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YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in the Future

Google is such a huge company and each service/product is run by a different team of people, so it can become difficult to keep things synced together and inline with each other. We see this quite often when application updates including new features get pushed to iOS before they arrive in the Play Store for...

Unofficial LineageOS for the Honor 8 Pro

The development community is starting to pump out some ROMs for the Honor 8 Pro. This unofficial OpenKirin LineageOS ROM is a great way to replace the EMUI stock system. This custom ROM is pretty bare bones and it doesn't come with many mods baked in. Everything is very stable and performance is great.Not Working:Encryption ...

OnePlus is Rumored to Use Energy Aware Scheduling in a Future OnePlus 5 Update

A lot about how our smartphone performs in regards to both battery life and performance is a consequence of the phone's kernel. This is a big reason why custom kernels are so popular on XDA, as they can be optimized toward battery life, performance or a balance of both. While the ROM itself and apps...

Slim7 from SlimROMs is Now Available for the OnePlus 5

OnePlus devices have a lot of community developer activity here at XDA and the OnePlus 5 custom ROM scene isn't any different. Slim7 from SlimROMs is now available on the device thanks to XDA Recognized Developer martinusbe and the entire SlimROMs team. This OnePlus 5 custom ROM is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with the...

BeHe Keyboard is an Open Source Keyboard with a Programming Face

XDA Member Vlath has a previously released application called BeHe Explorer that is known within the community. Earlier this month, they released a new application called BeHe Keyboard that attempts to offer something more to programmers. It is an open source keyboard app and it comes with three different faces to switch through. There is one...

Snapdragon Gallery Gets Ported to the OnePlus 5

We recently saw a couple of Snapdragon audio applications ported to the OnePlus 5 and now XDA Senior Member oF2pks is at it again. This time they have ported the Snapdragon Gallery application so that it works as it should for the new OnePlus flagship. This gallery application has its own Audio+ (FX) built into it as well...

Microsoft Announces Windows Bug Bounty Program and Extension of Hyper-V Bounty Program

The Microsoft Security Response Center Team (MSRC) announced today that they will be launching a new targeted Windows Bug Bounty program (aptly named the "Windows Bounty Program"), in the hopes of catching vulnerabilities before they can reach the black market. The addition of a Windows Bug Bounty program comes as part of a comprehensive effort by...

Nexus 5X Bootloop Fix Helps you to Finally Boot the Phone

Has your LG/Google Nexus 5X stopped booting, or rather, ends up stuck in an endless boot sequence? This is something we term a "bootloop" and it can occur for various reasons. Most bootloops can be fixed by flashing the stock firmware or factory resetting, but in the case of a hardware bootloop, there's generally nothing...

Calibrate your LG G4 Display with KPPD Control Panel

You may be familiar with XDA Recognized Developer savoca's KCAL Post-Processing Daemon (aka KPPD), as it lets you customize the color calibration of the LG G4 display (and other compatible devices) on the fly. This method didn't require root but it forced you to edit a kernel property file to change its values. To make things a bit easier, XDA...

Sony Xperia XZ Custom ROM/Kernel Combo Brings Energy Aware Scheduler (Experimental)

The Energy Aware Scheduler (also known as EAS) is an advanced CPU scheduler that tries to coordinate CPUFreq and CPUIdle power-management subsystems to improve the battery life and performance of a device. XDA Senior Member _LLJY has put together an experimental custom ROM and kernel combo that adds this scheduler to the Sony Xperia XZ. The developer says you should...

Add Floating Buttons For Easier In-Call Multitasking with Blimps

XDA Member CurlyY's application, Blimps, has received a major new update to version 2.0 that brings a new UI and more buttons to the app. Blimps lets you perform in-call multitasking by adding floating buttons for common actions so you can still retain control over your call while you are navigating away from the dialer app....

Emoji Packs Bring iOS 10, Android O, and other Emojis to the Galaxy S7

The emoji's that come along with Google Keyboard should serve the needs for most users, but over at our forums, members keep looking for ways to differentiate their device and add on to their smartphone experience. If you would like to try out different emoji packs, you can easily do so on your Samsung Galaxy...