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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...

1Controller Magisk Module adds PlayStation Dualshock and Xbox game controller support to rooted Android devices

Over the last couple of years, mobile gaming has evolved from casual games to a burgeoning industry chock full of a variety of eSports titles. We also saw the release of some amazing gaming smartphones and along with that came a slew of gaming accessories, including controllers, secondary displays, cooling fans, and more. However, Android...

Knobby Volume Control turns your Android phone’s volume slider into a volume control knob

Do you find Android's volume controls bland? Do you think that they could do with a little bit more flair and color? XDA Senior Member yogi.306's Knobby Volume Control has you covered if you want more than just a volume slider for controlling your audio levels. Knobby Volume Control Premium is free at the moment,...

FTVLaunchX enables custom launchers on Amazon Fire TV devices without root

Amazon doesn’t officially make any Android-powered smartphones but the e-commerce giant does have a range of products that utilize Android. Amazon's Fire TV devices, for example, run a fork of Android, called Fire OS, with Amazon’s customized user interface on top. Although the underlying software is based on Android, Amazon doesn’t make it any easier...

Customize Android 10’s gesture navigation with gesturePlus

Android 10's gestures aren't perfect and can often leave a lot to be desired. While I personally don't have too many issues with them, I can understand the frustrations many may have. There's a stark lack of customization for starters, with no way to enable gestures for other actions. Imagine if you could open a...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 brings Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi CC9/Mi 9 Lite

Xiaomi has been busy rolling out Android 10 to a range of Redmi and Mi lineup of smartphones, starting from the Redmi K20 Pro which received the update on the very first day Google released Android 10 to the more recent Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20, Mi 8, Mi MIX 3, and Mi 9...

Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium receive official Android 10 update

Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, several manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their devices. While Sony wasn't the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the company did promise Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones in November. As per the update schedule, the company...