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Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S9 receive updates with April 2021 security patches

Another month is in the books which means it’s time for a new Android security patch update. Unsurprisingly, Samsung is leading the race, as the company has already delivered the April 2021 security patches to a bunch of Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S10, and more....

Exynos Galaxy S9 users can now enjoy Android 11 with One UI 3.1 via Noble ROM

Just a few weeks ago, we showcased an unofficial port of One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 for the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This was possible thanks to the work that XDA Recognized Developer AlexisXDA put in to get it to boot by using a modified system image from the Galaxy...

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S9 receive updates with December 2020 security patches

For long, Samsung has had to face criticism for its sluggish approach in rolling out software updates, especially for older devices. That has changed to a fair bit in 2020, as nowadays the company frequently outperforms Google when it comes to delivering monthly security patch updates. For example, the Galaxy S20 lineup was the first...

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy A51 receive One UI 2.5 with October 2020 security patches

Samsung has gotten considerably better at delivering updates to its phones in the last few years. The Korean OEM recently rolled out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy A71 and the Galaxy Note 9. Now, the company has started pushing the stable version of One UI 2.5 to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+,...

Resurrection Remix 8.5.7 based on Android 10 is now available for several Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, and Google devices

If you consider yourself a true flashaholic, then the name "Resurrection Remix" should ring a bell. The custom ROM is known for its style and customizability, while its foundation is based on bits and pieces from LineageOS, Pixel Experience, and OmniROM. The developers started rebasing the project on top of Android 10 a few months...

Samsung is rolling out the One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung has gotten considerably better at delivering updates to its phones in the last few years. The Galaxy S9 series was one of the first to see this improvement with the Android Pie update. The Galaxy S9/S9+ received Android 10 earlier this year in the form of One UI 2.0, and now One UI 2.1...

TWRP is now officially available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and Mi Translator

Android 10's recovery implementation and the introduction of the "super" partition containing multiple dynamically resizable partitions has considerably slowed down the process of porting TWRP to devices running Android 10 out of the box. However, older non-Pixel phones that have been updated to Android 10 via OTA are not affected by those changes because they...

Developer ports One UI 2.1 and Samsung Galaxy S20 features to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9

One UI 2.1 is the latest iteration of Samsung's Android 10-based skin that debuted on the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones. Samsung later rolled out the One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, and the Galaxy Tab...

LineageOS adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Realme 2 Pro, and drops the Redmi Note 4

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available for Android devices, and the team behind the project recently released the first LineageOS 17.1 builds based on Android 10. A handful of Google devices, such as the original Pixel lineup and the Google Nexus 6, couldn't make it to the initial roster, but eventually...

Samsung will bring One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Note 10, S10, Note 9, and S9

Samsung launched its flagship S20 series early last month, offering some impressive hardware specifications. These included the 100x Space Zoom camera on the S20 Ultra, the 108MP primary shooter with Nona Binning, and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. On the software front, the devices rolled out with One UI 2.1 based on Android 10...

Bixby Routines can now be sideloaded on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Tasker is the most popular automation app for Android phones, but its functionality and workflow is for intermediate users or those who take the time to learn how the app works. For more basic tasks, there are other third-party apps such as Automate. In terms of first-party features, Apple has its Shortcuts feature on iOS,...

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...