TechDroider: kitkat

[Poll] What Version of Android is Your Phone Running ?



This year Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow and few phones already got Marshmallow update officially while other are running unofficial Marshmallow .

Even Some users are satisfied with Android 5.0 Lollipop on their Smartphones . 

Regardless, there are still many phones running KitKat and Jelly Bean and even below . Our question today is, what version of Android is your current smartphone running?

You can see the version of Android on Your Phone's Settings > About Phone > Software info .



What Version of Android is Your Phone Running?

Xiaomi Devices that will get MIUI 7 ( Kitkat or Lollipop )

This week Xiaomi Released MIUI 7 for many devices , But there was a big disappointment as the MIUI 7 version was based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat for some devices and 5.0.2 Lollipop For Some devices .



MIUI 7 which is based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat , is an update over the previous MIUI 6 which means , MIUI 7 = MIUI 6 + New Theme .


Xiaomi Devices that will get MIUI 7 ( Kitkat or Lollipop )


Here are list of Devices that will get MIUI 7 based on Kitkat -


  • Xiaomi Mi 4 
  • Xiaomi Note ( All series )
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1s
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Xiaomi Mi 3

Where are MIUI 7 which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop , comes with many changes . But MIUI 7 is only available for two devices . 



Here are list of Devices that will get MIUI 7 based on Lollipop -

  • Xiaomi Mi 2/2s
  • Xiaomi Mi Note Pro


So , comment whether you are getting Lollipop or Kitkat ?

Source & Download - MIUI



List of All Custom Roms for Moto G 2nd Generation

Moto G 2nd Generation comes with Android 4.4.4 Kitkat os and is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop . Further on It is confirmed that Moto G 2nd Generation will get Android M official Update by Motorola

Also Read - Motorola Moto G ( 2nd Gen ) will get Android M : Comfirmed

Moto G 2nd Generation has tons of developer support and has got every possible Custom Rom . Thanks to all the developers for supporting this Awesome device . 


List of All Custom Roms for Moto G 2nd Generation


Here is the List of All Custom Roms for Moto G 2nd Generation -

You need to be rooted first in order to install any Custom rom given below . If you are not rooted , Then follow this -

How to Root Moto G 2nd Generation

How to Install TWRP on Moto G 2nd Generation


Android 4.4.4 KitKat Based Custom Roms -


Video Review -

                     

2. FIUI Rom for Moto G 2nd Generation -

Video Review -

      

3. MIUI V5 Rom for Moto G 2nd Generation -

Video Review -


      

4. Paranoid Android 4.6 Rom for Moto G 2nd Generation -


              Android 5.0 Lollipop Based Custom Roms -



Video Review -

Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation from Lollipop to Kitkat




Many people Seems Unsatisfied with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop , As it has some bugs like Battery draining issue , No Silent feature , Slow performance and more .




Moto E recently got update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop . Some users found it laggy , but still you can Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation by following This simple Guide -



How to Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation from Lollipop to Kitkat -

Step 1. Download Android 4.4.4 Kitkat Stock Firmware from Below .

Step 2. Download Mfastboot and ADB from below .

Step 3. Boot your Moto E to fast boot mode and Connect it to PC via USB cable .

Step 4. Open ADB use This command to flash 4.4.4 Kitkat to Motorola Moto E 1st Generation -

mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot reboot



The command will be executed and it will get rebooted automatically . 

Downloads - 

Moto E stock 4.4.4 - Download Here

Mfastboot - Download Here







[Download] Android M launcher for kitkat

Today only Google released new Android M , with awesome features and new apps , new boot animation , new amazing launcher with search support . 



Android M launcher can be installed on Any Android device running on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat .

If your device has Android Lollipop - Go here

                                

Screenshot of Android M launcher -





How to Install Android M launcher on Kitkat -

Step 1. Download Google now launcher from below .

Step 2. Download New M velvet from below .



Step 3. Install it as normal apk .

Enjoy Android M launcher .

