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Checketry is a download manager that syncs progress between desktop and mobile

If you live in an area that is not blessed with very high-speed internet, downloading large resources can become a bit of a task. Even files as big/small as 1GB can take hours to download, and the issue compounds itself the bigger the size of your file. Most people do not like to wait around...

LaunchBoard is an app drawer replacement with a theme engine and modern UI

Most launchers are built around the basic premise of presenting some frequently used apps and widgets on the home screen and tucking away all other apps in the app drawer. But if you have a lot of apps installed on your device, your app drawer will end up becoming a scroll festival, where you can...

The European LG V50 ThinQ’s bootloader can now be unlocked

Alongside the LG G8 ThinQ with its wacky gestures, LG unveiled the 5G LG V50 ThinQ at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It's basically an LG V40 ThinQ but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon X50 5G modem, and a larger 4,000mAh battery. The LG V50 is already available in the United States through...

Redmi K20/Mi 9T and Redmi 7A kernel sources are now available

Xiaomi has a big list of devices this year, especially when one includes their Redmi brand into the mix. Other than flagship releases like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the recently launched MI 9T/Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi also has several other devices spread across the price spectrum. The Redmi 7A represents the very beginning of...

Android Pie-based LineageOS 16 now available for the OnePlus 6

Just a few days ago, the first Android Pie-based LineageOS 16 builds were released for the Essential Phone, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Xiaomi Mi 6. Now, the OnePlus 6 has been added to the roster, and its first build is already available for download. Even though it has a notch, the OnePlus 6 has a...

Forums for the Redmi K20/Mi 9T, Redmi K20 Pro, and HTC U19e are now open

We're always delighted to see the developer community embrace new devices and kickstart third-party endeavors intended to make the devices even better. So today, we're adding dedicated forums for three newly launched smartphones with the anticipating significant momentum of development, especially considering the value proposition these devices offer. Redmi K20 Pro XDA Forums Starting with the Redmi...

Kernel sources released for the Redmi K20 Pro and 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi's 2019 flagship line-up consists so far of the Xiaomi Mi 9/Explorer Edition, the 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and the Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi has already released the kernel source code for the Mi 9, but they've now updated their GitHub to include the kernel sources for the 5G Mi Mix 3 (code-name "andromeda")...

TWRP now available for the Realme 3 Pro and OnePlus 7

Custom recoveries provide numerous opportunities for users to customize and make the best out of their Android devices. TWRP is one of the most reputed names in the niche of custom recoveries, with ever-expanding support for countless devices. Two more devices are now getting official TWRP support and these are the Realme 3 Pro and...

Download the live wallpaper from the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G just recently launched in the United Kingdom on EE, so not many users have access to the product. OnePlus is known to add new wallpapers and live wallpapers to new variants of its existing devices, and the 5G 7 Pro model is no different. If you own a previous generation...

5G OnePlus 7 Pro kernel source code is now available

The 5G OnePlus 7 Pro sports the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6.67 inch 90Hz QHD+ display, 4000mAh battery, and triple rear cameras as the regular model, but it also packs the Snapdragon X50 modem for sub-6GHz 5G support on EE's network in the United Kingdom. OnePlus already released the kernel source code for the non-5G...

How to install custom themes in EMUI if you’re region restricted

For those of our readers using EMUI while being region-restricted by Huawei, XDA Senior Member -Mr. X- published a thorough Forum Post on how to install custom themes. However, before we dive into the steps needed to be performed, there are certain prerequisites. In addition to making sure that you’ve got Huawei Mobile Services (.apk)...

Motorola Moto Z4 forums are now open

After accidentally being sold on Amazon a few days before the announcement, the Moto Z4 launched on Verizon last week. This may not be a super exciting mid-range phone, but it could be Motorola's only device in the Z line for 2019. Regardless, we've opened up the forums for the Moto Z4. Moto Z4 XDA Forums As...