Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

The Xiaomi Mi 4 android smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with a 330 Adreno GPU and GB of RAM. But all of us know the the phone is from the Chinese market and If the phone is flashed with the developers ROM to get the root access without losing the warranty, then the Google Apps and services do not open. Or if you bought the phone directly from the chinese market then you can’t find any Google services on your phone. To use all those Google Service you need to install them manually. Here in this guide we’ll show you how you can install Google Play and other Google apps such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Translate, Google Maps etc on your Xiaomi smartphones.

You can use the same guide to Install Google Play Store on other Xiaomi smartphones including Mi3, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 and Redmi 1S. The guide is pretty simple and only takes a few minutes to install all the Google application on your phone.

Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

INSTALL GOOGLE PLAY STORE ON MI4

Step 1. On your Xiaomi device, tap Settings > Security and check the Unknown sources option.

Step 2. Download the “Google Installer.apk” here and move the file on your phones internal storage.

Step 3. Open the file manager on your phone and install the “Google Installer.apk” on your MI 4.

Step 4. Once the app is installed, Open the application. There, you will find Google Play Store.

Install-Google-Play

Step 5. Tap on Install. Now this step is little bit trick, so read it carefully and follow all the steps below.

Step 6. Now you will see a prompt as below. Tap on OK. You need to install Google Service Framework on your phone to install Play store.

Google-Service-Framework

Step 7. Tap on OK. On next screen, you will see 4 apps. Install all 4 apps on your phone by clicking on install icon at the bottom of the screen.

Install-All-Google-Apps

Step 8. Once the installation process is completed, exit all the way and reboot the phone.

Step 9. Now back to the Google Installer app and look for Google Play Store again. This time, go ahead and Install.

Now you have successfully installed Google Play Store on your Xiaomi Mi 4. Enjoy !!!

Source: Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

[Review]The Avantek BC-L6 Bluetooth Receiver – £19.99 @AmazonUK

I was sent this to review by Avantek and give my honest opinion.

 

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I found the Avantek BC-L6 Bluetooth Receiver much smaller than expected, and that is a good thing. It as big as half a golf ball, made out of a good quality black plastic. It should easily fit in almost all cars (that have AUX IN of course). I have tried it with Google’s Voice search and it works great. It should work with Siri without any issues.

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One little drawback with the product is that it comes without an internal battery. This means you have to keep it plugged into the car for it to work. A bonus is that the charger that comes in the box is a two-port USB one, so it means you can use the extra charging port for another device.

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In terms of design, the Avantek BC-L6 Bluetooth is very simple, circular and black, equipped with a permanently attached wire for audio and power connections.The external wire is about 3 feet long and splits for power and audio segregation.

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The Avantek Bluetooth receiver is mountable with the support of a magnetic back. Mounting and detaching is very easy and simple.

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If the top part of the device is twisted, it helps to turn the volume up or down or you can skip tracks. By pushing the centre button down and holding it, it activates the Google Voice search on your phone (or Siri). It can also be used to stream music via Bluetooth from a compatible device. I have tried it with 2 Android powered phones (OnePlus One and a Xiaomi Redmi 2) and it works great.

The sound quality when on the phone or when listening to music is really great, with no stutter or interruptions. The Avantek BC-L6 is priced at just £19.99 which means that as a whole, this gadget is worth buying.

Conclusion :The AVANTEK Portable Bluetooth Receiver comes with more features than many similar products and a clever means of remotely controlling playback from your phone, but it will involve running wires to a power outlet and an auxiliary input in a car.

Check it out here : Avantek on Amazon UK

[REVIEW] #ZTE Blade S6 5” HD Screen 4G Smartphone – 5.0 #Lollipop

In the last year or so, budget-friendly smartphones have become a huge part of the Android landscape, with OEMs not compromising on elements like build quality and performance, even with the devices boasting price tags that are less than $300, or even $200 in a few cases. It is also a testament to how far we’ve come in a short amount of time, when you consider that a lot of these smartphones pack specifications that were thought of as flagship only a couple of years ago. (via AA)

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The curved design might remind you of a certain Cupertino phone but any scrutiny whatsoever will leave you asking why anyone thought copying the iPhone 6’s design was a good plan – when all it would bring is comparison. The phone feels fairly well balanced in the hand, but the materials used in construction are certainly not lovingly crafted from a block of aluminium.

