ANDROID 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...

How an Anime Game’s Root Detection led to the discovery of a Security Vulnerability in phones from LG, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others

The mobile Android operating system is used on over 2 billion devices each month by both regular consumers and tech enthusiasts. Although the number of people who unlock the bootloader and root their smartphones is relatively small when compared to the overall population of Android users, there's still a lot of us out there on...

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...

Download: Samsung Internet 9.0 brings major redesign to the web browser

It might not be the juggernaut that is Google Chrome, but Samsung Internet has gained a dedicated following thanks to the extra features that it offers on top of Google's browser. Just recently we reported on the new Samsung Internet 8.2 beta that brought features like parallel downloading for faster file downloads and Do Not Track...

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablets have hands-free Alexa and ship with Fire OS 6 (Android Nougat)

Amazon's Fire tablets are some of the most popular Android tablets in the world. While the OS looks nothing like what you'd find on an Android phone, it is indeed Android. The latest generation of the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet was announced today with minor updates. The tablet is shipping with Fire OS 6,...

Android version distribution updated for August with no sign of Android Pie

It's that time of the month when Google updates the Android version distribution chart. It was last updated at the end of July when we found out that 12.1% of Android phones ran on Android 8.0 Oreo. Unfortunately, the updated statistics aren't that exciting. Since the last update, we now have a new version of Android to...

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...

Substratum Hub

If you're interested in giving your Android phone a brand new look, there are few tools as powerful as Substratum. With just a few simple steps, you can completely change the look of the UI on your device. This hub has everything you need to get started with Substratum. What is Substratum? Substratum is a theming tool...

How to check if your Android phone is powerful enough to run Fortnite Mobile

Fortnite, the massively popular free-to-play battle royale game, is coming soon to Android. Epic Games said the game would launch this summer but we now know that the game will likely launch as an exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It won't be on the Google Play Store (but possibly on Samsung Galaxy Apps) as...

Sony Xperia XZ2’s full theme engine ported to older Xperia devices

The Sony Xperia XZ2's theme engine was one of the best available on Android phones. As part of stock on Marshmallow or Nougat on older Xperia devices, you could theme nearly everything. When the Android Oreo update came, though, many of these older devices lost their theming abilities. Only the wallpapers, accent, and home launcher...