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  1. Honor have today announced their latest entry level device, the £149 Honor 5C. The 5C, which shares the majority of its specifications with the Huawei P9 Lite, features a 16nm Kirin 650 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, full HD 5.2" IPS screen and f/2.0 cameras on both the front and back (13 Megapixels on the rear, 8 Megapixel front facing). A 3000mAh battery sits inside the metallic, 8.3mm thick body. What's missing for the knock down price? Just a fingerprint reader really, which strangely features on the Chinese 5C but not the European version. We've been having a play with the device and it's surprisingly swift. The camera, which impressively features full Camera2 API support for compatibility with apps such as Manual Camera, gains the full range of modes featured in the flagship devices and thus far performs rather well. As an Honor device, there are certain features that you would expect to see, and they are included, for better and for worse. You do get dual SIM support and pretty unbeatable value, but you also get EMUI (version 4.1 on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), which is somewhat polarising. The phone is available to pre-order today from vmall.eu, priced at £149.99 SIM free and available in gold, silver or grey. Tempted? Let us know what you think! View full item
  2. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  3. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  4. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  5. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  6. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  7. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  8. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  9. Changelog r7 Updated to bring ROM in line with other Honor devices, as part of unified ROM project. Preparation for 'stock style' release Application updates r1 Initial release
  10. I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Honor 5C NEM-L51! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know. About MoDaCo Custom ROMs MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs. A MCR release is designed to feel like a stock Emotion UI ROM with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device. This ROM is part of the 'Unified Honor ROM' project - ROMs with the same changes are available for all current Honor devices. A MCR version with a more 'stock Android' like interface is under development. Requirements In order to use this ROM you must have a custom recovery (e.g. TWRP) installed. The ROM is installed at your own risk. A wipe IS recommended if coming from a ROM other than MCR or stock. BACK UP YOUR DEVICE BEFORE INSTALLATION! Features Based on the B102 custom ROM starter template (you may use MCR as a base for your own ROM) ROM fully optimised with the unique MCR scripts Updated power management policies to reduce instances of 'missing notifications' All apps in ROM updates to latest versions (a considerable saving of over 1GB on /data!) Busybox installed sepolicy patched boot image ready for root selinux permissive Removed 'icons' from /system/themes (themes no longer need to include default icons again) MoDaCo Custom Kitchen (coming soon!) Multi user support Multi window support Preloaded Stockify theme stub Numerous other small refinements - please see the gitlab commits for full details This ROM is completely in version control at gitlab! https://gitlab.com/u/paulobrien/projects Want more tweaks and changes? Post your requests in the support topic. Changelog Please see the post below this one for the changelog. Installation You should install this ROM on a device that has previously been updated to the B102 release. To install this ROM: Download the zip file from the links below and copy to your internal / external SD card. Restart your device in recovery mode PERFORM A BACKUP FROM THE MENU Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the SD card. Important Note: As this ROM is partially deodexed, first boot can take a long time. If you have not wiped, you can check for any issues with adb logcat. Be patient! Downloads Please do not mirror these downloads elsewhere. DOWNLOAD - r7-modacocustomrom-honor-5c-neml51-nemo-b102.zip [ROMRAID] MD5: 04860fcf3a42fe8352e0299d60059c42 Support If you have a general question, please post in the topic. Thanks It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect. Future Updates - READ THIS! By providing this ROM I am not guaranteeing that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. And finally... Enjoy! P
  11. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  12. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  13. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  14. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  15. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  16. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  17. SIM only contracts are all the rage nowadays. If you can stomach the cost of a phone up front (and let's be honest, phones that are very live-with-able are getting cheaper by the day), then it's the most cost effective option. We spotted this a super deal courtesy of Uswitch offering 1000 mins, 5000 SMS and 1GB of EE 3G data per month for only £5.95 inc VAT, on a 1 month rolling contract with smart cap and tethering included. Bargain! The deal is being offered by 'Life Mobile', which is an EE MVNO owned by EE. The main difference to the parent network is that service is 3G rather than 4G ,but we think this isn't likely to be the biggest issue for the avid bargain hunter! To get started, head on over to the uSwitch website. View full item
  18. SIM only contracts are all the rage nowadays. If you can stomach the cost of a phone up front (and let's be honest, phones that are very live-with-able are getting cheaper by the day), then it's the most cost effective option. We spotted this a super deal courtesy of Uswitch offering 1000 mins, 5000 SMS and 1GB of EE 3G data per month for only £5.95 inc VAT, on a 1 month rolling contract with smart cap and tethering included. Bargain! The deal is being offered by 'Life Mobile', which is an EE MVNO owned by EE. The main difference to the parent network is that service is 3G rather than 4G ,but we think this isn't likely to be the biggest issue for the avid bargain hunter! To get started, head on over to the uSwitch website.
  19. 2k screen is good for VR! Looks like it's an Alcatel Idol 4S tweaked a bit. P
  20. It'll be interesting to see how the price drops, like the SU6 did from £150 to £100. At £200 this device would be very interesting! P
  21. It's ZTE based, like the SU6, so the same root constraints probably apply? As regards to future updates, hard to say, but Vodafone don't exactly have the best record! P
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