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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, the Honor 8 is in an interesting pricing bracket with even more interesting competitors.Can this device honor its specifications and stay toe-to-toe with the new...

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, WiFi Calling etc will not work at this time without some work arounds. This is especially true with the T-Mobile version since you will lose...

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 had to work via remote debugging. Thankfully, with the aid of Dr.Ketan and SeraphSephiroth it is now working. However it is not all good news. "As...

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 even Ubuntu. All of these ROMs (OSs) are in addition to the hundreds of other unofficial ports and ROMs that enthusiasts in the forums build and share.And...

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 at the point where my phone can barely rest on the edge of the table wile charging, and the outlet is right underneath it! Recently...

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 are so many different things to experiment with when messing around with the camera on this device. I'll be going over some of the best...

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 website for all developer resources, Sony has posted a build guide for building Android 7.0 Nougat, the AOSP flavor and not its skinned variant, for its...

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. But that's not the entire reason, with a large part being attributed to the software used on our phones. In the XDA Virtual Office, many of...

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 passwords leaked. Opera, to their credit, appears to be acting relatively swiftly to notify their users, sending out emails to users of its sync service and...

[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 to your friends or have one in every room in your house, they are yours to do with what you want!Power: 60W Input: 100-240V~1.45A 50-60Hz ...

Weekly Debrief

  With the Note 7, Samsung Still Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance: Every year we notice the same pattern: new Galaxy device comes out, it gets positive reviews (excluding, perhaps, the Galaxy S5), and among one of the positive points, you usually find performance… somehow.Read More Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Released — Coming Your Way!: Android’s latest OS update, the...

Android Nougat: How to Enable Hidden Navigation Bar Tweaks

To see written instructions on how to download and flash this mod, check out this thread.To enable the system UI setting, press and hold the setting icon in your notifications menu until you feel it vibrate.Now you'll see a menu for your system UI tuner in your settings. In this menu you'll find options for the...