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Android 11 with One UI 3.1 arrives unofficially on the Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30

One UI 3.1 looks to be the best version of Samsung's custom Android skin yet. With a number of new productivity features and several UI/UX enhancements, the Korean OEM's flavor of Android is looking better than ever. If that has you excited, then you’ll be happy to know that you can flash an unofficial port...

Google Pixel’s Now Playing feature has been ported to other Android devices

Google debuted the Now Playing feature with the Pixel 2 series back in 2018, and it has remained an integral part of the Pixel lineup ever since. The feature employs a combination of onboard hardware, software, and Google’s machine learning magic to identify songs playing in the background. Now Playing was intended to be a...

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 can now run Android 11, unofficially

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Note lineup are usually offered in two different processor variants around the world. While devices in the US, Canada, China, etc. receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, most other regions receive devices with an Exynos chip. The bootloader unlocking situation on the Snapdragon-powered models is somewhat complicated, thus the custom ROM...

Unofficial LineageOS 18.1 is now available for the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max

If there's one community-driven Android project out there that needs no introduction whatsoever, it’s LineageOS. The name itself has become synonymous with aftermarket development and is without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most popular custom ROMs. While the list of devices officially supported by the LineageOS project is fairly long, developers often...

DotOS 5.1 will add a new wallpaper-based theming system and QS UI inspired by Android 12

Android theming has come a long way from the early days of the CyanogenMod Theme Engine to Substratum and now the native RRO and OMS APIs. With Android 12, Google might push Android's theming engine to the next level thanks to the new wallpaper-based theming system code-named “monet.” When “monet” is enabled, the user’s wallpaper determines...

Looking for a simple reminder app? Check out Remind Me on Android

Reminders and To-Do apps are a dime-a-dozen on the Google Play Store. To Do List, Todoist, Google Tasks, Any.do, Microsoft To Do: The list goes on. While all of these apps are great in their own right, many of them are guilty of packing way too many features that you probably don’t need. If all...

Customize the ROG Phone 2/3’s performance in any app with Armoury Crate Unleashed

Magisk Modules are a simple way to apply system-level mods to your device without having to get your hands dirty and make changes to system files manually. From an end user's perspective, all you have to do is download a module, enable it through the Magisk app, and then reboot your device for the changes...

How to enable hidden features and tweak all settings in OnePlus Camera app

One of the complaints with OnePlus devices is how they lack serious pro photography features. Even though the devices have strong third-party developer communities behind them, the love they receive from the actual company in terms of customization of camera features is often too little. Be that as it may, the OnePlus Camera app has its...

HMD Global’s Nokia 2.2 can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2019, HMD Global's efforts at producing a budget-friendly smartphone yielded the Nokia 2.2. Despite the company's substantial efforts at marketing the device with its "Android One" goodness, enthusiasts weren’t impressed. The first thing that made XDA users hesitate with the purchase more than anything was HMD Global's weird stance towards bootloader unlocking. Yes,...

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,...

Exynos Galaxy S9 users can now enjoy Android 11 with One UI 3.1 via Noble ROM

Just a few weeks ago, we showcased an unofficial port of One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 for the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This was possible thanks to the work that XDA Recognized Developer AlexisXDA put in to get it to boot by using a modified system image from the Galaxy...

ROG Phone II AirTriggers and Armoury Crate now work on AOSP ROMs

The ASUS ROG Phone II is one of the best Android phones for gaming, even with the company's slow software update track record. However, many of the phone's custom features aren't available if you install a custom ROM, including the Armory Crate dashboard and touch trigger buttons. Thankfully, that's starting to change. OmniROM for the ROG...