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OnePlus 3T Receives Leaked Build of HydrogenOS Based on Android 8.0 Oreo

We've seen a number of OEMs such as OnePlus, Nokia, Sony, and others say they're currently working on the Android 8.0 update, so it's somewhat of a race to see which one is able to push out an OTA first. It was recently leaked that OnePlus has started a closed beta test of Android Oreo for...

No, Android Oreo’s Rescue Party is not the bootloop fix you were looking for

At XDA, we've been extensively covering the latest release of Google's Android OS: Android 8.0 Oreo. Android Oreo brings a ton of new features, but the ones we've mostly been excited for are the under-the-hood changes. Things like Project Treble and system-wide custom theme support are two examples of Android Oreo-related changes that interest our readers. Another feature...

Android Oreo Bug Causes an Issue with Apps that Inject Context Menu Options

A feature that was introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowed for 3rd-party applications to add an item to a text's context menu. This has become a popular option for applications such as AutoShare, and it's being used by millions of others with those 3rd-party applications which take advantage of it. This feature was brought over...

Motorola to Honor Android Oreo Update Promise for the Moto G4 Plus After Backlash

Lenovo caused an uproar in the community when it announced its Android 8.0 Oreo update plans for its smartphone portfolio. The update list included most 2017 smartphones and 2016 flagships, but ended up excluding the Moto G4 Plus. Such uproar was rightfully warranted in this case, as Motorola had explicitly promised Android N and Android O...

Xiaomi Redmi 3 (Ido) Receives Functional Port of LineageOS 15

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 (Ido) has received a functional port of Android Oreo based off of Lineage OS 15. What's more, the only broken feature that is known is HDR. Everything else including the camera, Bluetooth, and the FPC1020 fingerprint scanner currently work! If you have the device, you should take a look at it. This should...

Motorola Officially Announces Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Their Device Lineup

Motorola has been quite of a mixed bag when it comes to updates. Back when the company was owned by Google, they released a record-breaking Android 4.4 KitKat update, rolling it out to the Moto X and Moto G even before most other devices. With the Lenovo acquisition beginning 2015, things started to get progressively...

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...

Why OnePlus is Still Succeeding with Developers and Enthusiasts

We all know OnePlus to be a brand that began its journey through controversy. The OnePlus One remained in the limelight not only for its hardware and price tag, but also for all the claims and tactics employed by OnePlus to ensure that the device became one of the most talked about smartphones in enthusiast...

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...

Chainfire Updates LiveBoot to Support SuperSU’s SBIN mode, Adds Oreo Support to FlashFire

Chainfire is known for his work on SuperSU as it enables root access on thousands upon thousands of Android devices. However, the man also works on a number of other applications that are also quite popular among the Android community. Two of them in particular are LiveBoot and FlashFire. Now that Chainfire is back from...

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...