DEVELOPMENTS

OnePlus Releases Open Beta 16 for the OnePlus 3 & Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus is ready to get their latest updates of their Open Beta software into the hands of those who own the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. So if you have the OnePlus 3, then you have access to Open Beta v16, while OnePlus 3T owners will be able to install Open Beta v7. Both...

Modify the Screen Saturation and Calibration on a Rooted LG G5 with KPPD

Many of our users may remember KCAL, a kernel patch that brings you advanced color/gamma control on a handful of Qualcomm SoCs. For users with root access but a locked bootloader (such as on the LG G4), the original developer of the KCAL patch came up with the KCAL Post-Processing Daemon (KPPD), which allows you to...

Unaltered, Prebuilt GCC and Linaro Toolchains to build your Custom ROM/Kernel

Basically, a toolchain is a bunch of development tools used in a chain (the output of one tool feeds into the input for the next tool, hence a toolchain), usually in order to compile source code (such as ROMs or kernels). Developers often use modified toolchains that can include optimizations for specific architectures focusing on performance...

Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

Almost 5 years ago Google first released VP9, the royalty free video codec that aimed to replace H.264 as the primary codec for online streaming and media consumption. While VP9 was not completely successful in that task, it has laid the foundation for Google’s next generation codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is looking extremely...

Magisk v13.0 Will Be Ready For Android O, with Introduction of Unified Binary

XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor, topjohnwu, is the author of one of the most highly-regarded XDA applications -- Magisk. The project allows you to manage root on your device and automatically hide it for certain apps. Magisk is one of the must-have Android apps if, for example, you are planning to use Pokémon Go or...

Team OpenKirin Releases Resurrection Remix for Honor 8, Huawei P9, and Huawei P8 Lite

Team OpenKirin aims to provide custom ROMs for Huawei phones with Kirin SoCs. Team member and XDA Recognized Contributor surdu_petru has just released Resurrection Remix OS for three devices. The ROM is available for the Honor 8, Huawei P9 and Huawei P8 Lite. The first two devices use a stock kernel and users should not face many...

LineageOS 14.1 makes its way to the HTC One Mini 2

An unofficial version of LineageOS 14.1 has been ported to the HTC One Mini 2 by XDA Senior Member nightcore500. As of now, the ROM is already pretty stable and can function as a daily driver. To use it, the device needs to be unlocked or in the S-OFF state. Head over to the development thread...

MultiROM Ported to Moto G5 Plus

MultiROM has been ported to the Moto G5 Plus by XDA Recognized Developer GtrCraft. In order to make it work, a customized TWRP recovery has also been released. To use the mod, a custom kernel with kexec-hardboot patch is required and the device must be decrypted. MultiROM is a great solution for those undecided users who...

Stock Android 7.1.1 Firmware Images for the Wileyfox Swift 2

XDA Recognized Contributor linuxct published recovery and fastboot images of the stock firmware for Wileyfox Swift 2. The user has also uploaded an incremental upgrade to the latest version of Android 7.1.1. Instructions and links are posted in the thread. If you have the Wileyfox Swift 2 in your pocket, give it some love and...

Flashable Country Specific Code (CSC) Selection Tool for the Samsung Galaxy S8+

Due to Samsung investing their effort into a wide variety of devices across many different regions and under many different carriers, the company came up with a way to enable/disable certain features based on what market the device is being sold in. This is called the Country Specific Code (CSC). If you would like to...

Flashable Country Specific Code (CSC) Selection Tool for the Samsung Galaxy S8

Due to Samsung investing their effort into a wide variety of devices across many different regions and under many different carriers, the company came up with a way to enable/disable certain features based on what market the device is being sold in. This is called the Country Specific Code (CSC). If you would like to...

Moto G5 Plus Toolkit Helps you Unlock the Bootloader, Root your Phone, and Make Backups

Although some users are comfortable using the command line to unlock their bootloader, many users would prefer having a nice GUI to guide them through everything. To that end, XDA Junior Member drtechie created an open-source, multi-platform toolkit that works on Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux distributions. It helps you unlock your bootloader, root your phone, and...