SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 Posts on XDA

These are the best Galaxy S21 thin cases right now in Spring 2021!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a great-looking device, but it's also a pretty big one. Even the standard version of the flagship device can be a bit bulky. This isn't a bad thing, of course--who doesn't love a nice, big screen to watch movies, scroll through the news feed, and more? That said, you'll want...

These are the Best Colorful Galaxy S21 Cases: Zizo, Otterbox, Case-Mate & More!

One of the great things about Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is that it comes in a range of colors, including Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Gold, and Phantom Red. But what if your heart is set on the Galaxy S21 as it’s such a great phone, and you genuinely don’t like any of these...

Best Galaxy S21 Wallet Cases: These options will help you save space in your bag or pocket!

If you’re looking for a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is a great option. It’s one of the best Android phones on the market today, offering a 6.1-inch display, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4000mAh battery, Snapdragon 888 processor, a triple camera system, stunning design, and more. Should you end splashing out $799 on...

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12 Mini: Which small phone is for you?

Over the past few weeks, we've been testing Samsung's brand new Galaxy S21 series against Apple's iPhone 12 series, beginning with the middle one and then the biggest one. Now it's time for the smallest ones to shine. If you dislike the trend of phones getting bigger and bigger, then the iPhone 12 Mini and...

TWRP ports are now available for the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra

One of the biggest draws to the XDA forums are the abundance of custom ROMs, kernels, and modifications available on it. However, two major roadblocks must be overcome before aftermarket development can really take off on our forums: bootloader unlocking and then porting a custom recovery. Without the latter, it's too risky for most users...

Chainfire’s Holey Light app gets its biggest update yet with new Samsung and Google device support

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Holey Light app is getting its biggest update yet. The app now offers support for a bunch of new Samsung and Google devices, Android 11 compatibility, and much more. Read on to learn more about everything new in the latest Holey Light update. For the unaware, Holey Light is a handy...

Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy A8 2018 receive new updates with March 2021 security patches

When it comes to pushing monthly security updates, Samsung as an Android OEM has been doing a terrific job over the last few months. The company's update schedule has improved to the extent that it’s now pushing the latest Android security patches to some of its devices even before Google officially publishes the corresponding Android...

Magisk v22.0 released with Samsung Galaxy S21 support, better app hiding, and much more

Magisk by XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu needs no introduction in the world of Android aftermarket development, so we'll spare you some time. Today, topjohnwu has announced that Magisk is being updated to version 22.0. The need and desire for root level access on Android devices has allowed Magisk to stay on top of the...

These are the best leather Galaxy S21 cases you can buy right now

So far, the Galaxy S21 has turned out to be one of the most exciting smartphone launches of 2021. It offers a 6.2-inch display, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 64-megapixel camera, a stunning design, and many other great features. If you were to spend $799 on the Galaxy S21,...

These are the Best Galaxy S21 wireless chargers: Samsung, Mophie, Anker, and more!

Over the past few years, wireless charging technology has come along way and is genuinely really useful nowadays. It’s an easier way to charge your smartphone, rather than constantly plugging it into a wall-based power socket, and you can just drop-and-forget your phone and come back to it topped up. Like many other high-end Android smartphones,...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series can now be rooted with Magisk

The Galaxy S21 lineup represents the best that Samsung has to offer this year. All three devices in the lineup feature flagship processors from Samsung and Qualcomm, great camera hardware, large batteries, and beautiful displays. On top of that, they run Samsung's latest One UI release based on Android 11, which unlocks a ton of...

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is a better buy than the Samsung Galaxy S21

Xiaomi has just launched its Mi 11 flagship in Europe, and I've been testing the European/International unit for the past four days. Prior to putting my SIM into Xiaomi's latest, I had been testing the Samsung Galaxy S21 series extensively. So the question I set out to answer when I received Xiaomi's new phone is:...