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Here are 4 free tools to download updates onto Samsung Galaxy devices

If you've ever tried to search for firmware to install on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, it can be pretty annoying. While companies like Google, OnePlus, and Xiaomi provide download links on their websites, Samsung has yet to offer an official firmware download portal. That's one of the reasons why there are so many...

The OnePlus One, Google Nexus 5, and four 8 year-old Sony Xperia phones get Android 11 custom ROMs

If your old phone still works, then why should you upgrade? That's the question a lot of people ask themselves every month. Sometimes, you'll be forced to upgrade when your carrier makes changes to their network, but if you have an older phone that can still make calls, texts, and use mobile data, then you...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to the Honor 5X

The smartphone industry is known for being fast-paced, with new devices coming out one after the other. With all the rapid releases and the shiny new hardware, people often forget that devices that have already been launched do not necessarily become unusable just because their successors have been released. Regarding the obvious lack of official...

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,...

Unbrick your OnePlus Nord N10 5G with the MSMDownloadTool

It is inevitable for nearly all devices with heavy aftermarket development that the occasional mistake is made, and the user ends up with a piece of hardware that is as useful as a paperweight. As typical hard bricks are nearly impossible to fix without OEM support, a fully functional method to restore a device from...

How to enable the Pixel 5’s Adaptive Sound feature on older Pixel phones

Google rolled out the fifth Pixel Feature Drop earlier this month, which brought a host of new features to both old and new Pixel phones. Some older Pixel phones gained features like Hold for Me and Extreme Battery Saver, while only Google's latest Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 got support for the new Adaptive...

Xiaomi Mi 11, OPPO Reno 5 4G, Vivo X60, and LG Stylo 7 forums are open

Last week we opened up XDA forums for the POCO M3, Redmi 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4. Now we are opening forums for four new smartphones, namely, the Xiaomi Mi 11, the OPPO Reno 5 4G, the Vivo X60, and the upcoming LG Stylo 5G, allowing device owners and potential buyers to share...

Chainfire’s LiveBoot app is now open source and works on Android 11

We've talked about LiveBoot in the past and how it tweaks the default boot animation of your Android device by adding logcat and dmesg logging (bringing the good old Matrix digital rain vibe). Made by none other than XDA legend Chainfire, the creator of SuperSU, this incredibly innovative app has now received a new update...

ASUS ROG Phone 3 Development Update: LineageOS 18.1, TWRP, and Google Camera ports

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming smartphones of 2020. The device ticks all the right boxes with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC, 144Hz AMOLED display, 6,000mAh battery, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage. In an effort to boost the aftermarket development...

Bliss OS 14 brings Android 11 to your x86 desktop PC

The first alpha build of Bliss OS 14 is out, making it one of the first Android 11-based ROMs supporting the x86 environment. The build is obviously not stable, but it is proof that the developers are heading in the right direction. For those who don’t know, Bliss OS is an open-source Android-x86-based project that...

MIUI 12’s latest Geometry and Snow Mountain live wallpapers are now available for download

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 packs several stunning live wallpapers, and the company keeps adding new options with every other update. Over the last few months, we've shared a couple of ports of these wallpapers that let you use them on any non-Xiaomi device. The latest MIUI 12 nightly brings two more additions and, as you've probably...

POCO M3, Redmi 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4 forums are now open

The last few weeks have been filled with smartphone launches with companies like POCO, Redmi, Motorola, and Nokia taking the wraps off of their latest budget-friendly offerings, namely, the POCO M3, Redmi Note 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4. We have now opened up XDA forums for all four phones, providing users with a...