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Enable Google Pixel 2’s Always on Display on the Nexus 6P, Pixel, & Pixel XL without Root

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the newest smartphones in Google's Pixel smartphone series and while the hardware is mostly an incremental improvement over the previous generation Pixel phones, the software has a couple of really nifty new features. There's the new camera technology used in the phone's Portrait Mode feature, the...

How to Root the Essential Phone (PH-1) using Magisk

Andy Rubin's Essential Products made headlines with the Essential Phone (or PH-1), an all-titanium smartphone with modular accessories, dual cameras, and a distinctive cutout near the top of the screen. The company made a few fumbles in the interim, but it isn't giving up anytime soon. A recent price drop reinvigorated interest in the Essential Phone,...

Here’s how to Force Enroll in the Android Oreo Beta for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Perhaps the most popular Android smartphone series this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ brought a lot to the table. The latest Samsung flagships weren't the first phone to sport a nearly bezel-less design, but they certainly made it imperative for other manufacturers to follow suit if they wanted to remain competitive design-wise. The...

One Handed Mode by XDA Brings Apple’s Reachability Feature to Any Android Phone!

As more and more smartphones with larger displays are released, consumers are finding it difficult to use their smartphones with one hand. While most basic actions such as taps and scrolls can be done with one hand, reaching for the top of the display to pull down the status bar or tap on an app's...

Replicate the Google Dialer’s Floating Bubble Feature with Tasker and AutoTools

Previously, we've shared how to enable the Google Phone app's new floating dialer bubble by modifying files on your Android device. Since then, our favorite Tasker plugin developer, João Dias, came up with a solution of his own using his AutoTools app to recreate the same floating bubble. His video is cool, but the accompanying post was slightly lacking...

How to Enable Google Lens in Google Photos Right Now [Root]

Envious of the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners? Given the recent display troubles some users have been having, maybe your envy has waned a bit. Still, there are some Pixel exclusive software features that you may really want to try like Google Lens. It's a pretty neat feature that leverages Google’s...

The Google Pixel 2 has a Hidden Command that makes Rounded Screen Corner Apps Better

A growing trend has been rounded screen corners, popularized by the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Some users like how those rounded edges look and attempt to emulate it with apps such as Cornerfly. Cornerfly creates rounded screen corners with a pure black overlay—giving the illusion of having rounded corners. But these apps don't work that well on...

How to Fine-tune Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge Squeeze Sensitivity

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have launched with some cool features such as the Active Edge which lets you squeeze the bottom half of the device's frame to launch Google Assistant or silence incoming calls. We also found out how to remap it to do anything you want with it. But what may...

Wake up Gently with the Yeelight Smart RGB LED Bulb and Tasker

It's getting darker and gloomier here in the northern hemisphere, especially in the United Kingdom where natural light is out past 6 PM. Since these conditions are not going to improve anytime soon (at least not until Spring), let's use Tasker and the Yeelight Smart RGB LED bulb to emulate a sunset and a sunrise...

jOnePlus Tools lets you Customize OxygenOS and Unlock Hidden Features [XDA Spotlight]

With the recent release of the open beta of Android Oreo with Oxygen OS, users have had enough time now to play around with it and discover what they like and don't like. If you're looking to discover more hidden features or customize OxygenOS even further, we found an app to do just that. Called JOnePlus...

Enable Custom Volume Slider Step Counts on the LG V20 with this Mod

The number of volume steps a device has can impact how enjoyable the listening experience is. The OnePlus 5 has 30 media volume steps and the newly launched Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have 25 media volume steps. The LG V30 has a crazy 75 volume steps for its HiFi volume, which is a...

How to Enable the App Twin Feature on Huawei & Honor Devices with EMUI 5.0

EMUI 5.0 launched with the Huawei Mate 9 and it came with a feature called App Twin. App Twin allows you to clone certain applications so you can set up multiple accounts. The original list of applications that App Twin lets you clone is fairly limited, but we figured out how to make it work...