Android Nougat makes its way to the Nexus 5 via First Unofficial Port

We’ve been expecting this to eventually happen after the initial release of Android Nougat, but perhaps not as quickly as we initially expected. Merely a single day after the release of...

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS 3.5 Community Build for the OnePlus 3

One of the complaints with OnePlus devices is how the released phones are often neglected in terms of software. Even though the devices have strong third-party developer communities behind them,...

Latest XDA Features

Unreleased Navigation Bar Tuner Discovered in Android Nougat

XDA Recognized Contributor AL_IRAQI has posted a modified version of the SystemUI.apk file that re-enables a hidden feature taken out of the official 7.0 builds – a navigation bar tuner.
August 24, 2016 11:30 AM

Developer Reportedly Boots Android 7.0 on the Nexus 5

Just when you thought the final nail had been hammered into the coffin of the Nexus 5, XDA community developers are coming to save the day. Multiple community members have been...
August 24, 2016 9:53 AM

Android Nougat Source Code is Dropping, Work on CyanogenMod 14 is Already Underway

Rejoice, fellow flashaholics! If you, like me, have been waiting for custom ROMs to pop up on our forums before hopping on the Nougat hype train, then your long wait...
August 23, 2016 11:41 PM

Android Nougat Coming to Many Sony Devices, Xperia Z3 Not on The List (Yet?)

Android Nougat is one of Android’s sweetest releases yet, that much is true. With long-awaited features like multi-window and a plethora of user experience refinements, almost everyone wants to at...
August 23, 2016 5:50 PM

[Upcoming Webinar] Endpoint Security: Mobile Devices Are Endpoints Too

Zimperium, the company perhaps best known for the discovery of the Android security vulnerabilities collectively known as Stagefright will be hosting a webinar next week on August 31st, 2016 at...
August 23, 2016 4:07 PM

Full Line-up For Droidcon UK Announced

What’s NNNNNNNNew in Android Security? “Android N brings a plethora of security enhancements to the platform and the SDK. Including Network Layer Security, Hardware-backed Keystore, APK Signing v2, Scoped Directory...
August 23, 2016 1:39 PM

Factory Images and Full OTA Images for Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus Going Live!

Android 7.0 finally arrived for the public yesterday, but Google slacked off a bit and did not give us direct download links for OTAs and factory images. While OTA’s are...
August 23, 2016 12:50 PM

Verizon Firmware on the Galaxy Note 7 Sucks, but You Can Probably Replace it

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the firmware inside of it. But if you picked up the phone from Verizon, you might...
August 23, 2016 12:27 PM

Upcoming Android Nougat MR1 Dev Preview Could Bring Google Assistant, Nexus Launcher, and Other Leaked Features

With the release of Android Nougat yesterday many users were left wondering what happened with many of the “leaked” features we would see in Android N. Things like the integrated Google...
August 23, 2016 11:46 AM

Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Released — Coming Your Way!

Android’s latest OS update, the much await Android Nougat, is finally released. After many developer previews and a lot – truly a lot – of hype, we can experience the newest version...
August 22, 2016 12:56 PM

What is Your Favorite New Feature/Functionality from Phones Released in 2016?

The new batch of phones have arrived, and most OEM skins have pulled out their software tricks to sell more of their hardware. While some of these tricks might be...
August 22, 2016 12:01 PM

Gorilla Glass 5 and Shattered Expectations: Revisiting Old Solutions to Current Problems

The recent scratch tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have brought back into the limelight a rough truth; scratch resistance and drop resistance are often two opposing traits. The...
August 22, 2016 12:00 PM