Downloads -

Google now launcher - Download Here

Android M velvet - Download Here

MIUI v6 For Micromax YU Yureka

MIUI is the best custom rom after Cyanogenmod . It is based on Chinese Android firmware . Few months ago MIUI 6 was launched to compete Android 5.0 Lollipop . Although MIUI 6 is based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat .


MIUI 6 Micromax YU Yureka

Micromax YU Yureka comes with a 5.5 inch display and is powered by 64-bit 1.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor . It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with a capability of 32GB micro sdcard .



MIUI 6 is now available for Micromax YU Yureka , Thanks to suhas.holla ( xda developer ) for porting such a great rom . 

Also read - 

How to Unlock Bootloader of Micromax YU Yureka

How to root Micromax YU Yureka

How To Install TWRP On Micromax YU Yureka

How To Install CWM On Micromax YU Yureka





How to Install MIUI 6 on Micromax YU Yureka -

Step 1. Download MIUI v6 from below .

Step 2. Switch of your Micromax Yureka and boot it on Recovery Mode , by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power Button .

Step 3. In TWRP / CWM mode , Clear data , Clear cache and Clear dalvik Cache .

Step 4. Select Install zip from Sdcard and Select the MIUI v6 , you downloaded on Step 1 .

Step 5. Now reboot your device .

Enjoy MIUI v6 on Yu Yureka !

Installation Video - 



Downloads - 

MIUI v6 FOR YU Yureka - Download Here

Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation from Lollipop to Kitkat


Many people Seems Unsatisfied with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop , As it has some bugs like Battery draining issue , No Silent feature , Slow performance and more .

Moto E recently got update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop . Some users found it laggy , but still you can Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation by following This simple Guide -

How to Downgrade Moto E 1st Generation from Lollipop to Kitkat -

Step 1. Download Android 4.4.4 Kitkat Stock Firmware from Below .

Step 2. Download Mfastboot and ADB from below .

Step 3. Boot your Moto E to fast boot mode and Connect it to PC via USB cable .

Step 4. Open ADB use This command to flash 4.4.4 Kitkat to Motorola Moto E 1st Generation -

mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot reboot



The command will be executed and it will get rebooted automatically . 

Downloads - 

Moto E stock 4.4.4 - Download Here

Mfastboot - Download Here






Cyanogenmod 11 For Motorola Moto G 2014

And finally Moto G 2nd generation users can Install Cyanogenmod 11 Android 4.4.4 on their Smartphone . Hence Cyanogenmod 12 is also available for Moto G 2014 , But Cm11 is a best rom ever for Kitkat lovers and Cyanogenmod 11 has plenty of Themes and support as compared to Cyanogenmod 12 .




Moto G 2014 comes with 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box and Cyanogenmod 11 is of same Android version , but Cyanogenmod 11 is a great rom . 

Thanks to LuK1337 for this great rom .



Screenshots -






How to Install Cyanogenmod 11 on Moto G 2nd Gen -


Step 1.Download The rom + Fix Zip from below  -

Note - You must have install Custom recovery to flash the rom , if you haven't Installed it yet follow the below guide -

 How To Install Official TWRP ( Touch Recovery ) On Moto G 2014 [ Lollipop Compatible ]

Step 2.Copy the rom to your external sd

Step 3.Boot into recovery mode 

Step 4.wipe davlik cache,data ( If you are coming from lollipop format system also )

Step 5.Select Install zip from Sdcard and select cm11 zip

Step 6.Install Gapps

Downloads - 

Cyanogenmod 11 - Download Here

Gaaps - Download Here


How to Downgrade Moto G 2nd Gen Xt1068 from Lollipop to Kitkat

Many of the users must have upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop officially or Many of them have flashed other countries version on Their Moto G 2014 . Also some of them have flashed cm12 ( Android 5.0.2 ) including me . 




So this Guide will cover how you can downgrade from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat , Without Bricking your device .



How to Downgrade Your Moto G 2nd Generation ( 2014 ) from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat -

Step 1. Download Latest XT1068 Android 4.4.4 Kitkat official Firmware from below .

