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AT&T Closing In On LOKI Patch For The Galaxy S4 AT&T Closing In On LOKI Patch For The Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 Bootloader on AT&T and Verizon has still not been unlocked, however it has been bypassed thanks to known exploiter "Djrbliss". His LOKI script bypasses the locked down bootloader to allow for custom recovery, and roms. It appears that AT&T is working on an update that will patch LOKI leaving it useless. Desisngears is responsible for this discovery. Apparently it was found in a build for the Galaxy S4 Active, but will also show up in a Galaxy S4 update soon. DjrBliss is apparently aware of the situation. Hopefully he is already working on another workaround. I can imagine that Verizon is working on a patch of their own.
The moral of this story is that if you get a new S4 you should apply LOKI asap. Also do not accept any over the air updates if you would like to keep root and

2013-06-10 06:01:30
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Frozen voicemail from one call hijacks the next call

It took a while for me to figure out what's happening, but I'm pretty sure this describes it:
I'll get a phone call, and I choose not to answer it, so it goes to voicemail. However, what the caller hears is a couple of clicks ... and nothing. No voicemail ... and they hang up. The NEXT caller immediately gets connected to my voicemail (which DOES work for them), before their call even reaches my phone: It doesn't ring, and the call doesn't show up on the RECENT list.
It doesn't have anything to do with SETTINGS, I don't think. This happens infrequently ... all other calls work just the way they're supposed to.
I suspect this is a bug of some kind that I have no control over, but I'd love to know if it's happening to anyone else. And if there IS a way to fix it, that would just be icing on

2013-06-10 05:14:43
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Stock RUU Now Available For Developer Edition HTC One! Stock RUU Now Available For Developer Edition HTC One!

If you love to flash Roms and mods to your device it is always a good idea to have a stock image available for flashing incase you inadvertently flash something wrong or mess something up bricking your device. HTC has been pretty good about releasing source code and they have been pretty developer friendly especially with their developer edition devices. HTCDev recently uploaded the Stock RUU for the Developer Edition HTC One. The software version is 1.29.1540.16. If you happen to brick your device this provides a very easy way to get back to stock. This is also great for cleaning up your device in between rom flashes or after flashing several roms. Grab the RUU at the source link below.
Via
HTCDev
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2013-06-10 05:07:11
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Giant Glitch in Google Play Store

You may find this hard to believe but there is a major glitch in the Google Play Store software you need to know about. Here it is: once you change your google password you will NEVER be allowed to use Google Play Store again for purchasing paid apps! Not unless you open a brand new account from scratch.
That's right: something in their Google Play software will not recognize accounts once the password has been changed. You will be able to download free apps but you will never be allowed to make another purchase.
I even contacted Google directly and they acknowledge the glitch. What an unbelievable inconvenience! They should warn people notnto change passwords or correct the problem.
It is ridiculous that you need to start brand neew accounts every time you want a new password.
Have tried

2013-06-10 00:23:19
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lithium ion batteries that could last for 25 years

Lithium-ion EV batteries that could last for over 25 years
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Digital Trends
Being the tech fans that we are, we're all well familiar with the relatively short half-life of current lithium-ion batteries. A gadget out of the box can start off with a stellar charge life can quickly devolve into brick unless it's hooked to the wall every six hours. This is just the way lithium-ions work, though. Right?
Not for long. German researchers have developed a new lithium-ion battery that retained 85 percent of its initial capacity after 10,000 full recharge cycles, according to Green Car Congress.
These batteries have a power density of 1,100 Watts per kilogram, which is around four times the normal density of today's lithium-ions. These batteries aren't designed to go into your ph

2013-06-09 19:50:16
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receiving texts that are scrambled with parts of old texts

After searching for awhile, I couldn't find anything matching my issue so here goes... I sometimes receive texts that are scrambled with parts of old texts from that person. I'll read the first sentence or two and then there will be what looks like a misspelling or bad auto correct, then the rest of the text. The problem is I don't realize it's messed up and I respond to the text... Only to have the original sender think I've lost my mind ('what are you talking about?!?!') So after several texts back and forth ('you said this', 'no I didn't!') and screenshots from both phones, I finally realize that something is messed up here. I also realized after rereading it and giving it some thought, that the first part was actually from an older text from the same person. So strange. The major issue

2013-06-09 15:52:56
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Unbelievably Fast Battery Drain

Hi. I've looked through several threads about battery drain and still can't find an answer that fits my problem. My Droid x2 began showing signs of fast battery drain for a few weeks, so I bought a new battery today. The problem persists except now, my charge goes from 100% to 7% in 38 minutes. I have tried rebooting, and sometimes when I do, the indicator shows I have 40% instead of the 7% it was showing before I rebooted. I checked usage and as usual, the display and idle were using most of the charge. I downloaded an app to track CPU in real time and deleted all apps that might have been hoarding power. None of that helped. So I finally did a factory reset. That hasn't worked, and in fact, the problem is quickly getting worse. As I speak, I'm typing this with the phone hooked up to the

2013-06-09 10:38:14
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Wifi Tether Problem (Foxfi)

Hello, I've been trying to use Foxfi for wifi tether for some time now, but everytime I try to use it it gives me a hassle. It starts up fine on the phone, but whenever I try to connect to it from another device, it connects but it says it has limited connectivity, and I am unable to do anything. I'm on 4.1.2, Un-rooted. Any ideas would be awesome.

