Galaxy E5 E500H Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

 

CyanogeMod 12.1 Now Available for Galaxy E5 E500H [Android 5.1.1 Lollipop]


A lot of devices have been receiving the latest CM 13 ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially from the community. However, a lot of mid range devices like the Galaxy E5 have not even received the Lollipop firmware update. Defying all odds, here is a brand new CM 12.1 ROM for the device that will upgrade it to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware.


It’s not an official release from CyanogenMod, so users may expect some bugs. However, the port is stable at the moment and can be flashed sans any major issues. With further development, stability improvements and bug fixes can be seen. The CM 12.1 source code has been recompiled for the Galaxy E5 device and almost all functions are working with this build.
However, in order to install the ROM, you will need to setup TWRP and then flash the ROM and Google Apps simultaneously. To be sure, backup everything before you proceed. This may include the apps, media, documents and all of your internal storage, just in case anything goes wrong.
Warning: Warranty may be void if you root or install custom ROM on your device. We at DroidViews won’t be liable for any damage to your device whatsoever. We won’t be held responsible if you brick or damage your device. Reader’s discretion is advised.

Downloads

  • Samsung Galaxy E5 CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM
    • CM 12.1 ROM — Download | File: cm-12.1-20151124-UNOFFICIAL-e53g.zip
    • CM 12.1 ROM Updates — Link | Check for future updates
  • Lollipop Google Apps
    • Google Apps — Download | Open Gapps

Requirements

  • The listed custom ROM is compatible with Samsung Galaxy E5 E500H variant only. Do not try it on any other device or variant.
  • Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device. Download and install the latest TWRP for your device from here.
  • You must have device drivers installed on your PC so as to transfer the ROM and Google apps to your device’s storage.
  • You must fully charge your device or at least to 60%, as the process may take a while.
Backup your Apps and Data
Before you proceed, make sure you backup all your data. This process will wipe all the data from your device except for the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or nandroid backup is recommended. Also backup all your internal storage files just in case anything goes wrong. Take a nandroid backup from the custom recovery before flashing the ROM.

How to Install CyanogenMod 12.1 on Galaxy E5 E500H

  1. Download the CM 12.1 ROM from the download section. Also download the Google Apps of your choice.
  2. Now transfer the zip file into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip file where you can easily locate it.
  3. Now reboot into Custom Recovery (like TWRP). To boot into TWRP, first turn off your device and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time. If you see the TWRP logo, that means you have successfully booted into the recovery.
  4. It’s highly recommended that you perform a nandroid backup. To backup your ROM, tap on backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right where appropriate, to backup.
  5. After performing the ROM backup, perform a full wipe. Return to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik CacheSystemData, and Cache. Now swipe the confirmation button to wipe.
  6. Now go back to the TWRP main menu or home screen and tap on the install option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  7. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation. The ROM will be installed.
  8. Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
  9. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation.
  10. Once installed, reboot to system.
If you see the new boot logo, that means you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. If you come across any boot loop or face system errors, try a factory reset from the recovery or you can always restore your previous ROM from the backup.
For queries, comment down below. Like and share us on social platforms. If you need help with other devices, let us know.

LG G3 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Ported from Nexus 6

 
LG G3 was one of the first phones to receive Android Lollipop firmware. However, that was an year ago and there is no word from the manufacturer for Android M. Although, its very likely that LG G3 will receive Marshmallow update, as most manufacturers provide support for all their devices for at least 2 years, it will take long for the G3 to receive Android M update. So if you want to try the Marshmallow ROM, then here is a ported ROM from the Nexus 6.

However, the ROM isn’t stable and is still in experimental stages. So users should not expect everything to be working, just yet. The custom ROM has some bugs and the developers are trying their best to make this ROM as stable as possible. So at this moment, the ROM is more or less just for testing purpose and not for daily usage.
As it is a ported ROM, it can be flashed through a custom recovery. Along with the international variant D855, support for other variants like the D850, D858HK is available. If you know the risks associated with this, then lets start with the tutorial.

Requirements

  • The ported Android M ROM is compatible and is tested on some LG G3 variants that includes D850, D855 and D858HK.
  • You need a Custom Recovery like TWRP installed on your LG G3. Click here.
  • You must have device drivers installed on your PC, so that you can transfer the ROM file to your device’s storage.
  • You must fully charge your device or at least to 60%, as the process may take a while.
Warning: Warranty may be void if you root or install custom ROM on your device. We at DroidViews shall not be responsible for any damage to your device whatsoever. We are not responsible if you brick or damage your device. Reader’s discretion is advised.
Backup your Apps and Data
Before you proceed, make sure you backup all your data. This process will wipe all the data from your device except for the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or nandroid backup is recommended. Also backup all your internal storage files just in case anything goes wrong. Take a nandroid backup from the custom recovery before flashing the ROM.

