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CarbonROM Update Brings Energy Aware Scheduling to the Nextbit Robin

Ever since Google hopped on to the Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) feature train, developers on our forums have been working hard to bring this feature to the devices they support. The feature optimizes energy consumption for multi-core SoCs, and it requires significant kernel patches to get it working. The advantages of EAS are described in...

Sailfish OS Community Port Available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

XDA Senior Member piggZ has released a community port of Sailfish OS for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The build is currently in alpha state so there are quite a few things either missing or broken at the moment. The port is based on Lineage OS 13.1 and requires you already have an unlocked bootloader and...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Official Lineage OS Builds Start Rolling Out For Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nextbit Robin, and More

For those of you eagerly awaiting official builds for Lineage OS, we have some good news for you: the official Lineage OS builds have now finally started coming in. The team behind the Lineage OS project announced in an official blog post that they will start rolling out official builds. In the first phase, official builds are planned for...

The Best ROMs, Kernels, and Mods for the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 brings forth a design refreshment that does away with the signature sandstone back of the previous two phones, and shakes up the design language by softening curves and edges, as well as changing the material employed. While the OnePlus 2 introduced a sturdy magnesium frame to complement the sandstone back, the all-metal OnePlus...

List of Nougat ROMs for Popular Devices — Find Your Android Update! [UPDATED DAILY]

It's been a while since Android 7.0 Nougat has been out. If you have a Nexus device which is currently supported, you already have your taste of the latest Android in most cases. But if you are a non-Nexus user, you would be lucky if your OEM even promised you an update, let alone deliver it...

Android Nougat makes its way to the Nexus 5 & Nexus 7 (2013) via First Unofficial Port

Update 11:28PM CST: XDA Recognized Contributor zaclimon has posted the first unofficial port of Android Nougat for the Nexus 7 (2013) over on our forums. We've been expecting this to eventually happen after the initial release of Android Nougat, but perhaps not as quickly as we initially expected. Merely a single day after the release of Android Nougat's source...

Android Nougat Source Code is Dropping, Work on CyanogenMod 14 is Already Underway

Rejoice, fellow flashaholics! If you, like me, have been waiting for custom ROMs to pop up on our forums before hopping on the Nougat hype train, then your long wait will soon come to an end. With the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat the other day, Google has begun uploading the source code for the latest...

Paranoid Android 6.0 ROM Overview

Floating Mode The first new feature in Android 6.0 is floating mode. When you long press any notification, it will turn dark and then you will see the floating icon. When you press the icon, a small window will pop up in front of any app that you have open. The window is just a slightly smaller scale...

OnePlus 3, Dash Charging & Binaries Release: Its Coming to Your Custom ROM Sometime After July!

For about half the cost of conventional flagships, OnePlus delivered an experience that not only attempts to challenge its competition, but actually surpasses them in a few areas. It's the same mantra that worked for the OnePlus One, and it is good to finally see a true successor to the legendary device. But, every device has kinks, and the OnePlus...

ROMs Aren’t Built in a Day: The New PA May Be Lacking Now, but What’s There Is Very Promising

Paranoid Android returned in what was probably one of the most exciting moments of the week for XDA users, even amidst new and significant phone releases. After a long hiatus, their newest Marshmallow builds are available to the public. For those who don’t know about Paranoid Android, they had made some excellent ROMs crammed with functionality that...

It’s Time to Get Paranoid, because AOSPA is Back

Back in my Galaxy Nexus days, there was only one Custom ROM I ever found myself fully satisfied with. That ROM was none other than Paranoid Android. The ROM brought unique features most other ROMs lacked, providing an amazing user experience. Earlier today, the team responsible for this classic of the custom ROM scene made a...
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