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How to install official Android Oreo for the Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and S8+

After many months of waiting, Verizon has finally released the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This build has not been officially pushed by any other carriers yet, but they should be pushing the update soon. These updates are for the Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Exynos variants of the phone...

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode on Android right now (Root)

Google recently added a Dark Mode to the YouTube mobile app (following Dark Mode for the desktop website), but there's just one problem: iOS users get it first. Dark Mode is still "coming soon" to Android and we're not exactly sure how long it will take. The good news is the Android developer community has once...

How to get the Android P screenshot editor on any Android device

Yesterday, we got out first taste of Android P and the plethora of changes and new features. Opinions on the revamped design are very divided, but one feature, in particular, has received unanimous praise. Stock Android finally has a built-in screenshot editor. With Android Oreo on only 1.1% of devices, Android P is even further away...

How to Enable Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi 4X

If you're running version 9.2.5.0 of the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM on the Xiaomi Redmi 4X, then you have likely noticed that it doesn't have the Face Unlock feature available. This is a feature we recently saw announced with the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro (and many other Android devices as of late). However,...

How to Root the Razer Phone and Install Magisk

There's been a growing number of Razer Phone fans brewing within the developer community since it was launched. The device has a number of standout features and the software developers behind the phone have been open to the developer community as well. If you have purchased the device and have yet to root it with...

How to Enable Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

While Android has a basic implementation of facial authentication, it wasn't until the iPhone X that the feature started to gain traction. Various OEMs, including Huawei and Honor, have been working to bring their own version of the feature to their devices. Meanwhile, unofficial solutions are bringing Face ID-like unlocking to even more smartphones. XDA Junior...

Download: Last Snapchat APK before the Ugly Redesign

With more than 187 million daily active users as of Q4 2017, Snapchat is one of the most popular mobile applications in the world. Unfortunately, it recently received a redesign that many have described as "ugly". Case in point: An online petition urging Snap, Inc. to restore the app's old design exceeded 1 million signatures. The...

How to Install Pre-Release Android Oreo on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

Android Oreo was released many months back, but Samsung has finally approved the official release for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Recently, a version of Android Oreo for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was leaked, and can be installed as a custom ROM on our forums. Now, an Android 8.0 build for the AT&T Samsung...

How to Customize the Google Pixel 2 Always On Display’s Brightness without Root

Google's latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are the first Google smartphones to offer an Always on Display feature. Other smartphones such as most Samsung Galaxy flagships have had such a feature for awhile, but with the introduction of the feature on the Pixel flagships also came the source code for...

How to change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root

With Android P soon on the way, most users have probably only recently updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, let alone Android 8.1. Android Oreo brings a ton of useful features such as better battery life/memory usage thanks to strict background app limitations, a picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, quicker boot times, and an Autofill API for password managers. Another useful feature...

Enable Google Camera HDR+ and EIS on the Xiaomi Mi A1 without Root

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone. It was released in September with a decent list of specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GBs of RAM paired with 64GBs of storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display, dual 12MP + 12MP (wide angle + telephoto) rear cameras, and a 3080mAh...

How to Enable Camera2 API on the Xiaomi Mi A1 without disabling OTA updates

Multiple Xiaomi devices like the Mi A1 have support for the Camera2 API, but it isn't enabled by default. That's a shame because it means that things like the various Google Camera ports floating around our forums won't work. We've shown how the Google Camera HDR+ mod can greatly enhance the picture quality on Xiaomi...