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What Do You Want from the OnePlus 5?

The OnePlus 3T is ending its production run, so we now move on to the next flagship from OnePlus. The next flagship device will obviously have flagship specifications, like the Snapdragon 835 that OnePlus confirmed themselves. The competition this year goes beyond specifications though. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ pushed the envelope for smartphone design,...

MOCR is an Ad-Free Video Editor Designed for Mobile

There are a wide variety of video editors available on the Google Play Store, each with their own set of pros and cons. XDA Senior Member vecio is adding his own app 'MOCR' to the pool of available options. MOCR is a video editor that is designed for mobile. The editor starts off with a canvas that allows...

Magisk Module to Systemlessly Enable Miracast and Tethering, and Disable ADB Notify

One of the advantages of Magisk is the ability to make modifications to your device systemlessly, which in turn allows to retain you to retain the ability to pass SafetyNet checks for Android Pay and other services. XDA Member VR25 has put together a Magisk module that allows you to enable Miracast and Tethering as well as...

Cloak And Dagger Exploit uses Overlays and Accessibility Services to Hijack the System

What we at XDA once envisioned as a proof of concept security vulnerability has now been confirmed by computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The team details what they call "cloak and dagger" exploits which can take over the UI of most versions of Android (including 7.1.2). Given it's nature, it...

Inspired by Silicon Valley (Show), SeeFood is Now a Real Application

In a recent episode of Silicon Valley, one of the characters has an idea for an application called SeeFood. It lets you take a photo of some food and the application will tell you if it's a hot dog or not. So XDA Senior Member ace312 took this idea and created an actual SeeFood application that does...

Andy Rubin’s Company ‘Essential’ to Launch New Android Smartphone On May 30th

Andy Rubin, one of the co-founders of Android, is set to announce a new Android smartphone this month. Rubin worked at Google for nine years before finally leaving the company in 2014 to launch a start-up called Essential. Back in March, Rubin teased a bezel-less smartphone that their team has been working on. It was...

Executive Says They Won’t Phase Out the Lenovo Phone Brand

Lenovo originally had some big plans for Motorola when they acquired the company from Google. There were talks about Motorola being kept separate and only utilizing Lenovo's own worldwide connections to introduce the Moto brand to a global audience. However, things took a sharp turn when Lenovo posted financial losses and it turned out that...

Galaxy S8 CrashGuard Drop Test Video [Hint: Phone is Unscathed]

The Galaxy S8 and the S8+ are without a doubt some of the nicest phones you can get, plus they have the latest specifications with excellent performance and a stellar camera. Samsung worked hard to create a great looking body and an infinity display that would be a sin to hide behind a boring case. You can...

Add a Quick Launcher to Your Recents Screen on the ZTE Axon 7 (A2017G/U)

The Recents Screen on stock Android allows for users to flip through recently launched apps so that you can switch between them very easily. But what if you could customize this Recents screen beyond switching between used apps? This guide by XDA Senior Member kenet details the changes you need to make to add an app Quick Launcher to your...

OnePlus 3T Production Discontinued, Purchasable Only Till Current Stock Lasts

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have had a very good run. The OnePlus 3 picked up the reins for OnePlus after the OnePlus 2 which had its set of problems, and went on to impress a lot of people with its overall package as an affordable flagship. The OnePlus 3T took over from the...

Nova Launcher Beta Introduces Android O Style Notification Badges

Ever since its first release, Nova Launcher has been one of the finest third party launchers available for Android. It's modern, up-to-date, wicked-fast and works on practically every device with Google's mobile operating system. The most recent beta brings some of the improvements introduced in Android O. Cliff Wade from TeslaCoil posted a changelog of the newly...

Center Clock Mod and Guide for the ZTE Axon 7

Based on your personal preference, you may not be a fan of the default position of the clock on the status bar. If you'd like to center the clock on the status bar of the ZTE Axon 7, XDA Senior Member kenet has you covered. The forum thread starts off with an instructional guide which lists the changes...