ANDROID 8.0 Posts on XDA

Bring Back Notification Importance Controls for ALL Apps in Android Oreo with AutoNotification

Android 8.0 Oreo added a number of enhancements to the way we interact with notifications. Two of the more exciting feature additions to notifications include notification snoozing and notification channels. The former allows the user to temporarily dismiss a notification for sometime in the future, while the latter allows applications to categorize their notifications so...

Google Pixel 2’s Always On Ambient Display can be Enabled Right Now on your Android Oreo ROM

The latest update to Google's Android, the tasty Android Oreo, has a lot to offer to users. From integrating password managers with the new Autofill API to more lower level changes such as Project Treble, this next update has understandable excited many users on our forums. But sometimes, Google likes to withhold certain features from the...

Android Toast Messages can be Abused to Grant Accessibility or Device Admin Privileges

Android is a pretty open platform with a fantastic developer community. Many of these developers will create apps, custom ROMs and more. Some organizations also engage in security testing, such as Palo Alto Networks Unit 42. This group has discovered a vulnerability within the Android Toast Message system, which allows the attacker to create a...

Password Managers using Android Oreo’s Autofill API are Potentially Vulnerable to Data Leakage

Autofill is one of the biggest, and most publicized new features introduced with the release of Android 8.0 Oreo. Many different password managing apps, like LastPass, have already implemented this new API into their applications. And while it can prove to be quite the improvement over the previous Autofill implementations using Accessibility Services, there's a...

How to get a Minimal Lock Screen, Rounded Recent App Thumbnails, and More Quick Setting Columns on Android Oreo

One of the biggest reasons people keep coming to the XDA forums is to find new ways to theme their device. Many of us also like to live on the bleeding edge of Android software updates, so it's no surprise to see so much interest in unofficial ports of Android Oreo. Now is an especially...

How to Customize the Navigation Bar Icons on Android Oreo

Ever since Google ditched hardware capacitive buttons and moved to software navigation keys with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, people have been looking for ways to customize the navigation bar. Without root access or a custom ROM, customization of the nav bar was fairly limited until it was discovered that Android Nougat's hidden...

How to get Blob Emojis in Whatsapp and Telegram on Android Oreo

Not every new feature in Android Oreo has been met with fanfare. The decision to include a blinding bright light theme earned the ire of many, but luckily there's an app for that. Another polarizing change to Google's latest tasty dessert-themed OS is the emoji redesign. Emojis are a fun way to express your emotions over...

How to Install a Dark Theme on Android Oreo without Root

Some of you might remember the days of Android Gingerbread's green-colored system theme. That was later supplanted by the much beloved Holo UI when Matias Duarte joined Google. The dark, almost futuristic look of Android during the Ice Cream Sandwich, KitKat, and Jellybean was comfortable on the eyes, although the design is dated when paired...

How to Install Custom Themes on Android Oreo with Substratum

After a lot of teasing, Team Substratum and XDA-Developers are proud to announce the release of the Andromeda add-on for Substratum which brings full custom theme support for any Android 8.0 Oreo device without root. We realize that many people are excited by this project, but there are many people who feel that this news has...

Andromeda Add-on for Substratum Brings Custom Themes to Android Oreo

One of the most commonly requested feature additions to Google's Android operating system is theme support. Custom theme support is available on Android devices from Sony, Huawei, and Samsung among others. However, fans of stock Android on the Google Nexus and Pixel series of devices have not been able to theme their devices, at least...

List of Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROMs for Popular Devices – Find Your Update! [Updated: 09/18]

Android 8.0 Oreo is more than a week old, and so far, we've really dug into everything we could lay our hands on. This update to Android may be considered incremental in nature, but that in no way diminishes the improvements it brings to the table. But unless you have a Google Pixel device or...

How to Whitelist Apps from Android Oreo’s Background Location Throttling

There's a lot to love about Google's newest tasty treat - Android 8.0 Oreo. From major low level changes that will speed up updates to small quality of life changes to full custom theme support, there's something in the latest update for everyone to enjoy. But one of Android Oreo's biggest changes, background app limitations, has been causing a...