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Theme OxygenOS/Android Oreo on OnePlus 3/3T Without Root Using Substratum

OnePlus just recently started publicly beta testing Android Oreo on the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. While the Android 8.0 update to last year's flagship OnePlus phones doesn't bring Project Treble support, it does include support for Substratum themes. This is possible because the theme framework behind Substratum, Overlay Manager Service, is built into...

How to Remap Active Edge/Squeeze on the Google Pixel 2

Since the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones were announced, we've been looking into ways to customize features on the phone beyond its Google-imposed limitations. One of the first features we started looking into is Active Edge, Google's take on the HTC U11's squeezable frame functions. By default, Active Edge only allows you...

How to Bring Back Ambient Display Proximity Wake in OxygenOS with Tasker

In a previous update to OxygenOS, OnePlus removed the proximity wake feature from its devices and replaced it with a lift to wake feature. Thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor Portgas D. Ace with help from Recognized Contributor Quinny899, we now have a way to bring this back to your current version of OxygenOS—provided you have root access. This guide makes...

Enable Twitter’s Hidden Tweetstorm and 280 Character Tweets with Xposed

Here at XDA, we've shown you how to unlock hidden functionality within applications on numerous occasions, such as with Facebook Messenger internals or Google Allo secret features. Today we're here to share how to access more hidden features— including Twitter's upcoming "Tweetstorm" feature! A tweetstorm is a series of tweets posted in rapid succession by the...

PSA: Google Assistant Voice Output Not Working? Here’s a Potential Fix.

The Google Assistant only started rolling out to Android 6.0+ smartphone users in March of this year, and only in select regions. We would expect Google to have worked out most of the kinks, but it appears that there may still be some lingering issues. Some users have reported to us that, on occasion, voice...

[Update: Photos Patched] How to Enable Google Photos Unlimited Storage and Pixel-Exclusive Wallpapers on Any Phone

One of the greatest and most useful exclusive features of the Google Pixel line, among many, is proper unlimited storage for Google Photos. This feature allows you to back up all your existing pictures and videos in original quality to Google Photos, without having them count up against your existing Google Drive storage. However, this feature...

How to Increase the Edge Screen Size on Samsung Galaxy Phones Without Root

While the Edge Screen function on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, and Note 8 provides a useful way to to access your favorite apps, tasks, and more, it can be a pain to activate especially since the newer phones are so tall! The size (and recognition area) can be tweaked in...

[Update: Disabled by Google] Here’s How to Enable Google Lens in Google Assistant on Any Device [Root]

This week, Google announced the long-awaited second generation Pixel smartphones—the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. As with any new smartphone, there are often new features that are exclusive to that device (at least for the time being). One such feature is Google Lens which is said to launch in a preview...

How to Manually Change the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors...

How to Enable Fingerprint Selfie on the Xiaomi Redmi 3s

If you've ever accidentally brushed your finger against the fingerprint sensor on your Xiaomi Redmi 3s, you may have noticed the device act weird. In particular, you may have seen your phone start to randomly select text. This is because, for some reason, Xiaomi made the fingerprint sensor send the DPAD_CENTER KeyEvent whenever it was pressed....

How to Force Apps to Fill the Screen on the Essential Phone

When Andy Rubin first unveiled the Essential Phone, many were amazed by the bezel-less design the company was able to come up with. One feature that stuck out though (literally) was the camera and sensor cutout at the very top of the display. Other OEMs such as Sharp and Xiaomi decided to embed the camera...

Bring Back Notification Importance Controls for ALL Apps in Android Oreo with AutoNotification

Android 8.0 Oreo added a number of enhancements to the way we interact with notifications. Two of the more exciting feature additions to notifications include notification snoozing and notification channels. The former allows the user to temporarily dismiss a notification for sometime in the future, while the latter allows applications to categorize their notifications so...