The ZTE Blade S6 comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display, with a 720p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 294 ppi. This resolution may be a little low for pixel junkies, but the experience on the display was very good, with everything, including videos and games, looking great. The display brings with it all the loved features of IPS LCD panels, including vibrant but not overly saturated colors, great brightness, and good viewing angles. While not at the level of some AMOLED screens out there, the black levels provided by this display were also surprisingly good, and might be the best I’ve seen on an LCD without exhibiting light bleed.

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As you probably heard, the Blade S6 packs an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. This is one of best mid-range processing packages currently available, that allows for a performance that is quite similar to its more high-end counterparts in every day tasks.

The front-facing camera (5MP wide-angle), is pretty good and the main 13MP camera coped okay – although the flash may not be the brightest out there.

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With Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, the ZTE Blade S6 is one of the few phones that runs the latest iteration of the OS. You get all of the great features of Lollipop with a few additions from ZTE, and while the custom launcher does have its unique features, a lot of the stock elements of Android 5.0 are available. Elements like the lockscreen, notification shade, overview, and applications like the settings, dialer, and clock still preserve the material design from Google.

A standard suite of sensors and connectivity options are available, including support for 4G. These are the frequencies supported by the Blade S6 :

2G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz ;

3G network: WCDMA 900/2100MHz;

4G network: LTE B3/B7/B8/B20 (1800/2600/900/800MHz)

So there you have it – the ZTE Blade S6! While the design and build quality could have been slightly better, once you get past that, what you get with the Blade S6 is a device that offers a best-in-class processing package, a solid camera experience, and the latest iteration of Android, all in a very affordable package. (Via AA)

The ZTE Blade S6 is now available from Amazon UK for just under £170.00 inc delivery.

 

[ROM] OnePlus #OneRomAWeek – DarkoBass PSD ROM [AOSPA 5.0.1]

Welcome to Darkobass ParanoidSabreDroid Lollipop ROM

Your warranty is now NOT VOID. However if you screw something up its not covered, don’t hold me responsible for anything… Whatever is wrong with your phone, you did it yourself !!!

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Credits to : Hrishi21007 for the Youtube video

Base: Paranoid Android 5.0
Tree: CM12
Toolchain: SaberMod*graphite with floop, mem opt, sabe

Standard features:
All that’s in PA

Extra features:
– Dark material theme in settings by Darkobas
– Centre clock with colour picker from Slim
– increasing ring from CM
– Advanced reboot options
– ADB over WiFi
– ime selector hide
– volume cursor control
– statusbar brightness control
– keyguard per app notification control
probably more

Install:
– on first install wipe data
– wipe system, cache and Dalvik
– install ROM
– install gapps. (pa recommended)
– install SuperSU from ChainFire

Downloads:
SUPERSU
PA GAPPS
Rom on AndroidFileHost
ROM on mediafire

PSD Bootanimation (replaces your normal One+ Powered by Android one):

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Download by clicking the image above the zip and unzip it (in your CM11 fastboot folder)
Go to the folder and open a cmd prompt  and execute the following 2 commands while your phone is in fastboot mode:

1. fastboot flash LOGO logo-modified.bin

2. fastboot reboot

Source: Github

All thanks go to:
AOSPAL (R.I.P)
Paranoid Android
CyanogenMod
SaberMod
OmniRom
SlimRoms

Via: XDA Forums

If you likethe ROM please Donate to Darkobas

[ROM] OnePlus #OneRomAWeek – FIUI Beta 2.0.1

● Chinese name: The Future Interface
● English name: FIUI
● Relevant models: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Xiaomi Mi2s, OnePlus One and many other mainstream models
● Development team: AZ Fuga team

 FIUI (Future Interactive UI) is a highly customised ROM built from CM11 source. The ROM is meant to be a simple, clean, fast and fluid.

  • December Changelog 2014
    12.07 Beta 2.0.1 Emergency Repair mobile network settings FC issue beta2.0.1
    
    ● Emergency Repair mobile network settings option to enter the FC bug;
    
    ● Repair 1+ default camera does not show the problem;
    
    12.07 beta 2.0.0 shock upgrade 4.4.4 | 1+ beta release of the first editionbeta 2.0.0
    
    ● Upgrade for CM11 4.4.4 source;
    
    ● Join T9 dialing support (attribution later versions added);
    
    ● add back you need developer mode;
    
    ● Add the menu button, home button Custom Function settings (only entity key phone);
    
    ● By clicking on the status bar operators to enter engineering mode function;
    
