[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

[ROM] Hydrogen OS Released + Download Link

Hydrogen OS is an alternative ROM for OnePlus One users that quite unlike its Oxygen counterpart — it’s a redesign of many of stock Android foundations, especially in regards to organization and aesthetics. Hydrogen OS features eye-catchy animations and a design that is reminiscent to both Material Design and Aqua with similar behavior to the former but enough differences to make it unique.

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While Hydrogen OS is still in beta with a release scheduled for July, you can try out the ROM on your OnePlus One and enjoy it without registering for the beta. XDA Senior Member natheux has now shared with us a download link to the latest release, and this version brings new animations and general improvements to the aesthetics and performance of the phone, as well as better wake-up gestures. However, keep in mind that early reports in both the XDA thread and the OnePlus forums seem to paint this release as a hit or miss — some claim great battery life and performance, while others claim that there are problems with the touchscreen, gestures, crashes, freezes and even an alleged bricking.

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If you do proceed, make sure to read both threads [1][2] carefully so that you minimize associated risks. Those of you who want to jump in might find quite a surprise, and the early reviews and screenshots look really good. You can find a video review of the v4 release below, where you can learn about its performance and features.

CREDITS & SOURCE: XDA

[ROM] [UNOFFICIAL] 5.1 OmniROM for #OnePlus One – Camera Working

Android Lollipop 5.1 has landed on our phones.

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Thanks to the OmniROM team I have the pleasure to present you the unofficial build of Android Lollipop 5.1 for the OnePlus One (bacon).

The build is based on the newest Omni sources with a few patches to make it compile.

Working:

Not working:

Downloads:

TWRP Recovery
OmniROM 5.1 folder
GAPPS
SuperSU

Instructions:

1. Download everything and put it on your phone’s storage
2. Full wipe (system/data/cache/Dalvik-cache)
3. Flash OmniROM, Gapps, SuperSU
4. Reboot the device

First boot takes a long while, so be patient. After ~10 minutes, you should see the welcome screen

If you are facing issues while calling … like screen going off and doesn’t respond till call ends, flash this MODEM.

Source:
https://github.com/omnirom/
http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/62472/2
https://gerrit.omnirom.org/#/c/11061/1/
+ some graphics from 5.0

I’m not an official maintainer of the ROM.

XDA:DevDB Information
OmniROM, ROM for the ONEPLUS ONE

Contributors
eagleeyetom
ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest CM modem
Based On: OmniROM

Version Information
Status: Alpha

Last Updated 2015-03-16

Credtis:
@maxwen @Entropy512 @lolzballs @fermasia

and every person involved in the project

Source: XDA

[NEWS] Meet the #OnePlus ROM: OxygenOS

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As many of you know, OnePlus will be launching their own ROM in the near future. They’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what this ROM means to us and our fans. OnePlus realized that, like everything they do, their true goal is to make the product that everybody would want to use—to make great technology more accessible for everyone. With their own ROM, that means software that is open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features.

When OnePlus designed the One, they went back to the drawing board, creating a smartphone that offers a bold, powerful, straight-forward experience.

And, that’s exactly what they plan to do with their ROM.

After considering all of the amazing suggestions you guys gave, OnePlus found the name that truly inspired them:

OxygenOS (HydrogenOS for the Chinese OPO)

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As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily powerful.

Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything we do. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure—a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things. Just like us.

Together, we will do big things.

Stay tuned; more information is coming on February 12th.

And, as always, Never Settle.

 

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[NEWS] #OnePlus ROM could be called OneOS

As you probably already knew OnePlus asked their fans to help them find a new name for their own in-house built OS.

Here at OnePlus, we care deeply about giving our fans the best possible user experience, and we believe that an emphasis on openness and customization is a big, big part of that. That’s why we officially support rooting and flashing custom ROMs on the OnePlus One without affecting your warranty. It’s also why we test and release builds of alternative ROMs for use on the OnePlus One on our forums.

We know that the best choice for you is the one that you make for yourself, and that idea is at the core of everything we do. From the beginning, we’ve asked our fans to “Never Settle,” and we stand by that ideology. Now, it’s time to take it to the next level.

As you may have heard, we are developing our own custom ROM in-house — just one more option for those who refuse to compromise. We promise that it will be close to stock, bloat-free, and highly customizable; we wouldn’t ask you to settle for anything less. What you may not know, though, is that our first community build will be released soon. Much sooner than you likely expected.

After the votes were entered, 10 finalists were chosen:

Opus — ahighfield — Hong Kong — 12/17/2014 17:12:27

Nomad OS — greatbubba — Sweden — 12/17/2014 17:19:32

CosmOS — Tuqano — Italy — 12/17/2014 19:13:09

Muse — redm — USA — 12/18/2014 9:17:06

Karma — coldcatt — Canada — 12/18/2014 10:17:19

OnePlus ROM — TakeMyMoney — Netherlands — 12/17/2014 16:31:23

StratOS — Deidara — Mexico — 12/18/2014 3:49:52

Carbon — Thijs — Belgium — 12/17/2014 18:08:32

ElementOS — Talon918 — India — 12/17/2014 23:38:11

DaVinci — martina.seno — Italy — 12/17/2014 21:04:23

Now here comes the really BIG news, according to the official Chinese forum, OnePlus VP, Liu Zuohu has said that choosing one of the above names would prove pretty difficult, because of trademark and copyright issues.

Liu Zuohu then says: “So in the end we found OneOS is the “best” name, but many people would argue is the most unoriginal name.” Bing Translation

What do you think?!? Is the name OneOS too boring or do you think it is just perfect, because it is so simple?!?

