ANDROID 7.0 Posts on XDA

Does Android’s volume dialog take 20 seconds to dismiss? Here’s why that happens.

Have you noticed that the volume dialog that appears when you press the volume buttons takes a bit too long to disappear on its own? When you first got your Android phone, the volume dialog would automatically dismiss after a few seconds without your intervention. Then, sometime in the past few days, weeks, or months, it...

Android P will finally restrict apps from monitoring your network activity

A years-old privacy flaw will finally be coming to an end on Android. It's an issue you've probably never heard of, but one that you should absolutely be concerned about. Currently, apps on Android can gain full access to the network activity on your device—even without asking for any sensitive permissions. These apps can't detect the...

Hide Quick Settings Tiles on the Lock Screen Automatically [App]

Google introduced Quick Settings tiles to Android with Android 5.0 Lollipop (though it should be noted that this feature was available on Samsung phones before it made its way to AOSP). With Quick Settings, users can access many useful system toggles such as a WiFi, Bluetooth, Location, GPS, or Sound toggle without having to navigate...

Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Stops for the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra

Today, Sony has confirmed that it's officially stopped the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The update was released a little more than a week ago, but users were quick to report that they weren't seeing the update on their devices. According to Sony, the update has temporarily been put...

Fulmics ROM 3.0 Brings the LG UX 6.0 to the LG G5

The LG G6 is one of the best devices released this year. With every new flagship phone comes a new version of the LG UX - this time version 6.0. If you own the LG G6's predecessor, the LG G5, we have some really exciting news. XDA Recognized Developer xpirt managed to fully port the LG UX 6.0...

Huawei Announces the nova 2 and nova 2 plus with the Kirin 659

Huawei officially announced the nova 2 and nova 2 plus phones. This time the Chinese OEM decided to ditch the hardware design reminiscent of the Nexus 6P. Instead, the nova 2 and nova 2 plus are designed more like the iPhone.  Given the main market where these two phones will be sold in (China), it's unsurprising to see...

Jelly is a 2.45″ Smartphone that Runs Android Nougat

One of the world's smallest, yet still usable smartphone has just been announced on Kickstarter. Jelly is a smartphone with a 2.45" display size running Android 7.0. Compare that to flagship devices with 6" or larger screens that only a small group of people can hold one-handed. A modern smartphone in the body of a Nokia...

RAW Smartphone Photography: A Look at The Difference RAW Editing Makes (Ft. OnePlus 3T)

Oddly enough, my first transformative experiences with photography initially transpired through the lens of an HTC Incredible 2, sometime around late 2011. As a nascent technology addict and with the Incredible 2 as my first true smartphone, I was keen to explore the full breadth of its utility and capabilities. I rapidly adopted the habit of...

Google will now Require OEMs to Prompt before Silently Uninstalling Applications

With the release of each new version of Android comes a whole host of changes. For instance, Android 7.1 Nougat introduced application shortcuts, round icon support, and keyboard image insertion. But there are also many subtle changes made to the operating system that only developers and OEMs really pay attention to. For OEMs, they also...