Download Section

  • Download | Ported Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for LG G3

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on LG G3 Ported from Nexus 6

  1. Download the Ported LG G3 Android Marshmallow ROM from the download section. Also get the Androd M compatible Google apps.
  2. Now transfer the files into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip file where you can easily locate it.
  3. Now reboot into Custom Recovery (like TWRP). To boot into TWRP, press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time.
  4. It is highly recommended that you perform a nandroid backup. To backup your ROM, tap on backup option in TWRP and select the following elements: System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right where appropriate, to backup.
  5. After performing the ROM backup, return to the TWRP main menu and tap the Wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik Cache, System,Data, and Cache. Now swipe right to confirm.
  6. Go back to the TWRP main menu or home screen again and tap on Install option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  7. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with installation. The ROM will be installed.
  8. Now again return to home in the TWRP and tap on Install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
  9. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with installation..
  10. Once installed, reboot to system.
Once you see the Android M logo, that means you have installed it successfully. If you come across bootloop or system errors, you can restore your previous ROM from the backup. For queries, comment down below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 T-Mobile Latest Firmware Update

 
Samsung has been such elevated about its latest flagship phone that the manufacturer has been pushing a lot of updates to the device for stability improvements. Following the stagefright and other security updates and also some bugs fixes, here is yet another update that will take the firmware to version N920TUVU2COI5. Not long ago did Samsung launch this beast into the market and the manufacturer has pushed several updates ever since. Samsung definitely provides good software support to its devices. Moreover, speculations are that Note 5 will receive the upcoming Android 6.0 update.

The new OI5 firmware is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and not much is known about it right now. The update is rolling out for all the T-Mobile variants at this moment and will popup in your system soon enough. However, if you are growing impatient and want to install the latest firmware onto your Note 5, then we have got you covered. All you need is the firmware file from the download section and an Odin Software installed on your PC.

Requirements

  • Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This tutorial is suitable for only T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T variant. This will install N920TUVU2COI5 Lollipop 5.1.1 firmware onto your device.
  • Make sure you have fully charged your Galaxy Tab 4 or at least up to 60% of  the battery.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone.android
  • Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
  • Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file which is in .tar.md5 extension.

Download Section

  • Download| Mirror | OI5 Update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 (File: N920TUVU2COI5_N920TTMB2COI5_TMB.zip (1.66 GB))
  • Download | Odin3 v3.10.7
Backup Your Apps and Data
It is recommend that you backup your apps, contacts, messages, photos, videos and any other important data stored on the internal storage of your phone. Get some of our useful backup apps from the DroidViews archives. This will help you backup your device data easily.

Install the New OI5 Update on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the Lollipop firmware for your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
  3. Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as administrator to get to the Odin window.
  4. Connect your Note 5 to the computer using the USB cable.
  5. As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see “Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
  6. In case your phone is not detected by Odin, you can try the following things:
    • Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
    • Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
    • Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
  7. Now click AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (N920TUVU2COI5_N920TTMB2COI5_.tar.md5).
  8. In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
  9. Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
  10. Now, click the Start button on Odin to start installation which might take a while for firmware to install.odin-3.10.6-firmware-installation-pass1
  11. Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. It’s the green signal that indicates successful installation. In case you get Fail! message, make sure you have gone through the preparations carefully
Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your Lollipop firmware.
If you come across bootloop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery and then put it back again. Boot to Recovery by holding Volume Down + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now Select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the below link.

Moto G 2014 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Firmware download

 
Motorola has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update Moto G 2014, the second generation Moto G. The update is rolling out OTA (over the air) in a phased manner. This means that while your friends using the same phone may have received the Marshmallow update notification, you may still be waiting for it on your unit. This is fairly common and expected when updates are rolled out in stages. However, if you cannot or do not want to wait for Motorola, you can install the Marshmallow update on your Moto G manually.

Before you get started with this manual update process, you should know a few things. To be able to install the Marshmallow OTA update, your Moto G should have an untouched, unmodified system. In other words, you should not have flashed a custom kernel, recovery, SuperSU or anything else. Other things like custom font files, audio mods or just about anything else you may have flashed to the system partition will have modified the system. This will cause the OTA update flash to fail and may even brick your device.
The next thing you will want to check is if your phone has its stock recovery. If you have flashed a custom recovery like TWRP, you can download a TWRP backup of the stock Marshmallow update from XDA here and restore it directly (check here for more details).
Additionally, if you have an unmodified system with the stock recovery, using this method to manually update your Moto G will not void your warranty.

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Firmware on Moto G

Moto G Marshmallow update
In any other case, that is, if you have an unmodified system with the stock recovery intact, follow the steps below to manually update your Moto G to Marshmallow.

