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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.

Download the OnePlus Nord wallpapers and live wallpapers

The OnePlus Nord was finally announced today following months of anticipation and guesswork from the fans. Even though the OnePlus Nord can easily be discerned from the flagships launched earlier this year, the company has retained enviable features such as the 90Hz AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner, 30W fast Warp Charge technology, 5G...

Download the Vivo X50 Pro’s wallpapers and live wallpapers

Vivo recently launched its X50 series in Europe and India, over a month after the devices were first unveiled in China. As part of the series, the company only launched two mid-range devices — the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro — while reserving the flagship X50 Pro+ for its home market. The highlight feature of...

Fit Companion is a Wear OS fitness app with Google Fit integration

Google launched its fitness and exercise tracking platform Google Fit back in 2014. Besides letting users keep a tab on their health using their smartphones, Google Fit also caters to the segment of users sporting smartwatches running Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear). Although Google redesigned Fit in 2018 and then revamped the activity...

Access Dots brings iOS 14’s camera and mic access indicators to Android

Our phones now have more apps that we can keep count of. As a result, Rogue apps sometimes masquerade as utilities and may misuse the granted permissions to secretly snoop on you. Smartphone manufacturers, as well as Google, have grown wary of the issue and every time an app uses the camera, microphone, or the...

Pterodon Recovery Project is a new custom recovery for Android devices with an optimized GUI and more features

The "recovery" environment on Android-powered devices is a lightweight runtime mode that is usually separate from the actual Android user interface. On most occasions, the recovery is powered by a standalone kernel which means the device can boot to the recovery mode even if the main Android OS is unbootable. Such a design makes the...

Enable NFC SIM support on the OnePlus 8 Pro

NFC, short for Near Field Communication, is a short range wireless communication protocol that is nowadays mostly used at contactless payment terminals. The NFC Forum is also working on a wireless charging solution that will let you charge your devices via NFC chips instead of dedicated wireless coils. However, smartphone manufacturers often drop NFC support...

Native Alpha lets you transform any website into a native fullscreen web app on Android

A native application may offer richer integration with the underlying OS thanks to having access to more APIs, but running a web-based application comes with its own set of benefits. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) can not only improve the mobile experience but can also behave closely to regular Android applications thanks to the WebAPK standard....

Here’s how to unlock the bootloader of the Verizon Google Pixel/Pixel XL running Android 10

Back in 2016, Verizon secured a carrier exclusivity deal with Google for sales of the first-generation Google Pixel and Pixel XL within the United States. Unlike the regular variants of the Pixel/Pixel XL, the devices purchased from the carrier came with a permanently locked bootloader. A free-to-use bootloader unlock exploit named dePixel8 was released rather...

TWRP is now available for the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and BQ Aquaris VS/VS Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 6/6A support also readded

Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, has become synonymous with custom recovery for Android devices. The open-source solution offers a plethora of features that are otherwise not provided by a stock recovery environment, such as the ability to flash ZIP packages that contain aftermarket OSes or different mods, make and restore partition-level data...

Energy Notch shows a battery indicator around the notch of the OnePlus 6T

Smartphone manufacturers have been pushing boundaries in the attempt to minimize bezels and increase the screen area as much as possible. In this crusade against bezels, companies have opted for wide or mini U or V-shaped bezels, or even hole-punch cutouts while also purging the notification LED. Notches aren't preferred by everyone but if you...

HTC Desire 20 Pro can be bootloader unlocked with a simple Fastboot command

HTC recently launched a pair of mid-range smartphones in their home country in an effort to make a comeback in the smartphone market. The HTC Desire 20 Pro is one of them, featuring a slightly old Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, a quad-camera array with a 48MP primary sensor, and a reasonably large 5,000 mAh battery...

OnePlus smartphone owners: Here’s how to check the health of your battery

OnePlus, like most other Android device makers, doesn't offer removable batteries on their smartphones. On a journey to make its smartphones slim as well as dust and water resistant, OnePlus made it really hard for a novice to swap out an older degraded battery for a new one without paying a visit to a service...