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Unofficial TWRP and LineageOS 16 now available for the Realme X

Realme has been climbing the ladders of popularity in the Indian market, riding upon the value proposition offered by its aggressively priced smartphones. Thanks to the recent sales on Flipkart, the company managed to achieve 2.2 Million in smartphone sales, which is a good number for a brand that is just over a year old....

New workaround gets Google apps running on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The world set its eyes upon the release of the Huawei Mate 30 series, searching for an answer to the question: "What happens when you take away Google from Android on one of the most widely anticipated phones of the year?" And as we feared and expected, the Huawei Mate 30 and its siblings appeared...

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can now be bootloader unlocked

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the most popular streaming dongles from Amazon. It not only unlocks 4K video capabilities for connected devices but also brings support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Earlier this year, the device even received support for Miracast screen mirroring via an update and now, developers...

Unofficial TWRP now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Tab S6 (Snapdragon)

For those of you rocking a Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ or the Galaxy Tab S6, you will be happy to know that working TWRP builds are now out for your devices. These unofficial TWRP builds come courtesy of XDA‌ Recognized Developer Mentalmuso. The builds have been tested to successfully boot on...

Xiaomi Redmi 2, Moto G 2015, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, HTC 10, and HTC One M8 receive Android 10 custom ROMs

Ever since it first started rolling out on September 3, Android 10 has made its way to a number of devices. Phones from the Pixel series, the Essential Phone PH-1, the Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have already received their official updates. And thanks to the active Android development...

AutoResponder for Instagram helps you automate your DM responses

Instagram by Facebook, the photo and video-sharing social network, has become the social network of choice for many users, boasting of over 1 billion users as of May 2019. Because of the sheer number of casual users it attracts, Instagram has become a popular way for businesses to attract new customers and interact with them....

Change the Android Auto background with Substratum themes

Android Auto might have lost its place in Google's priority list to Google Assistant's Driving Mode, but there are still plenty of users who remain committed to the Android Auto app. But even that commitment can get boring and drab sometimes—irrespective of the redesigned interface with the dark theme and simplified controls. If you are...

Bliss OS, an Android ROM for your desktop PC, now supports the Vulkan Graphics API

Android is the world's most popular operating system for smartphones, but it does not have any significant presence on desktop. If you have ever wondered how you could run Android on your desktop, Bliss OS presents itself as one of the possible solutions for Android x86. Back in April 2019, Bliss OS based on Android...

How to unlock the bootloader of the ZTE Axon 10 Pro

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro was announced with 5G support back at MWC in February 2019. ZTE then went on to launch non-5G, or simply 4G, variants of the Axon 10 Pro in Europe and the USA. The regular Axon 10 Pro launched in the US is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, so it makes...

Redmi Note 8 kernel source code is now available

Just a few weeks back, Xiaomi publicly introduced their latest pair of Redmi Note devices, the Redmi Note 8 series. The Redmi Note 8 Pro was the clear star of the show, featuring a quad 64MP camera setup, a decently performing MediaTek Helio G90T processor, and an extensive feature set. Redmi also announced a regular...

Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 Lite forums are now open

Today has been a big day for Huawei as the company unveiled the Mate 30 series, Watch GT 2, and more. The stars of the show, of course, ware the Huawei Mate 30 series. In anticipation, we previously opened up forums for the Mate 30, and now we have forums for the Pro and Lite...

Algeo Graphing Calculator is a scientific calculator for more complex engineering and math problems

We've all been there. Staring down the barrel of a complex math problem and your once-powerful standard calculator now pales at the prospect of trying to figure this one out. Complex numbers, predefined constants, and variables are all way too much for it to handle. That's where Algeo Graphing Calculator comes in. Algeo was written by...