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Android Oreo Adds Developer Commands for Testing Virtual Reality Apps

ADB has lots of different commands that help Android developers, and users alike, do all kinds of things on their devices. Google has been pushing forward with Virtual Reality technology ever since they introduced Google Cardboard and later Google Daydream. However, the biggest thing holding these platforms back is a lack of VR application support....

Android Oreo Receives Noticeable ADB Backup Enhancements

Depending on who you ask, you might hear that the Android Debug Bridge's Backup feature is a godsend. This feature, introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich, allows you to do a full backup of your device without using root or other applications, simply by using adb. However, this tool did have some limitations, which gave the...

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Lately here at XDA we have been writing a number of tutorials to show you how to access certain features of the Android platform that simply are not visible to the user. These have generally been done with the help of some command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands, a tool that Google offers for...

How to Pair Android Wear Watches to New Phones without Factory Resetting

Android Wear as a smartwatch operating system is not without its faults, but sadly while the more tech enthusiastic are likely to use it, the same people are also likely to install custom ROMs on their phones. This in most cases means having to wipe your smartwatch every time you switch to another flavor of...

How to Stop Apps from Reading the Android Clipboard to Protect your Privacy

Rather than typing or swiping on your keyboard, sometimes it is easier to just cut, copy, and paste some text. If you want to enter some long pieces of text such as an address, password, or website link, using Android's copy and paste feature certainly beats having to precisely type each character out. But Android's...

How to Stop Pokemon Go (or other apps) From Stealing Audio Focus

Despite dwindling in popularity, Pokemon Go still has a ton of fans playing the game every day. Although most of the game's issues have been related to cheating, there are other, more minor ones that annoy existing users. One such issue is related to audio focus in Android. Users who like to listen to music or...

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...

How to Uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware Without Root Access

More and more carriers and OEMs are locking down their devices and installing various pieces of bloatware onto our smartphones and tablets. Admittedly, bloatware is a rather subjective term and can range from Samsung's own messaging application to Google's own music player application to even actual spyware like DT Ignite. Because many of our phones and...

Magisk Module to Systemlessly Enable Miracast and Tethering, and Disable ADB Notify

One of the advantages of Magisk is the ability to make modifications to your device systemlessly, which in turn allows to retain you to retain the ability to pass SafetyNet checks for Android Pay and other services. XDA Member VR25 has put together a Magisk module that allows you to enable Miracast and Tethering as well as...

TWRP 3.1.1 is Out, Brings Minor Fixes

The most famous custom recovery for Android, the TeamWin Recovery Project (or simply TWRP), received an update to version 3.1.1. The new release does not bring many new features, but fixes the most annoying flaws of version 3.1. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy posted a changelog on his Google+ account. It's not long, but gives us...

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Nav Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two of the hottest smartphones on the market, largely thanks to the great strides Samsung made with their display technology. Since Samsung aimed to reduce bezels as much as possible with their new flagship devices, the company has finally gotten rid of the capacitive keys that were once...