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How to root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

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...

The new Poco M5 & M5s offer mid-range hardware at an affordable price

After bringing the Poco X4 GT and Poco F4 to the market this June, Poco has now launched two budget-friendly M series devices. The new Poco M5 packs a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, a 90Hz display, a 5,000mAh battery, and a triple camera setup, while the Poco M5s features the Helio G95 chip, an AMOLED...

Poco F4 Review: Xiaomi’s $400 phone is better than everyone else’s $500 phone

Xiaomi’s flagship phones are really good, and devices like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra can easily compete with anything made by Apple or Samsung. Xiaomi’s budget phones are also among the most affordable and reliable Android devices around. But it is arguably in the mid-range segment — that sweet $300 to $500 spot — where Xiaomi...

Poco’s latest affordable flagships offer high refresh rate displays, powerful SoCs, and 67W fast charging

Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco launched two new affordable flagships today -- the Poco X4 GT and the Poco F4. As we highlighted recently, both models are rebranded Redmi phones featuring the same hardware, but with some minor changes on the camera front. The Poco X4 GT is a rebranded Redmi Note 11T Pro (Chinese variant), featuring MediaTek's...

POCO X4 GT & POCO F4 specs teased ahead of international launch

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO is gearing up to launch two new devices in international markets. The company recently announced that it would host a launch event on June 23 to unveil the POCO X4 GT and the POCO F4. Now, in a recent string of tweets, the company has revealed some details about the upcoming devices. According...

LineageOS 19 is now available for the OnePlus 9/9 Pro, POCO X3 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi A1

The LineageOS team has extended LineageOS 19 support to several devices since debuting the ROM earlier this year in April. Over the last month, devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10, POCO F3, and OnePlus 5/5T received support for the Android 12-based custom ROM. Since our previous coverage, the team has added four new devices to...

Android 12 and 12L Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation Google Pixel device, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for a few months to have your OEM send...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

LineageOS 19 builds are here for the Samsung Galaxy S10, POCO F2 Pro, POCO F3, and more

The LineageOS team has been hard at work extending official LineageOS 19 builds based on Android 12 to as many devices as possible. The developers released the first official builds for nearly 40 devices back in April and added some more smartphones to the roster over the next few weeks. Now, the maintainers have extended...

POCO F4 GT Hands-On: Real shoulder buttons, great speaker and thermals make for excellent gaming phone

I used to think gaming phones were gimmicks. I'm not talking about the initial batch of pre-iPhone era devices like the Nokia N-Gage or Gizmondo, nor early 2010s-era devices from Sony and Samsung with slide-out controllers. Those devices actually brought something new and different to the mobile market. I am instead referring to the recent...

POCO’s latest budget phone packs MediaTek Dimensity 700, a 50MP camera and a 5,000mAh battery

Hot on the heels of the POCO F4 GT announcement, POCO is back again with a new smartphone launch. The company has just unveiled the POCO M4 5G in India. The latest offering is aimed at budget-conscious buyers and offers a solid hardware package at an affordable price. POCO M4 5G: Specifications Specification POCO M4 5G Dimensions and Weight ...

POCO launches its first smartwatch and the Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition alongside the POCO F4 GT

POCO launched its latest affordable flagship, the POCO F4 GT, today. The device is essentially a rebranded Redmi K50G that was launched in China earlier this year. It features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, and a bunch of other cool...