MODS Posts on XDA

Mechanical keyboard modifications: Everything you need to know

Mechanical keyboards are not just reliable, but are often more customizable when compared to regular keyboards. With some modifications, you can improve the performance and overall experience of your mechanical keyboard. In most cases, this is also more cost-effective than spending money on a brand new keyboard. As a bonus, it's fun, especially if you...

One of the best free file managers for Android turns 10 years old

One of the best things about Android is that there's an app for pretty much anything you want to do on your phone. And in our forums, there's a thriving enthusiast scene where people actively find ways to get the most out of their smartphones, no matter how old, new, low-end, or high-end it is....

Remap the Google Assistant button on the Sony Xperia 5 II with this app

Sony is no longer the kingpin in the smartphone industry it used to be some five years ago. Despite much lower sales than brands like Samsung and Apple, it has been launching promising smartphones with impressive specifications. Last year's Sony Xperia 5 II is one such phone that comes with Snapdragon 865, a 120Hz OLED display,...

Access Dots brings iOS 14’s camera and mic access indicators to Android

Our phones now have more apps that we can keep count of. As a result, Rogue apps sometimes masquerade as utilities and may misuse the granted permissions to secretly snoop on you. Smartphone manufacturers, as well as Google, have grown wary of the issue and every time an app uses the camera, microphone, or the...

NFCScreenOff mod enables scanning NFC tags when your Android phone is locked

Have you ever wanted to be able to scan NFC tags when your phone screen is off? That's not a possibility as there are security risks in doing so - imagine if someone could trigger a mobile payment from your smartphone while the screen is off? There are other security risks as well, but the...

OnePlus Launcher Magisk mod enables Google Feed on any OnePlus device

OnePlus' OxygenOS is a fine example of an Android skin done right. It offers you a stock Android-like experience, while still featuring plenty of customization options. Even the stock apps included on the devices follow this trend, including the OnePlus Launcher. However, its Shelf feature, which lies to the left of the home screen, isn't...

Get Status Bar Clock Tweaks for Android P [Root]

I for one have not been a fan of how Google has handled certain parts of Android P. They could have done the navigation gestures much better, and I feel they could have handled the placement of icons and information in the status bar better for notched displays. It may take time to get used...

Dolby Atmos from the Samsung Galaxy S9 ported to the Galaxy S8 [Root]

Dolby Atmos on the Samsung Galaxy S9 promises better sound quality on both headphones and the speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the first Samsung device to get it, but XDA Senior Member ImbaWind has ported it to the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well. All it does is modify the build.prop and the floating-feature.xml file...

How to get an animated GIF as your home button on Android [Root]

Many of us Android enthusiasts are simply bored with the basic software experience OEMs put on our smartphones and tablets. This is why so many of us flash custom kernels, custom ROMs, and various mods to change the look and functionality of the devices that cost us hundreds of dollars. XDA Recognized Themer Ticklefish felt the same way...

Video tutorials on how to build custom ROMs, kernels, and mods for Android

Have you ever wondered how to build your own custom ROMs or kernels? Have you ever wanted to learn how to even start? Well, now you can with a series of video tutorials made by XDA Senior Member AlaskaLinuxUser! You can learn to build for Android Lollipop, Android Marshmallow, Android Nougat, and Android Oreo. Along with...

Stereo Speaker Mod for OnePlus 6 turns the earpiece into a second speaker

Front-facing stereo speakers are a huge selling point for a lot of people within the smartphone community. Traditional speaker placement usually has it firing down through the bottom frame and this can easily be covered up when you're holding the device in landscape mode. XDA Senior Member acervenky has created a mod for the OnePlus 6 that uses...

The Best Mods for the Galaxy Note 8

It goes without saying that the Galaxy Note 8, the newest in Samsung's long-running device lineup, is one of the best smartphones on the market -- especially if you've got a thing for styluses. The whopping 6.3-inch phablet sports a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, and...