Mods

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.

Unleash the true performance of the Red Magic 5G with this custom kernel

Nubia's Red Magic gaming smartphones are known for their high-end hardware configurations. Their latest flagship offering is the Red Magic 5G - a Snapdragon 865 SoC-powered phone that also carries a 144Hz high refresh rate AMOLED display, a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging, and last but not least, a rotating fan for...

How to restore Widevine L1 DRM on the OPPO Find X2 Pro to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD

The OPPO Find X2 Pro (first impressions) is one of the latest flagship offerings from the Chinese smartphone brand. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered behemoth features a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a whopping 120Hz refresh rate, a triple camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX689 primary sensor, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS...

How to enable VoLTE on Qualcomm devices running Generic System Images (GSIs)

Google's Project Treble is undoubtedly the biggest restructuring of the Android OS since its inception. The Mountain View giant completely revamped the way the Android OS framework and vendor drivers/the Linux kernel interact with one another in order to reduce Android platform version fragmentation. On top of that, Project Treble also made it possible to...

How to fix fingerprint enrollment issues caused by broken persist partition on the OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus 7T Pro, and possibly others

The primary storage module on Android powered devices is divided into several partitions. For aftermarket development, the Android modding community primarily deals with a handful of partitions, such as "/system", "/recovery", "/cache" etc. OEMs, on the other hand, often use less well-known partitions to store interesting parameters, like the lock/unlock state of the bootloader. One...

How to access Samsung DeX mode on Linux and Chrome OS

Google has yet to offer a full-fledged desktop interface in Android, but you can access the hidden barebones version of it on some devices running Android 10. A handful of OEMs, on the other hand, offer their own implementations of the desktop mode, and Samsung's DeX is inarguably the most polished and feature-rich option among...

How to install custom ROMs or GSIs on Samsung Galaxy devices without TWRP

Samsung ships its "Galaxy" branded smartphones and tablets highly modified Android software builds, the latest generation of which is known as One UI. Besides all the UI/UX related differences from stock Android, there is one specific feature that makes Samsung's Android devices very unique compared to devices from other manufacturers. The Korean OEM substitutes the...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy S4 Mini (Sprint), Fairphone 3, drops support for the Moto E4+/E5, Realme 2 Pro, and Redmi 6/6A

Developers working on the Team Win Recovery Project recently unveiled TWRP 3.4.0 - a major release with several notable improvements, such as partial support for Android 10. TWRP has become the de-facto custom recovery solution for the Android modding community, as it can be used to flash ZIP archives that contain custom ROMs or other...

Warden is an open source app from the developer of Aurora Store that lets you disable trackers/loggers [Root]

It's no secret that we're constantly tracked while on the Internet. While marketers and organizations contend that tracking users help them understand their behavior and preferences so they can improve their services, many users find this degree of tracking to be invasive. Many users may even end up divulging more information about their browsing habits...

DiscoverKiller is an Xposed Module that replaces the Google Discover feed with whatever you want

The default launcher app on Google's Pixel lineup and many other smartphones running close-to-stock versions of Android offers a handy integration with Google Discover. As the successor to Google Feed, Discover's launcher integration allows users to swipe to the left of their default home screen and conveniently access the latest news stories, video recommendations, and...

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Early Developments: Custom Kernels, Google Camera, and Hole-Punch Apps!

OnePlus is one of the few Android smartphone makers that still caters to the aftermarket development community. Despite its status as a "premium" smartphone brand these days, the company has promoted custom ROMs for EOL devices and maintains an active developer program. Now the company's latest offerings — the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8...

Kirisakura custom kernel for the OnePlus 8 Pro enables Control Flow Integrity (CFI) for better security

OnePlus phones are quite popular among tinkerers, primarily because of the company's developer-friendly attitude and of course, its painless bootloader unlocking policy. The company itself isn’t afraid to experiment and modders fully embrace the same school of thought. For example, OnePlus phones were the first few non-Pixel devices to support Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) courtesy...

Download the OnePlus Wallpaper Design Contest winners

While OnePlus is busy teasing their upcoming affordable phone that could be called "Nord," the company has been running a wallpaper contest on the community forums. The “Creative Wallpaper Contest” started in May and the winners have just recently been announced. The rules of the contest said that the wallpapers should be made with the OnePlus...