Step 2. Download The tools which we will be using to downgrade from lollipop to kitkat , from below .

Step 3. After Downloading , Extract both the firmware package and The tools in the same folder ( Yes in the same folder ) .


Step 4. Reboot your Phone To bootloader mode and connect your Phone to PC via USB cable .

Step 5. Open Command Prompt on the same folder ( By - right click on mouse + shift button and open command window ) .

Step 6. Copy , Paste and run the following commands in The Command window .


mfastboot.exe flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot.exe flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot.exe flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
mfastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot.exe flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot.exe erase modemst1
mfastboot.exe erase modemst2
mfastboot.exe flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot.exe erase cache
mfastboot.exe erase userdata


Step 7. The above Command will take few minutes , after that run following command -


mfastboot.exe reboot

Step 8. Congrats your Phone should be on Kitkat firmware now !


Downloads -

Kitkat 4.4.4 Firmware - Download

M fastboot Tools - Download




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Moto G 1st Gen finally got updated to 4.4.4 Kitkat in US


Finally Motorola Moto G 2013( 1st Generation  ) got updated to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat in US , Moto G comes with Android 4.4.2 Out of the box . Motorola Moto G 2013 of US was last updated to 4.4.3 and got last night 4.4.4 update of 21mb via OTA .





Also read - Moto G and Moto X Getting Android L Confirmed By Motorola

Also Motorola Is now all planned to Release Android 5.0 Lollipop to Moto series , So who knows , it may be a update to Get Moto G ready for new updates .

Android 4.4.4 Kitkat solves minor bugs and makes device stable .


Samsung Core Prime With Amazing Specs To launch soon in India at Rs. 8499/-

After the launch of Samsung Grand Prime a selfie Smartphone in India , Samsung is all set to launch a low ranged Smartphone in India that will give tough competition to Google Android One and Motorola Moto E and Redmi 1s and All the Smartphones Under the Range of 10,000 .





Samsung Core prime comes with Mouth Watering Specifications that will not be available in Any Samsung Smartphones yet . Samsung Galaxy core Prime comes with 4.5 inch PLS display , It will come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung's Own Touchwiz interface out of the box .
Samsung Galaxy Core prime will be exclusively Available on Flipkart.com ( The online Giant e shopping platform ) .

Samsung Core prime will feature 1 GB ram and quad core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz , 8 GB ROM and it also can be expended up to 64 GB by MicroSD card . Core prime will come with a good front camera of 2 mp and rear camera of 5 mp . Samsung Core prime will be a Nice Samsung Smartphone in This range .




Here is OverAll Specifications of Samsung Core Prime SM-G360 :-



> 4.5 inch PLS display
> 1.3 GHz Quad core Processor
> 1 GB RAM , 8 GB ROM ( Expandable up to 64 GB )
> Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
> 5 mp rear camera , 2 mp front camera 
> Battery 2000 mAh 

Best Buy From Here -


                            

Update Gionee M2 with Official 4.4.2 Kitkat update

Gionee a popular India brand has now also updating their smartphones to android 4.4.2 KiTkat . MediaTek phones are now getting kitkat update as MediaTek has launched its drivers . Gionee Indian Mobile Company has earlier n scheduled KitKat updates for its few phones and has completed their task by Updating their last Scheduled Smartphone .

Also see - List of Gionee Devices getting Kitkat update 



ScreenShot -






To Update your Gionee M2 Do the Steps below -


Step 1. You Must be on Official Gionee P4 Android 4.2 Jelly bean firmware .

Step 2. Your Battery Must be 50% and above .

Step 3. Now open your PC and Install the drivers of Gionee M2 

Download from - Here

Step 4. Download Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware according to your model -

Gionee M2 4gb - Download Here

Gionee M2 8gb - Download Here

Step 5. Now Download Sp flash tool to Flash the firmware - Download from here 

Step 6. Select Scatter-loading option on the tool .
Select File named MT6592_Android_Scatter from firmware folder.

Step 7. Click Firmware upgrade option on the Sp flash tool app .