Pre-requisites

Installation

  1. Once you have downloaded the update zip file, place it in your Moto G’s internal storage or the microSD card. Internal storage is recommended.
  2. Now, open Settings and go to About -> Software updates. Tap on the “Check for Updates” button. Your phone should display a popup saying an update is available.
If you get the popup in the second step, follow the on-screen prompts to install the Marshmallow update. However, if you don’t get the popup for some reason, there is another way you can try.
Make sure the OTA Update file has been downloaded and transferred to the phone correctly.
  • Turn your Moto G off.
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume Up and Volume Down simultaneously. Continue to hold these buttons until your phone vibrates and displays a menu.
  • You will now be in the Fastboot/Bootloader mode.
  • Now, use the Volume down button to highlight “Recovery” option. Press the Power button to confirm it.
Your Moto G will now boot into the stock recovery.
  • Again, press the volume button to highlight “Apply update from SD Card”.
  • Press the power button to confirm it.
  • The update installation process will now begin.
Once the Marshmallow update is installed, your phone will reboot and start optimizing apps. At the end of it, it will boot into Android with the latest Marshmallow update installed!

Huawei P8 B317 Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

 
Huawei P8 B317 has recently been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This update brings several new features to the Huawei P8. Huawei had recently pushed out a major EMUI update to the P8, but this new B317 firmware brings Marshmallow to this smartphone. It is also the final release version – with bugs fixed over the last few weeks of beta testing.

Huawei is rolling out the Marshmallow update to the P8 in Europe at the moment, with GRA-L09 product code. If you have this variant, you can go ahead and update it to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, if you haven’t received the update yet, you can follow this simple update process. More specifically, this update is applicable to the Spain variant. Still, if you have the GRA-L09 product variant, you can go ahead and install this update.

Update details

The new Marshmallow update details are as follows:
  • Device: Huawei P8
  • Model: GRA-L09
  • Android: v6.0 Marshmallow
  • EMUI: 4.0
  • Firmware: B317

Pre-requisites

To install the Marshmallow update, you can download and use the OTA zip file.
  • Marshmallow OTA – 434 MB – download here.
  • Full Firmware – 1.46 GB – download here.
Before you move ahead with the installation of the update, make sure that all your data is backed up in the cloud or to your PC. Generally, data loss is not predicted but if things go wrong, you may end up losing your data. A backup will help prevent that.

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update on Huawei P8 B317

Installing the Marshmallow OTA update on your Huawei P8 is very easy.
  • Once you have downloaded the update above, copy it to your Huawei P8.
  • Rename the update file to update.zip. Make sure the full file name is just update.zip and not update.zip.zip anything else.
  • Create a folder called dload in the root of your internal storage or memory card. Copy the update.zip file to this folder.
  • Make sure your P8 is updated to at least B188 firmware. If you are on anything older, you will have to use the built-in software updater to update to B188.
  • Once you’re on the B188 update, open the Settings app and tap on Update.
  • Press the menu button and select Local Update from the options.
  • Select the update.zip file and confirm installation.
The entire process from here on out is automated, so sit back and relax while your Huawei P8 is updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Nexus 5X Custom ROMs

 
Nexus 5x is the successor to the most successful Nexus device, Nexus 5. This year Google has released two variants in its Nexus line of devices, one is the premium Nexus 6P and other being the Nexus 5X. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 5X has a 5.2″ 1080P display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor, 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB internal storage. The rear camera uses a 12.3MP sensor, and a 5MP camera is out front. The Nexus 5X is powered by a 2700mAh battery and will utilize a USB Type-C port.

The key feature of Nexus devices is their software, they run stock Android out of the box and are the first one’s to receive any updates pushed by Google. Stock Android is the choice or rather favorite of many Android device users including me. But then comes the power of custom ROMs which enable you to add some useful features to your smartphone experience and remove some unwanted ones. Nexus devices always receive good dev support and there are lots of Custom ROMs available for Nexus 5X.
Before starting off with the list let’s brief you with the things that are required before installing a custom ROM on your Nexus 5X.

Prerequisites to Install a Custom ROM

  • All the Roms listed below are supported by Lg Nexus 5X only.
  • Your device should have unlocked the bootloader.
  • You should have a custom Recovery like TWRP installed on your device (read the article linked below).
  • Make sure to make a backup of your current ROM.
Also Read: How To Unlock Bootloader and Root Your Nexus 5X
WARNING: Any damage to your phone, loss of data or any other problems faced by you while installing Custom ROMs on your device are your responsibility. The developer of the ROM or Droidviews should not be held responsible.

