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Public Discussion on XDA Rules Regarding Sharing of Code

Our new proposed forum rules look to better protect existing developers while encouraging sharing and open source. These will be open for public discussion for the next week before adoption, so please come join the conversation!

Android Recovery Emulator is a Windows Program that allows you to Simulate Installing Zips

If you're a themer, modder, developer, or even regular user who is looking to test their flashable zip mod without using a live device, then check out the Android Recovery Emulator project by XDA Recognized Developer Ricky Divjakovski. This Windows utility allows you to simulate most options of an Android recovery environment such as flashing...

Sony Apps Enabler is a Mod that Allows you to Install Sony Apps from the Play Store

Sony has a couple of pretty great first-party applications available on the Google Play Store. However, as one might expect, these apps are only available for Sony Xperia devices. That's why XDA Senior Member Zenith has developed a mod that tricks the Play Store into recognizing your device as a Sony device. This is a flashable...

WebWear ROM Brings Unofficial Android Wear 2.0 to the ASUS ZenWatch 2

You can wait for ASUS to roll out Android Wear 2.0 for the ASUS ZenWatch 2 in Q2 2017. Or you can install this WebWear ROM (alpha) to taste Android Wear 2.0 on your ZenWatch 2 right now!

Root LG G Watch W100 Using Magisk Because Why Not

If you are looking to try out something unconventional, XDA Member TheDevFreak has put together a guide for rooting the LG G Watch by using the Magisk framework.

Open Sourced SystemUI Tuner App Replicates SystemUI Tuner Functionality on Devices which Have it Disabled

XDA Senior Member Zacharee1's SystemUI Tuner app is a replacement app for rooted devices which have SystemUI Tuner functionality disabled from the OEM.

Stock Kernel with SafetyNet Patches for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

If you have unlocked your bootloader, then you may know that SafetyNet is tripped, resulting in Android Pay not working. One solution to this is to use a kernel patch by XDA Recognized Developer sultanxda. For those of you who have an unlocked bootloader and wish to remain on near-stock software, then check out this...

Patch to get Samsung Gear VR working on non-Samsung Devices

Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that officially only works with a handful of Samsung Galaxy flagship phones. However, if developers modify their ROMs with the appropriate privileged system applications and include a few lines in their build.prop file, they can get Samsung Gear VR working on other flagship devices with a 1440p...

Get the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Boot Animation on any Rooted Device

The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is a limited edition, premium version of the Huawei Mate 9 with 6GBs of RAM and 256GBs of internal storage which retails for around $1,500 on Amazon. This model has a pretty cool boot animation, and if you're looking to try it out, you can now install it on...

Improve Touchscreen Scrolling Responsiveness for custom ROMs on the OnePlus 3/3T using this Magisk Module

A recent update to OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T significantly improved touchscreen responsiveness by reducing scrolling latency - so much so that Carl Pei tweeted that the issue was fixed. If you are running a custom ROM on your OnePlus 3/3T and are looking to take advantage of these touchscreen improvements, then check out...

Magisk Module to allow F-Droid to Install, Update, and Remove Apps on its own

If you use the popular F-Droid app to download your favorite open source applications, then you may find it annoying that F-Droid can't handle installing, updating, or removing applications on its own. For that reason, XDA Senior Member ryaniskira has developed a Magisk module that turns the F-Droid app into a privileged system app (stored in /system/priv-app)...

MX Player Officially gets AC-3 Audio Support

Media players such as the popular MX Player have been unable to use the AC-3 audio codec due to Dolby's patents on the codec. However, these patents expired on March 20th, 2017, so now all media players are able to freely use the codec. Hence, MX Player has just now announced that their media player will...