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.

Algeo Graphing Calculator is a scientific calculator for more complex engineering and math problems

We've all been there. Staring down the barrel of a complex math problem and your once-powerful standard calculator now pales at the prospect of trying to figure this one out. Complex numbers, predefined constants, and variables are all way too much for it to handle. That's where Algeo Graphing Calculator comes in. Algeo was written by...

Kiwi Browser adds support for shortcuts in the address bar, 64-bit devices, and foldables

One of the great things about Android is the ability to choose a different default browser. Google Chrome is popular and great for most people, but not everyone loves it. Kiwi Browser is one of our favorite Chrome alternatives and it recently received an update that adds shortcuts in the address bar, 64-bit devices, and...

GCA Launcher is an Android Go-friendly launcher inspired by Chrome OS and Pixel Launcher

When it comes to app launchers, Android users are absolutely spoilt for choice. OEM UX skins come with their own launchers, such as Google's Pixel Launcher, OnePlus Launcher, MIUI Launcher, POCO Launcher, and others; while we also have our favorites like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair from third-party developers. Most of these launchers aim at providing...

Android 10 launcher port brings new gesture animations to rooted Android 9 devices

Android 10 brings major changes to gesture navigation, many of which are welcome improvements, but some not so much. For example, while the new transition animations to go home or switch between apps are much more fluid than they were on Android 9 Pie, the new back gesture is arguably a regression because of its...

Bowvie Weather app uses OpenWeatherMap and supports Android 10’s dark mode

Most smartphone OEM UX skins come with their own launcher, and often their own weather app and widget included. If for whatever reason you dislike the included weather app for your phone and haven't settled on any of the weather app choices we have presented in the past, like YoWindow, NavBar Weather, Overdrop, and TodayWeather,...

Microsoft To Do gets redesigned with a dark mode and cross-platform sync to transition users from Wunderlist

In 2017, Microsoft announced To Do, its app for reminders, to-do lists, and keeping track of on-going projects. The app offers cross-platform synchronization using your Microsoft and Office 365 accounts and allows users to import the existing lists from Wunderlist, the app which was used as the framework for Microsoft To Do. The app recently...

Vivaldi browser now available on Android with built-in Notes, Sync, Reader View, and more

Android has no shortage of good browser options -- there's Chrome, Firefox, Kiwi, Brave, Opera and so many more that we couldn't possibly list all of them. Most users need exactly one browser on their phone, which very likely already comes with two browsers pre-installed. Even then, having more options at hand is always a...

Private Clipboard helps mimic Android 10’s clipboard privacy on older Android devices

One of the underrated features on Android 10 is the restriction built-in for clipboard access. In Android versions prior to Android 10, every single app could read the contents of your clipboard. And this was accomplished without needing to grant any runtime permission to any app. The average user ends up copying sensitive information like...

Energy Ring Battery Indicator gets support for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series brought over the punch hole camera cutout to Samsung's flagship lineup. Reaction to these display holes has been rather polarizing -- some people want to hide it by using creative wallpapers in a way that the hole blends in and no longer remains distinctly visible; others want to use it...

Nokia 3.2/4.2 bootloader unlock method has been found, but it requires disassembly

As many people in the comments are quick to point out, XDA is a site with a strong focus on customizing (read: "rooting") Android devices. Many people find the idea of rooting their devices attractive, since it allows them to do quite a few things they normally couldn't, such as fully removing bloatware and installing...

The first AOSP Android 10 custom ROM is already available, and it’s quite stable

After months of thorough beta-testing, Android 10, the latest major version of Android, is now officially available. The update is rolling out to some devices, including Pixel smartphones, the Essential Phone, and, in a surprising turn of events, the Redmi K20 Pro, as well as the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in the form...

Control the OnePlus 7 Pro’s refresh rate on a per-app basis with Auto90 [Giveaway]

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best smartphones to be released in 2019, hands down. A good part of why this is so is because of the big, beautiful 6.67-inch QHD+ 90Hz OLED display. Dylan even gave the device a solid A in our dedicated display review, praising the phone for its color...