    ● Task Manager to add more memory, display, and depending on the hardware memory size, automatically change the statistical unit;
    
    ● Add the call recording feature (audio file is saved by default sdcard / CallRecordings);
    
    ● Add the notification filter;
    
    ● Update calculator UI interface and functionality;
    
    ● Update shortcut buttons to adjust the default sort;
    
    ● Update icon support nearly 200 applications;
    
    ● optimized dialing application, problem solving FC;
    
    ● Status bar code optimization fantasy, color and smoother;
    
    ● Optimize UI resources, modify some ICON, problem solving burrs;
    
    ● optimization lock screen, smoother;
    
    ● optimize more to do in their own experience;
    
    ● Fixed desktop dual icon bug;
    
    ● Fixed desktop under certain circumstances FC's bug;
    
    ● Edit mode time clock repair discoloration problem;
    
    ● repair alarm clock 10 minutes show bias problem;
    
    ● repair several SystemUI lead FC's bug;
    
    ● many bug fixes beta group feedback;
    
    ● fix more to do in their own experience;
    
    ● Other details please experience itself;
    
    ● Thanks to all the beta group members;

    Credits: Official FIUI site
    About:   About FIUI
    ROM:    FIUI Download

    How to install:
    Download zip and copy to your device

    Wipe Data/Cache/Dalvik and System (Clean Wipe)

    Install FIUI.zip and Reboot

    Flash CM Gapps if needed

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[#Lollipop vs. #KitKat] What’s New Inside Android L?

Android Lollipop (5.0) marks a big improvement for the operating system. It’s the first time Google has put a big emphasis on beautiful design – or as they call it, “material design.”

To illustrate what the changes look like, I loaded a developer preview edition of Lollipop onto a Nexus 5 and put it side by side with a Moto X (not 100% stock but pretty close). Remember, this is not the final edition of the Lollipop operating system and things can change before it’s released.

 


Note: KitKat is on the left, Lollipop on the right.

1. Homescreen

You’ll notice the status bar has a slightly different look, as does the Google Search bar, Google Now and the menu buttons at the bottom of the screen. The shapes are now much simpler and clean looking. Also, notice the home screen dots – they are no longer bigger to indicate which screen you are on, just bolder.

2. Google Now

You’ll see some of the most dramatic changes here. On the right, Lollipop information is easier to grasp in an instant, with the most important stuff in strong text and highlighted in bold colors. (Side note, what a terrible loss)

 

3. Dialer

 

Dialer looks cleaner, numbers are spaced out a bit more for more comfortable dialing. Also, there are less choices on screen. Gone are the recent and menu options. There is no doubt where to press the call button.

 

 

4. Quick Settings

 

Some excellent and useful changes here. Everything is clean looking and you get instant access to your most important toggles including brightness. On the right in Lollipop you’ll notice the addition of a flash-light (yay!) and Cast Screen is now part of the defaults for easily screen slinging to Chromecast. The “user” toggle is now smaller and up near the top of the screen.

 

 

5. Notifications Pull Down

 

Here’s what it looks like after you just took a screenshot and pull down on the notifications bar. Material design is apparent on the right in Lollipop as you can clearly see the distinction between the three parts of the notification: the explanation at the top, the snippet in the middle and the action option at the bottom. Also, notice the toggle to clear all notifications has moved below them, which makes it easier to clear them using one hand on a giant phone screen (Nexus 6 et al).

 

 

6. Battery

 

Battery stats are a bit easier to understand on the right, plus Android Lollipop will give you an approximation of how much time you have left to use your phone. Apparently, battery life is much improved in this update. Additionally, while you charge your phone both this screen and the lock screen tell you how much time it will take until your phone is fully charged.

 

 

7. Clock

 

Just a little cleanup here, plus I noticed the background color seems to change based on the time you’re looking at the clock. Also, the globe icon at the bottom has changed to match Material Design standards.

 

 

8. Storage

 

Not too many visible changes here, but an overall clean and clear look. Also, gone is the “gear” icon since it doesn’t seem to match the simplicity of Android 5.0 Material Design.

 

 

9. Interruptions

 

One of the more useful additions to Lollipop (both screenshots are from 5.0). It’s their version of Apple’s “Do Not Disturb,” but offers even more functionality (BTW, if you aren’t getting Lollipop anytime soon check out a fantastic Android app called Agent that does some of this). You can schedule quiet times for your phone or allow only certain “priority” callers and messages to ring your device. There are various ways you can customize here. Additionally, when you adjust the volume on your device, you now have the option to toggle “interruptions” (aka notifications) off for an indefinite or timed amount of time, or only allow interruptions from your priority list.