Best Custom ROMs for Nexus 5X

1. Pure Nexus Project

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The Pure Nexus Project aims to bring stability and features to your Nexus device while keeping Google’s vision in line and not straying too far away from that. If you are looking for a stable ROM with tested features and minimal bugs, then this is the place to be. It is based on stock AOSP ROM for Nexus 5X. It has been customized to provide you stability with the features you need. The ROM includes many features, a few of them are:
  • Full Layers and Theme engine support
  • Advanced rotation settings
  • Lock Screen Customizations
  • Navigation Bar customizations
  • Status bar customization
  • And many more…
This is a perfect ROM for those who want to have all the customization options usually found on CM based ROMs but want the stability of a stock ROM.
XDA Link

2. ChromasRXdkHB

Chroma is another popular ROM for Nexus 5X. It is a customized version of stock AOSP ROM. It aims to provide good battery life, performance, and stability. Chroma is also based on AOSP ROM and has loads of customization options. Some users have reported that Android Pay is fine on this ROM even after rooting their device. Well, it is not recommended to install a custom ROM if you are a regular Android Pay user but you may try it out once and might get Android Pay working on a custom ROM.  The following customization options are available on Chroma custom ROM for Nexus 5x:
  • Status Bar
  • Navigation bar
  • Lock screen
  • Power menu
  • Volume rocker
XDA Link

3. ResurrectionRemix

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Resurrection Remix is one of the most popular custom ROMs out there. It is based on CyanogenMod sources unlike previous two which were based on AOSP. Being based on CM, it comes with powerful customization options available on CM. Along with CM customization, it has been compiled from other sources to bring other features that improve performance, battery life and overall user experience of your device. Here are few useful features available in this ROM:
  • CM Theme engine support
  • Custom Quick Settings
  • Navigation Bar customization
  • Custom Animations
  • Lockscreen Customizations
  • Advanced Power Menu and many more…
Resurrection is a feature rich ROM and is loaded with customization options. You will never get bored of it. Do give it a try.
XDA Link

4. xTraFactoryxtra-roms

xTraFactory is a custom ROM based on stock AOSP ROM. You will find no customization option in this ROM other than those available on stock ROM. This ROM is for those users who want to get best battery life and performance on their devices without any customization option. Though there is Layers theme support through which you can change themes on your device, just like CM themes. Other features of this ROM are:
  • 100% Stock MMB29K 6.01 Factory.img debloated from optional’s Gapps.
  • Disabled Force Encryption
  • Fully Odex system/app, priv-app, and data/app
  • Disabled ADS on browser and apps
  • Compatible with all Layers themes
XDA Link
You can view the installation procedure on the XDA threads if you have any trouble installing a ROM, leave a comment down below we will sort things for you.
As said before there is no Best custom ROM for a device, each user has a personal preference. Do let us know which is your favorite custom ROM for Nexus 5X in  the comments section below.

OnePlus 2 Custom ROMs List

 
OnePlus was an unknown company in the smartphone industry until 2014 , but now two years down the road it is a big competitor in the smartphone world. Currently, Oneplus has three smartphones in its lineup, Oneplus One, ONeplus 2, and Oneplus X. All of these are great performing devices and are available at not so high prices. OnePlus has been able to reduce the price to performance ratio which is a thing to worry about for its competitors.

Oneplus One was a true flagship killer, you got high-end specs at a budget level price. OnePlus 2 was launched to provide a more premium device at a lower price but same performance as 1+1. All the devices by Oneplus have been successful, the only major drawback for OnePlus devices was the invite system which has been forgone in the recent past.
OnePlus 2 is a well-built device which feels premium while holding it in your hands. The metal on the sides of the device feels solid in your hands. Also, the stock sandstone black back cover adds to the grip the device. The device feels to be a bit heavy, weighing around 175 grams but for a 5.5-inch device with a metal frame the heaviness is somewhat expected.
1+2! comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a fingerprint scanner, a 13MP rear facing camera with laser Autofocus, a 5MP front facing camera and USB type-C port for charging and high-speed data transfers. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset clocked at 1.8Ghz and has 4Gb of RAM. On the software front, you get a Oneplus’s own iteration of Android known as OxygenOS. It looks and feels close to stock Android with a few customization features added by Oneplus team. But if you want to add more features and customization options that were available in 1+1 via CyanogenMod ROMs, you will have to install a custom ROM on your device. Given below are few of the best custom ROMs available for OnePlus 2.
Before starting off with the list of best custom ROMs for 1+2, let’s go over the prerequisites for installing a custom ROM on your device.

Prerequisites For Installing A Custom ROM on Your 1+2!

  • Your 1+2 should have an Unlocked bootloader.
  • A custom recovery like TWRP should be installed on your device.

Best Custom ROMs for OnePlus 2

There is no best custom ROM for Oneplus 2 or for any device. Yeah, you read that right! there is no perfect ROM for a device. Each user is different from other, some may want a simple ROM with good performance while others may want more customizing options. Here are few ROMs that may suit each type of user, check out all of them to find out which one suits you best.