Step 8.Connect your Gionee M2 with USB cable and the switch it on  .

Step 9.The upgrade process will start and After completion it will give Green circle .

Enjoy KitKat on your device :D

Lava Iris 460 with Android 4.4 Kitkat , 4.5 inch OGS display launched at Rs. 6699

Finally Lava Iris 460 is officially launched , Lava Iris 460 features 4.5 inch FWVGA display which is based on OGS ( one glass solution ) technology . Lava irsi 460 comes with 1.3 ghz dual core processor which is supported by 1 gb ram . The main thing that Lava Iris 460 Features is it comes with Pre-loaded 11 Indian Languages that is - English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bangla, Malayalam, and Oriya .





The overall design of Lava Iris 460 is premium and It comes with a leather like back cover .

Here are the full specifications of Lava Iris 460 -

1. Lava iris 460 comes with 4.5 inch Touch Capacitive IPS OGS display .

2. Lava Iris 460 has 1.3 Ghz dual - core processor and  1 gb Ram .

3. Lava Iris 460 comes with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box .

4. Lava Iris 460 has Dual sim support.

5. Lava Iris 460 has 5 inch rear and 0.3 inch Front camera .

6. Lava Iris 460 Has 8GB internal memory and Can be expanded upto 32GB with microSD card .

7. The battery is quite amazing -  Lava Iris 460 Has 1650 mAh battery .


The overall performance is very nice and The look is also very premium , The most amazing it comes with latest Android Kitkat .

Gionee Pioneer P4 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

As we said earlier the List of Gionee devices getting Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update , Gionee is quite late in providing the update but they  did what they said . The next Gionee devices which will get update are - Gionee M2 .

Also see - List of Gionee Devices getting Kitkat update 




Gionee New KItkat update will give many new changes to the device , The device will become fast . It also supports wireless printing , new emoji and new Home screen .


To Update your Gionee P4 Do the Steps below -


Step 1. You Must be on Official Gionee P4 Android 4.2 Jelly bean firmware .

Step 2. Your Battery Must be 50% and above .

Step 3. You must be connected to Wifi or 3g as the Update Size is 808 Mb .

Step 4. Go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and Check for Update .

Update Sony Xperia M2 with Android 4.4 Kitkat Update

After the release of android 4.4. kitkat all the companies are making android 4.4 kitkat for their smartphone . Samsung company has already started rolling android 4.4.2 kitkat updates via ota and has updated many devices . Also many companies like xolo , Motorola and Nokia has updated their devices with android 4.4.2 kitkat updates .




As we said earlier That M2 will get the update - Sony devices getting update



Finally sony users can proudly say that they are updating their smartphones via android 4.4.2 kitkat updates . Today Sony has announced that the updates will start rolling from today and will update the android device to android 4.4.2 Kitkat update .


ScreenShot -





Features of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update for Sony Xperia device -


1.Improved Performance and user interface
2.New status bar , New notification bar , Live wallpapers and wallpapers .
3. New designed apps - Messaging app , Email , Smart Social camera and Battery Stamina mode
4.Xperia Themes support
5. New UI of many apps and much more


How to Update -

Step 1 - You must be on official stock rom
Step 2 - Go to settings > About phone and select software update 
Step 3 - Connect to wifi for fast download
Step 4 - The kitkat update will download and will install itself 

Enjoy ! 

Update Sony Xperia E1 and E1 dual with Android 4.4 Kitkat Update


After the release of android 4.4. kitkat all the companies are making android 4.4 kitkat for their smartphone . Samsung company has already started rolling android 4.4.2 kitkat updates via ota and has updated many devices . Also many companies like xolo , Motorola and Nokia has updated their devices with android 4.4.2 kitkat updates .




As we said earlier That E1 will get the update - Sony devices getting update


Finally sony users can proudly say that they are updating their smartphones via android 4.4.2 kitkat updates . Today Sony has announced that the updates will start rolling from today and will update the android device to android 4.4.2 Kitkat update .

