Install Android M Developer Preview on Your Nexus 5 (Hammerhead) [How To]

Android M

Google has just released the Android M (Marshmallow?) developer preview factory images for the Nexus 5 (hammerhead), Nexus 6 (shamu), Nexus 9 (volantis) and Nexus Player (fugu). To install these images, you will need to run a full factory image install, which means that all your current data will be lost.

We at Rewrite Tech have put together a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to install your device drivers, unlock bootloader, install custom recovery of your own choice, and flash Google’s new version of Android codenamed “M” onto your Nexus 5 (hammerhead).

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Install ClockWorkMod Recovery on LG Optimus L9 [How-To]

LG Optimus L9

LG Optimus L9 is undergoing updates to the official Jelly Bean. The update package has been made available OTA. There are many improvements in the latest firmware as you must already be aware. If you can’t wait for the official update and want it immediately, you will need to install ClockWorkMod recovery on LG Optimus L9 so you can manually flash the desired firmware. You know as well as we do how OTA updates are delayed so this particular tutorial will guide you on how to install ClockWorkMod Recovery on LG Optimus L9. Before you begin, please ensure that you have the correct USB drivers and that the USB debugging mode is turned on with at least 50% battery to spare. Finally, please backup your data as you might lose it.

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Android USB Drivers for Windows and Mac [Download Links]

USB Drivers

For all of you who follow the tutorials in this blog, you must have noticed that every tutorial asks for you to ensure correct USB drivers for your cellphone. This particular article lists down all the major USB drivers that you will need so if you don’t have any, all you need to do is click on one of the links below to download the drivers. Please click on the right link though. These drivers listed below are for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X. Download the appropriate driver, install them and connect your device first to see if they are functional. These drivers below also support ADB and fastboot for Android Phones and Tablets.

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Root Nexus 4 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware [How-To]

Nexus 4

Nexus 4 is the fourth Google branded flagship manufactured by LG. If you are one of those users who are already on Android 4.2.2 you can root your device by following the tutorial ahead. You will need to back-up your data before you follow this guide and make sure USB debugging mode is enabled. You device should be factory unlocked which means that it should not be locked to any carrier. Ensure that there is at least 50% battery and you have the correct USB drivers for your cellphone. The following tutorial is to root Nexus 4 alone so please do not try this method on any other phone. If you are ready to begin, please follow the step-by-step guide after the break.

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Day by Day Brings Calendar and Google Tasks in One Place

Day by Day

If you are one of those users who basically use their devices as a personal organizer, indulging heavily in Google Tasks and Calendar then you might want to give this application a shot. It is called Day by Day and it has been developed by a member over at the prestigious XDA Forums.

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Android Market License Verification has been Cracked

Android Police has just reported moments ago that Google’s Android Market License Verification can be easily cracked. According to them, most apps can be easily patched of license protection, hence making them available off android market shelf and easy target of piracy. This can help let sites, dedicated to pirate apps, continue to do so with automated algorithms.

The video below shows the demo of game StarHunt and the Google LVL demo app being patched easily

[via Android Police]

Send Links, Maps to Your Android Phone from Computer via Google Chrome

With the new Chrome to Phone extension available on your Google Chrome browser, you can now send links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone running Froyo in a jiffy just with a click. The extension is a little more useful than it sounds to you right now.

Suppose you are reading an article and have to rush right away in a hurry, how cool would it be to read the rest of that on your phone and what effort would it take? Just a single click.

How about you could do the same with maps? I’d certainly feel cool about it. Say you got an email invite to a party and have a link to the coordinates on Google Maps. Now you have to drive off to the party and would love to have the coordinates on your phone. That would take exactly as long as it takes for you to click.

You will need to have the app both on your computer and phone to do this. Watch the video below for details