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TWRP is now officially available for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

For many of us enthusiasts, after unlocking the bootloader, the next step almost always involves replacing the stock recovery with a custom recovery like TWRP, enabling us to enjoy custom ROMs and other mods on our devices. One of the reasons why TWRP is so widely popular compared to other custom recoveries is the sheer...

NFCScreenOff mod enables scanning NFC tags when your Android phone is locked

Have you ever wanted to be able to scan NFC tags when your phone screen is off? That's not a possibility as there are security risks in doing so - imagine if someone could trigger a mobile payment from your smartphone while the screen is off? There are other security risks as well, but the...

1Controller Magisk Module adds PlayStation Dualshock and Xbox game controller support to rooted Android devices

Over the last couple of years, mobile gaming has evolved from casual games to a burgeoning industry chock full of a variety of eSports titles. We also saw the release of some amazing gaming smartphones and along with that came a slew of gaming accessories, including controllers, secondary displays, cooling fans, and more. However, Android...

Knobby Volume Control turns your Android phone’s volume slider into a volume control knob

Do you find Android's volume controls bland? Do you think that they could do with a little bit more flair and color? XDA Senior Member yogi.306's Knobby Volume Control has you covered if you want more than just a volume slider for controlling your audio levels. Knobby Volume Control Premium is free at the moment,...

FTVLaunchX enables custom launchers on Amazon Fire TV devices without root

Amazon doesn’t officially make any Android-powered smartphones but the e-commerce giant does have a range of products that utilize Android. Amazon's Fire TV devices, for example, run a fork of Android, called Fire OS, with Amazon’s customized user interface on top. Although the underlying software is based on Android, Amazon doesn’t make it any easier...

Customize Android 10’s gesture navigation with gesturePlus

Android 10's gestures aren't perfect and can often leave a lot to be desired. While I personally don't have too many issues with them, I can understand the frustrations many may have. There's a stark lack of customization for starters, with no way to enable gestures for other actions. Imagine if you could open a...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 brings Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi CC9/Mi 9 Lite

Xiaomi has been busy rolling out Android 10 to a range of Redmi and Mi lineup of smartphones, starting from the Redmi K20 Pro which received the update on the very first day Google released Android 10 to the more recent Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20, Mi 8, Mi MIX 3, and Mi 9...

Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium receive official Android 10 update

Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, several manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their devices. While Sony wasn't the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the company did promise Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones in November. As per the update schedule, the company...

Forums are open for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Ahead of CES 2020 in Las Vegas next week, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The timing of this launch and the mere existence of these two devices is a peculiarity, to say the least, but one thing is clear about the duo: They're Samsung's best...

Enable hidden features in Twitter for Android with the Tweeks Xposed Module

Despite there being a lot of alternatives to the Twitter app on Android, I like sticking to the regular Twitter app. It works well, it's not overly bloated, and has all the features I need. It also looks good, and it's also constantly updated with new features as soon as they're out. Some are still...

Xtadia is an Xposed Module that lets you play Stadia on any Android phone and network

Google's Stadia game streaming service is already out and it's one of the main competitors in the now-rising game streaming space. Game streaming services are trying to position themselves as an alternative to actually owning gaming hardware, but before that can happen, it first needs to be readily available for everyone. As it stands, though,...

Enable Gmail’s dark theme on older Android versions with this Xposed Module

Android 10's system-wide dark theme was one of the most highly anticipated features, allowing users to make apps completely dark or black with a single toggle. However, the big issue with this feature is that it is only supported on Android 10, and while certain apps do include a manual toggle for switching dark mode...