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Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 Nightlies for the Pixel and Pixel XL

XDA Recognized Member invisiblek has released nightly builds of LineageOS 14.1 for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Everything is reportedly working fine, but since these are nightly builds, it may be little rough around the edges. Still, if you're looking for something new to try, check this out!

Mod to Boost Low-light Camera Performance on Moto G5 Plus

XDA Senior Member defcomg has modified some system libraries related to the camera for the Moto G5 Plus to give better results in low-light conditions. The mod changes some of the default calibration settings to mimic the settings found on the Google Pixel. You can either flash the provided zip file from your custom recovery...

Stereo Speaker Mod for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

XDA Senior Member otonieru has come up with a modification which makes it possible to enable stereo sound output on any Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone. The mod enables the phone's earpiece as a secondary speaker to achieve stereo output. Of course, nothing compares to having two equally sized stereo speakers, but it's still better than having...

Guide Helps Nougat ROM Maintainers Merge Camera HAL3 for the OnePlus 2

XDA Senior Member xdvs23 was able to get camera HAL3 working on the OnePlus 2 when running a Nougat ROM. To help out, XDA Senior Member MZO has put together a guide for ROM maintainers (and those who do personal builds) to merge these commits into a Nougat-based ROM. As it is right now, everything is working except portrait...

Android Dev Weekly 03: What’s new in the world of Themes, ROMs, and Mods

In this Android Dev Weekly, we'll cover updates from many areas of the Android enthusiast world including substratum, team GroundZero's new application, the Bliss family of ROMs, and the Arise Family Feud. substratum Space integration management The stock option letting users clearing substratum's app data has now been disabled. This particular integration is currently under development. However, users can...

Spectrum is an Open-Source Kernel Manager for Users

To get the best performance out of your kernel, you'll sometimes need a good kernel manager app to tweak the settings on the fly. But many times, these options can be overly complicated for the average user to understand. To that end, XDA Recognized Developer frap129 has released an open-source application aimed at allowing developers...

Magisk Module to Enable SDCardFS on Android Nougat

XDA Forum Moderator The Flash has whipped up a Magisk module which enables SDCardFS on any device running Android 7.x as long as the kernel has support for it. In case you're wondering, SDCardFS is a new filesystem which will replace Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), and is said to significantly reduce I/O overhead and will...

REDLOTUS – Open Source Huawei Update Tool For Manual Updates

XDA Forum Member Lukx has launched REDLOTUS, which he describes as a Huawei update server to HiSuite (and later, to eRecovery). This program allows you to download an update for your Huawei device in a few simple steps. Give this tool a try, but be warned that it's not easy to use!

Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo) Receives Support for Quick Charge 2.0 with Latest Franco Kernel Update

Francisco Franco has just released r5 of his custom kernel for the Kenzo variant of the Redmi Note 3. This update adds support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, fixed a bug regarding the hardware interrupt handler, added a little headroom for the little cluster CPUs, and made some sepolicy changes so it will work with Magisk...

OTGSubs Lets You Create and Package Substratum Themes Directly on a Phone or Tablet

Substratum is an incredibly popular theming system for smartphones and tablets running compatible firmware. It has evolved from Sony's RRO framework and used to be called Layers until it evolved into the Substratum project that we know of today. We've talked about Substratum on multiple occasions here on XDA and have even produced a few...

Dualboot Patcher App for the Nokia X/XL Enables Multiboot Support

Nokia X users can now use the open source DualBootPatcher app to enable multiboot support for ROMs and kernels on their device. Check it out!

Chainfire details changes to the Google Pixel/Pixel XL’s Bootloader with the May 2017 Security Update

Users flashing the latest May security update on their Google Pixel or Pixel XL have been finding that root access was no longer functioning. The reason for this, as XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has uncovered, is due to the fact the the bootloader included in the May 2017 security update no longer accepts flashing unsigned...