Two years ago, I posted up Moto X: First Impressions. I just got the new Nexus 5x, and I thought I'd post my first impressions of that phone as well. The Good The camera photos seem crisp and the camera focuses quickly. I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test it in low light, but… Continue reading Nexus 5x: First Impressions
Useless Backstory: Moto X to Nexus 5x My by far favorite Android phone since 2009 has been the Moto X 2013. Indeed, if it were not for its subpar camera, I would say it is, even now, still the best Android phone. The Moto X 2013 had innovative new features (ones that—had Apple released them… Continue reading Unboxing the Nexus 5x
Some Background I did my first proper unroot of my Moto X 2013 recently, and I learned something interesting in the process. In the past, when I've rooted and unrooted my Moto X 2013, I'd request/download the factory image straight from the Motorola website and restore that back. Recently, though, I tried to take an… Continue reading Unrooting (returning to stock) the Moto X 2013
I've been rooting and installing custom roms on Android phones since 2009. In general, it's been a fairly standard procedure. With the Moto X 2013 (and this may apply to the 2014 as well—I don't know—I can vouch only for the 2013), the procedure is slightly different. Unlock bootloader Get Motorola's fastboot Get TWRP Get… Continue reading Installing a custom rom on an unlocked Moto X 2013
I'm a bit sad that so many of my former Android-using friends have jumped ship to the iPhone, because it's only now that Android is getting really good. I've always liked Android, and I've owned many Android phones, but the Moto X is the first Android phone I would recommend unequivocally to anyone open to… Continue reading Moto X gets Kit Kat!
The MyTouch 4GAfter dealing with a horrible Sense overlay and a total lack of rom updates from the rooting community on my T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, I vowed to get only Nexus phones in the future.The Verizon Galaxy NexusMy next phone was the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. That was a big mistake.No, unlike the Nexus One and… Continue reading Moto X: First Impressions