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Tap, Tap lets you do a triple tap gesture on the back of your Android phone

Back in February, we detailed a hidden feature in the Pixel's SystemUI app called "Columbus" — a new gesture mechanism created by Google that utilizes sensor data from the gyroscope and the accelerometer to detect taps on the back of select Pixel phones. Google was working on making it possible to perform actions like launching...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

ASUS is sending the ROG Phone 3 to custom ROM developers from LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, and others

Bridging the gap between Android OEMs and the aftermarket development scene is part of what we do on the XDA Portal. Our initiative with Xiaomi for the POCO F1, for instance, played a significant role in the rise of the vibrant modding community around the smartphone. Device seeding also helped boost the popularity of the...

TWRP ports are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and Galaxy Z Fold 2

For those of you already managed to pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or the Galaxy Z Fold 2, you will be happy to know that unofficial TWRP builds are now out for your devices. Compiled against the latest TWRP 3.4.0 codebase, the builds come courtesy of XDA‌ Senior Member ianmacd. The current set...

Download the OxygenOS 11 Live Wallpaper on any Android device

OnePlus recently rolled out the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The Android 11-based update introduced a completely overhauled UI, optimizations for better one-handed use, a new font, and much more. As with all major OxygenOS updates, the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta also included a new live wallpaper....

Dirty Unicorns 14.7 is now available for the Google Pixel 4a, Redmi Note 7, and Moto G7 Plus

After a bit of a development hiatus following the release of their Android Pie builds, the Dirty Unicorns team announced their return with the release of Android 10 ROMs. The initial list of supported devices includes the Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL, and...

Developers port LineageOS to the … LeapFrog Epic tablet for children, because why not?

Android powered tablets can come in all shapes and sizes, but the LeapFrog Epic failed to grab the headlines here at XDA when it was released back in 2015. Being one of those "educational" tablets for children, the device runs on a highly skinned version of Android 4.4 KitKat. Inside this toy for tots is...

Extras for AA uses Substratum to heavily customize Android Auto’s in-car UI

If you've dabbled in custom themes on Android, then the name “Substratum” may ring a bell. The overlay-based theming mechanism dynamically modifies the resources of an app without actually touching the corresponding APK. Such a design makes Substratum an ideal solution to alter the UI elements of apps like Android Auto that otherwise offer very...

The first Android 11 custom ROM is already here

It was only a few days ago that Google pushed the stable Android 11 update to its Pixel phones and uploaded the source code for the release to AOSP, but a developer on XDA has already cooked up the first Android 11 custom ROM to be released on our forums. XDA Member abhishek987 built a pure...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung entered the affordable flagship segment earlier this year with the launch of the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Since the launch, Samsung has regularly pushed software updates for both the devices, with the Galaxy S10 Lite receiving the company's latest One UI 2.5 update earlier this month. But while Samsung is...

How to enable T-Mobile VoLTE/VoWiFi on ASUS smartphones [Root]

Transitioning from the legacy circuit-switched voice network to IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) gives us the opportunity to use advanced cellular services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi), and Rich Communication Services (RCS). Now that 5G support is ready to land on the budget segment, several carriers are gradually phasing out old school...

The Google Pixel 4a gets its first custom ROM and kernel

After literally months of leaks and pushbacks (with most of those pushbacks caused by the ongoing pandemic), the Pixel 4a finally became a reality some weeks ago. After Google's success with the Pixel 3a lineup—which brought average mid-range specifications and paired them with the very same camera prowess you'll find on high-end Pixel smartphones and...