Posts From Skanda Hazarika

Skanda Hazarika
Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

Windows 11: Can my PC run it? Here’s how to check.

Microsoft finally unveiled Windows 11 earlier today, and it won't be long before the Windows upgrade cycle kicks into high gear. Although Microsoft is offering Windows 11 as a free upgrade from Windows 10 (and likely also Windows 7 and 8.1), you may be wondering if your PC is powerful enough to meet the new...

How to download Android 12 Beta for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the Android 12 Beta program following the Developer Preview initiative. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the...

How to install Android 12 Beta on Google Pixel and other Android devices

It’s that time of year again! Android 12, i.e. the next major release of Android is now available as public beta. This won’t give you the full Android 12 experience as it's still very much a work-in-progress, but for lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel...

Microsoft is working on yet another Windows 11 SE variant named CloudEditionL

It’s been more than 20 years since Microsoft used the "SE" moniker in its Windows 98 Second Edition, but it appears that the company is ready to bring it back with Windows 11. Internally referred to as the "Cloud" SKU, Windows 11 SE looks to be a tightly locked down edition meant for specialized use...

Android Hidden Codes: All the custom Dialer Codes and What they do!

The Android operating system is well known for its hidden features and easter eggs. One such area is using custom dialer codes to access various hidden apps and settings. Some of these codes are universal, which means you'll get the desired output on any Android device, irrespective of them being a great flagship or a...

OxygenOS 11.2.3.3 hotfix update rolling out to address OnePlus 9R battery woes

Shortly after releasing a fresh OxygenOS stable channel build for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, OnePlus is back again with a new update for the cheapest phone in the lineup: the OnePlus 9R. The last OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 9R came in late May, bringing several fixes and May 2021 security patches. Well,...

How to install TWRP recovery on Android smartphones

TeamWin Recovery Project, more widely known by its TWRP abbreviation, is the most popular custom recovery solution for Android devices. For the unaware, TWRP replaces the default recovery environment that came with your device, so you can root your device via Magisk, flash custom ROMs and kernels, create full backups, and so on. If you’re...

How to enable VoLTE and VoWiFi on all carriers on the ASUS ZenFone 8 and OnePlus 9 Pro

When you're dealing with the constant evolution of network technology, it’s not uncommon to face issues between your cellular service provider and your phone. This is especially true for advanced cellular features that are based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), like Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Video over LTE (ViLTE), and Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi). As...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

How to check if Camera2 API is enabled on your Android device

A smartphone’s hardware is often capable of more than just what the software allows by default. This is the exact reason why Google Camera ports have become very popular on our forums, as many see them as an easy way to dramatically improve picture quality on a wide range of devices. With the ported Google...

Google Camera Port Hub: Get the best GCam APK for Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, and other phones!

Google Camera and its post-processing algorithms undoubtedly changed the game in terms of what we expect from smartphone cameras, elevating the Google Pixels to some of the best Android phones you can buy for the camera. That's the exact reason why Google Camera ports are so highly requested for non-Google devices. With the appropriate ported...

T-Mobile OnePlus 8T can now be rebranded without unlocking the bootloader

Those of you who purchased a OnePlus 8T on T-Mobile (sold as the "OnePlus 8T+ 5G") and were disappointed with the carrier’s slower updates may now rejoice. You can now get rid of the T-Mobile software and install the international OxygenOS firmware on the T-Mobile OnePlus 8T without even unlocking the bootloader of the device! OnePlus...