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KTweak is a new kernel adjustment mod that optimizes the performance of Android devices

Here at XDA, we love to keep tabs on kernel source code release events by various Android OEMs. The modus operandi of this practice lies in the fact that our brilliant aftermarket development community often tinkers with those stock kernel sources to fix existing bugs or even add some kind of novel feature. The concept...

Unofficial TWRP now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series comes with Android 10 out of the box, and the OEM has now promised to give three generations of Android OS updates to them. As an owner of the latest flagship from the Galaxy S lineup, you might not be ready to opt for installing custom ROMs on your phone anytime...

Unofficial builds of TWRP and OmniROM are now available for the Motorola Moto G8 Power

Back in February, Motorola refreshed its Moto G lineup by launching a pair of Qualcomm Snapdragon 665-powered smartphones. The Lenovo-owned brand dropped the numeric identifier from the names of these two phones in some regions, e.g. the "Moto G8 Power" launched as the "Moto G Power" in the U.S. To make things further complicated, Motorola...

[Update: LineageOS 17.1] Unofficial Pixel Experience and TWRP are already available for the new OnePlus Nord

Third-party development for the OnePlus Nord is on full-swing on our forums, even though it's just been over a week since the device went on sale. XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username has already released a guide to root the device using Magisk and now, developers have released unofficial builds of the Pixel Experience custom ROM and TWRP...

OxygenOS 11’s new OnePlus Sans font now available to sideload via Magisk Module

Last week, OnePlus gave us a sneak peek of OxygenOS 11 as they released the third (and final) Developer Preview build of Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 series. The latest iteration of the Chinese OEM's custom skin comes with a plethora of design language changes, including a brand new font named OnePlus Sans.OnePlus Sans...

Here’s how to unbrick your OnePlus Nord with MSMDownloadTool

OnePlus phones are known for their hackability and the newly released OnePlus Nord is certainly not an exception. The classy mid-ranger has already received a somewhat working build of TWRP as well as an unofficial build of Pixel Experience ROM, thus we are pretty much confident that there's more to come. However, sometimes you may...

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 get temp root access on a locked bootloader with an exploit

When it comes to bootloader unlocking and custom development, Sony is undeniably one of the most developer-friendly OEMs out there. The company maintains an initiative called the Open Devices program through which they provide tools and guides to the development community to help them compile Android Open Source Project (AOSP) builds on select Xperia devices....

Enable OxygenOS’s Horizon Light notification feature on the OnePlus 6T [Root]

OnePlus maintains a somewhat common codebase for its Android-based OxygenOS software across all its devices for the sake of easy maintenance and interoperability. Take the example of the highly anticipated Always on Display mode: It has finally appeared in the latest OxygenOS 11 developer preview builds for the OnePlus 8 series, and the OEM has...

Developers bring Android 10 to the Samsung Galaxy A10, Moto G5S, and Sony Xperia SP/T/TX/V with unofficial LineageOS 17.1 custom ROMs

Not every Android smartphone is eligible to get 3 years of OS and security updates from their makers, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon them after the official support ends. XDA's huge aftermarket development community is undoubtedly the primary driving force behind the custom ROM scene, which is enough to breathe new life...

Download MIUI 12’s new Super Saturn Wallpaper from the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Xiaomi officially announced its newest Android skin — MIUI 12 — earlier this year in April. As with all previous MIUI releases, the latest software update from the Chinese OEM included a bunch of new static and live wallpapers. Shortly after the official announcement, XDA Recognized Contributor linuxct managed to port the new Super Earth and...

Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 20’s new apps on your rooted Galaxy S20

Samsung recently unveiled the long-anticipated Galaxy Note 20 series (our first impressions) alongside the Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in its second Galaxy Unpacked event of this year. All these devices run Samsung's One UI 2.5 custom skin on top of Android 10 out of the box. Thanks to our own Max Weinbach,...

App Settings Reborn is a new version of the popular Xposed mod that lets you tweak per-app settings

The popular Xposed App Settings module, which rolled out all the way back in 2013, has received a new lease on life thanks to XDA Member Blue cat. App Settings Reborn is an updated version of the original App Settings module for newer versions of Android, which lets you modify app settings like DPI, font...