Posts From Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario Tomás Serrafero
489 posts

<p>Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. His passion for Android turns into obsession the moment he finds a new wakelock or sees a stutter. Whenever this happens, he feels compelled to fix the issues learning something new in the process.</p>

OnePlus 5T Hands-on and First Impressions: More of a Good Thing

Last year, OnePlus introduced a revision of their flagship through the OnePlus 3T, a new device that was almost identical to the OnePlus 3, but that also brought some smaller, targeted improvements that further enhanced what was already a powerful package. Now, only half a year after the release of the OnePlus 5, the company...

With the Note 8, Samsung No Longer Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance [Comparing Note 8, Pixel XL, OnePlus 5]

For the longest time, TouchWiz was often criticized for its inability to get with the times and correct some of its longest-running points of criticism. Bloatware, a myriad of redundant features, outdated aesthetics and sub-par performance were the main things that stood out to many enthusiasts -- particularly those enamored with stock Android. Through many...

Paranoid Android 7.2.3 Released — New Languages, Launcher Customization, and Various Fixes!

Paranoid Android has been one of the most well-received custom ROMs in history, and their latest efforts after yet another return have the team expanding to new devices and adding carefully crafted features. Just recently we had an interview with PA's Alex Naidis on the Custom ROM's future, their approach to new functionality and ongoing developments,...

Despite the Controversies, the OnePlus 5 is a Proper Successor in an Increasingly Disappointing 2017

Earlier this year, I came to the realization that the OnePlus 5 was looking to be my most anticipated release of 2017. Despite having owned and reviewed the predecessors of this years’ U11, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel XL 2 and other flagships, it was the successor to the OnePlus 3 & 3T - my daily...

Nougat-Ready GravityBox v7 Xposed Module Now Available!

With the sudden yet incomplete and unofficial return of Xposed via abforce’s ART submodule, developers and enthusiasts alike began exploring the possibilities that the popular modding framework can bring in 2017. While we are still waiting for rovo89’s full Xposed release (and all the benefits that entails), the recent solution sparked life into the Xposed...

Google Reportedly Developing “STAMPS” Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

News and informative content have greatly benefited from the internet's multimedia revolution, as articles, listicles and infotainment are increasingly arriving to our screens in video form in order to be distributed in Social Media and instant messaging platforms. There is no shortage of ways to arrive to such content, but it seems Google is planning...

Touch Support is Coming to AOSP Recovery

If you frequent our forums, it's not very likely that you are too fond of the AOSP recovery. Indeed, we are often too quick to jump on our TWRP custom recovery in order to get our custom ROMs, kernels and mods up and running on our new device. However, it's still a very useful tool for...

Source: Pixel XL 2 will have Ambient Display Always On, Squeezing while Screen Off, Multiple Display Profiles, and More

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren’t wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a “foundational release“. What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not too long ago we reported on the hardware specifications...

Flyme6 ROM Available for the HTC One M8 (Single SIM Variants)

Meizu's Flyme OS is the company's take on Android and it's featured on their own devices, but not unlike ROMs from other Chinese manufacturers, you can actually experience their user interface and functionality on other, non-Meizu devices. The HTC One M8 joins the roster of phones with Flyme ROMs, as Flyme6 has officially arrived for single...

Boot Multiple ROMs on the OnePlus 5 with DualBootPatcher

We love custom ROMs at XDA, and sometimes a device just has too many great options to choose from, prompting us to make backups just to venture outside our comfortable setup. We also often wish we could try new ROMs not to migrate to a new experience, but just to take a peek and get...

DxOMark Reviews OnePlus 5 Camera Quality, Gives it a Score of 87

Yesterday we published a news article about DxOMark's imminent publishing of their OnePlus 5 camera review. In that article, we stated we'd be reconsidering DxOMark's place in our news feed based on this score due to our own experience with the device's camera: If we found the score unreasonable given their partnership with OnePlus, we wouldn't...

Source: LG Will Ditch Its Signature Secondary Display for the V30

LG’s V line of flagship smartphones is arguably one of the company’s most innovative creations, with phones that are unafraid to stick to removable batteries, durable construction, or play around with other hardware concepts. One such feature that is arguably the defining feature of the LG V line is the inclusion of a secondary display -...