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[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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[NEWS] Most Popular Android Phone of 2014: #OnePlusOne

There are so many great Android phones on the market right now that no list could contain them all, but when Lifehacker.com asked for your picks, you, the public, gave them a great selection. They looked at the five best Android phones of the year based on those picks, and after over 38,000 votes, it’s time to highlight your favorite.


The Cyanogen-powered, difficult-to-obtain OnePlus One took the top spot by a fair margin, bringing in close to 49% of the overall vote and taking first place. The team behind it still operates on invites, but they’ve recently opened the door to a batch pre-order system that will get you in line to get one of the affordable, high-end phones if you want one.

Second place went to the slightly old but arguably another killer bang for your buck, the Nexus 5 by LG. Many of you said it was just the right size, just the right price, and since it’s a Nexus, if you have one you already have Lollipop — and Lollipop sings on an Nexus 5. It brought in close to 16% of the overall vote. In third with just under 15% of the votes cast was the successor to last year’s top pick, the HTC One M8. Almost every comment about it praised its build quality, all-metal design, and improved features over the original HTC One. Fourth place went to the Moto X, a great all-around phone that brings powerful features to the table without costing you an arm and a leg to get them. It picked up close to 11% of the vote. Bringing up the rear in fifth was the Sony Xperia Z3, Sony’s latest flagship, with its dustproof and waterproof chassis and high-quality camera. It earned just over 10% of the overall vote.

For more on each of these and the honorable mentions not listed here, make sure to head back to the full Hive Five feature to read more.

Do you agree?!? Is the OnePlus really The Best Phone of 2014 ?!?

Source: lifehacker.com

Head over to the English MIUI forum to cast your vote if you agree or disagree with this.

http://en.miui.com/thread-65949-1-1.html

[ROM] #OneRomAWeek #OnePlus #CM12 Lollipop 2nd Release

UPDATE 13.11 : Build 2 with fixes (quite stable) CM12 Lollipop build for the OnePlus One has been released.

THIS COMES WITH NO SUPPORT. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK. MAKE AN OFF-DEVICE BACKUP JUST IN CASE. I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

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>>>> DOWNLOAD CM12 ROM AND GAPPS <<<<

How to flash:

  1. Do a backup of your current ROM (a MUST) and copy to your computer (better safe than sorry)
  2. TWRP or CWM “Full Factory Reset” (Wipe Data/Cache/Dalvik and System)
  3. Download the CM12 ROM, Lollipop Gapps Package and SuperSU
  4. Copy the ZIPs to your phone’s storage
  5. Flash CM12 zip, L Gapps and SuperSU
  6. Reboot and setup your Lollipop-ed OnePlus

Fixed in version 2:

  1. Slow boot (for real this time!)
  2. Settings alarms causing a bootloop
  3. NFC
  4. Enabled multi-user
  5. Location icon now disappears in Status bar

Known Bugs:

  1. No Theme engine yet
  2. Bluetooth doesn’t work
  3. Google Keyboard Swype function FC. Swype Keyboard works great
  4. 3G signal seems unstable (couldn’t try 4G yet)
  5. Arrows in the WI-FI Logo aren’t centred
  6. …..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5aDSlPOaqM Thanks to XDA user : boeselhack

All credits go to Martin_RO , K900 and the team over at XDA Developers.

[ROM] OnePlus #OneRomAWeek – LewaOS

Lewa OS (Chinese:乐蛙), also called Music Frogs or жабка, is a third-party Android ROM produced by the Chinese company Lewa Technology. It mainly focuses on developing ROMs for 1000-renminbi (around US$126) phones . As of April 2013, they have more than 2 million users, and as of July 2012, they are among the Top 3 custom Android ROMs in China, together with MIUI and DianXin OS (also known as Tapas OS). Lewa is also the first-ever custom Android ROM in the world that supports dual-SIM standby feature. The ROM includes its own Lewa market, a power save mode, adjustable switches in notification bar, and some other modifications that are “optimized and localized” for Chinese users. It releases a new version via OTA update once a week every Friday. Other than models that are officially supported, phones can also use Lewa by using ROMs that are ported by others or by users themselves. Some believe that it provides a user experience and design that’s similar or better than iOS or MIUI, some commentators also point out that the ROM is simple and energy-saving.

Anyway, Lewa OS is now available for the OnePlus One courtesy of Chinese Lewa developer wuxianlin.

This ROM is based on the latest CM11S stable ROM and it includes the CM11S camera, gallery and all the gestures. It should be fast, fluid and bug free, but don’t forget it’s still a BETA release.

ROM features:

  • Pre ROOTed (Security Settings>Permission management>Perm>ROOT), but SuperSU still has to be flashed.
  • I have removed the majority of Chinese apps
  • Sony Honami keyboard added
  • a few build.prop tweaks
  • Google Playstore and updating apps seems to be broken, I have flashed different Gapps packages, but can’t get apps to update and install
  • You can add a Google account for contacts and calendar sync
  • Lewa’ App Store can be used to install Gmail, Calendar, etc
  • Loads of very nice looking built in apps (check the screenshots)

Instructions:

  • Download Lewa.zip and copy to your OnePlus
  • Download SuperSU.zip and copy to your OnePlus
  • Wipe Data/ Cache/ Dalvik and System
  • Flash Lewa.zip and SuperSU
  • Reboot and setup Lewa

Enjoy!!!

>>>>> Download LewaOS <<<<<

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Credits : bbs.lewaos.com