DEVELOPMENTS

Get Sense Home for the HTC Desire Eye on Android Nougat ROMs

If you are running an AOSP-based Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on the HTC Desire Eye, XDA Senior Member Arun.Gunupudi has developed a mod to bring back HTC's Sense Home. A few of the widgets don't function correctly, but the major features such as Blink Feed seem to be functioning correctly.

Dual Boot Patcher for the Moto Z Play allows you to Dual Boot any ROM

XDA Senior Member chenxiaolong originally created the dual boot patcher project for the Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S4. This project patches the secondary ROM installation script and boot image to allow it to be loaded from an alternate location, retaining your original ROM and thus setting up dual boot. Now, this feature is available for the Moto...

ZTE Axon 7 Receives Android 7.1.1 with T-Mobile WiFi Calling, Feb. 2017 Security Patches, and More

Making good on their promises to bring speedy updates to the Axon 7, ZTE is now releasing an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Axon 7 owners in the U.S.A. Labeled with a build number A2017U, the update introduces T-Mobile WiFi calling support, February 2017 security patches, improvements to Daydream, and various other miscellaneous enhancements.

Why The HTC U Ultra is Not Worth the Price

After making several videos on the HTC U Ultra, Miles is ready to give his final thoughts on the phone. Keeping in mind that you can usually only find this phone for over $700, it's simply not worth the price. Superior phones like the OnePlus 3T can be found for around $400. The biggest problem...

Guide to Replace KingoRoot with SuperSU

If you're rooted your device using the one-click KingoRoot tool and are looking to replace it with SuperSU by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, then check out this guide by XDA Senior Member evildog1. The guide runs you through the process of manually replacing KingoRoot with SuperSU.

Unofficial TWRP 3.1.0 for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is the Chinese OEM's premiere flagship "phablet" smartphone currently available in select markets. Due to its limited availability in many global markets, development has been rather slow for the device, but change always comes incrementally. Hopefully the first step in a promising development history for this device, XDA Member StoneTrapper has...

Decompile and Modify APKs on the go with APKTool for Android [XDA Spotlight]

APKTool is a powerful piece of software developed by XDA Senior Member ibotpeaches. The tool allows you to reverse engineer APK files, allowing you to decode resource files so you can modify them and then recompile the application. It is extremely difficult to qualify just how important this tool is to the Android community, but a list...

Root Toolkit Released for the ZTE Axon 7

In a similar vein to Wugfresh's Nexus Root Toolkit, XDA Senior Member bkores has released a root toolkit for the ZTE Axon 7. The tool is compatible with 32-bit & 64-bit copies of Windows XP-Windows 10 and is entirely Windows batch driven, so you don't need .Net frameworks installed. Check it out if you've been hesitant to root...

Patch Fixes the Camera and Torch Crashes on the Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo) Nougat ROMs

If you have the kenzo Snapdragon variant of the Redmi Note 3, then you've likely run into camera and torch issues when using a Nougat based ROM. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member billchen1977 has a flashable binary patch released that fixes both of these issues on Nougat-based ROMs.

Early Stages of a Mod Brings Android Wear 2.0 Complications to Android Wear 1.0

At Google I/O last year, the big Android Wear 2.0 update was announced and it was when we got our first official look at the changes that were coming with it. This new update, which people are still waiting to get pushed to their smartwatch, comes with improvements such as simplified UI navigation, standalone applications...

How to Enable Dual SIM Functionality on Single SIM Moto Z Play

You can enable dual SIM functionality on single SIM Moto Z Play by following the instructions laid out in this thread by XDA Senior Member -=MoRpH=-. The procedure has been tested on EU single SIM devices only, so tread with caution.

Root Samsung Galaxy S6 on Android Nougat Using SuperSU

If your SuperSU installation is stuck at "Creating Image" while installing it on Android Nougat on the Galaxy S6, try out XDA Recognized Developer dr.ketan's root zip which fixes this issue with SuperSU installation.