Tutorials

How to enable the new, faster Snapchat Alpha [Root]

Snapchat, one of the most widely used social platforms in the world, is preparing to launch a new, faster version of its Android application. In February of last year, the company's executives internally committed to bettering the experience for Android users. In November, the company made its intentions public: Snapchat will be rebuilt from the...

Use Google Camera on Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 without root

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has quickly become one of the most popular mid-range phones in India, and for good reason. With a 6-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, 4 or 6GBs of RAM, stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, it's not hard to see why Asus kept selling...

Get Google Pixel’s Digital Wellbeing on the OnePlus 6/Essential Phone on Android Pie [Root]

Right after Digital Wellbeing, Google's new anti-smartphone addiction feature introduced at Google I/O, started rolling out for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 on the latest Android Pie release, we managed to get the feature up and running on the Essential Phone which also received Android 9 today. Digital Wellbeing is actually quite easy...

Access Stock Do Not Disturb functionality on the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3

The alert slider on OnePlus phones is one of the features that sets them apart from other phones. However, the alert slider on the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T works differently than the OnePlus 6. On the older devices, the top position is Silent, the middle is Priority, and the bottom...

Enable YouTube dark theme on Android without root or modified APKs

Back in March, Google announced that the YouTube mobile app for Android and iOS would get a dark mode. That dark theme rolled out for iOS users almost immediately but has taken months to reach the Android version. In fact, Google only recently started testing the dark theme for a handful of users. For those...

How to get HydrogenOS icons on any OxygenOS device

OnePlus maintains two different versions of their devices' software: OxygenOS and HydrogenOS. The former is pre-installed on their devices sold internationally whereas the latter is pre-installed on their devices sold in China. OxygenOS and HydrogenOS have a lot of differences (a lot more than some may think) despite both software builds being developed by OnePlus. Even...

How to install TWRP and root with Magisk on the Moto G6

The Motorola Moto G6 is an entry level release from Lenovo under the Moto brand. With a 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS display (2160×1080), the G6 brings the newest trend of 2018 to the masses, alongside other reliable specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, expandable storage, and dual 12...

Get Google Pixel’s Gestures for the OnePlus 6 on Android P

Android P Beta 3 for the OnePlus 6 just launched, and we've covered all of the new changes in-depth here. Those looking at some of the screenshots we took may have noticed that the navigation bar has changed, and that's because we managed to figure out how to enable the new Navigation Gestures from the...

How to use a wired Android Auto head unit as a wireless Android Auto unit

Android Auto has a lot of shortcomings, but it's currently one of the best car head unit systems available today. XDA Recognised Developer Emil Borconi set out to fix one of its shortcomings - make an Android Auto head unit wireless. They're going to be wireless in the future, but for now, the only way...

How to enable higher quality screenshots on the OnePlus 6/5T/5 [Root]

The OnePlus 6 is certainly a stellar device, but it's not perfect. One minor issue with its software, known as OxygenOS, is that screenshots are saved in the compressed JPEG format, rather than the Android-default PNG. It's nice for saving space, but especially in scrolling screenshots, there can be a big drop off in quality....

How to get an animated GIF as your home button on Android [Root]

Many of us Android enthusiasts are simply bored with the basic software experience OEMs put on our smartphones and tablets. This is why so many of us flash custom kernels, custom ROMs, and various mods to change the look and functionality of the devices that cost us hundreds of dollars. XDA Recognized Themer Ticklefish felt the same way...

How to increase the headphone jack volume on the OnePlus 6 [Root]

One of the most common complaints about the OnePlus 6 is its low volume headphone jack. While many different aspects of the device are stellar, the phone's volume output is not so great. The quality itself is fine, but you won't exactly be pumping out high decibel audio. Often a trick done by users to...