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Dual Boot Support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with DualBootPatcher

A lot of Android devices can support either MultiROM or DualBootPatcher, allowing your device to multi-boot different Android ROMs depending on what you choose. These are generally for Snapdragon devices, usually other chip makers don't receive the same amount of community support. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, rocking an Exynos 8895, can now dual boot...

The Maze Alpha X is a Six Inch Phone with a 4000mAh Battery

Not too long ago, Maze Mobile put out a surprisingly good budget phone called the Maze Alpha. The large bezel-less phone featured a big screen at a low price. Now they are launching the Maze Alpha X with slimmer bezels, more screen and a new 18:9 aspect ratio. This is in line with phones like...

Unlock the Bootloader on the ZTE Axon 7 Mini with Tuliptool

If you own the ZTE Axon 7 Mini and can't wait for an official bootloader unlock method, then XDA Senior Member tdm has a tool just for you. It's called Tuliptool and it's made to help you unlock the bootloader and flash a custom recovery like TWRP. With unofficial tools like this, users should always be aware that...

Xiaomi Sold Over 10 Million Phones in September 2017

Xiaomi, among other OEMs, experienced a period of lower sales volume during Q1 2017 in China. The same growth pattern wasn't seen in India in the last year, though, as the company is smashing sales records with the release of the Redmi Note 4 and partnering with Google for the creation of the Xiaomi Mi A1. They've been on...

Pre-order the Google Pixel 2 and get a Free Google Home Mini, According to Canadian Best Buy Ad

With the Google Pixel 2 colors and price leaked and Google Home Mini price leaked, some of you may have been wondering about the availability of these devices. We'll soon find out tomorrow in the big reveal by Google. For those of you looking to get as much information ahead of time as possible, a Reddit...

Get the Latest Moto Display APK from the Moto X4 on your Moto Z

When the Motorola Moto Z2 was released, they updated the Moto Display system application with a new feature that allows you to reply to messages without unlocking your phone. However, they never brought this feature over to the original Moto Z. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy this new feature, however. XDA Senior Member onslaught86 started digging into the...

Chainfire Retires from SuperSU, to Leave Fully February 24th

Two years ago, Chinese company CCMT bought SuperSU from Chainfire, a move which did produce a lot of chatter, and in some cases negative emotions, in the Android enthusiast community. Today Chainfire has finally announced his retirement from working on SuperSU on his Google+ page, becoming only an advisor until February 24th when his contract...

Google is Working on a Chrome OS Emulator for Future Android SDK Release

Android application support on Chromebooks was fairly rudimentary when it was first unveiled, but the company has been working to make the integration better as evidenced by recent Chrome OS commits. The end goal is to flawlessly support Android apps on most Chrome OS devices, though only a handful of Chromebooks are able to use...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera Receives a 94 from DxOMark, Calls it the Best Smartphone for Zoom

DxOMark recently revised the way they review their smartphone cameras due to the innovations in mobile camera technology. While this still isn't enough to satisfy some within the community, DxOMark is still one of the most widely cited publications on smartphone camera quality. The team recently put the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung through the...

How to Manually Change the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors...

[Update: More Images] Huawei Mate 10 Pro Render Images Leaked by Evan Blass

The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, while likely to be overshadowed by the release of the Pixels, are certainly nothing to scoff at. With a leaked set of specifications already for both devices, leaked images for the Mate 10 (including renders) and now leaked render images for the Mate 10 Pro the devices...

OxygenOS 4.5.11 Update for OnePlus 5 Fixes YouTube Video Desync, Adds Notification Tone Customization, and more

When most OEMs release a new smartphone, we generally see a number of its first OTA updates focused on optimization and bug fixes. This has happened with the OnePlus 5 and its software is continuing to be worked on 4 months after it was released. We're currently seeing OxygenOS version 4.5.11 rolling out to Canadian...