 

 

Conclusion

This is by no means a full review of Lollipop, just a fun look at some of the changes in store for Android users. Overall, the look and feel is best described as a combination of clean and useful. There isn’t a lot of unnecessary stuff floating around – until, of course, OEM’s get their hands on it!

It feels more like a modern day operating system, and less like an “operating system”.

Source : en.miui.com

[ROM] OnePlus #OneRomAWeek – VANIR AOSP

As promised last week, I will present you a custom ROM for our beloved OnePlus on every Wednesday. This week’s ROM is none other than Vanir AOSP!!!

Enjoy !!!

Welcome to VanirAOSP

Our mission is to deliver a clean optimized version of Android with subtly improved versions of the features you love to as many devices as possible. We’ve tried to incorporate and improve our features in a way that makes them more cohesive to improve the overall user experience while correcting any performance regressions and improving functionality..

What to expect:
– This is not a McCopy ROM. What goes into our build is well thought-out and not a bunch of stuff duck taped together because we could.
– maximum optimization. We do our research. We test hard. We build -fstrict -O3 globally and include a massive array of code optimizations and memory leak fixes that we write ourselves and eventually submit to AOSP or Linaro.
– originality in our source. We generate a lot of new commits being features or general code improvements. We are open source to share and improve the community but we also try to make sure we offer a unique experience.
– aesthetics.. hopefully in your opinion 😛

General features:

  • SU, busybox etc
  • Enhanced performance.. longer uptime with less slowdown
  • Custom written CRON and init.d etc
  • UI and graphics improvements
  • Custom navbar, navring, and hardware key features
  • Hover,Active Display & lockscreen notifications
  • Usability improvements like power reboot menu and sound
  • Animation control
  • Improved Vanir keyboard
  • CM’s profiles & quicksettings
  • Additional quicksetting tiles
  • Immersive mode
  • Statusbar mods
  • Clock & battery mods
  • Lockscreen blur and other mods
  • embedded root, init.d, cron etc

Join our Google+ community for news/updates

Downloads:

Rom:
Official Builds here : VanirAOSP-Nightly Server
Latest (Test)Builds : Android File Host

GApps:
Build by DHO for Vanir

How to install:

  • Download Rom
  • Download prefered GApps
  • Boot into Recovery (TWRP or CWM)
  • Wipe Data (Only when you come from different rom, not needed if you update)
  • install vanir update.zip
  • install gapps (only when you come from different rom, not needed if you update)
  • reboot
  • be amazed

Additional Links:
Link to source : VanirAOSP @ github
Link to kernel : Cyanogenmod @ github

XDA:DevDB Information
VanirAOSP Bacon, ROM for the ONEPLUS ONE

Contributors
Martin_Ro, PrimeDirective, nuclearmistake, DHO
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

Version Information
Status: Nightly
ALL CREDITS GO TO THE VANIR TEAM : GOOGLE+

[ALL IN ONE] OnePlus ONE ROMs, Recoveries, Kernels, etc

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Setup, Preparation and Prerequisites

I know there are already a few root guides out there for this phone, but I found that they weren’t very detailed. This guide is thorough and explains each and every step in a noob-proof manner.

Basic tasks that I may refer to throughout this guide:

  • Open command prompt – Press Window Key + R, type in “cmd” (without the quotes), and hit enter.
  • Enter fastboot mode- Turn the phone off. Hold volume up + power until the “fastboot” screen appears.

ADB & Fastboot Installation:

  1. Download the full Android SDK here (scroll to the bottom of the page>DOWNLOAD FOR OTHER PLATFORMS>SDK Tools Only) or get a slimmed version containing only the essential components here
  2. Extract the zip and place the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
    **If you chose to download the slimmed sdk skip to step 5**
  3. Only if you downloaded the full sdk: Go into the android-sdk-windows folder and run SDK Manager.exe. Install the following packages (there are a total of 4 packages):
    – Tools > Android SDK Tools, Android SDK Platform-tools
    – Extras > Android Support Library, Google USB Driver
  4. Only if you downloaded the full sdk: Go back into the android-sdk-windows directory, and you should see a new folder named platform-tools. If you don’t see this new folder, repeat the step above.
  5. To confirm that it is indeed working, open a command prompt window and enter the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    adb version

    If it displays “Android Debug Bridge version x.x.xx” it is working. If it is gives an error saying that adb is not a recognized command, it has not been successful. Carefully repeat the steps above if this is the case. Close the command prompt window when you are done.

