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How to enable Android 10’s Rules feature on any Pixel smartphone

A new Android version is released every year, and Google takes the stage at I/O to highlight some of the most prominent changes to the OS. But there are always many features that are not covered on stage due to paucity of time, and these end up being discovered later on. "Rules" is one such...

January 2019 security update is out for all Google Pixel devices

New year, new updates. Google just released the first security update of 2019. As always, it fixes a bunch of vulnerabilities on the kernel and system level. Unfortunately, the January security update hasn't been released for any of the Nexus devices. We will keep an eye out for those devices. Along with the Pixel 3, Pixel...

After a delay, November 2018 security patches are live for the Pixel/Pixel XL

The November Android security update was released for Pixel/Nexus devices two weeks ago. Well, most Pixel/Nexus devices that is. The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL were not included in the initial rollout. Thankfully, the update is finally being sent out to devices now and we have the files for you. There were no functional updates...

November security update out for Pixel 3/2/1 and Nexus 6P/5X

The year is starting to wrap up quickly. We're already into the month of November, and that means it's time for another batch of Android security updates. Google has posted the security bulletins for Pixel/Nexus devices as well as Android as a whole. Like last month, the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2...

[Update: Fixed] Google will fix fast charging issue for Pixel/Pixel XL users on Android Pie

Android Pie was officially released last week for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. There are a lot of great new features in Android 9, but not everything is perfect. WiFi scanning throttling is crippling some network apps, the back button in the Recent apps needs fixing, and the original Pixel...

TWRP adds decryption support for Google Pixel & Pixel 2 on Android Pie

TWRP is the most popular custom recovery thanks to the huge number of devices it supports and the features it offers like full backups and restores, touch support, slot selection, and more. TWRP has been the go-to recovery for those interested in modding their smartphones. Whether you qualify as a newbie in the flashing scene...

Android Pie is here for the Google Pixel & Google Pixel 2

It doesn't seem like Android P has been around for too long, but the first Developer Preview dropped about 5 months ago. In that time, Google has released 4 Android Beta updates. This has been one of Google's biggest version updates to date. They've introduced a ton of new features and tweaks. After the last...

Nexus and Pixel Devices to Receive KRACK Patches in December

In October, we reported on a new and dangerous WPA2 WiFi protocol vulnerability known as KRACK (Key Reinstallations Attacks) that disrupts the initial handshake between access points and WiFi devices, allowing attackers to intercept data that'd normally be encrypted. A fix was included in Android's November security update, but not all devices got it right away. According...

Official TWRP for Google Pixel and Pixel XL Updated with Android Oreo Data Decryption Support

TWRP is widely regarded as the Swiss army knife of the Android modding scene, and it's available in a wide array of devices. The world-famous custom recovery distribution was officially released for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL in November 2016, shortly after its launch, however, the installation process had been kind of wonky...

Here is How to Root your Pixel XL on Android Oreo

If you have tried rooting your Pixel XL device after updating to Android Oreo, you may have noticed that your typical rooting methods don't really work well on Android's newest version. If that's the case, then we've got you covered. XDA Senior Member GroovinChip has put together a step-by-step guide that walks us through how...

Future Pixel Smartphones Could Feature a Touch Panel on the Back

When the Google Pixel was announced last October, one of the most controversial talking points was the design of the phone. The large glass panel on the back along with the rest of the metal body just looked odd and out of place, but a new patent that was recently granted to Google suggests that...

Sources Suggest “Muskie” Pixel XL Successor has Been Cancelled, Likely Replaced by Larger Device

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a "foundational release". What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not long ago, we saw buzz surrounding references to upcoming...