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.

Unofficial LineageOS 18.1 is now available for the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max

If there's one community-driven Android project out there that needs no introduction whatsoever, it’s LineageOS. The name itself has become synonymous with aftermarket development and is without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most popular custom ROMs. While the list of devices officially supported by the LineageOS project is fairly long, developers often...

OPPO opens up Android 11 betas for OPPO Reno Z and OPPO A73 5G

After rolling out stable ColorOS 11 updates for the OPPO Reno 2 Z and the OPPO A91 last week, OPPO has now expanded its Android 11 beta program and added two new devices to the roster: the OPPO Reno Z and the OPPO A73 5G. OPPO Reno Z XDA Forums The Chinese OEM is inviting OPPO Reno...

Download YouTube Music Vanced APK

YouTube Music Vanced is a modded version of the YouTube Music app, offered by the same developers who made YouTube Vanced. The mod adds a number of features to the official app, like built-in adblocking and background playback without pauses. This page has installation instructions and download links for both non-rooted and rooted devices. Latest version...

DotOS 5.1 will add a new wallpaper-based theming system and QS UI inspired by Android 12

Android theming has come a long way from the early days of the CyanogenMod Theme Engine to Substratum and now the native RRO and OMS APIs. With Android 12, Google might push Android's theming engine to the next level thanks to the new wallpaper-based theming system code-named “monet.” When “monet” is enabled, the user’s wallpaper determines...

Customize the ROG Phone 2/3’s performance in any app with Armoury Crate Unleashed

Magisk Modules are a simple way to apply system-level mods to your device without having to get your hands dirty and make changes to system files manually. From an end user's perspective, all you have to do is download a module, enable it through the Magisk app, and then reboot your device for the changes...

How to enable hidden features and tweak all settings in OnePlus Camera app

One of the complaints with OnePlus devices is how they lack serious pro photography features. Even though the devices have strong third-party developer communities behind them, the love they receive from the actual company in terms of customization of camera features is often too little. Be that as it may, the OnePlus Camera app has its...

HMD Global’s Nokia 2.2 can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2019, HMD Global's efforts at producing a budget-friendly smartphone yielded the Nokia 2.2. Despite the company's substantial efforts at marketing the device with its "Android One" goodness, enthusiasts weren’t impressed. The first thing that made XDA users hesitate with the purchase more than anything was HMD Global's weird stance towards bootloader unlocking. Yes,...

Descendant XI offers a fresh take on Android 11 with loads of unique features

At XDA, we pride ourselves on the power of the modding community in providing choices — choices that accommodate the wide variety of needs from different users. One of the common products of this choice is the availability of AOSP-based custom ROMs for devices that run on an otherwise heavily customized UI. In fact, many...

ASUS is rolling out the Android 11 stable update to the ZenFone 7

The ASUS ZenFone 7 lineup has been on the market for about half a year now. The device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (Snapdragon 865 Plus on the Pro variant), 6/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128/256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage alongside a dedicated microSD card slot. All of that comes in a slim...

Magisk v22.1 brings an improved log writer, resetprop bootloop fixes, and much more

Magisk by XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu has become so popular over the past few years that there is no need for introductions now. But in case you need one, Magisk originally started off as a systemless root method and has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. The...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e and HMD Global’s Nokia 4.2 are receiving their Android 11 updates

Android 11 has been here a while now, and while some device makers got an update out the door straight away, others have taken their time to roll out the stable build. Nonetheless, Android 11 rollouts are now in full swing for non-flagship devices of OEMs, and the update love is spreading to more and...

LineageOS 18.1 builds are here for the OnePlus 7 Pro/7T Pro, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Moto X (2014)

Earlier this month, the team behind the LineageOS custom ROM officially rolled out LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11. The update introduced a slew of features over the previous version, including a new calendar app, a built-in backup solution, the latest Android security patches, and much more. The initial release was made available for nearly...