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The Nokia 8 bootloader can now be unlocked

It was almost exactly one year ago when HMD Global said they would look into the possibility of unlocking the bootloader on the Nokia 8. The company's policy does not allow users to unlock bootloaders for security reasons. However, that is changing as it's now possible to unlock the Nokia 8's bootloader. To the passionate developer and...

TWRP now supports Nokia 8, Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro, & HTC U11 EYEs

There are some required steps that Android enthusiasts must take to get some of the most popular mods and features onto our devices. First, we need an unlocked bootloader so that we can install TWRP. Then the doors open as we can flash a whole bunch of tweaks and mods from there. The team behind...

Nokia Camera update adds Google Lens, Motion Photos, & new UI

HMD Global has released a massive update for the Nokia Camera application (version 90.0.1123.20), which should run on nearly all of their devices to date. It brings many new features such as Google Lens, Motion Photos, and an all-new UI as well. It comes in at 247MB and according to Beebom, works on the Nokia...

ARCore 1.4 adds support for its first Chromebook, Google Pixel 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and more

ARCore is Google's platform for augmented reality applications. Unlike its predecessor, Google Tango, it doesn't need dedicated hardware to support AR. It uses the existing camera hardware and sensors on your device, making it compatible with a range of devices. Version 1.4 of the application is starting to roll out and it brings support for...

Download the best Google Camera port for your Android device

One of the best developments in the Android community in recent years has been Google Camera ports. The Google Pixel's picture-taking ability is spectacular, even though the camera hardware may be better on other devices. A lot of the Google Pixel's photo magic comes from the Google Camera app. Features like HDR+ and portrait mode...

Android P Beta 4 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Today just got a lot more exciting. Google has just released the final Android P Developer Preview for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This is Developer Preview 5 and Android P Beta 4, for those keeping track. Factory Images and OTA Files are available now! The previous developer preview/beta was...

How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA

When Android Nougat released, it had us talking about all kinds of new features. We got a newly updated user interface for starters along with long-awaited multiwindow capabilities and Vulkan Graphics API support. But one under-the-hood addition flew over the heads of most users. Android Nougat introduced "Seamless Updates" on devices that support A/B partitions....

Android P Beta 3 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google's developer preview program continues as the company releases yet another beta build, Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4). Today, the third beta version is available for download for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. The first preview version was released in March, which brought an almost complete...

Custom themes now possible on rooted Android P devices with Substratum

Android P's user interface changes were initially met with some controversy (mostly due to perceived similarities with iOS and obvious accommodations for devices with notched displays), but it seems that the criticisms have died down some as people have gotten used to the changes. There's one missing feature that Android enthusiasts have begging for over...

Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, & Nokia 8 Sirocco get Android P beta in China

HMD Global has been hard at work supporting their Nokia line of devices by providing timely security patch updates. Not only that, they've made some rather bold promises. The company states that all of their Nokia devices will receive an upgrade to Android P. We've also heard that face unlock is coming for the Nokia 6.1,...

Nokia 8 will soon support ARCore for augmented reality apps

ARCore is Google's new augmented reality platform, taking up where Project Tango had left off. Project Tango was killed off in December in favor of its successor: ARCore. ARCore doesn't require any specialized hardware, which vastly simplifies its adoption. It was announced by Google in August 2017, and Google stated at the time that the...

Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, & Nokia 8 will get Face Unlock in an update

Nokia and HMD Global have been a controversial duo in the eyes of the enthusiast community. On the one hand, they've been releasing some great devices, but on the other, they've also been neglecting the developer community by not releasing kernel source code or providing bootloader unlocking. Now according to Nokia's Twitter account, the Nokia...