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[OFFICIAL] Android Lollipop Discussion (Android Lollipop Released)

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25th June 2014, 06:18 PM   |  #1  
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So it's here. Android Lollipop will finally grace our Nexus devices
http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/
This is the right place to share your views on the next iteration of Android, Android Lollipop.

http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html#top For Download!

HOW TO ROOT/FLASH TWRP/ COMPATIBLE APPS ETC ON ANDROID L CLICK HERE
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25th June 2014, 06:25 PM   |  #2  
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Well, as my phone is an HTC one (M7) with Sense 6 I love how material design closely resembles Sense 6.

Sense 6:





Android L:



I am loving this!


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25th June 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by rap3rman

Google shows us sneak peeks of Android L today. What do you guys think of it so far?
Here's the right place to share your thoughts on it

its awesome, im F5ing the google images site right now!
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Hey I am having an issue watching the Google io where my YouTube freezes and I have to force close every time it does. I am on stock 4.4.4

forget the thanks button, I want a high five!
25th June 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #5  
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For those planning on keeping Android L!

Download link :
https://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html

Download image and use flash all.bat for windows. Make sure you don't remove -w from flash all.bat as android l needs complete wipe with clean install. All your data /apps on your nexus would be lost! Make sure to make a backup!
Read complete instructions for flashing an image HERE

Apps not working. I'll keep updating !
-Titanium from market, see workaround
-Greenify results in a restart
-Facebook seems to have little issues in like/comments! See workaround
-Es file explorer in root mode
-MX player pro with some decoders
-Beats (some DDR game),
-Beat Hazard Ultra,
-Archos Video Player
-Twitter (Twitter Beta seems to work)
-PPSSPP (only tested it with one game under certain conditions; needs further verification though)
-dropbox UI but app seems to work perfectly
-Firefox,
-Opera,
-Dolphin,
-Flashfox,
- Kindle
- Audible
-XDA app
- Essential Anatomy 3
-Mx Player/BS Player many other crashes at times
-Quickreboot(nothing happens maybe root is not detected by the app.)
-one football

Apps that need a work around

-FX File Explorer w/ Root Add-on doesn't work until you configure it to use the system busybox instead, but after that it seems to work fine.
-Download Titanium Test Built from their twitter or see post 501- 5 on page 51 for link/instructions! Free version is supported now
-Need Quickboot? Download BusyBox Installer by JRummy and use its scripter to boot into recovery/restart etc
-Facebook; downgrade it! download here
-MX player test build works like a charm.
https://sites.google.com/site/mxvpen...ion/test-build

Kernel working: (root is not fully functional on custom kernels)
-ElementalX works fine 2.13v but battery life extender doesnot work
-Bulletproof 2.2
-Franco (not personally tested)
-Glitch (officially in thread)
Rooting :
You will first need to flash latest twrp [given in link below] (2.7.1.1) and then boot into recovery and flash root.zip in twrp. Update SuperSU from Google play!
Root.zip link
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=267
For recovery
Recovery links
http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/flo
Or
http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/flo

Download the above file. Turn off your device. Turn on the device and keep holding volume down until a menu shows up. The device will now be in fastboot mode. Plug the device into your computer. If you have the right drivers installed, your screen should now say FASTBOOT USB. Run the following command via the command line:

fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img

Note that you will need to change the last part to match the name of the file that you just downloaded. You will also need adb and fastboot for your computer.
The stock ROM will automatically replace TWRP with the stock recovery. To prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP, boot TWRP, go to the mount menu and mount system, press the home button, then press Advanced -> File Manager. Browse to /system and select the file named recovery-from-boot.p then choose to rename the file to recovery-from-boot.bak
PROBLEMS WITH ROOT/BUSYBOX OR ANYTHING SUCH ?
Try this method :

-flash custom boot.img from here CUSTOM BOOT IMAGE
-download recovery from above and flash it using fastboot commands
-flash SuperSU from twrp. Link above

You can use NRT (Wugfresh tool) to execute these commands as well but you will need to choose custom images!

You will not get full root unless you are on busybox 1.22.1 stericson. The system is protected so flash custom boot.IMG/boot.zip via recovery to gain write permissions!
NO GALLERY APP
Surprisingly, there is no gallery app with Android L built in. Install from attachment like normal apk!
Push to system to make it a system app
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25th June 2014, 07:13 PM   |  #6  
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We will be able to get the preview tomorrow they said. Does that go for everyone with a n7 or developers only?
25th June 2014, 07:19 PM   |  #7  
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can we the regular users of Nexus 7 try the L developer preview ?
25th June 2014, 07:31 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
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We will be able to get the preview tomorrow they said. Does that go for everyone with a n7 or developers only?







Quote:
Originally Posted by Mashari_F

can we the regular users of Nexus 7 try the L developer preview ?


They are gonna provide system images for n5 and n7 on the net, anyone can download, that's what I guess!
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They are gonna provide system images for n5 and n7 on the net, anyone can download, that's what I guess!
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Not exactly. you wouldn't be able to use Android L officially and the images would be released with source code which means the developers can make ROMs out of it too. It would be more like an android tree for devices with changed source code and let developers play with it which would cause improvements before the official L is announced.

I'm also suspecting developers might be able to add/remove/fork codes in device trees. The changes made to source by developers around the world might be accepted after Google's approval.

Also developers would like to see how much they can utilise the new source code and in how many ways it could implemented with customisations and other factors.

In simple words, Google would provide a draft of tennis racquet frame and give instructions which strings / grip could be used but it is up to the individual to utilise ideas to make one perfect racquet accordingly.

Update : anyone who wants to try android L can flash images manually which would be available tomorrow. However no ota updates would be sent until fall(September) when presumably it would be officially available for everyone.
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25th June 2014, 07:46 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hnk1

Not exactly. you wouldn't be able to use Android L officially and the images wouldn't be released but only source code which means the developers can make ROMs out of it. It would be more like an android tree for devices with changed source code and let developers play with it which would cause improvements before the official L is announced.

I'm also suspecting developers might be able to add/remove/fork codes in device trees. The changes made to source by developers around the world might be accepted after Google's approval.

Also developers would like to see how much they can utilise the new source code and in how many ways it could implemented with customisations and other factors.

In simple words, Google would provide a draft of tennis racquet frame and give instructions which strings / grip could be used but it is up to the individual to utilise ideas to make one perfect racquet accordingly.

They specifically said they would be releasing factory images for the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 5.

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