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Forums for the Xiaomi Mi 10T series, Vivo V20 series, Realme 7i, Samsung Galaxy F41, and Galaxy A42 5G are open

If someone is using an Android phone somewhere in the world and they want to mod it, the XDA forums has a home for them. That's why we open up forums for new and upcoming smartphones so new users and potential buyers can find all relevant information specific to their device in one place. Today,...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to NVIDIA SHIELD TVs

Towards the end of last month, NVIDIA rolled out SHIELD Software Experience 8.2 with several improvements for its SHIELD TV lineup of devices. The update introduced enhancements for the AI upscaler feature on the 2019 SHIELD TVs and new customization options for the SHIELD remote's menu button, along with improved IR and CEC volume control...

Paranoid Android Quartz 5 adds support for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi 6X, adds DC Dimming and other features

Over the last couple of months, the Paranoid Android team has released a couple of Android 10-based builds of the popular custom ROM. With each new build, the team has added new features to the custom ROM and extended support to more devices. With the Quartz 4 release last month, the team added support for...

How to enable ECG on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Watch Active 2 paired with non-Samsung phones

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 include an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor. The ECG monitor allows users to keep a check on their heart rhythm for irregularities such as Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). But in order to use this feature, you need access to Samsung's ECG monitoring app. Samsung recently received FDA clearance for...

POCO X3, POCO F2 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G receive unofficial TWRP ports

Xiaomi devices are some of the best on the market for aftermarket development. Thanks to the availability of a dedicated kernel source code repository as well as an official bootloader unlock tool, users who wish to achieve more with their Mi, Redmi, or POCO branded smartphones can explore tailored modifications like custom ROMs and kernels....

How to use Samloader to download updates for your Samsung Galaxy device

Despite the fact that Samsung releases a lot of devices every year, the company doesn't offer an official user-friendly firmware download portal for its Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets. You can either try your luck with the built-in update checker in Settings, or you can use the Samsung Smart Switch app — neither of these options...

Unofficial TWRP and LineageOS 17.1 are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung is among the small handful of Android OEMs still betting on the tablet segment. The Korean OEM announced a mid-range tablet – the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – back in April this year, which also made its way to India after a few months. For a budget-friendly tablet that also supports Samsung’s S Pen,...

Tap, Tap lets you do a triple tap gesture on the back of your Android phone

Back in February, we detailed a hidden feature in the Pixel's SystemUI app called "Columbus" — a new gesture mechanism created by Google that utilizes sensor data from the gyroscope and the accelerometer to detect taps on the back of select Pixel phones. Google was working on making it possible to perform actions like launching...

ASUS is sending the ROG Phone 3 to custom ROM developers from LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, and others

Bridging the gap between Android OEMs and the aftermarket development scene is part of what we do on the XDA Portal. Our initiative with Xiaomi for the POCO F1, for instance, played a significant role in the rise of the vibrant modding community around the smartphone. Device seeding also helped boost the popularity of the...

TWRP ports are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and Galaxy Z Fold 2

For those of you already managed to pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or the Galaxy Z Fold 2, you will be happy to know that unofficial TWRP builds are now out for your devices. Compiled against the latest TWRP 3.4.0 codebase, the builds come courtesy of XDA‌ Senior Member ianmacd. The current set...

Download the OxygenOS 11 Live Wallpaper on any Android device

OnePlus recently rolled out the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The Android 11-based update introduced a completely overhauled UI, optimizations for better one-handed use, a new font, and much more. As with all major OxygenOS updates, the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta also included a new live wallpaper....

Dirty Unicorns 14.7 is now available for the Google Pixel 4a, Redmi Note 7, and Moto G7 Plus

After a bit of a development hiatus following the release of their Android Pie builds, the Dirty Unicorns team announced their return with the release of Android 10 ROMs. The initial list of supported devices includes the Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL, and...