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Track Cryptocurrency Prices with Crypto Trakr

The world of cryptocurrency is one that seems to only get bigger and bigger with every passing day. Chances are many of you reading this have tried your hand at buying and/or selling some form of cryptocurrency at one point or another, and a new app by the name of Crypto Trakr from XDA Junior...

OnePlus 5 Camera Mod (Requires Root) Enables HEVC/H.265 Recording

The HEVC/H.265 encoder is still in its infancy but a lot of people are already enjoying the benefit of its reduced file sizes. XDA pankajsammal, Member was able to modify the OnePlus 5 so that it can record videos in this format for 4K, 1080p, and 720p quality. This mod is also reducing the bitrate of of...

Android 7.0 Update File Downloads for the LG G4 F500S/L/K

If you own either the F500S, F500L, or F500K variant of the LG G4, then you can download the Android 7.0 Nougat KDZ for your specific device right in our forum. These download links were shared by XDA Senior Member PjLyTam who not only provided direct download links of them, but also mirrored them up on Google Drive. Just realize...

Snapdragon Music and MusicFX Apps Available for the OnePlus 5

There are a number of CAF-optimized applications that are made to run well on Snapdragon devices. A popular one is the Snapdragon Camera, and now XDA Senior Member oF2pks has just brought the Snapdragon Music and the MusicFX applications to the OnePlus 5. These are just regular APKs that you can download and install, but you should...

MultiROM is Now Available for the OnePlus 5

OnePlus devices generally receive a lot of support from the developer community and the OnePlus 5 is no different. Thanks to help from XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor nkk71, XDA Recognized Developer martinusbe was able to release the first build of MultiROM for the OnePlus 5. This comes with the modified recovery image, the MultiROM zip file, and...

RunInBackgroundSetter Uses Root to Restrict an App’s Background Processes

We recently detailed a guide on how to prevent an application from running in the background through a hidden ADB command that was added in Android 7.0 Nougat. The method we explained did not require root access, but some wanted a more convenient way of limiting these applications on their rooted smartphone or tablet. Thankfully,...

Paranoid Android 7.2 is Now Available for the Honor 8 Pro

Paranoid Android 7.2.0 was released just about a week ago, and thanks to the hard-working OpenKirin team, the ROM is now available for the Honor 8 Pro. The build of PA 7.2 for the Honor 8 Pro is currently in beta, but even so, you'll have access to PA's stock Android UI, the Substratum Theme Engine, multi-SIM...

VCF Manager is a Simple Windows App for Managing Your Contacts

Over the years, Google has gotten better and better at organizing all of your contact information. You can easily add new contact info, update existing entries, and seamlessly sync your data between multiple devices. This is all fine and dandy if you want to rely on the cloud, but if you're looking for a quick and simple...

Enable Call Recording on the OnePlus 3, 3T, or 5 with a Simple App (Root Required)

Some variants of the OnePlus 3T allow users to record phone calls natively. This feature is unavailable on the global firmware, but developers discovered that you can enable call recording with just one simple build.prop command. XDA Senior Member padlad made this process much easier for the average user by creating an app to automatically enable call recording....

Xettings Lets You Customize the Status Bar and Quick Settings in AOSPA

Paranoid Android (also referred to as PA and AOSPA) received a pretty substantial update yesterday to version 7.2.0. The new builds of the ROM come outfitted with performance enhancements, improvements to the Color Engine, a brand-new Accidental Touch (prevention) feature, and plenty more. Although there's a lot to mess around with and customize in the latest...

Get the Xperia Lockscreen Clock on Your Handset with This Substratum Theme

Although stock Android is typically favorable over custom skins and interfaces that OEMs layer atop of the operating system, there are sometimes a few good aspects about each custom interface that we wish would find their way to stock Android. Sony's custom take on Android for Xperia devices may look a bit dated in some...

First Signs of Root Access on the Amazon Moto G4 Play

Since Amazon started selling select Android smartphones at a discount price in exchange for ads, developers have been trying to figure out way to unlock the full potential of these devices. A thread in our Moto G4 Play forums was started by XDA Junior Member A.Fitz in hopes to get the ball running on unlocking the bootloader....