Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
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Arol has been a diehard Android fan ever since he got his first Gingerbread phone back in 2012. Currently living in Venezuela, where being a technology lover isn't exactly easy, he spends most of his free time making music, writing short stories, hitting the gym or practicing martial arts.

OnePlus Teams Up With Castelbajac for an Exclusive Limited Edition of the OnePlus 5

OnePlus, as a company, has always been known for their bold marketing. Last year, they've struck a partnership with renowned French pop-up store Colette and released an exclusive Colette black edition of their OnePlus 3T, which was available in very limited quantities. They've also frequently recurred to hype to sell their products in the past,...

The Google Pixelbook will be Google’s New Convertible Chromebook, Starting at $1,199

Google is now preparing to announce their newest fleet of in-house devices, which, just like last year, includes their take on many different household electronics. We've had our fair share of leaks today, including color options and pricing information on the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, as well as the new Google Home...

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Receives Unofficial Port of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ROM

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has just been released a few days back, but it's notable in the software department for being the one and only Samsung phone to run Android 7.1.1 out of the box. Samsung's Nougat update rollout has been remarkable for skipping Nougat's maintenance release, Android 7.1, entirely on their device lineup. Those...

Many LG Phones have a Root Checker Tool which Heavily Slows Down Device Performance

LG once had a mixed stance when it came to modifying their devices, though they've opened up in recent years and now most international LG phones have an easy way to unlock the bootloader. In fact, LG devices are now pretty popular among developers in our forums, with flagship lines having solid custom ROM support....

Unofficial TWRP Recovery Released for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos)

TWRP has become an essential tool in the life of an Android enthusiast. It's a must have if you're serious about modifying your device with custom ROMs, kernels, and more. Official and unofficial builds are available for dozens of different devices, but today we are adding another new device to that list: the newly launched...

Motorola Officially Announces Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Their Device Lineup

Motorola has been quite of a mixed bag when it comes to updates. Back when the company was owned by Google, they released a record-breaking Android 4.4 KitKat update, rolling it out to the Moto X and Moto G even before most other devices. With the Lenovo acquisition beginning 2015, things started to get progressively...

Password Managers using Android Oreo’s Autofill API are Potentially Vulnerable to Data Leakage

Autofill is one of the biggest, and most publicized new features introduced with the release of Android 8.0 Oreo. Many different password managing apps, like LastPass, have already implemented this new API into their applications. And while it can prove to be quite the improvement over the previous Autofill implementations using Accessibility Services, there's a...

Nova Launcher 5.5 Beta Brings Adaptive Icons to Android 5.0+ Phones

Nova Launcher is the go-to launcher for a lot of us. Not only does it bring the latest launcher features from the latest Android releases, but also does its best to backport those features over to previous Android releases. You can customize the look of your Android 4.1+ phone, and if you have Lollipop and...

Xiaomi Mi 5X Receives Unofficial Android One Port, Based on Mi A1 Firmware

The Xiaomi Mi A1, announced last week, made headlines for being the first Xiaomi phone running stock Android. After all, it's the first phone from the company to form part of the Android One program. And with the device packing a Snapdragon 625, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, dual cameras and bone-stock...

What Project Treble Means for Future Custom ROM Development

Here on XDA, we have previously talked about Project Treble, the largest low-level change introduced to the Android base since the first Android beta was released almost 10 years ago, and how you can tell if your device has it. For those still unaware of what Project Treble is, it modularizes the lower layer of...

How to Stop Wakelocks from Any Android App Without Root

Have you ever went to sleep at night with a completely charged phone, just to wake up with a low battery? Don't worry, it has happened to all of us. Even with Doze mode and all Google's efforts to improve battery life on Android, idle battery life isn't exactly ideal. Especially if you have lots...

How to Use a Custom Launcher With Widgets on Amazon Fire OS

Amazon's Fire OS, aside from having an Android backbone, can be considered quite a different beast from stock Android or even heavy skins like MIUI or Samsung Experience. They aimed to make their own OS based on the open source Android platform while remaining completely independent of all Google Play Services and certifications, instead favoring...