2013-06-09 05:54:16
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Caller ID not showing NAME with weird icon apppear. Please help! Caller ID not showing NAME with weird icon apppear. Please help!

Hi, my caller id can't show incomming Name (only show numbers) despite my caller id is activated. After software update, one weird icon appear and stop my incomming Names to show up. Only show numbers and I'm not sure who is the party calling me. Even hard factory reset also can't remove the weird icon. It has bothering me for quite some time. Even latest software update did not remove it. Please help! I appreciate it :)

2013-06-09 03:03:55
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Alarm Clock Wise [FREE] new app

Alarm Clock Wise is fully featured, fully customizable, handy and most efficient Alarm Clock application in Google Play Store. Alarm Clock Wise has a very decent, elegant and sophisticated UI that attracts the user. Alarm Clock Wise is developed keeping in mind about heavy sleepers. Alarm Clock Wise wakes you up gently from light music or death metal if you are a heavy sleeper. Its barrier option ensures that your mind is not sleeping anymore.
"Alarm Clock Wise is currently the best Alarm Clock application Available at Google Play."
Alarm Clock Wise features include :
* Easy to use, quick, efficient and attractive UI
* Battery and Memory Efficient
* Two alarm methods, i.e: Alarm Time and Nap
* Multiple alarm tones can be selected
* Choose Builtin Alarm tones, Music from your external memor

2013-06-09 01:18:50
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Default Lock Screen Missing Clock, Cannot Get Back

Anyone experienced this? My lock screen default is has my 4 favorite icons at the bottom but the top 75% of the screen is blank / my background. When I swipe across the top to the right it moves me to the screen that IS in fact my clock, name, and date... but how do I get this screen to stay as the lock default screen WITH the 4 favorite icons at the bottom!?
Thanks!!

2013-06-08 23:49:14
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[GAME][FREE] Kids Puzzle Land [GAME][FREE] Kids Puzzle Land

Google Play Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e nizen.puzzles
I wrote this game to learn libgdx. Also, it was a learning experience for my kids, an excuse for them to learn the basics of computer programming.
My children provided the voice acting, created graphics in inkscape (thereby learning about vector graphics), play testing and acted as senior producers and design leads.
One day, we'll do a paid version and my kids want to donate all of the proceeds to Heifer International, a charity devoted to giving animals to people in need.
The Google Play description:
The animals of Kids Puzzle Land need your help. Solve puzzles and find items for the animals of Kids Puzzle Land.
- Develop motor and logic skills while solving jig-saw puzzles.
- Feed the animals and discover what they l

2013-06-08 20:55:11
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[GAME] [FREE] Shooting Club 3: Zombies Attack! [GAME] [FREE] Shooting Club 3: Zombies Attack!

Hi all,
I'm indie-developer and it's my new game.
Please, give her a chance!
Yesterday the world was in calmness and harmony. Now it is infected by millions of zombies. The walking dead have spread far and wide, and now the sniper’s mission is to destroy the threat. His arsenal is experience and professional shooting guns. Nobody and nothing else can help him... He has to fight alone, but when you’re in step to death, there can be no doubt. There is only one rule: you kill or you’ll be killed.
Shooting Club 3: Zombies’ Attack is a combination of tactical game-play, different locations, weapons and realistic shooting. The game is based on the classic version of zombie shooter but here you will find a lot of unique and special advantages. This game will allow you to be not just a player, but

2013-06-08 12:02:46
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S4: Protect the Watermark just in case it gets wet, will this work?

