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.

Storage Redirect is a root app that isolates storage access for bad Android apps

If you have ever browsed through the file directory of your phone, you probably would have noticed a huge pile of dormant folders and files that essentially serve no value. Many apps don’t follow the best practices and leave behind a large number of files after you uninstall them from your phone. To give users...

Tasker 5.9.3 beta adds full Do Not Disturb customization and Sensor actions

Tasker has become an incredibly useful Android app for those that like to automate their devices, and it's gotten even better over the years. You can consider it the "Swiss Army knife" of automation apps. In case you're not familiar with it (which we're guessing you are since we cover it a lot), it allows...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Sony Xperia 10/10 Plus

Back in November of last year, Sony released its update schedule detailing Xperia devices it was planning to update to Android 10. Among the devices included on the list were the Xperia 10/10 Plus which the company said would receive the update "from early 2020 onwards." Well, it’s mid-February and it’s still unclear exactly when...

[Update: LockStar, Clockface] Samsung Good Lock 2020 with One UI 2.0 support is now available

Samsung's Good Lock suite is arguably the best set of tools you can get to customize your Galaxy device. It features a ton of different modules that can help you personalize everything from the lock screen to the device theme. Late last month, Samsung revealed that it was working to update Good Lock modules for...

OpenMTP is an open source alternative to Android File Transfer for macOS

Transferring files between Android and Windows is pretty straightforward. But for Mac owners, it’s a bit of a different story. Unlike Windows, Mac doesn’t let you access the file system of your Android phone when you connect it over USB. Google’s own Android File Transfer tool does let you browse and transfer files off your...

Net Speed Indicator is a free app to show your download/upload speeds in the status bar

Stock Android is generally acclaimed by users because of its clean user interface, minimalism, speed and smoothness, and simplicity. Custom user interfaces add many features on top of stock Android, but in the process of doing so, they add clutter and reduce simplicity. Equally, though, it's undeniable that stock Android is generally thought of as...

DarQ enables per-app forced dark mode on Android 10 without root

Android 10 brought a few useful features that made it an appreciated update over Android 9 Pie. Android 9's iffy 2-button navigation system gave way for fully gestural navigation, which worked much better. Android 10 also brought a system-wide dark mode on apps that support it after Google realized the benefits of dark themes on...

Bliss OS, a custom Android build for x86 PCs, gets updated with more fixes for Android 10

After releasing their first experimental Android 10 build in November, Team Bliss has now released a new Android 10 beta of Bliss OS for x86 PCs. This new build, called Yantra, is a separate version of Bliss OS. Unlike the standard Bliss OS builds, which are strictly based on AOSP with a touch of Pixel...

Developers bring Android 10 to the ancient Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note 3

Nowadays, Android flagship phones receive two years of software support. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. It received Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie, but it won't officially receive Android 10. The same is applicable for flagship phones of other device makers. Mid-range phones and budget phones often...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Samsung has been busy rolling out Android 10 updates to its flagship devices for the past few months now. The Galaxy 10 series was the first to receive the One UI 2.0 beta based on Android 10 in November last year while the Galaxy S9/ S9+ received their stable Android 10 update just yesterday. As...

Beta Maniac lets you manage enrolled app betas and notifies you for spots in closed betas

Google Play beta programs are amazing. Most of the time, they let you try out features ahead of their official release. And while they sometimes have their decent share of issues (there's a reason why they're a beta instead of a stable version), they're often also good enough for daily usage for more experimentative users....

Memorigi is a beautiful to-do list app that helps you plan and organize your life

A to-do list is a valuable part of being a productive person. Memorigi is an app that takes the standard to-do list and adds a bunch more functionality to it. Not only can you keep track of what needs to be done, you can set reminders, access your calendar, and keep track of all tasks....