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LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy A6 forums now open

May 2nd was a big day for the Android market as two popular brands launched their latest devices to the public. First up we have the Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6+ from Samsung which are continuations of the company's Galaxy A series of devices. While they aren't available for purchase right now, both of...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 receives official LineageOS 15.1 support

We recently talked about how the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 received official support for TWRP and now the device has just received its first official build of LineageOS 15.1. XDA Recognized Developer mikeioannina brought this to our attention here in our own forum for the Mi Mix 2 and we're already seeing a lot of people using the...

TV or Tablet? Developer ports Android TV to the 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View

Tablets can come in all shapes and sizes. Most tablets fall in the 7-10-inch range, but we've seen a few that push the boundaries. The Samsung Galaxy View is firmly in that discussion. This device has a whopping 18.4-inch display. You might think the size has more in common with a TV than a tablet....

How to install LineageOS 15.1 on the Razer Phone

Google's work that was done to create Project Treble has helped to rejuvenate the custom ROM community. Some devices that could take weeks to get working AOSP-based ROMs can run such custom ROM with a lot less effort. XDA Recognized and Social Contributor linuxct has been tinkering with Generic System Images on the Razer Phone since the Android Oreo...

Get a dark theme for Sony devices running Nougat with Substratum

Substratum is the current go-to theme engine of choice for the majority of the Android enthusiasts within the community. It offers a robust platform for designers who want use their talents to customize the look and feel of both the Android operating system as well as individual applications. Different smartphone OEMs implement certain features that...

Automatically timestamp and organize your photos with Picture Manager

Organizing all of the photos we take on our smartphones isn't something that most people want to do manually. Cloud storage services like Google Photos can organize the photos you upload, but there are some people who want to keep their pictures private. This is where Picture Manager from XDA Recognized Developer j to the 4n becomes...

TWRP with data decryption now available for the Honor View 10 & Huawei P20/P20 Pro

The start of all custom ROM development on Android usually begins with a custom recovery like TWRP. Without a custom recovery, it's usually impossible to flash a ROM. Stock recovery checks to see if the software you're installing is official, by way of signature verification. A custom recovery usually disables this, allowing you to just...

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Forums are now open

India is a tough market to crack. Companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Lenovo seem to have it on lockdown with their wide-range of budget and mid-range smartphones. Few other companies offer products with compelling specifications at a low-enough price to entice the Indian consumer. The recently launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) seems to be...

Get a Calendar Widget for the Amazfit Pace/Stratos

If you're looking for an alternative to Wear OS or Samsung's Tizen watches, there aren't a lot of options out there. The Amazfit Pace and Stratos are a couple of devices that are gaining attention. They lack a lot of the features you'd find in Wear OS devices, but they're affordable and smart enough for...

TextAssured lets you automatically reply to texts and phone calls based on conditions

The beauty of text messaging is you don't have to read and respond right away. A phone call requires immediate action, but a text message can be ignored for a while. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, we have abandoned this idea. Nowadays people expect immediate responses from both phone calls and text messages. TextAssured is...

Countdowns+ is a simple app to make timers for your tasks

Life can sometimes be boiled down into a repetitive list of countdowns. You're waiting for the weekend, the upcoming holiday, vacation, birthday, etc. Or it can be smaller things, like cooking a pizza or baking bread, which require multiple steps in a process. Countdowns+ is an app from XDA developer bartito that makes it easy...

How to enable 4K UHD video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The king of budget phones, Xiaomi, released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro only recently and with it comes a number of features that typically are found in much higher price brackets. The 2160x1080 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 636, 4/6GB of RAM and the 4,000mAh battery are all well above the price range of the device,...