Usually the watermark is inside of a hole or not exposed so fully. However the watermark on the s4 is right behind the battery
So couldn't someone just put a piece of tape on the watermark and protect it from getting wet. Then when it gets wet, remove the tape, the watermark should be good, and take it to verizon/att and cry broken phone???
EDIT: alright so i tried this, i took off the tape, and part of the watermark came off. what i should have done was put paper in between the watermark and the tape, so the tape so does not directly contact the watermark. That way, everything would have been fine. lol

2013-06-08 02:49:42
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[MOD] Galaxy S4 Sound Boost

For those who think the volume on the Galaxy S4 is too low, well there's a mod for that.
Originally posted by XDA member Sparatan117:
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WHAT DOES THIS MOD DO: This mod will let you increase your device volume up some more pretty loudly without the need for you to install any apk file or adding other sound mods into your rom.
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Works for all roms TW/AOSP
Flash with your custom recovery
VOLUME BOOSTING SOUND [VERY LOUD]
DOWNLOAD LINK -
http://db.tt/wQwc9HVB
VOLUME BOOSTING SOUND [MODERATE]
DOWNLOAD LINK -
http://db.tt/WGLXHxjI
REVERT BACK TO STOCK VOLUME
DOWNLOAD LINK -
http://db.tt/KCMGMexI
Thanks to jovy23
Original XDA thread here -
[mod] volume boosting sound s4 - xda-developers
Flashed the moderate boost one and my phone is now so much louder. Not sure if I'll keep it like thi

2013-06-08 02:24:01
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[MOD] Replace Verizon Boot Animation with stock Samsung Boot Animation

A lot of people dislike the Verizon boot animation on the Galaxy S4 including myself. So I replaced mine with the stock Samsung one that comes on other Galaxy S4 variants.
Found this on XDA here -
How to remove Verizon S4 Samsung BootAnimation and put the S4 Samsung BootAnimat - xda-developers
I changed mine manually using Root Explorer but you can flash a .zip in recovery that will do the same.
download .zip here -
http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1 &d=1369819453

2013-06-08 00:34:24
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Sliding Bluetooth Physical QWERTY Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Sliding Bluetooth Physical QWERTY Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Do you love the new tech in smartphones, yet pine for the old Droid days with an actual physical QWERTY keyboard? If you have the new Samsung Galaxy S4, it may seem like a happy distant memory, but the folks at Hypercel have a unique accessory which may be just the ticket. It's a Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case designed for the Samsung Galaxy S4. It's powered by its own battery and doubles as a protective case for your SGS4. It's a bit pricey at $80 bucks, but that might be worth it for some of us. Here's a description from the manufacturer and a link to check out out,
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This Bluetooth Slide-out Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy S4 provides quick access to all controls, features, camera, and ports. Conveniently designed slide-out keyboard allows you to switch from the touch screen to keybo

2013-06-07 21:30:27
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[XPOSED MOD] NottachXposed [ROOT REQUIRED] [XPOSED MOD] NottachXposed [ROOT REQUIRED]

Is your Galaxy S4 rooted but stock? Do you want custom ROM like mods? Then you have to check out NottachXposed!
This app was made for the AT&T version but it does work on the Verizon version as well! I've had this installed for a couple weeks now and absolutely love all the tweaks it offers!
All you have to do is install 2 .apks. (no flashing required!)
Check out the original thread for download links and instructions
here
Make sure you download the latest version - currently V.7

2013-06-07 20:40:31
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[APPS] Nandroid Manager [ROOT REQUIRED] [APPS] Nandroid Manager [ROOT REQUIRED]

For all you rooted flashaholics, we've got a new app you might want to check out. It's called Nandroid Manager. So what is Nandroid Manager? Well Nandroid Manager is the ultimate tool for managing all of your nandroid backups!
With Nandroid Manager you can restore data from your nandroid such as apps+data, text messages, call logs, and much more!
Also with Nandroid Manager not only can you restore data from your nandroid backups but you can also flash new recoveries and use tools like fix permissions.
Nandroid Manager currently supports nandroid backups created by TWRP and Clockworkmod (v5.xx and v6.xx) based recoveries!
THIS APP REQUIRES THAT YOUR DEVICE IS ROOTED AND YOU HAVE BUSYBOX INSTALLED!
Current Features:
* View basic info about your nandroid backups.
* Explore contents of nandroi

2013-06-07 20:01:41
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Lenovo Announces A1000 and A3000 Android tablets Lenovo Announces A1000 and A3000 Android tablets

Lenovo has added a couple of new Android tablets to their lineup. Both are 7-inch tabs called the IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 respectively. Here's a breakdown of specs:
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 - Can currently be purchased with a $40 web discount, totaling $149, by activating the code “HOMEPCDEAL” when checking out. (for a limited time only)
7-inch IdeaTab A1000 has a resolution of 1024 x 600
MediaTek 8317 dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU at 1.20GHz
1GB of RAM memory
8 hours of web browsing over a WiFi connection
Battery 3500mAh unit
16GB, expandable with up to 32GB via microSD
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
0.3 megapixel front camera for video chat and Dolby audio
White or black
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 - Cost of which $229 (and no promotion)
Same 7-inch Display as the A1000
MediaTek 6575 single core Cortex-A9 CPU ru

2013-06-07 18:58:30
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