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LG V30 is now getting the Android 9 Pie update

Despite LG pushed the fact that they had launched a software update center early last year, with many getting excited to finally receive quick updates for their LG devices. That didn't happen though, as devices have still consistently been slow to get updates to Android Pie. LG's mobile division has been losing hundreds of millions of...

OxygenOS 9.0.4 rolling out to OnePlus 6T with Nightscape improvements and November security patches

The OnePlus 6T just released, and we've already given our first impressions on it in part 1 of our review. While some of our impressions are definitely mixed, there's one thing that's certain - with your purchase of the phone, you'll also be able to enjoy OnePlus' excellent software support. The OnePlus 6T will likely...

OxygenOS OB 6 on the OnePlus 6 adds Nightscape and new gesture

The OnePlus 6 has been a hit since its launch last summer, with the company appearing to work the hardest it ever has on its software. Between a promised update for the OnePlus 3/3T to Android Pie and the number of software upgrades getting released for the OnePlus 6, the company is quickly becoming a...

Nokia 6.1 now receiving Android Pie update

While HMD Global has been the subject of controversy regarding their cooperation with the custom development scene, their commitment to software updates certainly can't go unnoticed. They're one of the first major smartphone manufacturers to release Android Pie officially for their devices. They were also one of the first manufacturers to bring Google's Digital Wellbeing...

Moto G5S Android Oreo flashable images now available for all regions

The Motorola Moto G5S was launched about a year ago as an upgrade to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G5S Plus featured a larger screen and a dual camera setup, though everything else (including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC) was more or less the same. As such, it didn't seem like too big...

Download: Android 8.1 Oreo firmware for 2017 Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung has been doing a great job of keeping its lower-end devices updated as of late. We've all heard about the carrier issues the company faces in the US though, which can delay updates from reaching unlocked devices well after their carrier-locked counterparts. It happened to the Samsung Galaxy S9, but interestingly, it appears to...

US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 now getting Android Oreo update

Samsung is now rolling out Android Oreo to the US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. It has been just over a year since Android Oreo's launch, and with Android P on the horizon, it's really, really late. Carriers have had the update for a long while now, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 got the update...

OnePlus 6 receives HydrogenOS 5.1.11 with fixes for standby, games, connectivity, and more

The OnePlus 6 launched at the end of May, and so far the company has been doing a decent job keeping it updated. With a number of updates to OxygenOS so far, a number of features have been added. HydrogenOS is OnePlus' Chinese version of their flavor of Android, and it lacks Google Apps amongst...

TWRP 3.2.2-0 brings ADB fixes and improvements to OTA updates

The most famous custom recovery, Team Win Recovery Project (known as TWRP) has been updated to version 3.2.2-0. This release brings a number of fixes and improvements over the previous version. Notable fixes include proper support for the adb backup feature, along with improving the installation of OTA updates so that you don't need to...

Reverse Engineering Xiaomi OTA Updates to Find Unreleased Updates

In an attempt to gain access to Xiaomi's nightlies—the unreleased, in-house versions of Xiaomi's MIUI operating system -- XDA Senior Member duraaraa reverse-engineer the China-based company's over-the-air (OTA) update framework. The two work-in-progress exploits force Xiaomi devices to pull a nightly build instead of the latest commercial firmware, which in theory could be installed on off-the-shelf devices if (1) MIUI's OTA...

OTA Captured for Essential Phone’s New Update With November Security Patch and Fingerprint Gesture Fix

Essential has begun rolling out another update for the Essential Phone. This new update, which carries build number NMJ32F, addresses fingerprint gestures related instabilities which many users have been experiencing after the last update. The new update weighs in at 57.4MB in size and alongside the fingerprint fix, it also brings along the latest security...

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge are Finally Receiving their Android 7.0 Nougat Update (Currently for Beta Testers)

Samsung has been doing a beta test for their Nougat update for a couple of months now. Many people hoped that they would have started this beta test earlier since Android 7.0 officially released in August of last year, but they didn't announce their first beta test of the update until around November. This felt a...