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Android Wear 2 Gets Ported to the Ticwatch 2 in an Alpha State

The Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi, a Chinese company with a background in AI voice recognition and natural language processing, is a surprisingly good smartwatch for the money. The only problem? It runs Ticwear OS, a proprietary Android 5.1-based operating system. Luckily, XDA Senior Member EpicLPer has been hard at work on getting Android Wear up and running on the smartwatch. To...

Sultanxda Posts His Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 ROM for the OnePlus 5T

XDA Recognized Developer Sultanxda has become quite popular in the OnePlus community thanks to the work he's done on unofficial builds of LineageOS. Official builds and even some unofficial builds don't typically see much optimization beyond what's included in the source code, but Sultanxda's LineageOS 14 builds for the OnePlus 5T improve the phone's camera quality, used a kernel...

Step Notify Adds Fitbit-esque Step Notifications to the Amazfit

Fitbit sells some of the most popular fitness wearables on the market right now. Software is a big reason why people choose its devices over others, and one of the most popular features is a step notification that alerts you when you fall short of your daily goal. The Xiaomi Huami Amazfit activity tracker doesn't offer...

Customize the Xiaomi Mi A1 Camera Watermark with a Magisk Module

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi, and it has gained a quite dedicated following. That's in part thanks to the dual camera setup on the back, which takes great shots. Unfortunately, the camera app applies a "Shot on Mi A1 Dual Camera" watermark to every image by default. It's...

Customize the Sony Xperia Home Launcher on Oreo with This Xposed Module

Sony Xperia Home is a custom launcher that comes pre-installed on Sony smartphones and tablets. It has unique features you won't find on most other OEM launchers, but most folks would agree that there's always room for more. To that end, XDA Recognized Developer and Themer serajr recently released an updated version of Serajr Xperia Home X, an Xposed...

Zip Builder is a Windows Tool That Helps You Easily Create Flashable Zips

Creating a mod for Android takes a lot more work than figuring which code needs to be changed. Most folks who use mods prefer easy-to-flash ZIP files, but there is a certain amount of effort that goes into creating and signing ZIP files for Magisk modules or an AnyKernel2 git repo. That's why XDA Senior Member TKruzze of PA...

Reflection is a Free, Simple, Geometry-based Puzzle Game

Most of the time we spend on our smartphones involves business or socializing, but there's no better way to kill time than with an addictive game. Trouble is, finding a free and straightforward game that hasn't been stuffed full of microtransactions and upcharges has become difficult. But it's not impossible. Reflection, a new game from XDA Senior...

Wake Up to Any Podcast, Audiobook, or Song with PodAlarm

Waking up to an alarm every morning can be difficult for some people. For those who want to keep things simple with songs, podcasts, or audiobooks, there's PodAlarm from XDA Senior Member crazyfool_1. It's a free application that plays audio from an app instead of an alarm, gradually increasing the volume from "0" to your regular alarm volume...

Moto Display APK from Moto Z Play Oreo Update Adds Notification Dots and Landscape Mode

Motorola develops a number of features for its smartphones, but it doesn't include (or update) all of them on every device it sells. For example, we recently highlighted a Moto Display update pulled from a Moto X4 that was newer than the version in the Moto Z's latest firmware. Now, XDA Senior Member abhishekiswithyou was able to get...

How to Enable Call Recording on the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro [Root]

Being able to record phone calls is really useful -- especially when you need to take notes and don't have a pen and pencil handy. Lucky for Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro owners, they've just gained this functionality. XDA Senior Member badmania98 came up with a step-by-step guide that shows how to activate it. The process involves...

FrancoKernel for the OnePlus 5T Running Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Now Available

FrancoKernel by XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco has been one of the XDA community's most popular custom kernels for years. He's recently been working on bringing it to OnePlus devices, and this week published the fruit of his labor: FrancoKernel for Oreo-based OnePlus 5T ROMs. There are two versions: r17, which is for Android 8.0.0 OxygenOS Open Beta 2 firmware, and r18, which...

Official LineageOS 14.1 for the Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X and Sony Xperia Z5 Now Available

Some custom ROM enthusiasts who prefer LineageOS would rather receive an official build than flash an unofficial one. Lucky for owners of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, and the Sony Xperia Z5, official LineageOS 14.1 builds are available right now. LineageOS is nearly bug-free on the Sony Xperia Z5, and mostly working on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S...