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Android One Moto X4 (Project Fi) is facing shipping delays

Android One Moto X4 (Project Fi) is facing shipping delays
The Android One Moto X4 was announced near the end of September, with the promise the device would ship sometime in Mid October.

Now the users who ordered the Moto X4 are now facing shipping delays. Users that ordered from Project Fi got an email from Google saying there was a production delay and now devices will be shipping between 10/18 between 10/25.


Hi there,

Thanks for ordering a new Android One Moto X4 from Project Fi. A production delay has impacted the estimated ship date for your new device, and your device should now ship between 10/18 and 10/25. You'll receive a separate shipping confirmation as soon as your order ships.

If you have already planned to trade in another device with your order, you'll still have a full 30 days to send in your old phone after you receive your Android One Moto X4.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our support team. We look forward to sending out your new phone as soon as we can! — Project Fi team


The Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch full HD display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, with 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery inside powering the device. It does also have dual 12+8 megapixel cameras on the back of the device, and it is made of glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Android One Moto X4 is priced at $399 (INR 25,600). You can order one from Project Fi website.

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Modder builds his own custom Galaxy Note 3 with 3 3500mAh 18650 cells

Back in 2013 Samsung announced the 3rd Generation Samsung Galaxy Note with 5.7 inches Super AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 / Exynos 5420 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 3200mAh battery.

Note 3 was one of the best Smartphone, However, it was from software side where several users complained to have issues including lag and battery drain.


Smartphones are very power hunger. Stock battery will last at most one day or less under normal usage. But this Note 3 user came up with an insane idea and modified his Smartphone's battery.

He used 3 3500mAh 18650 Rechargeable Lithium Li-on Batteries and modified the device's internal to enable external power supply. He also used a Lace-up Case to cover the hideous back. The Modder claims that the Mod can be removed easily and is 100% reversible.

Note that this Mod is not 100% safe and your battery may catch fire, melt or possibly explode.
Modder builds his own custom Galaxy Note 3 with 3 3500mAh 18650 cells
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Modder builds his own custom Galaxy Note 3 with 3 3500mAh 18650 cells

Source: Reddit

Custom ROM brings Android 8.0 Oreo to Moto Z Play

You can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto Z Play via Lineage OS 15
XPerience Custom ROM brings Android 8.0 Oreo to the Moto Z Play!!!

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and yes the Moto Z Play is one of them.


However, it may take some time for Motorola to roll the Official Android Oreo update. But you can  Install it right now via XPerience ROM. Developer "TeamMex" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo based XPerience ROM for the Moto Z Play. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the XPerience Custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto Z Play Addison. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download Moto Z Play Addison

Direct Download: XPerience ROM (// XDA)

Android 8.0 Oreo Gapps

August security patch rolling out to Moto G5 Plus in India

The Moto G5 Plus (retin) is now getting the not-so-latest August Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for August Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for phone audio issue.


The update costs in at around 53.9MB and comes with build number NPN25.137-67-5. Note that the device still remains on Android 7.0 Nougat.

August Android security update also resolves tons of issues dated 2017-08-01. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.


Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play

Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. However, for those who are still waiting for Android Nougat, they want to know when they will get a taste of the new Android dessert. Canadian mobile carrier, Rogers has updated its OS schedule for some of its phones.

According to the list, the Moto X Play running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Rogers will get Android 7.x Nougat on October 31st, 2017.


Recently Motorola started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play in India. Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto X Pure brings Latest Security patch, Duo video calling application, New Icons, and other Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.

The Firmware costs in at around 763.2MB, it comes with build number 26.31.1.en.03. It is also interesting to note Canada is getting the Nougat update early. This means related announcements will be heard in the United States in the coming weeks.

Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play
Source: Rogers

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