Features of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update for Sony Xperia device -


1.Improved Performance and user interface
2.New status bar , New notification bar , Live wallpapers and wallpapers .
3. New designed apps - Messaging app , Email , Smart Social camera and Battery Stamina mode
4.Xperia Themes support
5. New UI of many apps and much more

Sony has also said that Next Update will be given to Sony Xperia M2 and M2 dual sim :D

How to Update -

Step 1 - You must be on official stock rom
Step 2 - Go to settings > About phone and select software update 
Step 3 - Connect to wifi for fast download
Step 4 - The kitkat update will download and will install itself 

Enjoy ! 

Update Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 duos With Official android 4.4.2 Kitkat


Hey , Guys ! As a owner of Samsung galaxy core duos , we have to be up-to-date for the upcoming updates and news . Samsung galaxy grand 2 will be updated to android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Samsung galaxy grand 2 comes with android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box . Samsung galaxy grand 2 has 5.25 inch HD display , It comes with 1.5 gb ram and a quad core cpu which is clocked at 1.2 ghz . It has a 8 mp of Front camera and a 1.9 mp of Front camera . 

As , Samsung has already told that , There will be no KitKat update for Devices with 1gb ram ( See the full news - here ) . Samsung will not be able to Update 1 gb ram device to android 4.4.2 Kitkat because of heavy touchwiz . So Grand 2 users are lucky enough to get official kitkat :D  .

Here are Screenshots of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat -

 

How to Install -

1.You must be on official android 4.3 Indian firmware
2.Make sure u have 50% of battery 
3.Go to settings 
4. About Device
5. Software updates 




We will soon provide Zip file to Update the Firmware via odin ! Keep checking :D




Samsung Galaxy Core 2 launching in India at Rs. 11,599/-


Samsung has already announced Samsung Galaxy Core 2 , now samsung is releasing Core 2 in Indian markets at a price of 13,950/- but it will be available in store at a price of 11,599/- Rs . Samsung has already announced Many versions of Samsung galaxy Core . Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a downgraded version of Samsung galaxy core . Samsung galaxy core 2 has a model name NO-G355H .






Samsung galaxy core 2 has 4.5 inch TFT display with 480 by 800 resolution , It has a 1.2 ghz quad core processor with 768 mb ram. It has an internal memory of 4gb and can be expanded upto 64gb through micro sd card . Samsung galaxy core 2 comes with android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box , It has same interface as of S5 . 








Micromax Launched Canvas Fire A093 with Kitkat at 6999/-

Micromax Is now expanding their Production . Micromax Is now started rolling Kitkat smartphones in India . Canvas Unite 2 Is the first smartphone which comes with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box . Today Only Micromax Launched another Kitkat Smartphone in The Price range of 6999/- Rs . 




Micromax Canvas Fire features a 4 inch Hd display with 512 mb of ram . Micromax Canvas Fire is powerd by 1.3ghz Quad core processor . It has an Internal memory of 4gb and can be further expandable upto 32gb by micro sd card . Micromax canvas fire has 1750 mah battery and comes with Android Kitkat 4.4.2  out of the box .

Micromax Canvas Fire Is available in Black Gold Color , It has a 5mp rear camera with flash and a VGA front facing Camera . It supports dual sim support .

You can Buy It from - Source|Buy 

Android 4.4.4 Update For Motorola Droid MAXX , ULTRA and Mini Rolling Out Today


As Google has already announced android 4.4.4 Officially and Most of the devices has already got android 4.4.4 Kitkat . Motorola Has already rolled Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update to Moto G and Moto E users ( Most of the users have got ) . Now Motorola Is Rolling The New android 4.4.4 Update for Motorola Droid Maxx , Motorola Droid Ultra and Motorola Droid Mini .
  


The New Android 4.4.4 Fixes some Security related Bugs . Some Motorola Droid Phones are directly receiving Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update from Jelly Bean . 

Motorola Droid Phones can Check Their Update By The following Steps -


1. Battery Must be charged While updating .

2. You must be on stock rom .
3. Go to settings > About Phone > Software update 
4. If the update will be available , it will automatically download it and will be installed .


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