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CarStream (YouTube for Android Auto) updated to bypass restrictions [Root]

CarStream allows you to watch YouTube videos in your Android Auto-enabled car. It, along with every other custom application, was blocked from installation back in April 2018. Thus, the only way to keep using this app was to keep an older version of Google Play Services and Android Auto installed. This is not only impractical...

MIUI 10 China Beta enables 1080p@60fps video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (device code-name: whyred) was launched in India in February. Its list of specifications includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080) IPS LCD, dual 12MP + 5MP (depth sensing) rear cameras, 20MP front camera, and a 4000mAh battery. In India,...

Official TWRP now available for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is one of Samsung's more budget-oriented smartphones. Because of that, developer interest is not as abundant in comparison to other devices and there isn't much by the way of official custom AOSP-based ROMs or custom kernels. That could be set to change though, as an official TWRP build has been...

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE kernel source code now available

Xiaomi has been releasing a lot of devices recently and with even more on the horizon, the company may find it hard to keep its commitment to release kernel source code on a timely basis. The newly released Xiaomi Mi 8 SE's kernel source code has just been released so developers can now get to work on porting...

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony Xperia XA2 was unveiled earlier this year alongside two other devices as well. A few days later, it was added to the Sony Open Devices program. This means that not only can developers start making custom ROMs and kernels for the device, but they can build AOSP for it, as provided by Sony themselves....

MIUI 10 China beta now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

MIUI 10 looks to be the best version of MIUI yet. With a number of new camera features and a newly re-worked UI with parts reminiscent of Android P, Xiaomi'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 the MIUI 10...

User gets Google Play Store working on 2014 Acer Chromebook C720P

As you may already know, Google's Chrome OS is a pretty minimalist browser-based operating system with simplicity in mind. They have never been used as powerhouses or for power-intensive tasks. But, installing Android apps via Play Store on Chromebooks has been possible for a while now. Unfortunately, not all Chrome OS devices are supported. Many...

Popular Xposed Module ‘MinMinGuard’ receives its first update in two years

There are many ad-blocking apps and Xposed Modules for Android devices. Some of them block ads by running a VPN service, others via host files. MinMinGuard is one of the most popular ones. It removes ads by blocking certain APIs, names, and URLs of ad providers. The most popular feature of an app is that...

OxygenOS 5.1.8 for the OnePlus 6 brings bootloader vulnerability fix for India

The OnePlus 6 was announced last month with a number of surprises. One of those surprises was an early Android P beta while another came in the form of a security vulnerability. Even with a locked bootloader, it was possible to boot any arbitrary boot image so long as an attacker had physical access to the device and...

Xiaomi Redmi 6/6A and Vivo NEX forums are now open

It was a big week for smartphone companies in China as both Vivo and Xiaomi went on to announce 4 new Android smartphones to the world. All four of these new smartphones are aimed at targeting different segments of the market with some opting for the tried and true design, while others went down the...

Unofficial TWRP now available for Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ both shipped with Android 8.0, which means Project Treble support out of the box. This feature has a lot of potential and it's even more exciting when you can unlock the bootloader on the device. After unlocking, you can flash your favorite recovery, such as TWRP, and start flashing...

How to root the HTC U12+ without TWRP

Launching only a few weeks ago, the HTC U12+ is a pretty new device. As a result, it's unsurprising that there are currently no builds of TWRP or any custom ROMs on our forums that you could use to root the device. HTC makes it easy to bootloader unlock your device (off-contract, anyway) and so...