In Response to The Verge: Why We “Fretted” About the Note 7’s Performance

Last week, we published an article documenting some of the experiences we’ve had with the Galaxy Note 7, sourced from four different units from different XDA members. Shortly after our...

Experimental suhide Mod for SuperSU Hides su Binary from Applications

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire needs no introduction in the world of third party development, so we’ll spare you some time. Today, Chainfire brings to us his latest work — suhide. Suhide...

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Which Apps Are Your Top Battery Drainers?

We recently published an article on the battery life and experience of living without Google Apps. The results did not come out entirely unexpected, but we were surprised by the...
August 28, 2016 2:08 PM

Honor 8 XDA Review: Capable & Powerful Little Flagship on a Budget

The Honor 8 is Honor’s newest flagship phone, now hitting the U.S. market and Europe at a competitive price-point. Offering excellent silicon and a glass and metal design for $400,...
August 27, 2016 11:02 PM

Updated – Rooted Sprint Build for All US Carrier Note7’s Now Available

Final Update(?) – As expected the Sprint method has been confirmed to work on all US variants. However, it is very important to note that carrier specific features like VoLTE,...
August 27, 2016 11:00 PM

Chainfire Discusses SuperSU and Problems With The Note 7

Earlier today Chainfire took to Google+ to discuss progress with the Note 7 and SuperSU, explaining that as the Note 7’s release has been delayed in some countries he has...
August 27, 2016 9:16 PM

Experimental Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat Build Arrives on the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One is a legendary device. Moreso for people who care about third party development – the phone has officially received CyanogenOS, OxygenOS, HydrogenOS, MIUI 7, Sailfish OS and...
August 27, 2016 3:26 PM

Rawad Rants About the Size of Charging Cables

For one reason or another, OEMs insist on packaging the smallest cable possible with your new phone. Over the years it seems they have gradually become shorter. We are now...
August 27, 2016 3:13 PM

Honor 8 Camera Tip and Tricks

With the dual lens setup on the Honor 8 phone, you can get some pretty amazing shots that remind us a lot of the capabilities of the Huawei P9. There...
August 27, 2016 2:26 PM

Jiayu S3 Plus (MediaTek MT6753) Receives Unofficial AOSP 7.0 ROM

Courtesy of Team MAD, the Jiayu S3 Plus with its MediaTek MT6753 SoC) has beaten several Snapdragon devices to receive an unofficial build of AOSP 7.0! Head on over to...
August 27, 2016 2:24 PM

Sony Posts Guide on Building AOSP 7.0 Nougat for its Xperia Smartphones

If, for some reason, you were still of the opinion that an OEM could never be developer friendly, Sony has given yet another example of being just that. On its official...
August 27, 2016 12:55 PM

Comparing Battery Life with and Without Google Services: A Week of Minimal Idle Drain

It’s no secret that battery life on smartphones these days are not the best. Most will consider it mostly a hardware issue, seeing companies trading battery size for aesthetic design....
August 27, 2016 11:54 AM

Opera’s Security Breach Highlights a Problem with Proprietary Password Managers

Last night, Opera Software reported a security breach affecting all users of their web browser’s built in password manager. 1.7 million users had both their synchronized passwords and their authentication...
August 27, 2016 11:23 AM

[Winners Announced] Mega-charger Crate Giveaway!

We giving away a whole bunch of these Allmaybe 60W, 6 port charging towers. 10 lucky winners will receive a box full of these awesome chargers. Whether you gift them...
August 27, 2016 10:33 AM