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How to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP on the Huawei MediaPad T3 10

It's sometimes difficult to get the developer community to rally behind some of the more obscure Android smartphones and tablets out there. Take the Huawei MediaPad T3 10, for example -- it's certainly not a device that's breaking sales records. Still, it's one at a decent price point with hardware that'll satisfy the wants and...

Nextlit is an App That Uses the Nextbit Robin’s LEDs for Notifications

The Nextbit Robin, a crowdfunded project from hardware startup Nextbit, is a community-driven phone that was competitive in its price bracket. Nextbit was acquired by Razer last year and development on Robin came to a close in January, but that didn't stop the developer community at XDA from doing what it does best. Folks in the...

Get the Latest Nightly Android Oreo/MIUI Builds for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi is going full steam ahead with the latest update to its custom Android skin, MIUI 9, and it's planning to roll it out to dozens of devices. Owners of the Mi Mix 2 will be happy to hear that theirs is one of the lucky phones on the list, but as of right now, the...

How to Change the DPI on Xiaomi Phones Running MIUI 9 Without Root

Being able to adjust the DPI of an Android smartphone or tablet is one of the most useful modifications you can make. It's become so popular, in fact, that Google added a native way to adjust the DPI in Android using a sliding scale -- a "minimum width" option in Android's Developer Options menu that...

TWRP Now Available for Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1, and Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi devices are really popular in our forums for a good reason: the company sells smartphones that are fairly affordable without compromising too heavily on hardware specifications. That's why the Xiaomi Mi A1 on the Android One program is so incredibly popular. Unfortunately, Xiaomi's mixed history when it comes to providing timely kernel sources creates...

Deep Discharge Protection Tool Prevents Battery Shutdown Bug on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Note 8

If you've browsed the Galaxy Note 8 subreddit lately, you might have noticed a fair number of Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy 8+, and Galaxy Note 8 users complaining about a "deep discharge" issue. We covered it issue a few days ago, and it basically comes down to this: Some Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8...

Tweak the Always On Display, Status Bar, and Nav Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Substratum

Theming your Android device is one of the primary reasons why people still root their devices, though recently several rootless theme solutions have cropped up. OEMs have started to implement Sony's RRO implementation, and Google officially incorporated RRO's successor, called OMS, into the source code for Android Oreo. Samsung's smartphones have a theme manager powered...

Magisk Mod Brings Pixel 2 HDR+, Portrait Mode, and AR Stickers to the Essential Phone

Those of you following our recent articles about updates to the Google Camera app will notice that there has been a huge amount of new features ported to other devices, but sadly on the Essential Phone, there are many problems. These include the sound cutting out and breaking the stock camera on the device when...

XPrivacyLua is an Xposed Module that Protects Your Data

If you've ever mistakenly downloaded an application you didn't trust with your data, you might have stumbled upon XPrivacy. It's an Xposed module that protects your privacy by feeding applications fake data or no data at all, or by restricting applications from accessing data categories such as contacts and location. It doesn't revoke or block...

LeEco Le Max 2 Gets Unofficial EUI 6 with Android Nougat

LeEco's financial challenges are an open secret, and they've started to affect the company's ability to support devices like the LeEco Le Max 2. Luckily, XDA Senior Member KuranKaname was able to get his hands on a EUI 6 ROM for the LeEco Le Max 2 that's based on Android 7.x Nougat. It has a few bugs here...

Xiaomi Mi A1 Mod Adds Fingerprint Wakeup After Reboot, Night Light, and More

The Xiaomi Mi A1 was the first smartphone from the company to ship with Android One, so it isn't surprising that it's received a lot of attention since its released. Android One devices sometimes don't have the same functionality as standard Android phones. But thankfully, XDA Senior Member Rajeev created a Xiaomi Mi A1 mod that adds features such as...

Set a Reminder from Android’s Share Menu with Remindee

There are a number of different ways to set a reminder on Android, and one of the most convenient is the Google Assistant. It's always just a long-press of your phone's home button away (on supported devices), but it isn't perfect -- it obscures the foreground application. That's why XDA Senior Member crazyfool_1 made Remindee, a new tool that aims to...