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TWRP is Now Available for the Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

If you own an Exynos Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, then you've been able to flash an official TWRP recovery image since the last week of April. These international Galaxy S8 variants are far easier to unlock than their Snapdragon counterparts, as all you simply have to do is go into the Developer Options menu...

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...

DualBootPatcher Gets Ported to the Exynos Galaxy S8

DualBootPatcher is an open source tool that works with existing code so that ROMs don't have to explicitly support it, and what it does is let you install multiple ROMs on a single Android device. XDA Senior Member yshalsager has released their port of this software for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 that will patch the kernel and...

Enhance Your Samsung Galaxy 8 With Zero Camera Mod

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a spectacular camera, but there are ways to make it even better. All you need to do is flashing a mod created by XDA Senior Member zeroprobe. The Zero Camera Mod includes many improvements and the removal of various restrictions, as we often see with such camera mods. For instance, you will 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...

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...

Automatically Toggle Samsung’s Always On Display When Charging [App]

Samsung gets a lot of flak for its performance optimization with regards to its software (though how much of that criticism is legitimate and/or accurate is a debate for another time), but it’s hard to deny just how much added value their software brings. I could go on and on about all of the features...

Pro-Tip: Move Gear VR Apps to the SD Card to Save Space on the Samsung Galaxy S7/S8

Debloating your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is one of the most recommended first steps users on our forums take when setting up their new phone. Disabling pre-installed apps is usually done for performance reasons, though, as you aren't likely to save much space at all by removing most Samsung apps. But there is one major way...

Someone is Reverse Engineering the Samsung Cover SDK Used in the Galaxy S8’s LED View Cover

A developer over on the /r/GalaxyS8 subreddit at Reddit recently purchased an LED View Cover for their Galaxy S8 and ended up being a bit underwhelmed by its features. The developer was wondering why Samsung wasn't adding in some other features and does mention that it could be updated in the future. Until then though, they...

Samsung Releases SoundAssistant App for Galaxy Devices on Android 7.0

Samsung has launched a new app called SoundAssistant on the Play Store that allows for users to customize several audio settings on their device. This app is restricted to Samsung Galaxy devices, and specifically, to Galaxy devices that are on Android 7.0 and beyond. SoundAssistant allows for 150 steps of volume adjustment, a floating equalizer function...

While Android Leaps Forward, Samsung’s Software Still has Trouble Catching Up to its Hardware

I don’t tend to keep it a secret that I am a fan of Samsung phones. I wrote about how I felt the Note7 was a "Remarkable Phone for Life", meaning that it was suited for everything life throws at it, and I could probably rewrite that article substituting every Note7 reference for the Galaxy...