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Latest NewPipe Update Lets You Control the Playback Speed of YouTube Videos

For those unaware, NewPipe is an open source, light-weight front-end for YouTube. It's not using any of YouTube's APIs, nor does it require you to have Google Play Services installed on your device. Instead, it simply parses the YouTube website so it can extract the data and play the videos you want directly on your...

Google Updates SafetyNet, Temporary Fix Available for Magisk, Official Update Coming

As we all know, the SafetyNet bypassing is a cat and mouse game between Google and the community. It was only last month when Google had previously updated SafetyNet in order to prevent our bypass attempts with applications such as Magisk. XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer topjohnwu was able to quickly put in a fix in their...

Paranoid Android 7.2 is Now Available for the Honor 8 Pro

Paranoid Android 7.2.0 was released just about a week ago, and thanks to the hard-working OpenKirin team, the ROM is now available for the Honor 8 Pro. The build of PA 7.2 for the Honor 8 Pro is currently in beta, but even so, you'll have access to PA's stock Android UI, the Substratum Theme Engine, multi-SIM...

TWRP is Now Available for the Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

If you own an Exynos Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, then you've been able to flash an official TWRP recovery image since the last week of April. These international Galaxy S8 variants are far easier to unlock than their Snapdragon counterparts, as all you simply have to do is go into the Developer Options menu...

Silax HD Wallpapers Features Daily Rotating Wallpapers, a Clean UI, and More

One of the best parts about Android is the ability to customize your phone as much as you'd like. Between launchers, ROMs, kernels, and more, the possibilities are virtually endless. However, sometimes all you need to do to tweak your phone is to throw a new wallpaper on it. There are a ton of different wallpaper...

Release 805 of Substratum Introduces Changes to the LogChar, Bug Fixes and More

The last big update that Substratum's public release received was in June when it introduced Encrypted Assets, Sungstratum and a few other changes. That update was release 801 and today the team has just released version 805. This brand new update has been pushed to the Play Store already so you should see the update waiting for...

VCF Manager is a Simple Windows App for Managing Your Contacts

Over the years, Google has gotten better and better at organizing all of your contact information. You can easily add new contact info, update existing entries, and seamlessly sync your data between multiple devices. This is all fine and dandy if you want to rely on the cloud, but if you're looking for a quick and simple...

XDA Forums Live for the Samsung Galaxy Note FE!

Samsung's "relaunch" of the Galaxy Note 7 as the Galaxy Note FE was largely met with positive reactions. Many accepted that the Note 7 was a great phone that met with an unfortunate series of accidents, though Samsung's new pricing for the Fan Edition was still deemed to be a bit too steep for last...

Xettings Lets You Customize the Status Bar and Quick Settings in AOSPA

Paranoid Android (also referred to as PA and AOSPA) received a pretty substantial update yesterday to version 7.2.0. The new builds of the ROM come outfitted with performance enhancements, improvements to the Color Engine, a brand-new Accidental Touch (prevention) feature, and plenty more. Although there's a lot to mess around with and customize in the latest...

Latest bxActions Update Bypasses Samsung’s Newest Bixby Remapping Block

Samsung's dedicated hardware button for Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has been met with both praise as well as criticism. Not many people actually want to use it to launch the Bixby personal assistant, but Android enthusiasts loved the idea of using a hardware remapping application to let the button be...

HTC Updates Bootloader-Unlock Warranty Messages on Device Pages

Since 2011 HTC has permitted bootloader unlocking on some of its models, allowing developers and enthusiasts to tinker to our heart's delight. HTC stood alone among other OEMs in providing both unlocked and developer edition devices, with the developer edition devices retaining much of their warranty despite unlocking. That changed with the HTC 10 which dropped the Developer...

Get the Xperia Lockscreen Clock on Your Handset with This Substratum Theme

Although stock Android is typically favorable over custom skins and interfaces that OEMs layer atop of the operating system, there are sometimes a few good aspects about each custom interface that we wish would find their way to stock Android. Sony's custom take on Android for Xperia devices may look a bit dated in some...