latest Android OS, 5.0.2 Lollipop per-loaded. And future updates are also going to come faster and earlier.

Specs of Moto E 2015

Weight130 Gram
Battery2200 mAh
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Phone 8.1
Processor1.2 GHz uad-Core Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
GPUAdreno 305
RAM1GB
Internal Storage8GB
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.0, A2DP, USB (microUSB v2.0), WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot), GPRS, EDGE (Up to 296 kbps), 3G (HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)
Display720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~316 ppi), AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera6.7 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, 1/3.4'' sensor size, 2ndry 5 MP,
Video Recording1080P from both Cameras
Dual SimYes

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Completely Theme Any Rooted Android Like Lollipop With Xposed

We was searching and was working on our MTK based phone to theme it completely like android lollipop. There was some posts available at different forums but that was only guiding to install lollipop launcher, gravitybox, xstana and flat Ui module. When we talk about completely, it means completely and the term completely means from status bar icons to recent apps bar and from material themed apps to notification panel. So we started looking out the themes for HK themer module and Xtheme engine module. We searched a lot and haven’t find any effective theme which can turn our phone into same like lollipop. Then we get one theme which was labelled for CM10 but we tried it and voila it works for us.

So here is the quick and simple tutorial to convert your rooted android phone into android lollipop.

Requirements:

  • Download and install the latest xposed framework from here (If you have already have xposed installed then leave this)
  • Download Xtheme Engine from here OR you can also download HK themer instead of Xtheme engine. (Xtheme Engine Recommended)
  • Download Android Lollipop Theme from here

Now you are well enough to proceed to next steps.

Steps:

Step#1 : Download all the require apps on your smartphone and install them.

Step#2 : Now activate Xtheme Engine module by going to xposed framework menu and reboot your phone once.

Step#3 : Now go to Xtheme Engine menu and apply the android lollipop theme simply.

Step#4 : Now just reboot once and enjoy.

Step# 5 : Install any lollipop themed launcher from play store – Optional Step

Below we are sharing some screenshots after applying the theme. Special thanks to our buddy syed shahmeer ali for providing screenshots.

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GravityBox For Android Lollipop Now Available

Well few days back we give you the news of availability of Xposed framework for android lollipop and also provided you the method for getting it worked, you can simply visit this if you haven’t installed the lollipop compatible xposed on your armv7+ devices.

GravityBox is a single most popular all in one tweak box available for xposed users and everyone with xposed installed on their smartphones already aware of it. GravityBox offers great user customization and different new functionality. This includes sound settings, extreme theming options and various power tweaks as well. It was one of the reason behind many downgrades to kitkat and many refuses for upgrading to lollipop as android 5.0 was in released newly and there was no xposed available for it and thus GravityBox can’t be installed on lollipop.

But as the xposed framework arrived for android lollipop armv7+ devices, many start waiting for the compatibility of GravityBox for android lollipop and now we are with a good news that GravityBox is now available for android lollipop and just hits the xda forums.

It is now ready for download but still it is a alpha stage release so it will be complex and some of functions create troubles and might not work but it is better than not having. The noteable features includes CM Pie Controls, Extended Desktop, Quick Settings tile management, statusbar brightness control and various theming options for it, navigation bar tweaks, notification drawer theming, screen recording, per-app notification controls, LED settings, advanced power menu, additional volume key functionality, clear-all button in recents, lockscreen mods and few others too.

As it is alpha release, it also missing some functions which are quick settings (not tiles) management, lockscreen wallpaper changing, volume panel features (extensions and linking), and some others that are obsolete in Lollipop.

Now to download and installation instructions, headover to official GravityBox LP thread and enjoy the best customization on your android phone running android lollipop. Happy theming !

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Android Lollipop Themed Rom For Redmi 1s

Xiaomi Redmi 1s was announced in may 2014 and was one of the elegant and impressive device of that time. Some of it’s specs includes Snapdragon 400 Quadcore processor with 1GB of Ram, MIUI 5.0, 8GB internal memory and 8MP back shooter. However it comes with one the top and famous after market firmware MIUI but it have a dedicated section at xda forums and have quite much development there. Today we was just going through the xda forum’s redmi 1s section for finding the android lollipop like or themed rom for one of our friend’s redmi 1s and we get one which is the latest custom rom labelled as Ultimate L ROM by an xda senior member Saksham Singh and was trending there so we give it a try and found it worthy to share here for you people. This So let’s come to the features of this Rom.

Features:

  • Android L themed framework
  • Android L themed notification panel
  • Android L status bar
  • Lollipop layouts
  • Xposed framework
  • Pie Controls
  • Custom Kernel (Codey kernel)
  • Swap enabled
  • For more features, visit official thread

Disclaimer : Note that this Rom is not developed or managed by us, we just tested it and found it worthy to share so all the credit goes to original developer and neither we nor the developer will be responsible for any damage you cause to your device. Proceed on your own risk.

Screenshots:

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android lollipop for xiaomi redmi 1sInstructions:

  • First make sure that you have root access and custom recovery installed on your phone.
  • Now download the Rom from here and transfer it to phone’s sdcard.
  • Now reboot to recovery and make a nandroid backup.
  • After the backup, select “wipe data/factory reset” and “format system”.
  • Now just flash the Rom and wait for it to complete.
  • After the flashing get completed successfully just reboot.

