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Articles about modifications you can make to your phone such as themes, apps, setting changes, etc. Also includes any apps and games made by developers on our forums.

POCO X3, POCO F2 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G receive unofficial TWRP ports

Xiaomi devices are some of the best on the market for aftermarket development. Thanks to the availability of a dedicated kernel source code repository as well as an official bootloader unlock tool, users who wish to achieve more with their Mi, Redmi, or POCO branded smartphones can explore tailored modifications like custom ROMs and kernels....

Tasker lets you intercept Samsung S Pen gestures to do whatever you want

Samsung’s S Pen is a powerful tool for getting work done, whether you’re jotting down notes, marking up documents, or using gestures within apps. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could customize what the gestures do? With Tasker, you can. João Dias, the developer of Tasker, discovered how to intercept the gesture events triggered by the...

NewPipe tests new Unified Player UI with seamless fullscreen switching

NewPipe, the open-source YouTube client for Android, is a great alternative to the YouTube app for those of you who don't have Google Play Services on your phone or don't want to see ads on the platform without paying for YouTube Premium. The client doesn't use YouTube's APIs and simply parses the Youtube website to...

Tasker 5.9.4 beta adds support for customizing Android 11’s power menu controls

If you consider yourself an Android power user, you have very likely already heard about Tasker. And you have also heard about Android 11 and its Power Menu Device Controls. With Android 11, Google has changed the options that appear when you long-press the power button, now presenting a new UI and smart home device...

Unofficial TWRP and LineageOS 17.1 are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung is among the small handful of Android OEMs still betting on the tablet segment. The Korean OEM announced a mid-range tablet – the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – back in April this year, which also made its way to India after a few months. For a budget-friendly tablet that also supports Samsung’s S Pen,...

Download OPPO’s ColorOS live wallpapers on any Android device

Earlier this month, OnePlus rolled out the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 8 Series. Soon after the release, XDA Recognized Contributor linuxct managed to extract the new live wallpaper in the build and ported it for all Android devices. Now, just a week since the OxygenOS 11 Live Wallpaper was released, linuxct is back...

Tap, Tap lets you do a triple tap gesture on the back of your Android phone

Back in February, we detailed a hidden feature in the Pixel's SystemUI app called "Columbus" — a new gesture mechanism created by Google that utilizes sensor data from the gyroscope and the accelerometer to detect taps on the back of select Pixel phones. Google was working on making it possible to perform actions like launching...

Super Mario 64 can be natively run on Android without a Nintendo 64 emulator

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is finally here, which means you can now play the first three 3D platformers in the series — Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy — in high-definition on your Nintendo Switch. In case you're looking for a way to enjoy Princess Peach's cake on your Android phone,...

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...

AutoHz lets you control per-app refresh rate on OnePlus phones, including the OnePlus Nord

Earlier this year in July we talked about an app called AutoHz, which lets you individually set the display refresh rate for each app on your OnePlus phone. At the time, the app had received support for OnePlus' latest flagships — the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro — allowing users to manually control how...

Download the OxygenOS 11 Live Wallpaper on any Android device

OnePlus recently rolled out the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The Android 11-based update introduced a completely overhauled UI, optimizations for better one-handed use, a new font, and much more. As with all major OxygenOS updates, the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta also included a new live wallpaper....

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...