1. HydrogenOS H2OS v1.4.0

Hydrogen OS is a custom ROM developed by OnePlus devs, this ROM comes preinstalled in Chinese variant of Oneplus 2. The ROM was developed while focusing the needs and preferences of Chinese users. You get iOS style user interface with all applications on your home screen and an iOS-like control center for toggles that can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. The UI is simple and easy to get used to also performance of this ROM is better than compared to other ROMs
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You will love this ROM if you want a simple UI and great performance. I found that the fingerprint sensor was faster and more accurate than on other ROMs. But you will have to forego the App drawer and there seems to be no option to add you widgets to the home screen. Well, you can install a third party launcher to overcome these issues but an option to have them built in the H2OS launcher would have been nice.
You also have the option to remove Chinese bloatware available in the ROM using the Debloater provided by the dev on the XDA thread. To gain root access you will have to flash SuperSU zip file using a custom recovery. To download and install the ROM head over to the XDA thread linked below.
[XDA Thread Link]

2. SkyDragon v4.0

SkyDragon is a customized version of OxygenOS. The latest version of this ROM is based on OxygenOS 3.0 which was recently released. The performance in the latest version of OxygenOS was significantly improved, the UI got smoother, fingerprint scanner got faster, camera UI got changed and few other changes were made to improve the user experience. As this ROM is based on  OxygenOS, all the changes made are incorporated in the ROM. Some of the customization made by developer to improve the performance and overall user experience of the ROM are:
  • Rooted with SuperSu powered by Chainfire
  • Tweaked for more Battery without loosing Performance
  • BusyBox Built-in
  • Debloated
  • Speed Optimizations
  • Battery Optimizations
  • Viper4Android included
You can opt for this ROM if you want to stick to the OxygenOS and want better performance and battery life from your device. Also, the ROM comes pre-rooted so you have better control over your device.
[XDA Thread Link]

3. Resurrection Remix v5.6.x

The infamous Resurrection Remix makes its way to our beloved Oneplus 2. The ROM is based on CyanogenMOd 13 and runs the latest Android version 6.0.1 Android Marshmallow. Being a CM13 based ROM you get all the goodness of CM and some more features and optimizations by RR developers. Few of the features added in this ROM are:
  • Navigation bar tweaks
  • Status bar tweaks
  • CM13 theme engine
  • cLock widget
  • Lockscreen customization
  • App circle Bar
  • And much more…
To download and install Resurrection Remix on your phone head over to the Xda thread linked below.
[XDA Thread Link]

4. CyanOxy OS

CyanOxy OS as the name suggests is a fusion of OxygenOS and CyanogenMod 13. The ROM is basically stock OxygenOS with some applications from CyanogenMod ROMs included. The performance and battery life of this ROM is best among the other ROMs based on OxygenOS. Unnecessary applications/ bloatware has been removed from the ROM to provide a slimmer ROM. The latest update of Marshmallow came without the Audio tuner, but Vipe4Android has been included in this ROM to compensate it.
The following CM apps have been added to the ROM:
  • File Manager
  • Trebuchet
  • Browser
  • Music Player
  • LockClock
  • Boxer Email
  • Boxer Calendar
  • Screencast
  • Sound Recorder
  • CM Gallery
I had amazing battery life with this ROM and was definitely smooth enough on a day to day usage. Would recommend everyone to try it out at least once. Head over to the XDA thread linked below for the downloads and installation instruction. Do keep in mind to read FAQs given in the XDA thread before installing the ROM on your device.
[Xda Thread Link]

5. TEMASEK’S CM 13

Temasek’s ROM are popular among custom ROM users and it is no different for OnePlus 2 as well. Temasek’s CM13 is a favorite of many users as it provides stable ROM with customizations of CM13. Temasek’s ROM  is developed at maintained by  benschhold for the Oneplus 2.
The ROM aims to provide a fluid and smooth user experience without too many features . The basic customizations available in CM13 are present in the ROM but nothing fancy is included as the developer aims to provide better performing device as opposed to one with too many customizations.
This ROM has much positive feedback, so go ahead and head over to the Xda thread linked below to enjoy this ROM on your Oneplus 2. Downloads and installation instructions are mentioned in the first post of the Xda thread.
[Xda Thread Link]
These were few of the best custom ROMs available for OnePlus 2. Enjoy them on your device and let us know which one do you prefer. Also, let us know which custom ROM would you prefer other than the ones listed above.

how to flash Android 7.0 Nougat.Nexus 5

 
Nexus devices are the first one’s to receive the update to latest Android version but since Nexus 5 is almost a three-year-old device now Google hasn’t released the update for the same. Google and many other device manufacturers support software updates for their flagship devices up to 2 years. This strategy is usually preferred since most of the people move on to their next device after two years of usage and sometimes the hardware is incapable of handling the newer software.
But many feel that Nexus 5 has been the most beloved Nexus device ever and there is quite a lot of users currently using this device. Also, the hardware on Nexus 5 seems to be capable of running Android Nougat smoothly. Keeping this in mind there have been several attempts by the developers at XDA forum to port Android Nougat to Nexus 5. Given below are a couple of builds you can try on your Nexus 5 to taste the sweetness of Android 7.0 Nougat.
The ROMs linked below are still in early phase of development and may have some bugs. Though users are reporting smooth and lag free experience but they are facing few app crashes and force closes sometimes. So, go ahead and try out the ROM to enjoy the new features included in Android Nougat but it may take some more time to be a daily driver (A ROM that performs well on day to day basis) .

