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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.

CarbonROM, BlissROMs, and AOSiP custom ROMs are now available for the POCO X2

Following the launch of the POCO X2 (review) in India, the company sent out a couple of units of the device to custom ROM and kernel developers. The idea behind the move was to help kickstart third-party development for the device and our first custom development roundup revealed that it's been a massive success. Developers...

Hole-punch battery indicator app “Energy Ring” released for the Galaxy A51/71, S10 Lite, and Z Flip

The punch hole camera cutout was a unique take on Samsung's design philosophy, and the company is embracing it quite well. This layout, formally known as Infinity-O display, was initially introduced by the Galaxy A8s, but the Galaxy S10 lineup was responsible for making it a household name. Despite having a rather polarizing review, modders...

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...

NewPipe lets you watch higher quality YouTube videos in India

Most of us are staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While it means more work for some and leisure for others, the burden on the internet has increased multi-fold as people seek new ways to keep their spirits high while in quarantine. This anticipation of the burden on the internet has led stakeholders...

Samsung Galaxy S20 has a hidden 96Hz display mode: Here’s how to enable it

Samsung recently unveiled their Galaxy S20 lineup of smartphones. They have all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a Samsung flagship by now, including decently-performing cameras as well as top-of-the-line internals, but they also have one notable key feature, which is a high refresh rate display. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has...

Redmi Note 8 Pro Custom Developments: LineageOS 17.1, Google Camera port, Pixel Experience, and more

For Xiaomi, India is the company's most successful foreign market, and the Redmi Note lineup has undoubtedly contributed a lot behind this monumental accomplishment. Despite facing cut-throat competition from other companies, both the regular and the Pro variants of the Redmi Note 8 managed to make their way into the global top 10 list of...

GCA, an Android launcher app inspired by Chrome OS design, gets a massive rework in version 2.0

For Android users, there's an abundance of options when it comes to custom launchers. Almost every noted custom launcher brings a new flavor to the user experience. While a lot of launchers focus on giving you extra features, GCA, a custom launcher inspired by Chrome OS, takes the route of simplicity and minimalism. GCA is...

Bring back the notification ticker with Super Status Bar

It seems like heads-up notifications have been with us for forever now, even though they were actually introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop all the way back in 2014. Before then, though, we used to have something called a "notification ticker" that would show a preview of incoming notifications within the status bar when they arrived....

Unofficial TWRP enables true dual boot on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus phones are often touted as the spiritual successors to the Google Nexus lineup due to their hackability. The debutant OnePlus One can run Android 10 or even Ubuntu Touch without any issue. Advanced mods, such as multi-booting, is quite a well-known hack among the community. Now XDA Recognized Developer Zackptg5 has expanded the concept...

Developer ports Ubuntu Touch to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

There was a time when you could slap any operating system on the mythical HTC HD2, be it Android, Ubuntu, or even Windows RT. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are gradually taking up that mantle, as it is possible to install regular GNU/Linux distributions on them with very little effort. While...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 is now available for the ASUS ROG Phone II

Getting your hands on a shiny new ASUS ROG Phone II might be a difficult task at this moment due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that didn't stop the Taiwanese company from releasing the long-anticipated Android 10 update as well as the corresponding kernel source code for this device. Matter of fact, an official bootloader...

Turn the Samsung Galaxy S20 hole-punch into a battery indicator with Energy Ring

As manufacturers have tried to push the limits of bezel-less design, we've seen several "solutions" arise. Pop-up cameras and later notches were the first big trends, and they've both stuck around for a while. Another long-standing option is the hole-punch camera cutout. We've seen some clever methods for hiding the hole-punch, but we've also seen...