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.

TWRP ports are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and Galaxy Z Fold 2

For those of you already managed to pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or the Galaxy Z Fold 2, you will be happy to know that unofficial TWRP builds are now out for your devices. Compiled against the latest TWRP 3.4.0 codebase, the builds come courtesy of XDA‌ Senior Member ianmacd. The current set...

Dirty Unicorns 14.7 is now available for the Google Pixel 4a, Redmi Note 7, and Moto G7 Plus

After a bit of a development hiatus following the release of their Android Pie builds, the Dirty Unicorns team announced their return with the release of Android 10 ROMs. The initial list of supported devices includes the Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL, and...

ASUS ZenFone 6 receives its first Android 11 beta update

ASUS kicked off the Android 11 beta program for the ZenFone 6 about a month ago. The same phone is sold as the ASUS 6Z in the Indian market, which is also eligible for the beta initiative. The Taiwanese OEM has yet to publish a proper timeline of their Android 11 rollout plan, but that...

Samsung Android 11 Tracker: Here are all the official One UI 3.0 beta and stable builds to download and install

Android 11 just launched, and many of us are looking forward to getting it on our phones. Eyes are on all popular OEMs, like Samsung, to see when they will begin rolling out updates. Matter of fact, the Korean OEM kicked off the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 developer beta program for the Galaxy S20...

Chrome OS 85 vastly improves handwriting recognition for some Chromebooks

At the beginning of this month, Google started rolling out Chrome OS 85 via stable channel to compatible devices. The update brought in a handy Wi-Fi Sync option, video recording pause/resume support in the Camera app, and many other improvements. However, as it turns out, the Mountain View giant has shipped an enhanced offline handwriting...

Developers port LineageOS to the … LeapFrog Epic tablet for children, because why not?

Android powered tablets can come in all shapes and sizes, but the LeapFrog Epic failed to grab the headlines here at XDA when it was released back in 2015. Being one of those "educational" tablets for children, the device runs on a highly skinned version of Android 4.4 KitKat. Inside this toy for tots is...

Extras for AA uses Substratum to heavily customize Android Auto’s in-car UI

If you've dabbled in custom themes on Android, then the name “Substratum” may ring a bell. The overlay-based theming mechanism dynamically modifies the resources of an app without actually touching the corresponding APK. Such a design makes Substratum an ideal solution to alter the UI elements of apps like Android Auto that otherwise offer very...

CarbonROM 8.0 adds support for the OnePlus 7, 7T Pro, and Redmi Note 4 and improves app launch speeds

It was just around 5 months ago that the CarbonROM team came back with a bang to shake up the custom ROM scene with their polished and feature-packed Android 10 builds (codenamed "PAX'). Since then, the team has added support for a couple of Sony and ASUS devices and revealed that they were shutting down...

Microsoft Surface Duo kernel source code is now available

After months of leaks and rumors, the Microsoft Surface Duo was officially launched last month. This innovative dual-screen device comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform (which is further optimized for dual-screen experience), 6GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. On the software side, the smartphone runs Android 10 with Microsoft Surface Duo...

Xiaomi Android 11 Tracker: Here are all the official MIUI beta and stable builds to download and install

Following the arrival of the first public beta of Android 11 back in June, Xiaomi published similar AOSP-style beta builds for the Mi 10/10 Pro and the Redmi K30 Pro (e.g. the Chinese variant of the POCO F2 Pro) later that month. Shortly thereafter, the Chinese OEM started rolling out MIUI 12-based closed beta builds...

Samsung Wonderland is a new Good Lock module that lets you create live wallpapers and customize them

Another day, another update for Samsung's Good Lock customization suite! This time, the Korean OEM has come up with a nifty wallpaper creator module to unleash the creative mind in you and satisfy your One UI customization needs. Meet "Wonderland": The new Good Lock module that introduces innovative ways to create customized live wallpapers with...

OnePlus Android 11 Tracker: Here are all the official OxygenOS 11 beta and stable builds to download and install

The first Android 11 stable release is finally here. As speculated earlier, Google has kicked off September by releasing the first non-beta Android 11 builds for the Pixel lineup. OnePlus is also busy finalizing OxygenOS specific features on top of the new version of Android in preparation for an eventual rollout via the stable channel....