Things You Will Need


Before proceeding with the installation procedure you should backup your current ROM using TWRP custom recovery. Also, make sure your device has enough juice (battery) before starting the process.

Steps To Follow

Step 1. Download any of the builds linked above or both if you wish to try them both and transfer them to your device’s storage. Do same for the Gapps linked above. Make sure you download the Gapps for Android 7.0.
Step 2. Now boot your device into recovery mode. To do so, power off your device and then press and hold Power + Volume down keys for a couple of seconds.
Step 3. Once your device has successfully booted into TWRP recovery, select Backup option and choose all partitions. Swipe right to start the process.
Step 4. After backup process finishes go back to home screen of TWRP and select Wipe > Advanced Wipe. Select Data, System, Cache and Dalvik Cache partitions. Then swipe right to begin the wiping process.
Step 5. After wiping again go back to home screen of TWRP and select Install option. Now select the zip file you transferred to your device in Step 1.
Step 6. Then swipe right to confirm the installation.
Step 7. Now install the Gapps on your device as advised in the above steps. Instead of the ROM’s zip file select the zip file for the Gapps package.
Step 8. Reboot your device to System.
Congrats! you have successfully installed the Android Nougat on your Nexus 5. Try out the new features on the latest Android version on your Nexus device.
Feel free to ask your queries in the comments section below. We will try to resolve your issues as soon as possible. Do share your views/experience with the Android Nougat on your Nexus 5.

LG G4 VS986 Verizon Android Marshmallow Update

 
LG G4 was one of the first devices to receive an update to Android Marshmallow, after the Nexus devices. But for Verizon LG G4 users the update has started to roll out just now. The new update brings the optimizations of Android Marshmallow and customizations and tweaks by LG, that are meant to provide you a better user experience.

The  most talked about features in Marshmallow update are Doze mode which gives excellent Stand by time for your device, App permissions which enable you to control permissions for applications on your device, Now on tap, and few others. This guide will help you install the newly released Marshmallow update on your Verizon LG G4.
If you are running Stock ROM without any customizations like Rooting or flashing a custom recovery, then you may simply Check for New Updates in your Settings app and install the update. But if you haven’t received the OTA or are running a customized version of the stock ROM or have installed any other custom ROM, you cannot install the OTA update directly on your phone. You would need to flash the update using the flash tool as described in this guide.

Things You Will Need

  • Verizon LG G4 VS986 and a PC
  • LGUP: Link
  • Firmware (KDZ file): Link
  • USB Drivers: Link
Note: if you are worried about losing your data  you may use LG Bridge software to Backup and Restore data on your mobile.

Steps To Follow

  1. Download the LGUP software from the links given above.
  2. Install LGUP_8994_DLL_Ver_0_0_3_23 first and then install LGUP_Install_Ver_1_14_3 on your PC.
  3. Now download the KDZ file for the Marshmallow update from the link given above.
  4. Download and install Lg USB drivers from the link given above if you don’t have them installed on your PC.
  5. Connect your Lg G4 to your PC and start LGUP program.
  6. Now if you want to keep your data and want to upgrade to Marshmallow proceed with following steps(without wiping any info/data):
    1. Choose File Path as the path for KDZ file you have downloaded.
    2. Make sure BIN file is ticked.
    3. Also, make sure you have clicked Upgrade.
    4. Now press Start and wait for few minutes.
  7. If you want to do a full wipe and install Marshmallow update then follow the steps given below:
    1. Open the LGUP on your computer.
    2. Change File Path to point it to the Marshmallow KDZ file you have downloaded.
    3. Shut down LGUP(Close it).
    4. Now open LGUP again. You will notice that the KDZ file is already showing in the FILE PATH section.
    5. Now select REFURBISH and make sure BIN file is ticked.
    6. Press Start and wait for few minutes.
  8. Reboot and Enjoy!
Enjoy the latest iteration of Android i.e. Android Marshmallow on your Verizon LG G4. If you have any queries regarding installation procedure leave them in the comments section below.

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LG USB Drivers

 
In case the above drivers do not work for you, do as described below:
  1. Go to the LG Electronics  official site
  2. Type the name and model of your device in the search box.
  3. Select your device and click the Resources button.
  4. In the support page, click the downloads tab.
  5. Download the drivers and install onto to your computer.

Samsung USB Drivers

 
In case the above drivers do not work for you, do as described below.
  1. Go to the Samsung Mobile  official site
  2. Type the name and model of your device in the search box.
  3. Select your device and click the Support tab/button.
  4. You will get the download link for the specific USB Drivers for your device.
  5. Download the drivers and install onto to your computer.

