DEVELOPMENTS

Modded Magisk Module Template Allows You to Patch APKs On-the-fly to Create Magisk Modules

XDA Recognized Contributor djb77 has released a mod that combines EvilTheme (which is a newer version of VRTheme) with Magisk to let you patch APK files on-the-fly and have them created as a Magisk Module.

Store Pusher Links Default and System Apps to the Windows Store

Store Pusher from XDA Senior Member winphouser is a simple application that links all of the installed default and system applications to their Windows Store page. The application requires that you have a Windows 10 build > 14393, and you can export the database as a .CSV file.

Halium is an Open Source Project Working Towards a Common Base for Non-Android Mobile Operating Systems

If you are an Android enthusiast who has also explored beyond the world of purely Android-based custom ROMs, you have probably heard of projects such as Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, and the like. These have been ambitious, often long-running non-Android, GNU/Linux-based mobile operating systems. However, fragmentation is making development and user adoption quite difficult for these...

Android Recovery Emulator is a Windows Program that allows you to Simulate Installing Zips

If you're a themer, modder, developer, or even regular user who is looking to test their flashable zip mod without using a live device, then check out the Android Recovery Emulator project by XDA Recognized Developer Ricky Divjakovski. This Windows utility allows you to simulate most options of an Android recovery environment such as flashing...

Sony Apps Enabler is a Mod that Allows you to Install Sony Apps from the Play Store

Sony has a couple of pretty great first-party applications available on the Google Play Store. However, as one might expect, these apps are only available for Sony Xperia devices. That's why XDA Senior Member Zenith has developed a mod that tricks the Play Store into recognizing your device as a Sony device. This is a flashable...

Google Adds the Ability to Report Reviews That Violate Their Comment Posting Policy to the Developer Console

Google is always adding to the Google Play Developer Console to enhance the UX for application developers. A little over a year ago Google added some very useful ratings and review tools to the platform. We went hands-on with the Developer Console last year so that developers and regular users alike could get an idea of...

Android Dev Weekly 002: Arise, XOSP, Substratum News and Giveaway!

The first iteration of the Android Dev Weekly series focused on the achievements of Substratum, updates from BlissROMs, the discontinuity of revision-based updates for XOSP, the feature of ResurrectionRemix on the OnePlus forums and updates from PureNexus. The goal of this series is to bridge the gap between users and the developers, and we've got great news...

WebWear ROM Brings Unofficial Android Wear 2.0 to the ASUS ZenWatch 2

You can wait for ASUS to roll out Android Wear 2.0 for the ASUS ZenWatch 2 in Q2 2017. Or you can install this WebWear ROM (alpha) to taste Android Wear 2.0 on your ZenWatch 2 right now!

Root LG G Watch W100 Using Magisk Because Why Not

If you are looking to try out something unconventional, XDA Member TheDevFreak has put together a guide for rooting the LG G Watch by using the Magisk framework.

Stock Kernel with SafetyNet Patches for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

If you have unlocked your bootloader, then you may know that SafetyNet is tripped, resulting in Android Pay not working. One solution to this is to use a kernel patch by XDA Recognized Developer sultanxda. For those of you who have an unlocked bootloader and wish to remain on near-stock software, then check out this...

Patch to get Samsung Gear VR working on non-Samsung Devices

Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that officially only works with a handful of Samsung Galaxy flagship phones. However, if developers modify their ROMs with the appropriate privileged system applications and include a few lines in their build.prop file, they can get Samsung Gear VR working on other flagship devices with a 1440p...

Improve Touchscreen Scrolling Responsiveness for custom ROMs on the OnePlus 3/3T using this Magisk Module

A recent update to OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T significantly improved touchscreen responsiveness by reducing scrolling latency - so much so that Carl Pei tweeted that the issue was fixed. If you are running a custom ROM on your OnePlus 3/3T and are looking to take advantage of these touchscreen improvements, then check out...