Tutorials

How to get Google Pixel’s AR Stickers on the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Google Pixel devices received an update in December allowing for Pixel and Pixel 2 owners to use AR Stickers in the camera app. AR Stickers are 3D augmented reality characters that are able to be placed into the world around you. These stickers included Star Wars characters and some characters from Stranger Things. It...

How to install May security update on the Snapdragon Galaxy S9/S9+

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been out for a little over a month now. Samsung and the carriers have not released an update for their phones since the day one update. Almost every Snapdragon Galaxy S9 and S9+ are still running the February security patch from launch. The updates in this guide are for...

How to install official Android Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (Exynos)

Official Android Oreo for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge started to roll out yesterday. When Samsung releases updates to devices, they release them by CSC (Country Specific Code). The update has been rolled out to the BTU CSC, which is the United Kingdom unlocked version. XDA Forums member Silver King made...

How to install LineageOS 15.1 on the Razer Phone

Google's work that was done to create Project Treble has helped to rejuvenate the custom ROM community. Some devices that could take weeks to get working AOSP-based ROMs can run such custom ROM with a lot less effort. XDA Recognized and Social Contributor linuxct has been tinkering with Generic System Images on the Razer Phone since the Android Oreo...

One month to go until GDPR: What you need to know

General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] is the largest shake-up in consumer data protection law in recent history. If you're a developer, web admin, business owner, or user who operates/resides in the EU, GDPR will affect your digital life in one way or another. Even if you’re based in the U.S. or elsewhere, you’ll feel its...

How to Check if a Phone or Tablet is Certified Android Before Buying

So you want to buy an Android smartphone or tablet. There are so many devices out there that it can be a real headache trying to decide what to get. If you can afford it, you could shell out hundreds of dollars for flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei P20 Pro, or Sony Xperia...

How to get Android P’s Rotation Suggestion feature on any Android device

Even though it's installed on so few devices it doesn't register on Android's latest version distribution statistics, Android P is getting a lot of attention from all Android fans. It'll eventually make its way over to other non-Google Android devices once the full release is available later this year, but that's a long time to...

How to enable 4K UHD video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The king of budget phones, Xiaomi, released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro only recently and with it comes a number of features that typically are found in much higher price brackets. The 2160x1080 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 636, 4/6GB of RAM and the 4,000mAh battery are all well above the price range of the device,...

How to check for the latest update available on your Chromebook

One of the best things about Chromebooks is the frequent updates. Google is constantly rolling out updates to Chrome OS. You may not even realize when your Chromebook has been updated. Updates in Chrome OS are much easier than a Windows PC or Mac. However, you may wonder about the latest update for your specific...

How to make Google Chrome Touchscreen Friendly on Tablets & Laptops

Google Chrome is by far the world's most popular Internet browser. There's a version for every major operating system out there, however, the only versions that are best suited for touchscreen devices are the Android and iOS ones. With Chrome OS tablets soon on the way, Google has been working on making the Chrome browser...

How to Fix the Multi-Touch Bug on the Google Pixel 2/2 XL running Android 8.1 Oreo

Do you own the Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL? Are you trying to win some chicken dinners in PUBG Mobile? If so, you may be at a disadvantage. No, I'm not talking about the rampant use of keyboard and mouse users in-game, but rather a bug that may be causing some frustrating...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...