ANDROID 7.1 NOUGAT Posts on XDA

Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 brings Android 7.1 Nougat to the 7th gen Amazon Fire HD 10

The beauty of the XDA development community is how passionate it can be. We are constantly impressed by some of the feats pulled off by developers in our community, allowing users to break free from the burdens imposed by some OEMs to make their device truly theirs. Amazon has become one of the most restrictive...

MIUI 10 Global Stable finally rolls out for the Xiaomi Redmi Y1/Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Y1 Lite/Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi releases a ton of smartphones each year, often bringing existing smartphones released in China into new markets under a different brand name. That's exactly what happened with the budget Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A Prime smartphones, which were released in India in late 2017 as the Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi...

Fairphone 2 is the first and only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Android Nougat is not the headline-grabbing OS it used to be. We've moved on to Android Oreo and Android Pie, but some devices are still lagging behind. The Fairphone 2 just received Android Nougat, which wouldn't be exciting, except for the fact it's the only Snapdragon 801 device to do so. The Fairphone 2 was released all...

Download Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers Ported for Android 6.0+

Earlier today, the official Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leaked online along with the Pixel Wallpapers app containing the new Live Wallpapers. While the high-quality still images of the live wallpapers are nice, what people really want are the new Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers. The few users who could install the leaked Live Wallpapers APK...

The History of Printing on Android and how the Mopria Alliance made it better

Prior to the debut of Android 8.0 Oreo's Default Print Service, printing documents on Android was easier said than done. Google's mobile operating system didn't gain native printer support until Android 4.4 KitKat, and with the exception of third-party solutions from the likes of Samsung, setting up a printer required vendor-specific plugins and drivers. But...

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...

Android x86 7.1 R1 Brings Android 7.1 Nougat to Desktop PCs

The Android x86 project aims to port Android to x86-based Windows PCs and Mac computers. It's a full port of Android, instead of being more of an application player like other solutions. The last release of Android x86 brought a stable port of Android 6.0 Marshmallow back in September 2016, letting desktop users experience the...

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 Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Sultanxda’s Unofficial LineageOS For OnePlus 3/3T Updated to Android 7.1 Nougat

Sultanxda is no stranger here on XDA-Developers and our forums. He is best known for his unofficial LineageOS (previously CyanogenMod) builds for OnePlus devices which incorporate his custom fixes and improvements, with a focus on the camera prowess of the device. On the OnePlus 3 and 3T, Sultanxda's ROM was available on Android 6.0 Marshmallow base...

OnePlus Leaves OnePlus 2 Owners in the Dark for Their Nougat Update

OnePlus has been maintaining a good record with its flagships, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. The devices have received their Android 7.1.1 update coupled with OxygenOS 4.1 on the stable branch, and continue to receive several updates in the Open Beta branch. But outside of the current generation flagship, the situation does not appear as...

How to Automatically Disable Do Not Disturb Mode during Phone Calls

For an Android enthusiast like the users on our forums, receiving a major software update can be an exciting event due to the enhanced performance and new features that they often bring. While some brave users are running the first Android O Developer Preview as their daily driver, most owners of the Nexus 5X, Nexus...