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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.

TWRP adds support for the Motorola One Vision, Realme C2, LG V20, and more

Last month, we saw the official TWRP builds making their way to the Samsung Galaxy M20, Asus ZenFone 5Z, Redmi 6/6A, Galaxy S4 Mini, and more. Since then, some more devices have been added to the TWRP build roaster, including the Moto One Action, Realme C2, LG V20, Lenovo Smart Tab M10, Huawei P9 Lite...

Tasker 5.9.3 lets you read any sensor on your phone, automate sending messages with any app, and more

When it comes to automation apps on Android, Tasker is widely regarded as one of the best options out there. The app lets you create Profiles that automatically trigger based on certain conditions to execute Tasks, and it offers a wide variety of plugins that can help you automate pretty much anything on your Android...

Tap, Tap brings iOS 14/Android 11’s Back Tap gesture to any Android device

Following the release of the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, we learned that Google was working on a new set of gestures code-named "Columbus." This feature lets you double tap on the back of your Pixel phone to perform actions like launching the Google Assistant, launching the Google Camera app, controlling media...

How to root the OnePlus Nord with Magisk

OnePlus Nord Review: Great Performance at a Great PriceWhy the OnePlus Nord is so familiar, yet so unique: In conversation with Shawn Liu, Head of ProductPreparing your OnePlus NordUpdate OxygenOS to the latest build (currently 10.5.2) using this thread, since there's no publicly available flashable zip of the build the Nord ships with (thus...

No’Me is a launcher manager for those of you with multiple launcher apps

When it comes to UI customization on Android, third-party launcher apps are the first thing most users download to change the look and feel of their device. Since the Google Play Store offers a wide variety of unique launcher apps, it's quite natural for users to try out a few options before settling down with...

Developer ports LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 to the Raspberry Pi 4 B, 3 B+, and 3 B

Ever since its release in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has become synonymous with single board computers (SBCs). The latest iteration of this credit card-sized computer, the Raspberry Pi 4, comes with up to 8GB of RAM and ARM64 support. The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides Raspberry Pi OS (formerly called Raspbian) as the default operating system,...

Access Dots now logs when your camera and microphone are accessed

Earlier this month, XDA Recognized Developer jagan2 released Access Dots, an app that alerts users when their phone’s camera or mic is in use. After some feedback, jagan2 has introduced an update that makes Access Dots even better for those who value privacy. The update will now log when your camera and microphone were accessed, and...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon's Fire series of tablets may provide a lot of value, but the company cut a lot of corners to achieve those price tags. Take for example the Amazon Fire HD 8 - the 2018 edition was launched with Fire OS 6 (based on Android Nougat!), but the tablet has yet to receive a single...

Download: ASUS ROG Phone 3 wallpapers and live wallpaper ports

In 2018, ASUS ventured into the then-nascent gaming smartphone market by extending its uber-popular Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand to mobile devices. While the first-gen ASUS ROG Phone received a lukewarm response due to its high price, the ROG Phone II was received very well for its extremely competitive pricing; and its time for ASUS...

Realme X3 SuperZoom gets unofficial bootloader unlock method, while Realme C3 receives it officially

Realme usually ships their phones with an unlockable bootloader, but you can't simply use a typical Fastboot unlock command to accomplish the task. Unless you're dealing with the Realme 2 or C1, you have to first install a model-specific app known as In-Depth Test to validate the eligibility of bootloader unlocking. The app sends a...

Energy Notch battery indicator adds support for the OnePlus 6/7/7T, POCO F1, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, Redmi Note 7/7S, and the Motorola One Power

Android is all about customization, and the aftermarket development community is the driving force behind that liberty. The developers often come up with creative ideas to re-use an existing design component in a completely different way than the one it is intended for. Take the example of Energy Notch by XDA Recognized Developer jagan2 - a...

Developer ports One UI 2.1 and Galaxy S20 features to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

Back in April 2020, Samsung delivered the Android 10 update to the Galaxy J6 sans the One UI 2.1-specific software features. The phone is powered by the Exynos 7870 chipset, a 14nm octa-core SoC from 2016 that also powers several mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. Many of those Exynos 7870-equipped devices are excluded from getting the...