SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 Posts on XDA

Samsung Announces New Gear VR Services and ARCore Support for Galaxy Phones

Virtual reality and augmented reality are two concepts as old as computers themselves, however, they have only started catching up to the general public in recent years. Samsung is one of the leading forces in the mobile VR field thanks to the Samsung Gear VR which was made in collaboration with Oculus VR, the makers...

How to Increase the Edge Screen Size on Samsung Galaxy Phones Without Root

While the Edge Screen function on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, and Note 8 provides a useful way to to access your favorite apps, tasks, and more, it can be a pain to activate especially since the newer phones are so tall! The size (and recognition area) can be tweaked in...

Mod Adds QHD @ 60FPS + HDR Recording for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The hardware in our smartphones today are sometimes capable of more than the OEMs actually allow for. This isn't exclusive to Android and smartphones either, but we here at XDA are always looking to unlock the true potential of our smartphones and tablets. A mod called the Zero Camera Mod enables video recording at QHD resolution...

Create Personalized Themes for your Samsung Device with themeDIY

With substratum advancing into the world of no-root, theming (or "ricing,") one's Android smartphone has climbed up the list of priorities. Although an extension to the popular Substratum theme engine, named "sungstratum," is live already, XDA Member satishtony decided to create a do-it-yourself theme creator called "themeDIY" for all Samsung devices running Samsung's official software...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Snapdragon) Has Been Rooted with SamFAIL

Samsung devices are notoriously difficult to root, especially when it comes to avoiding tripping security flags. Knox is the security suite on Samsung devices, and any modifications to the device will trip it and void your warranty, as well as disable Samsung Pay permanently. You cannot restore Knox to its original condition. Thankfully the Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera Receives a 94 from DxOMark, Calls it the Best Smartphone for Zoom

DxOMark recently revised the way they review their smartphone cameras due to the innovations in mobile camera technology. While this still isn't enough to satisfy some within the community, DxOMark is still one of the most widely cited publications on smartphone camera quality. The team recently put the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung through the...

How to Manually Change the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors...

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos)

We're starting to see more and more people getting their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so for those of you looking for some help in rooting your device, XDA Recognized Developer dr.ketan has put together a simple step-by-step guide for you. This guide will walk you through how to gain root access to the device...

[Humor] The Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 Violate Android’s Compatibility Requirements

Over the years, hundreds of Android devices have been released. Among the dozens of manufacturers building Android phones, Samsung is one of the more prolific of the bunch. But Samsung is best known their two flagship smartphone series: the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note line. The latest flagship offerings from Samsung include the...

Samsung: Initial Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders Hit the Highest-Ever for the Note Series

The PR issues Samsung went through thanks to the battery issue of the Galaxy Note 7  made a lot of people question if the company could bounce back from it. They were still able to maintain a number of their loyal customers, but it made some think twice. Analysts even felt the issue would impact...

Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Guide Released, Receives a Repairability Score of 4/10

Repairing our own smartphone isn't something that the average customer does, but us enthusiasts really appreciate it when the process is made easy... just in case. This is why a big reason why the idea of a modular smartphone is so enticing to the community and it can be a contributing factor when it comes...

How to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Live Message Feature on the Galaxy S8

Live Message is a neat new feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On the keyboard, you can tap the heart icon and you will be met with a canvas where you can draw with various different pen effects and emoji. It can be sent on any platform that supports an up-to 15 seconds animated...