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How to Root your Android smartphone

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

Magisk developer John Wu leaves Apple to join Google on the Android security team

Few developers on the XDA forums are as well-known as John Wu, the creator of Magisk. Under his alias topjohnwu, the developer spent years developing the open-source root injection tool, superuser management app, and systemless modding framework. In the middle of 2019, he joined Apple as an intern to work on the company’s Siri Core...

Magisk v23.0 brings along SafetyNet API fixes but drops legacy Android support

Magisk is an incredible tool for Android power users. It is a unique systemless interface created by XDA’s Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu that can be used for much more than just rooting your devices. The interface helps users tinker with the system settings without actually making changes to the system files. Another reason behind Magisk's...

This mod adds tons of customization options on Google Pixel smartphones

Customization is a big deal in the Android ecosystem. On Android devices that aren’t heavily locked down, you can make widespread modifications, including to parts of the OS that the OEM wouldn't have touched themselves. We see people try to port and replicate a lot of what's found on Google Pixel smartphones — stock Android...

Google Pixel’s Now Playing feature has been ported to other Android devices

Google debuted the Now Playing feature with the Pixel 2 series back in 2018, and it has remained an integral part of the Pixel lineup ever since. The feature employs a combination of onboard hardware, software, and Google’s machine learning magic to identify songs playing in the background. Now Playing was intended to be a...

Customize the ROG Phone 2/3’s performance in any app with Armoury Crate Unleashed

Magisk Modules are a simple way to apply system-level mods to your device without having to get your hands dirty and make changes to system files manually. From an end user's perspective, all you have to do is download a module, enable it through the Magisk app, and then reboot your device for the changes...

Magisk v22.1 brings an improved log writer, resetprop bootloop fixes, and much more

Magisk by XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu has become so popular over the past few years that there is no need for introductions now. But in case you need one, Magisk originally started off as a systemless root method and has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. The...

Get Android 12’s new emojis on any rooted Android device

Google typically introduces a new set of emojis with each Android system update. This year, the company will likely introduce the new emojis introduced in Unicode's Emoji 13.1 set with Android 12. While these new emojis haven't made an appearance on any Android 12 Developer Preview builds released so far, you can now start using...

Magisk v22.0 released with Samsung Galaxy S21 support, better app hiding, and much more

Magisk by XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu needs no introduction in the world of Android aftermarket development, so we'll spare you some time. Today, topjohnwu has announced that Magisk is being updated to version 22.0. The need and desire for root level access on Android devices has allowed Magisk to stay on top of the...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series can now be rooted with Magisk

The Galaxy S21 lineup represents the best that Samsung has to offer this year. All three devices in the lineup feature flagship processors from Samsung and Qualcomm, great camera hardware, large batteries, and beautiful displays. On top of that, they run Samsung's latest One UI release based on Android 11, which unlocks a ton of...

How to (maybe) bypass SafetyNet hardware attestation on devices with an unlocked bootloader

Over the last couple of years, the challenge of bypassing SafetyNet Attestation has evolved from a simple cat and mouse game between Google and the modding community to a burgeoning battle chock full of obscure barriers. Thanks to the rise of hardware-backed attestation techniques, it is very difficult to bypass the boot image integrity verification...

Always-on Display can be enabled on OnePlus 7/7T series devices with Android 11 – Here’s how

Always-on Display has been a feature on several smartphones for a long time. Ironically, OnePlus devices never had a proper AOD implementation until the release of OxygenOS 11. The company, however, decided not to include this popular feature in the first Android 11-based Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series that were...