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TWRP Receives Update to V3.0.1-0; Now Supports new CM13 Pattern Encryption

TWRP version is now available for all currently supported devices! The latest update brings loads of new features including support for CM 13 Pattern encryption, multiple fixes for minor bugs including the progress bar not updating during image flashing and an option to reboot after a ZIP is installed. support new CM 13.0 pattern encryption (sultanqasim) fix...

LG G5 on T-Mobile Bears Unlockable Bootloader After All

The recent Galaxy S7 Bootloader-gate for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 variants, especially on US carriers like T-Mobile which are usually bootloader-unlock-friendly, gave a lot of people a reason to be vary of their purchase decisions. So when it surfaced that the LG G5 on T-Mobile might be a victim of the same, a lot of people...

Chuwi Launch Dual Booting Hybrid Tablet for $179.99

Chuwi is not the first brand we think of when someone says "hybrid tablet" but they have recently launched a new device that appears to be an excellent contender for the budget market. Starting with a promotional price of $179.99 for the next 2 days and then rising to $224.99 after that although the keyboard...

Of Bootloaders & Previews: Despite Higher Prices, the Nexus Line now Offers Better Value than Ever

The Nexus line always had a particularly special place in the heart of tinkerers and power-users, but as the years went on, the line-up once reserved to the savviest became one of the most user-friendly phones you can get today. The evolution of the Nexus line-up is certainly interesting, and I somewhat lament that due to...

It’s Settled: The OnePlus One has Stood the Test of Time

Back in April 2014, a Chinese startup, one which was never heard of before, claimed that it could shake the smartphone market. And looking back at it 2 years later, they did leave a major impact. This startup was none other than OnePlus, and their impact came in the form of the OnePlus One -- an oddly-named...

Will Lowering Your Device’s Resolution Affect Performance?

There is a lot of talk about the greatness of the latest devices with QuadHD. However, there is the constant complaint of battery life. In this episode XDA TV Host Rirozizo asks the question "Will Lowering Your Device's Resolution Affect Performance?" He shows you how to change your resolution and runs some basic tests to...

Best Apps You’ve Never Heard of: Portal

In today's video showing you the Best Apps You've Never Heard of we are talking about Portal. No not the Valve puzzle game! This is an application that allows you to transfer files quickly and easily between your desktop and Android device. Check out the video and remember there are all sorts of cool and...

What is Your Current Daily Driver Set-Up? (Phone/ROM/Kernel)

It's that time again! Now that new phones are out and updates and sources allow for new software, we want to know what phone, ROM and kernel you run on your daily phone, and specifically, why you chose that set-up! That way we can share your opinions so that others can check them out and...

OnePlus Releases Community Build of OxygenOS 3.0 (MM) for the OnePlus 2

Android N is the latest talk of the town, but that's only restricted to a select few Nexus devices. For the rest of us non-Nexus simpletons, we still have to stay content with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, users of the OnePlus 2 can jump on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow bandwagon too! In an official manner, no...

Opinion: Smaller Brands Might Offer Clones, but They also Maximize Niches

When you hear names such as Elephone, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Gionee, Infinix, TECNO, Meizu, Oppo etc. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you see them as those Chinese phone brands that make low priced smartphones? Do you see them as "experts" at cloning (a dubious virtue, admittedly) smartphones from the more-popular...

Top 5 Widgets for Android!

The great thing about Android is its customizability. There are tons and tons of widgets available on the PlayStore. XDA TV Host Zach was told he had to single out 5 that he had to have? He chose the ones listed below and shows them off in today’s video! Check of the one he thinks...

Best Apps You’ve Never Heard of: TrinusVR

The world of Vitual Reality headsets are upon us. However, the big players are still very expensive. Today we review TrinusVR. It's a powerful app that allows you to use your Google Cardboard device to play VR PC Games! There are all sorts of cool and interesting apps that you probably have never heard of...