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CarbonROM, BlissROMs, and AOSiP custom ROMs are now available for the POCO X2

Following the launch of the POCO X2 (review) in India, the company sent out a couple of units of the device to custom ROM and kernel developers. The idea behind the move was to help kickstart third-party development for the device and our first custom development roundup revealed that it's been a massive success. Developers...

Hole-punch battery indicator app “Energy Ring” released for the Galaxy A51/71, S10 Lite, and Z Flip

The punch hole camera cutout was a unique take on Samsung's design philosophy, and the company is embracing it quite well. This layout, formally known as Infinity-O display, was initially introduced by the Galaxy A8s, but the Galaxy S10 lineup was responsible for making it a household name. Despite having a rather polarizing review, modders...

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...

Bring back the notification ticker with Super Status Bar

It seems like heads-up notifications have been with us for forever now, even though they were actually introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop all the way back in 2014. Before then, though, we used to have something called a "notification ticker" that would show a preview of incoming notifications within the status bar when they arrived....

Unofficial TWRP enables true dual boot on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus phones are often touted as the spiritual successors to the Google Nexus lineup due to their hackability. The debutant OnePlus One can run Android 10 or even Ubuntu Touch without any issue. Advanced mods, such as multi-booting, is quite a well-known hack among the community. Now XDA Recognized Developer Zackptg5 has expanded the concept...

[Update: Fixed in March Update] How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Samsung has been busy rolling out Android 10 updates to its flagship devices for the past few months now. The Galaxy 10 series was the first to receive the One UI 2.0 beta based on Android 10 in November last year while the Galaxy S9/ S9+ received their stable Android 10 update just yesterday. As...

POCO X2 and Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G forums are now open

Back in December last year, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K30 and K30 5G in China. Out of the two devices, the higher-end Redmi K30 5G featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Building up on the design of its predecessor, the Redmi...

Memorigi is a beautiful to-do list app that helps you plan and organize your life

A to-do list is a valuable part of being a productive person. Memorigi is an app that takes the standard to-do list and adds a bunch more functionality to it. Not only can you keep track of what needs to be done, you can set reminders, access your calendar, and keep track of all tasks....

TWRP is now officially available for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

For many of us enthusiasts, after unlocking the bootloader, the next step almost always involves replacing the stock recovery with a custom recovery like TWRP, enabling us to enjoy custom ROMs and other mods on our devices. One of the reasons why TWRP is so widely popular compared to other custom recoveries is the sheer...

NFCScreenOff mod enables scanning NFC tags when your Android phone is locked

Have you ever wanted to be able to scan NFC tags when your phone screen is off? That's not a possibility as there are security risks in doing so - imagine if someone could trigger a mobile payment from your smartphone while the screen is off? There are other security risks as well, but the...