Following its two-week beta update cycle, Apple has officially released the fourth iteration of iOS 8 Beta (build 12A4345d) to registered developers, packing loads of new bug-fixes and UI ameliorations for iCloud, Messages and Email. iOS 8 Beta 5 comes with a revamped text-prediction toggle & Wifi calling indicator. Moreover, this Beta brings faster access to Spotlight and moves Spirometry data types to HealthKit.
The CyanogenMod team recently announced the availability of a stable (snapshot) build their latest CM11 M9 custom ROM based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat for a great deal of devices including HTC One M8/One M7, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet – bringing a slew of bug-fixes and feature enhancements for general user interface, Bluetooth, Email, notifications & lockscreen, Dialer, etc (full changelog given below).
In this article I’ve put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to download and install the CyanogenMod 11 M9 Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom ROM on your HTC One M8 (aka HTC One 2014). Just make sure you’ve carefully read the upgrade requisites so that you don’t get stuck in any system malfunctions. [Read more…]
Sony recently seeded out a minor performance update (firmware version 12.1.A.1.207) for its KitKat-hungry Xperia SP LTE (C5303) owners on a few specific cellular networks in Europe. To everyone’s disappointment, this firmware still sticks to v4.3 Jelly Bean and only brings a couple of stability improvements and bug-fixes (SP owners should now get used to it). Anyway, you can download the FTF file for this update using the direct download links given below.
Samsung has rolled out a new firmware update (build G900TUVU1BNG3) for the T-Mobile variant of its Galaxy S5 smartphone (SM-G900T) in US, bringing support for VoLTE functionality apart from a bunch of other stability updates. VoLTE (Voice over LTE) – though supported by only a handful of smartphones – offers faster call connection and clearer audio quality for users on 4G-LTE. If you haven’t got the OTA yet, then you can download this firmware either using KIES or via the direct download links given below.
Sony recently started pushing out a new firmware update (build 17.1.2.A.0.314) for the LTE variant of its Xperia Z2 (SGP521) in several regions across the globe. This update sticks with Android v4.4.2 OS and is primarily aimed at offering users with a couple of bug-fixes and feature ameliorations like improved touchscreen performance, better call quality, and faster battery recharging in low-power conditions. You can download the FTF file of this update using the direct download links given below.