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Amazon Fire 7 (5th and 7th gen) can now be unlocked and rooted

Unlike some OEMs out there, Amazon isn't a fan of letting their owners unlock the bootloader of their devices. Still, this limitation hasn't stopped the Amazon Fire tablet series from becoming huge sellers for the company. This also doesn't stop our enthusiast user base from hacking into these devices either. A couple of months ago...

Kiwi Browser gets updated with a reachability button for better one-handed web browsing

Kiwi Browser has been a popular browser for many people for a while now. We've talked about it a few times here on the XDA Portal such as when it was first introduced in May of last year. It has grown since then with new features being added, including the recently added Edge History swipe...

Borderlight Live Wallpaper gets updated to support the OnePlus 6T and other waterdrop notch phones

Notches have been the highlight of 2018, and they are going to be here in 2019 as well. While we can wait for OEMs to adapt their way to more innovative design trends that eliminates the notch, for now, notches are your best bet to achieve maximum screen real estate on the front of your...

Huawei Mate X, LG V50, ZTE Axon 10 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S10+ forums are now open

There have been a ton of Android devices announced in the last couple of weeks. With MWC 2019 and Samsung Unpacked happened back-to-back, we've had no shortage of phones to talk about. The phones that get the most attention are the flagships and we've just opened forums for several of them: the Huawei Mate X,...

The Huawei Mate X may be joined by the Huawei Mate 20 X in Huawei’s 5G lineup

The 2019 Mobile World Congress just wrapped up, and it's fair to say that the event was the most packed in years. Before the event even started, we were met by OPPO's announcement of 10X zoom technology followed by Xiaomi's unveiling of the 5G Mi Mix 3 and European Mi 9 a few hours later....

OxygenOS 9.0.4 for the OnePlus 5/5T adds Google Duo integration

Last month, OnePlus announced that it will officially integrate Google Duo, Google's simple yet robust video calling app, into the dialer, contacts and messaging apps of OxygenOS. This would make Duo the primary video calling application on all OnePlus devices, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your point of view....

Magisk Canary update adds support for A-Only System-as-root devices on Android Pie

Android's ecosystem supports two types of partition layout: the traditional partitioning scheme (where the ramdisk is present in the /boot partition and mounted as rootfs and system is mounted at /system), and the newer A/B partitioning scheme, where the system is mounted as rootfs. Google has made system-as-root mandatory for devices launching with Android 9...