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Unoffical Systemless Xposed is Now Available — OTAs and Pay Unaffected!

Recognized Contributor topjohnwu has modified the Xposed Framework (V.85.1) to work alongside Chainfire's systemless SuperSU in order to also run without modifying the system partition. This means that you can install Xposed modules on a rooted device running the stock ROM and continue to receive OTAs. Some users have even reported that Android Pay works using this method,...

On Abhorrent Ad Practices in Android Apps and Empowering the User

As an internet-reliant society, we are no stranger to ads. Advertisements are used in apps as a way for the developer or service-producer to make money so that they can continue developing and improving their current applications, as well as create new ones. Of course, there is always the option to create a paid version, where...

Through Allo & Duo, Google Continues to Send a Convoluted Message

A decade ago, in August of 2005, Google launched an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) instant messaging service dubbed “Google Talk.” One of Google’s stated goals with the service was “interoperability,” and it showed. Users were free to choose their client from many applications such as Trillian, Pidgin, Psi, Adium, or simply a Gmail browser...

What Was The Reason Behind Your First Root?

We've all been there. You pick up your wonderful purchase in your hand and just about love it wholeheartedly, if it was not for that one flaw -- that one reason which destroys your user experience, and stops you from taking full advantage of your hardware to your liking. Things would have otherwise been perfect, but...

OnePlus 3 6GB RAM Variant Passes Through TENAA

The OnePlus 3 passed through TENAA a couple of days ago, and it just about confirmed all that we knew about the unreleased phone so far. However, a few things were still left unanswered, with one of the major questions being: what happened to the 6GB RAM variant that was rumored to accompany the base...

Tasker Pro: Tag New Photos with the Current Calendar Event

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

ASUS Unveils the ZenFone 3 Lineup at Computex 2016

At its Computex 2016 event in Taipei, ASUS has taken the wraps off a whole host of new products, and included amongst these is the new ZenFone 3 lineup, which will form the core of ASUS's smartphone lineup in 2016. All of the 2016 phones so far have Qualcomm as their main SoC provider, a...

YouTube App Prepares to Add Additional Filter Options in Search Results

Google's Android YouTube app has been lacking several of its desktop counterparts feature-set for some time (though the desktop version itself lacks from pretty major features), but it seems that Google is prepared to introduce some new filter options within the YouTube's app's search feature that will now allow you to filter by rating, relevance, and view count....

Choetech Quick Charge 3.0 & USB-C Charger Reviews and Giveaway [35 IN TOTAL]!

Charging our devices will always be an absolute necessity. Some of us end up needing to charge multiple devices at once. Me, personally, I have to keep track of charging my wireless headset, my Moto 360, my current review device, and my daily driver Nexus 6P. Instead of fiddling with multiple chargers around a multi-plug, why...

HTC 10 XDA Review: HTC Delivers a Delightfully Restrained User Experience

HTC has had a rough year, leaving the company desperately needing to prove its worth to both its old followers and general audiences. The HTC 10 thus comes at a breaking point for the smartphone legend, and it's clear that they are trying to grab your interest and secure your pocket. But among all of its competitors, can...

Google Maps Will Soon Allow You to Share Your ETA, Add a Shortcut to Routine Destinations, and Create a Map of Your Location History

Although many of Google's first-party applications were given a nice update over the course of Google I/O, Google Maps was not one of them. There was a minor update that shipped with the new Android N developer preview which allowed you to see your contacts on Maps and to share your contributions, but apart from that...

Android Pay Now Supports a Modified DPI

With the Android N beta announcement at Google I/O it was also announced that Android Pay would begin to support the Beta program. While an update like this was to be expected, it would seem that the change had another possibly unexpected side effect, Android Pay now supports a non-default DPI. Changing the DPI is one...