5 best android icon packs

 

1. Rage Comic Icon Pack

Meme fans rejoice, for the Rage Comic Icon Pack is here to turn your Android smartphone or tablet into a home for over 81 different well-known 'ragefaces'.
Compatible with the most popular Android launchers including the likes of Aviate, Nova Launcher and Holo Launcher, Rage Comic Icon Pack takes your dull icons and turns them into scruffy cartoon faces, guaranteed to confuse your friends if they ever end up borrowing your phone.

Rage Icons 
Whilst we're talking about memes, the same makers behind the Rage Comic Icon Pack are also behind the Troll Icon Pack, which does exactly what you'd expect it to, changing all of your icons into a Troll Face graphic.
Rage Comic Icon Pack Install on Google Play

2. Upbeat Monsters Icon Pack

We never thought we'd see the day where we'd be describing Android icons as 'cute', but here we are staring at the Upbeat Monsters Icon Pack.
This brilliantly unique icon pack stars a selection of mini, square-shaped monsters decorated to reflect the apps that they open. The Gmail monster holds a letter in his hand, for example, whilst the Instagram icon rocks a marvellous hat and a camera lens for an eyeball.

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Adorable icons. / © Mark Pixel
Upbeat Monsters Icon Pack aims to make your homescreen feel truly one-of-a-kind, and the vibrant colors on show really bring your Android smartphone to life. The paid-for pack offers over 220 high-resolution icons that support some of the most popular apps on the platform, which is always a nice bonus.
Elsewhere, Upbeat Monsters Icon Pack also comes bundled with 5 minimalistic wallpapers that make the team of monsters look right at home. Take a look at this icon pack if you fancy something a little different.
Upbeat Monsters Icon Pack Install on Google Play

3. CrapCons Icon Pack

The entire CrapCons Icon Pack was made using Microsoft Paint, which has resulted in a very strange but genuinely cool-looking Android theme.
In the maker's own words, this odd icon pack is purposely designed to look 'colorful, nice to use and crappy', a recipe that we're not sure many other theme developers follow. Each icon inside CrapCons is made with the pencil tool on Microsoft's drawing software, so as you'll see not every curve or line is perfectly crafted. Even so, it adds to the effect.

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Get the hand-drawn look. / © Open Matter
CrapCons Icon Pack supports over 30 of the most-used Android launchers and is updated regularly, which means that there's always some new odd icons to take a peek at.
Surprisingly, over 2700 'unique and HD crappy icons' are bundled into the package, and the pack also supports Calendar, cloud-based wallpapers, an icon request tool and more.
CrapCons Icon Pack Install on Google Play

4. Simply 8-Bit Icon Pack

If you fancy taking a trip down memory lane to the days of side-scrolling videogames, then it might be worth checking out the Simply 8-Bit Icon Pack.
As the name suggests, Simply 8-Bit serves up some pixelated goodness, arriving with over 700 icons to choose from and a number of 8-bit themed wallpapers too. This is a solid option for gaming fanatics with a love for old-school RPGs.

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For that retro feel. / © Jenning
Installing this icon pack to your Android gadget will give it a nostalgic feel, and the creator has ensured the download is fully optimized for HD screens.
The Pixelicious Icon Pack is fairly similar in appearance too, although this icon pack features square icons only.
Simply 8-Bit Icon Pack Install on Google Play

5. ICON PACK - Dessert Luck (Free)

Everybody likes delicious pudding, so it makes perfect sense that the Dessert Luck Icon pack exists over on the Play Store.
If you want to transform all of your stock Android icons into mouth-watering treats, then this is the download for you. Dessert Luck is compatible with GO Launcher, Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher and Apex Launcher, and each of the icons is uniquely food-themed for your pleasure.
Sink your teeth into Dessert Luck. It's free, after all.

Pudding Icons
Good enough to eat. / © addtheme
ICON PACK - Dessert Luck(Free) Install on Google Play Are there any unusual Android icon packs that you've stumbled upon during your time on the Play Store? Let us know about your strangest discoveries in the comments section below, as we'd love to build on our list.

2 Best Android Color Pickers

 
Colors are everywhere – be it the real life or the virtual life. Colors are important, especially for those who are in the programming or designing field. If you are involved in such a field of work then you must know the importance of color pickers; you have them in your computers and utilize them whenever required. Color pickers let you get the code of the colors that you can use in the project you are working on.

What if you are away from your workstation and a situation arrives where you have to know the code of a random color that is in front of your eyes? You can use your Android device to deal with such a situation now. In this article, I am sharing with you 2 awesome color pickers that can help you deal with colors on the go.

