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Google Nexus Player and OnePlus 2 receive official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Google and OnePlus devices are among the most popular devices on our forums because of the respective companies' openness to customization. The Google Nexus Player was one of the few popular Android TV devices on the market, and it had a long life. It launched with Android Lollipop and upgrades until Android Oreo. While the...

MidnightCore is a set of Magisk Modules for changing fonts, boot animations, and system sounds

Customization is a big deal in the Android world. Everything from the launcher to the boot animation is fair game. A phone doesn't truly feel like your own until it's customized just right. Magisk Modules are a great way to do this. MidnightCore is an all-in-one module from XDA Senior Member OldMid. It allows you...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Android Oreo update now rolling out

After we reported that the official Android Oreo update for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices would soon roll out, it appears that time is finally coming—at least for the AT&T model. Several users on Reddit and our own forums are reporting that they are receiving the 1.4GB update to build version CRC2 with...

Huawei launches the Huawei P20, P20 Pro and the P20 Lite with notched displays

The Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and the P20 Lite have been in the rumor mill for quite a while. We have exclusively reported many specifications of the phones, including the fact that they have a display notch. We have seen everything from leaked specifications to stock wallpapers to the leaked firmware. In fact, the Huawei P20...

[Update: Needs IMEI/GSF ID] Google now blocks GApps on uncertified devices, but lets custom ROM users be whitelisted

Because Android is open source, it gives device makers the freedom to customize the software as they please. However, in order to ensure a level of consistency between Android devices, Google has cleverly leveraged their suite of popular Google apps and services to mandate that device makers follow a specific set of rules under the...

Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 is official with 6-inch HD+ display, Dual Cameras, and Android Oreo

The Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 is now official. This is a refresh of the popular Huawei Y7 Prime which launched in May of 2017. While the device's chassis differs hugely from its predecessor, the overall specifications should stay true to the original. The device is aiming to be an affordable low-end phone with some unique...

Instant Apps break Package Manager’s ability to list installed apps on Android 8.0 Oreo

With the advent of Android 8.0 Oreo, we've seen a number of changes that are have improved the performance and security. Systems separated from the Android OS itself have seen revamps and improvements over the years, with Google's Instant Apps becoming used more and more. Instant Apps are a great way for site owners to...

Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in China with dual cameras and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC

The Xiaomi Mi Mix foreshadowed the rise of taller displays when it was released in 2016 with a massive 6.4-inch display. In September, Xiaomi released the Mi Mix 2 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip and a smaller 6-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080) display. The phone was Xiaomi's flagship phone for the second half of 2017,...

Xiaomi will launch MiLens, a Google Lens competitor for China, with the Mi Mix 2S

We're a few hours away from the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Huawei P20, but while the latter device has had nearly every aspect leaked already, there's still a few things that aren't that clear about the Mi Mix 2S. We know that it'll launch with Android Oreo, wireless charging, a...

MaxLock, an AppLock Xposed Module alternative, now supports Android Nougat and Oreo

AppLockers are a great way to prevent people from getting into apps on your phone. Maybe your banking app doesn't use any security or you have some sensitive photos in the gallery. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it's nice to lock an app. Traditional AppLockers use a polling service to detect running processes. This...

The first Chrome OS tablet is officially the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

The slow evolution of Chrome OS from a browser-based desktop OS to a more Android-like touch-optimized OS has been well documented. More Android features are brought to Chrome OS every week. We've seen in-line replies, a touch-friendly launcher, Google Assistant, lock screen notifications, floating keyboard, and split-screen mode. There has also been an influx of...

Moto X4 and Verizon Wear 24 receive official TWRP support

The most popular custom recovery for Android is now available for a couple more devices. This is a very important step for any device if a vibrant developer community is ever going to take off. The Motorola Moto X4 and the Verizon Wear 24 smartwatch have joined the TWRP army. The Moto X4 is a...