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.

Download the leaked Pixel 6 live wallpapers for your smartphone

The Google Pixel 6 series is just around the corner, and we've got a look at nearly all of its exclusive wallpapers. There are a ton of wallpapers to choose from -- some that incorporate the camera punch hole, the "Motif" collection of wallpapers, plants, and more. Now there are a set of live wallpapers...

An early build of LineageOS 19.0 based on Android 12 is available for the Exynos Galaxy S10 series

Google officially announced Android 12 last week and uploaded the source code to AOSP. While the stable update hasn't started rolling out to Pixel devices, the third-party development community is already hard at work releasing custom ROMs based on the latest version of Android for older smartphones. Over the last week, a lot of phones...

Media Bar lets you scrub your music or podcasts by swiping on your status bar

Bringing additional functionalities on our devices through third-party apps is something Android enthusiasts have been doing for a while. Power users are always trying to find ways to customize things on top of the regular offerings on OEM skins. This is why we came across innovative apps like Access Dots and Energy Ring that brought...

Android 12’s Fabricated Overlay API brings back rootless themes

The full stable Android 12 release is right around the corner, and Google has even posted the source code to its AOSP repo. There’s a lot that’s new in Android 12, including an addition to resource overlays called Fabricated Overlays. What was meant as an API to help the system manage the dynamic changes used...

The first Android 12 custom ROMs are already here

With Android 12's AOSP source drop yesterday, many were left wondering (particularly those with Pixel devices) when they would get to use a fully complete version of the latest and greatest Android experience. We've already seen a number of beta builds from OEMs like OPPO, OnePlus, and Samsung for select devices, but there are no...

Bedrock syncs your Minecraft worlds between your Android devices

Minecraft may have come out over 10 years ago, but it's still an incredibly popular game. Over the years, it's gotten tons of (free!) updates, with new features, and even multiple versions of the game. But something that it's arguably been missing is the ability to sync worlds across devices. Sure, you could set up...

Boxedwine can emulate Windows applications in web browsers

The Wine project has been around for years, allowing people to run (some) Windows applications on Linux, macOS, and BSD operating systems. It's one of the best examples of open-source software development, but Wine can't quite run on everything. Boxedwine, a newer project that builds upon Wine, aims to fix that — it can run...

Looking for a new launcher? Try Omega Launcher, a fork of Lawnchair

Here at XDA, we are all huge fans of rooting, installing custom ROMs, and all other sorts of modifications. In case you don't want to dip your toes into the aftermarket development pool but still wish to change the look of your phone, all you need to do is download and install one of the...

This app brings back the more useful power menu from Android 11 on Android 12 devices

Android’s power menu has seen a fair few design changes over the years. Unless you follow a tech blog like XDA, the changes are a bit hard to keep track of — at least before the Android 11 update — mainly because this is one area that OEMs customize to suit their own design aesthetic. In...

Here’s how to unlock the OnePlus Factory mode and access it without root

Android power users often find some odd system APKs pre-installed on their phone that, at first glance, seem to be OEM bloatware. However, some of these apps could be pretty handy as they provide you a set of diagnostic tests to run on your phone. After all, when you send a phone to the manufacturer...

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 [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...