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Dirty Unicorns is back on XDA with ROMs for several Google Pixel phones

In recent years, Dirty Unicorns has been one of the most feature-packed, stable, and popular custom ROMs available for various Pixel phones, but for a long time, it couldn't be found on the XDA forums. That changed with an announcement on the Dirty Unicorns Twitter account on Monday, August 3rd and you can now enjoy...

Here’s how to unlock the bootloader of the Verizon Google Pixel/Pixel XL running Android 10

Back in 2016, Verizon secured a carrier exclusivity deal with Google for sales of the first-generation Google Pixel and Pixel XL within the United States. Unlike the regular variants of the Pixel/Pixel XL, the devices purchased from the carrier came with a permanently locked bootloader. A free-to-use bootloader unlock exploit named dePixel8 was released rather...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6

Earlier this month, the team behind the LineageOS custom ROM officially rolled out LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10. The update introduced several new features to the ROM family, including a new partial screenshot UI that lets you select smaller parts of your screen to capture and edit, a new ThemePicker app from AOSP, the...

[Update: Fixed in March Update] How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

Google’s Pixel Feature Drop for March may include dark mode scheduling, Quick Access Wallet, and more

Back in December last year, Google introduced a new approach to bring feature updates for its Pixel series. Instead of rolling out new features whenever they were ready, the company adopted a more systematic approach and announced that it will be rolling out a new "feature drop" every three months alongside the Android security patches....

[Update 2: Settlement Checks Sent] Google will pay up to $500 to Pixel owners with defective microphones

The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL were, for the most part, exceptional devices when they launched back in 2016. They were the first devices to mark the death of the Nexus legacy, and also signified a big change of direction for Google in several aspects. Nowadays, they're still receiving love---they even have Android Q!...

Google’s Automatic Call Screen feature is now available on all Pixel phones

Call Screen is a feature that was introduced on the Pixel 3 back in 2018. It essentially allows Google Assistant to act as your literal real-world assistant, taking the call for you and asking questions on your behalf. Late last year, Google rolled out Automatic Call Screen to the Pixel 4, and now it's available...

Google Camera 7.3 hints at 24fps video recording and 2020 mid-range Pixel code-names

Google Camera 7.3.017 started rolling out tonight for a handful of users. We obtained the APK and installed it on our Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4, and on the surface, there aren't many changes. The only thing we immediately noticed is that there's a new listing in the Settings page called "Do Not Disturb...

Enable Quick Wallet Access for Google Pay on any rooted Google Pixel smartphone running Android 10

During the early Android Q betas, a new gesture called "show cards & passes" was discovered in Settings. According to its description, this feature allows one to access their credit cards, passes, and tickets from Google Pay, as well as an emergency information card, in the power menu. When Google launched Android 10 for the...

Google’s first “Pixel feature drop” includes post-snap Portrait Mode, auto Call Screen, and more

Earlier this month, Google rolled out the December Android security patches. The company made some changes to the format they have traditionally used for these monthly releases. Instead of listing "functional patches" on the Pixel Bulletin, Google moved them to the Pixel Community Forum. Today, the company announced another change to how Pixel devices will...

How to enable Pixel 4’s Live Caption feature on older Pixel phones and other rooted Android 10 devices

For users who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, Google's new Live Caption tool in Android 10 could be really useful. This tool was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, and what it does is automatically provide captions for audio that's playing on your device. It works with videos, podcasts, audio messages, and other supported media...