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.

Magisk v16.4 Released with Improved MagiskHide & Android P Support, and More

When it comes to rooting solutions on Android, there's not a lot that can beat Magisk. Capable of bypassing SafetyNet detection while being lightweight and open source, it's the root solution of choice for most users on our forums. It even has frequent updates which bring better support and more features—despite the fact that XDA...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Android P OTA leaks early

With the first Android P Developer Preview announced in March, it brought a number of changes which you can test out now on the Google Pixel/XL and Google Pixel 2/2 XL. Surprisingly, Xiaomi has just announced that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s will also be receiving the Android P Developer Preview in the coming days,...

[Update: Germany too] Essential web store now open in the UK, France, Canada, and Japan

Despite the shortcomings Essential has come across as they launched the Essential Phone, they've attempted to make amends by the way of improvements to their services with many software updates. Beta testing Android Oreo across multiple releases is an example of how the company wants to make things right and get things done properly the...

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 Round-Up: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and More

Thousands from across the world descended upon Dublin's Convention Centre on April 18th and 19th for the Dublin Tech Summit. Attendees hope to learn something new about technology and the world around us. There was something for everybody, with topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to the Internet of Things to even the science behind music...

TWRP with data decryption now available for the Honor View 10 & Huawei P20/P20 Pro

The start of all custom ROM development on Android usually begins with a custom recovery like TWRP. Without a custom recovery, it's usually impossible to flash a ROM. Stock recovery checks to see if the software you're installing is official, by way of signature verification. A custom recovery usually disables this, allowing you to just...

Huawei is allegedly under investigation for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

The US government recently placed a ban on the Chinese OEM ZTE from selling devices with American-made hardware and software. This followed violations of US sanctions on Iran and failing to reprimand their employees as part of the terms of the agreement. According to The Wallstreet Journal, it appears Huawei will be the next company...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro devices made in India are now able to unlock the bootloader

Although Xiaomi has traditionally failed to release kernel source code in a timely manner, they are working on speeding things up as shown by the relatively quick release of kernel source code for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Fortunately, unlocking the bootloader of Xiaomi devices hasn't usually posed that much of a problem (barring the annoying...

Honor 9 Lite XDA Review – A Budget Phone Done (Mostly) Right

Honor, a subsidiary of China-based Huawei, faces fierce competition in the budget sector. With the likes of Xiaomi to contend with, the company has had trouble gaining a foothold outside of developing markets such as India. Indeed, its expansion into the West has been slow. But it is ramping up with the release of the...

ZTE can no longer use Qualcomm chips in smartphones, threatening the Axon 9’s existence

A few years ago, ZTE was accused of dodging United States sanctions placed on Iran by selling U.S. technology through ZTE phones in the country. Faced with nearly a billion dollars in fines, the company paid and agreed to fire 4 senior employees and discipline 35 others. Despite agreeing to do so, the Shenzhen based...

AddonSU Packages now available for LineageOS 15.1

With LineageOS being one of the most "commercial"-like custom ROMs out there, there are a number of steps that have been taken in the interest of user safety and professionalism, one of which has been the disabling of root access by default. Official builds of LineageOS do not come with pre-enabled root access, and the...

Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Phone Revealed: Here are the details

Last month we heard rumours about how "Black Shark", Xiaomi's gaming subbrand, was developing a Razer Phone competitor, largely in thanks to Xiaomi's continued investment in the company which has thrust them into the spotlight. The phone has finally been officially confirmed and we can finally learn about its major specifications, as well as its...

How to enable 4K UHD video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The king of budget phones, Xiaomi, released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro only recently and with it comes a number of features that typically are found in much higher price brackets. The 2160x1080 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 636, 4/6GB of RAM and the 4,000mAh battery are all well above the price range of the device,...