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Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Allow all app notifications to use Edge Lighting on curved Samsung phones with this app

Edge Lighting is one of the few features from Samsung that compliments the curved edge screens. It makes the sides of their curved phones glow when a notification comes in. It's supposed to work with almost any app notification, but it's specifically made for messaging apps. That's why messaging apps typically are the most reliable...

Samsung Internet Beta 9.4 adds a built-in autoplay video blocker

Samsung's web browser, simply named Samsung Internet, is one of the most feature-full web browsers there is. It has security features, ad blocker support, and even a download booster. Now, Samsung has added QR code scanning and a built-in autoplay video blocker natively into the latest beta of the app. Many websites have autoplay videos when...

OxygenOS 9.5.4 rolls out for the OnePlus 7 Pro with ambient display and camera fixes

It's been a week since the OnePlus 7 Pro launched, and in this time there have been a few complaints about ambient display bugs and the camera quality. To address this feedback, OnePlus has now rolled out an update to attempt to improve the camera quality and fix ambient display bugs.Details for this update were...

Proof of concept root method for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been found

Samsung phones in North America have been stuck with locked bootloaders for the longest time. This means no TWRP, no stable root, and no ROMs. Luckily, some great developers have been able to make workarounds in the past, and the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 have all had unstable, but working, root....

Custom themes are once again possible on One UI devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10

When Samsung released the Galaxy S10, it came with a nasty surprise. Samsung finally merged the Android changes in Android Pie that blocked rootless custom themes. This change was present on the Galaxy S10 series at launch and was included in updates for older devices like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. This blocked...

[Update: Probably not] Samsung may actually update the Galaxy S7 with One UI based on Android Pie

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was launched all the way back in February of 2016. While that might not seem like a long time ago, in a phone's life cycle it is. Most Android OEM's promise only two years of software updates and they usually take forever to receive them towards the end of that period....

Google Duplex starts rolling out in the US for non-Pixel phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10

Google Duplex was announced back at I/O 2018 with the goal of making your life easier. It's part of Google Assistant, and it can call restaurants or businesses to schedule an appointment or reservation for you without going through online booking systems. Duplex has a robot call the business, talk to an employee, and take...

Galaxy Fold’s leaked code hints at possible Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 with Snapdragon 855

Samsung's foldable smartphone with an Infinity Flex display, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, launches next month. It has two displays—one cover display for basic phone use and one main display that unfolds to give you a tablet experience. The device will be priced way out of reach for most consumers, but if you're looking for a...

Download the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s wallpapers and video live wallpapers

The Samsung Galaxy Fold launches in Europe next month. Although we know most of the device's specifications, Samsung never allowed the press to get their hands on the device at its launch event. Fortunately, one of our sources managed to get their hands on the device a bit early and has shared a trove of...

[Update: Video] Substratum Lite launches with a faster, smaller, and more stable experience

Substratum Lite is the newest release from Projekt and they're billing it as the "most essential features, in a light package." This new version aims to be faster, smaller, and more stable, plus it already supports Android Q (in preview). The development of Substratum Lite was lead by Ivan Iskandar, one of the Substratum developers. For...

Hyperion Supreme is a new way to get all the Hyperion “Pro” features

Hyperion is a launcher made by Projekt, the same people behind Substratum. It's basically a super customizable version of the Pixel launcher with all the bells and whistles that most people expect from a 3rd-party launcher. It even has some integration with other launcher tools, such as Sesame shortcuts and Google Feed. All of these...

Hands-on with a leaked build of the new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium

For months now, Microsoft has been working on a version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium. It promises to make big improvements to Edge, which is not very popular, and after using it I can say it really does. This new update is fast and has a lot more features that you may be more...