Buy Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case in Red, Black, Yellow, Grey color

Red Nexus 5 is already available on Google Play Store for purchase along with white and black model so Google has also added the bright red bumper case of Red Nexus 5. At the time of writing this post, Google has listed official Nexus 5 Bumper Case in Red color at a price of INR 2499 i.e. $40 approx here in India and many other regions of world.

Grey and Bright Yellow Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case are available in stock right now at Play Store but black and bright red Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case are out of stock for the time being. Interesting Bright Yellow Nexus 5 case is available though Yellow Nexus 5 isn’t 😛

Let’s have a look Nexus 5 Bumper Case below in pics. Nexus text is embossed on back of case.

Black Nexus 5 Bumper Case Grey Nexus 5 Bumper Case Red Nexus 5 Bumper Case Yellow Nexus 5 Bumper Case

Technical Specifications of Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case

  • Dimension – 142 x 74 x 10 mm
  • Weight – 19 grams.

Nexus 5 Bumper Case is made up of hard durable plastic material with soft inner lining and supports wireless charging while case in on and all ports and camera opening are well accessible. We will soon come up with Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case review as soon as we get ours, ordered today 😉

In India we spotted some more Nexus 5 Bumper Case and other type of case on Flipkart but none of them is official, they have listed some Nexus 5 cases from Amzer, Spigen, DigiFlip, Capdase.

Do check out our detailed Red Nexus 5 hands on photos post.

Red Nexus 5 Hands on Experience Photos and Review

If you have already ordered your Nexus 5 bumper case from Play Store or using at already, do post the pics of your Nexus 5 in it. Are you satisfied with the case or you are using another case. Drop your comments below.

[ via – Play Store ]

Buy Red Nexus 5 in India at Rs 32999 from Google Play Store Officially

Google has officially announced Red Nexus 5 now and it is exclusively available from Google Play Store in various regions. In starting Nexus 5 launched in black and white color only but now for the first time a bright fluorescent color has been introduced by Google.  Red Nexus 5 though appeared in many alleged leaks but now as it is officially announced, it’s up of purchase in Play Store.

Google has listed Red Nexus 5 in Play Store India and now you can Buy Red Nexus 5 in India at Rs 32999 for 32 GB edition and at Rs 28999 for 16 GB edition. At present it is only available via Play Store in India as no online retail shops have listed it yet. Red Nexus 5 is in stock right now and expected to be dispatched within 1-2 business days if ordered now.

Nexus 5 features Snapdragon 800 SoC, 5″ HD IPS Display, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, OIS in 8 MP rear cam and is loaded with android 4.4 KitKat. At present latest available android version for Nexus 5 is android 4.4.2 KOT49H update.

Buy Red Nexus 5 in India at Rs 32999

If you are looking to Buy Red Nexus 5 in India, better do it now as it seems to be the limited edition color and may not be available for very long. At the moment Red Nexus 5 is not available on Flipkart so you have to wait a bit longer for getting some exclusive deals for Red Nexus 5 in India via online retailers

For purchasing Red Nexus 5 in India from Play Store you may need a credit card or a debit card from ICICI bank. As many users may not have credit card so follow our guide below on how to buy it.

How to Buy Red Nexus 5 in India from Google Play Store without credit card ?

Stay tuned in next post we will bring hands on Red Nexus 5 pics exclusively. So Nexus lovers, do you like Nexus 5 in Red color, well it is a lot bright more like dark orange. Are you planning to buy a Red Nexus 5, drop your comments below.

Nexus 5 Screen showing dark spot due to hairline crack within the LCD

Covering our post series on various Nexus 5 defects, we found that many LG Nexus 5 users are now complaining regarding the fragile Nexus 5 screen display. One user got his Nexus 5 screen cracked after it fell on the floor though it was his fault but still Nexus 5 screen got cracked with an impact from such a small height. If you don’t know let us tell you Nexus 5 features 4.95″ screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display.

Another Nexus 5 user got in touch with us and sent some of the pics of his defected Nexus 5 screen display. In his case, he quotes “screen impact causing a hairline crack within the LCD which eventually causes fluid to bleed out leaving a dark spot on the screen. It looks like water damage but with no pathway from a speaker or button. It’s simply a dark splotch in the middle of the phone“.

Let’s have a look at Nexus 5 Screen showing dark spot.

Nexus 5 Screen showing dark spot

It seems a dark patch on Nexus 5 screen.

Nexus 5 Screen showing dark spot due to fluid breakout

Nexus 5 Screen showing dark spot is about 1 cm x.5 cm on the top third of Nexus 5 screen. It looks like water damage but there is no pathway or trail from any port/button/speaker.

Issue is that does this type of defect in Nexus 5 screen will be taken under warranty by the LG ? Well it seems no to us, as another user told us that they refused to take cracked screen issues under warranty cover.

