GALAXY A3 2017 Posts on XDA

Samsung removes four phones from 2017 from its security update schedule

Samsung has been doing a great job of pushing security updates to its devices over the last couple of months. The company's security update schedule has improved to the extent that it's now pushing the latest Android security patches to some of its devices even before Google officially publishes the corresponding Android Security Bulletin. On...

One UI 2.5 ported to multiple Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

Samsung rolled out One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 for several Exynos 7870-powered devices earlier this year in April. However, the update didn't include the One UI 2.1-specific software features that were introduced with the company's flagship Galaxy S20 series. This prompted XDA Recognized Developer Astrako to release a generic Android 10 ROM for...

Developer ports One UI 2.1 and Galaxy S20 features to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

Back in April 2020, Samsung delivered the Android 10 update to the Galaxy J6 sans the One UI 2.1-specific software features. The phone is powered by the Exynos 7870 chipset, a 14nm octa-core SoC from 2016 that also powers several mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. Many of those Exynos 7870-equipped devices are excluded from getting the...

Developers bring Project Treble support to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

The Exynos 7870 is one of the most widely used SoCs by Samsung. The OEM had been using this octa-core (8x ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz) system-on-chip in its phones since 2016 and even released the Galaxy M10 in 2019 with the same 14nm processor. Interestingly, some of the newer Exynos 7870-powered devices were...

Google ARCore 1.6 improves lighting effects, Huawei P20 Lite now supported

ARCore has been receiving very consistent updates over the last six months. Version 1.2 was shown off at Google I/O earlier this Summer, and now version 1.6 is here just a short time after 1.5 was released. The new features in this release include better lighting effects, screen capture abilities, and support for two new...

Official TWRP now available for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is one of Samsung's more budget-oriented smartphones. Because of that, developer interest is not as abundant in comparison to other devices and there isn't much by the way of official custom AOSP-based ROMs or custom kernels. That could be set to change though, as an official TWRP build has been...

Samsung Introduces Galaxy A-series 2017 with IP68 Rating and USB Type-C

Starting the new year with a bang (a figurative one, for now), Samsung has launched the next iteration of its mid range lineup. The A-series smartphones spread across three different screen sizes and configurations in order to help Samsung's brand in lower price brackets. The main highlights this year with the A-series is that all of the...