Modaco Toolkit enables easy multi-user access for rooted 4.2 phones

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One of the coolest new features in Android 4.2 was multi-user supports. The feature is only available for tablets, although a bit of modding will enable it for phones as well. The new easiest way to get multiple user accounts enabled is the Modaco Toolkit, at least on rooted phones running Android 4.2.

First, you’ll need to download and install the Xposed Framework, which is a fairly new tool for Android developers to add tweaks to system framework. The Modaco Toolkit is a module for the Xposed Framework. Installing the Toolkit will enable all of the multi-user options after a reboot. This mod definitely works on AOSP 4.2 ROMs,but no word on if it’ll work on skinned versions of Android. Hit the links below to test it out on your rooted device, after making a backup, of course.

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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity to receive Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update

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It’s been a good day for Android updates, and ASUS is joining the club with a Facebook announcement for their Transformer Pad Infinity. The powerful tablet will be updated to Android 4.2 over the air starting today. ASUS does a pretty good job of keeping their devices updated, and this just keeps up that trend.

The update includes all the 4.2 goodies we’ve grown to love, including lock screen widgets and multi-user support, so definitely keep checking to see when you’ll be able to download the update. You definitely won’t want to skip this one.

source: Facebook

HTC One X to receive Sense 5 and 4.2 over the summer

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Naturally when a new device comes out, owners of the previous generation of the device are left wondering if they’ll ever see the new software features on their current phones. And, after seeing the cool stuff Sense 5 can do, I can imagine there were some envious One X owners after HTC took the wraps off the One.

Well, good news if you do own a One X. The latest leak from a trusted Twitter user, @LlabTooFeR, says that the international One X will be receiving Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 in one update as soon as June or July. Supposedly, other members of the family will get the same update, (One S, One X+, Butterfly) but no time frame was given for those devices. I imagine HTC is realizing that to play with the big boys, you have to keep some of your older devices updated, and this is a big first step in the right direction.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we hear anything else about these updates.

source: Gotta Be Mobile

Nexus 4 gets its first taste of CM 10.1 nightly builds

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Proud owner of a Nexus 4? Tired of waiting for Cyanogenmod? Good news! The CM team has rolled out their first nightly build based on Android 4.2. You’ll have to be rooted to install it, of course, and it’s important to remember that nightly builds may not always be perfectly stable, but it’s great to see the next generation of CM taking shape. Hit the download link below to get started.

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LG exec outs Nexus branded phone, the world feigns surprise

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The rumor mill has been correct yet again: For months we have seen numerous leaks concerning an LG produced Nexus phone, and it seems these leaks have been spot on. Today, LG’s Head of Mobile Product Planning, Amit Gujral, announced that the LG Nexus will be unveiled (I use the term loosely) on October 29th pending a yet unannounced Google event. LG might have jumped the gun on this, or maybe this was just a gaff by Amit Gujral, but all the information released lines up with all the leaked data we’ve seen.

Gujral also detailed specifications of the device: a 4.7 inch display, 1.5GHz quad core cpu and Android 4.2 will be packed into this “LG Nexus”, although he failed to mention whether Android 4.2 will be called Key Lime Pie, or continue with the Jelly Bean monicker. Now, practice your best surprised expression for October 29th so we dont hurt Google’s pride too much for the big launch that we’ve known about for months.

Source: IBN Live

More info found in LG Nexus dump for Android 4.2; Gallery redesign, multiple user accounts and more

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If you read our previous article on this, folks over on Android Police have gotten a hold of a one month old LG Nexus ROM. The ROM is in fact Android 4.2 and with it, they’ve been able to uncover what we should all expect once 4.2 is officially revealed. For starters it looks like the “Gallery” application is getting a complete re-design and as you can see, it follows Google’s Holo UI look and looks very similar to the Google+ application. I actually liked the old look a lot, but I can understand why Google wants to give it a uniform look to match their other apps like Google+ and YouTube. Keep in mind that this is still a work in progress and I would bet that it’ll look different than what it looks in this photo. For one, the header could certainly still use some work as it just look completely bland at the moment. Either way I personally think it’s a great move, what do you guys think about the new gallery? Also, according to Android Police, the gallery icon that you see here is just a “place holder” and will by no means be the final icon used.

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