If any other user also having any such dark spot issue on his Nexus 5 screen then do get in touch with us. Well if you have also got some serious defects in your Nexus 5 then do let us know in comments. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Greg Edward 🙂

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on hard surface

Nexus 5 the latest flagship device from Google, well no doubt it is undoubtedly the best device running stock android ROM till now but many users are complaining now their Nexus 5 screen has cracked after falling from a low height on a hard surface. Nexus 5 features 4.95″ screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 but is it tough enough to resist daily falls and avoid cracks.

Well a user claims his Google Nexus 5 fell from his coat pocket on a hard surface and his Nexus 5 screen cracked from top side. On side bumpers not much cracks or marks were spotted but on screen it has got a lot cracks. Check below images.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked

Well Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on a “hard surface”, concerned accepts that but does that much damage on screen should have been happened, that’s an question here.

Check the cracks on top corner of screen.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked

Some cracks on screen also appeared at bottom.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on hard surface

Another user “Shiva” has got in touch with the pics of his Nexus 5 cracked screen just after a minor fall. Look below.

Nexus 5 Cracked Screen

Cracks are developed in whole Nexus 5 screen.

Nexus 5 Fragile Screen

If you Nexus 5 screen has also cracked after falling on some solid surface, then do let us know in comments what you did after that ? Did you try any replacement LCD panel with frame, drop your comments below.

[ via – XDA , Thanks Shiva ]



Vote for Xperia Z1 & Xperia SP in GsmArena Smartphone Champions League 2013

One of the best spot for tech enthusiast GsmArena has organised a unique Smartphone Champions League 2013 battle. Two of the Xperia 2013 devices, the mighty Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP are in the quaterfinal and we need your help to vote for these two Xperia devices to win this battle.

At present Xperia Z1 is competing against another mighty device Nokia 1520 and Xperia SP is competing against LG Nexus 5 and unfortunately both devices are far away in terms of votes to win this battle and to go in semi-finals. So here we request all readers of Xperia Guide and all Xperia fans from world to vote for these devices as soon as possible, every single vote counts.

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 – Vote Now

Click on below link to go to GsmArena website and vote for Xperia Z1 by clicking the link below and click on Xperia Z1 name listed to vote. As you can see in pic below Xperia Z1 is at present far behind from Nokia 1520.

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 – Vote Here

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 - Vote Now

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 – Vote Now

Click on below link to go to GsmArena website and vote for Xperia SP by clicking the link below and click on Xperia SP name listed to vote. At present Xperia SP is also too far from winning just like Xperia Z1.

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 – Vote Here

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 - Vote Here

Less than 3 days are left now to vote for Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP as voting ends on December 30, Monday, 10:01 GMT exactly. So we ask all our reader to vote now and let other knows in Xperia community to vote now.

Share and help Xperia SP and Xperia Z1 to win this battle of GsmArena Smartphone Champions League 2013 🙂

Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA update zip for Nexus 5 manually

Within such a short time period Google rolled Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update as a bug fixing update for Android 4.4 KitKat and just now we can confirm that Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update is also rolling for Nexus devices. Android 4.4.2 KOT49H has been confirmed on Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012 ( Wi-Fi , 3G Models ), Nexus 7 2013 ( Wi-Fi. LTE Models ) and Nexus 10 tablet by many users.

Some are directly getting Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update from Android 4.4 and some are getting from android 4.4.1 KOT49E build. OTA package for Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update for above mentioned Nexus devices are now available for download and manual installation.

Android 4.4.2 KOT49H Update for Google Nexus 5

As like  Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update was basically rolled to lift the bugs in Nexus 5 and it’s camera same is the case with Android 4.4.2 KOT49H, it is basically rolled for it.

Android 4.4.2 KOT49H Update for Google Nexus 5

Features / Changelog

As written in Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update notification :-

  • Improves Nexus 5 camera with faster shooting ( less shutter lag and motion blur ).
  • Faster and more accurate focusing.
  • Screen calibrated for more better white color.
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancement

Features Noticed by Us

  • More Free RAM now.
  • Camcorder is Dark now.
  • Ops App giving FC error.

Download the signed OTA package zip from below and install it manually on your Nexus 5 using “adb sideload” method.

GUIDE :- How to use “adb sideload” method to manually update Nexus device without rooting or using custom recovery ?

Download if coming from Android 4.4.1 KOT49E to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H

Download signed-hammerhead-KOT49H-from-KOT49E.537367d5.zip 

Download if coming from Android 4.4 KRT16M to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H

Download signed-hammerhead-KOT49H-from-KRT16M.b3d1f307.zip

About phone of Nexus 5 Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update

If you have updated your Nexus 5 on Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update then let us know do you find any improvement in Camera or is it same just like before.

