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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...

How to Install Android Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (Exynos)

After a long wait and many beta releases, Samsung has finally released its official Android Oreo update for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is the first stable release of Android 8.0 for any Samsung devices, and it brings a plethora of new features and improvements. On top of all the new features that...

How to Disable Alexa and get “Ok Google” on the Amazon Fire 7, HD 8, or HD 10

Like Google Assistant, Alexa is a cloud-based voice assistant that allows you to interact with your device using natural language recognition. It is the assistant that powers Amazon devices from the Echo series, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets among a handful of other devices. If you purchase an Amazon Fire device, you may be aware that...

Customize the Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge to do any action with Edge Sense Plus [XDA Spotlight]

It's no secret that Google and HTC have been working together on the Pixel 2. The two companies recently finalized a massive deal which saw the transfer of core HTC engineers over to Google, after all. With how tightly Google controls the design and development of the Pixel smartphones, it's sometimes difficult to see where...

Progressive Web Apps can be enabled on Desktop Chrome right now—here’s how

Apps on Chrome generally offer a good user experience, but they can be nightmares for developers who have to navigate the browser's proprietary APIs. Luckily, Google's moving to adopt a platform -- Progressive Web Apps -- that does away with many of the complexities, and it's supported in the latest stable version of Chrome. Enabling Progressive...

OnePlus Alert Slider Customization now possible with an Xposed Module

It's a common complaint of OnePlus phones that the alert slider, while a major time saver, is configured in a way that isn't terribly useful for most users. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that there isn't an easy way to customize it in Oxygen OS -- putting the phones...

Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 receive AOSP Android Oreo ROMs thanks to Project Treble

Google announced Project Treble last year in an effort to revamp the way device makers update their smartphones. Phones launched with Android Oreo are required to be compatible, but it's optional for OEMs to include Treble support with Oreo updates for older smartphones. One potential benefit of Treble support is that major software updates can...

How to integrate OnePlus Face Unlock with App Lock using Xposed

One of the most popular features of the OnePlus 5T is their Face Unlock implementation. The feature was so popular that users' demands for it pushed OnePlus to bring it to the OnePlus 5 and later the OnePlus 3/3T. The main difference between using your face to unlock recent OnePlus phones and the Trusted Face feature that Android has had...