1. Pipette

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The first app is named Pipette. Pipette is a simple tool that lets you take a picture or use one that already exists in your gallery and tells you RGB and HEX codes for various colors available in that image. It is very simple to use – just add an image in the app, zoom in or zoom out, if necessary, lock the image by tapping the lock icon on the top, and set the pointer on the desired place to get the color’s code. Tapping the copy icon at the bottom right of the screen will copy the code in the clipboard.
Pipette also comes with a value converter that can convert HEX-Values to RGB-Values.
Pipette - Color Picker
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2. Pixolor

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Pixolor is a bit different than Pipette. Heck, it’s different than any other color picker you’ve seen on Android. Unlike others, it is a floating tool that is always available on the screen (until you hide it by using the persistent bar in the notification panel). What this means is that you don’t have to take a picture or a screenshot to find out the HEX or RGB; you just simply drag the floating wheel on the color of which you want the code. Inside the app it also generates an entire palette based on the color you selected using the floating wheel.
Pixolor is free to download and has a $1.99 in-app purchase to remove the ads.
Pixolor - Live Color Picker
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Do you use color pickers on Android? If yes then which one is your favorite? Have tried the apps mentioned above? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

5 Best Free Music Downloading Apps for Android

 
If you’re using an Android phone and are on Wi-fi connection, you can easily download your favorite musics for offline playback. There are a number of apps available on the Google Play Store that lets you download mp3 songs for free on your Android device. But some of them are just hoax. They basically redirect you to a link on the browser. But some are extremely useful for downloading free music. The following are five great MP3 downloader apps for Android.
  1. 4Shared Music
    4Shared Music is an awesome music app which allows you to download and stream any music on your Android device for free. As the name of this app suggests, it lets you search, play and download to all music files at 4Shared. You can search songs by title, artist, or a combination of two to get more specific results. To download songs, simply hold down on a song title and select ‘Download’ or you can play the song before download it by simply tapping on it.
    You can also create and manage playlists with your favorite songs. So you won’t need to search every time you want listen to music. Just open a playlist with your favorite tracks, and music starts playing.
    What’s even more awesome is that you’ll get 15GB of free storage to upload your favorite songs and stream them on the go.
  2. 4shared music screenshots
  3. Music Download Paradise Mp3
    Music Download Paradise Mp3 is a free android app that allows you to download millions of songs for free. This app lets you search and listen to copyleft mp3 songs/ music files. Just like the 4Shared Music, you can search for songs by title or artist, or album, but you can also search for top songs by an artist, making it easier to just find a certain hit.
    Music Download Paradise MP3 is also a free downloader manager which supports simultaneous downloads. Once downloaded, you can access the songs from the Library section in the app.
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  5. Gtunes Music Download
    Gtunes Music Download (formerly known as Simple MP3 Downloader) is a simple but effective music downloader app that allows you to download millions of songs for free. The downloader also enables you to play music on public domain sites like jamendo.com, 7digital.com, Last.fm and so on. The best part of the app is it allows you to create your own ringtone from any song and assign it to contact. Some musics had lyrics as well. It displayed lyrics as the sound goes with perfect timing. Also it creates a frequency chart of the music as well.
  6. gtunes music download screenshots
  7. Download free music app
    This app called the Download free music app is a very simple app and extremely easy to use to download free musics online. Simply typing what you’re looking for in the Search box and you’ll get a list of results. Just like the other mp3 downloader apps, Download free music app allows you to play the song before you download it. With the app user can pause or resume the download in the Downloads tab.
    However the major disadvantage of this app is the annoying little ads that pops up from time to time. Other than that, it’s still the best music downloader app available for Android.
  8. download free music app screenshot
  9. MP3 Music Search Download Pro
    Mp3 Music Search Download Pro is also a great Android app for downloading free music from search engine and public domains. With this app, you can edit songs, and set them as ringtone. The apps also allows you to pause or resume the download as well as share the download link.
  10. mp3 music search download screenshot
So, these are some of the best and recommended android apps to download free musics online. If you are using any other music downloader apps, feel free to share with us in the comments below.

Opera Mini 7.5.4 Handler Android APK


Download Opera Mini Handler 7.5.4 Opera Mini 7.5.4 HandlerUI Dzebbs’ Android with this application you will get free internet on any operator and any country because it has a particularly hadler menu so you can place your favorite trick and so too you can surf with greater speed, due to its new and recent update which includes nuebo bost turbo, makes this application handler the most effective and more used to bloggers in the world of free internet.

Changes in Opera Mini 7.5.4 Handler for Android APK
1) New Skin for high resolution devices
2) New Skin from right to left
3) Three new Android notifications added
4) Fixed issue with the conformation in Farsi
5) Fixed issue with the settings to disable the Smart page
6) pages are not rendered properly when used at runtime ART
7) SET_PREFERRED_APPLICATIONS permission Eliminated

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1) Phone custom user agent.
2) Servers Custom.
3) This version overwrites the Opera Mini, if you want to co-exist version.
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