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.

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...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G is getting Android 11 with One UI 3.0

Just yesterday, Samsung began rolling out the One UI 3.0 update on top of Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 10 lineup. Today, the Korean OEM is starting to deliver the same update to the Galaxy Z Flip 4G, introducing several improvements along with a new security patch. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G XDA Forums As reported...

Chainfire’s LiveBoot app is now open source and works on Android 11

We've talked about LiveBoot in the past and how it tweaks the default boot animation of your Android device by adding logcat and dmesg logging (bringing the good old Matrix digital rain vibe). Made by none other than XDA legend Chainfire, the creator of SuperSU, this incredibly innovative app has now received a new update...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s One UI 3.0 stable update with Android 11 is starting to roll out

As 2020 nears its grand finale, Samsung has something special in store for the Galaxy Note 10 owners: the sweet treat of Android 11. According to the update schedule released at the beginning of this month, the Korean OEM had planned to release the stable version of One UI 3.0 to the Galaxy Note 10...

Xiaomi releases Mi 11 kernel source code right after launch

Following the customary period of leaks and teasers, Xiaomi finally lifted the covers off its latest flagship Mi 11 earlier today. With the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, a smooth 120Hz AMOLED display, 55W wired/50W wireless charging support, improved cameras, MIUI 12.5 skin on top of Android 11, and an attractive starting price, the...

ASUS ROG Phone 3 Development Update: LineageOS 18.1, TWRP, and Google Camera ports

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming smartphones of 2020. The device ticks all the right boxes with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC, 144Hz AMOLED display, 6,000mAh battery, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage. In an effort to boost the aftermarket development...

Samsung opens an Android 11 beta with One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy M31

Back in October, Samsung kicked off the One UI 3.0 beta program for its flagship Galaxy S20 series. The update brought all the new features introduced in Android 11 to the devices, along with some minor improvements to Samsung’s own Android skin. Shortly thereafter, the program was extended to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Z...

ASUS ZenFone 6 update enables VoLTE on T-Mobile in the US

The ASUS Zenfone 6 (sold as the ASUS 6Z in India) was one of the beefy flagship phones of 2019. It has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display without notch, a unique flip camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and a headphone jack. The latest update to the phone should bring a cheer for...

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

Samsung’s Android 11 update train is going at full steam. The Korean OEM has already updated their current mainstream flagship phones with the latest Android version in most regions and has now shifted its focus to the remaining devices. Just a day ago, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G received a stable Android 11 OTA...

Samsung rolls out Android 11 with One UI 3.0 to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Back in July, Samsung launched the 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, a 6.7-inch Full HD+ "Infinity Flex Display", 8GB of RAM, and 5G connectivity, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G was, and still is, the most powerful Android foldable with a clamshell design from the Korean OEM. The...

The Galaxy S II still lives: Developer unofficially ports LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11

In the last few months, we've talked about various unofficial Android 11 ports for numerous devices. Some of them were expected, as they were fairly new devices with a strong development backing. However, there were quite a few surprising entries, like the port for the Raspberry Pi 4, which was never intended to run Android...