We tried this found it decent and it gives pretty well battery backup. If you try this Rom, must leave your feedback about it in comments below for our visitors.

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Material Rom For QMobile i9, MMX A120 And Myphone Rio

There are lot of development for these clone devices which includes custom recoveries, mods and custom roms. We have also provided some custom roms for these devices and also recently we provided you material themed twrp recovery. Now we are coming with yet another new custom rom for QMobile i9, MMX A120 and Myphone Rio. This custom rom is basically a modified version of explay material rom available for explay fresh at 4pda forums. We have maximized the performance and the stability of this rom and make it a daily driver. More of it’s features are listed below.

Features:

  • Pre-Rooted
  • Deodexed and zipaligned
  • Bloatware free
  • Optimizations and stability at it’s best
  • Fully material themed
  • Material apps
  • Pure Graphics
  • More free ram
  • build.prop tweaks
  • Better battery backup
  • Faster and smoother user experience

Read Also : White AOSP Rom For QMobile i9, MMX A120 And Myphone Rio

Downloads:

new custom rom for qmobile a900

custom rom for qmobile a900

Instructions:

  1. Download Material Rom from any of above link.
  2. Transfer the downloaded Rom to your phone’s sdcard.
  3. Power off your phone and reboot into cwm or twrp or philz recovery.
  4. Now select “wipe data/factory reset” and then under advanced, select “wipe dalvik cache”.
  5. Now select “Choose zip from sdcard” and select the Rom and flash it.
  6. Reboot.
  7. Done.

Read Also : Material Twrp Recovery For QMobile i9, MMX A120 And Myphone Rio

Screenshots:

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Credits:

  • Explay Material Rom – 4pda
  • Team MGeeky
  • Jehanzeb Chaudhry for beta testing
  • Syed Shahmeer Ali for beta testing and providing screenshots

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LG G3 Rom For QMobile i6

QMobile i6 recently got official kitkat update and right after we provided you the first ever custom rom for QMobile i6 which was elephone Ui rom and after the immense response and requests we provided you the material themed rom for QMobile i6 which can be found here. Once again we are back with another amazing custom rom for QMobile i6 which is a LG G3 themed Rom. Here are some of the features of this Rom.

Features:

  • lg themed ui
  • Dolby digital audio
  • Zipalinged
  • Dual sim
  • Bugless ROm
  • LG G3 themed UI
  • Google keyboard
  • More Ram Space
  • Good Battery saver
  • Stable and Smooth
  • Increased Camer quality
  • Hotknot fastest app sharing
  • And Much More….

Read Also : How to upgrade QMobile i6 to official 4.4.2 kitkat

Downloads:

g3 rom i6

qmobile i6 rom

Instructions:

  • Download Rom zip file from above downloads section.
  • After downloading, transfer the Rom zip file to your phone’s sdcard.
  • Now switch off your phone and reboot into cwm or twrp recovery.
  • Now do “wipe data/factory reset” and select “Choose zip from sdcard”.
  • Now choose the Rom zip file and flash it.
  • Now reboot.
  • Done.

Screenshots:

Credits:

  • LG G3 FOR GIONEE P4 BY DAINTYWICE
  • Team MGeeky
  • Abrar Ali for providing the Rom and screenshots

Now you are free to experience the lg g3 optimus Ui on your QMobile i6. Do share your experience about the Rom for our visitors. If you are having trouble in following steps or having queries related to Rom, comment below and we wiil try our best to answer them. You can also subscribe to our daily newsletter for getting our articles daily in your inbox.

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Lenovo Vibe Shot With 16MP Camera Spotted On Thai Website

Lenovo is a chinese multinational computer technology company and have the headquarters in two cities which are beijing and Morrisville, north carolina. Lenovo is one the top smartphone vendors in world and their smartphones are well appreciated among masses specially their flagship devices. Lenovo get the more attention of android community when they launched their flagship phone Lenovo Vibe Z2 which was amazingly designed and possess some great specs.

Since there were some rumors about the company that they are manufacturing their new entry in lenovo’s flagship vibe series lineup and going to released it soon. In addition to these rumors, the upcoming vibe series top-end smartphone by lenovo just got spotted on a thai website.

The main feature which is highlighting is it’s 16 MP back camera having triple-tone flash which is for providing consistent light in different scenes or environments. It’s camera also features a Sony BSI sensor and OIS technology. The vibe shot have a brilliant metal body with curve edges and offers a special dedicated hardware key at side for capturing images.lenovo new flagship 2015

This same smartphone was earlier leaked in china last month with the tag as Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro. Some other specs are also mentioned there which includes a 5 inches Full HD IPS display at resolution of 1920×1080 and having a powerful Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor. It is also having 3GB Ram and 32GB of internal memory which can be expandable. Rest the other key features include the LTE connectivity and it will run on latest android version that is android 5.0 lollipop. Whereas there are no details mentioned about it’s battery, front camera and the hybrid sim connectivity.

Lenovo vibe shot is likely expected to be announced at MCW 2015 next month in barcelona. We will keep our eyes closely on this and whenever we got more details about vibe shot, we will update you. To get updated with all our latest articles just subscribe to our daily newsletter at sidebar. You can also connect us socially via liking our facebook page and adding us in your circles on google plus.

Source : MxPhone.net