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.

Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2 with April 2021 security patches and bug fixes

Almost like clockwork, Google releases freshly baked Developer Preview builds for Android 12, the upcoming iteration of Android, every couple of weeks. Each new version fixes bugs, adds new features, and generally improves the performance of the operating system. It was the tail end of March when the company released Developer Preview 2.1 to the...

Kernel sources released for OnePlus 9 series, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite series, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi MIX FOLD, and Google ADT-3/2

Whether you like OnePlus as a brand or not, one cannot deny that the smartphones offered by the Chinese OEM are some of the easiest-to-mod devices currently available on the market. The devices are really popular on our forums since they’re relatively easy to bootloader-unlock and root, and with readily available kernel sources, they’re also...

Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S9 receive updates with April 2021 security patches

Another month is in the books which means it’s time for a new Android security patch update. Unsurprisingly, Samsung is leading the race, as the company has already delivered the April 2021 security patches to a bunch of Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S10, and more....

Motorola One Hyper and LG G7 One receive stable Android 11 update

Ever since Google rolled out the first stable Android 11 build for its Pixel devices back in September last year, several OEMs have followed suit and released the update to some of their flagship and mid-range devices. However, there are still many devices for which the update hasn’t rolled out yet — particularly some legacy...

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.2.2.2 with March 2021 patches and bug fixes

The OnePlus 9 series was announced barely over a week ago, but the regular and the "Pro" models are already receiving another update. This is one of the reasons why Android enthusiasts like OnePlus devices so much. The latest update brings the phone duo to OxygenOS version 11.2.2.2. The changelog includes a number of fixes...

LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 is here for nearly 60 devices

There is no dearth of custom ROM choices in the aftermarket development scene, but if there’s one that we could consider to be “the biggest” of them all, then that would be LineageOS. There are so many reasons why the LineageOS project is loved by the community, and it's not just for all the features that...

Exynos Galaxy S9 users can now enjoy Android 11 with One UI 3.1 via Noble ROM

Just a few weeks ago, we showcased an unofficial port of One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 for the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This was possible thanks to the work that XDA Recognized Developer AlexisXDA put in to get it to boot by using a modified system image from the Galaxy...

Samsung rolls out April 2021 security patches to the Galaxy A52, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung recently pushed out the April 2021 security patches to the Galaxy S21, Galazy Z Fold 2, and the Galaxy Note 10 in some regions. The 4G variant of the Galaxy A51 has also received a similar bump on the Android security patch level (SPL) through its One UI 3.1 update. Such an early security...

Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A21s start receiving the One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11

Samsung has been working hard to deliver the sweet delight of One UI 3.1 to its smartphones across various price brackets. After delivering the latest iteration of One UI based on Android 11 for its flagships and mid-range devices, the Korean OEM has started updating budget smartphones one by one. Now, ahead of the schedule...

Developer ports Android 11 with One UI 3.1 to the Samsung Galaxy A7, A8, and A8+ 2018

Samsung has been quite generous with rolling out its One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11. Aside from last year’s flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Note 20 getting the update, older mid-rangers such as the Galaxy A50/A50s, Galaxy A70, and even some Galaxy M series devices have already received...

Motorola starts rolling out Android 11 to the Moto G 5G Plus

After rolling out Android 11 to the Moto G Pro in February, the Moto G8/G8 Power earlier this month, and the Moto Edge lineup just last week, Lenovo-owned Motorola is now bringing the latest flavor of Android to one more device. The company has started rolling out stable Android 11 to last year’s mid-range Moto...

Samsung Galaxy A70s and Galaxy A90 5G are the latest to get the Android 11 update with One UI 3.1

It’s been a busy year for Samsung as the company continues to bring One UI 3.1 to its vast portfolio of devices. The Korean OEM recently rolled out the latest iteration of One UI to the Galaxy A40 and the Galaxy A80. Now, the company has started pushing the stable version of One UI 3.1...