The LG Ally from Verizon has long been rooted, but a custom recovery – which is needed to flash custom unofficial ROMs – is now available via one of our code-toting members in the AndroidForums – drellisdee. While there are no ROMs to be had just yet, this should encourage the community to start cooking some up as there are now no holds barred on your device (and it also enables some other useful features such as full image backup and restore). Go ahead and check the thread out for download links and instructions if you want to get started with this.
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more_vertGalaxy S8 to ditch headphone jack
Apple made a big splash when they removed it from the iPhone 7, but they aren’t the only manufacturer to do so. It was inevitable that Samsung would follow in Apple’s footsteps.
more_vertSamsung renames TouchWiz
In the Software Info section, you can see it is now called “Samsung Experience.” This is the same software that we have known as TouchWiz for a long time.
Samsung is apparently communicating that their initial Android Nougat release will begin with Android 7.1.1.
It looks like Samsung has two different “foldable”
Whether it’s your car or your smartphone, chances are if you love something, you want to baby it. If you want to keep your phone’s display feeling like new (or rejuvenate an old one), this glass wax is the perfect solution.
Making good on their word, a new update to Google Camera is rolling out and it appears to be a good first attempt at eliminating the Pixel camera’s excessive lens flares, aka the “Halo Effect.” Take a look at our before and afters.
Verizon has responded to Samsung’s statement claiming it would be releasing an update to the Galaxy Note 7 which would render the device useless.
Smartphones these days are only getting more slippery, but if you’ve finally had enough — you need to see these ultra thin sandstone cases for the Google Pixel (and a variety of other smartphones). At $8, you may want to pick up two.
more_vertGoogle app gets cleaner card layout
Google is cleaning up the flow of information in the Google app. Instead of all your news, updates, personal information, etc sitting in a long list of cards, they are now split off into 2 lists.
more_vertNote 7 might have been too thin
For Samsung’s failed Galaxy Note 7, its downfall could have been that it was simply too thin. A group of engineers at Instrumental examined the Galaxy Note 7 to figure out why, exactly, they kept exploding.