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Blu_spark Custom Kernel is Now Available for the OnePlus 5T

Sales of the OnePlus 5T began this week, and a few buyers with are seeing estimated ship dates as early as Friday. Lucky for them, they won't have to wait long to start customizing their new smartphones. XDA Recognized Contributor eng.stk ported the popular blu_spark kernel to the OnePlus 5T this past week, and it's packed to the...

Get $20 Off of Any Accessory or Gear When You Buy the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T last week and today they have began open sales for the device. The company also hopes to sell some accessories with orders from today as extra cables, chargers, cases can be quite useful for owners of the new device. A special promotion is helping to encourage this by offering a...

Team OpenKirin Brings Android 8.0 Oreo to the Huawei P8 Lite

Android 8.0 Oreo may have finally started to hit some devices, but not many -- some users will have to wait months before they get an official upgrade. But thanks to the wonderful XDA development community, new unofficial Oreo ROMs are constantly popping up on the forums, and one of the latest is Team OpenKirin's Android 8.0 Oreo...

How to Install Android Oreo on the Huawei Honor 9

Getting the newly released EMUI 8 -- based on Android 8.0 Oreo -- installed on the Huawei Honor 9 right now can be a bit tricky. But thanks to a thorough post from XDA Recognized Developer OldDroid, you don't have to stumble through it alone. The guide walks you through the process of getting TWRP on the...

OnePlus 5T XDA Forums Are Now Open For Posting

Yesterday, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 5T. It has a 6.01" 2160x1080 18:9 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6/8GBs of RAM, 64/128GBs of internal storage, and a 3.5mm headphone jack all for a price of $499/$559. Given these specifications and the relatively lower price point when compared to other flagships, it's easy to see why the...

Reverse Engineering Xiaomi OTA Updates to Find Unreleased Updates

In an attempt to gain access to Xiaomi's nightlies—the unreleased, in-house versions of Xiaomi's MIUI operating system -- XDA Senior Member duraaraa reverse-engineer the China-based company's over-the-air (OTA) update framework. The two work-in-progress exploits force Xiaomi devices to pull a nightly build instead of the latest commercial firmware, which in theory could be installed on off-the-shelf devices if (1) MIUI's OTA...

Enable Night Light and Camera2 API on the Xiaomi Mi A1 with Magisk

Often, a smartphone's hardware is capable of more than just what the software allows by default. This is the case with the Xiaomi Mi A1 as it can support Android's Night Light feature as well as the Camera2 API. Thanks to XDA Senior Member sooti, XDA Senior Member simonsmh, and XDA Senior Member jimmy123322, we now have a Magisk Module for...

Easily Unlock the Bootloader and Root the Pixel 2 with SkipSoft Toolkit

SkipSoft is a unified Android toolkit for Nexus, Pixel, Samsung and OnePlus devices that has the ability to do things like gain root access, backup and store applications, download stock images and much more. SkipSoft has now been released for the Google Pixel 2 courtesy of XDA Retired Senior Moderator mskip and you can download it right...

How to Root the Nokia 6

Some devices are rather easy to root as it just requires you to unlock the bootloader, flash a custom recovery and then follow that up with your root solution. Others can be more complex and so detailed step by step guides are incredibly helpful. XDA Member hikari_calyx recently took the time to write an entire guide...

Modified Pixel Launcher adds Features to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Modifying the Pixel Launcher, the default home screen on Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, isn't a new idea. Launchers like Lawnchair add custom icon support and other extras to the Google Launcher for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched with a newer version of the Google Launcher, though, and crafty...

Get Themes from the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Any EMUI 5 Device

When Huawei launches a new device, they like to include a unique batch of themes to add uniqueness and freshness to the user interface. These all support Huawei's built-in theme platform within their OEM ROM, EMUI. With the company recently launching the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, XDA Senior Member Jozinek was able to get their hands on the...

OTA Captured for Essential Phone’s New Update With November Security Patch and Fingerprint Gesture Fix

Essential has begun rolling out another update for the Essential Phone. This new update, which carries build number NMJ32F, addresses fingerprint gestures related instabilities which many users have been experiencing after the last update. The new update weighs in at 57.4MB in size and alongside the fingerprint fix, it also brings along the latest security...