Author Archives: James Mackervoy

How to retrieve data from a device with a broken screen

While most of the time people are really careful with their smart phones, there are times when accidents happen and they end up with broken screens. Of course, you can always have the screen repaired but in most cases it results in a total data wipe. If you’re a person who just wants to get rid of a phone after ...

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How to flash a nightly build of Firefox OS to Nexus 5

Usually here at Android Junkies we only support ROMs which are based on the Android OS. However, there are times (such as this) when for a novelty of sorts, we present a port of an OS that isn’t Android but can be flashed to an Android device. The port we are talking about is the newly released nightly build of ...

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How to enable stereo speaker system-wide on Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 comes with many new features that frankly make the old Sony flagships hide in shame. One of those great features has to be the enhanced music experience you can enjoy thanks to the dual stereo speakers built into the phone. While the speakers are great and everything, Sony unfortunately forgot to include the option to make them ...

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Android 4.3 on Sony Xperia SP

How to root Sony Xperia SP

Mostly, many Android devices available on the market usually have only one rooting method but there are some devices which after receiving a kernel update usually outdate the previous root method. Such is the case with Sony Xperia SP, the phone could easily be rooted when it was released, however after a kernel update from Sony, the method became obsolete ...

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Android 4.3 on Sony Xperia SP

How to get HTC Sense 4 style task switcher for Xperia SP

While all Android devices run a different version of Android as their firmware, it mostly depends upon the OEM which style they go for. Each OEM has their own UI e.g. Samsung with their TouchWiz or HTC with their Sense etc. However, Sony somewhat likes to keep its ROM stock and as a result usually is quite dull when it ...

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How to root your Moto G (The hard way)

The Moto G is a great device which has become quite popular in the aftermarket developer circles as compared to the other Motorola devices. As every device must be rooted to enjoy fully, the Moto G is no exception therefore, today we shall discuss how to root the Moto G. Now before you choose to follow this guide, do remember ...

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How to root Moto E

We have seen quite a few Motorola devices arrive on the scene and fail, yes I’m looking at your Moto X. Though according to market analysis this might very well change soon as the new management has brought out a dirt cheap Moto E phone which copies the extremely popular Moto G. With an unlockable bootloader and a near to ...

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How to install TWRP custom recovery to Moto E

Motorola has been one roller coaster of a ride for the past year in management changes and ended up in the hands of Lenovo. The IBM based company, just like Google has “big plans” for the acquired company and to start them off announced and launched the affordable Moto E, which is extremely similar to the popular Moto G. The ...

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