SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 PLUS Posts on XDA

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

Galaxy S8+ Mods Remove Carrier Labels & Adds Precise Animation Scales

Thanks to the RRO theming capabilities of Samsung devices, XDA Senior Member tytydraco decided to practice and make a couple of mods for the Galaxy S8+ XDA community. The first mod lets you remove carrier labels (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) from the quick settings panel and the status bar. The second mod, released shortly after the first, adds more...

Galaxy S8+ Snapdragon Root Access with System R/W Has Been Achieved

Samsung generally releases two different versions of their flagship smartphones with their own Exynos SoC being used in most global markets and the Snapdragon SoC being used in the United States (and a few other locations). The company is focused on the security of their products, as evidenced by the work they do with KNOX,...

Daydream Support is Rolling Out to the Galaxy S8/S8+

We have a lot of different companies trying to solidify their foundation in the VR industry. From standalone units meant for the PC with products from Oculus and HTC, all the way down to cardboard viewers from some who are just wanting to use the platform for marketing. A lot of these platforms are trying...

How to Manually Change the Galaxy S8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ 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 that we had...

Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

Latest bxActions Update Bypasses Samsung’s Newest Bixby Remapping Block

Samsung's dedicated hardware button for Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has been met with both praise as well as criticism. Not many people actually want to use it to launch the Bixby personal assistant, but Android enthusiasts loved the idea of using a hardware remapping application to let the button be...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

Collection of Working Substratum UI Overlays for the Galaxy S8+

At the start of last week, we showed you that XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Themer nicholaschum had been working on Substratum for Samsung devices running Android 7.0+ without root. As we pointed out, you'll want to be care with what overlay you actually apply a theme to, but XDA Senior Member Tigerhoods is helping to gather up a collection...

Consumer Reports Puts the Galaxy S8 & S8+ at the Top of Their Smartphone Ratings

Reviews for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ have come and gone from the traditional Android publications that are around today. Most average customers will likely never visit one of these websites, but they certainly take notice when something is reviewed by Consumer Reports. We talked about our thoughts on the software of the Galaxy...

How to Automatically Toggle Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging while at Home

While we haven’t seen a breakthrough in battery technology, many companies have instead opted to focus on innovations in charging technology. Qualcomm offers their Quick Charge technology, Huawei offers what they call SuperCharge, Motorola has their TurboPower, Oppo offers its VOOC, and Samsung has Adaptive Fast Charging. (Our personal favorite charging technology is OnePlus’s DashCharge,...

Set a Separate Volume Level for Google Assistant with this Free App

Google Assistant on Android smartphones is available officially on all Android Marshmallow devices on select languages in a handful of markets. The smart assistant can be accessed by voice or by text input, though spoken feedback is only given when queries are sent to Assistant through your voice. Recommended Reading: Here’s how to get Google Assistant...