  • Show File Extensions – Open a command prompt window and run “Control folders” (without the quotes). Go to the View tab and uncheck the “Hide extensions for known file types” option. This will help avoid confusion when renaming files.
  • Battery – Ensure that your phone has at least 60% battery remaining, and that your PC is plugged in and wont shut down spontaneously during the process. The procedure doesn’t take very long (5-15 minutes), but its best to have enough charge in case something goes wrong.
  • Backup (Optional) – Unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe all data from the device. This includes apps, settings and even the contents of the internal sdcard (pictures, music, etc.). Copy all important files off the phone onto a PC or upload them to a cloud.
  • Driver Installation – Download and install the Universal ADB Driver. Alternatively, use this method.

Downloads
Download a custom recovery and the SuperSU zip below. Place both files (recovery image and root zip) in the platform-tools folder located on your desktop within the android-sdk-windows folder.

Custom Recovery:
TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)

Root:
SuperSU

Information
Rooting this device is actually quite a simple and easy process. Before you begin, it is recommended that you at least try to understand what each part of the process will do. Although this guide will elongate each step in order to show all of the details, the method used can be broken up into 3 main steps: Unlocking the Bootloader, Installing a Custom Recovery and finally Rooting. Each new step relies on the previous step to have been completed, and a basic summary of each part is:

  1. Unlocking Bootloader: Opens the door to the internal memory of the device to be written on to. This allows you to flash images onto the main partitions of the phone.
  2. Installing a Custom Recovery: A custom recovery is flashed onto the recovery partition of the device and overwrites the stock recovery that exists by default. Custom recoveries bring lots of functionality and give you the ability to perform wipes, install flashable zips, create full backups of your NAND (Nandroid backup), and various other features. An unlocked bootloader is needed to install a custom recovery.
  3. Rooting: You can gain root by either flashing via recovery a pre-rooted custom rom, or flashing a zip containing the SuperSU binaries. A custom recovery is necessary to do this.

After completing these steps your phone will be rooted, the phone will have a custom recovery installed, and the phones bootloader will be unlocked. This, in my opinion, is the most practical and beneficial method for rooting your phone. It gives you some basic adb/fastboot knowledge, and should hopefully help you have a decent understanding of what is going on. Also this method will work regardless of what android version your phone has.

If you are confused by anything in this guide, I would highly suggest getting it clarified being before moving on. Ask your question in this thread and I or someone else will likely answer. Also I’d suggest that you read over the whole thread a few times before actually doing anything to the phone.

[1. HOW TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER]

  • Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power. The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.
  • Plug the phone into your PC, then open a command prompt window and type:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    fastboot devices

    This command will list the connected devices. If your phones serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly. In order for you to continue you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

  • If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command:
    Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone

    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
  • After the above command has finished executing, run the following
    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    The phone will reboot. Wait until the phone has fully booted up into android, then adjust the following settings on the phone:

  • USB Debugging – On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging
  • Disable CM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.
  • Close the command prompt window and proceed onto the next section of the guide.

[2. HOW TO INSTALL A CUSTOM RECOVERY]

  • Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power.
  • Rename the recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img. *Make sure that you rename it to recovery.img NOT recovery.img.img* Remember that this file should be placed in the platform-tools folder inside of the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
  • Open a new command prompt and run the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Once the flash has completed type the following command to reboot the phone:
    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    After the phone has booted back up, turn it off. Now to enter your newly installed custom recovery, hold volume down + power. The phone should boot into recovery mode. Now that you have a custom recovery, you may continue to the final step.

  • Close the command prompt window.

[3. HOW TO ROOT]

Now that your phone has an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed you have a two options to gain root (Pick one or the other. You don’t need to do both)

Option A) Flash SuperSU binaries which will give you root with the stock ROM

  • Confirm that you have downloaded the SuperSU zip from the downloads section above and that it is located in the platform-tools folder inside of the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
  • Turn the phone off then boot into recovery mode by holding volume down + power. Leave the phone at the main screen of the custom recovery for now.
  • Open a command prompt window and run the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    adb push UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip /sdcard/

    This will copy the SuperSU zip onto your phone. Once the command has completed continue.

