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CarbonROM Update Brings Energy Aware Scheduling to the Nextbit Robin

Ever since Google hopped on to the Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) feature train, developers on our forums have been working hard to bring this feature to the devices they support. The feature optimizes energy consumption for multi-core SoCs, and it requires significant kernel patches to get it working. The advantages of EAS are described in...

LineageOS 14.1 for the Huawei P9 Lite

The Huawei P9 Lite is a mid-range smartphone released in 2016 that features the HiSilicon Kirin 650 SoC, and as such has not seen as much development effort as some other comparable devices using Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs. This disparity is mostly attributed to a delay by Huawei in releasing their kernel sources, but nevertheless since...

HTC U11 Custom Kernel Brings Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS)

There's been a lot of talk about Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) lately and now a new custom kernel brings this to the latest HTC flagship smartphone as well. This HTC U11 custom kernel is available thanks to XDA Senior Member Freak07 and can be flashed via TWRP. The developer does make note about having to move so far away...

Slim7 from SlimROMs is Now Available for the OnePlus 5

OnePlus devices have a lot of community developer activity here at XDA and the OnePlus 5 custom ROM scene isn't any different. Slim7 from SlimROMs is now available on the device thanks to XDA Recognized Developer martinusbe and the entire SlimROMs team. This OnePlus 5 custom ROM is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with the...

BeHe Keyboard is an Open Source Keyboard with a Programming Face

XDA Member Vlath has a previously released application called BeHe Explorer that is known within the community. Earlier this month, they released a new application called BeHe Keyboard that attempts to offer something more to programmers. It is an open source keyboard app and it comes with three different faces to switch through. There is one...

Snapdragon Gallery Gets Ported to the OnePlus 5

We recently saw a couple of Snapdragon audio applications ported to the OnePlus 5 and now XDA Senior Member oF2pks is at it again. This time they have ported the Snapdragon Gallery application so that it works as it should for the new OnePlus flagship. This gallery application has its own Audio+ (FX) built into it as well...

Calibrate your LG G4 Display with KPPD Control Panel

You may be familiar with XDA Recognized Developer savoca's KCAL Post-Processing Daemon (aka KPPD), as it lets you customize the color calibration of the LG G4 display (and other compatible devices) on the fly. This method didn't require root but it forced you to edit a kernel property file to change its values. To make things a bit easier, XDA...

Sony Xperia XZ Custom ROM/Kernel Combo Brings Energy Aware Scheduler (Experimental)

The Energy Aware Scheduler (also known as EAS) is an advanced CPU scheduler that tries to coordinate CPUFreq and CPUIdle power-management subsystems to improve the battery life and performance of a device. XDA Senior Member _LLJY has put together an experimental custom ROM and kernel combo that adds this scheduler to the Sony Xperia XZ. The developer says you should...

Add Floating Buttons For Easier In-Call Multitasking with Blimps

XDA Member CurlyY's application, Blimps, has received a major new update to version 2.0 that brings a new UI and more buttons to the app. Blimps lets you perform in-call multitasking by adding floating buttons for common actions so you can still retain control over your call while you are navigating away from the dialer app....

Emoji Packs Bring iOS 10, Android O, and other Emojis to the Galaxy S7

The emoji's that come along with Google Keyboard should serve the needs for most users, but over at our forums, members keep looking for ways to differentiate their device and add on to their smartphone experience. If you would like to try out different emoji packs, you can easily do so on your Samsung Galaxy...

OnePlus 2 Root Mod Enables H.265 Video Recording

The OnePlus 2 has the hardware to natively support H.265 playback as well as recording. This codec is in its early stages though so it's not something that OEMs are willing to risk using. However, thanks to XDA Member tusar8 we now have a simple mod (and a guide for it) that enables H.265 as the primary video codec for...

Joy-Con Enabler Lets You Use Both Joy-Cons on a Rooted Android 4.1+ Device

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers use a standard Bluetooth connection so it's always been possible to pair a single Joy-Con to an Android device. Where this gets tricky though is when you want to use both of them together as one controller during a gaming session. This is where Joy-Con Enabler from XDA Senior Member AnkitChowdhury comes into...