XDA News

ViPER4Android Materialized Brings the New UI to The Popular App

Many users are enhancing their audio experience with ViPER4Android and this popular application has been pleasing our ears for years. Unfortunately, its user interface is a bit outdated. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member pittvandewitt, the app is now using the Material Design guidelines. It looks much better and offers the same, great functionality. Check...

Android Wear 2.0 Ported to the LG G Watch

The LG G Watch was released in June 2014 as a first device with Android Wear ever produced by the South Korean company. The watch is no longer supported, but the community managed to port the newest version of Android Wear. XDA Senior Member ab123321 used the LG G Watch R's stock Nougat ROM to prepare an image for the...

OnePlus Releases the Device Trees and Kernel Sources for the OnePlus 5

After weeks of rumors surrounding the launch of the OnePlus 5, the wait is finally over. We know the hardware specification, the pricing, and the overall user experience. Alongside the release, OnePlus decided to publish the kernel source and device trees required to build custom ROMs for its latest flagship. Adam Krisko, Beta PM and Dev Relations...

Android 7.1.1 is Now Rolling Out to the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

If you're rocking a ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the US, then we have some good news to share with you: the Android Nougat update is now rolling out for your device. The flagship Axon 7 received an update to Android Nougat back in March and now it's time for its little brother to get...

Mozilla Releases Its Private Browser, “Firefox Focus” to Android

Last year, Mozilla introduced a new, private browser for the Apple devices called Firefox Focus. After a successful period on the App Store and averaging 4.6 rating, the company decided to bring the browser to Android as well. Firefox Focus is a browser to all of you who value the privacy over anything else. Like the iOS...

Apple Says Qualcomm’s Chip Licenses are Invalid, Qualcomm Responds

Many people know of Qualcomm because of how popular their Snapdragon SoCs are among Android smartphones these days. While their chips are a solid source of income for the company, they actually make a lot of their profits from patent royalties and modem licenses. However, the way that Qualcomm licenses their patents has gotten them in...

Analysts: OEMs Are Worried About Memory Chip Shortages Due to the iPhone 8

There are only so many companies out there who make memory chips for smartphones and desktop PCs. As smartphones have become more popular over the years, it's actually caused a supply strain on certain companies as the prices have slowly risen to meet demand. Since it's not easy to build a factory and start manufacturing...

Google adds Semantic Time Support to the Awareness APIs

During last year's I/O, Google launched the Awareness API. The API allows developers to use various signals such as location, weather, time, user activity, etc. in order to provide contextual experiences. What this means is that applications can consider data from multiple sources through the use of a single API in order to react more...

TWRP 3.1.1 Released for the Moto Z2 Play

The Lenovo Moto Z2 Play was only recently released to consumers, and already XDA Recognized Developer Santhosh M has been able to port TWRP 3.1.1 to the device. Force encryption is enabled by default, but TWRP should decrypt /data at first boot. To use the recovery, you need to unlock your bootloader. You can find information about how to do...

Modded Moto Z2 Play Launcher Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play

Nova Launcher recently added support for the Google Now panel and now Moto Z Play users are getting some love as well. XDA Senior Member  Junior Passos recently made the Moto Z2 Play launcher available to the community so XDA Senior Member TigerCourage took that work and added onto it a bit. This brings the Moto Z2 Play...

How to Increase the Headset Volume of the Huawei P9 Lite with Root

The European Union puts limits on how loud the headset music volume can be on smartphones released within its member nations. While a noble attempt at keeping people safe, some feel it takes things too far and ruins their music-listening experience. So, if you have root access on your Huawei P9 Lite then you can...

Moto Gallery Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play and Z2 Play

Late last year, XDA Senior Member TigerCourage ported the 2016 Motorola Gallery to many Android 6.0+ devices. This was tested on the Moto Z2 Play but the Edit Photos option did not work. So XDA Senior Member Junior Passos took the version of the application that comes with the Moto X Style and was able to get it working...