    Instructions for TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP):

  • Install > browse to SuperSU zip and select the it
  • Swipe to confirm the installation. Then reboot.Instructions for ClockworkMod (CWM):
  • install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard.
  • Next, browse to the location where you previously copied the SuperSU zip and select the it.
  • To confirm the installation, scroll down to “Yes” and select it. The installation shouldn’t take very long, and once it has completed you may reboot.

Option B) Flash a custom rom which will come pre-rooted

  • Note that not all custom roms will be pre rooted, however the majority of them are. Read the OP of the ROM thread to see what the verdict is.
  • Copy a custom rom (you can find these in the ONE Android Development and ONE Original Android Development section) onto the phone (remember the location of where you copy it to)
  • Turn the phone off then boot into recovery mode by holding volume down + power. To install a custom ROM the general procedure to follow is: factory reset, wipe cache + dalvik cache, flash ROM, flash GApps. Here are the recovery specific instructions:Instructions for TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP):
  • Wipe > Swipe to Factory Reset
  • Install > browse to the location where you previously copied the ROM zip and select it > Swipe to confirm the installation
  • Install GApps using same process as ROM, then reboot.Instructions for ClockworkMod (CWM):
  • wipe data/factory reset
  • wipe cache partition
  • advanced > wipe dalvik cache
  • install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > navigate to the location of the ROM > select the ROM > confirm the installation by selecting “Yes”
  • After that you may install the GApps using the same method for flashing the ROM, and finally reboot the phone.

Keep in mind that the first boot after installing a custom ROM & wiping the phone may take longer than usual, as the phone will need to rebuild the dalvik cache and initialize other first boot stuff.

Congrats! That is it! Your phone now has an unlocked bootloader, a custom recovery installed and it is rooted. Enjoy :)!!!

[ROMs]

The Biggest ONEPLUS ONE ROM Collection

[RECOVERIES]

CWM

TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)

Cannibal Open Touch 3.0 Alpha builds

All thanks and credits for these guides go to Chromium

IUNI OS for the OnePlus One

!!! WARNING !!! THIS ROM FLASHES IT’S OWN CWM RECOVERY 6.0.4.6!!!

:DBeta 1.4 RELEASED ;)

The ROM updates once every 2 weeks on Monday.

Would you like to try IUNI OS on your OnePlus One?

All about IUNI and full credits: http://www.iunios.com/
OnePlus One IUNI forum : http://bbs.iunios.com/forum-88-1.html

Download link ROM (Beta 1.4): MEGA.CO.NZ
Download link ROOT (SuperSU 2.0.4): mega.co.nz
ColorOS/IUNI OS Google Apps : GAPPS

So far, I tried the following and all these work:

  • Camera, it is actually the OPPO Camera from ColorOS – everything works
  • Flashed Google apps, all is working well, even Google Now
  • I’ve added the ColorOS OnePlus Tuner Mixer app – works great with the built-in Aurora Music player
  • 3G HSDPA+ works great, 4G works as well
  • GPS fix works
  • Antutu score of 36637, without any tweaks
  • ROM can be rooted, I have flashed SuperSU and root works well
  • there are still a few places in the ROM with Chinese characters
  • Complete developer options: *#*#452789#*#*

INSTALL GUIDE

  • download ROM, ROOT and GAPPS ZIPs
  • REBOOT into recovery (TWRP,CWM, PHILZ, ETC)
  • flash ROM (phone will reboot at the end) and phone will power up
  • reboot to recovery once more
  • flash GAPPS and ROOT and reboot phone.
  • Enjoy pure beauty!!!

!!! WARNING !!! THIS ROM FLASHES IT’S OWN CWM RECOVERY 6.0.4.6!!!

 

IUNI U3 Video Review – GIZCHINA

gizchina.com IUNI U3

gizchina.com IUNI U3

Due to popular demand we have posted the following IUNI U3 review video!

Just to recap the IUNI U3 is only the second phone from Chinese internet brand IUNI, and follows in the footsteps of the all alloy, 4.7-inch IUNI U2. The U3 continues the saga with an amazing hardware line up that includes a 5.5-inch Sharp 2K display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel main camera.

Interestingly this flagship device also boasts a 3000mAh battery, front facing Ultra-pixel main camera, OIS and dual SIM all for the low price of 1999 Yuan ($320).

IUNI U3 Video Review

The following video review shows the features of the IUNI U3 phone and also the highly customised IUNI OS that is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.

Via: gizchina.com