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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Forums Are Now Open for Posting

This week, Xiaomi held a press event in New Delhi, India, where it took the wraps off the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Naturally, they're the successors to last year's Redmi Note 4, and they've changed quite a bit from last year's models. We reported live from the event, where we...

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 brings Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition to First Generation Android One Devices

While there has yet to be an official release of LineageOS 15.1, the LineageOS developers have been hard at work on the bring-up and several maintainers have released unofficial builds in the meanwhile. The first generation Android One devices, commonly referred to as Sprout within the community, also have a few unofficial builds available. XDA Recognized...

Take Control of your Phone’s Rotation with “Rotation” Orientation Manager

Back in 2014, we highlighted a free application called Rotation from XDA Recognized Developer and Themer Pranav Pandey. (You likely already know of his work -- he's the person behind the port of the Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers application.) Rotation was designed to replace Android's basic orientation feature and let you control how and when your screen rotates....

Customize Samsung Experience 9.0 and Android Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with this Xposed Module

The Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 update for the  Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ may have been put on hold recently, but that hasn't stopped some folks from manually installing it anyway. With more people slated to receive the update when the rollout resumes, it's only natural that Galaxy S8 owners...

MX Player is Recruiting Users for a New Private Beta Testing Program

MX Player, one of the most popular audio and video players on the Google Play Store, has had a public beta testing program for a while, but this week XDA Recognized Contributor Thirumalai.K announced a new, private beta testing program for his media player application. The goal of this private beta program is to improve the user experience and...

Dreaming Battery is a Minimalist Screensaver for Displaying your Battery Level

Knowing what the battery percentage of your smartphone is at a glance while it is charging can be quite convenient. Some ROMs will use the color of the LED notification light to convey this information, but it's a feature not available for every device. That's why XDA Inactive Recognized Developer xenon92 recently cooked up this free application called...

Having troubles with your Ad Blocker? This app adds a Quick Settings tile for easy Ad Block toggling

If you've ever used an adblocker on Android then you may have run into issues when trying to click on certain links. Searching for a particular product can often display a Google Shopping or Slickdeals link but actually tapping on it is blocked if you're using an adblocker. To get around this, XDA Senior Member mkhcb has come...

CoolADB is an ADB Client for C# .net projects

Usually it is much easier to implement features into programs with a GUI instead of a standard shell with a menu. This is where CoolADB comes into play as it is made for the C# programming language. This project from XDA Ricky Divjakovski, Inactive Recognized Developer and Recognized Contributor, has resulted in an ADB client for C# .net projects...

How to Enable Camera2 API on the Xiaomi Mi A1 without disabling OTA updates

Multiple Xiaomi devices like the Mi A1 have support for the Camera2 API, but it isn't enabled by default. That's a shame because it means that things like the various Google Camera ports floating around our forums won't work. We've shown how the Google Camera HDR+ mod can greatly enhance the picture quality on Xiaomi...

Official LineageOS 14.1 now available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

LineageOS is by far the most popular custom ROM; we prefer not to compare ROMs because each has their own merit, however, we can say for sure that much of the popularity of LineageOS stems from its stability rather than its feature-set. When a build of LineageOS is marked "official", then you'll know that the...

Samsung Galaxy S9 Forums Are Now Open For Posting

We're getting closer to the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung will unveil the pair of flagship smartphones to the world on February 25, a day before Mobile World Congress 2018 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, and they're expected to be available for pre-order shortly after. We've already learned a lot...

FrancoKernel Now Available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco might have gotten his start making kernels for Nexus devices, but lately, he's branched out to a number of brands, including Xiaomi. This week, he released a custom version of FrancoKernel for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Because it's is a brand new kernel branch, it's being released as "revision 1" (r1) -- the number...