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Auto Recorder Automatically Starts Recording When it Detects Audio Hits a Certain Level

Smartphones can be used for a lot of different functions with many people using older phones as dash cams, dedicated music players, etc. Developer Aiuspaktyn recently published an application called Auto Recorder to XDA Labs that will start and stop recording audio when it reaches and drops below certain levels. This can even let you use your...

Collection of Guides Show How to Mod Huawei Devices on Android 6.0

If you have a Huawei smartphone or tablet that is running Android 6.0+, then XDA Senior Member millo1978 has a collection of guides that just may interest you. First they go and show how to modify Huawei APKs and provides tools and some tips for how to do that. Then they have specific guides for how to...

Android Nougat Finally Rolling out for the Moto X Force

Motorola has finally pushed the Android Nougat update for the Moto X Force. Users of this handset may soon receive an OTA update notification when the update has been downloaded and is waiting to be installed. The build number of the update is NPK25.200-12, and the version of Android is official 7.0. There's no telling if or...

Collection of Framework Mods for the OnePlus 3/3T on Open Beta 18\9

Although some have moved on to the OnePlus 5, there still a lot of people rocking the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T. These devices has always had a healthy developer scene on our forums, and now there are some new framework mods from XDA Senior Member SyCreed for you to try. These mods are packaged into a...

Magisk Module Fixes SafetyNet Checks on the HTC 10

Some Xiaomi devices were having trouble passing SafetyNet checks so XDA Senior Member Deic created a Magisk Module to help bypass it. XDA Senior Member hiimpig1 adapted that module for the HTC 10 so that it could work on the HTC 10's stock ROM or any custom ROM that you have installed. For this module to work, you can't have...

Ozone is a Substratum Module for the OnePlus 5 to Add Accent Colors, Action Bar Colors and more

Some feel the customization options (such as the accent colors) on the recent OnePlus phones are quiet limited. So XDA Senior Member ungeeked has been working to expand these options for a while now. Many enjoyed their work on the OnePlus 3/3T and how their Ozone Substratum module is available for the OnePlus 5. This adds 50+...

ElementalX Kernel Available for the OnePlus 5

While the OnePlus 5 is yet to reach consumers' hand in most markets, development for the device has already kicked off. XDA Recognized Member flar2 has brought his popular ElementalX kernel to the OnePlus 5. It goes without saying that you'll require a custom recovery installed on your OnePlus 5 to flash this kernel. The full...

Do Not Disturb Sync for Wear 2.0 — Regain Lost Functionality!

The Android Wear 2.0 upgrade added a lot of functionality to wear devices, however it also removed a few features as well. One of the features removed was the Do Not Disturb toggle between the phone and the wear device. XDA Junior member raimondas.rimkus liked the feature and decided to remedy the issue.The application can...

Lawnchair is a Customisable Pixel Launcher (No Root Necessary)

Lawnchair is a customisable launcher based on the Pixel launcher. Created by Senior XDA Member deletescape, its a promising new  launcher that does not require root. The list of features already available is already quite impressive, and I especially like the App Hiding,Changing Icon Size and Changing Grid size bits. The full list of features includes:...

Enhance Your Samsung Galaxy 8 With Zero Camera Mod

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a spectacular camera, but there are ways to make it even better. All you need to do is flashing a mod created by XDA Senior Member zeroprobe. The Zero Camera Mod includes many improvements and the removal of various restrictions, as we often see with such camera mods. For instance, you will be...

Honor 8 Pro Gets TWRP And Root

The Honor 8 Pro is one of the newest devices in Huawei's portfolio. Developers should soon have a chance to create and easily distribute ROMs and kernels for the smartphone, as XDA Recognized Developer OldDroid from Team OpenKirin has provided a working TWRP build for the handset. This TWRP 3.1.1 build for the device supports all Honor 8 Pro...

Make Nova Google Companion App Work On KitKat Devices

Recently, we reported that Nova Launcher developers found a way to add a Google Now Panel in their launcher, without root. With a few simple steps, you can have the same functionality on KitKat devices. XDA Senior Member Nikhilkumar038 managed to found a workaround to make the Nova Google Companion working on an older version of Android. The method...