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SamPWND Brings Root to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Snapdragon Variants

A few days ago, news broke of root status finally being achieved on the Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The posted news was a progress report on the months of work that culminated in getting root access on the US variants of Samsung's flagship. Unlike their Exynos counterparts who could unlock...

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Simple Rooting Guide

Remember those days when rooting was a simple set of steps that anyone with basic computing knowledge could follow? Pepperidge Farm XDA Developers remembers, and especially XDA Senior Member rrvuhpg who has kindly put together a very easy-to-follow rooting guide for Sony's phablet, the Xperia XA Ultra. Every device manufacturer has its own set of quirks and hoops...

Get the Xperia Lockscreen Clock on Your Handset with This Substratum Theme

Although stock Android is typically favorable over custom skins and interfaces that OEMs layer atop of the operating system, there are sometimes a few good aspects about each custom interface that we wish would find their way to stock Android. Sony's custom take on Android for Xperia devices may look a bit dated in some...

Custom Kernels for the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro Are Now Available

The Honor 8 was one of the best choices for a high-end, budget flagship last year, and the Honor 8 Pro is its recently released successor that brings a fresh design, amped up specs, and a bit more. Honor's EMUI interface has gotten quite a bit better over the years, but it still leaves that...

How to Enable the Front Earpiece on the LG G6 for Dual Speaker Audio Playback

The LG G6 was the first major smartphone to hit the scene with a 18:9 aspect ratio, and while the Galaxy S8 may best it in a few different areas, the G6 still offers a whole lot to love. The tall and narrow Quad HD display looks great, the Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM...

PAIRS App Allows You to Quickly Restore Your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Settings

Frequently switching between ROMs and flashing new software updates is something that many of us often find ourselves doing. Playing around with a new ROM or other bit of software that the wide world of Android has to offer is great, but a side effect of doing this is having to manually re-add your Wi-Fi...

Use Xposed Edge Pro to Auto-Start FireStarter or AppStarter on the Amazon Fire TV

A few days ago, the Playing With Fire Mod was published that allows you to essentially turn your Fire TV box/stick into an Android TV device. Following upon that, XDA Senior Member Y314K has published a guide showing you how to use Xposed Edge Pro to get FireStarter/AppStarter working on a a Fire TV/Fire TV Stick and...

‘Hide X’ Substratum Theme Hides the Disabled Data and Roaming Icon in the Status Bar

The Substratum theming engine has only been around for a little over a year at this point, but its popularity has exploded since its introduction and, thanks to the hard work of awesome developers, we now have access to hundreds of incredibly cool modifications. There are plenty of themes out there that can completely change...

Playing with Fire Mod Brings Android TV Apps and UI to Amazon Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV is a really solid streaming box if you want something that'll stream 4K content, have access to a strong selection of apps, offer some decent games to play, and look fairly sleek on your TV stand. Dig a bit deeper into the Fire TV though, and you can do some pretty...

Honor 8 Pro Gets TWRP And Root

The Honor 8 Pro is one of the newest devices in Huawei's portfolio. Developers should soon have a chance to create and easily distribute ROMs and kernels for the smartphone, as XDA Recognized Developer OldDroid from Team OpenKirin has provided a working TWRP build for the handset. This TWRP 3.1.1 build for the device supports all Honor 8 Pro...

OnePlus 5 Gets TWRP and Root

Earlier this week, OnePlus finally released the OnePlus 5 smartphone. It has also published the sources needed to develop for it, so it is only a matter of time before developers get on board. Developers didn't have to wait long to create a working recovery as XDA Senior Member xdvs23 provided a testing version of TWRP 3.1.1. By...

Magisk v13.0 Beta Available to Test, Brings Unified Binary, Manual Injection And More

Three weeks ago, XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor topjohnwu announced, that Magisk v13.0 will be re-written to have a unified binary. After weeks of coding and debugging, the beta version of the project is finally available to test. Earlier this month Magisk Manager has been removed from Google Play. The project is now hosted on XDA...