The all-new Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop, was officially released on November 3rd and it has already been rooted. While rooting has been available for Nexus devices running Lollipop ever since the developer preview, it hasn’t been easy… until now.
XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, has already updated his famous CF-Auto-Root downloads to include an Android 5.0 root for the entire Nexus line. That means the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 devices running 5.0 can easily be rooted.
For those of you who don’t know what CF-Auto-Root is, it is essentially the go-to method for beginners who are not well-versed in rooting. You can check out the officially CF-Auto-Root page here.
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Want a quick way to root your Nexus device?
In the past, one such option has been CF-Auto Root — until now, that option hasn’t been available for Lollipop users.
But with a recent update by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, Nexus devices running Android 5.0 can join in on the fun. Hit the break for details:
The included devices are as follows:
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 7 (2012)
- Nexus 7 (2013)
- Nexus 9
- Nexus 10
Here’s an official changelog of sorts:
- The new variants of CFAR have the SuperSU ZIP embedded
- A second included ZIP (if on Lollipop or newer) patches the current kernel to run SuperSU at boot
- Current CFARs have SuperSU v2.20 which is not currently available elsewhere and only has CFAR compatibility
For more, hit the source link.
Source: XDA Developers
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The Nexus 6 in all of its color and storage options is available from Google Play. No matter what carrier you have, Google Play’s Nexus 6 will be supported with an appropriate SIM card. Carriers in the United States, though, will be selling the device themselves. Prospective buyers just won’t see the same amount of configurations on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Sprint clarified today that it would only offer the Midnight Blue model with 32GB of storage. Want 16GB? Or do you want Cloud White? You cannot have either one if purchasing through Sprint.
So, again, the Play Store will offer exactly what you want because carriers decide to make odd choices.
Come comment on this article: Want the Nexus 6 from Sprint? Carrier only offering one configuration
The Google Nexus 6 has been one of the hardest devices to obtain this year. Although it hasn’t been officially released, pre-orders commenced on October 29th through the Google Play Store and have since sold out… not once, but twice. Not only did the Google Play Store run out of inventory, the Motorola online store sold out as well.
There has been a glimmer of hope for some Nexus die-hards through T-Mobile (myself included). An earlier leaked document suggested that the magenta carrier would launch the Nexus 6 on November 12th. This has since been confirmed through calls we made to T-Mobile.
Unfortunately, it seems that while they will indeed launch the Nexus 6 this Wednesday, not all stores will get the device. The document (which can be seen below) came courtesy of the XDA forums. It shows that over 1800 stores nationwide will get a demo unit of the Nexus 6, whereas only 300 stores will actually have stock to sell.
It is unknown if this document is legitimate, but we will definitely find out soon.
Nexus 6 store list (download link)
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This is a title that will probably be more helpful for smartphone owners who are starting off with their first Android device, but long-time Android users may want to check it out as well. Google has released a Quick Start Guide for Android 5.0 Lollipop via Google Play Books. Although the guide specifically targets Nexus and Google Play Edition devices that will be getting Lollipop, it may still be useful for other devices as well.
If you are interested in grabbing the Quick Start Guide and want to give it a look over, just use one of the download links below. The guide is free, but you have to have a Google Wallet account setup and configured for use with Google Play.
Come comment on this article: Google releases Lollipop guide in Google Play Books
Google seems to be dropping the ball this time around with its Nexus line, suffering from rollout delays with its Nexus 5 and 7, but Motorola is picking up the slack and surging ahead in the race to offer quick updates. Motorola has started soak tests with Lollipop on the Moto X 2014 already, beating all other competitors, including the source of the software itself: Google.
For those of you that own the Moto X, but have yet to receive your update, follow the link below to find an OTA mirror and get the software onto your phone from there. However, as a forewarning, the device must have never been rooted in order for it to work.
Come comment on this article: Moto X 2014 gets Limited Lollipop Soak Test
While the saga of limited availability continues in the US, the rest of the world is wondering when they’ll even be able to pre-order the Nexus 6. As it turns out, it could be quite soon. Google has added an additional 12 countries to join the US on the “Country availability” page on their support website which includes the likes of Australia, the UK, and Sweden. If you happen to reside in one of these countries, you should be able to see the Nexus 6 page on Google Play now which should simply have “Coming Soon” emblazoned below the localized pricing of the Nexus 6 – when this will change to allow you to actually buy the phone is anyone’s guess.
When we reached out to Google about the availability of the devices (here I used Australia as an example), they were careful not to give a specific timeline for when the devices would become available, however did specify that the devices would be available before Christmas. Whether this means devices could be received by Christmas remains to be seen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath in case more supply issues hit these other markets as well.
The full list of countries includes:
- United Kingdom
What do you think about the availability of the Nexus 6? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Nexus 9 was recently introduced by Google as their flagship Android tablet, and also the first tablet to feature Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus 9 is manufactured by HTC, and this step by the Taiwanese manufacturer also shows that they are ready to step back in the tablet market. According to HTC’s Chief Financial Officer Chang Chia-Lin, HTC is getting ready to release a premium line of tablets next year, but they will come with a hefty price.
Also, HTC’s North Asia President talked about tablets as well. He said that “There is actually a bit more room for growth and product differentiation in the high-end and mid-tier tablet segments “. He further says that HTC is not interested in competing in the low cost tablet market, because the profit margins are really slim, so it means that HTC will be releasing tablets very similar to Nexus 9 in design probably, but maybe better specs in future.
We don’t know much about the details regarding HTC’s plan, but we can expect to hear more about it in coming months. Do you think HTC should focus on tablets? Let us know in the comment box below.
Purchase a new device? Its time to accessorize. Accessories, believe it or not, are a big reason a person will purchase a specific device. It is a way to personalize the device. With the Nexus 6, Google will have options available directly through the Play Store. There are two cases listed in the Play Store, both manufactured by Case-Mate.
The first, and the expensive, case is a stand folio. Called the Stand Folio Case, it props up the Nexus 6 for longer viewing sessions. It also stores things like IDs and credit cards with a few slots on the inside. The backside has a cutout for the camera but it will be blocked when the front cover is opened and folded over. The Stand Folio Case costs $40.
The other is the Naked Tough Case with a $35 price tag. It is your standard hard shell case meant for production. It is has no color as it is clear, so you can still show off just how nice your Nexus 6 is. The Naked Tough Case has an integrated stand that is somewhat unnoticeable due to the clear design.
Come comment on this article: Google puts two Nexus 6 cases in the Play Store, labeled as “Coming soon”
Yesterday we reported on the fact that the Nexus 6 is quite popular as it keeps selling out, however Google is planning on replenishing their supply every Wednesday. Well, Motorola is wanting to help out with their site.
Do not pass go, do not collect $200. In fact, spend it on the Nexus 6 on motorola.com
Right now you can go to this page on Motorola’s site and pick up a Nexus 6. There’s no telling how long this will last, so it’d be in your best interest to head over to the page if you want one.
The Nexus 6 starts at $649 for a 32GB version, and comes with Google’s latest version of Android, Android Lollipop.
At any point if you want to see if the Nexus 6 is available, click the widget below that says “Is the Nexus 6 available?” and it’ll take you to a page that tells you the answer.
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