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.

Repainter brings customizable dynamic Material You theming to Android 12 and 12L

Android theming has come a long way, from applying custom overlays via Substratum and now Android 12's Material You wallpaper-based theme engine (codenamed "monet"). Despite all of its high points, Google has yet to publish the resources and libraries on the dynamic theming component of Material You, which is why most third-party apps don’t support...

Phoenix rises from the ashes: The Samsung Galaxy S II gets a taste of Android 12

Just a day ago, we spoke about devices outliving their generation by leaps and bounds, and highlighted the Samsung Galaxy S III's prowess in doing so. Despite a number of devices following similar paths thanks to the dedication of developers on our forums, the undoubted champion that simply refuses to give up, is the second-gen...

TaskbarXI turns your Windows 11 taskbar into a macOS-like dock

Microsoft overhauled the taskbar and Start Menu for Windows 11, but not everyone is happy with the new look and feel. Stardock is one utility that replaces the updated Start Menu with something closer to how it looked in Windows 7 or Windows 10, and now there's a new third-party tool for customizing the taskbar. TaskbarXI...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 can now run Android 12, unofficially

The Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 9 were the company’s 2018 flagship smartphones, and the three devices are still poised to receive security updates. While the Korean OEM has committed to deliver up to 3 generations of Android OS updates, the policy only applies to flagship models from the Galaxy S10...

Download YouTube Music Vanced APK for your Android smartphone

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. Table of...

Download YouTube Vanced APK [ROOT] for your Android smartphone

YouTube Vanced is a popular modded version of YouTube. It adds a number of features to the official YouTube app, including built-in adblocking, background playback, black/dark themes, and much more. This page has installation instructions and download links for rooted devices. Non-root downloads can be found here. Navigate this article: Latest version How to install Using...

Download YouTube Vanced APK [Non-Root] for your Android smartphone

YouTube Vanced is a popular modded version of YouTube. It adds a number of features to the official YouTube app, including built-in adblocking, background playback, black/dark themes, and much more. This page has installation instructions and download links for non-rooted devices. YouTube Vanced for rooted devices can be found here. Navigate this article: Latest version How...

Descendant 12 based on Android 12 is here for the POCO F3, POCO X3, and more

The Descendant custom ROM is quite popular in the aftermarket development community, providing an alternative experience to users who want to retain the ability to customize their device and still stick closer to the stock Android look and feel. Over the years, Descendant has managed to create its own loyal fanbase who like the ROM...

WSA PacMan is a GUI package manager and package installer for Windows Subsystem for Android

The Android compatibility layer of Windows 11, commonly known as Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), comes without the Google Play Store or any kind of Google apps. Instead, you get the Amazon Appstore as the built-in solution for downloading third-party apps. While it is possible to manually sideload apps on WSA, there is no simple...

FLauncher is a new Android TV app launcher built with Flutter

Even though Android TV (and Google TV) is based on Android, it's only intended to be used with applications and games built with TVs in mind. That's why smartphone-only apps don't appear in the Android TV Play Store, and when you sideload apps without a TV interface, they don't appear in the regular Android TV...

This app lets you run Android Auto on a Tesla over the browser

There are a myriad of standards when it comes to pairing your smartphone with an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. Android users are most familiar with Android Auto, a Google-made app that runs off of your phone and projects a driving-optimized UI onto the car’s built-in dashboard. Tesla, however, doesn't support any such projection mechanism on...

This website helps you quickly find and install FOSS alternatives to Google apps

If you've flashed a new ROM on your device, I'm sure you follow it up by flashing Google apps or a GApps package. That's mainly because a Custom ROM can be barebones without your usual set of apps that are required to use your phone. However, what if you don't like Google's set of apps?...