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TWRP 3.5.0 released with support for devices that launched with Android 10

One of the most common reasons that users come to our forums is to flash custom mods, kernels, or ROMs. But none of these aftermarket development efforts are feasible without having the means to install them. That’s where the incredibly popular Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, comes in. Available on a plethora...

Brighten up your living room with a new Hisense 4K TV, currently on sale at Best Buy

I have a story for you all. TVs are a big-ticket item during Black Friday sales, and of course, I covered a lot of TV sets. I didn't look for one myself, though, as even if my TV was older, it was still going strong. Wouldn't you know it, shortly after the big rush, one...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

Samsung Galaxy S21 teaser says “a new Galaxy awaits”

One day before the New Year, Samsung has released a short video teasing the Galaxy S21. “A new Galaxy awaits,” the video says, as Samsung takes viewers through a decade of Galaxy S releases. Unfortunately, no details for the Galaxy S21 are revealed. Not that we expected Samsung to share detailed information, but it would have...

Save $40 on the Google Pixel 4a 5G and join the 5G revolution for cheap

There sure have been a lot of smartphone deals this week! With deals on the OnePlus 8 Pro and the TCL 10 Pro, retailers are looking to take those holiday gift cards and cash off your hands. Google isn't going to sit idly by while others reap the post-holiday benefits, though. Currently, on Amazon, you...

Huawei P50 Pro’s first leaked render suggests Huawei is sticking with waterfall displays

Huawei has been engaged in a deadlock with the US government for nearly two years now. But that hasn’t stopped the Chinese company from building some of the best smartphones out there. The Huawei Mate 40 series that launched in October this year was the prime example of it, with Huawei flexing its muscles with...

Amazon acquires the Wondery podcast network to compete with Spotify

Amazon is the second most valued company in the US. Besides the online and offline retail and logistics business, it has a plethora of entertainment services under one umbrella. Some of these services include established brand names such as Audible, Kindle, Amazon Music, Prime Video, and Prime Music. And now, popular podcast network Wondery is...

How to enable the Pixel 5’s Adaptive Sound feature on older Pixel phones

Google rolled out the fifth Pixel Feature Drop earlier this month, which brought a host of new features to both old and new Pixel phones. Some older Pixel phones gained features like Hold for Me and Extreme Battery Saver, while only Google's latest Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 got support for the new Adaptive...

An Update on XDA Labs

It was five years ago that we launched XDA Labs after hundreds of hours of development. The primary purpose was to create an alternate app distribution platform for developers that couldn’t host on Google Play. Labs had other features such as beta and alpha channels (before Google added the same to Google Play) to enable...

Sony has still not launched the PlayStation 5 in India

Today is the last day of the calendar year and clearly, Sony’s plans of a late 2020 launch of the PlayStation 5 in India have gone down the drain. While Microsoft started selling its new Xbox Series X and Series S in India last month, we are yet to hear from Sony regarding the official...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G is getting Android 11 with One UI 3.0

Just yesterday, Samsung began rolling out the One UI 3.0 update on top of Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 10 lineup. Today, the Korean OEM is starting to deliver the same update to the Galaxy Z Flip 4G, introducing several improvements along with a new security patch. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G XDA Forums As reported...

OPPO launches the Reno 5 4G with the Snapdragon 720G and 50W fast charging

Oppo has officially launched the Oppo Reno 5 4G in Vietnam, a 4G version of the standard Reno 5 that launched in China earlier this month. The device was spotted in a hands-on video just last week, indicating an imminent launch, and now, it's finally official. The OPPO Reno 5 4G will be launching in...