SAMSUNG Posts on XDA

Custom Status Bar, Nav Bar, and Quick Setting Icons on any Samsung Nougat Device

With the ability to use Substratum on Samsung devices (called Sungstratum) without it requiring root access, we're starting to see more new themes crop up that are specifically for these devices running Android 7.0 Nougat. A new and open source theme from XDA Senior Member OhayouBaka called StatusBar Icons should work on any Samsung Nougat device. With it...

Strategy Analytics: Galaxy S8 is the World’s Best Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017

It looks as if Samsung's Galaxy S8 continues to be a success as the reports indicate the device outsold every other individual Android smartphone during the second quarter of this year. We already knew that the S8 and the S8+ had a great launch when compared to previous Samsung offerings, but sometimes the hype dies...

FedEx Recalls Refurbished AT&T Galaxy Note 4 Units Due to Battery Anomalies

Unless you've been hiding under a rock this last year, you probably already know the issue Samsung has been dealing with when it comes to defective batteries. Their entire Galaxy Note 7 lineup was recalled due to safety concerns regarding its battery. This has caused the company to pay closer attention to things like this...

New Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear VR Rumored to be Launched on August 23rd

August 23rd will be a big day for Samsung as the company has been scheduled to launch their H2 flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. We've heard a lot about the device so far with leaked renders and a list of specs as well. Samsung isn't known to only have one big announcement when a device...

Samsung Internet Beta v6.2 to be Made Available for Android 5.0+

Samsung Internet is a web browser that ships as the default browser on Samsung's smartphones and tablets. It's based on Google's open source Chromium web browser, and has a number of additional features built into it. It has been highly praised by its speed in the past (even from non-Samsung owners) by the community 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 Note 8 to Feature Force Touch, LG V30 to Focus on Camera and Haptic Feedback

Many were shocked when Samsung decided to ditch hardware capacitive keys for the Galaxy S8 and praised their use of software buttons. Not only did this allow customers to finally customize the position of the buttons (many like the back button on the left side), but it also let them change the color of the...

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,...

Galaxy S8 Active is Official, AT&T Starts Pre-Orders August 8th

While some are excited to see the new Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series from Samsung each year, others prefer a more rugged smartphone for their everyday use. The Galaxy S Active series from Samsung and AT&T are devices that have been well received from those who put their phones through more than the typical...

Galaxy Note 8 Photographed in the Wild Ahead of its Launch Event

As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and that is exactly what is happening with the Galaxy Note 8 leaks these days. We've been hearing various pieces of information about this device for months, with many expecting the phone to be priced around €999. We're looking at a launch date of  August 23rd...

How Substratum Brought Fluid & Simple Customization to a Complex TouchWiz

Android theming has come a long way, from hacky edits to Substratum and now, Sungstratum. Years back, the word "theme" in Android discussions was frequently superseded by the word "chooser', a nod to the T-Mobile Theme Chooser found in CyanogenMod that laid the foundations that made Android a themer's paradise. The ability to modify the...

Samsung is Said to Release the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea on September 15th

Two major smartphones are being launched later this month with one being the LG V30 and the other being the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Generally though, a launch date isn't the same time in which the device itself can be purchased. OEMs have a tendency to announce their product to the market, then open up...