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.

Developers boot Windows 10 and Linux via virtualization on Apple Silicon Mac

Ever since Apple announced its custom ARM-based chipset for the Mac lineup, the Apple M1 SoC, modding enthusiasts have waited for the platform to be blown wide open. Users have theorized for a long time now whether it would be possible to boot Windows or standard Linux distributions on ARM Macs. After all, the mainline...

Bliss OS, an Android OS for x86 PCs, adds ARM64 emulation, Magisk support, and prepares an Android 11 rebase

Android is best known as an OS for smartphones, but Google's operating system can be found on millions of devices with nontraditional form factors. Microsoft is allegedly working to bring Android app support to Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux, but community developers have been working for years to support Android on x86...

Organize your exported Google Photos collection with this Python script

It was news we knew would eventually come. After offering free unlimited high-quality backups since 2015, Google Photos will begin counting storage for high-quality uploads against your Google Account beginning June 2, 2021. Naturally, people have started to consider what they’ll do with their photo and video collection when the time comes. One option is to...

The Google Pixel 4a 5G gets its first custom ROM and kernel

Last year, Google announced the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL smartphones to bring their flagship camera experience to mid-range smartphones. This year, they diversified the range a bit by announcing a 4G and a 5G model of the Pixel 3a successors instead of two different sizes of the same phone. Calling the Pixel...

WebADB lets you run ADB right from your web browser

The Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command-line tool that allows users to communicate with an Android device. With the developer tool, you can perform a number of actions, including installing and debugging apps, and also run nifty shell commands. Instead of installing ADB on your computer, XDA Forum Member SteelToe has released a new website...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

Unofficial LineageOS 18.0 arrives for the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro

Official LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 was released earlier this year for a handful of smartphones, but over the past few months, the build roster has grown to include many more devices. For those of you who still feel left out, there are plenty of unofficial builds floating around on our forums as well....

TWRP adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro/EE

The TWRP custom recovery is an essential tool for Android enthusiasts who wish to install third-party software on their devices. With the recovery, you can flash new custom ROMs, take full data backups, modify protected files, and do much more. But to do any of these things, you need to have a device that's officially...

Download OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition’s wallpapers, sounds and boot animation

OnePlus has an interesting tradition of releasing special variants of some of their smartphones weeks or sometimes months after launch. With this year's OnePlus 8T, the OEM launched the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition following the customary period of leaks and teasers. This particular variant is available for purchase only in China and it features...

RetroArch makes emulation viable on the Xbox Series S and Series X thanks to Developer Mode

One of the best things about Android is that it offers plenty of freedom when it comes to emulating retro games and titles designed for consoles. The story is a bit different on actual consoles, as very few vendors officially permit sideloading homebrew apps such as emulators on their platforms. As it turns out, you...

Paranoid Android releases Android 11 custom ROMs for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

Back in April this year, the team behind the Paranoid Android custom ROM had announced their Android 10 stable releases in the form of Paranoid Android Quartz. Now, the team is happy to announce that the official Paranoid Android "Ruby" based on Android 11 is here, with alpha builds available for the OnePlus 8 and...

Google Camera 8.0 mod brings the Pixel 5’s camera app to OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and other phones

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were launched with a new version of the Google Camera app (v8.0) that featured a revamped UI and some exciting new features. While the app was initially reserved for Google's latest phones, the company recently released Google Camera 8.1 which brought the new UI, Cinematic pan mode,...