Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
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18-year-old Irish guy with a massive interest in all things security and technology. Computer Science student in UCD. Originally wrote for the technology site Pixel Spot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to adamconway99@gmail.com.

SunShine bootloader unlock (S-Off) tool now supports the HTC U12+

SunShine is a popular tool used primarily on HTC devices for enabling S-OFF. The tool was updated to support the HTC U11 earlier this year, and now it supports the HTC U12+. Without being able to S-OFF, modding HTC devices becomes a great difficulty. This release should open the door to the true modding capability...

Alcatel 5V launches with 6.2-inch notched display, 4000mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo

Alcatel has been working on releasing a number of devices this year. We saw the Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 5 smartphones announced back in February. Following that, we then saw the Alcatel 3V, which is effectively an upgraded version of that particular smartphone. Now, we're getting to see the Alcatel 5V, a smartphone with a...

Huawei P20 camera app ported for the Honor 9 Lite and other Kirin 659 phones

Huawei and Honor devices are set to be locked down entirely next week starting July 22nd, but it's still not too late to unlock your bootloader. Once you unlock your bootloader, you open up the possibility to install custom ROMs such as LineageOS or Resurrection Remix on Project Treble-supported devices. We reviewed the Honor 9...

MagiskHide can now run on older Android devices with a custom kernel patch

MagiskHide can now run on older Android devices with a custom kernel patch. This is thanks to XDA Recognised Developer topjohnwu who has released the patches required to make the popular root-hiding tool work on old devices. This development comes hot off the heels of the latest release of Magisk, version 16.6. For those using old devices fortunate...

How to increase the headphone jack volume on the OnePlus 6 [Root]

One of the most common complaints about the OnePlus 6 is its low volume headphone jack. While many different aspects of the device are stellar, the phone's volume output is not so great. The quality itself is fine, but you won't exactly be pumping out high decibel audio. Often a trick done by users to...

Android Go Moto E5 Play is coming to Europe and Latin America

Android Oreo (Go Edition) is Google's lightweight version of Android 8.1 Oreo aimed primarily for distribution on smartphones in developing nations. It makes better use of low-end hardware thanks to a suite of optimized applications and a number of under-the-hood changes. Motorola is looking to get in on the action and will be releasing the Moto...

Oppo A3s is official with 4,230 mAh battery and 6.2-inch notched display

The Oppo A3s is now official, and it sports a 4,230 mAh battery alongside a 6.2-inch notched display. The device and all of its promotional material already leaked earlier this week, but now it's out officially. Oppo is calling the display a FullView display, something that the Oppo Find X also features. The device is...

[Update: Ban Lifted] U.S. signs agreement to lift restrictions on ZTE phones

ZTE has been in a bad place recently, but it seems that they're finally getting out of the hole that they've dug themselves into. This comes after the company already paid $1 billion of their fine to the U.S. as an act of goodwill in the hopes of lifting a ban on selling phones in the...

Google Daydream could soon support multiple controllers

Google Daydream VR is Google’s virtual reality solution for mobile devices. What started as more of a cool tech demo has turned into a whole lot more, as it's a somewhat popular gaming platform now, too. Complete with Unity support, developers can develop games for it pretty easily. Interestingly, the changelog for the latest version of the...

Snapdragon 845 Chromebook likely has a Wacom pressure sensitive smart stylus

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 powered Chromebook likely has a Wacom pressure sensitive smart stylus, according to a commit made on the Chromium Gerrit. We already knew it was likely going to include a stylus, but this is not your regular stylus. Wacom provides some of the world's leading technology in interactive pen displays and styluses. This...

OnePlus 6’s video editing tools in gallery app now available on OnePlus 5T/5/3T/3

Recently, OnePlus has been putting a lot of work into bettering the experience on their older devices. With a recently launched Open Beta release for the OnePlus 3/3T, Project Treble support for the OnePlus 5/5T, and a software update plan, the company has been improving leaps and bounds over what they once were. Now, they're doing...

Enable always-on OTG on the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3 running OxygenOS

OTG is a very useful feature for many as it can allow you to transfer data over your device's micro USB or USB-C port. You can hook up a hard drive, play games with a controller, or listen to music. Some device manufacturers specifically allow it, and OnePlus is one of them. One of the...