SAMSUNG Posts on XDA

Substratum Beta for Unrooted Samsung Experience/TouchWiz ROMs Now Available

XDA users are quite fond of substratum, a theme engine that has assumed the mantle of previous projects and is quickly becoming not only a standard among tinkerers, but also an all-time favorite. This theme engine has been made available on all sorts of devices, with a Play Store application and a rootless release for OMS-based...

Adhell is a Free, Open Source Ad Blocker with Package Disabler for Samsung Devices

Ads on mobile devices (and sometimes even on desktop PCs as well) can be incredibly annoying and can cause a person to just block every single one they see. Google is aware of this trend and is working to implement their ad blocking method in an upcoming version of Chrome. Blocking ads on an Android...

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,...

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...

Samsung is Reportedly Building a Bixby Speaker

The market for voice-activated personal assistant speakers is getting rather crowded. There's the Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple's newly announced HomePod, and even Essential has their own assistant speaker. It's no surprise that Samsung may be next in line. According to the Korean Herald, the Korean giant is about to join the race with a Bixby-powered speaker. Last...

Using a Flip Phone in 2017 – Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 Review

https://youtu.be/f1bFM7oA-hk Two weeks ago we showed off quite an usual phone, well, unusual in today's world. The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2, with its flip-phone design, turned quite a few heads when it was first released. Miles had the honor though of putting the phone through its paces. Watch the video above to see the full review,...

Samsung Doubling Smartphone Production in India

Samsung's expansion to new regions has largely been fueled by affordable devices in emerging markets like India, where the company focuses much of its mid-range and low-range portfolio. Now we learn that Samsung is planning a large investment in India, hoping to raise production to keep up with demand and retain its momentum. According to a...

Latest Oculus App Update Brings Chromecast Support to the Gear VR

While companies like Google have had to rely on the community to create VR content for Google Cardboard and Daydream, Samsung was able to launch the Gear VR with a lot of content on board from day one thanks to a partnership with Oculus. Not only was Samsung able to offer their customers a plethora of VR...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Won’t be Available Until Late June

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are undoubtedly two of the hottest smartphones of 2017 with their gorgeous edge-to-edge display and top-of-the-line hardware without significantly widening the phone. One of the most talked about features of the Galaxy S8 during Samsung's Unpacked event was its new virtual assistant called Bixby. Bixby is Samsung's take on the virtual assistant,...

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...

Galaxy Folder 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

https://youtu.be/qVvFCGCv47I Miles has a new video on XDA TV giving us his first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2. The first feature you will notice straight away is its Clamshell design, reminiscent of phones such as the Motorola RAZR V3 or the Samsung W2016. First announced way back in July 2016, its still yet to be announced...