How to Hide the Persistent Notification for Background Apps in Android O

Android O is looking to bring major enhancements to the Android OS we all know and love. Picture-in-picture mode for phones, notification channels, smart text selection, autofill services, and under...

Exclusive: Bypass AMP Links with DeAMPify by João Dias

Back in late 2015, Google introduced the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project to revolutionize the speed at which mobile web users consume web content. Since then, numerous web outlets (including...

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CCIA Asks the ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Request to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm has been dealing with legal battle after legal battle these last few years over the company’s business practices. Most have dealt with the way they handle patent licenses and...
July 22, 2017 10:03 AM

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Simple Rooting Guide

Remember those days when rooting was a simple set of steps that anyone with basic computing knowledge could follow? Pepperidge Farm XDA Developers remembers, and especially XDA Senior Member rrvuhpg who has...
July 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Disconnect: Lifetime Premium Subscription

The internet is crawling with trackers designed to harvest your personal information – sometimes for things as innocent as understanding what ads to display on the web for you, sometimes for far more nefarious purposes. Regardless, web tracking ranges from innocuous to deeply serious, and it’s more important than ever to take precautions to ensure …

KeyboardSwap Plugin for Keepass2Android Automatically Switches Keyboards without Root

Password managers on Android have long been neglected by Google, but that’s going to change with Android O. Android O’s Autofill Framework will drastically improve user/password data entry and will also eliminate...
July 21, 2017 5:30 PM

Official Email States the Essential Phone Will be Delivered “in a Few Weeks”

Almost two full months ago the father of Android officially unveiled the Essential Phone to the world. An Android device from Andy Rubin and his new team hopes to disrupt...
July 21, 2017 12:25 PM

TWRP Available for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

TWRP is used for a lot of custom modifications on Android devices, it’s an essential tool for all XDA users, and now an unofficial port has been released for the...
July 21, 2017 11:33 AM

Google is Making Android O More Secure with Seccomp

The kernel in our smartphones and tablets has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to how our devices function on a day to day basis. To this end, the kernel...
July 21, 2017 10:45 AM

Kernel Source Code is Now Available for the Honor 6X

While there were some Android N custom ROMs already available for the Honor 6X in our forum, they weren’t quite stable enough for daily use. XDA Senior Member simo255 recently pointed out...
July 21, 2017 10:25 AM

Alexa is Coming to the Amazon Android App (This Week)

Amazon’s Alexa is available on a wide array of different platforms, and starting this week, the virtual assistant is now making its way to the Amazon app on Android. iPhone...
July 21, 2017 10:00 AM

[VIDEO] MokeeROM is a New ROM for the OnePlus 5; Includes Multiple Gestures, Button Customization, Status Bar Control, and More

OnePlus handsets have historically been home to a lot of developer support, and the OnePlus 5 has been no different. MokeeROM is one of the latest custom ROMs for the...
July 21, 2017 9:44 AM

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Announced on August 23

Every year, Samsung has two big product launches – one for the new S-series flagship held in the first quarter of the year, and one for the new Note device...
July 21, 2017 7:24 AM

Ads, Smaller Batteries, Jello Displays — How 2017 OEMs Keep Delivering What You Never Asked For

Last year it seemed that all the bad mojo in our industry was focused on one brand: Samsung. The Galaxy Note7 will likely go down as one of the worst...
July 20, 2017 5:00 PM

Google Calendar now lets you Change Event Times with a Drag and Drop

Google Calendar has been my go-to calendar app for years, and while I’ve been happy with most features of the app during this time, one feature that’s been noticeably absent...
July 20, 2017 4:47 PM