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    Last week, we saw the Sprint exclusive Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One M8. As we saw in Michael's unboxing and hands-on with the special edition One M8, it comes with a black and champagne paint job, a nice pair of Harman/Kardon earbuds, and special software which is said to improve audio quality. We can't quite confirm the latter just yet, as he is currently going ears-on the device. However, we can show you how you can "convert" your very own One M8 with this Harman/Kardon M8 mod. No, you won't get the fancy paint job or a snazzy set of earbuds, but, at the very least, you can take ...

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    The Moto X may be a spectacular little handset. Most of us here at Pocketnow have been smitten with the smartphone since we first laid eyes on it and Moto Maker back in 2013. And several of us now use the Moto X as our full-time daily drivers. Regardless of how much love the Moto X has received from press and most of those who have used it, Motorola's modest flagship hasn't managed to turn the heads of too many developers, even with a dedicated developer edition. The Moto X development forums are barren, at least by comparison to devices like the HTC One and Galaxy S 4. That said, it ...

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    MIUI is one of the most unique and popular custom builds of Android around. It takes design cues from various platforms and different strains of Android to create a clean and versatile interface. It also incorporates one of the most elaborate and expansive theme catalogs, which makes customizing the intricate details of your device's interface a breeze. Recently, XDA-developers user adyscorpius ported the Cyanogenmod-based MIUI v5 to the HTC One. Complete with thousands upon thousands of highly customizable themes and missing all of the HTC's original software features, such as Beats Audio ...

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    We showed you how to install the Google Play edition software on your HTC One, and we gave you five great reasons why you should at least try it. But we understand that stock Android isn't for everyone. And in regards to the HTC One, it comes with a handful of sacrifices, such as infrared support, much-needed camera optimization, and all the different software that made the HTC One such a great device. Fortunately, going back to stock is just as simple as flashing the Google Play edition ROM. And if you took our advice and flashed a backup of your Sense ROM, it's even more simple. Watch ...

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    Android is renowned for its vast customization options. Quite literally, if there is an aspect of the UI that you're not fond of, with a little elbow grease and some know-how, you can change or even sometimes remove that specific element and replace it with someone else's mod (or even your own, if you're that advanced). You can try out new ROMs, keyboards, launchers, themes, and completely personalize your software from top to bottom. But one of the least customizable aspects of Android to date is the standard set of soft (or on-screen) navigation buttons. The easiest way to customize them ...

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    When HTC announced there would be a Google Play edition HTC One following Google I/O in May, many existing owners of Ones were upset, and rightly so. They purchased what they thought was exactly what they had been waiting for, one of the best smartphones ever created. And just weeks after purchasing it, it was revealed that it would soon be sold running completely stock Android. I'd be upset, too. I've been begging for more stock Android phones for at least three years now. Fortunately, developers have come to the rescue. HTC released the kernel source code yesterday, and developers were ...

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    The Galaxy Note II was once one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones on the market. But with newer Snapdragon chipsets and faster clock speeds, the Note II is begging to show its age, if only a tiny bit. The 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 chip is definitely no slouch, but it isn't quite as snappy or powerful as more modern chips. To speed things up, nothing ever works quite as well as wiping the phone and starting from scratch. As you load more games and fill up the internal storage, the phone will naturally begin to slow down. But if you don't want to take the time to set everything ...

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    The Nexus 4 is the go-to device for many developers. Offering the purest Google experience and literally built for developers, it's the most vanilla Android experience possible. It's lightweight and comes with no bloatware. There's practically nothing to over-encumber  the device straight out of the box. That said, the handset is beginning to age as faster, more efficient chipsets arrive. It just doesn't feel as fast as it once did. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your ol' Nexus by way of various custom mods. Try a new ROM, or theme it to no end. Or, take a custom ...

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    Pocketnow Insider is a relatively new series of posts and videos that give you guys and gals, our loyal readers, a peek into our lives, what makes the wheels keep turning at Pocketnow, and what goes on behind the scenes. Since I started here at Pocketnow in February (oh, how the time has flown by!), readers, new Twitter followers, YouTubers, and Google+ followers have continually asked for me to do a bit about what's on my phone. And since this past weekend, the demand has exploded, following a new, clean, fresh setup I made on my Nexus 4. Without further ado, let's get to it!   ...

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    When HTC announced the Developer Edition HTC One, we were a little surprised. Unlike years past, the company decided to play nicely with one of Android's most unique, defining features, the third-party developers who tweak and mod devices to no end. Samsung stole a bit of HTC's flame at Google I/O, however, when Google's Hugo Barra took the stage and unveiled a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android which will go on sale directly from Google Play on June 26. But reports indicate HTC has a Google Edition HTC One in the works, as well, which has sort of left a sour taste in the mouths of those who ...

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    The HTC One is just a few weeks old (officially), but there is a handful of developers hard at work on HTC's 2013 flagship. As expected, the ROM support is paltry at this point, and the mods are few and far between. But make no mistake, the development and support for this device is showing positive signs early-on. By rooting your HTC One, you can apply these much-needed mods to the interface, remove bloatware and make other changes. Make sure the mods you download and apply are for your device, however, because there are various models available (i.e.: Sprint HTC One) that differ. Well, ...

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    Canonical released its developer preview of Ubuntu for Phones yesterday, and it provided a method for the public to flash the preview of the platform to their personal Nexus devices. After trying to the better part of two hours to get apt-get working on my MacBook Air, I turned to someone for help. I was pointed in the direction of xda-developers, where I learned that flashable images were hosted on Ubuntu's site. The instructions, however, were a little scarce, particularly for anyone who isn't well-versed in the world of Android modding. If you're wondering how to get Ubuntu on your ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    If it's your first time jailbreaking, opening Cydia – the alternative application catalog installed during the jailbreak process – for the very first time can be quite daunting. There are hundred, maybe even thousands, of great mods, and getting your bearings in Cydia isn't exactly easy. However, there are plenty of ways to get started. In the video below, I have included the first five things you should do after performing the jailbreak. These five mods will help you get the most out of your iDevice: raw power and unprecedented performance, quick access to your favorite features or ...

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