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Android Runtime Optimization Magisk Module Increases the Speed of Apps on First Boot

Since Android Lollipop, Google moved to a new virtual machine called ART which uses AOT (ahead-of-time) compilation. dex2oat offers a number of compiler filter options that one can control, so this Android Runtime Optimization Magisk Module from XDA Senior Member veez21 was made to (theoretically) increase the first boot application speed on Android 5.0+ devices by modifying some of these...

Enabling MultiWindow Mode on Any Huawei Device Running EMUI 4.1

While the MultiWindow mode is officially only available for Huawei devices on Nougat-based EMUI 5, XDA Senior Member #Henkate was able to get the feature working on his device running EMUI 4.1 by simply changing a build.prop line. Needless to say, you will require a rooted device and access to your build.prop file to make this...

Guide to Enable Dual SIM Support on US and European Variants of Moto Z Plus

By default, the Moto Z Play ships with single SIM support here in the US and European markets. But as XDA Member xequtor found out, you can get two SIM cards working on any single SIM Moto Z Play model as long as you have root access and TWRP installed. Head over to the linked thread for...

MultiROM Without Kexec Hardbooting Ported to OnePlus 2

A well-known MultiROM has been ported to OnePlus 2 by XDA Senior Member MZO. Except MultiROM MZO has released a modified version of TWRP 3.1.0.0. With this using the no-kexec workaround, it allows you to use MultiROM without having to flash a kexec enabled kernel. The stock ROM also works on this MultiROM port so you...

Kernel Sources Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Exynos Variants

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now reaching the hands of more and more consumers around the world. With the gradual rise in availability, we were bound to see development work and custom modifications start to pick up for the device. Recently, we featured the release of an unofficial TWRP for the Galaxy S8+ Exynos variants....

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...

TWRP Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ Exynos Variant

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ reaching the hands of more and more consumers, development on the devices was bound to begin sooner rather than later. Kickstarting the slew of software modifications on the S8+ Exynos variant is this release of TWRP. XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor jesec has built TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy S8+...

Android TV (based on Android 7.1.2) for the Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation single-board computer made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and like all previous iterations, the tiny computer is incredibly affordable and easy to mod. If you own one of these boards and are looking to turn it into a media center, then try out XDA Recognized Developer tabp0le's...

Google Updates the Cloud Speech API, Now Available to Developers

In July of last year, Google announced two new APIs for their Google Cloud Platform customers that had to do with speech recognition. These were made available in beta form to a limited number of developers and the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. Along with being limited to a certain number of...

Pre-Alpha Build of Arch Linux Running Natively on the Google Pixel C

XDA Member Samt434 was able to get Arch Linux natively running on their Google Pixel C. Then they released the required files and even wrote up a step by step guide so that you can get it up and running on your device too. At this time, hardware acceleration is not working so Gnome Desktop is quite slow, WiFi is...

How to Root the Google Pixel and Pixel XL Running Android O DP1

XDA Member Sachi315 was able to get the first Developer Preview of Android O rooted on their Pixel phone, and now we see XDA Senior Member eqbirvin has put together a step by step guide to help everyone do the same. The method involves installing an Android 7.1.2 ROM onto one slot of the device and installing the...

How to Install ADB and Fastboot System Wide in Windows

Setting up ADB and Fastboot tools are pretty straight forward as all you need to do is download the binary and extract it to any directory. However, not many people know how to configure it to be system wide in Windows. That means most users are stuck opening up the command prompt in the same...