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Wine, the compatibility layer for Windows programs, is now available for Android

Ever wish you could run full-blown Windows applications on your Android device? Now you can...sort of. Wine, a Windows compatibility layer for Unix-like operating systems, has been updated to version 3.0—and can now be installed on Android devices. Wine 3.0 implements a full graphics and audio driver for Android, and can be built as an APK...

Reflection is a Free, Simple, Geometry-based Puzzle Game

Most of the time we spend on our smartphones involves business or socializing, but there's no better way to kill time than with an addictive game. Trouble is, finding a free and straightforward game that hasn't been stuffed full of microtransactions and upcharges has become difficult. But it's not impossible. Reflection, a new game from XDA Senior...

Wake Up to Any Podcast, Audiobook, or Song with PodAlarm

Waking up to an alarm every morning can be difficult for some people. For those who want to keep things simple with songs, podcasts, or audiobooks, there's PodAlarm from XDA Senior Member crazyfool_1. It's a free application that plays audio from an app instead of an alarm, gradually increasing the volume from "0" to your regular alarm volume...

Moto Display APK from Moto Z Play Oreo Update Adds Notification Dots and Landscape Mode

Motorola develops a number of features for its smartphones, but it doesn't include (or update) all of them on every device it sells. For example, we recently highlighted a Moto Display update pulled from a Moto X4 that was newer than the version in the Moto Z's latest firmware. Now, XDA Senior Member abhishekiswithyou was able to get...

How to Enable Call Recording on the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro [Root]

Being able to record phone calls is really useful -- especially when you need to take notes and don't have a pen and pencil handy. Lucky for Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro owners, they've just gained this functionality. XDA Senior Member badmania98 came up with a step-by-step guide that shows how to activate it. The process involves...

FrancoKernel for the OnePlus 5T Running Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Now Available

FrancoKernel by XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco has been one of the XDA community's most popular custom kernels for years. He's recently been working on bringing it to OnePlus devices, and this week published the fruit of his labor: FrancoKernel for Oreo-based OnePlus 5T ROMs. There are two versions: r17, which is for Android 8.0.0 OxygenOS Open Beta 2 firmware, and r18, which...

Official LineageOS 14.1 for the Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X and Sony Xperia Z5 Now Available

Some custom ROM enthusiasts who prefer LineageOS would rather receive an official build than flash an unofficial one. Lucky for owners of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, and the Sony Xperia Z5, official LineageOS 14.1 builds are available right now. LineageOS is nearly bug-free on the Sony Xperia Z5, and mostly working on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S...

Customize the Status Bar on Xiaomi Phones Running MIUI with MIUI Status Bar Pro [Root]

With the exception of the Xiaomi Mi A1, all Xiaomi phones run the smartphone maker's in-house MIUI Android skin. It was released in 2010, and it's gone on to become not only a differentiating feature for Xiaomi devices, but one of the most popular custom UIs on Android. Although it has had its share of issues, MIUI is...

OnePlus Camera M is a Mod that Significantly Improves Photo Quality on the OnePlus 5/5T

People tend to have mixed feelings about the cameras on OnePlus devices, and some particularly aren't happy with the quality of photos the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T take out of the box. Luckily, there's third-party software like GCam with HDR+ port that greatly enhance picture quality, and there's a new tool -- the OnePlus Camera...

Motorola Moto X4 Android Oreo Kernel Source Code Now Available

In recent months, Motorola has been improving their track record when it comes to releasing kernel sources for their devices. The company has slipped up in the past, but it has progressed to the point where it can be an example for other Android OEMs who do not comply with the GPLv2's requirement to release...

Turn any Android 8.1 Oreo ROM into an Android Go-Optimized Version

Android Go is a special version of Android 8.1 Oreo that is optimized to run on low-end hardware. It consists of a series of build configurations and optimized applications that allow for owners of newer budget devices to enjoy features in the Android Oreo framework without spending more on a mid-range or flagship device. We previously outlined...

How to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP on the Huawei MediaPad T3 10

It's sometimes difficult to get the developer community to rally behind some of the more obscure Android smartphones and tablets out there. Take the Huawei MediaPad T3 10, for example -- it's certainly not a device that's breaking sales records. Still, it's one at a decent price point with hardware that'll satisfy the wants and...