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Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Realme 1

As most of you should already know, the Realme brand has its roots in OPPO, which is itself owned by BBK Electronics. The Realme 1, the first smartphone under the Realme brand from before the company spun off from OPPO, ran ColorOS, a customized Android software designed by none other than OPPO itself. To differentiate...

Bootloader unlocking method has been found for the Sprint LG G8 ThinQ

The LG G8 ThinQ received its stable Android 10 update back in December of 2019. The Sprint variant of the phone (model number LM-G820UM0) quickly followed suit as it picked up the same update a month later. However, the Korean smartphone OEM hasn't whitelisted this device for official bootloader unlocking, thus users can't install third-party...

Custom kernel fixes green tinting issues on some Google Pixel 4 XL units

2019's Google Pixel 4 lineup first introduced 90Hz refresh rate mobile display in the series, but the panels on the regular and the 'XL' variants are sourced from two different manufacturers. While the Pixel 4 comes with an LG display, Google decided to use a Samsung-made panel on the Pixel 4 XL, which is the...

How to bring back OnePlus’ full screen gestures on the OnePlus 5/5T following OxygenOS 10 (Android 10) update

OnePlus recently rolled out the stable Android 10 update for 2017's OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T in the form of OxygenOS 10 after a brief beta testing phase. Apart from introducing features like Game Space, the company also brings in a revised gesture mechanism. Many OnePlus 5/5T users are not exactly happy to discover that...

App Volume Control lets you control the individual volume levels of Android apps [Root]

If you've ever tried to play audio from several Android apps simultaneously on your smartphone, you've probably realized that it sucks to do this. It would be nice to casually enjoy an Android game while your favorite music from Spotify is blasting in the background. On the other hand, it would also be nice if...

Unlock full Dolby Atmos equalizer settings on the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7 series

Smartphone manufacturers nowadays tend to offer some kind of digital audio optimization to enhance the performance of the speakers built into their devices. OnePlus, for example, collaborated with Dirac Research till the release of the OnePlus 6T, but switched to Dolby Atmos audio tuning since the OnePlus 7 series. Most of these technologies and solutions...

How to enable 960fps slow motion and macro mode in OxygenOS Camera for the OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7T recently received a 'secret' 960fps slow-motion video recording option via OxygenOS Open Beta 3 update. The feature is based on a software-based frame interpolation technique, thus it might not be considered as a 'true' 960fps implementation by photography experts. Nevertheless, as the entire processing is done by the camera stack of OxygenOS,...

Unofficial TWRP is now available for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus recently released the kernel source codes for the OnePlus 8 (code-name “instantnoodle”) and the OnePlus 8 Pro (code-name “instantnoodlep”) in a bid to promote third-party development. The community also managed to get their hands on the device-specific unbrick packages, which are quite handy to revive the phones in case things went south while tinkering....

Dozens of old ZTE phones with Qualcomm processors can now be bootloader unlocked

The regular boot sequence of a typical Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset-powered Android device is initiated with the Primary Bootloader (PBL), although there exists an alternative boot mode called Emergency Download Mode (EDL). The latter is strictly intended for OEM servicing and can be used to 'unbrick' a device with appropriate software binaries via a protocol named...

OPAodMod is a customizable Always on Display for rooted OnePlus phones

OnePlus briefly introduced an Always-on Display (AOD) feature on the initial factory firmware of the OnePlus 6, but decided to remove it later due to battery concerns. Fans have been clamoring for the feature to make a return, and the company had recently confirmed that they will finally bring back the fan-favorite Always on Display...

Lockscreen Widgets lets you add widgets to your Android lockscreen

Even in 2020 Android devices running Android 10 can party like it's 1999 2013 with Lockscreen Widgets by XDA Recognized Developer/Contributor Zachary Wander (Zacharee1). As the name suggests, the app restores the ability from Android 4.4 KitKat and before to add widgets to the Android lockscreen. It works on any Android device running Android 5.1...

Wavelet is an Android app that can make your headphones sound much better with automatic EQ

Apps or mods that significantly improve the sound quality of your Android device often require root access, but that is not the case for Wavelet, an app developed by XDA Senior Member pittvandewitt. While the app is designed primarily for headphones, I've found its benefits extend to the phone's speakers and even my car's stereo...