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.

OnePlus 8/8 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.0.3.3 with keyboard height adjustment feature and bug fixes

Following the recent rollout of OxygenOS 11.0.6.7/8 for the OnePlus 8T, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are now receiving a similar major update over on the stable channel. The latest stable channel build — OxygenOS 11.0.3.3 for the OnePlus 8 series — brings a couple of new features and improvements to the...

A developer got Ubuntu Linux booting on the Apple iPhone 7

Back in March 2020 when Corellium presented Project Sandcastle to boot Android on the Apple iPhone 7 using the checkra1n jailbreak, it sparked hopes about the potential of OS-level aftermarket development on legacy iPhone models. Barring hardware failure, many of these devices may still have years of use ahead of them if power users can...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets updated to Android 11 with One UI 3.0

Back in November last year, Samsung announced the One UI 3.0 beta program for Galaxy Z Fold 2 users in its home country of South Korea. Following that, the company rolled out the beta build based on Android 11 through the Samsung Members app. The Korean OEM had promised to bring the stable version of...

Here are 4 free tools to download updates onto Samsung Galaxy devices

If you've ever tried to search for firmware to install on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, it can be pretty annoying. While companies like Google, OnePlus, and Xiaomi provide download links on their websites, Samsung has yet to offer an official firmware download portal. That's one of the reasons why there are so many...

OnePlus 8T gets OxygenOS 11.0.6.7/8/9 with new keyboard height adjustment feature, November 2020 security patches, and more

OxygenOS, the custom skin which powers OnePlus smartphones, is clearly one of the neatest and feature-rich strains of Android. Not only the UI is fast and fluid, but it also offers a wide scope for customizability. And on top of all that, OnePlus keeps updating it religiously with new features and optimizing earlier features. As...

Android 11 Update Tracker: List of major phones getting the latest release!

It’s that time of year again when Google releases the new version of its mobile operating system, and after a long few months of beta testing, the American tech giant is finally rolling out the stable version of Android 11. But of course, it’s not just Pixel users who are getting this update. A range...

Samsung rolls out stable One UI 3.0 update with Android 11 to the Galaxy S10 series

Samsung kicked off its Android 11 update rollout with the Galaxy S20 series in December last year. The company then went on to update its other premium phones, including the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip series, and the Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung even released a roadmap detailing various other smartphones it had planned to...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Honor 5X

The smartphone industry is known for being fast-paced, with new devices coming out one after the other. With all the rapid releases and the shiny new hardware, people often forget that devices that have already been launched do not necessarily become unusable just because their successors have been released. Regarding the obvious lack of official...

OnePlus Nord gets its first OxygenOS Open Beta with Android 11 and more

It looks like the OnePlus software team is having a productive holiday season, as they just released the first Open Beta build of Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus Nord. It was yesterday when the company shared its Android 11 update roadmap that included the OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus 7/7T series, promising that...

The first security update of 2021 is rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Google is kicking off the first week of 2021 with a new set of monthly Android security patches. This month is notable because it marks the beginning of monthly updates without the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (RIP!). We've still got patches for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4,...

Unbrick your OnePlus Nord N10 5G with the MSMDownloadTool

It is inevitable for nearly all devices with heavy aftermarket development that the occasional mistake is made, and the user ends up with a piece of hardware that is as useful as a paperweight. As typical hard bricks are nearly impossible to fix without OEM support, a fully functional method to restore a device from...

TWRP 3.5.0 released with support for devices that launched with Android 10

One of the most common reasons that users come to our forums is to flash custom mods, kernels, or ROMs. But none of these aftermarket development efforts are feasible without having the means to install them. That’s where the incredibly popular Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, comes in. Available on a plethora...