Google pushing Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update in such a short interval of time clearly indicates that there ares till bugs present on Nexus 5 firmware. Drop your comments below.

Install Official CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies on Nexus 4,5,7,10 devices

Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E build is already available on Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 which has brought many bug fixes and special camera app update for Nexus 5, though users were unsatisfied. In the mean time CyanogenMod Team has come up with something more great as now Official CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies are available on Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 variants as android 4.4 KitKat builds.

CyanogenMod team has updated the status as available on their blog and even for Galaxy Nexus S, CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies build are available. They have made a suggestion on their blog to use the CWM recovery while flashing the ROM as some users are having trouble via TWRP recovery.

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi Edition

Remember CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly builds are updated daily, check below mentioned links to access the full list of updated builds.

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-grouper.zip | 174.66 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi Edition

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-flo.zip | 198.45 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2013 LTE Edition

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-deb.zip  | 201 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus S

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-crespo.zip | 182 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 10

Download cm-11-20131208-NIGHTLY-manta.zip | 187 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 5

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-hammerhead.zip | 197 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 4

Download cm-11-20131207-NIGHTLY-mako.zip | 196 MB

To access  CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly builds for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 variants kindly visit the CyanogenMod download section whose link is available at the end of this post.

Let us know if you have installed any  CyanogenMod 11 M1 nightly build based on android 4.4 KitKat. Is it better than stock android 4.4 KitKat, we would love to hear, drop your comments below.

[ via CyanogenMod ]

Install Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA Update from 4.4 KRT16M build – Improved Camera App

Google has finally started rolling out bug fixing android 4.4.1 KOT49E update on Google Nexus 5. All users who are on android 4.4.0 KRT16M should be getting the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Update notification as a OTA update soon on their Nexus 5 devices globally, depends on their region also. At present Nexus 5 on android 4.4.0 KRT16M build is suffering from many camera issues like auto-focus is not good, slow capture speed and for some bluish tint appeared in pics.

Good news is that besides pushing Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update as a OTA update, Google has officially made the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E package zip files available to install it manually on Nexus 5.

[ UPDATE ]

Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA update zip for Nexus 5 manually

At present status of Nexus 5 on android 4.4.0 KRT16M build is :-

  • Build – KRT16M
  • Baseband Version- M8974A-1.0.25.0.1
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0-g9eb14ba

After Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Update :-

  • Build – KOT49E
  • Baseband Version- M8974A-1.0.25.0.23
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0-gadb2201

Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Update

Download Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Update Package

Download hammerhead-KOT49E-from-KRT16M.7ed504f6.zip | 53.97MB

How to Install Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update package for Nexus 5 ?

Just follow our standard guide on how to update a Nexus device manually and it will be all done very easily.

GUIDE :- How to use “adb sideload” method to manually update Nexus device without rooting or using custom recovery ?

New Features noticed

  • Focus is a lot better now.
  • Instead of gallery now camera app links to photos app.
  • Fast loading of camera app.
  • A bit increase in time of taking photos.
  • Loudness of speaker seems increased, not sure although.
  • A new HDR+ processing animation.
  • Screen colors also seem more vibrant now, whites are more white now, no more yellow.

UK Nexus 5 users are saying that they have not got the Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Update yet, let us know if you have already updated your Nexus 5, is camera improved for you ? Drop your comments below.

How to play Flash Videos on Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5, 4, Nexus 7, 10 Tablet

Android 4.4 KitKat marked its presence with Google Nexus 5 and soon on Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7 Tablet but what actually is missing from Android 4.4 KitKat build from Nexus 5 is that playing flash videos is totally incompatible, checked with browsers like Dolphin, Firefox and Google Chrome.

All credits to XDA user “surviveland”, he has found a way to play flash videos on Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5, as per him some API’s have been removed from Android 4.4 KitKat build which were used as to play flash content.  Follow the guide below to play Flash Videos on Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5.

Below mentioned guide is confirmed working for Dolphin browser on Google Nexus 5 , for rest you try and let us know.

First of all download below mentioned apps from Google Play.

  • Download Dolphin Browser and Dolphin Jetpack.
  • Download hacked version of flash player from below link. Unintsall any flash player already installed on your device and then install fresh one from below.

Download Adobe Flash Player 11.1.apk | 4MB

To install apps from unknown sources, you need to go to settings > securities > unknown sources option, check it to install apps from location other than Google Play Store.

  • Check in Dolphin browser that flash settings are on, navigate to menu > settings > web content > flash player.

How to play Flash Videos on Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5 - For Dolphin Browser

It’s done you can play flash contents in Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5 especially in Dolphin browser. As it is not officially supported so speed of loading may be a bit slow.

Above method is confirmed working on Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 10 running Android 4.4 KitKat build. As per many users it is not working with FireFox browser. Let us know if you have tried it and it worked for you or not, drop you comments.

[ via – XDA ]